Monday, August 29, 2011
The Futon Shop has dozens of different style bunk beds with different finishes and added features.
From short and long desk loft beds for students, to storage and trundle beds in any finish you need.
We have metal modern style bunk beds for the stylish Modern sleeper.
This Labor sale all bunk beds are 20%off
Buy a bunk bed full price and get any mattress 50% off
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
And right now for our Labor Day sale when you purchase a frame in the sofa bed frames or platform beds at full price, all mattresses are 50%off!
Here are just a few to choose from:
Friday, August 19, 2011
ALL THE PICTURES IN DOUBLE, QUEEN, BUNKBEDS, PLATFORM BED+ORGANIC MATTRESS, AND DORM ROOM SPECIALS ALL INCLUDE SHIPPING . CLICK ON ANY OF THE PICTURES AND YOU WILL BE SENT TO LOTS MORE OPTIONS IN EACH SECTION.
OR CLICK ON THIS COUPON:
AND SEE ALL OUR SALES. RIGHT NOW..IF YOU PURCHASE A FUTON SOFA OR PLATFORM BED, YOU GET A HEALTHY MATTRESS 1/2 OFF MATTRESS.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A mind always employed is always happy.
This is the true secret,
the grand recipe, for felicity.
~ Thomas Jefferson
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
The Labor Hall of Fame Presents:
The 2011 Honorees were the Memphis Sanitation Workers during the strike of 1968.
The Organic Act of Labor 1913
The Women's Act 1920
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
News In the Environmental World:
1) A look into Fracking in California
2) San Francisco Ranked Sixth in Green Jobs
3) Listen to hot Topics, from The Green Diva
4) Did you know you have a right to know about flame Retardants in your furniture?
5) Made in America Show, by Diane Sawyer
6) Scientific America's Top Green City Lists
7) New head Of EPA
8) Fair Trade Shopping
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Watch the Farm Aid Live this Saturday. Here is a video about the cause:
If you do not live in Kansas and want to watch the concert: click here
From the voice of Farm Aid:
- Take a Bite of Farm Aid!
August 9, 2011We could all use some good news, right about now, couldn’t we? Things are pretty tough out there. While we have a serious message about what family farmers are up against, the truth is Farm Aid is also a celebration. It’s a celebration of the value of family farmers (and their values!) and the solutions they represent for us in terms of our economy, our environment and our health. It’s also about the inspiration family farmers represent and the deeper connection they can help us make every time we eat. And as Willie has said, “We all eat!”
The Farm Aid concert is a chance for us to shine a spotlight on these people who work every day to put good food on our tables. Farm Aid is a way for all of us to meet our farmers, understand the heart and soul they put into their work, the care they have for the land and for our food, and the ways they’re helping to build and strengthen local economies and communities. At Farm Aid folks can shake the calloused hand of a farmer--or in the case of the new young farmers coming on the land, the not-yet-calloused hand! They can meet farmers who have returned from war to farm—trading swords for plowshares. Concertgoers can put their hands into the good dirt that farmers grow—yes, grow—because most soil in this country needs loving care to grow good food, and our farmers are giving that care.
You know, in the divisive world we’re in right now, isn’t it refreshing to step away from all that and rejoice in a basic truth: that good care creates good food that sustains us all? That connection--it's huge! And to see it happen at the Farm Aid concert is a beautiful thing; this being my ninth concert, I've seen alot of it. We’ve got this amazing lineup of artists--Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews… and on and on--and a lot of folks come out to see the show, to enjoy the music. But we don’t just let them do that. NO! They get the full-on Farm Aid experience, complete with a little dirt under their fingernails.
They visit our HOMEGROWN Village and get inspired by farmers, they meet city-dwellers making a living from a quarter acre plot downtown, they learn how to plant their own seeds, and then they imagine the bumper crop of tomatoes they’ll have next year as they learn how to preserve the harvest. The conversion is complete when they taste our HOMEGROWN concessions—a BBQ sandwich made with all natural, family farm pork 129 miles down the road from here and a roll baked from Kansas grown wheat, with a sunkissed Missouri peach for dessert.
And that’s it--the next weekend they’re at their local farmers market or they’re looking up their local farmers online. And they’re beginning to understand how supporting our farmers keeps local farms in our regions, and keeps local dollars there too, where they circulate 2-7 times more than they would had they shopped at the national chain store with its headquarters (and profit center) who knows where! It makes us all richer, and I'm not just talking about dollars.
Sadly, in our crazy lives, we don’t think about these things that often. We’re running from here to there, stuffing whatever convenient food in our mouths without considering what’s in it, who made it, under what conditions, who gets paid what, and what it’s doing to our natural resources, our health, our economy. But if we slow down just a little and begin to think about maybe even just one of those facets—after all, if our body is our temple, what is our food? Shouldn’t we think about it just a little? Well, when we do think about it, what joy it can give us. And what good we can do.
