A Manufacturer should take pride in being members of the sustainable Furniture Council and Organic Trade Association, keeping up with standards of USDA Organic and eco-friendly practices. Also taking pride in using fabric that is GOTS certified. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in an international textile processing standard for around the world and is a organization that is backed by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. Each and every chemical free mattress should meet the rules and regulation standards of 16 CFR 1633. Using wool as a natural fire retardant is the perfect way to use organic ingredients while meeting these standards. There should be no PBDE( POlyBrominated Diphenyl Ethers) or boric acid in any chemical free mattress. Chemical free mattresses can be shipped to your home without the added toxins, nor are there any added steps needed to get a doctor’s note. Every mattress in The Futon Shop’s chemical free futon mattress line has wool added to the top of each mattress, which acts as a natural fire retardant.
Wool is the magic ingredient that is used as a fire retardant in all Futon Shop Chemical Free Futon Mattresses. Think of wool as a thermostat, regulating temperature warming up in cold weather and cooling down in warm weather. It is a jack of all trades in such markets as mattresses, fashion, flooring, and so on. It is a muilitfaceted, practical and dependable fiber because of its high resilience to last for years. The key factor that makes wool such a beneficial ingredient in mattresses is the fire retardant property. Wool has been used in textiles for 100’s of years and is naturally a fire retardant because it does not ignite from a flame, is chemical free, pesticide free, dust mite free, hypoallergenic, and a sustainable product.