Your bed is your safe haven. It’s the cozy place where you spend at least a third of your allotted 24 hour cycle. So it makes sense that we should want our mattresses to be the best of the best. However, many people aren’t aware that most mattresses on the market today may contain toxic chemicals that come with multiple negative health effects — even cancer warnings. This is due to the fact that most of the big foam mattress brands are made from petroleum-based polyurethane. Paired with chemical adhesives and toxic flame retardants, they can emit chemical odors (“off-gas”) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) over time — which can contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality and impact physical and mental health. They’re also really terrible for the environment.
With all of the natural mattress brands popping up, we decided to shop around and find our favorite brand to add to our list of reccos. We discovered (and personally sleep on) the non-toxic and eco-friendly brand that actually puts the safe in safe haven….
Avocado Green Mattress started in 2015 when co-founders Jeff and Alexandra D’Andrea were searching for a green and natural — yet affordable — mattress for their son and found there to be no suitable options available. Frustrated, and knowing they could make something that would better the environment (and people’s sleep), they set out to design their own. From the beginning they made it clear they were going to be more than just a company selling a product, but also a company that was looking out for both the best interests of their customers, as well as the planet. Currently, they are members of 1% For The Planet, which means they donate one percent of their profits to select environmental nonprofits.
The most obvious way the socially responsible company shows its customers how much they care is through their product’s construction process. Their pillows and mattresses are all handmade using natural, organic, and sustainable materials like certified organic cotton, 100% natural tree-tapped latex, and natural JOMA New Zealand wool.
Everything is individually made fresh on demand in their California factory. The mattresses are crafted with ultra-premium, green latex, and void of any toxic industrial chemicals, flame retardants, or petroleum-based polyurethane foams — the result being products that are made to last that provide a healthy, luxurious night’s sleep and a greener environment for all. And, to boot, the natural materials mean that Avocado Green’s products are both recyclable and biodegradable!
With the amount of careful precision going into each mattress it is a no-brainer that the brand would be Greenguard Gold Certified by UL Environment, recognized for their commitment to meeting the most rigorous emissions standards for chemical exposure and pollutants.
By cutting out the middleman and selling directly to customers, Avocado Green is able to pass on the savings to their customers, and even offers a 100-night sleep trial to ensure their customers will absolutely love it. Oh, and shipping is free and there’s a 25 year warranty…
So what are you waiting for? Great (and safe) sleep awaits.