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Abundant Earth Organic Futons


Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futons and Latex/Wool Japanese-style Shiki Futons

Made in the USA ~ Abundant Earth

Our organic futons are not just hand made, they're hands down the best futons made in America. We use the highest quality 100% organic latex for the core of all our handmade Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futons. Organic latex conforms to your body's curves like a mattress with millions of tiny independent adjustable springs. We then surround the organic latex with organic cotton bating, and  pure and natural chemical-free wool and then finally cover all with durable organic cotton fabric ticking. With an Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futon, you are are caressed and lulled to sleep while receiving optimal support from the latex/cotton/wool combination. Abundant Earth futons are pure organic and chemical-free! No pesticides or chemical treatments are ever used in any of Abundant Earth's futons.
 

Different futons to accommodate different needs and desires:
Abundant Earth's organic latex futons are available in two thicknesses. When new, the Standard Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Standard Futon is approximately 8" thick at its widest or thickest point. With use, it will eventually compact down to about 6 to 7 inches thick. The Standard Futon is the thickness of choice for conventional *slatted platform beds. Abundant Earth also offers a thinner Japanese-style Shiki Futon (also know as Shikibuton). The Shiki Futon is approximately 3" thick and is a LATEX/WOOL futon (a 3" layer of  latex wrapped in a thin wool insulator pad inside an organic cotton cover) . The Shiki Futon, when new, will eventually compress down to approximately 2 plus inches. The 3" Organic Latex/Wool Shiki Futon is too thin on its own to use on a conventionally slatted platform bed frame. However, Shiki futons are an excellent choice for using on a Japanese-style tatami mat/bed. Some people prefer to purchase two Shiki futons and layer them one on top of the other rather than order one of our Standard Futons. Layered Shiki futons work very well on *slatted platform bed frames. This layered approach make turning, flipping, sunning, moving and/or storing the futon much easier--especially for people who have difficulty lifting. Layering is a more expensive choice. However, the benefits of layering may be well worth it to you. Some people will also use an Organic Latex/Wool Shiki Futon as a new layer on their older existing futon. *When placing any of our latex futons on a slatted platform bed frame, make sure the spaces between the slats are between 1/2 and 1-1/2 inches wide for proper breath-ability and support.


Sizes Available:
Our Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Standard Futons and Shiki Futons are available in Twin, Twin Extra Long (80"), Full, Queen, King and California King sizes. Click HERE to see all our sizes.


What will my Organic Latex and Wool Futon feel like and how long will it last?
Our hand-tufted Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futons make exceptionally luxurious sleeping surfaces. These futons are nothing like the dense firm traditional natural fiber futon. As we mentioned earlier, organic latex conforms to all your body's curves like a mattress with millions of tiny independent adjustable springs shifting and bending with your every twitch or movement. The comforting contouring nature of latex is what has made latex so popular today. The only drawback to using natural latex rubber is latex it doesn't have the same longevity as does cotton and wool alone. Latex will eventually breakdown with use, leaving body impressions where you sleep the most. That's why regular turning and flipping of a latex-core futon is so important for maximizing longevity of your Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futon. Some people will add a wool topper to their latex futon after several years of use to help offset any body impressions. The trade-off between luxurious comfort and longevity is worth it to most people who've tried a latex futon, as there's nothing more satisfying than a good night's sleep on an Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futon. By the way, Abundant Earth Organic Futons make outstanding sleeping surface for your children as they provide excellent skeletal support for growing bodies
 

Chemical-Free Natural Wool as a Flame Retardant:
Some manufacturers add "natural" flame retardants to their outer futon fabric (this fabric is also known as "ticking") such as boric acid. However, we strongly recommend against these products as they still may pose their own set of hazards to one's health and well-being. By contrast, a natural flame retardant we do recommend for those who are interested is our pure and natural chemical-free wool. Because wool acts as a flame retardant, our futons with added wool, such as the Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Futons, do NOT require a prescription. Our chemical-free natural wool is from free-range sheep and no chemicals are ever used on the sheep or in the processing of the wool. The wool in our Standard Futons and Shiki Futons will satisfy the federal flame retardant requirement. Wool also adds extra resiliency (adding a hint of softness to your futon) and improved thermal comfort (cooler in hot humid weather and warmer in cool dry weather), and anti-microbial benefits from the natural lanolin in the wool. Wool also helps (just a little) with dust mite resistance as it. However, if you are concerned about maximizing dust mite protection for your futon and you, you will still want to add an Organic Cotton Dust Mite Barrier Cloth Cover to your order.
 

