Across all types of consumer products, there’s more emphasis than ever before on environmentally friendly options. An ever-growing number of shoppers are opting to buy from companies that demonstrate a commitment to organic and sustainable production.
In the mattress industry, two leading brands that have adopted this eco-conscious approach are Awara and Avocado. Their mattresses employ natural materials like latex, cotton, and wool that have received certifications for meeting elevated standards of green production. Taking things even further, Avocado’s product line includes a vegan option with no materials derived from animals.
But these brands don’t just succeed because of their eco-friendly materials. Their latex hybrid mattresses offer steady, solid performance that can properly support the body with a combination of responsiveness and pressure relief.
Shoppers looking for a green mattress frequently zero in on these two brands, but deciding between them is no easy task. To help guide you in the process, our head-to-head comparison puts Awara versus Avocado in all the essential categories so that you can more confidently decide which is the best bet for your home.
Price Range (Queen)
Price Range (Queen)
Medium Firm (6)
Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)
Sleep Trial & Warranty
365-night sleep trial
Sleep Trial & Warranty
365-night sleep trial
When shopping for a new mattress, deciding on the size that you’re looking for is a logical starting point. A bigger mattress provides considerably more surface area, which is important for couples and anyone who wants to stretch out as they see fit. The downside, though, is that a larger bed can be pricier and make your bedroom a tight squeeze.
Height and weight are also worthy of consideration. The total height of your mattress and bed frame can play a role in how easy it is to get in or out of bed, and extremely tall mattresses may require special fitted sheets that have an added pocket depth. Though it may not affect you on a day-to-day basis, mattress weight comes into play anytime you need to move the mattress, whether for cleaning, repositioning, or moving to a new home.
Both Avocado and Awara offer their mattresses in the six standard sizes, so there is no advantage to either brand for size availability. With mattress heights under 13 inches, there should be no issues in using standard fitted sheets.
Avocado provides customers with two choices: the standard Avocado Green Mattress and the Avocado with an added pillow-top. Compared to the Awara, the pillow-top model has the same height and nearly identical weight. The Avocado without the pillow-top, though, is two inches shorter and weighs 32 pounds less than the Awara, making it a more appealing choice for people who want a more compact mattress.
If you’re buying a car, you don’t just look at its paint job; you need to see under the hood. In the same way, when shopping for a mattress, it’s essential to see how it’s built. The materials that are used, their quality, how thick the layers are, and how the layers come together as a whole are the primary determinants of how well a mattress will perform and how long you can expect it to last.
In almost any mattress, you can break the construction down into two parts: the support core and the comfort system. The support core is the bottom section and is usually the thickest part, meant to generate sturdiness and dependability. The comfort system is one or more layers meant to most immediately impact the way the bed feels and how it reacts to the body’s weight.
The Awara and Avocado mattress offerings are latex hybrid mattresses. Hybrids have a support core made with metal innerspring coils and a thick comfort system. In a latex hybrid, the comfort system is made predominantly or exclusively with latex.
Because they share a similar design, the Awara and Avocado mattresses have quite a bit in common in their construction. That said, by looking closely at how each is built, it’s easier to spot the ways in which they are different.
The Awara mattress has a straightforward design with just two interior layers.
Overall, the Awara has a medium firm (6) feel. Its thick latex comfort system provides moderate contouring to soften pressure points in areas like the hips, shoulders, and lumbar spine. It has significant bounce that makes it easy to move on the mattress without ever feeling stuck in place. Its natural Dunlop latex is Rainforest Alliance Certified to demonstrate a commitment to forest and species conservation as well as economic and social sustainability.
The support core is made with 9 inches of pocketed innerspring coils. The pocketed design means that each spring is wrapped in cloth, and the cloth linings are stitched together to hold the structure in place instead of attaching the actual springs to one another. This gives each coil more range of motion and an ability to tailor to the body without excessive motion transfer. The tall layer of coils creates plenty of bounce as well as a sturdy feel out to the edge of the mattress.
The cover is made with organic cotton and has an inner lining made with organic New Zealand wool. These materials have a natural softness that complements the feel of the latex layer.
Latex does not retain significant heat, and this, combined with the breathability of cotton and wool and ventilation of the coils, makes the Awara well above-average for temperature regulation. The thick layers promote durability, and the bounce from both the comfort system and support core contributes to a bed that is well-suited to an active sex life.
The Avocado Green Mattress has a Firm (7) feel with three internal layers:
In this design, the 2-inch latex layer serves as the comfort system. This latex is made with the Dunlop process and is certified organic according to the criteria of the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). GOLS is a program of the Control Union, a company that audits and evaluates production practices to ensure that they meet high standards for environmental protection and social fairness. This latex layer delivers moderate contouring that can give support to the body and provide light pressure point relief.
The support core is made with two separate layers. The top layer is 8 inches of pocketed innerspring coils. The pocketed-coil design lets the springs better match the body’s weight, and there are three distinct coil thicknesses arranged into zones to give support where it’s most needed. That includes reinforcements around the perimeter to offer reliable edge support. Below the coils is a 1-inch layer of organic latex that functions as a shock absorber, protecting the coils, increasing stability, and cutting down on any noise or squeaking.
The cover is made with organic cotton with an interior lining of organic wool batting. Both the cotton and wool are certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard, which is also a program of the Control Union. The softness and breathability of cotton and wool help make the mattress more inviting on first touch, and durable handles sewn onto the cover make it easier to move or rotate the Avocado.
All of the interior components in the Avocado Green Mattress generate bounce, making this an easy mattress to move on top of, and the materials also facilitate effective ventilation and cooler sleep.
