Certifications are a big deal because they let you know that a third party has verified the claims made by your mattress. That’s why Awara has so many, we’ve taken the steps to show that we’re serious about the wellbeing of you AND the environment. You can rest easy knowing that we use Rainforest Alliance certified latex, to be free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), persistent organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, formaldehyde, and phthalates. Awara takes this a step further by also being free of petroleum-based polyurethane foam, chemical adhesives, chemical fire retardants (uses a non-chemical retardant certified by the SGS), and memory foams. We also use only Certified organic cotton and wool.
Birch also has many certifications. Their wool is compliant with the PGC Wrightson Wool Integrity Program which guarantees best farming practices for their wool. They are also OEKO-TEX certified, though their Talalay latex doesn’t take the same steps to be certified that the Awara does.