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The Olivia Pillow

Organic Wool & Natural Shredded Latex Pillow

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Product Summary

- 100% certified organic wool
- Natural shredded latex core
- 100% organic cotton, high-thread count cotton casing
- Ajustable height, refillable core
- Made-to-Order
- Designed and hand-crafted in Slovenia, in The House of Pillows design studio, overlooking the Julian Alps
- Luxurious Eco Friendly Packaging
- Oeko-Tex 100, GOTS, and Fairtrade certified
- Certified safe for infants (Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1)
- Custom sizes available, contact us here!

169.00 incl. VAT

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1 review for The Olivia Pillow

  1. Adel H (verified owner)

    Short summary:
    This review comes after having used this pillow for a little over 3 months now. I can strongly recommend this company, especially in terms of item quality and sustainability and would like to see others benefit from the affordability of these premium sleep essentials. The product details on their website are detailed and refreshingly honest, I have no reason to question them after I used the product.

    Other points to note:
    (1) The website at the time of writing had a problem where I could not click “my orders” (here is the link for anyone else with that problem: https://www.thehouseofpillows.eu/my-account/orders/)
    (2) Tracking for the order is somewhat limited, however the team was very quick to respond to my questions.

    Some Details:
    The ordering process was straightforward and after 8 days received news that the pillow was being made and my payment method was charged. Subsequently got the order delivered to the UK within around another 8 days – impressive considering the shipment delays around the world.
    Packaging was simple, a cardboard box with an integrated carry handle contained the pillow (not wrapped in any extra plastic) and a cotton drawstring bag of the same premium pillowcase fabric contained the extra latex. A sticker with handwritten name of recipient and date manufactured was also on the outside and provided a nice touch.
    The latex used really is something else, having not felt or used this material before, it literally looks like frothed milk and you barely notice it in your hands, even if you try and squeeze an individual piece. I chose the wool covering of the “Olivia” pillow firstly as I like slightly firmer pillows and I hoped the wool would provide this, and secondly I expected it to give the interior latex some moisture resistance, I tend to run hot while I sleep so I was expecting that I may sweat more than I realize and the wool gave me that extra piece of mind.
    What I first would note is that the pillow is constructed of: an inner separate smaller zipped pillow with the latex, a loose outer layer of wool and finally the outer pillowcase. I personally was worried that the loose wool would get lumpy or get uneven with time, and a simple thick knit weave would have been more appreciated by me, but I haven’t seen any indication of the wool aging unfavourably with my use so far. The zipper hardware feels of excellent quality, it is not the self-sealing kind so you can still feel the zip and the metallic zipper pull, it would be great if the pull tab was some kind of fabric and had a little pouch it zipped in to, but I didn’t notice it once inside a pillowcase.
    Using the pillow, I noticed that I had different sized pillowcases that made the pillow have different firmness, the latex likes to spread evenly in the pillow until it is basically flat if the pillow case is too large for the filling. My solution was to use the smallest pillowcase I own, then adjust the filling to my preference and finally put one of my larger pillowcases over that I would swap as required.
    The shredded latex had a non-offending but definitely noticeable smell. By week 3 of using the pillow it was no longer noticeable, previously it was noticeable once I lay may head on the pillow, it did not cause any headaches and quickly faded away.
    Once you sleep on the pillow you really do appreciate the softness yet inner firmness of the pillow – I had thought I would need to use the extra latex provided as I tend to prefer a taller yet dense pillow, but found the provided filling perfectly comfortable, undoubtedly due to the properties of latex.

    Would strongly recommend you give both this product and this company a try !