Today, when so much seems out of our control, more and more people are taking power back through the decisions they can make about their food. The movement is spreading more and more each day. And, man, it tastes good!
Questions and answers by FarmAid:March 2007
My son has multiple food allergies. I find myself shopping for items he can eat in the natural food sections of grocery stores with many items labeled as organic. Am I supporting family farmers when I purchase a product labeled organic? Thanks so much!
West Chester, Ohio
Excellent timing, Cindy. While I can't really touch on allergies or health issues, I think your question on organics is very relevant right now. For many people, organics represents an ideal for agriculture that is deeply connected to the family farmer and his or her desire to grow quality products and care for the land. In fact, family farmers pioneered organic farming. Over time, they built the networks so that they could share information and learn from each other. Those farmer to farmer networks eventually created state certification programs and standards that were then used to create the United States Department of Agriculture Organic Rule, otherwise known as the standards behind the organic label that we see on grocery store shelves.
I think it is important to start with an understanding of what the organic label means according to the USDA, then move on to a discussion of the ideals that are associated with the movement, and then finally explore the current debate over where organic farming is headed. Organic farming considers the farm to be one ecosystem and strives to maximize its health, from the soil to the surrounding wildlife. Specific methods or standards of organic production vary by country and crop but in general the elimination of chemical inputs like petroleum-based fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified organisms is at the core of organic agriculture. Instead, farmers invest in farming techniques like crop rotation, composting, beneficial insects (like ladybugs), and cover crops to promote soil fertility, manage pests, and control weeds. This kind of farming is often more labor intensive and requires significant education and innovation because most chemical shortcuts are prohibited by certification standards.
to read read the rest of the answer and to see other questions: click here
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Futon Shop in the news Over the Year of 2011.
1) Four Tips to Get Chemicals Out of The bedroom
2) Futon Tours
3) Dangerous Toxins in Crib Mattresses
4) The Futon Shop sells over 2 Million Green and Organic mattresses
5) The Futon Shop goes National
6) Improving Your Sleep
7) Latex Mattress Reviews
The Futon Shop's Weekly News reel
Ground Turkey Outbreak!
More news Of Fracking
More Toxic Waste Near San Francisco City
Looking at what is in our Water
A great Website introducing Foodinc
Tonight the 9th, PBS is airing Foodinc:
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Futon Shop supports the Safer Chemical act: We are looking forward to finding better ways to make our mattresses as environmentally safe as possible for our Consumers.
Join us August 10 :
National Day of Action- August 10th, 2011
Safe Chemicals Stroller Brigades
Friday, August 5, 2011
If you are shopping for a Futon and want to try The Futon Shop's premium futons, here is a list of locations that have many of our Green and Organic Mattresses to try out and purchase:
1) San Francisco
2) Santa Rosa
4) Palo Alto
5) San Jose
6) Pleasant hill, Concord
7) San Mateo
9) Los Angelos- Pico and LA brea
Here is a list of our Green Alliance that sell our Green and Organic Mattresses if you are not in California:
1) America's Mattress- there are seven stores around Hawaii
2) Futon Land- three stores in the New York/New Jersey Area
3)Depth of Field Futons-Minneapolis, MN
4) Right On Futons- Chicago IL
5) Futopia- Lincoln NE
6) Brady Street Futons- Milwaukee, WI
7) Redden's Legacy Futon & Furniture- Springfield, MO
8) Right Futon- Houston, TX
9) World Futon- Knoxville, TN
Thursday, August 4, 2011
1) serious health affects of factory workers who may be producing blue jeans for Dolce & Gabbana.
Stop the Killer Jeans..please read
2)Texas Governor Rick Perry is sending a message of hate and intolerance by inviting all U.S. governors to a day of prayer sponsored by groups that seek to demonize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, their families, and their allies on a daily basis. Please read
3) Call Governor Brown at: (916) 445-2841.
act now to stop the use of methyl iodide in California
4)We want the U.S. government to limit fishing of the most threatened sharks. Speak up now to protect our sharks!
5) Many environmental, agriculture and local food organizations have banded together to ask Montgomery County's Executive, Ike Leggett, to form a Food Policy Council that will use Nick's Organic Farm as an anchor for agricultural and food education.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
70.8% In Sleep Comfort
62.0% In Sleep Quality
55.3% In Back Pain
50.7% In Spine Stiffness
The Better Sleep Council believes a good amount of people do not get the recommended amount of sleep needed each night to perform their best during the day. When they do not get the necessary amount of sleep needed, the consequences are: difficulty concentrating, irritability, weakened immune system and even higher stress.
