What's in our Made in NY Wool Bed Pillows? Each standard size pillow is filled with two pounds of wool from sheep grazing on land right here in New York State. With our Made in NY Wool Bed Pillows, you'll enjoy sleeping on a natural fill pillow and supporting local farms and businesses.
The sheep are gently sheared by experienced shearers on the farm. After cleaning, the wool is carded twice at Green Fleece Fiber Mill in Castleton, NY. At the mill we make a wooly bolus (little bits of felted wool) that works well in pillows. While the cleaning and carding removes the vast majority of hay, you may find some plant matter in the wool.
We fill our standard size Made in NY Wool Bed Pillows with 2 lbs of our wooly bolus/batting mix, which creates a warm and comfortable sleep environment. The wool is encased in a zippered organic cotton muslin fabric cover made for us by the sewers at ARC Herkimer, a developmental disability work center that supports programs and services for the disabled, located in Herkimer, NY.
We use only GOTS certified organic cotton muslin fabric for the pillow covers. It makes a perfect combination for people who want a natural pillow created without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Our customers are raving about these pillows!
Deb P. "I love my wool pillow! I'm sleeping soundly and waking up refreshed. I don't wake up as often so I'm getting good rest."
Maria M. "It's perfect and glad to know my pillow is made from local wool and supporting hard working farms!"
"Best. Pillow. Ever."
Wool is better for the environment. Wool is a natural protein based fiber that is biodegradable and can be composted at the end of its life. It breaks down in soil or water and slowly releases nutrients back into the environment and its microfibers do not harm aquatic life.
Sheep farming is climate beneficial. All the wool for our Made in NY Wool Bed Pillows is sourced from the Kyle Farm in Avon, NY. The Kyle farm manages their flock with rotational grazing which is climate beneficial and builds carbon back into the soil.
No harsh chemicals. We clean the wool without the use of harsh chemicals and pesticides. Our wool is scoured using a biodegradable soap and hot water. Because we don't use harsh chemicals to break up the plant matter and the sheep are housed inside a barn in the winter, you will find small pieces of hay in the wool.
Dust mites hate wool. 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 can't find in wool. Wool's microscopic bristles also resist germs and bacteria, making wool a natural anti-microbial and anti-bacterial fiber. Wool fiber is naturally fire resistant, ensuring a safe sleeping environment without the use of fire retardant chemicals.
Care for your wool pillow: Wool can last 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 warm water and air dried 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 and your washing machine will not like it.
Our Guarantee: We are confident you will love your pillow. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, return within 30 days and we will refund your payment. If you purchase more than one pillow, orders are combined and any shipping overage will be refunded.
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These pillows give just the right support whether you're a back or side sleeper.
Overall it is a nice pillow and the main reason I bought it is because it is sustainable. I just wish it wasn't so high.
I purchased pillows for myself and my husband amd we are using them daily. I am very satisfied by the quality, the plumpness and the comfort of these, I am looking forward to using them for a long time! Thank you for offering quality woolen pillows
I may have found my unicorn with this pillow! I get migraines from pillows that don't support my neck enough, AND from pillows that get warm under my head, and this pillow seems to do well in both ways. I didn't even realize I still wasn't getting good sleep with my buckwheat pillow until I tried this one. And it's also a whole lot lighter to bring with me traveling.
I've been trying for years to find a good pillow – one that is firm but not excessively so, support but soft – and here it is! The miracle of natural fibers and wool once again comes to my rescue. Couldn't be happier. Well, wish I'd ordered two instead of just the one.
It has been a month, and I still love this pillow. My arms do not go to sleep when I put them under the pillow. All the pillows I have bought total way more than this pillow. The cat likes it too.