Abundant Earth Organic Futons

Organic Cotton Only or Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons and Japanese-style Shiki Futons

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AbundantEarth.com Organic CottonOur organic futons are not just hand made, they're hands down the best futons made in America. We use the highest quality 100% organic cotton batting as the core of all our handmade Organic Cotton Only and Organic Cotton and Natural Wool Futons. Unlike most synthetic materials and foams, organic cotton batting conforms to your body's curves and allows your body to breathe. We then surround the organic cotton batting with pure and natural chemical-free wool and finally cover the batting with durable organic cotton fabric ticking. Optionally, with a doctor's prescription, you may order our futons with no wool added (*see below for details). No pesticides or chemical treatments are ever used in any of Abundant Earth's futons. Our futons are pure organic and chemical-free!

Different thicknesses to accommodate different needs and desires:
AbundantEarth.com's organic futons are available in two different thicknesses. When new, the Standard Futon is approximately 8" thick at its widest or thickest point. With use, it will eventually compact down to about 6 or 7 inches thick. The Standard Futon is the thickness of choice (and for many the most comfortable 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 4" thick when new, and eventually will compress down to approximately 3 plus inches. The Shiki is too thin to use on a conventionally slatted platform bed frame. However, Shikis are an excellent choice for using on a Japanese-style tatami mat/bed. Some people prefers 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.

Sizes Available:
Our Organic Cotton Only and Organic 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.

AbundantEarth.com Organic FutonsWhat will my Abundant Earth Organic Futon feel like?
Our Organic Cotton Only and Organic Cotton and Wool Futons are made of all natural fibers--like the true and natural bedding surfaces that humans have been sleeping on for thousands of years. There are no synthetics such as memory foam or polyester fluff in these futons. Natural fiber futons feel different that synthetically altered futons. The natural fiber futon will start out softer, but as you sleep on your futon and the fibers will compress and the futon will get firmer over time. Eventually, with regular flipping and turning, your futon will become a relatively firm sleeping surface. Organic Cotton Only futons tend to be firmer than Organic Cotton and Wool Futons as the wool fibers add a just a bit of springiness and softness to the futon that cotton only is unable to provide. Please also keep in mind that a thicker futon is less firm and generally more comfortable for most people than a thinner futon. By the way, Abundant Earth Organic Futons make outstanding sleeping surface for your children as they provide long-lasting natural skeletal support for growing bodies.

*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 must incorporate a flame retardant. Our pure and natural chemical-free wool acts as a natural flame retardant without the addition of any chemicals. However, some people do not want wool in their futon. Don't panic! Keep reading.... An exemption is allowed for people with medical need. Because our Organic Cotton Only Futons contains chemical flame retardants or wool, a medical doctor's, naturopath's, or chiropractor's prescription (must be licensed to write prescriptions) 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 wool or chemical flame retardants."

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 Cotton and Natural 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).

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) 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 & Returns:
SHIPPING ON FUTONS IS FREE!  However, on rare occasions, additional shipping charges may apply. If so, we will contact you with these additional charges and await your approval before finalizing your order. Returns accepted within 30 days of receipt in NEW and UNUSED condition with original packaging for refund less restocking fees, all shipping fees and damages.

Please allow approximately 6 to 10 weeks for delivery. Please note, these items are made-to-order and all made-to-order items are not-returnable for any reason.

Organic Cotton and Wool Full Shiki Futon (4") $948.95
Organic Cotton Only Full Shiki Futon (4") (prescription required) $905.95
Organic Cotton and Wool Full Standard Futon (8") $1,548.95
Organic Cotton Only Full Standard Futon (8") (prescription required) $1,379.95
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