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Organic Wool
& Natural Shredded Latex Pillow

Product Details

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100% Organic
Farmers Wool

Collected from local farms near our Design Studio

Natural Latex, Shredded

Made in Europe

GOTS, Fair Trade &
Oeko-Tex Certified
Organic Cotton

400tc

Adjustable
Height

perfect comfort every night of the year

Temperature Regulating

for heat-stress prevention

Refillable
Natural Latex
Compartment

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The Materials

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The Materials

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100% ORGANIC WOOL

Carded in-house,
Locally sourced

NATURAL LATEX

Shredded,
Made in Europe

100% ORGANIC COTTON

GOTS, Oeko-Tex & FairTrade Certified,
400 TC

Honest in Composition

  • Endocrine disruptors 0% 0%
  • Formaldehydes 0% 0%
  • Chlorinated benzenes 0% 0%
  • Ammonium compounds 0% 0%
  • Chlorinated paraffins 0% 0%

Special Benefits

Naturally more hygienic,
even without constant washes

Adjustable comfort,
for every night of the year

Regulate body temperature
& moisture

Super breathable
100% organic cotton lining

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More Info & Care

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More Info & Care

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The Organic Wool & Natural
Shredded Latex Pillow

Our organic wool natural shredded latex pillow is hypoallergenic, toxic-chemical free (no flame retardants, no Formaldehyde or other short-chain aldehydes, no heavy metals, no endocrine disruptors, no chlorinated benzenes, no ammonium compounds, no chlorinated paraffins), anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-dustmite, temperature regulating, and certified safe enough for babies!

Natural Latex Pillows are very comfortable, and are different than synthetic “foam” pillows. Indeed, the natural latex, in this organic wool natural shredded latex pillow, is 97% natural. The benefits of a natural latex pillow, is that it gives you the perfect level of support, while still being soft and flexible. Natural latex will weightlessly support your back and neck in the proper way.

An organic wool natural shredded latex pillow will adjust to your body movements, and won’t flatten as much as a synthetic pillow over time.  Also, natural latex is anti-microbial, anti-mildew, anti-dustmite and anti-bacterial. So that means, your bed will stay nice and clean. Natural latex pillows are great for individuals who suffer from allergies. Just think of it as a natural alternative to those infamous “hypoallergenic” synthetic foam pillows.

How to Care for the
Organic Wool & Shredded
Natural Latex Pillow?

Your organic wool natural shredded latex pillow is really fuss-free when it comes to washing! Organic wool, because it is naturally anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-dustmite (when processed without chemicals), does not need to be washed. In fact, it shouldn’t be washed – that will ruin the integrity of the wool.

As for the natural latex part… same goes! Natural latex naturally repels bacteria, microbes, dust mites, and other possible allergens. On one condition: do not get it wet. If you directly expose natural latex (or any foams whatsoever for that matter – natural or not), to too much moisture/liquids they will begin to mold. A little moisture in the air won’t hurt them of course, but definitely don’t take them for a swim in the pool! The organic wool layer around the natural latex in this pillow, also helps keep the natural latex perfectly dry.

How to Care for the
Organic Wool & Shredded
Natural Latex Pillow?

Your organic wool natural shredded latex pillow is really fuss-free when it comes to washing! Organic wool, because it is naturally anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-dustmite (when processed without chemicals), does not need to be washed. In fact, it shouldn’t be washed – that will ruin the integrity of the wool.

As for the natural latex part… same goes! Natural latex naturally repels bacteria, microbes, dust mites, and other possible allergens. On one condition: do not get it wet. If you directly expose natural latex (or any foams whatsoever for that matter – natural or not), to too much moisture/liquids they will begin to mold. A little moisture in the air won’t hurt them of course, but definitely don’t take them for a swim in the pool! The organic wool layer around the natural latex in this pillow, also helps keep the natural latex perfectly dry.

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FAQ

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“Where are your pillows made?”

All our organic pillows are skillfully handcrafted in our design studio, near the beautiful Julian Alps in Slovenia.

Every Olivia Pillow, is crafted by the House of Pillows team! The Olivia Pillows are made-to-order: that means the Olivia Pillow you place an order for, is made specially for you! Yeah… Just taking things “off the shelf” doesn’t feel right to us!

"Is your wool cruelty-free?"

