Organic and Chemical-free Organic Cotton Only and Organic
Cotton and Natural Wool Futons
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.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and should say something like "Patient needs bed without chemical flame retardants."
Natural Wool as a Flame
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
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
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.
More About Natural Wool's Inherent
Wool is a natural insulator and helps to keep you warm in the winter. Wool is
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
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.
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.
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:
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"We just received the [futon] mattress. My baby loves it! I've never seen
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"The order arrived in it's entirety last week. Just wanted to let you guys
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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.
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 email@example.com,
and our toll-free telephone number is 1-888-51-EARTH.
Please allow approximately 3 - 5 weeks for delivery