*A shiki futon is designed with natural fibers and should be placed on tatami mats, tatami beds, or on a coir pad for best performance.
The Shiki Futon Mattress needs to be routinely aired out, flipped over and rotated. We recommend placing a coconut coir pad or Tatami mat underneath the mattress while in use, not directly on the floor, to create ideal airflow and prevent mildew and mold.
Traditional shikibutons are made for layering on top of each other, on the floor or on a tatami bed. Shiki futons are made from layers of cotton and encased in a cotton twill fabric case. Our Japanese style Traditional Folding Shiki Futon Mattress include both and organic cotton fabric case and chemical free wool. The breathable and lightweight fibers allow for a deeper nights sleep as the wool repels moisture and regulates heat, for improved sleep. These wool and cotton shiki futon mattresses are designed to be rolled up and stored away when not in use. You can customize your comfort by layering two or more shikibutons on top of each other. This can provide a softer sleeping surface. This Natural Wool Shikibuton Mattress is perfect season to season. Find out for yourself how much better if feels to sleep on Wool! Available with an organic fabric or standard poly-cotton ticking.The mattress will compress in time, when you first get it it will be fluffy and soft.
MEDIUM - MEDIUM FIRM mattresses and futons are ideal for side sleepers. Medium to medium-firm offers firm support while soft enough to provide conforming ability for your shoulders, hips, knees, and is generally a perfect firmness for small to average sized people. If you are a side sleeper our mattress will contour to the curves of your body, for men, woman, and children. Medium Firm will allow just the right amount to relieve pressure points and keep your spine, neck, and back aligned. If you weigh more than 230 lbs. we recommend firm to extra firm mattresses for optimal support. Tummy sleepers need medium to firm mattresses because you need to keep your spine properly aligned but the mattress must be forgiving enough to reduce pressure on your stomach and rib area. Therefore you need a mattress not to firm and not to soft.
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Virgin Wool: Sleep like a baby. 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 organic wool to create the fire resistance needed to pass all fire-retardant requirements.
Non-GMO Potato Based PLA Fiber: PLA is our potato based fiber similar to polyester fiber without any PETRO-CHEMICALS! There is NO off gassing and is hypoallergenic. Our PLA fiber resilient material resists body impressions and makes an ideal sitting and sleeping surface. Our Non-GMO plant starch from potatoes is non-toxic, soft and comfortable, wicks away moisture and is certified by Oeko-tex Standard 100. PLA fiber is renewable, biodegradable and is derived from annually renewable crops, 100% compostable and its life cycle reduces the Earth's carbon dioxide levels.
Adding PLA fiber to virgin wool adds to the total loft and resists compression.
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.
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We want you to know we are committed to wellness so when you buy either online or in-store we offer a 30 day comfort exchange for qualifying mattress purchases. Most sales apply but be sure to check the guidelines below to find out what qualifies within our Guarantee with the purchase of a premium mattress or futon from Natural Home By The Futon Shop.
Please sleep on your new mattress for 15-25 nights minimum (to allow time for your body to adjust to a new mattress). If you are still not satisfied with your futon / mattress purchase, it may be exchanged up to 30 days after pick up or delivery. This is a one time exchange for the same size mattress only, there are no refunds. You can choose another mattress of equal or lessor value, or as a credit against a futon / mattress of greater value. If you cannot ship your current mattress back for full exchange, you can donate the mattress. With proof of donation we will issue a credit for 50% of the purchase price you paid, towards the purchase of your new mattress. New shipping fees will apply.
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The Futon Shop is an innovative leader in the creation of chemical free furniture in California for over 40 years. We source our natural fibers from local farmers and process them on site. The Futon Shop has made chemical free living affordable for everyone, because we care and believe everyone deserves the choice to sleep healthy.
Our mattresses are delivered to your home in a box. Each mattress is handcrafted and ships within a few days. We use the fastest, safest, and most reliable carriers to ship your products to you. We have long term partnerships with some of the best residential shipping companies nationwide.
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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?.
