Health + Sustainability

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Written by Mark Abrials, Jay Decker, and Annie Graybill

How Is Avocado Committed to Protecting Forests?

Discover our commitment to protecting forests through our paper, packaging, and fabrics choices.
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Written by Mark Abrials
Updated over a week ago

What Is Upcycling? How Is it Different Than Recycling?

Upcycling is the practice of using discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a new product.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Does Your Cotton Ticking Fabric Use Certified Organic Cotton? Do You Use Polyester In Your Ticking?

We use only GOTS organic certified cotton fabric with our mattresses, pillows, bedding, and toppers. We do not use polyester.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

How Do You Select a Mattress For Children and Adolescents With ADHD?

Children with ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsivity and oppositional symptoms generally benefit from a natural, non-toxic mattress.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

How Does the MADE SAFE® Certification Work?

MADE SAFE® has certified many of our products — here's how their rigorous screening process works.
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Written by Annie Graybill
Updated over a week ago

How Do You Pick a Mattress for a Growing Child? What Firmness is Best?

Here are five factors to consider when purchasing a mattress for a growing child, tween, or teen.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Can I Use an Electric Heating Mattress Pad With My Avocado mattress?

Yes, you can use an electric heating pad at a low setting with limited usage.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Is Your Natural Hydrated Silica Made in a Facility That Also Produces Crystalline Silica?

No, our natural hydrated silica is manufactured here in the US.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

What Is Hydrated Silica and How Is It Made?

Hydrated Silica is naturally derived.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Do Your Mattresses Emit a Gas or Chemical Odor?

No, our mattresses are safe, non-toxic and odor-free. They do not off-gas.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

What Is Off-Gassing?

The natural and organic materials in our mattresses do not off-gas.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Is Your Organic Latex Compostable?

Yes! Organic latex is compostable.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

How Can You Make a Mattress Without Chemical Fire Retardants?

We use organic wool or natural graphite powder as a non-toxic flame retardants.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

How Will An Avocado Mattress Affect My Latex Allergy?

If you're concerned about a latex allergy, consult your allergist prior to purchase.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

I Have Arthritis or Other Physical Ailments. What Mattress Is Right For Me?

Our natural mattresses will function especially well for those suffering from arthritis, joint pain, or other physical ailments.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Which Is Better: Natural or Synthetic Latex?

Natural and organic latex is better.
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Written by Jay Decker
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When Should I Replace My Old, Traditional Mattress?

Most mattresses no longer support your body after 7 to 10 years.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Why Do You Offset the Carbon Footprint Associated With Your Factory and Shipping?

Offsetting our carbon footprint helps mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Are Your Sewing Threads Certified for Environmental Compliance?

Yes, our sewing threads are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Is Your Mattress Dust-mite Resistant?

Our mattresses are naturally resistant to house dust mites.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Does Your Mattress Contain Bisphenol A Epoxy Resins or BPAs?

No, our mattresses do not contain BPAs.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Is There a Health Risk Due to EMFs and Innersprings in Your Mattress? Do Your Innersprings Act As an Antenna?

Learn about EMFs and innerspring units, discover what we use in our mattresses, and watch our test results video.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Do You Have Any Proposition 65 Warnings Required By California?

As a byproduct of making our own furniture, in a separate facility, we do create wood dust, which requires a Proposition 65 warning.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

What Keeps Your Mattress Layers From Shifting Without Using Chemical Adhesives in the Comfort Layers?

Our distinctive, hand-tufted rosettes hold everything in place.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Do You Use Toxic Flame Retardants?

No, we use natural materials as flame retardants.
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Written by Jay Decker
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How Do You Wash Your Raw Wool?

Our 100% GOTS organic certified wool is cleaned gently and effectively.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Can You Show Me Your Burn Test Lab Results For Fire Safety?

Of course! Our mattresses are lab-tested annually and easily comply with criteria for large open flame/burn resistance.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Do You Use Wool As a Fire or Flame Retardant in Your Mattress?

Yes, we use organic wool from our own organically raised herds in the Himalayas.
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Are Your Mattresses Biodegradable and Recyclable?

Yes, our mattresses are built to make less impact on the environment.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

Does Your Wool Contain Lanolin?

No, lanolin is removed from our 100% GOTS organic certified wool.
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Written by Jay Decker
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Is Your Wool Ethically Sourced?

Yes, our wool is 100% GOTS organic certified and sourced from our wool farm in the Himalayas.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago

What Is a B Corp? Can I See Your Score?

We are proud to be a Certified B Corporation, committed to balancing purpose with profit.
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Written by Jay Decker
Updated over a week ago