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Abundant Earth Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons


Organic and Chemical-free Organic Cotton Only and Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons

*** Made in the USA ***

We use 100% organic cotton batting as the core of all our hand-made Organic Cotton Only and Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons. The organic cotton batting conforms to your body curves and allows your skin to breathe. We then cover the batting with durable organic cotton fabric. No pesticides or chemical treatments are ever used. Our futons are pure organic and chemical-free!
 

Different futon thicknesses are offered to accommodate different needs and desires:

  • Our 6" and  8" futons are great as single-layer sleeping surfaces. Our 6" futon is the thickness of choice for convertible (folding) futon furniture (cushy, but still able to bend and fold).
     
  • Our 3" and  4" futons are designed for layering your sleeping surface with two or more futons. Layering make your futons easier to flip, air, and roll. A 3" or 4" futon is usually not a sufficient sleeping surface thickness over slats. Traditionally, 6" thickness is considered the minimum sleeping surface over a slatted platform surface.
     

Flame Retardants, the Federal Government and Wool:
All of Abundant Earth's organic cotton futons are free of chemical flame retardants. Nevertheless, federal law requires all sleeping surfaces sold in the United States to be treated with a flame retardant. However, don't panic! Keep reading.... An exemption is allowed for people with medical need. Because our Organic Cotton Only Futons contains no chemical flame retardants, a medical doctor's, naturopath's, or chiropractor's prescription (must be licensed in your state) is required to purchase this bed in order to meet federal flame retardant requirements. This prescription may be faxed to us at 847-485-5169 or emailed to sales@abundantearth.com and should say something like "Patient needs bed without chemical flame retardants."
 

Natural Wool as a Flame Retardant:
Some manufacturers add "natural" flame retardants to their fabric 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 natural chemical-free wool. Because wool acts as a flame retardant, our futons with added wool, such as the Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons, do NOT require a prescription. Our chemical-free natural wool from free-range New England sheep (no chemicals used on the sheep and only biodegradable soap used to process the wool) will also satisfy the flame retardant requirement. The natural wool batting is wrapped around the organic cotton batting. This wool wrap is added to the inside of the futon and precludes the need for any flame retardant chemicals or Dr.'s prescription. The wool also adds extra resiliency and improved thermal comfort (cooler in hot humid weather and warmer is cool dry weather), and anti-microbial benefits from the natural lanolin in the wool. Wool also helps (just a little) with dust mite resistance and it adds just a hint of softness to your futon. If you are concerned about maximizing dust mite protection for your futon, you will still want the added protection of one of our Organic Cotton Barrier Cloth Mattress/Futon Covers.
 

Natural Wool ~ Grown and Processed without Harsh Chemicals:
Our USA grown pure and natural wool is processed without bleaches, carbonizing acids, formaldehydes, 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 washing with water and a mild biodegradable detergent. 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 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 non of these harsh chemicals applied.Organic Futon with Cotton Cover

 

For extra protection add an Organic Cotton Zippered Futon Cover or Organic Cotton Barrier Cloth Cover...and don't forget to top your new futon with an Organic Cotton Comforter or Topper.

 

Zipper?
Our 6" and 8" futons (as well as 4" Queen and King Futons) will usually have a metal zipper closure installed along the side 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. Alternatively, you may have a nylon zipper installed instead of a metal zipper. Just click on the Add to Cart button and then select your zipper preference.


What People are Saying About Our Futons:

"Thank you SOOO Much for the beautiful futon! We are so happy with it. It is so beautiful. We are very excited. Many thanks!! Your futon is wonderful! "
Christina, NY



"We just received the [futon] mattress. My baby loves it! I've never seen him sleep so well. Thank you!"
Amanda, TX



"I wanted to let you know that I absolutely love the futon you just sent. Visually it is beautiful, but is also comfortable and delicious. Thank you so much for such wonderful job."
Ofelia, CA



"The order arrived in it's entirety last week. Just wanted to let you guys know that they are the most comfortable [futons] beds I've laid down on and the [comforters] blankets are amazing Thanks so much for the great product you provide. My family is very appreciative."
Jonathan, AK
 

Organic Futon Care:
Organic futons need to breathe. The best sleeping surface for your new futon is a slatted wood surface such as platform bed (see our Pacific Rim Platform Beds). 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 turn and roll your futon frequently. This will help air the futon as well as stretch out the natural fibers after they compress with use. 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:
Additional shipping charges may apply. If so, we will contact you with these additional charges, and await your approval before finalizing your order. You may also email or call for a freight quotation. Be sure to specify what you wish to order, and please indicate your zip code when requesting a freight quotation. Generally, allow up to one business day before we are able to respond to your request. Our email address is sales@abundantearth.com, and our toll-free telephone number is 1-888-51-EARTH.
 

Please allow approximately 2 - 4 weeks for delivery


Organic Cotton Only Full Futon-3" (prescription required) $559.95
Organic Cotton and Wool Full Futon-3" $689.95
Organic Cotton Only Full Futon-4" (prescription required) $621.95
Organic Cotton and Wool Full Futon-4" $752.95
Organic Cotton Only Full Futon-6" (prescription required) $787.95
Organic Cotton and Wool Full Futon-6" $863.95
Organic Cotton Only Full Futon-8" (prescription required) $1,007.95
Organic Cotton and Wool Full Futon-8" $1,173.95
Organic Cotton Zippered Full Futon Cover $211.95
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