Awara vs. Brentwood Cedar

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Attempting to decide on the mattress features that matter most to you can get frustrating, especially when you’re trying to navigate the various details of other comparable mattresses on the market.

At Awara, we completely understand this. We know that your time is valuable and it can be difficult to go through pages of reviews and websites that outline mattress specifics. This is why we’ve decided to take the mystery out of the process and make it much more simple.

In this comparison article, we’ve highlighted some key elements that appeal to most mattress buyers, and outlined the facts. Discover the key differences between Awara and one of its competitors, the Brentwood Cedar mattress, to help make your decision process easier.

  Awara Brentwood Cedar
Price (Queen) $999 $1,949
Sleep Trial 365 Nights 1 year
Warranty Forever 25 years
Free Shipping Yes Yes
Free Returns Yes Yes
Setup/Removal Yes Yes
Latex Dunlop Dunlop
Latex Layer 4” 4” total
Hybrid Design Premium Individually Wrapped Pocket Coil System 5-zone coils
Height 13” 13”
Euro Top Yes Yes
100% Natural and GOLS Certified Organic Latex Yes No
GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Yes Yes
GOTS-Certified Organic and Natural Wool Yes Yes
VOC free Latex Certified by eco-INSTITUT Yes Yes
No Poly Foams Yes Yes
No Toxic Chemicals Yes Yes
Non chemical Fire Retardant SGS Certified Yes No
Non Chemical Adhesive Yes Yes
Water Based Adhesives Yes No
Carbon Offset Program Yes No
*Avocado says they have GOLS certified factory but don't call their latex as organic in their site messaging
1 When returning a ZenHaven mattress you will be refunded the price of the mattress (if returned within trial period) minus the $99 handling cost, so technically returns are not completely free.
2 ZenHaven makes organic cotton claims on their site but do not specifically call-out GOTS cert.
3 Avocado and Brentwood make non-chemical FR claims on their respective websites, but do not specifically call-out or display SGS Cert.
4 Avocado claims to anchor layers together using “hand-tufted rosettes”. They are clear that there are no chemical adhesives used in constructing their product, but they do not state that they do not use adhesives at all.
5 ZenHaven claims “No VOCs” but does not specifically call out or display eco-INSTITUT cert.
6 Brentwood claims that their 100% organic cotton cover secures layers without the use of chemical adhesives

Organic Materials

At Awara, we care about the Earth and we care about you, which is why have made the conscious decision to utilize as many natural and organic materials as possible in the construction of our mattresses. We use only sustainably sourced, GOLS-Certified organic Dunlop latex as well as GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)-Certified organic cotton and wool. Have peace of mind knowing that our manufacturer’s latex is certified by the eco-INSTITUT (read below for more details). The result is a mattress that you can feel good about purchasing for yourself and for loved ones.

The Brentwood Cedar mattress uses organic cotton, but the main difference compared to the Awara mattress is that the latex they use is not GOLS-Certified organic. This is something to keep in mind if you’re looking for a mattress that cares about certified, organic materials that are eco-conscious. This makes them better for the Earth and your own well-being.

With Awara, You Get More than a Latex Hybrid Mattress. You Get to Sleep Better, Naturally.

Hybrid Design

Hybrid mattresses, such as the Awara mattress and Brentwood’s Cedar mattress, combine two or more types of support. With both Awara and the Cedar mattress, you’re able to enjoy the classic feel of an innerspring mattress mixed with the soft cushioning comfort of latex.

Awara takes pride in its premium individually-wrapped pocket coil system and hybrid design. Mixing layers of lush, contouring, GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard)-Certified latex with individually-wrapped coils underneath, helps ensure a supportive base with the traditional bounce-back and responsive feel of an innerspring mattress.

Brentwood’s Cedar mattress is fairly comparable to Awara in terms of hybrid design, utilizing a 5-zone coil system and a combination of layers of (not GOLS-Certified) latex


Awara uses GOLS-Certified organic Dunlop latex that is sustainably sourced to give the eco-conscious sleeper greater peace of mind. Using natural, GOLS-Certified organic latex means that the Awara mattress is made without many of the chemicals that are often found in mattresses made of different, unnatural or not-organic materials.

Similar to Awara, the Brentwood Cedar mattress also uses Dunlop latex. Dunlop is a popular choice because of a more streamlined, simple manufacturing process, which also means that it leaves less of a carbon footprint. The main difference between Awara and Brentwood Cedar when it comes to the latex these mattresses use however, is that the Brentwood Cedar mattress isn’t made with GOLS-Certified organic latex like Awara. Many mattress companies that boast they are natural may use materials found in nature, such as latex, but that doesn’t mean that they are certified organic. Awara has taken the time and care to ensure that our latex is GOLS-Certified organic to give you peace of mind. We go beyond nature - we go organic as much as possible.

Latex Layer

As hybrid mattresses, Awara and Brentwood Cedar both use a combination of latex and coils to create a balanced feel of comfort and targeted responsiveness. Both Awara and Brentwood Cedar have a latex layer that is 4” deep. With 4” of supportive, cushioning latex that sits atop the bottom supporting coil layer, you’ll find more than enough cushion to support your entire body and relieve areas of pressure in order to help lull you into a deep sleep.

