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.