3″ Wool Mattress (Shikibuton)

(32 customer reviews)

$666.00$1,881.00

A one of kind handmade wool mattress for the healthiest and most restorative sleep. Promotes healthy posture through the unique way the springy wool fibers support your body. Regulates body temperature unlike any other material to keep you cool in the summer or warm in the winter, allowing you to sleep longer and more restful. Wicks away body moisture for sweatfree nights. Diminishes body odor. Isolates motion transfer between partners, for uninterrupted sleep.

Completely chemical-free, with no off-gassing and zero VOCs. Hypoallergenic, suitable for people with chemical sensitivities, including MSC. Naturally dust mite and mildew resistant, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and flame-resistant wool filling. Increases fire safety in your home without flame retardants.

100% biodegradable using only sustainable renewable materials.

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About

Shikibutons are thinner and thus offer less sink / give for a firmer feel.

Shiki comes from the word hiku meaning to lay, and when attached to another word, the futon is now pronounced with a b and becomes buton, forming the word shikibuton.

In Japan, these simple mattresses are part of a style of minimalist living that goes back centuries. According to Handmade Style: Japan, a shikibuton is usually laid out on the floor atop a straw mat called a tatami mat and then, when not being slept on or used as a sitting cushion, folded up and stored in cupboards.

The Shiki is multi-functional, multi-purpose, and there will be no wasted space in your home. What could be more minimalistic?

People think that very soft comfortable beds are better for bad backs, but according to many types of research over the years, it has shown that a firm (but not hard) bed is better for your back. It keeps your spine aligned, and you do not wake up with back pain on a shikibuton.

Description

All our products are made with only All-natural, Sustainable, Renewable, Biodegradable, Recyclable materials, FREE OF CHEMICALS (including Flame retardants, Dyes, Bleaches, VOCs, Finishes, Carbonized wool), FREE OF SYNTHETICS (including Plastics, Latex, Vinyl, Springs). Certified in the strictest category, for an added peace of mind.

FEATURES:

  • Handles for easy flipping and moving.
  • Wool bowls on tufts for durability.
  • Durable metal zippers on the sides so you can easily adjust, add or remove wool if necessary (plastic zippers upon request)
  • Hand-tufted with natural linen thread through the whole item to keep the filling in place.
  • Complimentary mending kit.

FILLING: 100% Pure new Oeko-Tex certified wool

DIMENSIONS:

  • Twin – 38.25 x 75 x 3″ (97 x 190 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 23.4 lbs (10.6 kg)
  • Twin XL – 38.25 x 80 x 3″ (97 x 203 x 8 cm)– Wool Inside: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • Full – 53 x 75 x 3″ (135 x 190 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 32.6 lbs (14.8 kg)
  • Queen – 60 x 80 x 3″ (152 x 203 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 41.6 lbs (18.9 kg)
  • California Queen – 60 x 84 x 3” (152 x 213 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 41.1 lbs (18.6 kg)
  • King – 76 x 80 x 3″ (193 x 203 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 49.8 lbs (22.6 kg)
  • California King – 72 x 84 x 3″ (183 x 213 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 49.5 lbs (22.5 kg)
Natural wool mattress - firmness comparison

*Please note, that there is a joining seam along the width of the FULL, QUEEN, KING and CAL KING sized mattresses for linen and wool because the width of these fabrics is 59″. We chose to make the seam along the width because it could be placed at the level of your knees/feet or at the level of your head and under your pillow so it would not be disturbing. If requested, we could make the seam along the length of the mattress, right through the middle of it.

FABRIC (TICKING) OPTIONS:

fabric comparison 100% Cotton, 100% Linen, 100% Wool

STRAP OPTIONS:

  • with straps with plastic buckles, to secure when rolled up (not attached to the mattress)
  • with ties, attached on one side to secure when rolled up
  • without straps or ties
Home of Wool's edges design options (piping)

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PRODUCT CARE:

We make products that are built to last from high-quality materials. Though to enjoy using them for as long as possible, there are a few best practices that should be followed - find them here.

MAKING & SHIPPING:

Standard make time: 1-2 weeks

Free shipping time:  1-4 weeks

Express shipping time: 3-4 days

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*These are handmade items. Please, allow some deviation in dimensions. Any deviation in dimensions less than 5% is considered acceptable.
*All wool-filled items are subject to some degree of compression. However, we stuff items densely with wool so they come thicker than advertised and over the first months of use compress down to about their advertised thickness.
*Wool fibers are in various natural colors and have the natural odor of sheep, which will be gone in a couple of months.

