WHAT IS AN ORGANIC MATTRESS?
An organic mattress is one made with certified organic materials, like natural latex, wool, and cotton. Many mattresses contain toxic, environmentally-harmful materials. Certified organic mattresses are validated by an independent body to only include materials verified to always be ethically-sourced and safe for consumers and the environment.
WHAT IS AN ORGANIC MATTRESS MADE OF?
Organic mattresses are typically made with certified organic latex, wool, and cotton. These layers offer peak comfort, support, and breathability. An Avocado organic mattress is a hybrid mattress, so it also includes a supportive innerspring unit made with recycled steel.
WHAT IS AN ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESS?
Organic latex comes from the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). The latex sap is a natural, renewable material that creates foam cores known for their durability, comfort, breathability, elasticity, and support. Alternatively, some companies use cheap, man-made synthetic latex or memory foam, which is made from petroleum and harmful to human and environmental health.
WHY CHOOSE AN ORGANIC MATTRESS?
Organic mattresses are safer, more durable, breathable, and supportive than mattresses made with synthetic materials, like some memory foam. Those can contain toxic chemicals, which can off-gas and cause respiratory damage. A certified organic mattress is safer for you, factory team members, and the environment.
ARE ORGANIC MATTRESSES WORTH IT?
Organic mattresses last longer than those made with synthetic materials, which tend to sag and lose their shape after a few years. In addition to being more durable, organic materials are also more breathable and comfortable, so you’ll sleep better. Organic materials are also safer for you and the environment, because they do not contain toxic ingredients.
ARE MATTRESSES REALLY TOXIC?
The polyurethane foam found in some non-organic mattresses is a source of volatile organic compound emissions (VOCs). That material is made from ingredients derived from fossil fuels, so it’s also highly combustible. As a result, it’s often treated with flame retardants, which are in turn associated with serious health and environmental impacts.
WHAT ARE THE LEAST TOXIC MATTRESSES?
Every Avocado mattress is MADE SAFE certified, GREENGUARD Gold certified for low emissions, and Formaldehyde Free certified by the UL Environment. That means they’re scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous, third-party emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, and phthalates.
HOW DO YOU BUY AN ORGANIC MATTRESS?
Before buying an organic mattress, be sure the entire product is certified. Some companies have misleading claims and only have a single organic material within. Be sure the product is also certified by a legitimate independent body. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) offers the highest validation of social and environmental responsibility.
WHAT TYPE OF MATTRESS IS THE HEALTHIEST?
An organic mattress is the safest and healthiest type of mattress because it includes natural, certified organic materials, like latex, wool, and cotton. The chemical flame retardants used by most mattress manufacturers are toxic, suspected to cause organ toxicity, hair loss, and other neurological damage.
ARE THERE ORGANIC MATTRESSES WITHOUT WOOL?
Yes. Most organic mattresses include wool, which acts as a natural comfort layer and fire-retardant where many mattress company’s use toxic, dangerous materials. But for those who prefer an organic mattress without wool, the Avocado Vegan Mattress uses natural hydrated silica — the same compounds as the gemstone opal — to protect both sides of the mattress.
ARE THERE ORGANIC MATTRESSES FOR BABIES?
Yes, there are certified organic crib mattresses for babies. Some crib mattresses are certified organic and include organic latex, wool, and cotton. Avocado has three styles of organic crib mattresses, which are GOTS certified organic products. Their natural materials make them more breathable and supportive for little ones.
ARE THERE ORGANIC MATTRESSES FOR TODDLERS?
Yes, there are certified organic mattresses for toddlers. Avocado mattress makes an Organic Crib Mattress and Luxury Crib Mattress that are GOTS organic certified. Their dual-sided designs — one side for infants and one side for toddlers — offer different firmness levels to support the growth of your child for years. Avocado also makes a low profile Eco Organic Kids Mattress that is perfect for those graduating from the crib.
WHY SHOULD I BUY AN ORGANIC CRIB MATTRESS FOR MY BABY OR TODDLER?
Organic crib mattresses are safer. That’s because they’re made with non-toxic, natural materials, like organic wool, cotton, and latex. Natural, organic materials are also more breathable, supportive, and durable.
CAN AN ORGANIC MATTRESS PAIR WITH AN ADJUSTABLE BASE?
An Avocado organic mattress will work with most adjustable bases. In fact, it’s the perfect complement to the luxurious Eco Pro Adjustable Base. The elegant frame includes a two-piece design that places the adjustable bed inside an elegantly upholstered frame with GOTS organic certified cotton and wool atop FSC-certified wooden legs.
ARE THERE ORGANIC MATTRESS-IN-A-BOX BRANDS?
Yes, Avocado mattresses are all GOTS certified organic and ship via FedEx in a medium-sized box, typically in 2-3 days. Unlike many mattress in a box brands, Avocado owns its supply chain, including its California-based factory, for more quality control and to handcraft more affordable organic mattresses.