The Secret Ingredient to Eco-Friendly Textile Products: Sustainable Materials
A fiber made from a tree native to Mexico, this used to be a highly popular pillow filling alternative until polyester gained traction as a competitor. We still choose it over every other option--not only because it's silky smooth--because it is renewable, biodegradable, plastic-free and cruelty-free. We LOVE kapok.
Kapok is used in The Linen Throw Pillow.
Why is organic cotton better than plain old cotton? For one, it produces almost half of the CO2 emissions of conventional cotton. It also avoids all the gross chemicals that can be harmful to our health. Lastly, organic cotton farmers typically rely less on irrigation, amounting to 88% less water than it takes to grow conventional cotton.
Organic Cotton is used in The Linen Throw Pillow as well as for our product tags.
Flax grows naturally on rainwater alone, making it less resource-intensive than typical fibers. We also love it because it uses the whole plant in production and is extremely versatile as a eco-friendly textile.
more to come...