When my son developed allergies, we had to do something about it. His regular bedding was one of the culprits, so upon the advice of his allergist, we had to move everything over in his bedroom to be of natural fibers and materials - translation - we needed a new mattress and bedding. The doctor suggested we go the green route with organic cotton. I had never heard of such a thing before so a lot of research had to be done. We finally settled on Earthsake, a company whose products are made locally and with organic and natural materials. We were able to get him an organic matress, boxspring, pillows and blankets. They were a godsend to us; now my young son can breath easy and get a good night's sleep.