Organic Latex Shikibutons

Organic Latex Shikibuton



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  • A modern twist on the Japanese classic, the Organic Latex Shikibuton perfectly blends the versatile, minimalist shikibuton with the supple comfort of 100% organic Dunlop latex wrapped in 100% organic wool and cotton twill.

    This shikibuton is great for apartments or for people who love the feel of latex but don't want a larger traditional mattress. Surprisingly lightweight and only four inches thick, our shikibutons are easily folded and stored to make better use of your space or be available when guests are in town.

    If you want to keep the versatility of the shikibuton, but want a softer sleep experience, try layering two or more shikibutons on top of each other for a customized and customizable bed set-up. We recommend a Latex Shikibuton with an Organic Cotton Shikibuton on top of it and capped off with an Organic Latex Topper.

    Organic shikibutons work best when used with a Tatami Frame and Tatami Mat set-up, which best emulates the traditional tatami mat flooring used in Japan. Preferable to the floor or bed slats (slats can be felt through a single or even two shikibutons), tatami mats allow the shikibuton to rest on a flat, solid surface while still being able to properly breathe. Good ventilation will make your shikibuton last longer. For a truly traditional experience, match your new shikibuton with an Organic Buckwheat Pillow.

    Our shikibutons, like all of Soaring Heart's mattresses, are made of only the highest quality materials using time-honored construction techniques. Your shikibuton should last you eight to ten years with proper maintenance, although we have many customers who are still comfortably using Soaring Heart shikibutons bought fifteen years ago..

  • Each Soaring Heart Organic Latex Shikibuton is made by hand in our Seattle workshop out of a solid latex core that has been wrapped in a layer of thermal regulating felted Premium Eco-WoolTM, a blend of eight breeds of sheep wool sourced from the Oregon and California coast. These layers of supportive latex and soft Premium Eco-WoolTM are hand constructed to insure superior resilience and enduring comfort.

    All of our organic mattresses, futons, and shikibutons fully meet federal flame retardant guidelines and pass all requisite tests without the use of any synthetic or chemical fire retardants whatsoever; no PBDE's, no boric acid powder, no nothin’ - just organic cotton, latex, and wool. There are no prescriptions needed or hoops to jump through, just peace of mind that you are on the safest, healthiest, and most comfortable mattress available.

  • LATEX SHIKIBUTON    
      *Weight *Size
    Twin 32 39 X 75 X 3.5
    Twin XL 36 39 X 80 X 3.5
    Full 49 54 X 75 X 3.5
    Queen 55 60 X 80 X 3.5
    King 71 76 X 80 X 3.5
    Cal King 71 72 X 84 X 3.5
    *LATEX WEIGHTS VARY +/- .5 LBS    
    *SIZES VARY +/- 0 TO 1 INCHES  

  • Keep Your Shikibuton Off Non-Breathable Surfaces

    We recommend all futons and shikibutons be kept off the floor. Latex and innerspring mattress need to be kept on slats. Not keeping your latex or innerspring mattress on a slatted frame or foundation will void its warranty.

    The more air that can circulate around all surfaces of your natural bed, the better. When not exposed to air, cotton can begin to mildew because the temperature difference between your body heat passing through the futon and the relative coldness of a non-breathable surface (the floor, solid plywood, etc...) can allow condensation to build up.

    Use an All Natural Mattress Pad For Prevention

    To prevent body moisture from getting into your bed (which can prematurely compress and harden the natural fibers and make your bed lumpy and uncomfortable), always sleep with one of our all natural or organic cotton or wool mattress pads. Don't use a poly-blend pad. They aren't absorbent and can cause you to perspire more during sleep. Wash and dry your natural mattress pad with your sheets. Make sure the pad is completely dry before putting it back on your bed, and your mattress will stay clean and healthy for years to come.

    Flip & Rotate

    Make sure your organic futon or shikibuton wears evenly (avoiding body impressions) by flipping and rotating it regularly, so you end up sleeping on all different parts of the bed equally. We recommend doing this once a week for the first month, then once every other week thereafter.

    Give Your Bed a Sun Bath

    A couple times a year, on a sunny day, put your futon, shikibuton, or topper outside in the sun for an hour or two on each side. It's like giving your bed a natural dry-cleaning. The sun fluffs and revitalizes the fibers, discourages microbial growth, and evaporates any residual moisture. Does not apply to latex - latex can be deteriorated by sunlight.

    Revitalization Services

    Even if you lovingly follow all the steps listed above, there may come a day when your natural bed doesn't feel quite as comfortable as it originally did. In that case, feel free to click the button below to send us information about your product so we can schedule a revitalization time. Often times, all that's necessary to bring new life to your faithful futon is a few new layers of cotton or wool, and that can cost significantly less than a new bed. We do need to see it in person so we can assess what needs to be done, but once we figure it out we can usually finish the revitalization that same day.

    For customers outside the Seattle Area who want to ship the item for revitalization services, simply put the item in a box, pay for shipping to our Seattle location and we will pay the shipping to return your revitalized item to you .

    Schedule a Revitalization

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