Comparison

EKLA HOME SOFA:comparisoncouch1

  FILLING:

   -Certified organic latex

  • Comes from a renewable resource and is recyclable and biodegradable
  • Totally Non-Toxic.

  FABRIC:

   -Organic fabrics made from
natural fibers, no synthetics:

  • No Chemicals are used which are known
    to harm human health; produced to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS)
  • By using organic fibers, eliminates use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides

  WOOD:

   -Virgin wood is FSC certified
otherwise reclaimed wood used whenever possible.

  STAINS, GLUES, VARNISHES:

   -VOC free stains, water based Greenguard certified glues

CONVENTIONAL SOFA:comparisoncouch2

  FILLING:

   -Polyurethane or soy foam

  • Made from crude oil, a non renewable resource
  • Emits both methyloxirane,
    which causes genetic mutations
    as well as toluene. a neurotoxin

  FABRIC:

   -Synthetic or conventionally
produced fabric:

  • Even if made from 100% organic cotton, if produced
    conventionally, contains chemicals known to harm human health,
    such as lead, mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde, Bisphenol A,
    flame retardants, and others. These chemicals are linked to
    autoimmune diseases, leukemia and other cancers, asthma, and
    endocrine disruption

  WOOD:

   -Not from managed, certified forests.

  STAINS, GLUES, VARNISHES:

   -Contribute to toxic load of evaporating chemicals – among them:
formaldehyde; mercury, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, xylene, ethylene glycol

For more information on the Toxicity of conventionally produced sofas, Click Here.