What is a Futon?
The word FUTON is a Japanese word originally referring to any round mat our cushion filled with leaves. The traditional Japanese Futon is a group of three products making up a bed. The three products consist of a futon, which is a thin cotton pad, a shikibuton which is a three folding pad that sits under the thin cotton pad, and a Kakibuton which is a comforter that goes on top of the thin cotton pad. Learn more about Futons.
What is the Difference between an Organic Mattress (Futon) and a Natural Mattress (Futon)?
Whether you are building an organic mattress (futon) or a natural mattress (futon), the basic ingredients are the same. There are basically only a few ingredients considered organic or natural when manufacturing a mattress. Learn more about Organic versus Natural Mattresses.
Types Of Natural Ingredients In This Mattress
We manufacture every one of our mattresses locally in our San Francisco Factory. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers eco-friendly mattresses from start to finish. Tucked away in a 30,000 square foot factory located at 2150 Cesar Chavez St. on the border of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood in San Francisco, The Futon Shop 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.
Learn more about Mattress Manufacturing.
Mattress Covers With Organic Fabric
This mattress cover comes with GOTS Certified Organic Fabric. Learn more about GOTS Certified Organic Fabrics.
Tufted vs. Untufted
This mattress will bend and has been designed for use on a pull out sofa bed. Learn more about Bendable Mattresses.
Do I Need Box Springs?
You do not need box springs for any of our mattresses. This mattress has been designed to work on a on a pull out sofa bed. Learn more about Box Springs and Platform Beds.
Do you need to flip or rotate your mattress?
For the first few months of use, we recommend you rotate and flip your mattress head to toe every time you change your sheets to ensure the fibers settle evenly. After six months, you can rotate your mattress once per month and flip it every few months.Learn more about Flipping your Mattress?
Will my mattress work as a Sofa or a Bed?
This mattress will work on a pull out sofa bed. Learn more about Sofa Bed Mattresses?
Sleep Positions and Mattress Feel
The Ecosofa Chemical Free Mattress is rated as Medium Firm. Medium Firm Mattresses are the best for all around comfort. This mattress is recommended for back, front sleepers, and side sleepers.Learn more about Sleep Positions and Mattress Feel.
Are there Chemical fire retardants in your mattress?
This mattresses has been manufactured completely free of chemical fire retardants. Wool has been used as the Natural Flame Retardant.Learn more about fire retardants.
Will my mattress have an odor?
All manufactured products have odors based on their components. American Wool sometimes has a fresh odor. Because our materials have not been treated with harsh chemicals or bleaching agents, the materials may contain a slight odor, but will dissipate over the course of a few weeks. Natural Latex does have a slight odor as well.Learn more about Mattress Odors.
Will my mattress lump?
Long fiber wool and cotton resist forming balls or lumps and give futons a longer life expectancy. The Futon Shop uses the best quality long fiber staple cotton in most their mattresses. Dipping or lumping is generally caused by uneven wear on the mattress. By following in the flip and rotation instructions, you will insure that your mattress does not experience dipping or lumpingLearn more about Lumpy Mattresses.
Mattresses for back problems
There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people. Although any mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. A good mattress should provide back support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. What mattress is best if I have back problems?
Latex sinks in just like memory foam, but always provides a reflex. This provides great back support but tends to be a little bouncy. With that being said, you should expect better motion isolation than that provided by connected innersprings or foam. The degree of motion isolation will depend on the thickness, density, and type of latex.
Learn more about Motion Isolation.
The Ecosofa has a life expectancy of 15-20 years. Learn more about Mattress Lifespans.
Shipping To New York City
Our futons and mattresses are sitting in homes all through New York state. Since 1976 our customers are sitting and sleeping on our healthy non-toxic mattresses and futons and we are proud it. Learn more about shipping to New York City.