Pillows? | My Plastic-free Life

Join the discussion. Post questions or offer useful information. Keep the content related to plastic in some way.  

Subscribe: If you would like to receive a daily email notification as new messages are posted, click here to subscribe.  (Note:  New messages are also included in the "My Plastic-Free Life Weekly Digest", so do consider how many emails you would like to receive.)

To add a new topic:  Decide which category it will be (plastic-free alternatives, plastic news, rants, etc.) and click on that category.  Then, you will see the "Add Topic" button at the top right of the section for that category.

Why Register? You may post as a guest without registering, but your post will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it, and depending on my schedule, that could take a while. If you register, your posts will go through immediately. If you have trouble registering or adding topics, please contact me for help.

Please consider registering

Log In Register Members

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —


— Match —


— Forum Options —


Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
January 17, 2012
9:05 pm
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
January 17, 2012

I'm in dire need of a new pillow to sleep on.  But I don't think I've ever seen one that didn't come swathed in plastic.  Any ideas?  I'm not completely opposed to animal fibers.

January 21, 2012
10:55 am
Forum Posts: 13
Member Since:
December 3, 2011

Look up organic pillows online, you can get natural latex, wool , kapok, buckwheat, and down pillows.  I purchased a wool pillow made locally, but I ordered 2 others online.  But both of them were made by the company I purchased them from in Seattle (just 8 hours away from us).  There may be companies near you and you can probably request no plastic when you order.

January 21, 2012
7:41 pm
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
January 17, 2012

I didn't even think to look into local manufacturers!  Thanks for the idea!  I did a search and came up with CozyPure in Norfolk and SavvyRest out of Charlottesville, VA.  Neither is quite local, but I'll have a chance to stop in next time I travel.  Good call!

January 23, 2012
4:31 am
Charlottesville, VA
Forum Posts: 54
Member Since:
August 29, 2011

Ha! Just yesterday I was looking in my new/old home of Charlottesville to find some plastic-free household items, and I discovered we have two shops where you can find kapok, wool, latex pillows.  Both have good web sites, and both are about 20 min. from my house!

Atlantic Organic Natural Bedding

Blue Ridge Eco Shop

Eve Stavros
January 27, 2012
10:38 am
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
January 17, 2012

Thanks so much!  Charlottesville is on the way to my nearest relatives, so I can definitely plan a stop on my next trip.

February 6, 2012
4:38 pm
Forum Posts: 18
Member Since:
January 3, 2012

How about plastic free pillow covers? Not pillow case but something to zip on and keep them cleaner longer. Ikea had some, but they all contained polyester. A no synthetic mattress pad would be good too.

February 7, 2012
8:27 pm
Forum Posts: 367
Member Since:
February 16, 2010

Here's a 100% organic cotton zippered pillow cover:




I don't know how it's packaged, so you would have to contact the company to ask and request no plastic packaging.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 320

Currently Online:
20 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming None

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 179

Members: 213

Moderators: 0

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 9

Topics: 330

Posts: 1482

Administrators: Beth Terry: 367