Do You Really Know What You’re Sleeping On?

published Nov 9, 2017
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We spend about one-third of our lives in bed, but we usually don’t put a lot of thought into how healthy of an environment it is. Avocado Green Mattress set out to change all that when they designed an affordable mattress made from non-toxic, natural, and organic materials.

Is going natural at bedtime that important? Yes! Unlike the delightful “new car smell,” “new mattress smell” — aka “off-gassing” — can keep you up at night. Despite the convenience and affordability of polyurethane or memory foam mattresses, most are made with synthetic foams and are often manufactured with chemical adhesives and chemical flame retardants. All of which aren’t so great for you or the environment (hence the, um, aroma).

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Avocado Green mattresses are different. They’re made to order in California using natural, organic materials.

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Materials like:

  • One hundred–percent natural Dunlop latex from tree-tapped and sustainable sources in Asia. (Rubber trees don’t really grow in the US.) Dunlop latex is made from tree sap and natural ash that get whipped into a foam, which is then steam-baked and washed. That’s it! No synthetic rubbers or polyurethane foams. Plus, it’s naturally antimicrobial and cooler than memory foam.
  • Avocado’s natural wool is grown by Joma® New Zealand Wool. It’s breathable, odor- and fire-resistant, and great at regulating temperature. All of which means: the wool helps you stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot. It’s also OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.
  • Finally, every mattress is made using organic cotton that has been grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It offers a luxurious, breathable finish that absorbs and wicks away moisture. Of course, their manufacturer ensures all of Avocado’s organic cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Most of these materials are renewable and biodegradable. (Even the latex is compostable!) The whole mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment while the company is an active member of 1% for the Planet®, giving back revenues to support environmental nonprofits. All of which is to say, they’re really in to being green.

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To complete your green sleep environment, Avocado also makes pillows from natural latex and fill for a medium plush feel. You can rest easy knowing that all of Avocado’s products come with a 100-night risk-free sleep trial, free shipping, free return pickups, available 0% APR financing, and a 25-year limited warranty.

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This post is sponsored by Avocado Green Mattress and was created by the Apartment Therapy Creative Studio. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Apartment Therapy possible.