Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Futon Shop San Francisco: Behind The Wheels To A Greener Path



The Futon Shop San Francisco
The Futon Shop San Francisco

The Futon Shop San Francisco: Behind The Wheels To A Greener Path

Welcome to my blog The Futon Shop San Francisco. My name is Paul and I will be taking you though my journey at The Futon Shop. I am one of the newest employees at The Futon Shop and feel right at home here at 2150 Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco locations. Known for its “greenest futons in the world” reign especially after I saw the production team's process by which these comfy products are designed. I was sold to work here with the biggest draw that it meshed well with my lifestyle as an avid cyclist. My routine of decreasing the carbon footprint and working for a company with similar practices and beliefs to keeping a safe, healthy, and sustainable Earth left me feeling good about my part on this Planet.

The Beginning of this path to be healthy and eco-conscious began as a kid riding my bike with my friends and family, just letting go and having fun. How invigorating looking back at how it has shaped me. Memories of riding my motorcycle with my father and brother still brings a smile to my face. The fond memories I have with my brother and father traveling by bike will live with me forever. The bicycle experience yet again brought me joy and excitement and ever since, I have not stopped riding my bike at every chance possible, even to work! I discovered that what was once a horrifying activity-cardio vascular exercise had transformed into a rewarding and gratifying experience!  I still loves my guilty pleasures like potato chips, but for the most part I live a healthier lifestyle because of my daily cycling practice. Reflecting on my rides, I realized that the bicycle is still the most efficient form of human transportation ever designed. 

My experience cycling coincides beautifully with the concepts The Futon Shop in San Francisco works towards with their team of mattress experts to make comfortable, healthy futon mattresses. a healthier sleep. The Futon Shop products feature ecologically sound materials such as Virgin wool and organic cotton. The spring steel springs we feature in a few of our mattresses are made from recycled steel. The soy based foam use is called Bio flex hybrid foam and has much of the petroleum products removed from its construction and replaced with soy bean oil. The all natural Latex foam cores we feature on some futon mattresses are quality and dense. Instead of using petroleum as a base for beds, The Futon Shop uses soy based products and has increased their petroleum free mattress line. A third of our lives are spent sleeping, so why not sleep on something that does not harm our bodies or our homes. All these factors play into the creation of providing clients with the peace of mind knowing they have contributed to a healthy earth.
Each day, I prepare for an invigorating day by taking in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world from a topography perspective. Riding a bike leaves room for reflection and reminds us all that we can make a difference in our daily lives.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Futon Shop - Working here is Great

futons
Futons

Futons

Futons have come a long way. When you think “futon,” what pops into your mind? For many, the image of a rock hard, lumpy old mat comes into mind. Not for me. Working at The Futon Shop, I am surrounded with an amazing assortment of futons, using combinations of cotton, wool, springs, and soy foam. It’s a funny thing to say, but my workplace is actually more comfortable then my own home! It’s pretty tempting for me to “try” out our futons while working, especially after a long night out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Futon Sale

Futon Sale
Futon Sale

Futon Sale

What could be better than a hand-crafted, chemical free futon made with great care and ecological responsibility? A hand-crafted, chemical free, responsible Futon Shop brand futon that qualifies for our Futon Sale!  The Futon Shop has been making futons for over 40 years, and we take great pride in our work; we also have a responsibility to you, the customer, and that is where our coupon program comes into play.
 
All you have to do to take advantage of our great Futon Sales is visit our webpage (www.thefutonshop.com/coupons), print out the coupon, and present the coupon to one of our futon specialists the next time you visit any of our California locations. We also can redeem your coupon over the phone for convenience, just ask us when you give us a call!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Futon

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Comfort Rest Organic Futon Mattress

Futon

A few weeks after I started working for this futon company, I took a weekend off to go visit my buddy in Tucson, AZ. After a six hour drive, you’d think I’d be pretty tired, right? Wrong. I was in AZ with my buddy; I wanted to see what Tuscan was all about! He HAD to show me his favorite bars, or clubs, or whatever it is they like to do in midsize Arizona cities. So as soon as I got here, we left. He showed me some of his favorite places, and I had a great time. Good music, good beer, good friends. After everything closed down, we were all ready to head back. The six hour drive was finally starting to take its toll. I was tired.

