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Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Recent Coverage

Planetsave — 08.14.18
Build a More Sustainable Bedroom with an Organic Vegan Mattress

Well + Good — 08.01.18
How to Turn Your Bedroom into a Non-toxic, Plant-filled Oasis—From Your Mattress to Your Succulents

The Good Trade — 07.18.18
5 All-Natural Latex Mattresses That Are Better Than A Casper

Dwell — 07.12.18
Top 8 Products to Invest in For a Healthier Home

Dwell — 07.9.18
Top 8 Mattresses That Promote a Great Night’s Sleep

Mind Body Green — 07.7.18
An Explosive Report Just Revealed The Dangers Of This Common Chemical. Here’s How To Avoid It

WelleCo — 06.26.18
5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

SELF — 06.25.18
Why I’m Obsessed With These Eco-Friendly Mattresses, And You Should Be, Too

Green Matters — 06.17.18
Why You Need To Detox Your Bedroom

Consumer Reports — 06.12.18
Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Goop — 06.08.18
The Year-One Wedding Gift Guide

MindBodyGreen — 06.08.18
The Best Mattress & Pillow For Every Kind Of Sleeper

Dwell — 05.31.18
Editor’s Picks

Real Simple — 04.24.18
A Healthy, Green Sleep

Dwell – 04.20.18
36 Eco-Friendly Picks That Are Kind to Mother Nature

MindBodyGreen – 03.28.18
You’re 3 Tweaks Away From A Sustainable Sleep Sanctuary

Allure — 03.16.18
The 18 Best Mattresses You Can Buy Online Right Now

MindBodyGreen – 03.14.18
Your Definitive Guide To Buying A Nontoxic Mattress

MindBodyGreen – 03.12.18
mbg’s Co-Founders Open The Door To Their Blissed-Out, Plant-Filled Apartment

Consumer Reports — 03.11.18
Best Mattresses of 2018

Consumer Reports — 03.11.18
Mattress Ratings & Reliability

Consumer Reports – 03.11.18
Innerspring Mattress Face-off: Avocado Green vs. Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000

MindBodyGreen – 03.12.18
A Holistic Sleep Reset To Set You Up For More Energy This Spring

Elephant Journal — 02.16.18
5 Ways to Detox your Most Intimate Space

Refinery29 — 02.14.18
A Guide To Buying Your First Real Mattress

CleanTechnica — 02.01.18
Making A Sustainability Commitment In Your Bedroom With A Green Mattress

Vibrant Wellness Journal — 02.01.18
Building a More Sustainable Bedroom

Goop — 01.04.18
The Home Detox Guide 2018

Mind Body Green — 12.11.17
11 Wellness Trends to Watch in 2018

Impakter — 11.28.17
Conscious Sleep — Avocado Green Mattress

Garden Betty — 11.22.17
A Natural and Non-Toxic Mattress

Goop — 11.9.17
How to Sleep Better

Apartment Therapy — 11.9.17
Do You Really Know What You’re Sleeping On?

Mind Body Green — 11.3.17
The No. 1 Way To Detox Your Bedroom & Sleep Better

Mother Earth News — 10.5.17
Eco-Friendly and Affordable: It’s Happening.

Well+Good — 09.28.17
Why You Should Try an All-Natural Mattress

EcoCult — 09.20.17
How to Find a Nontoxic and Sustainable Mattress

The Ethicalist — 08.23.17
The Stylish Way To A Greener Home

Green Building & Design Magazine (gb&d) — 07.25.17
This Green Mattress Offers a Good Night’s Sleep

Elephant Journal — 06.21.17
Most of Our Mattresses are Slowly Killing Us

I Searched for Months for the Best Nontoxic, Eco, Affordable Mattress. Here is what I found

New York Magazine  — 04.5.17
Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Mattress

The Good Trade
Affordable Natural Mattresses — Staff Guide

Dwell.com — 03.15.17
Avocado Green Mattress
Avocado Green Pillow

Inhabit.com — 03.01.17
Inhabit is Giving Away an Avocado Green Mattress

Mattress Clarity — 01.15.17
Natural Luxury

SleepSherpa.com — 01.08.17
Avocado Green Mattress Review — Green Luxury

Memory Foam Talk — 01.04.17
Avocado Mattress Review

The Good Trade — 01.02.17
11 Natural, Eco Friendly and Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

Digital Trends — 11.22.16
Feel Good About Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with a Mattress from Avocado

Curbed — 12.01.16
14 Mattress Companies Changing the Game Right Now

Inspiration

Petroleum-Based Polyurethane Foams

Most foam mattresses are made from either petroleum-based memory foam (a.k.a. viscoelastic foam) or petroleum-based polyurethane foam. Prolonged exposure to petroleum-based polyurethane foams may affect the nervous and immune system and cause cancer, neurological disorders, autoimmune weakness, asthma, allergies, infertility, miscarriage and child behavior disorders.