Natural Wool ~ Grown and Processed without Harsh Chemicals:
Our pure and natural wool is processed without bleaches, carbonizing acids, formaldehyde, dyes, or animal cruelty. The sheep are raised cruelty-free and are allowed to roam free on the range. The sheep and the wool are raised in chemical-free and pesticide-free environment. In fact, the wool is completely untreated is except for being washed with water. While not "certified" organically grown, the sheep and wool are grown and processed according to organic guidelines. 

Happy Sheep producing pure wool for Abundant Earth!
More About Chemical-Free Natural Wool's Inherent Qualities:
Regulates Temperature: Wool is a natural insulator and helps to keep you warm in the winter. Wool is also naturally breathable to keep you cooler in the summer. Wool fibers help to keep your body at the optimal temperature for maximum comfort and rest.

Naturally Absorbent Fiber: Wool fiber's coil-like shape pulls excess heat and moisture from your skin while you sleep. Wool fabrics can absorb up to 30% of their weight without feeling heavy or damp. The absorbent fibers "breathe" by wicking away moisture from the body and releasing it into the air. This also aids in cooling you during warm humid weather.

Mildew and Mold Resistant: Wool's natural resistance to mildews and molds comes from the way it repels moisture, and lets moisture pass through it's fibers without holding the moisture. (Please note that wool is mold and mildew resistant--not mold and mildew proof).

Perfect Insulator: Wool is warm in winter and cool in the summer because of its hydrophilic ability to wick away excess moisture. In the winter, wool removes moisture from the skin to keep warm and dry and wool’s insulating qualities trap dry air and warmth near the skin. In the summer, wool’s coil-like shape pulls excess heat and moisture from your skin helping to stay cooler.

Naturally Fire Retardant: Wool has natural fire-retardant properties. (High moisture content and protective lanolin is resistant to combustion). It can resist flame without the chemical treatment involved in fireproofing.

Naturally Non-Allergenic: Wool, when separated by fabric casing, is almost entirely non-allergenic. Although some may have a rare natural allergy to lanolin, the oil found in wool, most people's allergy to wool is a reaction to the many harsh and toxic chemicals that go into the treatment, and finishing of conventional wool. Serious chemical abrasives are routinely used to wash raw wool for processing. Chlorine and mothproofing chemicals are routinely applied to conventional wool before turning it into a finished product. Our wool has none of these harsh chemicals applied.Organic Cotton Cover in Colors

Organic Protective Pads, Zippered Covers, Toppers and More...
For proper care and protection of your new futon, we strongly recommend using an Organic Cotton Flannel Mattress Pad, a Pure Eco Wool Puddle Pad or one of our other futon mattress protectors. You may also wish to add an extra layer of protection to your futon with an Organic Cotton Zippered Futon Cover (in Colors) or Organic Cotton Barrier Cloth Cover. All of these items maybe viewed 
HERE...and don't forget to top your new futon with Organic Cotton Sheets, Organic Pillows and an Organic Cotton Comforter or Blanket or Topper (Top Mattress).

Zipper?
All of our organic futons have a small-gauge zipper closure installed along the edge of the futon. This zipper is installed as an aid used during the construction of your futon. The zippered closure is for construction purposes only and is not intended to be used as a functional zipper. If you prefer to have your futon entirely stitched without a zipper, please contact Abundant Earth at 1-888-513-2784 for a quotation. Futons without zippers are generally about 50% more expensive than our standard futons and are not returnable under any circumstances.

Organic Futon Care:
Organic futons need to breathe. The best sleeping surface for your new futon is a slatted wood surface such as a platform bed for our Standard Futon or a Tatami Mat for a Shiki Futon. Futons should not be placed directly on a solid surface such as the floor, as they can begin to mold or mildew where the surface of the futon meets the surface of the cooler floor. Be sure to flip (end-to-end and side-to-side) frequently to make sure your futon wears evenly. Futons cannot we washed. If you stain or spill on your futon, be sure to clean up the area with a rag or sponge. Oxiclean or similar may help clean stains or aromatic spills. You must be sure to dry the area thoroughly. You may need to place your futon in the sun (UV light from the sun helps kill mold/mildew) or use a hair dryer (carefully) to ensure the entire futon dries properly and thoroughly.


Shipping Notice:
On rare occasion, additional shipping charges may apply. If so, we will contact you with these additional charges, and await your approval before finalizing your order.
 

Please allow approximately 2 to 4 weeks for delivery


Organic Latex, Cotton and Wool Est-King Standard Futon (8") $2,374.95
Organic Latex/Wool Est-King Shiki Futon (3") $1,598.95
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