Savvy Rest Organic Latex Contour Pillow Review

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Written by Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT


Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT

Sustainability Expert

Leigh Matthews is a sustainability expert and long time vegan. Her work on solar policy has been published in Canada's National Observer.


Savvy Rest’s Organic Latex Contour Pillow is a medium firm Dunlop latex pillow in an organic cotton casing and offers excellent head and neck support thanks to its contoured shape. This pillow has a high-rounded edge and a hollow center which helps to cradle the head and also offers support for side sleepers.

Our Rating: 5 / 5 (See: How Leaf Score is calculated)

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Table of Contents
  1. Product Highlights
  2. Overview
  3. Savvy Rest vs. Rawganique, Organic Textiles, and Avocado

Product Highlights

  • Ideal for side and back sleepers
  • Offers excellent head and neck support thanks to its contoured shape
  • Organic cotton casing is free from pesticides, herbicides, and toxic finishing chemicals, as certified by GOTS
Country of Origin:USA
Materials:Organic Dunlop latex and organic cotton
Certifications:Certified organic
B Corporation


It is available in Standard and Queen sizes as follows:

Standard: Length 20″, Width 15″

Queen: Length 25″, Width 18″

Dunlop is a durable, supportive type of latex. Savvy Rest source their Dunlop latex from rubber tree farms certified organic to U.S. standards. This latex also meets the Global Organic Latex standard (GOLS). 

The soap-shaped pillow comes in a removable organic cotton flannel pillowcase which can be handwashed in cold water and dried on the line. 

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. Rawganique, Organic Textiles, and Avocado

The Savvy Rest Organic Latex Contour Pillow is a great option for side and back sleepers, as well as some combination sleepers. If you’re a stomach sleeper and want a latex pillow, the Rawganique Shredded Latex pillow, Savvy Rest’s Talalay Shredded Latex Pillow (View Price on Savvy Rest), or Organic Textiles Slim Latex Pillow are better options. The first two are filled with shreds, which allows you to remove stuffing to customize the pillow height, while the latter is very low loft at just 3.25” high.

The Dunlop rubber used in this pillow and in Rawganique’s pillows is a heavier, firmer, rubber than the Talalay rubber used in Savvy Rest’s Talalay latex pillows, so is good if you don’t like a lot of give to your pillow. Avocado’s Green Pillow (View Price on Avocado), which is filled with kapok and latex shreds, is likely the better option if you want a customizable latex pillow with a little extra softness.

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