Organic ingredients, Organic terms explained: The NOP (National Organic Program) is the governing body that sets the guidelines for farmers and producers of products labeled as organic or labeled with organic ingredients.

The roles of the National Organic Program are to:

  • Accredit and oversee third-party certifiers, who certify and oversee organic producers and handlers.
  • Audit certifiers to ensure they are properly implementing the USDA organic regulations.
  • Work with certifiers to ensure organic integrity of USDA-certified organic producers and handlers around the world.
  • Investigate complaints and enforce the USDA organic regulations when violations are identified.
  • Administer the USDA organic regulations (7 Code of Federal Regulations Part 205), developing and amending regulations and policies for continuous improvement of the organic sector.
  • Support the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a Federal Advisory Committee.
  • Administer the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, based on the NOSB’s recommendations.
  • Establish and monitor organic trade agreements with representatives of foreign governments.
  • Develop technologies that help monitor the organic market and build connections between buyers and sellers.

There are three categories for organic products




Only products that are made with 100% organic ingredients can be labeled as 100% organic. However, products can still be listed as “organic” even without containing 100% organic materials. According to NOP guidelines, products can contain up to 5% of non-organic compounds to be used in manufacturing or growing agriculture and will still allow the product or ingredient to be labeled organic. So, to be fair, any product in the world that is 100% organic, may actually contain components that are not organic. Here is a list of chemicals that are allowed in organic certified products

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Third party companies are allowed to certify organic products. There are many third party companies

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There are different certification bodies for different products. The USDA regulates the term “organic” as it applies to agricultural products through the National Organic Program (NOP) Regulation, 7 CFR Part 205. Raw natural fibers, such as cotton, wool, and flax are agricultural products and are covered under the NOP crop and livestock production standards. The NOP regulations do not include specific processing or manufacturing standards for textile products. Textile products that are produced in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) may be sold as organic in the U.S. but may not refer to NOP certification or display the USDA organic seal. GOTS applies to textiles and fiber and GOLS applies to latex products.

TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop and TFSLEEP Purchases ingredients such as organic wool, cotton, latex and fabric from organic suppliers around the world to use in our manufacture process. TFS also purchases OEKI Tek 100 Certified products from certified suppliers, hemp, coconut coir, horse hair, camel hair, and felted wool.

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What it means to buy ingredients that adhere to oeko tex certification 100 standard

Products that have been successfully tested for harmful substances are awarded the STANDARD 100 label for clear and efficient customer communication. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified products have been tested for harmful substances to protect your health. This label certifies that every component of the product, from the fabric to the thread and accessories, has been rigorously tested against a list of up to 350 toxic chemicals.

Learn More About Oekotex Standard Chemicals Allowed (ACPs)>> Learn More About Oekotex Standard Chemicals Allowed (Polymers)>>

TFS Natural Home by The Futon Shop has been on the same mission for over 40 years. Handcraft furniture and bedding using natural and certified organic materials for a safer home and planet. We pride ourselves in purchasing the highest quality materials in the market to design and develop our furniture for your home.

Words matter, When we say our sofas, mattresses, pillows toppers etc are organic, we are saying we manufacture them with organic ingredients. We are not saying our finsihed sofas, mattress, pillows and toppers are certified organic, but the internal ingredients.



TFS Natural Home Certifications

USDA Certified Organic Cotton

The organic cotton we use in our mattresses and futons is American. Organic Cotton is naturally breathable, allowing for air circulation, and doesn’t tend to irritate the skin.

GOLS Certified Organic Latex organic latex

Organic Pure Dunlop Latex Mattresses, custom designed to conform to your unique body type, Naturally hypoallergenic with perfect air flow, organic latex adds support while maintaining consistent weight distribution, providing superb pressure relief to all areas of your body.

Certified Organic Wool organic wool

Sleep like a baby. Organic Wool offers your body ultimate temperature control, muscle relaxation and deeper REM sleep,and is a natural fire retardant. Our mattresses contain nothing but natural and GOTS certified organic wool to create the fire resistants needed to pass all fire-retardant requirements.

OEKO-TEX 100 Certified Coconut Coir organic coconut coir

Each Coconut Mattress offers a relaxing and comfortable sleep, with firm and extra firm support. Our Coconut mattresses combine layers of coconut coir, latex and wool, providing adequate support for the body’s weight, and gently cradles your body's every curve.

OEKO-TEX Certified Hemp Coir

Soft and subtle our hemp mattress will offer extreme firm support, yet a forgiving felling for your major pressure points hips, shoulders and knees.

OEKO-TEX Certified Horse Tail

Our Oeko-Tex certified horsetail is blended with natural wool. Our Horsehair is added to our mattresses because of the amazing inherent strength and springiness to each fiber, so they won’t break or lose its natural flexibility, helping to restore the integrity to the longevity of your mattress, as each strand cushions and supports every contour of your body. Horsehair acts like a ventilation system in your bed, keeping heat away from your body, and keeping you cool for deeper more

OEKO-TEX Certified Camel Hair

We use Oeko-Tex certified Camel Hair in our mattresses because of the highly thermostatic property natural camel hair provides. The camel hair fiber helps your body dry as camel hair has great moisture-wicking properties while adding a soft comfortable luxurious feel.

