healthy cushions

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

Naturally Soft Cushions

Sustainable, healthy and natural are only a few features of these amazing cushions for an indoor sunroom.

Magnolia Lane manufactured hemp cushions with wool wrapped latex foam.

 
Teak furniture with cushions made by Magnolia Lane. Cushions have a natural latex core covered with a wool batting and an incredibly soft hemp fabric with a zipper enclosure and velcro straps for securing cushions to furniture

When making the investment into any soft home furnishing, looking at the whole project begins with style. Loving what we surround ourselves with everyday gives us more joy than just the fit and finish. When we look deeper into the sustainability of an item or the rarity of it, we see more about ourselves and our style than we think. But what about the health of an item? It’s a bit harder to see heath content or toxic content. Take a closer look. What is this item really made of? How do the items we surround ourselves with show our use of natural or artificial elements? Cushions have long been used for many different purposes and while the knowledge of the health risks of fire retardants and polyurethane foam might be more known today than 20 years ago, as highlighted in the HBO documentary “Toxic Hot Seat.”Interior designers and their clients are taking action to remove these items from their homes, or choosing to use healthy, sustainable, and natural alternatives!

Teak Sofa Close Up with Latex Cushions

 
These cushions were made to reflect the clean and natural elegance of teak wood furniture while offering unimaginable softness and comfort. Healthy, Sustainable, and Natural products are available through Magnolia Lane.

Budget vs. Benefit

 

Healthy custom handmade cushions seem like a reach from just buying cushions directly from the retailer who sold you the furniture in the first place. But look at the whole project, the type of style, design and look you are going for. When you feel the quality of your average nylon/polyester blend outdoor fabric filled with polyurethane foam, they are often times light cushions with rough fabrics and end up looking like all of the old patio cushions stacked in the basement or garage. When you think about the time and lifestyle you live, you quickly realize that just like the teak furniture, you want a healthy, natural and sustainable cushion that goes with it. Latex foam comes in many various densities for your comfort and firmness. Latex foams are rated for 15+ years of use and are made of natural and sustainable resources. They’re an amazing option available to interior designers and consumers when poly foam would be considered. These cushions were wrapped in a wool batting to help keep the lofty shape of the cushions. Hemp fabric historically has been stereotyped as hard, stiff and abrasive fabric. Not your first choice for an indoor/outdoor cushion, but now hemp fabrics have immense benefits over other natural fabrics for strength, wear, weave and texture. Not to mention, almost all hemp fabrics are made without pesticides or other toxic chemicals!

With all the knowledge available, interior designers and our customers are more and more focused on healthy natural and sustainable quality products than ever before. Cushions made from latex, wool and hemp are not only healthy for your whole family but will last for years. Taking that extra step while working with an interior designer to truly achieve something special can be so much better for everyone. When choosing healthy, sustainable, and natural products free of polyurethane, fire retardants and other toxic chemicals, choose Magnolia Lane.