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How to pick the perfect insert for your pillow cover

How to pick the perfect insert for your pillow cover

So you have your new Yellow Bird pillow cover and now you need an insert… 

There are so many options when it comes to pillow inserts and it will absolutely come down to preference. Here are a few of the options you may want to consider.

  • Wool or Organic Cotton filled inserts: this is an eco friendly option as wool is a renewable resource and naturally biodegradable. A great place to purchase quality wool or organic cotton filled inserts is from Cece’s Wool. They can be found at www.ceceswool.com or on Etsy. This type will hold their shape well and tend to be the firmest option when I put them to the 'squish' test.
  • Down filled inserts: this traditional choice is loved by the interior design world and for good reason. Down pillows have a nice weight and just feel expensive. These can be found at many retailers such as West Elm, Pottery Barn, etc. I would highly suggest looking for a down insert that is RDS Certified. According to www.textileexchange.org, this ‘aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to any unnecessary harm.’ More information can be found on their website. These are the softest option and may need extra fluffing throughout the day.
  • Synthetic Down Alternative inserts: although synthetic fibers are not considered eco friendly, they do tend to be less expensive and I definitely understand the appeal from an affordability point of view. If you are looking for a synthetic option, I’d highly recommend finding one that is American made. One company that has a great variety of sizes and according to their website, they use American made fill and shell for their inserts, is Pillowflex. They are made in Georgia and more info can be found at www.Pillowflex.com. The down alternative option has a really nice weight and feel to it. You can find them on Amazon but you can also purchase from them through their Etsy shop as well. These feel closer to the down option when it comes to softness but might need a little less fluffing than the down.

Hopefully this list helps you find the perfect insert for your new pillow cover!

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