Farm to Bedroom is the newest concept in organic and local offerings in the wool mattresses and organic mattresses business. Never before has this concept been adopted by a company looking to make an impact in the health and well being of its consumers. The Futon Shop from San Francisco has made this their mission.
Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork) refers to food safety and the stages of production in food harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales, and consumption.
What is Farm-to-bedroom?
Farm-to-bedroom refers to a movement concerned with producing home furnishing and mattresses from organic materials locally harvested, naturally processed, and chemical free. Farm-to-bedroom is also associated with organic farming initiatives and sustainable agriculture in which the very furniture, sofa beds and mattresses you use is manufactured using these natural resources. This takes place in The Futon Shop's manufacturing plant located in San Francisco and distributed to their 10 showrooms throughout the state. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers 33 organic and green mattresses from start to finish. The company dates back to 1976 led by Suzanne Diamond and her team of specialists dedicated to producing eco-friendly furniture and bedding.
What does this mean for the consumer?
Today it is not only “you are what you eat,” but "you are where you sleep" or in other words "you are where you live." Farm-to-bedroom brings locally made, natural and healthy furniture into America’s homes. In today’s fast paced world the bedroom is often overlooked although more time is spent in bed then on any other piece of furniture in a home.
How does Farm-to-bedroom work?
Here are some examples of how farm-to bedroom works. Farmers in the southwest herd sheep, and shear the wool in the spring. Sheep are harvested for wool not meat and the wool is harvested year after year. This wool is purchased by The Futon Shop in San Francisco. This natural wool is then felted into bats and layered into their Organic wool mattress collection. Organic cotton is harvested in cotton cooperatives and then brokered by The Futon Shop for use in their organic mattress collections.
Farm-to-bedroom by The Futon Shop offers consumers a back to basic alternative that is chemically free, naturally healthy and offers comfort as well as long term health benefits. The vibratory nature of our existence and surroundings shapes who we are on a subconscious level. A more natural existence will not only contribute to a healthy lifestyle but a more pleasant mental state.
Farm-to-bedroom can cause a ripple effect that will translate to a healthier and more peaceful society while supporting the local eco system. The Futon Shop hopes to spark this movement with their mattress collections designed for sofa beds and platform bed frames.
The home should not be a chemically produced separation from the natural habitat but rather an extension of the natural surroundings. There is no reason that you can’t live in style and feel good about your eco footprint.
Organically yours, The Futon Shop
33 Organic Mattresses
"From Farm to Bedroom producing mattresses from organic materials locally harvested, naturally processed, and chemical free."
DURABILITY AND RESILIENCE
Wool Mattress is naturally Springy and soft.
Each wool fiber is a molecular coil spring making the fiber remarkably elastic. Nature has folded the chemical polypeptide chains back upon themselves in such a way that they act like a coiled spring which elongates when it is extended and retracts when it is released. This molecular crimp, along with the 3-dimensional fiber, allows wool fibers to be stretched up to 50% when wet and 30% when dry, and still bounce back to their original shape when stress is released. The flexibility of the wool fiber also makes it more durable. A wool fiber can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton and 2,000 times for silk. The natural elasticity of wool also makes wool mattress Soft and naturally springy without adding metal springs to your mattress.
Wool Mattresses regulate your body temperature to keep you dry and comfortable
Wool is a hygroscopic fiber; it takes up moisture in vapor form. Tiny pores in the epicuticle make the fiber semi-permeable, allowing vapor to pass through to the heart of the fiber. Wool can easily absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or clammy. The capacity to absorb makes wool a “temperature regulator” because it can protect the body in both cold and warm conditions. Wool always absorbs
moisture from the atmosphere of greater humidity and releases it to the drier
environment as it creates a balance in moisture conditions. This characteristic
makes a wool mattress versatile in all seasons..
Wool absorbs perspiration; thus it keeps a layer of dry air next to the skin
which, in turn, helps to hold in body heat. As wool absorbs atmospheric
moisture, the hydrogen bond of water is broken and chemically reacts with
molecules of the wool to generate heat. The same principle of moisture contact on the skin acts to protect against hot weather as well. The body cools itself naturally with the evaporation of perspiration. Wool expedites this process by absorbing perspiration and keeping the same dry air next to the skin. This is why wool clothing is worn throughout
the desert regions of the world where it’s hot during the day and cool at night.
