NATURAL MATERIALS RATHER THAN PETROLEUM-BASED FOAMS
Is your mattress making you sick? It’s possible. Most of the highly-publicized foam mattress brands, like Casper® and Tuft&Needle®, are made from petroleum-based polyurethane foam. Even high-end memory foam brands, such as Tempur-Pedic®, use polyurethane foam with compounds added to give it the “slow moving” properties that memory foam is known for. Why do these companies do it? Because it’s cheap to produce and cheap to ship.
Here’s why you should care: Mattresses made from petroleum-based materials are known to emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can cause respiratory irritation, throat irritation, forgetfulness, dizziness, headaches, skin sensitization and allergic reactions. The chemicals commonly used are also suspected carcinogens and irritants, including Methylene Dianiline (MDA), Vinylideine Chloride, Methyl Benzene, Dimethylformamide, Acetone, Methylene Chloride and Formaldehyde.
The comfort layers of an Avocado Green Mattress are made with natural Dunlop-process latex rubber, pure Joma New Zealand wool and certified organic cotton, all of which comprise 97% of the total materials based on weight. The remaining balance of just 1% includes plant-based Certi-PUR® certified polyurethane foam and 2% poly fiber. In an Avocado Green Mattress, there are no petroleum-based foams. No toxic pesticides. No chemical adhesives. No off-gassing or ozone depleting substances. No formaldehyde, heavy metals, or other toxic chemicals. Our mattresses are some of the most healthy (and radically honest) that you can buy anywhere, at any price.
NO TOXIC FLAME RETARDANTS
Ensuring that your mattress is non-flammable is a requirement in the United States, but the fire retardants used by most mattress manufacturers are not entirely safe. These chemicals are suspected to cause organ toxicity, hair loss and other neurological damage. Unfortunately, other mattress companies use these chemicals because they are inexpensive. The most commonly used flame retardants in mattress production include Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), Boric Acid, Chlorinated Tris (TDCPP), Modacrylic Fiber, Melamine Resin and Decabromodiphenyl Oxide.
Avocado Green Mattresses use only natural materials as fire retardants — such as pure New Zealand wool (in our Avocado Mattresses) and 100% natural hydrated-silica sand (which is basically crushed quartz and opal gemstones). Both of these natural materials are naturally fire resistant and exceed all US safety standards for flammability. No chemical fire retardants are used.
NO OVERSEAS MANUFACTURING
Not all countries have the same strict health and safety standards that we have come to trust in the United States. Nor do they share our same environmental, economic or labor concerns. And of course, few overseas manufacturers share our commitment to quality and workmanship.
Avocado Mattress products are designed in Hoboken, NJ and handmade in California. The natural, certified and organic materials that we use within our green mattresses are clearly labeled on our products, according to California State Law, and because we believe in honest business practices. Better still, our mattresses are “born” only after they are ordered. These transparent and eco-friendly business practices improve the quality of our products and reduce our environmental impact.
USE ONLY ECO-FRIENDLY & SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
ENSURE OUR PRODUCTS ARE HEALTHY, SAFE & NON-TOXIC
LOWER OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
WE MANUFACTURE IN THE USA & CREATE JOBS THAT PAY A LIVING WAGE