Savvy Rest’s Wool-Latex Body Pillow is a fantastic body pillow that offers an ideal balance of softness and support. The pillow feels a little firmer than a pure wool pillow and is more responsive. Wool’s natural insulating properties make this a great year-round body pillow as it helps keep you cool in summer and cozy and warm in winter. The body pillow is ideal for side sleepers and during pregnancy or when nursing and helps keep your spine aligned to relieve pressure on the hips and neck.
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- Offers an ideal balance of softness and support
- Great year-round body pillow as it helps keep you cool in summer and warm in winter
- Ideal for side sleepers and during pregnancy or when nursing
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Materials:||Organic wool, natural shredded latex, and organic cotton|
This pillow comes in a zippered, unbleached, naturally-colored organic cotton casing with a soft flannel finish. Simply unzip the zipper to adjust the fill. The pillow is available in two widths, measuring as follows:
Widths: 17” and 20”
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. 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. If you’re looking for a pure wool pillow, Savvy Rest also offer a Wool Body Pillow (View Price on Savvy Rest).