The Futon Shop Prides itself on being an innovative Manufacturer with sustainable and green products. The Sustainable Furnishings Council, recently gave an overview and a list of what green manufacturers and retailers should have as a staple for their consumers.
Here is the list:
1) Lower Energy:
- Use Wood, Stone, Tile TFS sofa beds all are hardwoods
- Recycled content: TFS uses recycled steel in our coiled springs, as well as a special mattress with recycled cotton
- Certified Wood: The Futon Shop(TFS) uses certified wood
- Plantation Wood: TFS wood is from a rubber tree plantation- Rubber trees must be cut down and replanted once they run out of latex. The Futon Shop sofa beds are used from the Rubber tree wood
- Rapid Renewables- TFS uses bamboo in our Organic bedding and our Organic Mattresses
3) Indoor Air:
- Low Voc: TFS have products with no or low VOC Paint or finishes
- Bio-Hybrid Cushioning-TFS uses only Hybrid soy based polyurethane foams for all their mattresses. As The Home Furnishing Industry takes the lead in 1/3 of all industries that use Petroleum. The Futon Shop believes Soy foam, which is the second best natural product after Latex, replaces toxic petroleum with up to 30% soybean oil
- Organic Textile- The Futon Shop specializes in manufacturing over 8 Organic Cotton mattresses as well as three organic crib mattresses- and all our Organic mattresses and green mattresses have the option of tacked permanent Organic fabric, as well as many colorful options for Organic Decorative fabrics.