Ensuring your mattress is non-flammable is a requirement in the U.S., but the fire retardants used by most mattress manufacturers are not entirely safe. Most of the chemicals used are known to cause organ toxicity, hair loss, and other neurological damage.
Why do some companies continue to use them? Because they’re inexpensive.
Avocado mattresses are different. Our Green and Latex mattresses use natural 100% GOTS organic certified wool as a natural fire barrier. Because an Avocado Vegan Mattress does not use wool, it has hydrated-silica sand (which is basically crushed quartz and opal gemstones). These natural materials char and self-extinguish without the use of toxic chemicals, and exceed all U.S. standards for flammability standards and safety.