For the hemp purist, a traditional Thai-style hemp pillow
- Made using organically grown European hemp
- Both chemical and sweatshop-free
- Hemp makes for excellent pillow material thanks to its ability to help regulate air flow and body temperature
- Organic hemp
As a small-scale organization, Rawganique carry no formally recognized certifications. Instead, they have been producing quality products for more than 20 years without toxic chemicals, acids, pesticides, PVC, BPA, formaldehyde, dioxins, heavy metals, animal testing, or GMOs.
Country of originMade in Europe
The Atlantis and Cloud Nine Handmade Hemp Pillows are Thai-style firm 4- or 12-sectioned pillows made by European artisans using organically grown European hemp. These pillows can be used as bed pillows and also make an excellent cushion or back support. They are encased in a washable organic hemp pillow case with tie strings on the short side and are chemical-free and sweatshop-free.
Hemp pillows certainly aren’t for everybody, and it may take a little getting used to these hemp pillows, which are firmer than kapok, buckwheat, latex, wool, cotton, down, feather, and synthetic pillows.
The 12-section pillow measures approximately 35 inches long, 17 inches wide, and 2 inches high. The 4-section pillow measures approximately 16 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 2 inches high.
Both pillows are excellent for everyday use as well as for travel and are a good option for back-sleepers. If you sleep on your side, go for the 12-section as it can be folded to make it twice as high.
Hemp makes an excellent material for pillows as it has a hollow core, meaning that it can help regulate air flow and body temperature. Because of its hollow core, however, it isn’t washable (the fill won’t dry out properly). As such, it’s best to use a pillowcase. The case included is machine washable on a delicate cycle, with warm or cold water using mild biodegradable detergent. Hang to dry and use a steam iron at linen settings if necessary. If the pillow itself gets wet, set it out to dry on a radiator or close to a heater with good air circulation.
Atlantis vs. Rawganique Pillows
These two hemp pillows are the best around and come courtesy of Rawganique, a company that has long demonstrated a serious commitment to producing sustainable, healthy, and ethical products. Rawganique are highly transparent about their materials and practices, and are clearly dedicated to providing reliable, high-quality, attractive products that will last for years, if not decades. They carry these principles through to working with partner artisans, such as Atlantis, in Europe to craft these hemp pillows.
Hemp pillows certainly aren’t for everybody, though, and they can take a little getting used to. Hemp pillows are firmer than kapok, buckwheat, latex, wool, cotton, down, feather, and synthetic pillows, so if you’re looking for a little firmness but some degree of ‘sink’, opt for Rawganique’s Buckwool pillow or the Rawganique Vegan Certified Organic Buckwheat Hulls Pillow. For more for cozy comfort, consider the Savvy Rest Organic Kapok Pillow.