OEKO-TEX 100 Certified Cashmere

We blend our cashmere with natural latex to hold the fibers together. Cashmere goats also called Capra (hircus laniger) produce a double fleece of wool. This wool is removed by combing the fleece, it is possible to collect the hair in a week following natural spring molting season.

Face Mask Certifications

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Organic Cotton Barrier Face Mask

- Double Layered Barrier Fabric - Extra Protection -

According to the CDC " Medical Grade N95 Masks filter out least 95% of airborne particles." Their effectiveness is tested under the standards ofthe National Institute of Health (NIOH). Our masks, though not medical grade, have been tested under these same standards and found to be up to 88% effective at filtering out airborne particles including viruses.

Click Here To See Our Organic Cotton Barrier Face Mask Particle Filtration Efficiency Certification
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Copper Infused Organic Cotton Barrier Face Mask

- Antibacterial -

" Medical Grade N95 Masks filter out least 95% of airborne particles." Their effectiveness is tested under the standards of the National Institute of Health (NIOH). Our masks, though not medical grade, have been tested under these same standards and found to be up to 88% effective at filtering out airborne particles including viruses. "

Click Here To See Our Copper Infused Face Mask Viral Filtration Efficiency Certification
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Here is a list of our certifications. From our ingredients to our frames.

International Sleep Products Association

Click here for our ISPA Certification

ISPA was founded to help sleep product manufacturers and suppliers reach their full potential. We work hard every day on behalf of the diverse ISPA members around the world to unite voices and create a stronger mattress industry.


Click here for our USDA Organic Cotton Certification

Goetz & Sons, Inc. is one of the major exporters of cotton linters, cotton regins, gin motes and other cotton waste from the United States. We also offer textile related fibers and products such as man-made fiber, linter pulp, and other textile waste products. Our in house staff is always ready to give you the benefit of their many years of experience in both domestic and international markets. We are knowledgeable in import / export to and from the United States as well as foreign country to foreign country direct shipments. We have two cotton processing plant locations in Louisiana and Texas. We also have a warehousing and sales/purchasing office in California and a sales / purchasing office in South Carolina.

For nearly 70 years, the Goetz family has provided personal, knowledgeable service and reliable quality products to customers all across the globe. Our reputation as market leader in the industries we serve is important to us. We take great pride in the legacy of Arno Goetz. We have built strong customer and vendor relationships through a superior level of product and service. We believe this exceptional business model will allow our company to grow and thrive for many years to come.


Click here for Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification

The world leader in premium wool trading, Chargeurs is pursuing its strategy of focusing on outstanding, high value-added products. The only global trader capable of offering customers wool from every producing region, including New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina, South Africa and North America, Chargeurs Wool is deploying an optimized business model worldwide that operates through firm contracts, e.g. without any speculative trading or open positions. The business leverages its expertise in determining quality, traceability and fiber stability to select the finest greasy wool tops from producers worldwide. It is then processed in combing mills in the United States, Uruguay, Argentina and China, in which Chargeurs ensures it retains an equity stake. Chargeurs Wool's marketing teams, who are in daily contact with the world's most prestigious brands, constantly match supply and demand to efficiently deliver the right solution to each customer.


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Learn more about perserve.

Flexible Foam Products Inc.has a legacy of service & quality in developing and producing soy-based foams. The company's longevity speaks well of their commitment to customers and of the quality of our products. We are very excited to develop BioFlex™ Hybrid Foams. Our family business in Ohio includes soybean crop production, and that places us in the unique position to understand the importance of developing products from renewable resources.

Hickory Springs producer of flexible polyurethane foam for the furniture, bedding and other industries, today announced the introduction of a breakthrough foam product that will mean far less reliance worldwide on the need for non-renewable petrochemical resources in foam manufacture.


About Eco Latex Click here for our Organic Latex Certification

The Lalan Group  is one of Sri Lanka's largest diversified conglomerates, with an extensive global network encompassing pan-industry interests in rubber, tea and other plantation crops (such as cardamom, cinnamon, coffee and stevia); re-forestry; renewable energy; manufacturing; service industries; engineering and the leisure sector.

Established three generations ago in Sri Lanka, the Group, which started primarily as a rubber commodity trading operation, has expanded, developed and modernized its operational modalities in keeping with global changes. However, the Group remains rooted in the family company's traditional, socially and environmentally conscious values.

Lalan's quest is to build strong brands in each sector and further establish itself as a fully integrated trusted partner in the global market.

LALAN ECO-LATEX is a wholly owned subsidiary of LALAN, set up to provide sustainable sleep solutions by promoting natural products that help maintain the environment.


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The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used. Examples of articles that can be certified: raw and dyed/finished yarns, woven and knitted fabrics, accessories, such as buttons, zip fasteners, sewing threads or labels, ready-made articles of various types (garments of all types, domestic and household textiles, bed linen, terry products and much more).


