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.
Organic Cover Just Right Bed Pillows are filled with luscious wool that creates a warm and snug environment for a heavenly sleep! Pillows with organic fabric covers make a perfect combination for people who want a natural pillow created without the use of pesticides or chemicals. And we know where our wool comes from and how it is processed. Our pillows are hand-stuffed with wool from local sheep farms in New York State. Each pillow size comes in two densities - Firm or Fluffy. Firm pillows are just that - a firmer cushion for your head and great for side-sleepers. Fluffy density is good for people who want a softer pillow with less wool. The pillows come with a zipper closure allowing you to adjust the amount of wool to make it perfect for you! If you want a very thin pillow, you can purchase a fluffy pillow and remove some of the wool and make it as thin as you like.
Our organic cover pillows are encased in 100% organic cotton fabric. The cotton in this fabric is organically grown and milled in the USA. We purchase our cotton fabric from Organics Cotton Plus.
It matters how the wool is processed. We clean the wool without the use of harsh chemicals and pesticides. Our wool is scoured using only Biosoft soap - a biodegradable soap - and hot water. 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.
Compression: The wool batting does compress with use and will reduce by about 1/3. That's why we fill our pillows with lots of wool and encourage you to fluff your pillow daily.
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.
We know where our wool comes from - and you should too! We support local farms and businesses and source our wool from sheep farms in New York State. The wool in our Just Right Bed Pillows comes from the Kyle Farm, a third-generation farm family near Rochester, NY. The Kyle and Hatch families have been raising sheep for over 30 years and are dedicated to taking great care of their sheep and the land they graze. The wool is shorn by experienced and gentle shearers three times/year. This creates great wool fill for pillows because the fibers are short and dense. We only use Kyle Farm wool in our pillows to ensure consistency in the batting.
Check out CeCe's latest blog detailing how we make the pillows with photos of the Kyle family and their sheep: http://www.ceceswool.com/blog/
Our Guarantee: We are confident you will love your pillow. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, return within 90 days, period.