A Little Company with a Big Mission

Why buy a pillow from A Little Pillow Company

All it took for us was a cursory glance into the world-wide bedding industry to push us to make something better.  And the deeper we looked, the more committed we became!  What we found most heartrending was the gargantuan resources used to make textiles.  Add to that the excessive waste and pollution produced at the end of a product's life, we as "a little pillow company" felt compelled to step up and be part of the change so desperately needed.  It took some years but we pushed through and finally got our pillow the way we dreamed it: ecologically sound, made locally, sustainably, organically and 100% USA-sourced.  We even know the farmer who grows the organic cotton we use for our jersey knit covers, and he is as committed to protecting our earth as anyone we've ever met!

For the fill, we chose something recycled and scrumptiously supportive.  Our Flex-Fill is remade from clean single-use BPA-free plastic water bottles that otherwise would have ended their lives in a landfill.  It's mechanically tumbled into small squishy yet springy clusters, creating a perfect loose fill.  This means when you choose one of our pillows, you are not only giving yourself the gift of a delicious sleep but are also removing unwanted plastic from our oceans and landfills.  

*For every pound of Flex-Fill made, 23 homeless bottles are transformed into a product that is safe, hypoallergenic, machine-washable, blissfully comfy and safely sequestered until it too is remade into other useful products.

But that was just the materials and the manufacturing process.  We also needed to find a way to help combat the continuous stream of pillow waste entering the landfills.  Too often people feel that throwing a pillow away is the only option when it no longer performs.  Sure, it may linger in a closet for a few years, but ultimately when a pillow has become flat, or hard, or simply too "gross", it will end its life in the trash.  And this is why we came up with our Adjustable Loft Feature.  

Adjustable Loft Feature on A Little Pillow Company pillows

With an invisible zipper on one end, not only are you now able to add or remove any amount of fill desired to customize your perfect pillow, but it opens the door to years and years of love with the same pillow.  Topping-up is the new norm vs throwing away and starting over. And because all of our pillows can be machine-washed and -dried, keeping them clean is now easy-peasy.

Oh, and should anything unforeseen ever happen to your pillow cover, we also offer those by themselves too so you can simply transfer the fill from the damaged pillow into the new shell.  (*If you are a full Friend of the Planet, you can even cut the zipper our of the damaged organic cotton shell and upcycle what isn't damaged.  Or it can be composted!)

We are so proud to have tens of thousands of happy (and returning) customers trust us with their sleeping comfort since we opened our doors in 2007.  If you are one of them, THANK YOU.  If you're not yet, well then, give us a try. There's always room for one more :) 

*Keeping it USA-Local:

Our Organic Cotton: Grown in Texas   >  Spun and woven in North Carolina  >  Made into pillow covers and pillowcases here at ALPC in Virginia

Our Recycled Flex-Fill: Made in South Carolina  >  Stuffed into pillows here at ALPC in Virginia.

Zippers & Thread: Made in Georgia > Sewn into pillows here at ALPC in Virginia

Labeling Tags: Made in Florida > Sewn into pillows here at ALPC in Virginia

Working at A Little Pillow Company

As a company we are also always striving to become even more sustainable in our packaging.  Due to the uncertainty of shipping by mail, we package our pillows in a protective plastic bag.  But, we chose one that can be recycled into other unique products, from composite lumber to fabric. To recycle it, simply cut the stickers off and return it to any grocery store Plastic Film Recycling Bin.

Our large pillows (and larger orders) are shipped in plain cardboard boxes.  Not printed with any dangerous inks or dyes, they are fully compostable (after removing the tape and shipping label) - or use them like we do as a weed-barrier in your garden!

Garden at A Little Pillow Company