When you get home from work the last thing you want to do is sit down on an uncomfortable couch with boxy disagreeable throw pillows.  After a long day of working hard you deserve comfort and relief at home.  Finding the right pillow insert is crucial to creating a relaxing home environment.  The right pillow insert can make the difference between feeling refreshed or being cramped and even having your allergies or asthma act up.  

Pillow inserts – the ‘pillow’ that you slip into its cover – come in different types and at different price points. Each has its own unique features (and some drawbacks) that you need to consider when you are in the market for a new one.  Choosing the best pillow insert for you shouldn’t be too stressful - here is some information to help you choose.

Down Feather Insert I Cloth & Stitch

Down feather pillow inserts are filled with a mix of feathers and down from waterfowl like ducks. The feathers come from the wings or tails of these birds and have a thick, inflexible center shaft or quill. The bird’s down is found underneath their feathers. It is incredibly soft and thus makes an excellent filling for pillows. The feathers and down are harvested through various methods, many of which center around the well-being of the animals. 

Pillows filled with a feather and down mix are plush and luxurious. They are soft and comfortable but still able to hold shape and conform to your head and sleeping position. These pillows need to be fluffed out every now and then to keep them puffy and full.  Down feather pillows are generally more expensive but very durable and will last for years to come!

100% Poly Insert I Cloth & Stitch

Poly pillow inserts are filled with a synthetic polyester fiber. The poly fibers are spun into thin, lightweight fibers that resemble cotton making for a pillow that is soft and breathable.  Poly fill pillows feel similar to down filled pillows but come at a lower price. One of the benefits of a poly fill pillow insert is that you can wash it at home. On the other hand, they tend to have a shorter lifespan than down feather filled pillows. 

Down Alternative I Cloth & Stitch

Down alternative pillow inserts feel similar to a down and feather fill pillow, but it is filled with a synthetic fiber. The type of fiber used can vary, and some hold up better than others. These pillow inserts are less expensive than feather down pillow inserts but more expensive than poly inserts. 

They are a popular choice for persons who love the feel of feather down pillow inserts but who may want an option that is easier to clean. It is also a good alternative for persons who prefer a vegan-friendly pillow insert.  Our down alternative are made with fluffy microfiber fill!

Different pillow inserts offer different benefits. Some are more expensive and could require some additional care to keep them in their best condition, while others are cheaper and easier to clean, but they may need to be replaced more often. The best pillow for you will provide you comfort and ease.

Written by Merchandising Dept

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