Euro Top

Redefining the term ‘eco-luxury’, every Awara mattress is topped with a lavish Euro top cover, comprised of silky soft certified-organic cotton and wool. These materials were specifically chosen to help improve airflow and keep your temperature neutral throughout the night. Awara sleepers love the luxury firm feel of the Awara mattress, giving it the Goldilocks rating: not too soft and not too firm but ‘just right’. Enjoy the benefits of consciously crafted, naturally-sourced materials, combining to bring the ideal levels of comfort and support that begin with Awara’s premium quality Euro top. Back, side, and stomach sleepers will find exactly what they’re looking for with Awara.

Brentwood Cedar is fairly matched with Awara in this category because it also has a Euro top comprised of a cotton cover and natural wool for a ‘medium firmness’ feel.

Both the Awara mattress and the Brentwood Cedar mattress offer a trial period of 1 year, which is the leading trial period in the industry. Experience the benefits of natural and non-toxic materials for the course of an entire year with Awara before deciding to make this mattress your new normal. Lovingly crafted with as many natural materials as possible, sleeping on the Awara mattress just feels better, and with a year long trial you can experience this feeling first hand, without making any immediate major commitments. Take your time and enjoy night after night of perfect sleep while you decide whether to keep your mattress or not.

Free Shipping: Awara and Brentwood Cedar are evenly matched in terms of shipping as well. Each offer free shipping on their products, so you’re not getting any surprises at check out.

Free Returns: Another point where Awara and Brentwood Cedar are matched is when it comes to returns. Whether you purchase an Awara or Brentwood Cedar mattress you will receive a refund in full with no hidden fees for pick up or return services. If you decide to return either mattress within the trial period offered, you can enjoy a full refund (less the cost of promo items) and a representative from the company will work with you to get the mattress donated or locally disposed of, making life even easier.

Mattress Setup/Removal: Awara and Brentwood Cedar offer mattress setup and removal services, but the similarities end there. If you purchase an Awara mattress it costs $149 for our White Glove Service, which includes delivery straight to your door and a team of our White Glove Service partners who will setup Awara in the room of your choosing, remove and dispose of the packaging, and remove your existing mattress as long as it is in clean condition.

If you choose Brentwood’s Cedar White Glove Delivery however, you will pay an additional $199, which does not include the removal of your old mattress. You will pay an additional $275 for the mattress removal service. This means that not only does Brentwood’s Cedar mattress cost hundreds of dollars more than Awara, the convenience of a home delivery and mattress removal service cost more 
as well.

Awara takes the cake when it comes to the warranty offer with it’s guarantee that lasts a lifetime. We offer an industry-leading Forever Warranty. In the unlikely event that your mattress has any manufacturing defects over the course of its lifetime, we guarantee that we will either replace it or fix it, depending on how long you've owned the mattress. Not many mattress companies can offer the same, and this is true for Brentwood Cedar as well, who only offers a 25 year warranty.

Brentwood Cedar offers only a 25 year warranty, and after that you are on your own. Enjoy a simple, straightforward guarantee that lasts as long as you do with Awara.

We Never Compromise


Speaking of certifications, Awara has a plethora of them. We’ve taken these extra steps to prove how serious we are about your wellbeing. Rest assured knowing that our GOLS-Certified latex is also certified by the eco-INSTITUT to be free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), persistent organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, formaldehyde, and phthalates. Awara mattresses are also free from petroleum-based polyurethane foams, chemical adhesives, chemical fire retardants (uses a non-chemical retardant certified by the SGS), and memory foams, and use only GOTS-Certified organic cotton and wool.

Brentwood Cedar does use GOTS-Certified organic cotton, natural wool, VOC-free latex certified by eco-INSTITUT, and doesn’t use poly foams, or chemical adhesives. It’s also important to note, however, that Brentwood Cedar does not use GOLS-Certified organic latex and also does not use an SGS-certified non-chemical fire retardant. When your mattress is mainly made with a material that is not GOLS-Certified organic, how natural is it ? We don’t want to use you as a guinea pig to test out the answer, so Awara has taken the time to attain these certifications to give you the ultimate organic sleep experience, naturally.

Natural Sleep

Find Better Sleep Naturally

Awara and Brentwood Cedar are evenly matched in terms of height at 13”. Many hybrid mattresses are made to be thicker and more plush because they utilize a combination of foam and coils, and Awara and Brentwood Cedar are no exception.

The price of a Queen-sized Brentwood Cedar mattress is $1,949, and the cost of a Queen-sized Awara mattress is $999. For nearly $1000 less, you get a longer warranty, cheaper mattress setup/removal service, along with GOLS-Certified organic latex materials that make up the bulk of your mattress. Not much else needs to be said. Awara is the obvious winner here.

Awara is the eco-conscious and organic alternative in the mattress industry that has a low price tag compared to competitors of a similar value. Choose an Awara mattress today and enjoy $200 off as our gift to you. Experience the Awara difference today.

Brentwood Cedar 13” $1,949
Awara 13” $999
Premium quality sleep starts with a company that cares about you. Make an investment in your wellbeing and get you best rest by purchasing an Awara mattress today.