A CERTIFIED ORGANIC MATTRESS IS BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET

Avocado Green Mattress is the most popular organic and natural mattress brand in the United States. With more than 18,000 5-star customer reviews, we’re also one of the highest independently rated mattresses, 2018 - 2020. Why is our direct-to-consumer brand so popular and disruptive? Discover 12 ways an Avocado mattress unites luxury, performance, and affordability with sustainability and social responsibility.

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1. HEALTH & WELL-BEING

 

INDOOR AIR CAN BE 5X MORE POLLUTED THAN OUTSIDE AIR

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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 our air, water, food supplies, and 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.

But you can do something about it. We can live healthier by reducing our exposure to these contaminated materials. The simplest strategy is to keep them out of our homes in the first place. Opting for an Avocado mattress is one step toward living green. 

 

2. CERTIFIED ORGANIC

 

GOTS CERTIFIED

Our organic mattresses, pillows, and bedding are GOTS organic certified products, 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.

(Pro tip: When comparing brands, read carefully. Many brands will share GOTS Transaction Certificates, which are receipts for the purchase of organic certified material. But they do not verify the organic material listed is actually in the finished product. This is the purpose of the GOTS Public Database. It links inspections and verifications from the farm to your mattress. It ensures trust. Does it matter? Yes! If a brand and their products are not listed in the GOTS Public Database, it’s not an 'organic' product — a claim that is heavily regulated by the FTC.

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ORGANIC LATEX

Instead of polyurethane foam, we make our own GOLS organic certified Dunlop latex from co-owned farmers' societies in India, operating under the USDA's National Organic Program. It's grown without herbicides and pesticides. The process is elegantly simple: milky white latex sap is harvested in cups by tapping rubberwood trees. In an organic-certified processing facility we also co-own, the latex sap is then whipped, steam-baked and rinsed. All trusted certifications are in our name.

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ORGANIC WOOL

We use 100% GOTS organic certified wool, with public certifications, from a co-owned 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). Plus, it adheres to organic standards — humane treatment, animal healthcare, and certified organic feed and pastures.

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VEGAN OPTIONS

For our vegan friends, we also proudly make a vegan certified hybrid mattress and a vegan certified latex mattress, both of which use 100% 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.

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ORGANIC COTTON

Conventional cotton is a polluted crop. So we use 100% GOTS organic certified cotton — with trusted public certifications. Our cotton is responsibly and sustainably grown in India exclusively for us without pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. This is better for you as well as our family farmers. Best of all, organic cotton delivers a luxurious finish, breathes easily, and wicks away moisture better than any synthetic.

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3. GREENGUARD GOLD CERTIFIED

Every one of our mattresses, toppers, mattress pad protectors, and pillows are GREENGUARD Gold certified by UL Environment for low chemical emissions. Yes, they are listed in their public SPOT catalog. This certification applies to the finished product, not any single component. (Pro tip: some companies use a natural latex layer in order to deceptively suggest the healthy attributes of the latex layer applies to the whole product. Unfortunately, you need to read carefully.) 

In contrast, GREENGUARD Gold certification means our finished products have been scientifically tested for prolonged exposure in environmental chambers and proven to meet the most rigorous emission standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and phthalates. Few mattresses and pillows qualify for this gold standard.

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“Avocado Green Mattress is an eco-friendly brand that creates uber-comfy mattresses with organic, biodegradable materials — including 100% organic latex, wool, and cotton — as opposed to synthetic materials and potentially harmful chemicals.”

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4. NON-TOXIC CERTIFIED

NO FLAME RETARDANTS

There are no flame retardants of any kind used in our Avocado Green Mattress or Avocado Latex Mattress. No toxic chemicals, no rayon, no fiberglass fiber 'fire socks,' and, of course, no boric acid or other undisclosed chemical treatments used on our organic materials. So how do we meet federal safety standards? We use 100% GOTS organic certified wool, which is naturally flame resistant, in just the right places.

TUFTED, NOT GLUED

The layers of an Avocado mattress are skillfully tufted together by hand, with long steel tufting needles, cotton straps, and rosettes. We do not use any solvent-based chemical adhesives or water-based chemical adhesives, both of which can off-gas, pollute indoor air, and impact human health. (FYI: Don’t be mislead by brands that use 'water-based adhesives.' They’re typically just polychloroprene and polyurethane adhesives mixed with water so they can be applied with a sprayer.) 

NO POLYESTER COVERS

Most mattress covers rely heavily on polyester, which does not stretch, does not absorb sweat, does not breathe — and is treated with thousands of toxic chemicals during production. Avocado uses only 100% GOTS organic certified cotton ticking on the top, sides, gussets, and even on the beautiful herringbone-patterned canvas base. (Pro tip: Ask to read the legal tag on any mattress before making a purchase. No mattress can claim to be 'organic' if they rely on polyester. Our law tag details are listed at the bottom of our product pages.)

NON-TOXIC

Our Avocado Green Mattress is MADE SAFE® certified a rigorous scientific screening process that only allows the use of ingredients that are not known or suspected to harm human health, animals, aquatic life, or ecosystems. It prohibits all use of harmful substances, such as flame retardants, everywhere in the mattress. Avocado is one of only three mattress brands in the world to meet this lofty standard of safety.

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TESTED TO BE HARMLESS

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, to include banned substances, toxic chemicals, pesticides and dyes — all of which can be absorbed by your body.

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“Made with 100-percent 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.”

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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 the best ergonomic support system available today. It enables our mattress to effortlessly contour to your body's natural curves to deliver pressure-point relief, ensure proper spinal alignment, and deliver improved weight distribution — even when used on an adjustable base.

