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Eco-pillows that do some serious talking
Got something to say? Let your home decor do the talking with Etsy seller Alexandra's Ferguson's line of recycled felt applique pillows.
Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 01:35 PM
With so much good green stuff out there it's always nice to have an additional pair of discerning, roving eyes. Recently, an eternally Etsy-savvy friend pointed out (thanks, Amy
!) a nifty — and often naughty — line of pillows, "I Used to be a Plastic Water Bottle
," from Westchester, New York-based Alexandra Ferguson
The pillow covers are handmade by Ferguson, a former fashion industry worker, from 100 percent post-consumer recycled felt applique. The fiber itself comes from recycled plastic water bottles — Ferguson estimates that each pillow cover consists of four reincarnated bottles that would have otherwise been landfilled. The inserts are either polyfill or feather/down and are also domestically sourced.
As you can probably see in the images above, the real draw of Ferguson's pillows are the cheeky, bossy, and not-entirely-appropriate-for-your-Granny's-parlor graphic messages stitched on to each cover. They're organized into several categories such as Pillow Talk, Let's Make Out, House Rules, and Man Cave; monogrammed pillows as well as a few beautiful botanical and critter designs (love this guy
) are also available in the event you're not feeling that verbose. Most of the pillows sell for $89 although some sell for a bit more, some for a bit less and Ferguson will accept custom color orders. Head on over to Ferguson's Etsy storefront
as well as her blog
to see the what all the talk is about.
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