THE PROMISE OF GOTS-CERTIFIED ORGANIC MATTRESSES
Avocado Green Mattress is one of the most awarded organic mattress brands in the U.S. With more than 18,000 5-star customer reviews, we’re Consumer Reports® Highest Rated Innerspring Mattress since 2018. Why is our direct-to-consumer brand so popular and disruptive? Discover 12 ways an Avocado mattress unites luxury, performance, and affordability with environmental and social responsibility.
1. HEALTHY SLEEPING
INDOOR AIR CAN BE 5X MORE POLLUTED THAN OUTSIDE AIR
Study after study shows that the chemically treated materials commonly used in our manufacturing and building processes negatively impact human health. By releasing toxic chemicals, these materials contaminate air, water, food supplies, and the environment through the processes of volatilization (off-gassing), abrasion, leaching, and oxidation.
Who’s at risk? We all are, especially since we spend 90% of our time indoors working, playing, learning, and sleeping — and one-third of that time in bed. But closed environments are not always the healthiest. Science has shown that this can be harmful to both our health and our well-being.
2. CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Our organic mattresses, pillows, and bedding are GOTS-certified organic certified products (CU863637), a standard that is endorsed by the USDA's National Organic Program. These certifications cover the source materials, factory and products, and are listed in the GOTS Public Database. All certification logos include the required license number.
Instead of polyurethane foam, we make our GOLS-certified organic latex (863637) from natural latex sap harvested from rubber trees in India and Guatemala. The facilities operate under the USDA's National Organic Program, and the trees are grown without herbicides and pesticides. The finished latex foam consists of 95% or more organic material.
We use GOTS-certified organic wool, with public certifications, harvested and processed from a collective in India. Wool is a natural and renewable resource. It’s extremely breathable, odor resistant, fire resistant, and boasts exceptional thermoregulation properties (keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer). Organic standards include humane treatment, animal healthcare, and certified organic feed and pastures.
For our vegan friends, we also proudly make a vegan certified hybrid mattress, which uses USDA certified organic cotton fiber, farmed using National Organic Program (NOP) farming standards, instead of organic wool. Both mattresses are certified by Vegan Action® to not contain animal products and are PETA-Approved Vegan products.
Conventional cotton is often grown with pesticides. So we use GOTS-certified organic cotton — with trusted public certifications. Our cotton is responsibly grown in India to GOTS-certified organic standards. Our organic cotton delivers a luxurious finish, breathes easily, and wicks away moisture — making it ideal for great sleep.
“Avocado Green Mattress is an eco-friendly brand that creates uber-comfy mattresses with organic materials — including organic latex, wool, and cotton — as opposed to synthetic materials and potentially harmful chemicals.”
4. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
Avocado mattresses feature our distinctive, needle-tufted rosettes made from soft, white organic wool — a hallmark of quality. We pull cotton ribbons through every layer of the mattress in up to 32 locations, held in place by the rosettes. Needle-tufting is a time-honored technique dating back to the 17th century. Because of hand tufting, no chemical adhesives are used to bind the layers together, which also radically improves durability.
NO POLYESTER COVERS
Many mattress covers rely heavily on polyester, which does not stretch, does not absorb sweat, does not breathe — and is often treated with chemicals during production. Avocado uses GOTS-certified organic cotton ticking on the top, sides, gussets, and the beautiful herringbone-patterned canvas base.
MADE SAFE CERTIFIED
Our mattresses and toppers are certified to MADE SAFE® standards. Made Safe screens for 6,500 ingredients known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life, or ecosystems.
Our organic-certified latex, wool, and cotton have also received STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®: Class 1 certifications (19.0.79546, 19.HIN.68466 & 15.HIN.75800, Hohenstein HTTI). This is their most stringent product class. It requires annual lab testing to ensure no harmful substances are present according to their standards, including banned substances, toxic chemicals, pesticides, and dyes.
“Made with organic Dunlop latex, organic wool, and organic cotton, this GOTS-certified, flame retardant-free mattress checks all the boxes for a healthier sleep with no off-gassing. The natural and organic materials also wick away moisture and allow for better airflow than polyurethane-based foams, making for a cooler night’s sleep.”
5. RATED #1 FOR BACK SUPPORT
FIRM SUPPORT, HEALTHY BACK
A hybrid mattress is only as good as its innerspring support system. At Avocado, we use a robust ergonomic support system that enables our mattress to effortlessly contour to your body's natural curves and offer pressure-point relief and improved weight distribution — even when used on an adjustable base.
1,459 INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED COILS
Our innerspring unit features up to 1,459 individually wrapped springs made from recycled steel, each wrapped in food-grade polypropylene for durability. These tempered steel coils are arranged in various sizes, gauges, and turns and can float independently to maintain back alignment and support your body’s natural curves. The mix of zones and coil types delivers a transformative sleep experience — even on an adjustable base.
Hybrid mattresses are the most popular, supportive, and durable mattress designs. The Avocado Green, Luxury, and Vegan Mattresses are true hybrids. They combine certified organic buoyant cushioning layers with the best-in-class fabric-encased innersprings. That's why the American Chiropractic Association endorses Avocado.
“Most of these materials are renewable. The whole mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment while the company is an active member of 1% for the Planet®, giving back revenues to support environmental nonprofits. All of which is to say, they’re really in to being green.”