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The ISO is an international body that standardizes how businesses and organizations involved in commerce and industry manage information and processes. The ISO does not enforce regulations. An ISO certification is not a license that permits an activity. It merely certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance.

Most ISO standards are specific to processes or products. However, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 are generic management system standards that can be applied to any organization. They are the most common ISO certifications.


the futon shop certification Click here for the Sustainable Forest Management Certification

Learn more about theInternational Tropical Timber Org. (ITTO)

Founded in 1989,Lifestyle Solutions is one of the fastest growing young furniture companies in the United States . Since the launch of our signature sofa bed convertible in 1990, our patented Cradle Converter® and patented Vise-Protection System® have been widely adopted as the industry standard. After all, our ultimate goal is to create timeless furniture that will enhance your customers' lifestyle today and for many years to come.


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Learn more aboutMTIB

Our partner’s at Strata Furniturehave allowed us to provide you with a high quality, fashionable product made from sustainable Malaysian hardwoods. Strata Furniture’s patented designed wall huggers use top grade quality wood throughout the entire frame. From the wood in the arms to the wood in the slats of the body. This ensures a well built durable product not only on visible parts but on your entire piece of furniture.

Platform-Bed-Night and Day Furniture

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Learn more about MTCC.

The Spices Bedroom Collection is manufactured by Night and Day Furniture and is a rich group of Platform Beds, Captain' Beds and matching Case Good Furniture that bring with them a few delightful tangy twists. From a choice of knobs (wood and metal) packed with every dresser, to the rolling under bed storage drawers and modesty panels that can transform any of their elegant platform beds into storage saving platform beds; you can shape and style any bedroom to suit your needs and taste. All the Spices Bedroom Collection beds are designed for use as platform beds with our futon mattresses (no need for bulky boxsprings), or, if box springs are your thing, the plywood slatted mattress rack can be assembled in a lower position to provide space for those too. Easy assembly with the patented ThumNut™ assembly system can make bed assembly a breeze. All Spices Bedroom Collection items come with a limited 10 year warranty. Night and Day uses only plantation wood and utilizes forest management and is an environmentally conscious company. These platform beds can be used with a futon or a traditional mattress and box spring. Drawers are available for storage under every bed to help keep you organized.


Deslee textile started in 1994 our own distribution network and our first office and warehouse opened in 1999 in Atlanta. Today we have a world class manufacturing production unit in Inman, South Carolina where we started as the first in the US producing organic and bamboo natural knitted mattress fabrics. We are not only known for our knitted fabrics but also are able to offer a full range of fabrics both woven and knitted.

Harmony art organic futon cover for many reasons. Why Harmony Art Organic Cotton? Seed Preparation: Natural untreated GMO free seeds. Healthy soil through crop rotation. Retains moisture in soil from increased organic matter. Healthy soil creates natural balance. Beneficial insects and trap crops used. Natural defoliation from freezing temperatures or through the use of water management. Safe peroxide is used. Soft Scour in warm water with soda ash for a PH of 7.5-8. Low-impact fiber-reactive or natural dyes with low metal and sulfur content. Low-impact, water-based inks and/or pigments with no heavy metals. Social criteria in place to ensure safe, healthy, non-abusive, nondiscriminatory environment with living wages. Positive story can be told to differentiate you from everyone else. Initial cost more expensive. Long term advantages of organic fabrics is priceless. If that is not enough check out some of her fabrics we have made into beautiful futon covers and pillows natural or garden. Request more of her fabrics from her site by name, and we will try to stock them.


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Click here for our GOTS Certification Click here for our updated Certificates

Organics and More is an exclusive wholesale manufacturer of niche textile products to resellers. They produce a variety of organic and non-organic products for our customers including blankets, throws, fabrics and more. They provide the highest quality products at the best possible prices to their customers to enable them to be effective in the marketplace. They help to make their customers successful! They take their job as your supplier very seriously.

Carr Textile fabric is used by a wide assortment of manufacturers in Caps, Apparel, Aprons, Bags, Outerwear, Emblems, Industrial, Automotive, etc. Carr Textile is headquartered in Fenton, Missouri, U.S.A., a suburb of St. Louis. We operate a 420,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Sikeston, Missouri with the capabilities of re-rolling, biasing, slitting, die cutting, sewing, and plastic extrusion. In addition to Sikeston, MO, we stock more than 3 million yards of fabric in more than 12 warehouse shipping points in the United States and abroad. In addition to our stock programs, we can do special dye lots to meet your specifications for color, hand, or finish. Our finish capabilities include: sanding, brushing, napping, sanforizing, DWR (durable water repellent), CRF (crease resistant finish), soil out, calendaring, washing, tumbling, silicone, etc. Our dyeing capabilities include Range Dyeing for large dye lots with fiber reactive, vat, napthol, sulfer and disperse dye stuffs; Jig dyeing for small dye lots of 100% cottons with direct stuffs; Beam Dyeing for small lots on poly/cotton blends; Jet Dying for 100% polyester and Wool blend products. Don and Ruth Carr started Carr Textile in 1973.

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