At The House of Pillows, we’re only interested in using cozy, eco-friendly, ethical, healthy, and cruelty-free materials. And that’s why we use local organic farmers wool.

We source our organic wool from small, local farms, located near our Design Studio. The sheep raised on the farms, are cared for in a very humane way, and live healthy long lives! They are raised solely for their wool and for grazing the land, and not for the meat industry, making the wool cruelty-free!

We regularly visit the farms we work with, to control that their processes and standards remain high, and withhold the values we want to maintain. (Learn all about the difference between organic sheep and industrially raised sheep here.)

“Is your packaging sustainable, too?”

Yes! We package your Olivia Pillow in eco-friendly packaging!

It's 100% is recyclable, and the box is high enough quality to be reusable and/or re-purposed (we hear cats like boxes!). There is also a personalised label with your name on it, and a special little message inside The House of Pillows signature blue envelope. Every package is made personal.

Details:
Only the box handles are (recyclable) plastic - we're looking for a better solution! In the mean time, please keep them on the box for further use, or recycle them.
The labels are made of biodegradable, natural and recycled paper. They use a natural, water based glue which is more eco-friendly than normal glues. As for the paper and envelopes, they are also sustainably sourced from the UK.

“What do your certifications really mean?”

Certifications give us a higher level of certainty about what kind of materials & supply chains we’re supporting. We currently have the following three certifications.

Here is what they mean.

Oeko-Tex 100, Class 1

Oeko-Tex certifies that the materials have been scientifically tested in independent labs, and are certified safe for humans. Certified Class 1 products, are safe enough for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age. The labs test for all possible levels of toxicity. They make sure the materials don't contain anything dangerous that would cause harm to a person coming in contact with them.

Oeko-Tex labs tests for over 200 toxic elements, including some that aren’t even required by state law to test.

GOTS

GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria. They are backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The goal of the standard is to have world-wide recognized requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

Fairtrade

The International FAIRTRADE Certification Mark is an independent certification mark used in over 50 countries. It appears on products as an independent guarantee that a product is produced according to Fairtrade political standards.

“What are the benefits of natural latex?”

Natural latex is a very supportive. It conforms to your head and neck, offering support to help keep your spine aligned. It is very adjustable and elastic, meaning that you won’t need to fluff up your pillow as much.

Natural latex is also dustmite, mildew, and mold resistant. If you are allergic to dustmites choosing a natural latex pillow can often relieve allergies, and will let you have much sounder sleep.

“What’s the difference between natural latex and synthetic latex?”

The rubber latex used for bedding, is all tapped from rubber trees. The latex is manufactured into a consistent product through a “Dunlop” or “Talalay” process. Before the finished latex mixture is poured into the mould, the latex can have fillers, such as polyurethane and chemicals added to the latex to cut down on cost.

When these fillers are added, synthetic latex is the final product. Synthetic latex is a blend of latex and fillers which make the synthetic latex cheaper, less durable and more carcinogenic.

Most “natural latex” bedding on the market contains fillers. Unfortunately, companies can call latex “Natural Latex” as long as there is a percentage of natural latex in the synthetic blend. So when shopping for truly natural latex bedding, it is best to make sure it is 90% natural latex or more, as opposed to say 50% natural latex, disguised as just Natural Latex. The cost of 100% Natural Latex is always higher, but the durability, sustainability, and health benefits are worth every penny.

It is also important to know that 100% natural latex does not exist. Because 100% natural latex is just pure rubber sap, and cannot be made into anything. Natural latex needs at least a little bit of additives, because the sap alone cannot mould into any shape on its own.

Our natural latex is 97% natural, according to sample tests performed in Germany.

"What’s the difference between a Natural latex pillow and a Synthetic Latex pillow ?"

Synthetic latex pillows (& blended latex pillows) can be quite smelly. This is because there are a lot of chemicals in them, and only a very small percentage of natural rubber. In some cases people with MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity), have reported getting headaches because of their synthetic latex pillows, due to their chemical content.

