Our Green and Latex Mattresses use GOTS organic certified wool to meet federal standards for flammability. Our Vegan Mattress uses natural hydrated silica sand.
Yes, we can make a mattress that meets federal open flame requirements without using nasty chemical fire retardants, which have known toxicity and health risks.
Green and Latex Mattress Use Wool
We use 100% GOTS organic certified and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® wool in our Avocado Green Mattress. Wool’s inherent chemical structure makes it naturally flame resistant. Wool is harder to ignite than many common textile fibers. While cotton catches alight at 255°C, the temperature must reach 570-600°C before wool will ignite. We do not use flame retardant chemicals, chemical dips, fire socks, or natural hydrated silica.
Vegan Mattresses Use Hydrated Silica Instead of Wool
Because an Avocado Vegan Mattress does not use wool, we use natural hydrated silica as a fire retardant barrier, which exceeds all U.S. standards for flammability. When exposed to flames, hydrated silica forms a natural fire barrier that chars and self-extinguishes without the use of toxic chemicals. Hydrated silica is crystalline as it occurs in nature. Sand, flint, and obsidian are common forms. It's odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic. In fact, Tom's of Maine® uses it as an abrasive component in their natural toothpaste formula.