Fabric : Wazarashi Cotton (Soft Gauze) 100 %
Filling : Organic Cotton 100 %
“Hadakake” stands for “cover the skin” in Japanese. This our artisan made quilt is thinner and lighter than the standard kake futon. Its amount of cotton filling is half of that of the standard kake futon.
In Japan, this is usually used to adjust the temperature in your futon or bed when the season is changing from spring to summer, summer to autumn. It is when standard kake futon is too hot to sleep, but summer blanket is too cold. You can also use this when your bed room is too cold because of the air conditioner in summer time. Though this is called “Hadakake – cover the skin”, we recommend to use kake futon cover to maintain it clean. The covers for standard kake futon in single size will fit.
– Single size (78 x 59 in / 200 x 150 cm) Only –
Features of This Fabric
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.
What is a "hadakake futon"?
There is no clear definition or standard of distinction between a hadakake futon and a kake futon.
Both are classified as "kake futon - quilts" in terms of bedding and worn over the body.
Hadakake futon are lighter ones. In our case, it means that the amount of cotton used is about half.
The difference between a hadakake futon and a kake futon is the warmth.
Generally speaking, kake futon is warmer because they retain heat better with the thick layer of cotton fillings.
Hadakake futon does not retain heat as well, but rather plays a role in preventing excess body heat from dissipating.
In Japan, the kake futon is basically used for all three seasons except summer, and the hadakake futon is used for all three seasons except winter. Using this as a basic idea, try to find your perfect comfort by making adjustments such as adding a blanket in winter, or removing the kakefuton, and using a towelket on tropical summer nights.
Depending on the region you live in and the altitude you are at, the importance of warmth or breathability will vary.
Some people find it easier to sleep on a warm futon even in the summer, while others find a heavier futon more restful, and everyone has different sleeping preferences.
|the weight of cotton filling||Hadakake futon (thinner quilt)||Kake futon (standard quilt)|
|Single||3.5 lb / 1.8 kg||7.9 lb / 3.6 kg|
|Single Long||4.9 lb / 2.2 kg||9.9 lb / 4.5 kg|
|Semi Double||5.2 lb / 2.4 kg||10.5 lb / 4.8 kg|
|Double||5.5 lb / 2.5 kg||11.0 lb / 5.0 kg|
|Queen||6.0 lb / 2.7 kg||12.1 lb / 5.5 kg|
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Item is exactly as described, of high quality, and total comfort.
This is my first time owning a futon quilt and it is so soft and cozy! I love it!