An Avocado Green Mattresses is different. Our mattress products are handmade with 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber foam, natural New Zealand wool, certified organic cotton and a support coil system made from recycled steel.

Resource Links:
Natural Materials Lab“Why You Need to Care About Natural Materials”
LiveStrong.com — “Urethane Foam Health Effects”
Toxic-Free Futures — “Count Your Healthy Sheep”
CNN“How your bed may be making you sick”
Chem-Tox: Med & Mattress Illness Report Page
OrganicLife: “4 Ways Your Mattress Might Be Making You Sick”
Sleep Junkie“Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?”
Earth Easy“How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Toxins”
Care.com“Creating a Toxin-Free Home”

 

Dunlop vs. Talalay Latex

There are two manufacturing processes for producing natural latex foam — Dunlop and Talalay. Both start with natural latex sap sustainably harvested from Hevea Brasiliensis trees, and both can be be made in a wide variety of firmnesses. However, Talalay latex requires more processing and chemical additives when being manufactured than does the Dunlop process, which is simpler and more energy-efficient. As a result, our mattresses feature Dunlop latex because we believe it’s a healthier choice and more eco-friendly.

 

Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants

To minimize the flammable hazard of petroleum-based polyurethane, industrial toxic fire retardants are added to the foam. The most common fire retardant is pentaBDE, a toxin associated with neuro-behavioral alterations, hyperactivity and behavioral problems.

Avocado Green Mattresses use natural wool (which does not burn) and two layers of hydrated silica — the same compounds as the gemstone opal — for fire protection. These natural fire barriers exceed all federal flammability and CPSC standards.

Resource Links:
LiveStrong.com — “12 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid in Everyday Products”
Environ Health Perspect — “Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women in the United States”
Real Food RN“Why You Need a Non Toxic Mattress”
Dr. Axe“Organic Mattresses & How to Pick the Healthiest Bed”

 

Toxic Pesticides in Conventional Cotton

25 percent of the world’s pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and defoliants are used to grow conventional cotton. It’s the world’s dirtiest crop. And it’s a key ingredient in most mattresses and bedding products.

Avocado Green Mattresses use GOTS-certified organic cotton.

Resource Links:
Mother Jones“Should You Ditch Your Chemical Mattress?”
Wellness Mama“The Truth About Organic Mattresses”
Eco Choices“Conventional Cotton Statistics”

 

Chemical Odors & Volatile Gasses (VOCs)

What’s that chemical order? Why are you suddenly not feeling well? It could be your new mattress. Noxious fumes are released as petroleum-based polyurethane foams break down, which are absorbed into the skin. Even CertiPUR-US®-certified polyurethane mattresses can give off low-level volatile gasses and make you sick.

Avocado Green Mattresses are made with 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber foam, which has been tested and certified by the eco-INSTITUT® in Cologne, Germany, by our manufacturer to be free of volatile organic compounds, persistent organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, formaldehyde and phthalates. They are GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment — tested to meet the most stringent emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and phthalates. Few mattresses and pillows qualify for this gold standard.

Resource Links:
US Green Building Council  — “Better Building Materials: Understanding Human Health and Environmental Attributes.”
UL Environment“GREENGUARD Gold – Health Impacts of Indoor Air Quality”
UT News“Crib Mattresses Emit High Rates of Potential Harmful Chemicals, Cockrell School Engineers Find”
EWG“Toxic Dreams: Crib Mattresses May Release Risky Fumes”
Archives of Environmental Health“Respiratory toxicity of mattress emissions in mice.”
Sleep Like the Dead“Mattress Off Gassing Odor”
eco-INSTITUT — Home Page (German)

 

Environmental Impact of Retired Mattresses

Most of the 35 million mattresses sold in the US each year contain so many toxins and petrochemicals, they are a recycling nightmare. So they end up in landfills, where toxic chemicals leach from the mattresses and contaminate the wider environment through seepage into groundwater. Avocado Green Mattresses are made with non-toxic natural and organic materials that are biodegradable as well as recyclable.

Resource Links:
Slate“To Sleep, Perchance More Green”
The Seattle Times“Thinking of sending a mattress to a landfill? Sleep on it”
Bed Times“This is no place for a mattress — Industry taking lead to recycle”