I am opening a new pillow shop soon on Etsy, it's something I have been working on behind the scenes and I am getting pretty excited about it. So needless to say, I have had pillows on my mind. When it came to choosing a shop to feature this week I remembered my all time favorite shop featuring soft cushions for your head and furniture, and that's hands down, My Bearded Pigeon.
First of all, what a great name! Second, I just love these pillows! The map fabric is wonderful, unique and exclusive to My Bearded Pigeon. Not only is it instantly interesting to the eye, offered in rich vibrant colors, the textured look luring you to want reach through your screen and touch them, but they are made from 100% Organic Cotton! As owner, Cath, states, this isn't just a marketing ploy; it's a conscious choice made on the basis that non-organic cotton accounts for a large portion of the pesticides and insecticides used in farming, which we know has serious side effects, of the most serious being proven to be carcinogenic. So, as you can see, the choice to go organic here, isn't simply one to feed a niche market, or to make more profit, (because let me tell you organic cotton is spendy!) it is one with the health and well-being of the planet and the people on that planet in mind. And just in-case you need further convincing how great this shop is (which I think speaks for itself just fine without me!) but $1 from ever sale goes to support micro-lending via kiva.org.