What's in our pillow
With our Original Pillows, we start with a California-grown cotton, spun and woven into a lovely crisp percale on the West Coast, which is then used for the pillows' Adjustable Loft covers.
ALPC Organics use a USDA Certified 100% organic Texas-grown cotton. For this fabric we chose a knit in order to increase the sustainability that much more since knit has a fairly significant smaller carbon- and resource-footprint. (The knit cover also feels scrummy-amazing!) Additionally, by using the natural fiber straight from the field, instead of sending it through a whitening/bleaching process, the energy and water input of this pillow is the lowest of any pillow available.
Neither fabric, of course, is treated with any flame-retardants or anti-wrinkle coatings.
Now let us introduce you to what's inside....
And this is where it gets really fun and exciting: Our Flex-Fill (TM) is made from 100% recycled single-use BPA-free plastic bottles! So not only by choosing one of our pillows are you giving yourself the gift of a delicious sleep but you are removing unwanted plastic from our oceans and landfills. For every pound of Flex-Fill, 23 homeless bottles are transformed into a product that is hypoallergenic, machine-washable and blissfully comfy.
As a happy sustainable bonus, our Flex-Fill is made right down the road in South Carolina!
Our pillows are made even more sustainable with our Adjustable Loft feature. With an invisible zipper on one end, the user is able to add or remove any amount of the Flex-Fill desired to customize the feel and loft to their personal comfort level. This opens the door to untold years of use from the same pillow with topping-up becoming the new norm vs throwing away and starting over. (Oh, did we mention that all of our pillows can regularly be washed and dried too?)
As a company we are always striving to become even more sustainable. Due to the hygienic nature of our products, plastic bags are required so we found a bag that can be recycled into other unique products. All of our bags can be dropped off at any grocery store Plastic Film Recycling Bin.
DID YOU KNOW: Plastic film can be used to make composite lumber for making decks, benches, and playground sets. Plastic film can also be reprocessed into small pellets, which can be made into new bags, pallets, containers, crates, and pipe. (Source: Plastic Film Recycling)
Our large pillows (and larger orders) are shipped in plain cardboard boxes. Not printed with any dangerous inks or dyes, they are fully compostable. Or use them as a weed-barrier in your garden!