You set a bunch of good things in motion by buying from CeCe's Wool.
Why We Love Wool
Wool has been a trusted fiber since ancient times and it resists dirt and is easy to clean.
A 20"x20" pillow with a zipper closure makes a great pillow insert. The cover is 100% organic cotton twill fabric. Our own wool batting is used to fill the pillow. The zipper closure allows you to adjust the wool fill to your liking. You can also remove the wool in order to wash the cover.
It matters how the wool is processed. We clean the wool without the use of harsh chemicals and pesticides. Our wool is washed in hot water and with Biosoft soap - a biodegradable soap. We do our best to get as much plant material out of the wool as possible in the washing and picking process, but because we don't use harsh chemicals to break up the plant fiber, you may find small pieces of it in the wool. After washing, the wool is picked and carded and layered into batting.
Compression: The wool has a tendency to compress with use and will reduce by about 1/3. That's why we fill our pillows with lots of wool. Having a zipper also allows you to add more wool if warranted.
Why wool? It's a natural fit! The attributes of wool fiber makes it ideal for pillows. Wool breathes and absorbs moisture from the air, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. This amazing natural heating and cooling system keeps the humidity level low in your pillow which keeps out dust mites. Dust mites seek warm and moist environments, which they don't find in wool. Wool's microscopic bristles also resist germs and bacteria making wool a natural anti-microbial and anti-bacterial fiber. Plus wool fiber is naturally fire resistant, ensuring a safe sleeping environment without the use of fire retardant chemicals.
Zippers allow for easy care covers: Wool lasts a long, long time. All of our pillows contain a zipper closure on one end to easily allow you to remove the wool and wash the cover. The pillow cover can be machine washed in luke warm water and air or machine dried on low heat. While you wash the outer cover, lay the wool in the sun for a few minutes. The sun will evaporate any moisture on the wool helping to clean the wool. Never put the wool batting in the washing machine - it will felt.