What is a Futon?
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 Futons.
What is the Difference between an Organic Mattress (Futon) and a Natural Mattress (Futon)?
Whether you are building an organic mattress (futon) or a natural mattress (futon), the basic ingredients are the same. There are basically only a few ingredients considered organic or natural when manufacturing a mattress. Learn more about Organic versus Natural Mattresses.
Types Of Natural Ingredients In This Mattress
Virgin Wool, Organic Cotton, and Natural Latex. Learn more about Organic Mattress Ingredients.
Why organic mattresses are better
Besides helping the environment, there are other benefits from organic cotton products. Working environments are better for those on farms and small-scale farmers save money by not having to buy large amount of pesticides. Lower the amount of pesticides in an environment is beneficial for everyone. Consumers benefit too. Some suggest that organic cotton products are softer and easier on your skin. Recent awareness of these benefits has increased demand of organic cotton and thus, lowered its cost. Choosing to go organic is all around the healthiest and most beneficial option. The cotton produced using organic farming methods is not only better for you, it is healthier for the planet. Learn more about organic mattresses.
We manufacture every one of our mattresses locally in our San Francisco Factory. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers organic and eco-friendly mattresses from start to finish. 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 dates back to 1976, led by Suzanne Diamond and her team of specialists dedicated to producing eco friendly furniture and bedding. What does this mean for the consumer? 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.
Learn more about Mattress Manufacturing.
Mattress Covers With GOTS Certified Organic Fabric
This mattress cover comes with GOTS Certified Organic Fabric. Learn more about GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric.
Tufted vs. Untufted
This mattress is not easily bent and has been designed for use as a platform bed mattress. Learn more about Bendable Mattresses.
Do I Need Box Springs?
You do not need box springs for any of our mattresses. However, our mattresses have been designed to work on a slatted surface. Learn more about Box Springs and Platform Beds.
Do you need to flip or rotate your mattress?
For the first few months of use, we recommend you rotate and flip your mattress head to toe every time you change your sheets to ensure the fibers settle evenly. After six months, you can rotate your mattress once per month and flip it every few months.Learn more about Flipping your Mattress?
Will my mattress work as a Sofa or a Bed?
This mattress will work on Platform Bed. It has not been designed to work on a sofabed frame Learn more about Sofa Bed Mattresses?
Sleep Positions and Mattress Feel
The Serenity Plus Chemical Free Mattress is rated as Firm. Firm Mattresses are best recommended for back and front sleepers, or those who require more support.Learn more about Sleep Positions and Mattress Feel.
Are there Chemical fire retardants in your mattress?
This mattresses has been manufactured completely free of chemical fire retardants. Wool has been used as the Natural Flame Retardant.Learn more about fire retardants.
Will my mattress have an odor?
All manufactured products have odors based on their components. Cotton sometimes has a fresh field odor. American Wool sometimes has a fresh odor. Because our materials have not been treated with harsh chemicals or bleaching agents, the materials may contain a slight odor, but will dissipate over the course of a few weeks.Learn more about Mattress Odors.
Will my mattress lump?
100% staple cotton futons resist forming balls or lumps and give futons a longer life expectancy. The Futon Shop uses the best quality long fiber staple cotton in most their mattresses. Learn more about Lumpy Mattresses.
Mattresses for back problems
There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people. Although any mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. A good mattress should provide back support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. What mattress is best if I have back problems?
Latex sinks in just like memory foam, but always provides a reflex. This provides great back support but tends to be a little bouncy. With that being said, you should expect better motion isolation than that provided by connected innersprings or foam. The degree of motion isolation will depend on the thickness, density, and type of latex.
Learn more about Motion Isolation.
The Eco Pure Rest has a 20-30 year life expectancy. Learn more about Mattress Lifespans.
Shipping To New York City
Our futons and mattresses are sitting in homes all through New York state. Since 1976 our customers are sitting and sleeping on our healthy non-toxic mattresses and futons and we are proud it. Learn more about shipping to New York City.
Wool Cotton Foam Core Futon Mattress - Twin Full Double Queen King Loveseat Size
The Orthosupport wool futon mattress features eco-friendly wool and soy-based foam. This wool mattress is rated Medium Firm. We combine 3 ingredients to make a firm yet supportive mattress: American grown long fiber staple cotton, American grown virgin wool and eco-friendly bio-flex hybrid soy foam.
This Wool Cotton Foam Core Futon Mattress - Twin Full Double Queen King Loveseat Size with firm density eco-friendly foam has greater support factors, enhanced hand and tactile properties, Excellent Tear/Tensile strength plus Supreme cell integrity for longer life. The benefits of wool in a mattress are many, wool can be bent back on itself more than 20,000 times without breaking, compared to about 3,000 times for cotton and 2,000 times for silk therefore it is resistant to tearing and helps add years of life to your mattress.
Wool is also hygroscopic fiber; it takes up moisture in vapor form. Tiny pores in the epicuticle make the fiber semi-permeable, allowing vapor to pass through to the heart of the fiber. The crimp in the wool adds springs and bounce to this futon mattress. The capacity to absorb makes wool a temperature regulator and is most beneficial to any futon mattress. This wool futon mattress is suggested for every day sitting and sleeping with a platform bed or convertible futon sofa bed.
The Orthosupport wool mattress is ideal for use in a second bed room, dorm room, home office or guest room
This wool mattress has been specifically designed for use on a sofa bed frame for and is not recommended for every night sleep