These Luxury pillows are made with 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton fabric and 100% Silk Cotton filling and are medium soft to medium firm to sleep on depending on how much filling you keep inside the covering. No synthetic fibres, no polyesters, no additives to cause perspiration. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Our pillows are made with 100% natural fibres and after time they will compress down, so a quick daily fluffing is recommended (as you would with a feather / down pillow). Like in nature, natural fibres can be inconsistent. Sometimes the pillows can be ‘lofty’ to start with, and sometimes a little more settled. Nature cannot be shaped into a consistent form unless man-made fibres and chemicals are added, which Organature WILL NOT do. Pillows stuffed with silk-cotton act most like standard pillows. They have loft, can be fluffed, do not need to be punched in the middle of the night and retain their shape well.
ABOUT THE OUTER COVERING: This pillow is made with an organic cotton outer (un-dyed, unbleached, un-treated fabric), with a zippered end. Silk cotton pillow casings require a zippered opening that is closed after filling. This also allows you to open and adjust the amount of filling (if required), to obtain the optimum comfort level. For safety reasons the pull tag has been removed. Should you wish to take out some filling, use a paper clip or similar implement to open the zip but this implement must be removed when finished. Take care when opening and removing the silk cotton fibres as they are light enough to blow around.
- Standard – 700 gram. 46 x 70 cm approx.
- Queen – 1000 gram. 53 x 73 cm approx.
Note: Pillow specification is based on weight of the fill and the height of the pillow.
ABOUT THE SILK-COTTON FILLING:
“Silk” Cotton is a special strain of cotton. It is 100% Silk Cotton. Silk Cotton is the same as Kapok and comes from the kapok tree. There is no ‘silk’ in the pillows. The silk-cotton fluff is actually buoyant and was used in the designs for the first life jackets, that is, until synthetic foams came on the market. It feels similar to the light weight feeling of down, but without the allergies and the loss of loft that go with feathers. The silk is luxurious to the touch and a medium firm support when pillows are stuffed full, softer when some filling is removed and more air is able to permeate the fibres.
The Silk-Cotton tree, (Bombax ceiba), is a native to the Asian tropics. It is an evergreen tree; not like the cotton plant. The tree grows naturally in jungle country areas, it is not grown on organized farms and it grows in all types of soil. Natural rainfall is enough for this tree to flourish. No artificial fertilizers, no pesticides, no herbicides are used; it is free from GMO and is naturally clean because it grows high in the Silk-cotton tree. “Silk Cotton” is 100% True Organic. In India it is widely used for pillow filling. India has a hot and humid climate and is similar to many parts of Australia. Like Organic Cotton the Silk Cotton fibre helps to dissipate the heat from the human body and provides a sound sleep. Silk cotton is very soft and has a luster like silk; hence it is called Silk cotton, there is no ‘silk’ content, there is no ‘cotton’ content, only Cotton Silk.
“Absolutely Purely Organic.”
THE LIFE OF A PILLOW: If you’re currently sleeping on cheap synthetic pillows, research suggest they should be replaced every 6 – 12 months and if you’ve ever opened them before you throw them away, you might be shocked at what you find. Our luxury organic pillows last for 3 – 4 years before you need to consider replacing them. If you are feeling unwell, lethargic or unable to recover in reasonable time from an illness, getting a new pillow is the first thing we recommend to improve your general health and well-being and remember, even quality Organic Pillows need to be replaced regularly to ensure you keep getting a quality night’s sleep.
I have avoided replacing our pillows for WAY longer than I am comfortable admitting. In fact we are likely all sleeping on cesspools of unmentionable grossness – BUT there is a reason.
I have gone to buy pillows many times and always stopped before actually buying. Why? Because I know how dangerous many of the man made chemicals that are used on pillows are to our health. I also know that we spend a LOT of our time sleeping directly on these pillows, inhaling the chemicals as we sleep, night after night after night.
This knowledge has kept me in fear for a while … anyway, I have looked into getting new pillows and finally did it – I’m so proud of myself! The thing that helped me make the decision was that the ones we found are not only pure and organic, but they are also adjustable. You can add or remove filling to suit. A win for this little princess.
We received our pillows and went to town tonight adjusting them for each of us. Having a 6 year old, 11 year old and 2 adults, we all need and like different heights for our pillows. It was really cool to open them up (not smell ANY nasty chemical smells, even those ones that try and trick you into thinking something is new and clean) and feel the soft, silky cotton filling.
Like most products that are not made from synthetics, there are things we may need to adjust to. I am someone who believes strongly about avoiding chemicals and reducing the body’s exposure to chemicals, so for me learning how to make a new silk cotton pillow work for me. It’s worth it for my health, the health of my family and also the planet.