Cotton and Wool Futons and Latex/Wool Japanese-style Shiki Futons
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
Futon, you are are caressed
and lulled to sleep while receiving optimal support from the
Abundant Earth futons are pure
organic and chemical-free!
No pesticides or chemical
treatments are ever
used in any of Abundant Earth's futons.
to accommodate different needs and
organic latex futons are available in two thicknesses.
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
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
thin on its own to use on a conventionally slatted platform bed frame.
Shiki futons are an excellent choice for using on a Japanese-style
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.
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.
will my Organic Latex and Wool Futon feel like and how long will it
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
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
will still want to add an Organic Cotton Dust Mite Barrier Cloth Cover
to your order.
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
About Chemical-Free Natural Wool's Inherent Qualities:
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.
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.
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
with Organic Cotton Sheets, Organic Pillows and an
Comforter or Blanket or Topper (Top Mattress).
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
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.
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