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Pillow Fillings

As, for quilts, when buying a pillow it is important to first understand the fibres used in the various products. There are six types of fillings used in pillows:

  • Latex
  • Feather & Down
  • Wool
  • Synthetic
  • Memory Foam
  • Cotton

 

Latex:

Made from the sap of the rubber tree, Latex pillows are natural and retain their shape for the life of the pillow. The natural properties of Latex make it anti-microbial, low allergenic and resistant to dust mites, mould and bacteria. Latex pillows are washable. Please adhere to the care instruction labels attached to the pillow.

 

Benefits of a Latex Pillow

  • Resilient and long lasting. Rubber perishes at a faster rate when exposed to sunlight or extreme heat, so lifespan of these pillows can vary depending on the care received. In an ideal situation, all natural Latex pillows can last 15+ years.
  • Aerated, well-ventilated interior dissipates body moisture.
  • Latex is hypo-allergenic and its anti-microbial properties inhibit bacteria, fungi and house dust mites - so it can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from respiratory problems.
  • Washable - easy care.

 

Care of Your Latex Pillow

 

  • A Latex pillow is worth caring for to ensure longevity.
  • Do not expose to direct sunlight.
  • Hand wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent.
  • Do not use bleach
  • To dry press the pillow gently between two towels to squeeze out water and then leave to dry in a shaded, well-ventilated area
  • Do not dry clean, tumble dry or expose to heat.

 

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Synthetic Pillows:

Synthetic pillows are easy to care for as they can be washed in large capacity washing machines. They are ideal for anyone sensitive to or allergic to natural fillings and are light weight.

 

Pillow talk stock a variety of Synthetic Pillows including:

  • Polyester Fill
  • Microfibre Fill
  • Specialised Shapes and Sizes

 

Care of Your Synthetic Pillow

Gentle machine wash in warm water with mild detergent. Do not bleach, wring or iron. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

 

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