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OrganicPedic By OMI Selected for the Alice Cooper and David Bowie Themed Furnished Apartments in Los Angeles


Eco-designed Rock-Royalty Showcase Highlights Development's Future as a Green Building Landmark


November 10, 2009 - Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI) was tapped by Los Angeles-based sustainable real estate developer REthink Development to furnish the Alice Cooper and David Bowie themed apartments. The apartments are part of a four-week showcase to celebrate the completion of Lofts@Cherokee Studios, a former Hollywood recording studio converted into a 12-unit live/work loft development that is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC. This accomplishment will mark the space as the first building of its kind on the West Coast.


“This program is a great example of public education and showing average consumers that they have the ability to effect environmental change,” said OMI President and CEO Walt Bader. “Beyond buying a Prius or shopping at an organic grocer, each of us can do more to create a natural living environment. In the home furnishing space, we are proud the developers chose OMI to represent all the benefits of organic bedding.”


Leading Los Angeles designers underscore the development’s future as a green building landmark and commemorate rock-royalty who recorded at the former studio, such as Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Aerosmith and Madonna by designing themed spaces, melding music with sustainable design. This special showcase will run from now through Nov. 19, with public tours held every weekend. Proceeds from the public tours will benefit charity partner Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.


OMI, through their retail partner, Southern California-based Custom Comfort Mattress is outfitting the Alice Cooper room with their OrganicPedic® Terra mattress. Four OrganicPedic® 100% Natural Rubber Latex pillows will decorate David Bowie’s room and show-goers can view an OrganicPedic® Flora mattress and an OrganicPedic® Terra mattress in the model room.


Over the past few months OMI has developed a mattress collection priced competitively, enabling more families to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of a better night’s sleep on a purely organic mattress. With entry level price point at $1,595 for a queen size, OMI is making organic more accessible and is doing for organic mattresses what Toyota did for electric cars.


An industry leader in organic bedding, OMI has the most third-party certifications for raw materials, factory processing and finished-product testing, including being Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified® in the category of children and schools. All OMI products are made by expert artisans at OMI’s Eco-Factory™—the first Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified eco-factory in North America, a chemical-free, smoke-free and fragrance-free environment. An exclusive ozone-sanitization process is used to help protect against potential contamination from molds, yeasts, pollen, and bacteria. OMI’s commitment to maintaining a pure environment runs so deep that its employees do not smoke, wear fragrances, or use fabric softeners on their clothing.


OMI mattresses and accessories are made and sourced in the U.S. and is a full-circle environmental company that proudly uses organic raw materials from American organic farmers and industries.  Doing so supports American farmers and prevents the risk of contamination from foreign-based impurities and import fumigants, as well as reducing the environmental impact and carbon footprint involved in global transportation.


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