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Good For The Planet, Good For You

Organic Mattresses Designed With Your Health & Comfort In Mind

We design your mattress with natural and certified organic materials, grown from mother earth. Our mattresses, futons, and bedding materials have been verified by top accredited methods and approved by organic standard. Customize your mattress with soft, medium and firm organic latex. From farm to our fatory, to your home, we offer affordable luxury with no middle man. Handmade in San Francisco since 1976

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The Futon Shop began in 1976, manufacturing every one of their mattresses locally in their San Francisco Factory. 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's oldest and largest manufacturers 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.
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TUFTED

We are one of the only mattress manufacturers in America to felt cotton and wool fibers into comfort layers for our tufted mattresses. Our cotton and wool felting machine work day and night to open and compress each wool and cotton fiber, into a flat and even bat for your natural comfort. These organic cotton and wool comfort layers are gently layered into the body of our tufted mattresses along with micro coils, coconut fiber, hemp fiber and latex cores creating dozens of mattress designs from soft to extra firm for your individual comfort and support. When using fiber comfort layers, the mattress must be tufted to ensure the fiber do not break apart, lump or split.

QUILTED

We gently quilt wool behind our organic cotton fabric to create a beautiful luminously soft quilt that unzips allowing you to change the ingredients inside your mattress. These mattresses can not use comfort layers of wool and cotton as this mattress has no tufts. Instead, we layer micro coils, organic latex, coconut coir and hemp to create dozens of designs that you can customize in your own home. These customize layers allow you to change the density softness of the latex, which significantly changes the feel of any mattress.

Mattress tufting is a traditional method of ensuring that the layers within a mattress stay where they are meant to be, preventing the materials from shifting.
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If a mattress or futon is made with ingredients that do not shift around like latex, springs, coconut coir, polyurethane foams and gels, you do not need to tuft the mattress.
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Latex Mattresses

Latex Mattress Guide

Chemical Free - Organic - Eco-Friendly - Performance - Wool - Latex

The Futon Shop handcrafts our mattresses with mixed densities of organic and natural Dunlop latex cores, in a variety of thicknesses. We offer latex cores mixed with coconut coir or hemp coir or combined with micro coils and comfort layers of organic wool and organic cotton. Because latex is a natural ingredient; it is recyclable, not toxic, chemical free, biodegradable, mold, mildew. and dust mite resistant. Latex mattresses are available in tufted and untufted models. We do not use synthetic or blended latex in any of our products.

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Because synthetic latex is made from petroleum, it contains toxins that breaks down and becomes airborne in your home. Our organic and natural latex is made strictly from the sap of the Hevea brasillinsis (rubber) tree. The rubber tree originally came from the Amazon jungle in Brazil and was discovered and developed by Mr. Dunlop for bicycle tires in the late 1800s. Rubber tree today are grown naturally on plantations throughout Asia where the atmosphere is similar to that of the rain forests of Brazil. Latex is available in many densities, which can make a mattress firmer or softer. We utilize 65 extra soft,75 soft,85 medium, and firm 95 density latex with ILD of 21-49. These represent the soft to firmest of each latex core. Mattresses contain different layers of cores creating a customizable sleeping surface.

There is no mattress maker or assembler or manufacturer in America who manufactures the latex that is inside of the mattress they sell. For that matter there is no mattress maker that grows their own wool or cotton. So let’s break down organic latex mattresses and what is inside and how they are different. I am only speaking about 100% natural GOLS certified latex
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Organic latex is made from the sap of the Hevea Brasiliensis Tree. The trees are planted on certified organic earth that has been certified organic for 3 years prior to planting....
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Dunlop Latex is the Natural, ideal choice for those with chemical sensitivities who want to sleep better. In addition to its high durability (lasting up to 20 years), resistance to heat and high elasticity, it does not off gas, is also naturally Hypoallergenic, Anti-fungal, Anti-Bacterial and dust mite resistant. As if the natural properties retained in this product were not enough, the way in which it is manufactured is also eco-friendly. Dunlop Latex...
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Pressure Relief, Breathability, HypoAllergenic, Independent Support, Firmness, Durability, Sustainable, Chemical Free
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The Different Densities of latex in your mattress: While shopping for different mattresses, it is important to know that there are different levels of firmness with different ranges for foam, memory foam, and latex.
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Wool Mattress Guide

Natural Fire Retardant - Temperature Control

Sleeping on wool keeps you warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Wool lowers your heart rate, so you sleep more soundly and even is proven to increase the duration of REM. Wool is chemical free, biodegradable, mold and mildew and dust mite resistant. We use wool, in our tufted and quilted mattress collection.

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Wool is one of the most ancient fibers used for thousands of years, all over the world. Sheep comes in many varieties, just like people from black, to grey, to white and beige, long fiber short fiber, crimps or straight. The micron is the thickness of the wool fiber. Most mattress manufacturers use lambswool from New Zealand. This wool is fine baby hairs with no crimp or body from the slaughter of the lambs for meat. Our wool comes from mature sheep raised for wool, not meat. Our wool is a thick micron from 17-32 micro denier. Our wool is thick natural crimped for loft and softness, from sheep that are gauchos in a natural herd in the hills of Uruguay and also from America. Benefits of sleeping on wool cannot be compared to any other fiber. Wool breathes like a pine cone, it breaths, and opens and closes, that is what helps wool absorb and release moisture so rapidly that you never feel wet. Wool supports the relaxation of your muscles and nerve endings.

