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.
- 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.
Real user’s reaction in Internet:
“These are great tips. I’m moving into the US into an incredibly small apartment and the kitchen seems like it took the biggest hit on space. I really want to make sure this place feels like home and not just a place I’m staying. The rest of the apartment (other than the guest room and bathroom because those are my personal pet projects) will be done by Furnishr (store in New York City) so I really needed this inspiration. Thanks!”
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.
Real user’s reaction in Internet:
“I don’t know about other people, but as much as I would like to replace some things I use with “green products”, a lot of times the cost of a green product is 2x-3x more than a “toxic product”. Maybe for people who are not on a tight budget they can spend extra money on products that are healthier for them and the environment. I clicked on the website to see how much their equivalent of my current mattress would cost (pillow-top queen size mattress) and the price is $1,799.00 which does not include sales tax. Considering I paid $550 for my mattress at Macy’s and they took my old one away as well, I find this highly expensive. They do say I can finance the mattress for 12 months with an APR between 10-30%. That is crazy. Even at 10%, I would pay roughly $100 in interest for a mattress. Call me cheap or maybe since both of my parents are accountants and I am in school to be one as well, I am of the belief that if you need to finance something that is not an asset, you can’t afford it. As much as I would prefer to be eco-friendly, it’s not happening with these prices.”
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.
User’s comment on a popular website:
Being serious though. Its weird that all advertising on this acts like people have like some weird hatred of their beds or put no thought into them, yet I see lots of people that agonize over stuff like this but then its like everyone seems happy because well they probably went from an old mattress that had started to lose support or had other issues, to some new one (where I’m not sure that if they had the ability to really try several different types for extended amount of time, would have felt as good about the one they’re talking up). And then of course the people wowed by the memory foam ones coming in little boxes and then rolling out (which has nothing to do with it being comfortable to sleep on). I hope you learn better accounting practices than 10% of $1799 + tax being “roughly $100”. Yeah that’s stupid. That link you posted said they have 0% APR financing available, but then if you have good enough credit to get that you can probably get the same terms on a credit card that you will have a use for beyond (and then financing it with you paying it off before the interest comes due, becomes almost a no-brainer as long as you stay disciplined and then smartly put that money to work for you even if its simply accruing some interest).