Indian mattress - Organic futon
Organic cotton futon made just like in Japan. Also the same as Indian style cotton mattress (Gaddhi), sleep like million others.
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Chemical free futon mattress
INDIAN MATTRESS BUT JUST MORE PURE
There are organic futon mattress, with mix of cotton and other layers. Organic cotton futons are made with eliminating polyester fill or chemically processed cotton, that most Indian mattress are made with . Cotton is most notorious across all crops for the use of pesticides. Farmers suffer from ill health just from pesticide usage in cotton farms. Cotton is also not inexpensive so futon mattresses are layered with industrial foam, sometimes companies confuse consumers with unique cotton batting names. Organic cotton futon is an ideal natural mattress for your back and for your health by not inhaling fumes. Our 100% organic futon has long length staple fibers instead of smaller strands found in regular cotton mattress or also called a desi gaddha mattress. These can be paired with a cotton pillow of organic kapok so you are safe from VoC fumes all through the night.
ORGANIC JAPANESE FUTON MATTRESS
Organic futons eliminate the need for fire retarding layers that is required in US mattress by using the highest quality organic wool. Japanese futons are not organic as they likely use boric acid or a layer of chemicals to pass fire test. While we use 100% organic wool for fire safety, it is below the organic cotton fabric. Organic Wool mattresses are meant to provide a luxurious feeling of bounce and comfort. Wool is water resisting and heat regulating, therefore gives this organic cotton futon a beautiful upgrade. The organic wool is what makes this the best Japanese organic futon mattress, possibly the gold standard of natural mattresses.
ORGANIC COTTON FABRIC
Organic futon mattress start with a organic cotton canvas ticking, this is a soft fabric that envelopes the core. It provides you a natural feel with a touch of class, elegantly suited for a handmade high-end finish. Organic cotton twill is as strong and durable as regular cotton, its removed from the weaving process before bleaching and finishing that other fabrics undergo. The material has a natural sheen that is very different from polyester based soft fabric you will find in foam and other bed in box matttresses. This fabric brings out the chemical free futon mattress very well. The backing quilt that is ahead of the wool is also stitched with a organic cotton material. It is an important part of the product and is very thin but holds the wool in place, this too continues the nature of organic cotton futon mattress.
Futon cotton mattress essentially provide enough firmness after being initially soft. In India, it is common to use these mattresses on a hard wooden bed either a flat surface or a slatted base. Organic cotton futons are normally placed on tatami mats as its is laid on floors.
While the Asian way of sleeping on cotton mattress was not meant for a specific type of sleeper, this medium firm cotton mattress suits side sleepers or back sleepers. They provide the required firmness and support to your back, shoulders and legs so most sleeping profiles will adapt to this beautifully.
Given that this is a natural fiber, it will contour to your body curves. If it’s a very heavy person then the cotton will get compressed faster and if there is an issue of comfort, we recommend a 2" latex foam or topper below the cotton mattress.
If you have slept on a cotton fill mattress, one of the disadvantages you will know is that it loses it cotton after a few years. This is especially so if you purchase a mattress that has raw cotton fill as it starts to disintegrate and escape through the outer fabric.
In our mattress, we use cotton batting. In any cotton manufacturing process, the raw cotton fiber is broken down into small units and cleaned. This mass of fiber is formed and compressed into a very uniform layer or sheet called as batt. Each of these have constant weight per length of batting. This type of layered cotton fiber sheet ensures that the cotton stays absolutely compact and unmoved for many years. There is very little loss or shrinkage in this type of natural mattress making.
The only element of cotton or natural fiber mattress is that it can attract moisture hence damp down. Most often, a sun bathing will completely eliminate this and bring the natural fluff into the mattress. All our mattress are filled by weight and height is an estimate.
Please keep this in mind before you purchase that height will vary throughout your usage. The mattress will not lose any fibers or weight but it is not industrial foam or steel spring to retain perfect shape. In this inherent firmness yet supple nature lies the beauty of sleeping on a cotton fill mattress.
COTTON MATTRESS BED SUPPORT
Many customers are worried if this this cotton mattress will work on their existing beds. Cotton filled mattress are versatile, they can go on a adjustable base or a regular foundation. The ideal way to sleep is by placing a organic cotton fill futon on a platform surface or a surface with slats. If you have a foam or coil spring mattress, it will be resting on a box foundation. All you need are wooden slats or wooden bunkie board support slats. Search for this inexpensive prop on your favorite ecommerce website and you will be able to immediately make your bed set up suitable for a natural mattress.Cotton or natural fibers require air movement with the flow helping ventilate. Any surface that has narrow openings will help facilitate this. Another popular option that Japanese use is the tatami mat, these are originally placed on the floor but can be kept on a bed as well.
FAQs : Organic Futon Mattress
- Is this the same as other organic mattresses?
