Hi, I am wondering what you ended up doing!
We have been without a couch for around 6 months- and I never realized how valuable it was! I came to the same conclusions after attempting to replace the old couches that my husband had-
1. All organic couches online are around $3k and a couple hundred for shipping
2. No one even KNOWS about flame retardants- so I sound like some crazy hippy
3. Any couch from the 60's that is still around has got to have been re-stuffed by now with new foam
I thought that we might just go ahead and invest in some safe bean bag loungers and save the big money for a couple years down the road when more couches will be around with out the retardants- (thanks to a new bill that passed late last year!). But after spending 2 weeks looking, combing amazon, and calling companies- just about all of them use post-recycled furniture foam that has been treated! :(
So- back to the drawing board. I saw that someone had posted a safe fill for bean bag chairs as buckwheat hulls- sounds tempting... I was also thinking about filling it with down or wool- both might be more expensive than the buckwheat. I also saw that a few sites- like Jaxx would sell just the covers for these giant loungers for around $200.
Has anyone found an affordable furniture site? Or company? I have combed the net for the past 6 months- but all that I find are around 3K and up. I need some big lounger to take the place of a couch- something that will fit 2 adults and 2 children..
Ok, if anyone is also looking for a non toxic alternative seating- this is what we did after 3 weeks of internet research:
-There was one company that had made non toxic/ no flame retardant bean bag chairs- for really cheap too! cozysack.com. I ended up getting a 7.5ft one- we'll see how it goes! it was >$300
- before I found the above site- I thought about buying the cover and stuffing it. For a non toxic fill- I found the buckwheathull.com, (but was expensive)- the only foam carrier that carried foam that was untreated was http://www.unitedpillow.com/catalog/Shredded_Foam-986-1.html and it was not very expensive.
So if anyone finds this- I hope it helps your search!