Memory foam, latex, micro-beads, synthetic down…all the toxic off-gasing materials we snuggle up to is a nightmare. The old-fashioned alternatives you might guess but, buckwheat hulls probably don’t every come to mind. Firm yet malleable, breathable, and all-natural the Hullo might just be the key to your dream pillow. The buckwheat hulls are grown, milled and air-cleaned in North Dakota. The Dunlap zippers are manufactured in Tennessee, the labels are woven and printed in New York and Colorado, and the outer fabric shell containing Hullo’s buckwheat fill is manufactured in Michigan giving this pillow the all- American stamp of approval.
Available from Hullo.
When you see a skate park a different kind of board other than a kitchen cutting board comes to mind. The wood under all those wheels might come closer to your kitchen counter than you might think. The line of cutting boards and kitchen utensils by Epicurean was created when excess material from the skating surfaces built by it’s founding company TrueRide were combined and compressed in a food safe resin to make durable kitchen tools. They offer a wide selection of cutting board sizes, styles, and colors that all feature FSC woods and in some recycled cardboard and paper. Every board is dishwasher safe but if wood isn’t your thing then they also have a selection of plastic boards made from recycled milk jugs. All are made in Duluth, Minnesota at the sister company Loll Designs manufacturing facility.
Available from Epicurean.
Materials and labor all American.