Best Mattress for Back Pain ACA Endorsed

 

FIVE SUPPORT ZONES

Every Avocado Green Mattress uses the ultra-premium Quantum Edge® Elite Combi-Zone® innerspring unit made in Missouri by Leggett & Platt. It features five strategic zones — three large interior zones plus two distinct perimeter zones. It also boasts a reinforced steel perimeter that extends support all the way to the edge. And because of the unique design of the zones, our mattresses can be rotated, but never need to be flipped.

1,414 INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED COILS

The Quantum Edge® Elite Combi-Zone® innerspring also features up to 1,414 individually wrapped innersprings made from recycled steel, each of which are wrapped in food-grade polypropylene for durability. These tempered steel coils are arranged in various sizes, gauges, and turns, and are allowed to 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 DESIGN, BEST FOR SUPPORT

Hybrid mattresses are proven to be the most popular, supportive, and durable of all mattress designs. The Avocado Green and Vegan Mattresses are true hybrids. They combine the resilient, buoyant cushioning of 100% organic certified cushioning layers with the best-in-class Quantum Edge® Elite Combi-Zone® innerspring unit. (When you dig deep, you’ll find almost every other mattress anywhere near our price point uses a basic innerspring system.) That’s why Avocado is the #1 rated mattress for back support, according to a leading independent consumer publication.

 

“Most of these materials are renewable and biodegradable. (Even the latex is compostable!) 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.”

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6. PROVEN DURABILITY

LAB TESTED, PUBLISHED RESULTS

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.

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25-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Avocado Mattresses are backed by one of the industry's best warranties — 25 years! The first 10 years offer full replacement value and include return shipping costs, while years 11-25 continue with prorated protection. Even so, our performance test data and independent testing and reviews suggest a more important point: The best assurance is to start with a quality product.

 

“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

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7. AMERICAN CRAFTSMANSHIP

ORGANIC CERTIFIED FACTORY

GOTS and GOLS certify for ecology and social responsibility across our entire supply chain. Of the hundreds of mattress brands in the United States, only five brands operate GOTS and GOLS organic certified 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.

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HANDMADE IN CALIFORNIA

We make our own mattresses, in a factory that we own in Los Angeles, which was established in 1987 using the finest domestic and imported materials. Environmental laws and labor standards are extremely high here. Our valued team members are paid living wages and provided comprehensive benefits, including family healthcare and three weeks of paid vacation. (We recently gave awards to 10 team members that have been with us for 20-plus years!)

QUALITY DETAILS, NO SKIMPING

Most direct-to-consumer mattress brands focus on what’s fast and inexpensive. (Example: using a zipper on the cover — just toss in the materials and zip it shut.) 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 mindful and conscious consumerism is also about quality and durability. Quality matters.

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"Made with 100% organic latex, cotton, and wool, the eco-friendly Avocado Green Mattress is an Editor's Choice for getting a good night's sleep."

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8. CERTIFIED SUSTAINABILITY

 

CLIMATE NEUTRAL CERTIFIED

Humans created the climate crisis. A vast majority of the greenhouse gases warming our planet were emitted through human consumption and the production of energy, materials, natural resources, food, services, and products. While we wait for governments to address climate change, we’re taking action now — reducing our carbon emissions where we can and offsetting more than 100 percent of the rest — effectively making Avocado carbon negative.

How did we do it? We worked with Climate Neutral, a forward-thinking nonprofit, to calculate our carbon footprint. It includes all direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (called Scopes 1, 2 and 3). This covers everything from the cultivation and production of our organic materials, factories, offices and experience centers to our material transport, product shipping, travel, and even utilities. Avocado is the world’s first mattress brand to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. In 2020, Avocado went carbon negative, offsetting more carbon than it generates — the new bar for all sustainable brands.

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NEGATIVE CARBON EMISSIONS

In 2019, Avocado Green Mattress became the first mattress company to become Climate Neutral Certified, effectively making our business “carbon neutral.” A year later, we took it a step further by going carbon negative — offsetting more carbon emissions than the company generates. Carbon offsets are vehicles for paying to remove carbon from the atmosphere or to prevent greenhouse gases from getting there in the first place by financing things like forest conservation or clean energy. Our carbon offset partner is the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF).

RESPONSIBLE FORESTRY

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.

BIODEGRADABLE & RECYCLABLE

Old mattresses don’t go away easily. Mattresses are bulky, generally not reusable, and difficult to recycle. Ours are different. At the end of their life, an Avocado mattress makes less impact on the waste stream. The organic materials we use can biodegrade and the steel innersprings can be recycled. Since no polyurethane foams and other toxic chemicals are used in its manufacturing, our impact on the waste stream and the environment is significantly reduced. 

 

BETTER FOR YOU AND 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. 

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9. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

A FORCE FOR GOOD

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.

 

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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. 

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HONORING COMMUNITIES

Our organic practices and corporate social responsibility programs contribute to sustainable development and healthy communities — especially in the communities in India that grow our cotton, tend our rubber trees, and raise our organic sheep. For example: Avocado is the only mattress brand that jointly owns and operates a GOLS organic certified latex processing facility. By being a partner in the community, we invest locally and work toward common goals so everyone prospers.

AVOCADO IS THE ONLY MATTRESS BRAND TO JOINTLY OWN ITS ORGANIC CERTIFIED LATEX FACILITY.

"WHAT'S GOOD FOR YOU IS GOOD FOR THE PLANET."

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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. Even all of our photography is original. No models are used; just team members, friends, and supportive customers.

 

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.)

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MORE THAN 25,000 5-STAR 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.

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12. 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 a 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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Detox Your Sleep Report — Made Safe

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