32 reviews for 3″ Wool Mattress (Shikibuton)

  1. James Smith

    This is the perfect mattress for me. I just love the minimalist design, always choоse simplicity over abundance. This is so well made, and I am very pleased with the service. Thank you, guys!

  2. Lyris

    Incredibly well-made shikibuton – sturdy and packed full of healthy, breathable wool. I went for all wool full-size for just myself, including a separate protective zip-off wool cover, and I couldn’t be happier. Worth the cost, it’s very much an investment for your health and environment. It’s cozy and firm, no sagging or dips. The wool keeps me from overheating, too. It’s always a ‘just right’ temperature, and isn’t that what you want in a mattress? 🙂

    Everything was packed well, and it shipped safely. Would not hesitate to purchase from Home of Wool again.

  3. Marin

    Originally, we just wanted a mattress that wasn’t so back-breakingly heavy to lift and unwieldy to change the sheets. Then we also realized that our mattress wasn’t really firm even though it was marketed as “firm,” and simply laying out on a grassy lawn was so wonderfully comfortable and wouldn’t it be nice if they made mattresses as perfectly firm and supportive as that? Also, the noxious off-gasing of conventional mattresses concern us, as well as the fact that mattresses are crammed full of all sorts of mysterious ingredients that we aren’t quite sure of and are happier not thinking about when we are falling asleep after a day lived making the most wholesome choices we can. Enter: HOME OF WOOL! We have been sleeping on our king-size shikibuton for about two weeks and LOVE it. Having never known anyone who has a wool mattress and having not felt one for ourselves, we were a bit wondering at ourselves for making such an investment in ordering one from overseas, but we couldn’t be happier that we did! Everything about our experience with Home of Wool has been high-quality and professional; they answered our questions promptly and the shipping was as expected and the packing, if packaging can be described in such terms, was truly beautifully put together and delightful to receive. Interestingly, my husband felt sore the first two nights sleeping on it (though, he also had been moving loads of mulch that weekend, so he could have been sore from that;) and thinks his body went through a period of “adjustment” to the firmness of the wool mattress, but now he sleeps wonderfully on it and his body feels great. As a mama, carrying and hefting my little ones about, I have hurt my back badly several times and it became normal for me to be chronically stiff and a bit achy in the morning when I get out of bed; while our conventional mattress was marketed as “firm”, it still had an unpleasant springiness and sinking into it to a degree meant our bodies weren’t properly aligned all night. Since sleeping on the shikibuton and using Home of Wool’s standard wool-filled pillow, my back isn’t stiff in the morning, even with the sometimes awkward position while nursing my baby at night, and I feel like I spring out of bed! We have our shikibuton on the Ikea Malm bed frame with slatted wood base, and it is so simple, lovely, and the mattress is perfectly firm and it’s so easy to lift to change the sheets. Our Home of Wool products are a lasting value and are made with love and true craftmanship; we love our mattress and pillows and are excited to purchase more of their products in the future!

  4. Hillary

    We have been enjoying our Shikibuton for two months now, and I’m very happy with the purchase and never want to own another mattress that isn’t made by Home of Wool. Some info that would have been helpful to me when I was deliberating my purchase: do not get a thinner than 4 inch Shikibuton. Ours is 3.5″ and it’s great but the next ones I’ll get will be 4″. This is enough to be quite comfortable but any less and it will be hard and you’ll likely feel the floor or whatever’s underneath you. It is extremely firm, and it took me a week to adjust and feel fully comfortable. It might take a bit longer for a stiff or elder body. Now, I love it and my spine is very happy. I can lay on my side comfortably, but I prefer my back. At first the tufts felt lumpy but with flipping and moving weekly, it has settled and is very smooth. Our fabric is wool which I highly recommend over the other fabrics. If it gets wet or dirty even through your protector, this fabric cannot be easily washed. Wool is essentially self cleaning so you won’t have to worry about smells or bacteria like you would with cotton, silk, or linen. We bought a king for our co-sleeping family of three and it’s just right, toddler loves it and we’re all comfy. Please see my review of the wool protector which I find essential to pair with your new mattress.

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