Synthetic pillow fills are all too common. It’s easy to simply focus on the pretty patterns and bold colors of a pillowcase and completely disregard what is actually inside a pillow. When you zip open some pillows and dig for the tag, you’ll see words like “polyester fiber fill,” “polyurethane foam” and “microbeads.” Sounds...super uncomfortable and toxic. Synthetic materials are the norm in the world of pillows, bedding and even our clothing. Our skin comes into contact with harsh fabrics that are sometimes even marketed as soft, gentle and of high quality when there is more to these materials than meets the eye. It’s time to discuss what’s really going on beneath the surface of your typical pillow. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with safe (and ridiculously comfy) alternatives.
Unzip The Truth
We sleep for about a third of our lives so it’s important that both our mattresses and our pillows are non-toxic. Who wants to spend hours horizontal in an invisible pool of nasty chemicals? Although it’s quite the tempting offer, I think I’ll pass. But really, most of us don’t think about what our pillows are composed of because we figure they can’t be harmful—it’s just a pillow. It’s way too fluffy to be menacing! Meanwhile, you could be laying your head on formaldehyde and various toxins that can cause headaches, nausea and other health issues. Perhaps you don’t currently experience any symptoms but that doesn’t mean these toxins won’t show their harmful side later on in life. Therefore, it’s important to look out for organic and natural products that can positively impact your health and overall quality of life.
Organic Is Better
We offer pillows that are made with materials such as organic cotton, organic kapok, and organic wool. Our organic pillows keep both health and comfort in mind because you shouldn’t have to choose between the two. Most of our pillows are customizable, meaning you can take out as much of the fill as you want. Stomach sleepers prefer a flat pillow while back sleepers may want their pillow to be more fluffy and full. Whatever your preferences and however you define comfort, we have a pillow for you. Let me introduce you to a few…