This is a 100% Organic Futon Without Wool and Without a Fire Retardant. In the end this is what most of us would prefer: Pure 100% Clean Organic Cotton without the use of any chemicals. This futon does have its demands though, and that is that you’ll need a Doctor’s Note to get one. Thankfully, most modern doctors are qualified and able to make such a judgment on your behalf, especially if you are sensitive or reactive to the use of non-natural materials or substances. For many, it’s an option worth exploring.
What’s it Made Of? And What It’s Not
All 100% Organic Cotton. That’s It. Nothing Added. We’re Glad that White Lotus offers this option because it’s so simple, but so rare. It’s easy to agree with no chemicals being used, but we still feel it’s appropriate to mention that without a fire retardant, you lose the extended time that a retardant provides should there be a hazard. That said, if you are chemically sensitive or are simply striving to truly remove toxins from your home and furnishings, this futon could likely improve your situation.
No Fire Retardant
This option is ONLY for those who can provide a Doctor’s Recommendation in a Prescription Form. Room Doctor is the direct contact to send the prescription to after some initial contact with us has been made. The Doctor’s Prescription must say something to the effect of: “My patient requires a chemical free futon.” Call 866-766-6362 to find out more. (The prescription must be received before the processing of the order will begin, and you’ll have a few physical conversations with our representatives to be sure this is handled legitimately on your behalf prior to any document exchanges).
Other Options to Consider
Aside from this ALL Cotton Futon, White Lotus offers us Wool Options like Organic Cotton & Wool Dreamton, Organic Dreamton Boulder and Organic Dreamton with a Foam Core. Why Wool? Because Wool serves as a Chemical-Free Fire Retardant. (It’s an added bonus that it moderates your body temperature in both warm and cool conditions).
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.
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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