Little Island Studios Review
As a mom, organic living, color and play are all a necessary part of childhood (and adult) happiness! Childhood can and should be magical - full of wonder and delight. To me, a huge part of that is a green and eco-friendly environment - not furniture that emits toxic VOCs, "air fresheners" from a spray bottle and not fire-resistant chemicals added to...well....everything. Creating a home that is free from these synthetic and toxic chemicals is extremely important to me and my children's health - now and their future health. I feel as strongly about that as I do about eating organic and chemical free food.
Let me start by saying - we were given a sofa years and years ago when my daughter was born and it was pretty heavily used when we received it. When the kids got older we came up with enough money to replace it (sofas can only take so much jumping and fort building on them) but to be honest every single time I went to look at sofas or even futons they smelled so bad of chemicals I just couldn't do it. Everything I read about the process of furniture making and what they are made of and the toxic chemicals that are used...well, I just decided we would keep what we had - falling apart or not. That seemed infinitely better than subjecting my children and myself to such an unhealthy environment. I am extremely sensitive to any chemical smells. I think most people inherently are, they just become so accustomed to chemical smells, they aren't even aware that your laundry should never smell "mountain fresh" - unless your laundry is actually line dried in the mountains! We have got to RE-think our idea of what is healthy! The scariest commercial I've seen is the air "freshener" spray that is sprayed in children's bedroom as they sleep! Agh! NO NO NO! Please don't do that. We wonder why America's children are among the unhealthiest of the first world countries?
So, we took out our older-than-creation sofa and put in The Futon Shop's organic futon mattress. There was no smell upon opening! I can smell the faint scent of wool - which to me, is extremely soothing. (I would do great having a sheep farm) I can't tell you how very pleased we have all been with the organic futon! I am not sure why I ever consider a sofa over a futon? A great quality large futon is a must, in my opinion for Friday night movies, sleepovers for the kids and when company comes in to town!
This is a queen sized organic & wool futon mattress with organic tomato red cover! The Futon Shop has all-the-colors, sure to go with your family's style! Absolute happiness!
The organic and wool mattress is thick, firm and stands up to my little one's constant playing (jumping off) on it - a healthy mattress indeed!
A chilly, rainy day is the perfect time to unplug for coziness!
Saturday Morning Relaxing!
We welcome seeing Our futons on display in your beautiful homes, and Nicki from Little Islands Studio did a beautiful job designing one of our futons in her family room displayed on her littleislandstudios blog
We are so pleased to be mentioned by Nicki, who shares our same passion about healthy lifestyle choices and eliminating toxins from our homes and the environment.
You could check out her review and see her talented work on her colorful instagram account @littleislandstudios She also posts fun and delish looking foodie, design and traveling pics that have been shared by Wholefoods, Real Simple, FeedFeed, Anthropologie, Health Magazine and more!
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