Zabutons have been traditional floor furniture for centuries in Asia. They provise a verstile surface for sitting which can be put away when not in use to free up space. Can be connected together to form a larger mat. Simplu place the mats side-by-side and throw a blanket over the surface.
Actual fabric colors may vary slightly from online colors due to variations in screen color settings.
Zabuton: 25 x 31 x 2
Color & Fabric
Fabric for zafus and zabutons are 100% ORGANICALLY grown cotton with low-(enviromental) impact dyes.
Colors : Indigo, Cinnamon, Lavendar, Moss, Pecan
Our products are top-of-the-line. We build them with expert craftsmanship out of durable and comfortable fabrics and stuffings. Sitting cushions are double stitched.
Buckwheat Hulls and Kapok
We stuff our cushions with environmentally friendly materials. Both buckwheat and kapok are grown without herbicides and pesticides because these crops are not bothered by pests. Kapok and buckwheat are able to grow in poor soil without a problem. They each actually enhance the soil where they are grown. Let's look at buckwheat first.
Our chemical-free buckwheat hulls are grown in the northern US and Canada. There are two main milling processes which produce very different hulls. With the ROASTING process, dust is burned off instead of using water, and makes a clean, sturdy hull that smells like, well, roasted buckwheat. The other buckwheat milling process is to mill the hull WITHOUT ROASTING it first. This produces an inferior hull which requires washing to remove dust. The ROASTING method, in our experience, produces a better, longer lasting hull. However, there are no ROASTED hulls which are certified organic. We have choosen the ROASTED hulls because we feel the certification process is minor in this case, since all buckwheat is grown totally without pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals. Click here for research on the buckwheat growing process.
Kapok is soft, smooth, hygienic, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly. It is breathable, allows air circulation and has healthful benefits. It can be reused for generations, without developing mold or decaying. It even floats!
One of the few sustainable rainforest crops, it comes from the seed pod of the majestic kapok tree. Kapok, an ancient treasure, has for centuries, represented a prized possession and historically used by gurus, saints and spiritual masters who marveled at its unique characteristics such as its ability to shape to the body with rebounding instantly to its original fluffy shape.
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. The word is also used for the fibre obtained from its seed pods. The tree is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, or ceiba. It is a sacred symbol in Maya mythology.
The tree grows to 60-70 m (200-230 ft) tall and has a very substantial trunk up to 3 m (10 ft) in diameter with buttresses. The trunk and many of the larger branches are densely crowded with very large, robust simple thorns. The leaves are compound of 5 to 9 leaflets, each up to 20 cm (8 in) and palm like. Adult trees produce several hundred 15 cm (6 in) seed pods. The pods contain seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fiber that is a mix of lignin and cellulose.