Eucalyptus Shikibuton Japanese futon
All our mattresses are handmade in Quebec since 1981
Traditional Shikibuton vs Eucalyptus Shikibuton :
- Eucalyptus fiber absorbs the body humidity better than cotton; offering a more breathable, fresh sleeping environment.
- Both Shikibuton will compress and become firmer; the eucalyptus fiber becomes less compacted and firm.
- Eucalyptus is a little lighter.
- Visually they look the same and roll easily.
The Shikibuton is available in different standard sizes (twin, double and queen) but we also developed a special size (32” x 72”) that is smaller and can be used in combination with one or two tatamis. The pictures show different configurations we’ve made but you can easily imagine your own personalized sofa and add all sorts of pillows.
The tatami is made of woven rice straw and the bottom is protected by a canvas.
Visit the tatami page for more information or to add some to your order.
You can also use the mattress without any tatamis if you are looking for a simple guest bed solution.
COLORS for Eucalyptus Shikibuton Japanese futon
*Note that fabric colors can be a little different from one roll to another.
*More colors can be ordered in store.
All-cotton fabrics : Natural – Charcoal
35% polyester, 65% cotton fabric : Red
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPONENTS Eucalyptus Shikibuton Japanese futon :
Eucalyptus fibre is used as the first layer under the mattress envelope. Already used in some textile products, this fibre has extraordinary temperature-regulating properties and we are proud to be among the firsts to use it in the materials that make up our mattresses.
- Soft and comfortable, it is ideal when combined with latex or a firm foam to achieve a balance between firmness and comfort.
- Regulates heat well, allowing the body to remain cool and dry.
- Naturally hypoallergenic and anti-dust mites
Volume: 2″ before compression
Eucalyptus fibre is a derived product of the eucalyptus tree pulp. The produced fibre is soft and perfectly convenient for mattress manufacturing because it is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-dust mites. Its great capacity to absorb humidity compared to its volume. Eucalyptus fibre has very high humidity absorption and breathing capacity which repels parasites like dust-mites who tend to infest humid environments. Also, its very fast drying ability considerably reduces the propagation of bacteria and moist, adding to the life span of the mattress, countering the development of bad smell in long-term.
Added to all these positive effects on our sleep, growing the eucalyptus plant is very easy, making it an eco-friendly material. The plants do not require any pesticides to survive and the tree reaches maturity very fast. Even better, eucalyptus forests almost need no water spraying to grow. Studies show that eucalyptus only needs 155 gallons of water/pound of produced fibre and half an acre of territory can produce about a ton of fibre. In comparison, organic Californian cotton drains 782 gallons of water/pound and needs 3.5 acres to get the same amount of produced fibre. Eucalyptus can also be planted on low quality lands without altering the fibre, giving access to good arable land necessary to grow high quality food.
The fibre goes through different steps for its manufacturing. The tree is first cut to wood chip and mixed with amine oxides, an organic, biodegradable and non-toxic solvent. That solvent is organic and biodegradable. The fibre is softly dissolved, cellulose is extracted and its agglomeration forms the fabric. Then multiple cleaning and drying cycles finally allows creating a final product clean and soft to maximize quality and comfort.
99% of the solvent and water used in the process are recycled and used again, the loss being minimal is ideal for an eco-friendly product. Finally, the tree automatically reproduces its own new sprouts, considerably reducing the energy loss and carbon emanations form heavy machinery normally used by industries to replant trees.
Eucalyptus layers must be compressed and held by small tufts on the surface of the mattress. These tufts are made of a cotton string with a plastic end visible on the mattress, for a more handcrafted style.
Cotton fiber is used in our mattresses because it is partially a natural material which fits the body shapes and absorbs the humidity. Then our body can better regulate the heat and the sleep is less disturb by the increase in temperature.
The white cotton comes from the cotton flower that undergoes mechanical modifications. The jagged flowers are getting rid of their shell by passing through different vibration stages. The cotton is naturally white and not chemically treated. The compound is distributed in layers of different sizes. We only use cotton in layers in the making of our futons. The cotton in layers is more resistant to compression and it allows to avoid any movement of the material inside the mattress.
Les matelas et les bases de lit sont de dimensions standards:
THE SIZES OF MATTRESSES AND FRAMES ARE STANDARD SIZES:
Explication sur les formats des bases de futon - EXPLANATION OF THE FUTON FRAMES' SIZES
Le format double ''trois places'' est idéal en divan ou lit et permet d'y mettre un futon de qualité. Le format double est le plus commun.
The double size ''three seats'' is the best as a sofa or as a bed and allows to use a good quality of futon. Double is the most common frame size.
