This outstanding Futon is made of 100% Pure Organic Cotton that is encased in a Natural Wool Barrier. While serving as a Chemical-Free Fire Retardant and a Natural Dust Mite Repellent, the Wool helps to moderates your body temperature in both warm and cool conditions. For additional Comfort, this Organic Futon has an additional Foam Core made of “Evergreen Foam”. Using US Organic Cotton, Eco-friendly Processes, and a 100% Organic Cotton Twill Casing, this Plushy Futon is a dream come true.
What’s it Made Of? And What It’s Not
USDA Certified Organic Cotton, Wool and Evergreen Foam. This futon uses only Organic Cotton (no poly pad fillers, unidentifiable materials, or “cotton-like” substances). This Organic Cotton is unprocessed and grown in the USA without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.
Admittedly, the term “foam” is usually subject to high criticism because of its relation to petroleum products and the terrible side effects of manufacturing such products. Thankfully, companies like White Lotus and Savvy Rest know how to maneuver through the confusing world of foam. White Lotus’ Evergreen Foam uses a combination of natural oil‐based and conventional polyol, and polyol is made from plant‐based oils from plants such as soy and castor bean. The Eco-friendly result: 60% reduction in use of fossil fuel (every 11 pounds of plant‐based polyol saves a gallon of crude oil) and there’s very little off-gassing.
Fire Retardants, Chemicals and How to Avoid Them
White Lotus has done us all a great favor by making their futons in the way that they do. It’s pretty simple. Safety requirements mandate that most commercially made futons be treated with a fire retardant. The friendliest of those retardants is Boric Acid. White Lotus has found a way to give you a natural and affordable alternative to the use of chemical retardants, and that alternative is Wool. They use New Zealand virgin lamb’s wool that has been washed with mild detergent only-No Chemicals Added. The Wool is All Natural, but cannot be certified as US organic because the sheep are not raised in the US. BUT, we still benefit because Wool is rightfully recognized as an effective Fire Barrier, so it can be used in place of a Chemical Based Fire Retardant (without violating any mandates).
Other Options to Consider
We carry mostly the Dreamton Style, and the term Dreamton simply means that the organic green cotton is wrapped in wool, so no chemical fire retardant is used.
You can get any White Lotus futon in a Boulder Style, and the term Boulder means that it has more materials and almost double the stitching and tufting, which by default makes the futon very taught and very firm with little give.
If wool is not a desirable material for you, you might consider an All Green Cotton Futon that can be made With or Without a Fire Retardant (and without the use of wool). You may also want to review the All Organic Cotton Futon (no retardant/no wool).
White Lotus has been Hand-making Mattresses and Futons in the US since 1981
Green Cotton Vs. Organic Cotton
Green Cotton is not certified Organic Cotton. Green Cotton is Eco-friendly CLEAN (chemical-free) cotton that serves as a non-toxic and affordable alternative to the 100% Organic Options. White Lotus has structured their business and their manufacturing processes around reducing the use of chemicals while conserving and revering our natural resources, and we think they’ve done an outstanding job!
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Futon Vs. Mattress
Sometimes these terms can be loosely interchangeable, but Not with White Lotus products. Mattresses are for Beds, are sold at a baseline 6” Thick (although they can be custom made to be up to 9” thick with an altered price), and have 4 handles sewn onto the side panels for easy moving and flipping. Futons are for Futon Frames, have no side panels or handles, and are sold at a standard 5” Thick (5” thickness is the maximum for futons because they need to be able to bend for the futon frame). Outer Covering is made from 100% Cotton Twill.
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