Organic Mattress Pad
Fabric : Organic Cotton 100 % (unbleached, undyed)
Filling : Organic Cotton 100 % Weight of filling approx. 3.9 lbs / 1.8 kg (Single size)
Single size only
Fabric size 78 x 39 in / 200 × 100 cm
Care instructions are the same as for futon mattresses.
Before use, it is at least 3 cm thick, but as it is used, the cotton compresses to about 1 cm.
This product has very little cushioning. Use as a mattress pad.
Organic one or not organic, both types are bleach and dye free to be more gentle on the skin and the environment.
This is the very color of the cotton, the original material.
Sometimes you can see the tiny brown dots which are the parts of cotton. They are harmless to human body.
Certified Organic Cotton
Organic cotton, the raw material used for the filling, is grown by the bioRe Project(*1), a social project in India, and is grown organically, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
This project not only reduces environmental impact but also ensures socially fair production. In addition, it has been inspected and certified by a third-party certification organization based on strict standards that cover everything from the fields to the spinning process.
Also, we at Futon Tokyo do not use any chemicals in the process of turning raw cotton into cotton filling. The safety of our work process is certified by OEKO-TEX(*2). This certification is given only to products that have passed the world's strictest inspection standards and are recognized as safe. The most strict of these requirements, Class 1, was obtained in 2023.
The bioRe Project (*1)
The bioRe project was initiated by the Swiss company Remei in India in 1991 and in Tanzania in 1994. It is a social project initiated for sustainable organic cotton production. The project is not just about buying cotton from the farmers, but also about making products that are environmentally friendly and socially fair in all processes, from training in organic farming to the final product, so that the people living in this region can become self-reliant.
The project's activities are also multifaceted, including education for children, infrastructure development for medical care and water sources, financial assistance for farmers, and support for women to become self-reliant. It is known as one of the largest and most advanced projects of its kind in the world.
In 2002, in recognition of these achievements, the United Nations awarded this project the "Sustainable Development Partnership Award" at the 2nd World Environment Summit held in Johannesburg, the capital of the Republic of South Africa.
We are the first in Japan to receive a certification from OEKO-TEX in the futon manufacturing field. This certificate expresses our craftsmanship and commitment to safety.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is the world's highest level of certification for safe textile products, which is only given to products that have passed strict analytical tests covering more than 350 hazardous chemical substances. It is a globally recognized safety standard in the textile business that goes far beyond Japanese safety standards, including certification of sustainable factories that take into consideration the impact on the people involved in production and the environment.
Since its inception in 1992, OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification has been awarded more than 200,000 times, and demand for this certification continues to grow worldwide.
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While I have not slept on it yet, it looks stunning and very comfortable and I am happy with it!!
Very packed full, good support for people that like firmer support!