Organic mattresses need to be evaluated carefully, some of them have organic cotton fiber or just one layer of organic while others are fully organic but have a thick layer of steel coils. The other aspect is that the quality of cheap cotton mattress have diminished the beautiful way of Asian and European sleeping on natural fibers. Your queen organic futons will be very similar to how many countries have slept for generations.
The organic fibers we use cannot compare to other cotton futons that are encased in polyester blended fabric covers. The other difference is the lack of any unnecessary coil and memory layers, you can read more about why this is not needed in the category page.
These are also made in a Global Organic Textile Standard certified workshop, just a few of the certified centers in the US. Most high priced mattresses will charge more for the brand than the the true value of materials that will go on your sleeping surface.
- What is the type of cotton in your mattress?
Our organic futon has the highest-quality organic cotton, procured from Texas Organic coop. The cotton layers are mostly staple and smaller portions of mote, this ensures better indentation response along with the silky softness. Most inexpensive and imported Japanese mattresses use lower quality linter cotton fibers that are not as long lasting and are harder in nature.
- What is the construction of the 4” futon vs the 8” organic futon?
- All our mattresses are filled by weight and not height.
- 4" Shiki futon :
- Certified organic cotton fabric (0.5”)
- Organic wool batting (~1")
- 100% organic cotton batting (~3")
- 8" Organic Indian cotton mattress:
- Certified organic cotton fabric (0.5”)
- Organic wool wadding (~1")
- 100% organic cotton batting (~7")
- How do we care for the organic cotton futons?
Flip and rotate your bedding once every two weeks. This will discourage body impressions and increase the life of your mattress.
Put your organic cotton based mattress in the sun once or twice a year. Sunlight brings out the fluffiness of both the cotton and wool in a natural bed. Wool in specific gets its bounce back after a sunbath. The other important reason is it kills dust mites and bacterial growth, spores.
Put your mattress out on a sunny day with as much air circulating around it as possible (kept over deck furniture or patio chairs). Keep in mind that if you have pollen allergy, do not put it out when the pollen count is expected to be high so that it does not settle on your beautiful mattress.
Finally, never leave your organic king futon mattress overnight as dew drops will form and increase any moisture trapped in it.
- Why should I buy a mattress pad for our sleeping surface?
During sleep, humans tend to have a loss of body fluids. Having a mattress pad above your mattress helps absorb body oils and moisture loss, instead of it seeping into your mattress. With the required protection, a normal mattress can double in its longevity and really be dry and clean for a good number of years. Wash your mattress pad every other week or whenever you wash your sheets.
- How to clean or address spillages?
Accidents tend to happen, this is more so if you have young ones or pets in the home. In such situations, the best thing to do is spot clean the case with water and mild detergent. Then liberally permeate the soiled area with rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol with no odor) and allow it to dry. The alcohol will sanitize the area, and it will help evaporate the spill faster than it can penetrate the mattress. Be careful with the chemicals you spray as sometimes that may damage your mattress or remove its natural feel
- What type of cotton fabric or ticking cover is around the floor futon?
Our soft and luxurious cotton cover is made from certified organic threads and is a weave made especially for sleeping comfort. This is a canvas type of fabric that is suited for tufting or stitches on the top. This ticking is different from natural latex mattress that uses a softer stretch material as the foams layers are more sturdier than cotton and wool batting. Most of our customers love this natural feel to the mattress elevating their organic experience.
- What type of fire barrier does this mattress have?
Your organic cotton filled futon use not just natural Portland wool but Organic wool. We do not use hidden boric acid or other forms of fire retarding chemicals.
- Do you manufacture overseas or in the US?
Our company is all about luxurious sleep handmade and fresh. Your organic mattresses are made stateside and built after you have placed the order.
- Can I get it a faster assembly of an order?
The mattress is stitched after the order and not stored/shipped from a warehouse. We keep our fiber and batting inventory minimal so that your mattress has the most recent fibers processed to ensure that fresh and clean look. We do have the ability to accelrate an order, please request in the order details text box that it is urgent and we normally charge 75$ extra for a faster construction.
- Can we custom make a mattress?
Yes, we can work with you for a custom request. It is always more beneficial to order from stock as custom orders tend to be more expensive and pricing is determined based on request.
If you are looking for a latex foam to be added, be sure you review our natural dunlop core latex mattress or our organic latex mattress with cotton fibers.
- How easy is it to flip the mattress?
The mattress does not have handles like our latex mattress due to the layers inside, the reason is because cotton mattresses can be rolled. Rolling makes it more suitable for shifting and lifting though please ensure adequate care is taken as these can still be heavy.
- How is the mattress packed in the shipping box ?
We ship ready to unpack and use mattresses in a rolled cylindrical manner like described above. We put the final stitches, seal it in a vacuum bag, roll pack into a white box with our branded tape. Inside the box is a jute bag that houses our care and thank you card, you can use this bag for other household items given its unique character.