6. PROVEN DURABILITY
At Leggett & Platt's International Testing Center, they use specialized equipment to measure a mattress's durability and performance over time. Their ASTM-certified tests — which are similar to those used by Consumer Reports® — provide results rich with data. Yes, we publish everything. Modesty aside, they’re impressive. Example: An Avocado mattress only loses 1 percent of its height after 10 years of hard usage.
“Honesty defines this company that believes natural materials are key to restful sleep and long-term health. The passionate team behind Avocado believes it’s important to drive change by opting for eco-friendly products that ultimately help protect the environment and promote a greener and more sustainable world.” — Green Building & Design
ORGANIC CERTIFIED FACTORY
Of the hundreds of mattress brands in the United States, only a few brands operate GOTS-certified organic production facilities. Our Avocado factory in Los Angeles is one of these select few, meeting the rigorous standards, verified by Control Union®, to manufacture certified organic certified products.
ASSEMBLED IN CALIFORNIA
We make our own mattresses, in a factory that we own in Los Angeles, which was established in 1987, using domestic and imported materials. Environmental laws and labor standards are incredibly high here. Our valued team members are paid living wages and provided comprehensive benefits, including family healthcare and three weeks of paid vacation.
Most direct-to-consumer mattress brands focus on what’s fast and inexpensive. While others go low on quality, we go high. We use double-stitched organic cotton tape edges, reinforced handles that lie flat on both sides, organic herringbone canvas on the base (even though you’ll rarely see it), and needle tufting done the hard way, by hand, to bind it all together. Why? Because quality matters.
ASSEMBLED IN LOS ANGELES
"Made with organic latex, cotton, and wool, the eco-friendly Avocado Green Mattress is an Editor's Choice for getting a good night's sleep."
8. OUR MISSION: TO BE THE MOST SUSTAINABLE MATTRESS COMPANY
CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED
As a Climate Neutral Certified company since 2019, we've measured Avocado's annual cradle-to-consumer emissions, offset them by investing in climate change solutions, and started taking real action to reduce our emissions. We also recognize our offsets and reductions aren't enough. Solving climate change will require systemic solutions. That's why, through our partnership with Ceres and the American Sustainable Business Network, we also advocate for state and federal policies that support equitable solutions to the climate crisis.
We are committed to sourcing deforestation-free, environmentally conscious, and socially responsible natural rubber and contributing to an improvement in the way the world’s natural rubber plantations are managed. With sustainability always in mind, we are proud of our organic certified rubber tree farms.
1% FOR THE PLANET
We donate 1% of our gross revenues — from everything we sell, not just a tiny portion of our products — to environmental nonprofits on an annual basis as part of our commitment to 1% for the Planet®. We are financially and spiritually committed to the organization, helping to build, support, and activate an alliance of businesses in support of a healthier planet.
9. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
A FORCE FOR GOOD
As a Certified B Corporation, our vision is as aspirational as it is urgent and action-oriented: a world united by sustainability and social responsibility. As global citizens, we’re doing our best to do what’s fair and right — for our customers, employees, growers, herders, artisans, and craftsmen. Because the products we buy and sell are connected to the livelihoods, health, and well-being of others. We do this by using organic practices, using renewable and sustainable resources, certifying our products for ecology and social responsibility via GOTS, and working toward Fair Trade™ certified practices.
RESPECTING THE INDIVIDUAL
We take social responsibility seriously to ensure safe, ethical, and positive working conditions for our factory team members, in the U.S. and abroad. The GOTS certification in our name covers our factory, materials, and finished products. This is significant. It means we are in compliance with stringent social and labor criteria and adhere to free labor, anti-discrimination, zero child labor, wage protection, work limits, and other key norms of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The woven cotton used in our mattresses and protectors is Fair Trade Certified® in our brand name.
AVOCADO IS THE ONLY MATTRESS BRAND TO JOINTLY OWN ITS ORGANIC CERTIFIED LATEX FACILITY.
"WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU IS GOOD FOR THE PLANET."
10. A BRAND YOU CAN TRUST
HONESTY & TRANSPARENCY
We’re working hard to empower our customers with accurate and qualified claims, verified third-party certifications, substantiated science-based test data, and third-party customer reviews (unedited, of course). We also embrace ‘radical honesty’ with regard to our specifications and transparency into our business practices. Nor do we copy or disparage other brands.
DISCOVER WHAT CONSUMER REPORTS HAS TO SAY ABOUT AVOCADO
Read independent ratings, reviews, and articles about Avocado’s standard and pillow-top natural hybrid latex mattresses. (Consumer Reports does not endorse products or services.)
MORE THAN 40,000 REVIEWS
We focus so much on the reason for our mattresses — ecology and social responsibility — that comfort and feel might seem like an afterthought. But of course it’s not. Our organic certified materials and hybrid design ensure a sleep experience that is surprisingly cool, delightfully buoyant, instantly responsive, and supportive in all the right places. For more information, read what our customers actually have to say.
12. UP TO 1-YEAR SLEEP TRIAL
READY TO START YOUR TRIAL?
Try an Avocado mattress in the comfort of your home. Relax. Sleep. Play. There's no rush. You have up to one full year — more than enough time to evaluate the impact on your sleep quality and well-being. If you don't love it, we'll refund your money and arrange for a charitable donation to a local nonprofit or arrange a pickup for recycling or responsible disposal, per the terms of our Sleep Trial Policy.
We also offer optional in-home delivery for just $249, available 0% APR financing via Affirm®, and one of the best customer support teams on the Internet, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, California!
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