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 Should You Choose An Organic Mattress?.
Organic Cotton, Organic Virgin Wool, and Organic Dunlop Latex. Learn more about Mattress Ingredients.
We manufacture every one of our mattresses locally in our San Francisco Factory. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers chemical free 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 bed furniture 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 What Is The Mattress Manufacturing Process?.
Mattress covers that come with a case that use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric. Learn more about What Does It Mean To Be GOTS Certified Organic Fabric?
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. A tuft can be a quilted circle on the top of a mattress, a lace tie or button that goes completely through the mattress from the top of the mattresses completely through to the bottom of the mattress. Learn more about Tufted vs. Untufted Mattresses.
You do not need box springs for any of our mattresses. This mattress has been designed to work on a slatted platform bed as well as a convertible futon sofabed frame. If you would like a box spring we have designed an organic all natural coconut foundation. Learn more about Do I Need A Boxspring For My Platform Bed?.
For the first few months of use, we recommend you rotate your mattress head to toe and flip it 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 How Often Should I Flip My Mattress?
1. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for every night sleep on a platform bed frame for maximum comfort and will not bend on a futon sofa bed.
2. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on both platform bed frames and futon sofa beds.
3. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on a sofa bed frame and are not recommended for every night sleep.
There are a few common sleeping positions with variables. Some of the most common are the side (we recommend soft to med firm), back (we recommend med firm to firm), and stomach (we recommend extra firm). Learn more about What Is The Best Position To Sleep In Bed?
Flame Retardants can be extremely harmful to one’s health. So it is best to reduce the exposure to these chemicals whenever possible. One such place you want to make sure is your mattress. This is where you spend nearly one third of your life. You do not want it to be filled with harmful chemicals that can lead to a host of health issues down the road. Typically, in the past it has been hard to guarantee the ingredients used in the creation of your mattress because most if not all mattress production is done over seas and then imported. No one can guarantee the use of organic ingredients done in another country with different laws. If you are not sure where your mattress was manufactured chances are, it was manufactured over seas and does contain fire retardants. The key is to find an American Company that manufactures their products on American soil and is eco-conscious. One such company is The Futon Shop. Not only does The Futon Shop manufacture all their products on American soil in San Francisco California, but they try to avoid the use of flame retardants whenever possible. They prefer to use the natural fire retardant Virgin Wool as a barrier fabric whenever possible. Learn more about Are there Chemical fire retardants in your mattress?
All manufactured products have odors based on their components. 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. Natural Latex does have a slight odor as well. Learn more about Should A New Mattress Smell?
Long fiber wool and cotton 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. Dipping or lumping is generally caused by uneven wear on the mattress. By following in the flip and rotation instructions, you will insure that your mattress does not experience dipping or lumping. Learn more about Will My Mattress Lump?
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. Learn more about What mattress is best if I have back problems?
The best way to reduce or eliminate motion is to use materials that are good at absorbing and isolating the force of movement. Memory foam and latex are the best materials as they can absorb a tremendous amount of motion without dissipating it throughout the material. Individually pocketed coil springs achieve the same result by minimizing the motion area. Natural Fibers will also provide some degree of motion isolation, but to a lesser degree. Learn more about Which Mattresses Are Best For Motion Isolation?
Our mattresses are designed to last anywhere from 5 to 20 years depending on the ingredients inside your mattress and how well you care for your mattress. Learn more about How Long Does A Futon Mattress Last?
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.
Futon mattresses can be made just like traditional mattresses, but there can be differences.
Learn more about What Are The Most Comfortable Futons?
• Chemical Free
• Adds Support and Structure Organic Latex is GOLS certified
• Soft Dunlop Latex - density is 70-75 18-22 ILD great for soft latex toppers for other mattresses
• Medium-firm Dunlop Latex - density is 80-85 28-33 ILD
• Extra-firm Dunlop Latex - density is 95-100 45-49 ILD
Supportive Pure Dunlop Latex Mattresses, custom-designed to conform to your unique body type, Naturally hypoallergenic with perfect airflow, latex adds support while maintaining consistent weight distribution, providing superb pressure relief to all areas of your body.
