Mountain Air Organic Beds held an ECO-Mob on Friday, April 13. It was a great event to learn about the benefits of organic bedding and how it helps sustainability. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were available.  They had great sales as well.

Gary and Joyce Robertson own the business, which they started three and a half years ago. Gary, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, left the financial industry looking for a new start.  Joyce had a history running furniture stores so it seemed like a natural fit.

“We’ve had an extraordinary community response since we opened,” said Gary Robertson. “When people realize the benefits of our product, it sells itself. We just have to show people and tell them how it makes their lives better.  They lay down on one of the beds and love it.”

According to Joyce Robertson, the benefits are many, ranging from a longer life span for the mattress to an absence of toxic chemicals in the foam bedding. Their mattresses have a 40 lb. density compared to a 1.9 lb. density of an average foam insert. She compared it to angel food cake versus pound cake. This keeps the mattress from making body impressions, which reduce the lifespan of a mattress.

Gary Robertson summed it up succinctly.  He said, “It’s simple—our product is made out of wool, cotton, and rubber.  That’s wool from a sheep, cotton from a bush, and rubber from a tree. That’s all made into a mattress.  Every other mattress comes from a barrel of oil that’s chemically processed into plastic foam, which is treated with chemical flame retardants—some of the most volatile chemicals known to man.”

 The company has sold to clients from around the country and has had visitors drive in from all around the region. To learn more, visit: www.mountainairorganicbeds.com.

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