PLEASE NOTE: This Special Discounted Price Is Only Available With The Purchase of a Bunk Bed in one of our Bundled Deals
Our Futon Mattresses are made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic fabric and filling. These are the cleanest, healthiest and best chemical-free futons and completely natural mattresses currently available in Australia.
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. Feel free to contact us for further details and to help you choose a suitable bed base that’s right for you.
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 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 your order. Natural fibre futons are perfect for children as children are lighter in weight and thus slowly compress the filling, and adjust easily to the firmness. Please be advised that our futons are quite firm and over time, due to the nature of organic cotton will settle and compress. We recommend that you regularly turn and rotate your mattress because as creatures of habit, we tend to sleep in the same area of the mattress. If you like the idea of the futon but are looking for something not as firm, you may like our Organic Cotton Mattress Topper which provides an extra level of comfort for some people.
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.
We recommend a hardwood slat base in order for the mattress, which allows airflow, we also recommend airing in sunshine as cotton is a breathable product and refreshes in the fresh air and sunshine. All our mattresses are individually handmade and we only use certified organic cotton in its purest state, none of our products are fumigated due to medical exemptions, in order for better health, comfort and peace of mind.
Free from dangerous toxic chemicals like those used to create waterproofing, insect proofing and flame proofing. Health and well-being is our priority!
CONSUMER AWARENESS GUIDE EVERY AUSTRALIAN SHOULD READ:
For a restful nights sleep FREE from dangerous *chemicals, avoid using conventional 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 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, you are NOT breathing in any toxic fumes.
IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:
Did you know that frequently present in conventional 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.
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 Cotton Futon Mattress approximate sizes:
Single (910 × 1900 cm), King Single (1070 × 2030 cm). Approx. 20 cm deep.
Please note there is an approximate 2 week wait for futon mattresses at present.
If you have never slept on a true, all organic cotton futon before, or if you have not purchased a mattress from us, please contact us.
REVIEW: 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. Thank you very much.