• GOLS Certified Organic Coconut Coir
• Extra Firm 6” Inch Core Of 100% Natural Coconut Fiber Coir
• Tested At 41 ILD
• Infused With 100% Chemical Free Latex
• Flawless Motion Isolation For Superior Joint Relief
• Breathable– improving airflow and promote better circulation inside of beds.
• Durable– Coconut coir or Hemp fibers have less cellulose than other natural fibers that make them much stronger
• Sustainable– Coconut trees are considered slow growth and can produce coconuts throughout its long life.
Each Coconut Mattress offers a relaxing and comfortable sleep, with firm and extra firm support. Our Coconut layers of coconut coir, , provides extra firm support for your body’s weight and provides a supportive and firm base.
• Individual Pockets For Reduced Bounce & Motion Transfer
• Recycled Double Tempered Steel
• 720-1300 coil count
• 2 inch 4 inch or 8 inch high
• Made in USA
Our micro coils or Pocket Springs are pre-compressed, individually encased coils, with each encased spring to adjust independently of the others to perfectly support your body in any sleeping position. Our micro coils provide more points of support and a bed that is more responsive than any other spring mattress. 733-1333 per mattress ensures that every coil works independently, creating superior flexibility and natural body contouring while dramatically reducing motion transfer.
• Cools As You Sleep
• Corrects Deformation From Heat Sensitivity
• Fire Retardant Free
• Partially Derived From Soybeans
• Controls Temperature To Eliminate Inadequacies Of Regular Foams
• Provides Better Air Circulation
Hybrid Soy-Memory foam and Soy-Gels ads pressure relief for stiff muscles and joints as well as spine and bone support. Viscoelastic memory foam is highly energy absorbent and soft evenly distributing support to your particular body weight. It returns to its original shape once you remove the pressure. Soy memory gel has an ability to stay cool and not overheat while you sleep enabling you to get longer and deeper sleep.
• Conforms To Body Shape
• Emission Free manufacturing process.
• Superior pressure Relief.
• Reacts to Body Weight and Conforms to shape.
Made partially from soybeans just like our Bioflex mattress foam.
Hybrid Soy-Memory foam and Soy-Foam adds pressure relief for stiff muscles and joints as well as spine and bone support. Viscoelastic memory foam is highly energy absorbent and soft evenly distributing support to your particular body weight. It returns to its original shape once you remove the pressure you to get longer and deeper sleep.
Platform Bed MattressesPure Comfort Natural Cotton Mattress
Futon MattressesTeddy Natural Wool Futon Mattress
Platform Bed MattressesPure Comfort Natural Cotton Mattress
Platform Bed MattressesEcoSupport Pure Latex Mattress
Futon MattressesEcoSupport Pure Latex Futon Mattress
Platform Bed MattressesViscose Deluxe Mattress
Futon MattressesViscose Deluxe Best Memory Foam Futon Mattress
Platform Bed MattressesZen Toxic Free Mattress
Futon MattressesCocopedic Coconut Futon Mattress
Platform Bed MattressesNatural Plus Vegan Cotton Mattress
Futon MattressesNatural Plus Vegan Cotton Futon Mattress
Mattress ToppersTeddy Organic Wool Mattress Topper
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.
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.
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.
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 natural latex mattresses and what is inside and how they are different. I am only speaking about 100% natural GOLS certified latex
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....
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...
Pressure Relief, Breathability, HypoAllergenic, Independent Support, Firmness, Durability, Sustainable, Chemical Free
The Different Densities of natural latex mattresses: 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Organic Cotton, Organic Virgin Wool, and Organic Dunlop Latex.
Learn more about Mattress Ingredients
Mattress covers that come with a case that use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric.
Pressure Relief, Breathability, HypoAllergenic, Independent Support, Firmness, Durability, Sustainable, Chemical Free
Learn more about benefits of Latex
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.