What are the ingredients of Chemical Free Mattresses
In order to be chemical free or non-toxic, the materials must come from nature. So agricultural materials like organic cotton, natural and organic wool, natural and organic coconut fiber, and natural and organic latex are the main ingredients used in mattresses to offer a non-toxic environment. Manufacturers such as TFSLEEP and THEFUTONSHOP take pride in being members of the Sustainable Furniture Council and The Organic Trade Association, in order to keep up with standards of USDA, GOTS and GOLS Organic and eco-friendly practices. Using fabric that is GOTS certified is another way to create clean mattresses. This Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in an international textile processing standard for around the world and is a organization that is backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. GOTS is used for textiles and wool fibers.
Each and every chemical free mattress or futon mattress must meet the federal standard for flammability, 16 CFR 1633. Using GOTS Certified Ingredients such as natural wool as a natural fire retardant is the healthiest way to meet these stringent standards while using organic ingredients. Some examples of chemical flame retardants include; PBDE( Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether); Boric Acid; fiberglass fabric or even Sodium Soaked Cotton Fabric Socks made cyanide based chemicals. For those who are concerned about these potentially harmful chemicals and you are allergic to wool, any our mattresses and futons can be made Chemical Free and shipped to your home. Simply get a doctor note or a note from a licensed healthcare provider.
Every mattress and futon in The Futon Shop's chemical free futon mattress or chemical free mattress line has wool added to the top of each mattress, which acts as a natural fire retardant. Wool is the magic ingredient that is used as a fire retardant in all Futon Shop Chemical Free Futon Mattresses. Think of wool as a thermostat, regulating temperature warming up in cold weather and cooling down in warm weather. It is a jack of all trades in such markets as mattresses, fashion, flooring, and so on. It is a multifaceted, practical and dependable fiber because of its high resilience. One key factor that makes wool such a beneficial ingredient in mattresses is the fire retardant property.
Wool has been used in textiles for 100's of years and is naturally a fire retardant because it does not ignite from a flame. It is resistant to dust mites, milew and mold, and is hygroscopic. Not only is wool a natural temperature controller for your body but wool is as natural as the hair on our heads. These characteristics make it ideal for use in bedding. The reason it is not more widely used in furniture, especially in mattresses, is cost. Chemical free and Organic Wool is very expensive and therefore not ideal for manufacturers looking to keep cost down.
When combining materials with GOTS organic wool, GOLS organic latex, USDA organic cotton, GOLS certified coconut coir you can rest assured that your mattress will offer chemical free and non-toxic sleep. If you can not afford all organic ingredients we also make chemical free futons and mattresses using natural materials such as natural wool and natural latex and natural coconut. The difference is these ingredients are not certified by a third party supplier. We prefer to use organic cotton over conventional cotton, as conventional cotton is very harsh on the environment to cultivate and the quality of organic cotton is far superior in feel and durability.
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