Why overpay for an Awara Mattress when you can get an amazingly comfortable, supportive, GOTS organic, nontoxic, third-party certified, American-made mattress — with more individually pocketed innersprings — for hundreds of dollars less? Introducing the Avocado Eco Organic Mattress!

Avocado Eco Organic Mattress vs. Awara® Mattress:

Avocado Eco Organic Mattress

Awara® Mattress

Rating

Price

$699 (Twin)
$1,299 (King)

$899 (Twin)

$1,499 (King)

Construction

Height

10 inches

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

Organic Latex ("Natural" is not organic certified)

✅ 100% GOLS organic certified Dunlop

Not certified organic

Latex volume

2 inches

2 inches

Organic Cover for Breathability

✅ 100% GOTS organic cotton

❌ Awara claims organic cotton, but according to the legal tag, it is actually:
Top: 69% polyester, 30% cotton, 1% Elastane. Side: 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Bottom: 45% polyester, 32% rayon, 20% Latex, 3% Aramid.

Organic Batting Fiber Filling

✅ 100% GOTS organic wool

❌ Polyester & wool, in a 2:1 ratio.

Wool for cool sleep

✅ 100% GOTS organic wool from India

❌ Wool from New Zealand blended with polyester.

Pocketed innerspring for pressure relief & contouring

975 (King), 8-inch coils

868 (King), 8-inch coils

Tested and endorsed by American Chiropractic Association board of doctors

Endorsement

Firm edge support on all sides

❌ No reinforced perimeter edge.

No Flame retardant

❌ Hydrated silica & polyester

Organic Certifications

GOTS Organic Certified Mattress (full product)

Certification
Blockchain verified.

100% GOLS Organic Certified Latex

Certification
Blockchain verified.

100% GOTS Organic Certified Wool

Certification
Blockchain verified.

"Organic Wool" is claimed, but no GOTS certification or license number. More importantly, wool is not included on the legal tag as a material. Wool is used with polyester batting.

100% GOTS Organic: Certified Cotton

Certification
Blockchain verified.

❌ "Organic Cotton" is claimed, but no GOTS certification or license provided. More importantly, the cover is only 30% cotton. The rest is 69% polyester and 1% elastane.

Blockchain verified materials for trust and transparency

Non-Toxic Certifications

Greenguard Gold
(Full Mattress)

Certification

eco-INSTITUT® Certified Latex

Certification

Formaldehyde-Free Verified by UL Environment®

Certification

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

Certification

MADE-SAFE® Certified

Certification

Responsible Forestry

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

Certification

Rainforest Alliance

Certification

❌ Awara claims Rainforest Alliance. However, Rainforest Alliance/FSC confirms that Awara/Resident do not have any certification in their names.

Social Responsibility

B Corporation Certified

Certification
Overall Impact Score: 126.2 (the highest in the mattress & bedding industry). Awarded Best for the World™.

1% For the Planet® Verified Giving Program

Certification
2020 Pinnacle Award Winner

Landfill Waste Diversion

Avocado became the first mattress and bedding company to have its Landfill Waste Diversion rated and validated by UL. In 2022, Avocado’s goal is to achieve its Zero Waste certification.

Climate Change Mitigation

Climate Neutral Certified®

Certification
More than 53,700 tCO2e emissions offset to date.

Made with 100% renewable energy

Certification

Ownership & Trust

Mattress Trial

100 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.

Does Not Own Mattress Review Website(s)

✅ 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)

❌ Subcontracts

Makes own organic latex

From our farms in India and Guatemala

❌ Subcontracts

Harvest own organic wool

From our farms in India

❌ Subcontracts

Better Business Bureau Rating (02/2002)

A+

Not accredited

No FTC Settlements*

2 (Awara is owned by Resident Home, which owns the Awara, Nectar and DreamCloud brands.)
Read 2018 Settlement
Read 2021 Verdict

Awara is owned by Resident, a repeat offender for fraud, as ruled by the FTC. As such, carefully reviewing Awara mattress' marketing claims (related to organic and toxicity claims, for example) is important:

  1. 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. Awara does not use 100% organic cotton. In truth, Awara uses up to 69% polyester. See their mattress legal tag below.

  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 the high use of polyester, aramids 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. 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. Awara has no public certifications for any material or the finished product.

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