Debating between an Avocado Green Mattress and an Awara Mattress?

Here are a few things you should know:

  1. The Awara mattress is not a certified organic product and not listed on the GOTS public database. A GOTS certified product is made with certified organic materials in a facility that is also certified for organic production. Avocado is certified and publicly listed. This matters. The GOTS certification ensures — using on-site inspections and verification of records from the farm to the factory — that the organic materials and finished product are healthy for you, safe for the people that made them, and good for the environment; while at the same time, it ensures that social responsibility standards (ethical animal treatment, living wages, etc.) are met across the supply chain.

  2. Avocado is a needle-tufted mattress. We use a traditional handwork process in which long steel needles are pulled through a mattresses (in up to 32 spots) in order to hold the mattress together without using glue. It's a hallmark of a quality mattress. Awara is not needle-tufted. Instead, they spray water-based chemical adhesives to glue their layers together. Adhesives are major contributors of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which pollute indoor air quality. In contrast, an Avocado Green Mattress is Greenguard Gold certified and verified as Formaldehyde free by UL Environment®.

  3. Avocado uses organic certified wool (from our own farms) to naturally inhibit flammability and meet all safety standards. Awara uses hydrated silica. As a result of this, as well as use of synthetic materials and adhesives, the Awara mattress is not MADE SAFE® certified — one of the highest standards for products, ensuring that they are safe for humans and the environment.

  4. Avocado uses one of the best innerspring unit on the market, with 7 zones and up to 1,414 pocketed innerspring that float independently. In contrast, Awara uses 32% fewer springs (King size). Fewer innersprings deliver less full body support and diminish durability. Equally important, because the Awara uses fewer springs, motion transfer across the bed (disturbing your partner) is increased.

  5. All Avocado claims are backed by trusted, third-party certifications in our brand name, for radical transparency and responsibility. Even Avocado's giving initiatives through 1% for the Planet® are verified.

Compare Avocado vs. Awara® Mattress:

Avocado Green Mattress

Awara® Mattress


Consumer Reports®

#1 Highest Rated Mattress: 2018-2021
Ranking: 85

Ranking: 73 (40+ spots below Avocado)

U.S, News® 360 Mattress Review

#1 Best Overall Mattress

Not rated


Awards & Accolades



11" (standard);
13" (pillow-top)

10" (standard);
12" (pillow-top)

Latex for comfort & support

100% GOLS organic Dunlop

"Natural" Dunlop,
not organic

Latex volume

3 inches (standard), 5 inches (pillow-top)

2 inches

Cover for breathability

100% GOTS organic cotton

80% polyester, 20% cotton

Batting fiber filling

100% GOTS organic wool

Polyester & wool

Wool for cool sleep

100% GOTS organic wool from India

"Natural" wool from New Zealand

Pocketed innerspring for pressure relief & contouring

1,440 (King), 8-inch coils

960 (King), 8-inch coils

Motion Transfer
(due to fewer springs)

Best (low motion transfer)


Zoned innerspring support

7 zones in the pocketed innersprings

3 zones (no interior zones)

Tested and endorsed by American Chiropractic Association board of doctors


Firm edge support on all sides

Construction method

Needle-tufted by hand


Flame retardant

None. (We use 100% GOTS organic certified wool.)

Hydrated silica & polyester

Organic Certifications

GOTS Organic Certified Mattress (full product)


100% GOLS Organic Certified Latex


100% GOTS Organic Certified Wool


? Claimed, but no GOTS certification or license provided.

100% GOTS Organic: Certified Cotton


? Claimed, but no GOTS certification or license provided.

Non-Toxic Certifications

Greenguard Gold (Whole Mattress)


eco-INSTITUT® Certified Latex


Formaldehyde-Free Verified by UL Environment®


STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified (Latex, cotton & wool)


MADE-SAFE® Certified


Responsible Forestry

FSC® certified (C156318)(Latex mattresses, pillows, furniture and factories)


Rainforest Alliance


? Claimed, but no certification or license provided.

Social Responsibility

B Corporation Certified

Overall Impact Score: 126.2 (the highest in the mattress & bedding industry)

1% For the Planet® Verified Giving Program

2020 Pinnacle Award Winner

Vegan Certified Option

PETA® Approved.

Landfill Waste Diversion

Avocado became the first mattress and bedding company to have its Landfill Waste Diversion rated and validated by UL. In 2021, Avocado’s goal is to achieve its Zero Waste certification.

Climate Change Mitigation

Climate Neutral Certified®

More than 53,700 tCO2e emissions offset to date.

Made with 100% renewable energy


Ownership & Trust

Mattress Trial

365 days

365 days. However, to get a refund, you have to find a donation partner yourself. Awara will not pick it up or offer assistance in finding a donation partner.

Customer mattress reviews

14,000+ (as of 1/21)

528 (as of 1/21)

Owns Mattress Review Website(s)

No. For ethical reasons, we do not. (Many brands do, and use search and social marketing to suggest editorial independence.)

✓ Sleep Authority dot com, is owned and operated by DreamCloud, LLC, which operates Nectar, DreamCloud, Level, and Awara.

Makes their mattresses

Our factory in Los Angeles, with domestic and imported materials (latex and wood)


Makes own organic latex

From our farms in India and Guatemala


Harvest own organic wool

From our farms in India


Better Business Bureau Rating (02/2002)



FTC Settlements*


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* Avocado is owned by Avocado Green Brands. Resident LLC owns Awara Mattress, DreamCloud, and Nectar Sleep. "Nectar Brand LLC Agrees to Settle FTC Charges that Company's Claims About Chinese-Made Mattresses Being 'Assembled in USA' Are False."

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