Natural latex has a light natural scent that has often been described as sweet and vanilla-ish. This pillow is OEKO-TEX certified, so you can be sure that you’re not breathing anything toxic.

If you would like to order a sensitivity pack, simply contact us!

To learn more about natural latex pillows, visit this page.

“What are the benefits of organic wool?”

Organic wool is a natural insulator - like down and feathers, only way more ethical, healthy and hygienic!

Indeed, healthy, chemical-free organic wool not only helps you stay warmer in the winter, but it also helps regulate your body temperature and moisture - every night of the year!

What’s more, organic wool is also dustmite repellant, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic. Organic wool is flame resistant, too - no artificial flame retardants needed!

To learn more about organic vs. commercially processed wool visit this page.

If you would like to read more about the benefits of organic wool bedding, head over here!

"How is organic wool antibacterial & hypoallergenic?"

Our wool is 100% organic, chemical-free, very resistant against allergens. Indeed, organic wool is resistant to bacteria, microbes, dust mites and mould.

The reason why organic wool duvets are antibacterial and hypoallergenic, is because organic wool fibres are high-integrity (when processed without chemicals). And, they have microscopic “barbs” on their fibers, and contain a natural protein called lanolin, that also helps repel parasites.

What’s more, organic wool is able to absorb 2/3 of its in weight moisture, while still feeling completely dry! Organic wool creates a very dry “microclimate”, which makes it very difficult for allergens and bacteria to develop.

“What are the benefits of organic cotton?”

Organic cotton is one of the best material for bedding! Indeed, organic cotton is very breathable and transmits moisture away from your skin. This allows you to feel fresh and dry all night. Organic cotton can absorb ⅕ of its weight in moisture, and still feel completely dry. Considering that our bodies release at least 300ml (around 16oz.) of body vapour per night while we sleep, organic cotton comes to the rescue to keep us comfortable and dry.

What’s more, organic cotton provides breathable insulation. It keeps you cool in the summer, and thermal insulation during the winter.

And unlike synthetics, organic cotton is hypoallergenic. Indeed, it doesn’t cause skin problems, or make preexisting skin problems (such as eczema, dermatitis) worse.

Our high thread count organic cotton, makes our Zoe Duvet incredibly soft, super breathable and very durable. It has high tensile strength, making it strong, durable and less likely to rip or tear.

Visit this page to learn more about the benefits of organic cotton.

“Is natural latex easy to maintain?”

Yes! In fact, natural latex pillows are easier to maintain healthy and hygienic, than say, feather and down pillows.

Indeed, natural latex pillows are antibacterial, antimicrobial, hypoallergenic and anti-dustmite. The only case where natural latex can pose problems for you, is if you get them wet. A little moisture in the air won’t hurt them of course, but definitely don’t take them for a swim in the pool!

What more, the wool layer around the latex in this pillow, also helps keep the natural latex perfectly dry with little to no special care!

"What's the best way to care for an organic wool & shredded natural latex pillow?"

All 100% natural pillows – when actually 100% natural – shouldn’t be washed, and in reality, really can’t be washed. But that shouldn’t scare anyone away from making the swap to an organic and natural pillow!

Indeed, compared to synthetic pillows, a natural and organic duvet is still much more hygienic than a synthetic one – even without constant washes. Because synthetic materials (and even down & feathers) are very inviting to bacteria, mould and dustmite colonies, synthetic pillows need to be washed regularly.

And, not only does washing synthetics prove to be bad for the environment (see this article about micro-plastics & their effect on our planet), it is also bad for your health. Synthetic materials contain chemicals, which you rub against your skin and breathe while you sleep.

“How can I learn more about your organic bedding?”

We have material resources here, an ultimate pillow guide here, a guide to choosing the perfect duvet here, and a blog with regularly updated resources here.

But don’t worry, if you need any personalised advice on how to choose the perfect bedding that’s right for you, you’re welcome to contact us! Our little team will get back to you as soon as possible with the advice you need!

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