Idéal pour les grandes personnes qui ont besoin d'un lit quotidien pliable. Cependant, l'assise est généralement moins confortable et le dossier plus haut que le format double, donc moins intéressant comme divan.
This one is perfect for tall persons who need a daily bed foldable. However, as a bed, it's generally less comfortable and the back is higher than the double size, so it's less interesting to use it as a sofa.
Simple studio - Twin Lounge
Complète bien un ensemble ou est utile pour les pièces étroites. Confortable en position standard ainsi qu'en chaise longue. À part leur largeur respective, les formats Simple studio et Causeuse studio sont semblables.
Completes perfectly a kit or fits well in small rooms. Comfortable in the standard position and in the long chair position. Except their respective width, the sizes twin lounge and loveseat lounge double are similar.
En divan: On y met un futon 39''x54'' plié au centre; la rallonge de futon 21''x39'' doit être rangée ailleurs ou utilisée en chaise longue.
En lit: Rallonge de bois intégrée au siège sur lesquels on ajoute la rallonge de futon 21''x39''. Une fermeture éclair permet d'attacher les deux morceaux pour un lit de dimension simple 39''x75.
As a sofa: Requires a 39''x54'' futon folded in the middle and an extension 21''x39'' needs to be stored somewhere or to be used as a long chair.
As a bed: A wood extension is integrated into the seat on which is added the futon extension 21''x39''. A zipper keeps the two futon pieces together to make a twin size bed 39''x75''.
Causeuse Studio (avec futon double en 2 morceaux) - Loveseat Lounge Double (with 2-piece futon)
Format idéal pour les espaces restreint. Confortable en position standard ainsi qu'en chaise longue. À part leur largeur respective, les formats Simple studio et Causeuse studio sont semblables.
The perfect size for a limited space. Comfortable in the standard position and in the long chair position. Except their respective width, the sizes twin lounge and loveseat lounge double are similar.
En divan: On y met un futon 54''x54''; la rallonge de futon 21''x54'' doit être rangée ailleurs ou utilisée en chaise longue.
En lit: Rallonge de bois intégrée au siège sur laquelle on ajoute un futon 21''x54''.
As a sofa: Requires a 54''x54'' futon and an extension 21''x54'' needs to be stored somewhere or to be used as a long chair.
As a bed: A wood extension is integrated into the seat on which is added the futon extension 21''x54''. A zipper keeps the two futon pieces together to make a bed 54''x75''.
Shikibuton Japanese futon Cotton
- Made of four layers of cotton fiber.
- Available in various materials.
- Can easily be rolled or folded. Two straps are sown at the bottom to tie the futon.
- Not meant to be used on a futon frame as you would feel the slats.
- See product description below for details on sizes and colours.
- Handmade in Quebec.
- Availability : 2-4 weeks.
Pick up your Shikibuton Japanese futon in store if you live in Montreal or have it shipped anywhere in Canada! Take a look at our new and improved version of the Shikibuton : the Eucalyptus Shikibuton
Cotton Zafu meditation cushion
Cotton Zafu meditation cushion
- The Zafu (circular cushion) is stuffed with cotton fiber. The diameter is 16".
- Availability: 1-3 weeks.
- Handmade in Quebec.
- Can be used by itself or with a Cotton Zabuton :
Pick up your Cotton Zafu meditation cushion in store if you live in Montreal or have it shipped anywhere in Canada!
Boreal Bed-size Tatamis
Boreal Bed-size TatamisBoreal bed-size tatamis are designed to minimize the quantity of tatamis necessary for standard-size mattresses.
- -Traditional black borders.
- -Natural and bio degradable.
- -Made entirely of woven rice straw without any synthetic filling in the center. The bottom is protected by a canvas that acts as a barrier against humidity.
- -The natural color of the tatami mat is greenish and take a wheat color over time with exposure to natural light.
- -Made in China by a Environmental and Quality Management System certified manufacturer.
- -Availability : 0-3 weeks.
Pick up your Boreal bed-size Tatamis in store if you live in Montreal or have it shipped anywhere in Canada!
Shikibuton futon cover
Shikibuton futon coverYou can pick-up your futon cover in store in Montreal or have it delivered in most areas of Canada. All our futon covers are handmade in Quebec since 1981. -Protect your Shikibuton futon with this perfectly fitted cover. -Two straps at one end to roll and attach the futon. -Vast selection of material in store. -Machine washeable, warm water. Hang to dry. -Availability: 2-3 weeks. -Handmade in Quebec. Both sides : The cover is made both sides with the selected material; it makes the rotation of the futon easier and turn it around if there is a mark or stain.
*Scroll the page down to see the name of each color