Advice and answers from the Avocado Green Mattress Team

How can you make a mattress without chemical fire retardants?

AVOCADO GREEN MATTRESS

We use 100% GOTS Organic Certified and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® wool in our Avocado Green Mattress. Wool’s inherent chemical structure makes wool naturally flame resistant. Wool is harder to ignite than many common textile fibers. While cotton catches alight at 255°C, the temperature must reach 570-600°C before wool will ignite. No flame retardant chemicals, chemical dips, fire socks or natural hydrated silica is used.

AVOCADO VEGAN MATTRESS

Because an Avocado Vegan Mattress does not use wool, we use natural hydrated silica as a fire retardant barrier, which meets and exceeds all US standards for flammability. When exposed to flames, hydrated silica forms a natural fire barrier that char and self-extinguishes without the use of toxic chemicals. It meets and exceeds all U.S. standards for flammability.
Hydrated silica is crystalline as it occurs in nature. Sand, flint and obsidian are common forms. It's odorless, tasteless, and non-toxic. In fact, Tom's of Maine® uses it as an abrasive component in their natural toothpaste formula.

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