Eco-friendly means earth-friendly or not harmful to the environment.
It most commonly refers to products that are renewable and sustainable, contributing to green practices that help conserve resources like water and energy.
Eco-friendly products also prevent contributions to air, water and land pollution.
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Each of the fibres sold by Eco Filling Australia is a natural fibre or created from natural and renewable resources. Using a natural fibre means that you are making an environmentally friendly choice. All our fibres are fully biodegradable and come from sustainable practices. If you choose to use an organic filling, you also know that no chemicals have been used anywhere in the manufacturing and production chain.
Natural fibres behave slightly differently to their man-made cousin, 100% chemical based, polyester hobby fill. They can tend to compact a little more over time. In a cushion or pillow, this can usually be solved by plumping them up, or even removing the filling to air it and plump it. As a last resort, you can always add more as the filling compacts.
Natural fibres are also all heavier than traditional polyester filling, with the exception of Kapok which is extremely light weight. This means that if you are replacing polyester filling from a cushion, you will need to purchase more to get the same volume of fill.
To help you to determine which will be the best filling for your craft project, please see our Product Comparison table, which provides information on the weight of each, the appearance, performance, ideal uses, environmental footprint and more.
For more information about individual products, please refer to the detailed product descriptions for each product within the shop.
If you are still not sure which filling to choose, you could always order a sample pack which gives you the opportunity to see and feel all of our eco fillings. Alternatively, contact us for more assistance.
If you are not handy with a needle, you might like to purchase our own handmade quality cushions and pillows using our fillings.
Cushions, Pillows and Cushion Covers
When you order your cushion or pillow from Eco Filling Australia, you know that you are making an environmentally friendly choice. Using only natural or organic products means that the impact on our environment has been kept to a minimum. Our products are also suitable for allergy and asthma sufferers, particularly our organic alternatives. No harmful chemicals have been used in their production.
Each of our cushions, pillows and cushion covers are handmade to order by us in Australia. We use GOTS certified cotton fabric for the shell, and your choice of eco filling inside.
Cushion covers are also handmade to order from GOTS certified cotton fabric, with a selection of different prints and colours available, created using environmentally friendly dyes.
Cushion inserts and covers are made to a standard size of 45cm x 45cm, although other sizes are available. Our standard pillow size is 70cm x 45cm. Additionally, we can custom make cushions and pillows to any size of your specification. Please contact us for a quote.
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Each item is produced with care and attention to detail from the cutting of the fabric to the filling and weighing of the fibre. They are hand tagged and carefully checked for loose threads and fibre, dirty marks and to make sure that they are in pristine condition before they are shipped. We do have to vacuum pack cushions and pillows when shipping to keep shipping costs to a minimum. This means that they may appear creased, but just need fluffing and plumping when they arrive with you. If you have any questions about our products, please contact us.
Wheat Bags have been in use for years to help soothe aching muscles and for warmth and comfort. We hope that you enjoy our range of Wheat Bags, with or without lavender, including our Eye Pillow. When cooled in the fridge or freezer, the eye pillow helps sooth tired and sore eyes.
In keeping with our eco friendly ethos, we have chosen to use only environmentally friendly options when creating our wheat bag range. Each hand made wheat bag has a cover made from organic cotton and contains natural wheat with the additional option of dried lavender flowers.
The lavender we use is the Intermedia variety, which is known for its strong perfume, perfect for inclusion in wheat bags. Lavender adds not only a lovely fragrance, but as is well known, may also provide relief for anxiety, insomnia and restlessness and help in lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. Lavender is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Many other wheat bags boasting lavender are only sprayed with lavender oil. Ours contain genuine dried lavender, sourced from Australia and free from any chemical treatment, which guarantees the effects of the lavender will last for the life of your wheat bag.
All fabrics used are made from GOTS certified organic cotton. Our range consists of soft and fluffy flannel, or medium weight cotton fabric. You will have the opportunity to select your preference from the product options in our shop.
There are three sizes of wheat bag available:
Rectangular 40cm x 15cm
Square 25cm x 25cm
Eye Pillow 20cm x 10cm
Instructions on how to use your wheat bag are on the label.