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Farm to Family

From the Farm to your Family - The Futon shop cycle of life

 

San Francisco, CA (SFGATE) March 27, 2012

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.

What happens when the life of your furniture has reached it's end?

Recycle your mattress, boxspring, futon mattress or hide-a-bed mattress.

The Futon Shop has aligned itself with DR3 the country’s largest mattress recycler. Through a partnership with local landfills, garbage haulers and transfer stations, DR3 will take your old mattress and deconstruct it by hand. Using this method, 85-90% of a typical mattress can be recycled. Your mattress helps DR3 conserve landfill space, protect the environment, and provide jobs in the community.

In Summary:

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."


Suzanne Diamond
The Futon Shop
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Shahn Miller
The Futon Shop
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It’s not just a healthy mattress, it’s part of our mission.

Help to heal the earth while you sleep, simply by choosing our 100% organic futon mattresses. The more you “go organic” in what you wear, sleep on, wash and dry with and consume, the more you are doing to help replenish our planet and safeguard its future abundance. Join us and make a difference in the environment, our earth’s soil, water, air and for countless living things.

Why organic mattresses are a choice you can feel good about.

Chemical-free latex mattresses, US grown wool mattresses and organic cotton mattresses 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 futon 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 futon mattresses.

Visit one of The Futon Shop’s 10 California stores for immediate pick-up with no shipping charge

The Futon Shop LocationsWe 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!

 

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