Debating between an Avocado Green Mattress and an Awara Mattress?
Here are a few things you should know:
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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:
Latex for comfort & support
100% GOLS organic Dunlop
3 inches (standard), 5 inches (pillow-top)
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), 9-inch coils
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
Needle-tufted by hand
None. (We use 100% GOTS organic certified wool.)
Hydrated silica & polyester
GOTS Organic Certified Mattress (full product)
100% GOLS Organic Certified Latex
100% GOTS Organic Certified Wool
100% GOTS Organic: Certified Cotton
Greenguard Gold (Whole Mattress)
eco-INSTITUT® Certified Latex
Formaldehyde-Free Verified by UL Environment®
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified (Latex, cotton & wool)
FSC® Certified (Latex mattresses, pillows, furniture and factories)
✓ (Certification not listed)
B Corporation Certified
1% For the Planet® Verified Giving Program
Vegan Certified Option
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®
Made with 100% renewable energy
Ownership & Trust
365 days. However, to get a refund, you have to find a donation partner yourself. Awara will not pick it up or offer assistance.
Customer mattress reviews
14,000+ (as of 1/21)
528 (as of 1/21)
Owns Mattress Review Website(s)
For ethical reasons, we do not. (Many brands do.)
Makes their mattresses
✓ Our factory in Los Angeles.
Makes own organic latex
✓ From our farms.
Harvest own organic wool
✓ From our farms.
Better Business Bureau Rating (02/2002)
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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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