Soaring Heart has taken the traditional cotton shikibuton and improved it by adding a layer of insulating, moisture-resistant organic wool, while still utilizing the centuries-old, traditional Japanese construction methods.
This organic cotton shikibuton has the added benefits of wool – moisture and mildew resistance, thermal regulation, and flame resistance – which creates a more comfortable sleep experience and a longer-lasting bed, since the wool is protective as well.
Surprisingly lightweight and only about three-inches thick, shikibutons are easily folded and stored to make better use of your space and are instantly available for overnight guests. If you love the versatility of a shikibuton but want a softer sleep experience, you can layer two or more shikibutons on top of each other for a customizable bed set-up.
What Makes This a Superior Shikibuton
All Soaring Heart organic mattresses, futons, and shikibutons fully meet federal flame retardant guidelines (1632 and 1633) and pass all requisite tests without the use of any synthetic or chemical fire retardants whatsoever, including PBDEs or boric acid powder. They are comprised of just organic cotton, latex, and wool.
Each Soaring Heart shikibuton is made by hand in Soaring Heart’s Seattle workshop from layers of long-fiber organic cotton (which is sustainably grown in the United States) and organic wool batting (Ssourced from eight different breeds of sheep hailing from the Oregon and California coasts). These layers of supportive cotton and soft organic wool are then hand tufted to insure superior resilience and enduring comfort.
Shikibuton Tradition & How to Use Your Shikibuton
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 (as slats can be felt through a single shikibuton), 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.
Your shikibuton should last you eight to ten years with proper maintenance, although many customers are still comfortably using Soaring Heart shikibutons that they bought fifteen years ago.
Please note that latex mattresses require a slat-style bed frame, rather than a traditional box spring set-up. Here are some non-toxic slat-style beds that we love. Warranties on all latex mattresses are contingent upon having a slat-style bed frame.
This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take up to 6 weeks to arrive (although often much less!). Your mattress is built per-order, one at a time, so please allow extra time for delivery. This item is not eligible for expedited shipping.
Returns/Exchanges: Before placing your order, please read Soaring Heart’s return policy here.