Savvy Rest Wool Body 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 Wool Body Pillow is a great option for anyone who sleeps hot or likes a slightly firmer, less responsive pillow. Wool is a wonderful temperature-regulator, making it a good choice for a pillow that works all year round.

Savvy Rest Wool Body Pillow

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Highlights: Great option for those who sleep hot or like a slightly firmer, less responsive pillow. Pillow works all year round since wool is a wonderful temperature regulator. Excellent for keeping your spine aligned and helping to relieve pressure points, and is also great for pregnancy and nursing.

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Savvy Rest Wool Body Pillow at a glance:

Country of Origin:USA
Materials:Organic wool and organic cotton
B Corporation
Table of Contents
  1. Savvy Rest Wool Body Pillow
  2. Overview
  3. Savvy Rest vs. Rawganique


This pillow is available in two sizes, measuring as follows:

Length: 52”
Widths: 17” and 20”

The pillows are intentionally overstuffed, so you can remove the fill as needed to get the loft you desire. This body pillow is excellent for keeping your spine aligned and helping to relieve pressure points, and is also great for pregnancy and nursing.

The outer organic cotton fleece pillow case can be washed in cold water and line dried. A fitted organic cotton pillowcase is also included.

Through personal communications, Savvy Rest confirmed that the wool in their pillows is mostly sourced from New Zealand by way of their supplier, Woolgatherers, based out of California. They source the certified organic wool wherever they can get it. This wool does not, however, necessarily carry kfB certification (so cannot be considered cruelty-free), but the pillows are GOTS certified, meaning that they are organic and adhere to significant social and environmental standards.  

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

If you’re looking for a supportive, natural, eco-friendly body pillow, this one from Savvy Rest is a great choice. A pillow of this size requires a lot of stuffing, so it would be difficult to source a truly cruelty-free version in a similar fashion to those handmade by Rawganique (View Prices on Rawganique). That said, Rawganique clearly have a more personal relationship with the supplier of their wool, allowing them to feel comfortable that the sheep are well treated. If animal ethics are a factor in your choice of wool pillow, Rawganique are the better option hands-down. You might also consider the Savvy Rest Wool-Latex Body Pillow for a springier, more responsive body pillow that uses less wool (View Price on Savvy Rest).

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