“Let me get your bed ready for you” he said. He then walked over to the couch and threw a pillow on it. “Here you go” he said, and walked back to his room.

“Great.”

Of course he was just kidding. He walked back to the couch and pulled out what was one of the flimsiest little hide-a-beds I’ve ever slept on and immediately said, “Don’t worry, it’s not that bad.” Usually, when people say “it’s not that bad,” it’s bad. So how was it? Truthfully, it wasn’t THAT BAD, but that didn’t make it ok either. After a long day like that, I wanted comfort. I wanted to wake up a feel, maybe even if only for a split second, that I was at home, in my own bed. Working for The Futon Shop, situations like these are my specialty. It’s a funny situation to think about, but that night, on my vacation, I was actually wishing I was back at work of all places, only instead of sleeping on this flimsy little hide-a-bed, I was on one of our own futons (I promise you I don’t sleep at work).  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Futons

Futons

Futons have been around in western culture for over three decades, and have only gotten better over the years. Originally from Japan and placed on the floor, futons were adapted for western use by putting them on a convertible frame. The frames bring the sleeping surface up off the floor, and of course gives the seating option. These days a futon has newer styles and uses better materials, and is more of a long term piece of furniture.
     

Hardwood futon frames are more durable than pine or cheap iron, and new wallhugger futon frames don't need to be moved when converting. Futon mattresses have also come forward leaps and bounds, now available with materials like inner coils, memory foams, and latex. For those of us looking to make our homes a little greener, Organic futon mattress options have become popular and use natural materials like certified organic cotton and wool. Try out these old classics with a new twist.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Futon

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Futon

Futon

Futon, eh? I think when most people think of the word futon they think of some junkie piece of furniture that they had in college! I think futons get a bad rap because of that black tubular metal frame that really sucks and when you lay on it you can feel the bars underneath you. The problem with that setup is that it is cheap all around! Because of the bars on the frame a cheap mattress just doesn't work well with it! That damn thing has been giving futons a hard time since its conception! Remember do not by futon from Target or Walmart! They suck! What you expect for 150 bucks?!

I'm not so big on technology. I think technology rises only to the downfall of civilization! But who doesn't like the Internet? I can look up baseball statistics, find out what going on behind-the-scenes in pro wrestling (my favorite sport/entertainment) and basically find out anything I want any time I want. Pretty appealing eh? So my challenge to you, is to look up a futon! I think you'll be more than surprised just how classy and elegant futon can look these days, not to mention comfortable! Here we go again with technology! We have so many different types of memory foam, latex and other materials that are all around comfy stuff! So why not put that in a futon?! Obviously, they do! But be sure to go to an expert so you can see just how easy it is to personalize your very own futon!


I mean when you're buying a couch do you ever get to choose the quality of the cushion as well as the style and fabric? Of course you don't. If you're not compromising on one thing then it's another. But not with a futon! And a futon makes a bed, duh! I also like that I can put my money on what matters to me….. Comfort over style every time! I don't need the world's most expensive fabric or design of frame. I just love the world's most comfortable mattress! And when I can substitute style and not quality, while that works for me just fine. So do yourself a favor, go down to a place like the futon shop where they specialize in futons, or take a look at their website thefutonshop.com and I'll be darned if you never knew just how cool futons can be, not to mention comfortable!  

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Harmony


http://www.thefutonshop.com/Organic-Foam-Cotton-Futon-Mattress-Firm/p/685/5259


The Futon Shop proudly present The Harmony Organic Futon Mattress, a firm and supportive mattress with pure and Eco-friendly ingredients hand made locally in San Francisco. The Harmony Organic Futon Mattress is constructed with 100% USDA Certified Organic Cotton and 4 inches of bio-based convoluted Eco-friendly soybean foam that is Certi PUR-US Certified.