The Better Sleep Council recommends the cure is often getting a new mattress. They believe that a new mattress may be what is needed because of a few factors. Quality and the change of your comfort and lifestyle. For example, when pregnant you may need a different comfort because you will have to sleep on your side. If you do get injured, a more firm or soft mattress may be needed. The Better Sleep Council also believes a mattress set of up to seven years may not give the comfort it once provided. An Oklahoma State University rated a study of "Subjective Rating of Medium-Firm Bedding Systems" and their study found that participants with mattresses five years or older reported significant improvements in sleep quality and comfort when sleeping on a mattress, regardless of the sleeper's age or weight.
Here is the list to think about whether you may need a new mattress:
-your mattress is seven years old
-you wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches, or pains
-you had a better night's sleep somewhere other than you own bed(hotel or friend's guest bed)
-your mattress shows signs of overuse(it sags, has lumps, etc.)
When choosing a new mattress, be sure to evaluate: comfort, support, durability, and space.
The Futon Shop has a 30 day guarantee with their mattresses when trying out any of their mattresses in 11 of their locations.
Comfort: TFS has been in business for over 35 years perfecting their combinations of the most superior ingredients. Tempered steel, soy memory foam, soy- foams in all mattresses, organic cotton line, 100% latex, chemical free matresses as well.
Support: when you come into The Futon Shop or call in, our sales professionals are trained to find the best mattress that fits your lifestyle. It is important that we find out what position you sleep, what your sleep pattern has been, and finally if you have had any injuries.
Durability: we have a wide range of quality mattresses. We have guest bed occasional beds, as well as the highest quality soy memory foam, and non toxic latex to last and never dip or cave in.
Space: we have all the sizes available and we even custom make the size or quality if needed, since we hand make each mattress in our San Francisco Facility.
the sizes are:
California King: 72"x84"
Eastern King: 76"x80"
Full/double: 54"x 75"
The Better Sleep council believe in the Sleep tests:
-Select a Mattress
-Lie down in your typical sleep position
-Evaluate the level of comfort and support
-Educate yourself about each selection
-Partners should test beds together
When you are ready to purchase here are a few tips from The Better Sleep guide on what to do:
-a proper mattress set should support the body at all points with the spine in the same shape as a person with good standing posture
-ask the salesman if they can show you illustrated or actual cutaways of the interior of the different mattresses, so you can see what is inside
-compare store services such as delivery, financing and removal of your old bed as well.
-shop for the best value, not the lowest price. The best assurance for good mattress performance over many years is to buy the highest quality sleep set you can afford.
Once you find that mattress for you, The Better Sleep Council gives 8 tips on achieving a better sleep cycle:
1) Make sleep a priority: keep a consistent bedtime, wake schedule, including weekends
2) Create a bedtime routine that is relaxing: experts recommend reading a book, listening to soothing music, or soaking in a hot bath
3) create a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool
4) Evaluate your mattress and pillow to ensure proper comfort and support: exchange pillows every year, while the mattress may need to be replaced every seven years
5) Keep work materials, computers, and televisions out of bedroom
6) Exercise regularly: but complete workouts two hours before bedtime
7) If you sleep with a partner, your mattress should allow each of you enough space to move easily: a queen is ideal for two people sharing a mattress
8) Avoid eating, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine close to bedtime: these can lead to poor sleep, keep you awake or disrupt sleep later in the night.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Futon Shop is a family business, dedicated to connect with their community.
From donating to the Red Cross and connecting with Large Organization such as becoming a member of the Organic Trade Commission, TFS mission is to to produce the best eco-friendly, chemical-free Organic and Natural futons, organic mattresses, futon covers for our sofa beds, futon frames and platform bed frames that promote better healthy living and a good night’s sleep for all. Since 1976, The Futon Shop has been the leader in American made premium natural mattresses.
As an American company we offer organic furniture through our 11 retail stores in California and nationally through our partners.
Our futon frames, sofa beds and platform beds assembled in the U.S. are the highest quality available today. When combined with our organic and green futon mattresses, futon slip covers, and decorative pillows we create the most comfortable and natural furniture for you and your family.
Our futon factory is located in the heart of San Francisco. We are committed to fair trade policy and procedures and we practice what we preach. At The Futon Shop, you know exactly what you are getting through out all of our more than 33 premium futon mattresses, and along with an extensive line of sustainably grown wooden futon sofa bed frames, platform beds, loft beds and bunk beds and custom sewn futon covers in a broad range of fabrics, colors and patterns... It’s easy to see why so many people turn to The Futon Shop when they need a futon sofa bed, folding foam bed or sofa sleeper! That's what's made us America's Number One Futon Sofa Bed Store!!! Over 2 million futons sold nationwide.
If you have any questions about our product or our company please contact us.