Our futon mattresses are made from 100% GOTS certified Organic fabric and stuffing.
Are you sure a ‘futon’ style mattress is for you?
Futons are traditionally made from cotton or other natural fibre and are hard / firm and not totally suitable for side sleepers. They have no ‘give’ or ‘bounce’. They are of Japanese origin and ideal for people used to sleeping on a hard surface.
Do not choose to purchase a futon mattress for the wrong reasons:
- It’s trendy
- It is lightweight and will fold easily. (It isn’t and it won’t).
- It is a cheaper version of an organic cotton innerspring mattress. It is a different type of mattress.
Our futons were originally intended to satisfy the needs of very chemically sensitive people whose everyday health and wellbeing depend on a non toxic nights sleep above all else. If after reading this you are still sure a futon mattress is what you are looking for be aware and prepared for the extra maintenance required because if the regime of regular turning and airing is not strictly followed by you, then we cannot be held responsible. Any size futon mattress, including cradle and cot, must be used on both sides and requires regular turning. It is imperative, that any size, is used on a hardwood slat base bed/cot or cradle. Contact us for further details on a suitable bed base.
When using a cot, cradle or other size futon for a bed wetter (including the inevitable nappy leaks) ALWAYS layer our mattress pads or OLD washed towels under the mattress protector and check/ wash and replace every day as none of these products contain or are covered with waterproof material. However, they do provide the BEST water resistance than any natural organic protector can provide.
Please also, take a moment to read our very important ‘care’ instructions below.
To allow for proper air circulation, for increased effectiveness of the health benefits gained when using these certified organic products on a daily basis and to prevent mould and mildew forming, your organic cotton mattress/futon should always be placed on a good quality slat bed base. We strongly recommend that you use one of our natural timber slat bed bases in conjunction with your organic cotton mattress, which has been custom made in a healthy environment from Australian plantation hardwood.
The Organature Futon mattresses are made from our carded (fluffed out) organic cotton and appear softer to begin with but, as with all Natural fibres, the cotton compresses, creating a firm surface.
Futon mattresses and toppers filled with 100% natural fibres such as cotton, wool, kapok, straw etc. are not the same as conventional futons and toppers; even these different natural fibre filled ones vary in construction and sleeping. Conventional futon mattresses and toppers are softer because they contain synthetic foam, memory foam, foamed rubber (incorrectly referred to as latex), or a combination of these chemical laden products. If you have never slept on, or used, a futon or topper filled with 100% natural fibres previously, we prefer to talk to you before proceeding with order. Natural fibre futons are perfect for children as children are lighter in weight and thus slowly compress the filling, adjusting to the firmer sleeping surface. Free from dangerous toxic chemicals. (‘Non-iron’, ‘Easy care’, ‘Wrinkle free‘, ‘Permanent press’, ‘Ultra Fresh’, ‘Water-proof’ and ‘Flame proof’).
CONSUMER AWARENESS GUIDE EVERY AUSTRALIAN PARENT SHOULD READ: For a restful nights sleep FREE from dangerous *chemicals, avoid placing babies tiny body on or near any conventional baby bedding that has fire retardants, water-proofing, harmful glues or dyes. Some are sold as ‘Non-iron’, ‘Easy care’, ‘Wrinkle free‘, ‘Permanent press’, ‘Ultra Fresh’ and ‘Flame proof’. They might sound good, but these are all chemical additives. If you sleep them on products made from 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified Organic Cotton fabric and filling instead, you can be at peace knowing for sure, they are NOT breathing in any toxic fumes.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT YOUR BABIES HEALTH: Did you know that frequently present in conventional baby cot mattresses and bedding are *High Volatile Organic compounds (VOCs) like phosphorus, arsenic and antimony, and nerve toxins like formaldehyde, benzene and toluene? Whether they be in the petroleum based, Polyethylene foam, the petroleum and chlorine based Vinyl or PVC used for waterproofing (a known carcinogen, let alone, one of the most environmentally unfriendly plastics used today), or the petroleum based Fire Retardants … separately or together … they make up a toxic soup that is linked to immune suppression, hormone disruption, developmental delays, learning and memory problems, behavior changes, and cancer.
When your baby can sleep for 14 hours a day, do you really want them inhaling these chemicals? These chemicals off gas and also heat up during sleep, therefore intensifying the toxic effects.
PLEASE NOTE: Latex products are NOT organic or 100% natural.
Some people go nuts about BAMBOO SHEETS too because they are told that they are natural and anti-bacterial. But bamboo fibres are converted with chemicals to produce the yarn. This makes the process ’man-made’ and therefore synthetic, not natural and certainly not certified organic.
100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC COT FUTON APPROXIMATE SIZES:
- Cot 69 (1300 × 690 cm),
- Cot 70 (1400 x 700 mm), MADE TO ORDER ONLY
- Cot 75 (1310 × 750 cm),
- Cot 77 (1320 × 770 cm),
All Approx. 10cm deep.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MATTRESS:
- Q’s & A’s About Mattresses & Futons
- The Bassinet, Cradle, Pram Mattress
- The Organature Mattress & Futon
- Baby Safety, Health and Wellbeing
- Your Babies First Bed – The Best Start Possible.
All our mattresses, futons, bed bases and toppers are professionally delivered right throughout Australia by a specialist courier service. These items are carefully packaged and sent from our hygienic factory in Victoria and freight is charged according to your postcode. This cost is not included in your online order, and we will contact you to confirm the delivery charge. You are welcome to email us to get a quote for delivery before placing your order.
*Please note that under the Health Act, Pillows, Underlays, Quilts, Bed Toppers, Mattresses, Futons and Pillow Protectors are NON-REFUNDABLE unless faulty.
Buy 2 or more Organic Cotton Futon Mattresses (online only) and receive 10% off.
* Discount does NOT include made to order sizes. ORDER SPECIAL SIZES HERE.
Sandra Bitunjac | |09/09/2014
Great product and great customer service. My 3 year old daughter loves her new mattress.
Meagan Zieba | |19/08/2014
I have two of these futons, a standard one and one that was made to order to fit a non-standard bed frame. The mattresses are very comfortable and my children love them. The customer service (particularly for the made-to-order mattress) was very good, and all the staff I spoke to were extremely helpful. Delivery was quick and the mattresses were well packaged. I try to purchase Australian made products as much as possible, so it was great to discover organic bedding made in Australia.
Beck Rodgers | |11/03/2017
I recently purchased a bed from you for my son, including futon mattress and bedding, and I firstly wanted to say how great your product is. I was a little nervous about the futon mattress being too hard but I introduced it as the “cloud bed” and it has brilliant! Additionally I want to say your sheets were great – I think I could have put them straight on the bed without washing them first. No chemical smell there.