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. This Organic Favorite hits the target for many: US Organic Cotton, No Chemicals, Eco-friendly Processes, and a 100% Organic Cotton Twill Casing.
What’s it Made Of? And What It’s Not
USDA Certified Organic Cotton and Wool. 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. Naturally Pure and Clean, this futon has no toxic properties at all!
Fire Retardants, Chemicals and How to Avoid Them
White Lotus has done us all a great favor by making their futon 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 cotton is wrapped in wool, so no chemical fire retardant is used (this is what you are viewing now)
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 mattress 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 Futons (no retardant/no wool).
If you like the essence of these futons, but think you’d like one with the addition of an Eco-friendly Foam Core, that’s available too!
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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