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.
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.
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..