Frequently Asked Questions
Choose the right futon cover
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 What is a Futon?.
Futon Covers protect your natural mattress underneath as it protects the surface when being used as a organic sofa, Platform bed frame, or couch. Machine Washable, Stain Resistant & Dryer Safe! Learn more about What Are The Best Futon Covers?
If you are looking to purchase a futon slipcover you may have noticed there are hundreds if not thousands of options available, ranging from color, pattern, size, and price. Learn more about How To Choose The Right Futon Cover?
The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibers. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Learn more about What Are The Different Types Of Textile Fabrics?
The environment will in most situations determine the type of futon slipcover you need. By environment, I am referring to not only the space itself, but the what other items are the sharing the space and who will be using it. As an example, do you have children or pets? Will this be used as a main piece of furniture in a living room, or as an occasional in the guest room. If you are in a moist environment or are planning to have your mattress outside, an acrylic outdoor futon slipcover will be ideal rather than a cotton futon slipcover as cotton absorbs moisture and the acrylic is both moisture and mold resistant. For children and pets, a microfiber futon cover may be a better option as microfiber is stain resistant, water repellent and machine washable. Learn more about What's The Best Mattress Cover?
Fabrics can be divided into two main categories
Natural fabrics: Linen, Leather, Cotton, Wool, Silk
Synthetic fabrics: Acetate, Acrylic, Nylon, Olefin, Polyester, Rayon, Vinyl
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When looking to purchase a new futon slipcover or pillow case it is important to consider its construction. There are two important factors of slipcover construction, the first being how the cover is designed, whether it uses zippers or buttons, or if there is welting or not. The other factor is what the slipcover is constructed out of, i.e. what material is used to make the slipcover. Learn more about How Mattress Covers And Pillows Made?
Cotton truly is, “the fabric of our lives.” Most of us come in contact with items made from cotton every day, from the clothes we wear, the sheets you sleep on, and even some of the food you eat. The large amount of conventional cotton production comes at a price. Growing conventional cotton requires the use of enormous amounts of toxic chemicals creating a vastly negative impact on the environment. Choosing Organically produced items will help to alleviate health risks and leave a smaller footprint on the environment. Learn more about How Does Growing Cotton Affect The Environment?
One of the basic definitions of Organic Cotton, as defined by the Organic Trade Organization and the USDA, is that for a product be able to claim that it is 100% organic, it may not contain any GMO'S. Learn more about How Do You Avoid GMOs In Cotton Fabric?
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Learn more about What Is GOTS Certified Fabric?