We get this question a lot, and it's an important question. We are happy to offer many choices with our custom-made pillows, but we know that all those choices can be overwhelming. So, we've created this chart to help out a bit:
|Polyester Non-Woven||Polyester Woven||Eco-Friendly|
|Synthetic Down||10/90 Down Feather||25/75 Down Feather||50/50 Down Feather|
|Can Be Shaped?||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Will Need Fluffing?||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Filling||100% Polyester||100% Polyester||Recycled Material||Recyecled Material||Pulled Polyester||10% Down, 90% Feather||25% Down, 75% Feather||50% Down, 50% Feather|
|Shell||100% Polyester||Poly/Cotton Blend||Unbleached Cotton||100% Polyester||Poly/Cotton Blend||100% Cotton||100% Cotton||100% Cotton|
|Best/Common Uses||Outdoor Living, Pet Beds, Hospitality||Everyday Use, Hospitality||Any Home or Office Use||Pet Beds, Outdoor Living||Plush Pillows for Allergy Sufferers||Plush Living||Luxurious Arrangements||Exquisite Displays|
Price: When it comes to price, it also matters what size and shape your pillow is. Our 20 x 20 pillow will cost more than our 12 x 12 pillow, and a boxed pillow will cost more than a standard pillow (rectangles, squares, and rounds). ***Don't forget that you can get discounts when purchasing multiple pillows in one order (discounts start with just 6 pillows)***
Washable: While dry cleaning is the preferred method for cleaning a pillow insert, some pillows can handle a gentle laundering. For some tips on cleaning your pillows at home, check out our FAQ.
Firmness, Shaping, & Fluffing: All of our pillow forms are soft and comfortable, and none of them would quality as "extra firm".
- Our polyester and eco-friendly pillow inserts will provide support and won't flatten out. They will stay the same shape, regardless of use; because of this property, they will not need fluffing.
- Our down/feather and synthetic down pillow inserts will be airy and fluffy--they can temporarily flatten out when used for support. They can be "chopped" or otherwise shaped to meet your aesthetics. These pillows will need fluffing since the materials can settle and compact over time and/or use; it's easy to toss them and fluff them to get back to that lovable loftiness.
Filling & Shell: Please review our Fill & Fabric Information for all the details. Of special note--our eco-friendly fill is a fiber made from recycled soft plastic bottles. It is similar to the 100% polyester fill, although it's not quite as smooth. Our synthetic down fill is 100% polyester that has been pulled to 1/10 of its normal size, so that it will be light and lofty (feeling like down/feather but easy on the allergies since it's hypo-allergenic). Also, our 100% cotton shell (used for all the down/feather pillow forms) is a soft, tight 233-thread count fabric, which prevents feathers from poking through--and our sewing techniques keep the down from escaping out of the seams!
Usage: You can use our pillows just about anywhere--we have customers using them on boats, in hospitals, in hotels, in house staging, for design projects, for business giveaways, with children's crafts, for pet beds, and all over the home.