On a Mission to do Things Better
Avocado Green Mattress is a mission-based brand aiming to be the most respected source for organic mattresses and pillows at affordable prices — while maintaining environmentally conscious, ethical, and sustainable business practices — to help safeguard your health and protect our planet.
In addition to creating a great product, they are a member of 1% for the Planet; use CarbonFund to offset emissions; are Green America Business Certified; a US Green Building Council Member; and a Sustainable Furnishings Council Member.
Avocado Green Mattresses are handmade in sunny California by people who are paid a fair and living wage. In addition to the high-quality construction, Avocado Green Mattresses are a truly eco-conscious product through and through. Their packaging uses recycled content and is fully recyclable. They are the first mattress brand to achieve net-zero carbon and now are carbon negative! They offset more carbon emissions than they use in sourcing, manufacturing and delivery.
Sleep Easy on Safe Materials
All Avocado Green Mattresses are crafted from natural and organic materials without toxic chemicals. They have gone the extra step of ensuring that their materials and factory are third party certified to meet their standards.
The Avocado Green Mattress is their #1 award-winning mattress. It is manufactured from 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber (GOLS and eco-INSTITUT® certified) from FSC-certified tree-tapped sources, OEKO-TEX® certified Joma New Zealand wool, GOTS certified organic cotton. These hybrid mattresses use an internal, zoned, pressure-point system made from recycled steel. To remove the need for adhesives, they button tuft the mattresses by hand. These mattresses also meet tough federal flammability standards without using toxic flame retardant chemicals.
If you are looking for a vegan option, Avocado offers that as well. The Avocado Vegan Mattress has a similar hybrid design, but substitutes certified organic cotton batting for wool. They still retain the standards of all Avocado Green Mattresses, plus there are no animal-based products used in the manufacturing of this mattress.
Avocado’s Greenest Mattress Yet!
Elemental Green was provided a NEW! Avocado Latex Mattress to take for a test sleep. Our reviewer spent 30 nights dreaming. Here are her impressions.
“I was excited to trade in my memory foam mattress for a non-toxic alternative. Looking over The specifications for the Avocado Latex Mattress, I figured how could I go wrong with a mattress with this many certifications!
But I had some concerns – How difficult is it to mail order a mattress? Would it have the strong smell that my memory foam mattress had? Would this mattress be comfortable without me being able to choose it from a showroom?
Firstly, the online ordering system through Avocado is very straightforward. You get email acknowledgement of the order and another notification when your mattress is on the way.
I couldn’t wait! The box arrived safely at my doorstep. One thing to note was that the shipping box with the compressed mattress was smaller than I expected, but it was heavy. I had not opted for in-home set up, and it took two of us to get the mattress to the bedroom. Once in place, opening it up could have been accomplished either solo or, as I did it, in tandem. The mattress came very well wrapped and once out of the protective covering it quickly expanded into shape. As a bonus, it is a very attractive mattress which seemed well-made. The stitching was even and there is a nice design in the quilting. It was almost a shame to cover it up.
Now to address off-gassing. I have asthma and am very sensitive to chemical odors. There was a slight smell when the mattress was opened, however, it was not the petrochemical VOCs that we are accustomed to when dealing with foam or products. It seemed more like plants, and did not trigger any breathing issues. In fact I found it quite pleasant and would have been OK if it persisted. But by the next morning, it was gone.
The mattress has a low profile, but when you are on it, it feels quite thick. Sometimes I have found that it takes some time to adjust to a new mattress or that the 5 minutes I spent trying a bed in the showroom did not translate to long term comfort. In this case, the mattress was very supportive, but not uncomfortably hard; I was sleeping soundly on the first night. Over the course of the next 30 nights, I did not develop any symptoms of a poorly matched mattress: my hips, back, and shoulders did not develop kinks. The built in motion dampening worked well and turning over in the night didn’t wake my partner. Just in case, I had looked at a pillow topper as an option if the mattress was too firm. In the end I didn’t need it.
Bottom line is I’m very happy and comfortable on my new mattress. Thanks Avocado!”
– Catherine S.
Avocado Green Mattress offers an outstanding one year trial period. Each of their natural mattresses ship compressed in a box, and can include an optional flat fee in-home delivery service — anywhere in the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. They can even remove and recycle your old mattress set.
Plus, they offer an industry-leading warranty. Most mattress warranties heavily prorate their coverage, starting in the first couple of years. Not Avocado. They offer an astonishing 25 years of coverage – the first 10 years is warranted with full replacement value and free return pickup services, before an additional period of prorated coverage begins for 15 more years!
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