- Should we remove the mattress immediately?
Your organic twin cotton futon or indian mattress needs to be removed as soon as possible. Cotton can damp down and this will make the height of the mattress appear smaller. Any cotton mattress when exposed to sunlight will support moisture evaporaton for natural fibers to stand out firmer. This can be a remedy if you need to store the mattress for a longer period.
- How heavy are the organic cotton futon mattresses?
A 100% natural mattress will always be heavier than foam or coil based mattress, which is a factor of its high quality fibers. Approximate mattress weights in pounds (lbs) are below-
Cotton and Wool 8" - LBS Size L X W Cotton Wool Twin 75 x 38 45 6 Twin XL 80 x 38 48 7 Full 75 X 54 62 8 Queen 80 X 60 74 10 King 80 X 76 93 12 Cal King 84 X 72 93 12
Cotton and Wool 4" -LBS Size L X W Cotton Wool Twin 75 x 38 18 6 Twin XL 80 x 38 20 7 Full 75 X 54 25 8 Queen 80 X 60 30 10 King 80 X 76 38 12 Cal King 84 X 72 38 12
- What is the return policy? Can I get a full refund if I don’t like it?
Our organic cotton mattress comes with a 90-day exchange gaurantee. We cannot offer free returns unlike foam based mattreses as the cost of manufacturing these is higher due to lack of mechanisation. The best way to avoid a bad experience is to get our sample mini cotton mattress that is refunded to your cost of the regular mattress, most of our customers who buy this go on to purchase a bed sized mattress. Our mattress come with a 5 year warranty against any manufacturing defect, please the complete policy also listed above.
- Can I buy it on other online retail shops?
We do not have another retail or online presence at this time but are planning to open a store in Northern Virgina in 2018.
- There are popular memory foam mattresses online with free trial nights, why should we buy a cotton mattress?
Any other type of foam mattress besides latex is mostly going to be from man-made synthetically processed or petrochemical bases. This is the primary reason for the bad rap it gets around toxic fumes, toxins and unpleasant gas. Your organic cotton mattress is a completely different sleep experience, it will elevate you high like coil or foam based mattresses. This surface is meant to provide you a great cushion but importantly support your spine, side and neck against the wooden hard surface underneath. Synthetic foams also lack the natural polymer structure of latex hence are known to not dissipate heat as efficiently. A cotton fiber mattress along with heat regulating wool is unparalleled in its comfort be it cold or warm months. If you have slept on a similar mattress outside of the US, you will probably be a bigger steward of these mattress than us.
- We have allergies in our family, how is cotton and wool mattress for allergies?
Organic cotton is hypoallergenic and given its not filled with pesticides that normal cotton production uses, there is no chemical leakage. Cotton is unparalled in its usage for humans, the only fabric that is used globally for babies. The wool in the mattress is extremely clean, it is very minimally processed. Very few Americans have reaction to the lanolin in wool once they are in contact with it but that is significantly negated given the wool layer is beneath the cotton fabric. If you still want to be sure, connect to us via the contact us page for a sample of our wool balls.
- Is this mattress cover removable for cleaning, how do we protect it?
While there is a zipper cover that runs across the mattress, it is not removable or washable. This is the reason why we reccomend getting an organic mattress pad to protect your mattress, if required you can add a water proof protection layer but it might remove the natural sleep experience.
- How should the mattress be placed?
Our natural mattresses need to breathe hence have to be placed on bed with slats as a frame or on slatted foundation. The gaps in these frames help in the movement and circulation of air helping evaporation of any body fluids and for a more pleasant sleeping experience. Due to the presence of moisture not only do you have the risk of your premium mattress losing its fluffy nature but also the possibility of humidity based bacteria such as mold, mildew. Remember, there are no harmful chemicals in your mattress that coat the strands to inhibit such growth as you know your mattress is organic.
- Where can I read more about cotton, wool and fire safety?
- How can we avoid any bacterial or mico-organism growth?
Mold and mildew normally follow humidity and unclean surfaces. These can cause allergies in normal people to severe illness in sensitive individuals. Mold or mildew can be avoided by properly aerating your mattress, like a slatted frame or foundation. Mattress pads are also required as they help absorb and mitigate moisture collection.
- Given its a natural wool mattress, should we expect dust mite ?
These tiny creatures can start living in fiber or yarn based products (sofa, carpet, etc). Dust mites will get to your natural beds if the surface is warm, has a damp environment and offers food for its needs. Latex and wool are both unsuitable environments for dust mites, hence our mattress with our wool batting is naturally dust mite resistant. With cotton batting, do take the extra precaution of frequent vacuuming with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner. Keep your home environment comfortable but not too humid, and avoid keeping cloth items on your bed. Finally, regularly wash your sheets in hot water.
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