When wool absorbs moisture, it produces heat, keeping you warm. The reverse occurs as well. If you are hot, the wool wicks the moisture away from your body keeping you cool. Tiny pores in the cuticle cells allow water vapor to pass through the wool fiber. This makes wool comfortable in both warm and cool conditions.
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Wool regulates body temperature - natural moisture-wicking properties, Wool is hypoallergenic – it is resistant to bacteria, mold and mildew, Wool is Resistance to Flame - Because of its unique chemical structure, wool is difficult to ignite, Wool is resistant to dust mites.
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The processing of raw organic wool from shearing to baling is controlled by GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard. GOTS prohibits the use of dyes and chlorine pre-treatments for scouring and descaling and requires the treatment of wastewater discharge from the scouring process. The scouring process removes the lanolin from the wool and cleans the dirt and debris attached to the sheared wool. In wool processing, both third-party certifications must work in tandem to ensure complete transparency and movement of the sheep to the finished bale.
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Sunlight & Air Is All You Need To Clean!
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Cotton Mattresses

Cotton Mattress Guide

SUSTAINABILITY - SOFT TO MEDIUM FIRM

GOTS certified organic cotton fabric is what we make our organic and chemical mattresses and futons with. Whether we quilt the organic cotton with organic wool, or simply make the permanent casing of our organic mattresses with this beautiful luxurious fabric, rest assured that our cotton is GOTS certified, soft and chemical free. We also use USDA certified organic cotton in many of our organic mattresses and futon collections.

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The producer or handler of a production or handling operation intending to sell, label, or represent agricultural products as organic, must ensure that production practices must maintain or improve the natural resources of the operation, including soil and water quality. The producer must develop an organic production or handling system plan that is agreed to by the producer or handler and an accredited certifying agent, such as USDA for organic cotton fiber. An organic system plan must meet the requirements for organic production or handling. Natural Cotton Production Handling Requirements: Do not have to be certified by a third party.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Trade Commission require that any article of clothing or fabric advertised as "organic" be made with fibers from USDA-certified organic crops, such as cotton or flax (used to make linen), but the regulation pretty much ends there. Any manufacturer can take that organic cotton, dye it with a bright blue dye that contains cancer-causing cobalt, and finish it with a chemical treatment that may emit formaldehyde. And the item doesn't even have to be made from 100 percent organic fibers; it can legally contain a mix of organic and nonorganic materials and still be labeled "made with organic cotton."
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USDA Certified 100% Natural Organic Cotton, Chemical free, organically grown, Eco-Friendly Natural bedding, Hypoallergenic, Grown in America
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Cotton is a natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable fiber. Cotton breathes, so it stays cool. It is also a great conductor of heat. In other words, it draws heat away from your skin to keep you cool. Cotton is hypoallergenic, Cotton absorbs moisture easily and can take up to one fifth of its weight in water before it actually feels damp. Cotton is never itchy and its an outstanding insulator which allows it to provide warmth in the summer & heat in the winter.
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Comfort - Cotton is widely regarded as an excellent choice when it comes to comfort. It is soft, smooth and feels amazing to the touch., Hypoallergenic - All organic mattress materials are hypoallergenic because they haven't been infused with Chemicals and cotton is the best material for those with allergies.
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Coconut Coir and Hemp Coir Mattress Guide

Eco-Friendly - Firm to Extra-Firm

We manufacture with coconut coir to produce a healthy yet long-lasting firm environment to sleep on. Coconut coir and Hemp Coir is natural and organic, palm coir (coconut fiber) or Cannabis sativa (hemp fiber). These fibers are mixed with natural liquid latex to produce firm coir that replaces the use of petroleum-based polyurethane foam.

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Picking a good firm mattress all depends on what ingredients you choose. Foam breaks down and after a while become a lumpy mattresses that feels uncomfortable. A few ingredients like Coconut fiber is a great choice when choosing a quality mattress that will last a long time and give you the comfort you deserve.
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Natural and organic palm coir (coconut fiber) from recycled coconut husks. The rise in demand for coconut water has left huge amounts of coconut fiber waste in the form of discarded husks (85% of each coconut is the husk). These coconut husks are now recycled instead of being thrown away. The process of creating coconut coir pads from raw coconuts begins with turning the husk into rope. This recipe has been used in Asia and Germany for centuries and now available in America.
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Our handcrafted organic and chemical free mattresses and futons collections are 100% free from toxic fire retardants. We do not use sodium, fiberglass or any fiber sock that is soiled in harmful chemicals, used in most foam mattresses today. Our mattresses contain nothing but natural and GOTS certified organic wool to create the fire resistants needed to pass all fire-retardant requirements. Organicize your home and family with natural and organic materials in all your furniture needs.

Flame retardants are a requirement for many home furnishings, including draperies, carpets, couches, and mattresses. The short sighted effectiveness of non-flammable furniture did not take into account the negative impact to the health of the environment and your health. It all started in 1974 with the creation of the Fire Prevention and Control Act which was set up to oversee fire safety.
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Federal regulations 16 CFR § 1632 and 1633, administered by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), require all mattresses, and futon mattresses sold in the United States to meet flammability standards. California was the first to introduce an open flame safety requirement for residential bedding with bulletin TB603. The mattress industry has worked with the CPSC to set an effective and practical national standard. The Consumer Product Safety Commissions had a big part in creating (CPSC) 16CFR Part 1633 mattress Open Flame Standard.
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The processes is 100 percent toxin-free at certain companies like The Futon Shop. Wool is a magical product with many positive properties. Think of wool as a thermostat. It regulates 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 to last for years of use. Wool’s strong fibers can withstand years of compact while sleeping because of its strong ventilation and wicking ability.
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Wool is fire retardant

We ship our organic mattresses and futons nationwide, rolled up in box. This way you can easily get in into your front door, elevator up stairways and off-shaped areas. It does not matter where you live, the country, on a mountain, in the big city, simply order today and receive it in your home in 5-14 days. We offer standard, white glove delivery nationwide. In California we deliver up and down the state in our own trucks, often we can deliver immediate depending on what you order.