The image above is the cotton gin type of felting machine that is at The Futon Shop headquarters in San Francisco, where all the natural fibers are felted. The materials of organic and natural wool, and natural and organic cotton or felted into comfort bats for layering inside mattresses and futons. .
The Futon Shop began in 1976, manufacturing every one of their mattresses locally in their San Francisco Factory. 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 is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers chemical free and eco-friendly mattresses from start to finish. They purchase raw cotton and wool from local farmers and process it on site.
Mattress and Futon manufacturing is an ancient skill, yet new technology has allowed great innovation and higher quality for the journeyperson as well as the master craft people in the industry today. The ability to combine new material into mattresses and futons and roll the up, to ship them in a box to customers’ homes is a reality new technology. This technology has pros and cons. The pros, is the mattress can ship to the customer quickly and inexpensively, and easy installation into you home. The cons are that every foam company is manufacturing mattresses for companies such as “Casper” Saatva” “Tuft and needle”, “Purple mattress”. There is a flood of mattresses in the market today that the brand does not even make, no journeyman or craftspeople. The brands farm out manufacturing to the polyurethane foam companies who are manufacturing the foam. The foam company use petro-chemical bi-products from refining gasoline and creates different type of foam, memory foam and gels primarily use in the mattress industry today. There is a flood of these mattresses in the market, as well as China imports like “Keetsa” and frankly it is a terrible shame.
The Futon Shop began in 1976, manufacturing every one of their mattresses locally in their San Francisco Factory. In 1976 all the mattresses where made by hand and hand tufted and packaged. Today our operation is tucked away in a 30,000 square foot factory located at 2150 Cesar Chavez St., between, Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, and Mission Neighborhoods, of San Francisco. With so little manufacturing in northern California, The Futon Shop is one of San Francisco oldest and largest manufacturer of mattresses and high quality futons. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers chemical free and eco-friendly mattresses from start to finish. They purchase raw cotton and wool from local farmers and process it on site.
What does this mean for the consumer? We are the manufacturer, there is no middleman, no foam or other manufacturer making a cut. This way we can bring expensive, natural and organic ingredients affordably into each mattress and futon we handcraft and offer huge savings and discounts to you. The Futon Shop has made chemical free living affordable for everyone, because we care and believe everyone deserves the choice to sleep healthy. 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.
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Click to browse through some great organic cotton mattresses.
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