Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pillow Talk

So I was browsing through Anthropologie a while back and came across this pillow that was just eye catching.

It gave me the inspiration and idea of how to use my scrap fabrics. I made one that looks very similar but is completely different in so many ways. What ways you ask?
1. It's completely upcycled and earth friendly
2. It's not an arm and a leg to buy (this pillow is $88!!)
3. It's handmade not mass manufactured to look handmde

I did some research on what was a good earth friendly pillow stuffing. There is some new fill out there that is called something like Fiber Fill but you can only get it in bulk and it's only offered online or in select stores. So that idea was out. Then it came to me! I had been shredding big scrap pieces of fabric that I wasn't all that excited about anymore into a shredded fabric fill for some dog toys I was making. I could use that! It took a whole reusable grocery bag full of shredded fabric to fill up a 17"x17" pillow case! Yeah...ALOT! But It feels like a down pillow almost becasue of the weight and forms well. It will never go lumpy or get matted. It won't release any toxins that a poly-fill might and barely used any energy in the making process (sewing machine & lights). I was so proud! I decided to start making ECO throw pillows for my Etsy Shop ! So I was searching for more inspiration and creations just like mine. Here is some pillows I've found that are eco-friendly, creative, and don't break the bank.

farmhouse pillow with organic bamboo fiber stuffing
Farmhouse Pillow by ImSoVintage $34

Recycled T-Shirt Pillows from Pabrika

Upcycled Vintage Textile Pillows from Ouno Design

Upcycled Silk Scraps made in India from Viva Terra

Quick Hide Your Stache from Eristotle $40

There are so many great designers and Eco-Creaters out there. These were just a few of many earth friendly pillows I found. I will be posting mine soon!

1 comment:

  1. great blog article, thanks! HEART the sari pillows and the vintage fabric ones... obsession...



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