They’re a not-for-profit organization that focuses on certification of flexible polyurethane foam contained in bedding and upholstered furniture to assure low emissions and high performance. However, CertiPUR-US® was conceived by the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) – its members are chemical companies and foam fabricators. Their goal is to convince the public that polyurethane-based products with the CertiPUR-US® label are healthy.
Yes, it is absolutely true that CertiPUR-US®-certified polyurethane foams are healthier and safer than most synthetic foams that are not certified. It does represent a positive step forward for those manufacturers.
However, natural and organic materials — like those in our Avocado Green Mattress and Green Pillows — are significant more healthy, non-toxic and sustainable. We do not use polyurethane-based foams in any Avocado Green Mattress products.