The Avocado Green Mattress With Pillow-Top
In addition to the standard Avocado Green Mattress, customers can opt for a pillow-top model. The only difference in their construction is the addition of a 2-inch latex pillow-top, giving this model four internal layers:
The added layer of latex in the pillow-top provides extra contouring and a slightly softer feel — medium firm (6) — than the standard option. The thicker comfort system also helps reduce motion transfer and supports additional durability, especially for sleepers over 230 pounds who typically place more pressure on the top layers of their mattress.
The Avocado Vegan Mattress
Avocado’s product line includes a mattress designed without animal products. Its construction is identical to the Avocado Green Mattress except that the layer of wool batting under the cover is replaced with organic cotton batting. The Avocado Vegan Mattress is offered in both the standard and pillow-top models.
From a performance standpoint, there is little difference between the Avocado Green and Vegan mattresses. Although it is less insulating, cotton batting serves a similar role as wool, and most sleepers would be unlikely to notice a major difference in feel.
Most shoppers know that a great mattress is an investment, but everyone still has to work with a budget that fits their financial situation. Even though there are solid values at almost every price point, how much a mattress costs usually boils down to a mix of multiple factors:
Most mattress companies run frequent promotions that offer customers a considerable discount on their final out-of-pocket price. The retail prices for Awara and Avocado are listed below by mattress size, but customers should always look for a deal to reduce these sticker prices.
The Avocado Vegan Mattress has the same pricing for the standard and pillow-top model as the Avocado Green Mattress.
For customers looking for the lowest-priced option, the Avocado Green Mattress costs less than the Awara in all sizes except for King and California King.
In many ways, though, the Awara’s construction is more comparable to the Avocado model with a pillow-top, and for that comparison, the Awara has an advantage in terms of price. That advantage grows with larger sizes such as Queen, King, and California King.
Overall, both the Awara and Avocado mattresses are excellent values given their combination of sturdy design, eco-conscious materials, and high-end performance. Before making a final choice, customers can check each company’s website to find out about sales or other discounts that could impact which model comes with the lowest price tag.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|Lifetime||Free to all 50 states|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|25 Year, Limited||Free|
Construction and performance are critical factors in selecting a new mattress, but it’s also worth taking the time to understand the logistics related to shipping, returns, and warranties.
These practical parts of a mattress purchase work a bit differently when shopping online than in a brick-and-mortar store, so the following sections explain the basics and outline the details for the policies of Awara and Avocado.
For mattresses purchased online, there are two primary shipping methods:
Standard shipping: This delivery method is almost always free. The mattress gets delivered directly to your doorstep, usually within 10 business days. To enable this type of shipping, the mattress is compressed and sealed inside plastic packaging and then put in a box for delivery. To install the mattress, you’ll need to bring the box to your bedroom, remove the packaging, and allow the mattress to expand to its full size. Two or three people are usually needed to carefully lift and carry the box.
White Glove delivery: When a team of technicians brings the mattress to your home and sets it up for you, it’s known as White Glove delivery. The technicians may be able to remove an old mattress as well, depending on the service. The availability of White Glove services can vary by company and location. It usually costs extra to get in-home setup, but the exact price depends on the mattress company.
Awara provides free standard shipping within the contiguous United States. For customers in Hawaii and Alaska, shipping is available but comes with an extra charge.
White Glove delivery is offered in the contiguous United States and includes the installation of the Awara as well as removal of an old mattress. This service costs $149.
Avocado offers free standard shipping to all 50 U.S. states.
Avocado’s White Glove delivery service is only available in the contiguous 48 U.S. states and costs $199. This service includes both setup of the Avocado and haul-away of an existing mattress.
One advantage to buying a mattress online is that almost every manufacturer offers a sleep trial that lets you test out the mattress for at least a few months (and sometimes much longer) with the option to return it if you aren’t happy with it. Compared to spending a few minutes on a mattress in a physical showroom, these generous return policies give customers a much clearer idea about whether a mattress works for them.
The typical sleep trial lasts for 100 nights and has no fees for return shipping. There may be a required break-in period lasting up to 30 nights during which you can’t request a return. The purpose of this break-in period is to let your body adjust to the new mattress before making a final decision about whether to return it. If you do come to the conclusion that you want a refund, most mattress companies will work with you to have the bed picked up from your home or find a place for you to donate it locally.
The Awara sleep trial lasts for 365-nights and has a 30-night break-in period. If you choose to return the mattress, Awara provides a full refund. The only charges that cannot be refunded are those related to either White Glove delivery or shipping costs to Alaska and Hawaii.
The Avocado mattresses come with a 365-night sleep trial. There is no mandatory break-in period, but Avocado requests that customers give the mattress a try for 30-60 nights. A full refund is provided if you opt for a return, but fees paid for White Glove delivery are not refundable.
A mattress warranty is essentially insurance against defects in its materials or workmanship. Virtually every mattress sold online comes with a warranty included that lasts for at least five years.
In most cases, the company will repair or replace a mattress that is confirmed to have a defect. Customers may have to pay some share of the costs related to warranty service. In a non-prorated warranty, the terms don’t change over the whole length of the warranty. If it is prorated, the customer’s share of costs goes up depending on how long they have owned the bed.
Awara offers a Forever Warranty that lasts for as long as you own the mattress. This warranty is prorated based on whether you’ve owned the mattress for more or less than 10 years.
During the first 10 years, Awara will replace a defective mattress at zero cost to the customer. After 10 years, the company will replace or repair the mattress, and the customer pays for $50 shipping each way. The company agrees to waive the shipping charges if a defect is confirmed.
Avocado’s warranty on all of its mattresses lasts for 25 years and is prorated. During the first 10 years, Avocado will replace or repair the mattress at no charge. In year 11, the customer pays 50% of their original cost and receives a new mattress. That percentage increases by 5% each year up to 95% in years 21 through 25. The customer is also responsible for transportation costs.