This Mattress Isn’t Just Good for Your Back—It’s Good for the Earth, Too
Achieve sustainably stylish sleep.
Serene wall colors certainly evoke calm, but the true pillar of a healthy bedroom is the mattress—one that encourages quality sleep and well-being. In this year’s Sunset Idea House, Camille Styles looked to Avocado Green Mattress to anchor the bedrooms in her 1950s beach house renovation with mattresses that support restorative rest and, ultimately, better health.
As someone who has struggled with insomnia, Styles takes her sleep seriously. “Sleep is a true pillar of health,” says the entrepreneur. “So much depends on it!” Between shutting down her phone hours before bedtime to wearing breathable pajamas, she’s gotten her wind-down routine “on lock.” But one of the most critical parts of inducing calm sleep, she believes, is to reduce the harmful toxins that come into the bedroom.
Made of certified organic materials, including GOLS-certified organic latex and GOTS-certified organic wool and cotton, Avocado’s mattresses are more durable, breathable, and supportive than those made with synthetic materials, says Jessica Hann, Avocado’s Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing and Sustainability. “Polyurethane foams can emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, harmful chemicals that can cause respiratory irritation or other health problems,” she adds, pointing out that Avocado avoids chemical flame retardants and adhesives.
Styles, who also loves Avocado’s certified organic pillows and mattress toppers, has noticed the difference in her sleep quality since switching to an Avocado Green Mattress in her Austin home. “We sleep better at night and wake up feeling great, knowing we’ve spent the last eight hours in a bed free of VOCs, formaldehyde, and phthalates.”
In addition to its certified organic materials, Avocado makes body support paramount. According to Hann, there are up to 1,438 pocketed support coils made of recycled steel throughout five strategic zones in each mattress, offering pressure-point relief, improved weight distribution, and spinal alignment. Additionally, Avocado’s team members needle-tuft each one by hand at the company’s Los Angeles factory. Such attention to detail proves that comfort and sustainability can co-exist.
Today, countless companies claim to deliver a product aligned with nature and wellness. But how can you know? Styles encourages consulting with the GOTS Public Database. “If a company is truly organic, the brand and their products will be listed here,” she says. Avocado obtained a GREENGUARD Gold certification, which focuses on indoor air quality and low chemical emissions, and the Formaldehyde-Free Claim Verification, “which confirms that our products do not contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde-releasing substances,” says Hann.
Because of its integrity and purity, Avocado is an ideal complement to Styles’ coastal beach house. “Choosing incredibly comfortable beds that support our health and Earth is a no-brainer. That’s my kind of luxury.”