The Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) ensures that all certified latex products are not only natural and at least 95% organic in origin, but that they follow a traceable path of environmentally and ethically sound practices from beginning to end. Starting at the farm and continuing all the way throughout processing, handling, packing, and labelling, extensive records are kept at each stop in the supply chain and are subject to annual audits by an independent third party. GOLS requirements include strict regulations for the management of waste and pollution, energy and water conservation efforts, health and safety at all certified locations, and requires that all staff receive a competitive living wage. And at the end of the creation process, GOLS even requires that any additional material used — like our organic pillowcases — must be GOTS-certified. It’s one more way we hold our partners, and ourselves, accountable.