Savvy Rest offer a natural Talalay Latex Pillow wrapped in a plush knit organic cotton cover. They use Vita Talalay rubber, which is a lighter type of open cell latex that offers good breathability as well as antibacterial and dust mite resistant properties. This breathability can help you stay cool in summer, cozy in winter, and keep sweat at bay for a comfortable sleep.
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- Very durable and offers excellent support for the head and neck
- Ideal for back and side sleepers to relieve weight on pressure points
- Made with Vita Talalay rubber, which offers good breathability as well as antibacterial and dust mite resistant properties
|Country of Origin:||Made in USA using natural latex imported from Asia and South America|
|Materials:||Talalay latex, certified organic cotton|
|Certifications:||Cradle to cradle (Gold) (for Vita Talalay latex)|
This latex pillow is available in Standard, Queen, and King sizes:
Standard: Length 24″, Width 16″
Queen: Length 28″, Width 16″
King: Length 34″, Width 16″
Latex pillows are fantastically durable and offer excellent support for the head and neck. This pillow is best suited to back and side sleepers to relieve weight on pressure points. It feels more buoyant and softer to sleep on than Dunlop latex pillows (as sold by Rawganique) and as it is filled with shreds rather than a formed latex sheet, the fill can be customized to help achieve the desired loft.
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. Organic Textiles, Malouf, Rawganique, and Avocado
The Savvy Rest Talalay Latex Pillow is a great option for stomach sleepers and smaller back and side sleepers, as well as some combination sleepers. If you’re a stomach sleeper and want a latex pillow, this softer latex pillow could work, although Savvy Rest’s lowest profile latex pillow is the Soap-Shaped Pillow (View Price on Savvy Rest), and the Organic Textiles Slim Latex pillow is just 3.25” high and carries similar eco-credentials.
Organic Textiles Natural Talalay Latex Pillows are also extra soft and their Queen and King size pillows are bigger than Savvy Rest’s (31” and 35” vs. 28” and 34”). It’s important to get a properly fitting pillow case on a latex pillow as a case that is too tight can make the pillow feel much firmer than it should.
Malouf’s Talalay Zoned Latex Pillow is another good option for a Talalay soft latex pillow that offers good neck support and may be better for combination sleepers, back and side sleepers. Malouf do not have quite the same level of eco-credentials, however, and use conventional cotton cases, but are increasingly engaged in social philanthropy.
Rawganique Shredded Latex pillow or Savvy Rest’s Talalay Shredded Latex Pillow (View Price on Savvy Rest) are also good options for stomach sleepers or smaller back sleepers as these are filled with shreds, which allows you to remove stuffing to customize the pillow height.
Unlike Dunlop rubber, used in Rawganique’s pillows and the Soap-Shaped pillow, which is a heavier, firmer, rubber, Talalay rubber is softer and has more give. Avocado’s Green Pillow (filled with kapok and latex shreds) is also a great option if you want a customizable latex pillow with a little extra softness (View Price on Avocado).