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#31 of 32 Old 05-19-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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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..

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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!

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