You may adjust the firmness of this unique latex pillow. It can be made firmer by simply adding a small amount of stuffing through the zippered opening. Likewise, it can be made softer by removing some of the stuffing. These latex pillows are filled with brand new shredded certified 100% natural latex that is hand-stuffed into an organic cotton muslin case. The outer case is a heavy double knit certified organic cotton fabric. These pillows need the extra-heavy fabric so you can't feel the shredded pieces of natural latex inside. To make the outer case we first cut five yards of fabric and machine wash it on hot and tumble dry on hot to remove all the shrink from the fabric. The result is a much heavier outer material that won't shrink if you wash it.
We make the Comfort Latex Pillow and all of these latex pillows in our factory. This latex pillow took some serious ingenuity to perfect. The problem came from the fabric we wanted to use. The latex pillow case shrank nearly 20% when it was washed. Since we wanted a washable pillow case we had to solve this problem. We began washing five yards of material at a time. We couldn't wash more or the material would just twist into a ball and wouldn't dry. We asked the mill if they could wash it for us. They tried but couldn't shrink the goods like a tumble dry on high could. Once the fabric is shrunk we sew it to size, taking time to over-lock (sew the inside) the inside fabric edges so it won't unravel when washed. We then shred new latex foam scraps with our man-eating foam shredder and gravity feed the shredded bits into an organic cotton muslin case. Finally, we insert that into our beautiful organic cotton double knit case. The finished latex pillow is then packed for shipping and sent by stork (UPS) to its new family.
Some problems we encountered with this latex pillow: