Our Rating: 5/5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)
- Cotton is free from pesticides, herbicides, and toxic finishing chemicals, as certified by GOTS
- Pillow is deliberately overstuffed with a zippered case to allow for customization
- Ideal for side sleepers and helps to keep the spine aligned to relieve pressure
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Materials:||Kapok, organic cotton, brass zipper|
|Certifications:||GOTS, B Corp, Greenguard|
Savvy Rest’s Organic Kapok Body Pillow offers unparalleled comfort, especially for side sleepers and in pregnancy. This vegan-friendly body pillow is as fluffy and soft as down, without the animal exploitation, and is available in three sizes:
15″ pillow: 15″ wide, 48″ long
17″ pillow: 17″ wide, 52″ long
20″ pillow: 20″ wide, 52″ long.
A full-length body pillow is ideal for side sleepers and helps keep the spine aligned to relieve pressure on the lower back, spine, and hips. This helps to relax muscles, improves weight distribution and blood circulation, and is excellent for those recovering from injury or as a sleeping aid during pregnancy or when nursing.
The kapok body pillow is deliberately overstuffed and has a zippered case, so you can remove stuffing and add it back as needed. The unbleached, naturally-colored organic cotton casing has a soft flannel finish, and a fitted organic sateen pillowcase is also provided. These can both be handwashed in cold water and line dried as needed.
Savvy Rest do not accept returns on pillows, claiming that this would require them to spray their products with chemicals, so they could resell them. Some other companies donate returned products, so it’s a shame Savvy Rest don’t have a similar policy. That said, Savvy Rest do donate new pillows through their Safe Sleep Pillows Program. This program works to donate new pillows for women and children who arrive at domestic violence shelters across the US. When the new arrivals at these emergency shelters move on to find more permanent housing, they can take their new Savvy Rest pillow with them.
Savvy Rest are also employee owned (as of 2012), meaning that staff are more invested in the company’s growth and in customer satisfaction. Employee owned companies tend to create a better experience for employees and for customers.
Savvy Rest use certified organic cotton for their pillow cases. This cotton is free from pesticides, herbicides, and toxic finishing chemicals, as certified by GOTS. They are also a certified B Corporation, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and good working conditions, and they donate a portion of profits to American Forests, the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in the US, which helps help restore and maintain threatened forest ecosystems across the country and around the globe. Savvy Rest is also a member of the Carbon Fund, through which they support reforestation along the Mississippi River, a vital habitat for migratory birds. Reforestation is a key part of efforts to mitigate climate change.
Savvy Rest vs. Competitors
Most full-length body pillows are made with polyester, with Savvy Rest offering one of the few eco-friendly, non-toxic body pillows on the market. Despite the lack of competition, Savvy Rest’s Organic Kapok Body Pillow is an excellent choice, offering serious comfort and eco-credentials.