Chemical free wool mattress topper
Because wool contains moisture in each fiber, it resists flame without chemical treatment. Instead of burning freely when touched by flame, wool chars and stops burning when it is removed from the source of fire. Wool is self-extinguishing. It will not support Combustion; this is why wool blankets are recommended for use in extinguishing small fires. The chemical structure of wool is a natural protein fiber that grows from
the follicles of the sheep’s skin. It is like human hair in that it is composed of
keratin-type protein. Chemically these proteins contain 5 elements: carbon,
hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur. These 5 elements are combined into 19
amino acids linked together in ladder-like polypeptide chains.
Each wool fiber acts like a natural coilspring, providing a springy comfort and adding years of comfort and life to our futons. Wool also has high natural absorbency for moisture, which is what makes our wool futons warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because wool contains moisture in every fiber, it resists flame naturally without chemical treatment. Durable, warm and resistant to abrasion, our natural wool provides unsurpassed sleeping comfort. Treat yourself! Choose your wool mattress online or visit one of our 11 stores today.
Why organic wool mattresses are a choice you can feel good about.
Chemical-free wool mattresses, from US grown wool mattresses and organic cotton covers do not off-gas or harm your family. 50 years ago, cotton-growing involved sustainable techniques: it did not permanently deplete resources or create a health hazard. Today the pesticides used on “conventional” cotton increasingly threatens people, wildlife and the environment. The organic cotton used in our mattresses are grown with natural fertilizers and are free from toxic chemicals. A field in America must be pesticide-free for at least three years to be certified organic. Organic farming is safe and healthy for farmers and encourages just economic systems in the supply chain. Join us, together we can make a difference with organic wool mattresses.
The History of Wool
Like human civilization, the story of wool begins in the Stone Age about 10,000 years ago. Primitive man used sheep for three basic human needs: food, clothing and shelter. Later on man learned to spin and weave. The warmth of wool clothing and the mobility of sheep allowed mankind to spread civilization far beyond the warm climate of Mesopotamia.
Between 3000 and 1000 BC the Persians, Greeks and Romans distributed
sheep and wool throughout Europe as they continued to improve breeds. The
Romans took sheep everywhere as they built their Empire in what is now Spain,
North Africa, and on the British Isles.
The wool industry flourished in America. Both Washington and Jefferson maintained flocks of sheep; both were inaugurated in woolen suits. Sheep moved West with civilization and beyond; at the turn of the 18th century small flocks in the hands of pioneers started the industry in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Sheep are as versatile as the fiber they produce. All parts are used; they
provide tender, delicious meat… and wool is a renewable resource. Sheep thrive
in all 50 states and most nations of the world, often in rough, barren ranges, or
high altitudes where other animals cannot survive because of lack of vegetation.
Sheep can survive and flourish on weeds and vegetation other animals will not
eat, therefore they convert to protein a group of natural resources which would
otherwise be wasted. Sheep fill our food and fiber needs today just as they have for centuries.
Visit one of The Futon Shop’s 10 California stores for immediate pick-up with no shipping charge
We ship throughout the United States and can generally get your futon mattress or futon sofa bed on its way to you within 48 hours. For those looking for extra savings, we offer a number of complete sofa bed sets with Free Shipping.
If you are shopping within California, we invite you to visit our retail stores where you can experience the difference with natural and affordable organic futon mattresses. Pick your perfect mattress from our endless choice of materials, designs and firmness, then arrange for same day delivery—or take it home with you and save the delivery and shipping cost. Or, anywhere in the United States, you can order with confidence and we’ll generally get your futon mattress or futon sofa bed on its way to you within 48 hours. Plus if you’re looking for extra value, many of our complete sofa bed sets come with free shipping! Just make your choice from our superior selection, and you’ll be sleeping better before you know it!
The Futon Shop maintains a high level of Eco-Consciousness to strive for a healthier future for our planet and our country. We work tirelessly towards bringing
the best organic and eco-friendly futons, sofa beds & organic furniture options for the health and comfort of our customers