Considering that we spend nearly a third of our lives in our beds, buying a mattress isn’t a light decision. And while most of us prioritize comfort when mattress shopping, we often overlook another important factor: what the mattress is made of. Run-of-the-mill mattresses are often crafted with harsh chemicals and flame retardants that can wreak absolute havoc on our health and the environment. Luckily, a number of brands are disrupting the industry with organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly mattresses that are better for our bodies and the planet. Here are our four favorites:
This Cali-based B corp is not only at the top of our list, but it's also been awarded the number-one spot by Consumer Reports. Avocado mattresses are designed and handmade in-house, allowing the company to control every aspect of the process to meet the strictest environmental and social responsibility standards. Their mattresses are free of toxic chemicals and made with GOTS-certified organic natural latex (produced on their company farm!), GOTS-certified organic wool, and GOTS-certified organic cotton. Avocado is also a carbon-negative company – meaning they offset more emissions than they generate.
With multiple firmness options, Avocado mattresses suit a wide range of sleepers. They also offer a 1-year sleep trial, a 25-year warranty, and easy financing.
Saatva prides itself on providing its customers with “smarter, luxury sleep.” Their mattresses are hand-crafted to order and delivered “factory-fresh” to your home – meaning your Saatva mattress will never be compressed and stuffed in a box. These premium mattresses are made in the U.S. with certified organic cotton, natural latex, and organic New Zealand wool. Sustainability is at the heart of Saatva’s ethos – they’ve partnered with a solar-powered factory and actively take steps to lower their carbon footprint. They also belong to the Sustainable Furnishing Council and are partnered with Eventree to plant trees and employ farmers.
From memory foam to latex, Saatva offers an impressive array of choices for every sleeper. Mattresses come with a lifetime warranty and a 1-year sleep trial.
Spindle is not a newbie to this industry – they’ve been making mattresses for four generations. Their mattresses are constructed with layers of certified organic latex, certified organic wool, and certified organic cotton. That’s it. No harmful chemical flame retardants or synthetic rubber. Another thing that makes these mattresses special is that they’re customizable. Their organic latex allows you to adjust the foam layers to the firmness of your liking!
With Spindle’s 1-year trial, you’ll have plenty of time to find the firmness level that suits you perfectly.
Birch’s dedication to sustainability has earned them multiple certifications and awards, including Glamour Magazine’s 2022 Best Organic and Sustainable Brand and a Rainforest Alliance certification. Their ingredients come from nature – wool is sustainably sheared from New Zealand sheep, and latex is tapped from rubber trees in Africa, Asia, and Brazil. Every component of Birch mattresses is organic, non-toxic, and naturally sourced. For every mattress sold, Birch also plants one tree in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
This heavily-awarded mattress comes with a 100-night trial and a 25-year warranty.
We hope you find the clean, cozy mattress of your dreams! And if you’re looking to upgrade your sheets, we’ve got you (and your bed) covered :)