It's taken years but we are ecstatic to finally bring you the most Earth Friendly Pillow ever made!
Despite the time it took, sourcing the materials and then putting it through its paces, this is by far the proudest moment in A Little Pillow Company's 14 year life!
With this pillow we have combined the brilliance of our Adjustable Loft system (the invisible zipper that allows you to customize the loft and feel to your personal perfection) with our Certified Eco-Friendly Flex-Fill (made from 100% recycled single-use plastic bottles) and put them both inside our newest Earth-sustaining element: 100% Texas Grown Organic Cotton.
We even know which farmer and from what fields this luscious USDA certified 100% organic cotton originates! Our fabric is a French terry KNIT vs the traditional woven percales used by the rest of the pillow industry. Not only did knit turn out to have the most amazing feel and softness but it also has a significantly smaller carbon- and resource-footprint. Unfortunately we learned in our research that woven fabrics require vast quantities of energy, chemicals and water to produce while organic knit is low input. What we've chosen to use is the natural fiber straight from the field (and therefore the color will vary from year to year) that hasn't been bleached white or dyed, making the input for our cloth ultra-low.
Keeping the transportation carbon footprint small is another contributing factor to the earth-friendliness of Sown2Sewn. Here is a quick peak into that supply chain:
Our Organic Cotton Cover: Grown in Texas > Spun and woven in North Carolina > Made into pillows here at A Little Pillow Company in Virginia
Our Recycled Flex-Fill: Made in South Carolina > Stuffed into pillows here at A Little Pillow Company in Virginia.
Our ultimate hope one day is to grandfather our entire line into the USA grown organic cotton, but until then, our new Sown2Sewn Organic Pillow will be sharing the limelight with those still made with a traditional woven cotton.
One final note: Because USA-grown organic is subject to pricey regulations by the USDA, the cost for these pillows is slightly higher. We are absorbing some of this increase ourselves and hope you are willing to bear the other portion for our planet's sake. After all an organic, USA-grown, fully USA-made, adjustable, hypoallergenic, washable pillow that sequesters single-use plastic bottles keeping them from our landfills and oceans, lasts over 20 years, and provides a scrumptious sleep is surely a worthy investment for you and your family!
- Save the Planet While You Sleep with Sown2Sewn -