Going green inside

November 6, 2013 at 8:23 am 6 comments

In my quest to do the right thing by the planet, Touch Wood Design is going green inside! I’m now using a new supplier for cushion inserts that are filled with fibre made from recycling plastic bottles – each 50cm x 50cm insert saves 30 bottles from going to landfill and that has to be good because there are way too many plastic bottles in our lives.

They form a really robust insert that’s got a lovely weight to it too – not quite feather pillow territory, but they feel nice and substantial. Here’s the first shipment… It was a Very Big Package to collect from the post office!

Cushion inserts


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  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Yay! I didn’t come across those when searching for greener insert options, what a great idea. My glittery Christmas felt is made from recycled plastic bottles, they seem to be very versatile things!

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  November 6, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Yay indeed. They’re from a company in Sydney, but hopefully the concept takes off and they’re available elsewhere as the stats around the number of plastic bottles that go into landfill are quite horrifying!

  • 3. Susan Smith  |  November 10, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Huge package Eileen! That’s amazing the plastic gets turned into a fibre for cushions

    • 4. touchwooddesign  |  November 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      I know – amazing what they can do these days, isn’t it?

  • 5. Nhi  |  November 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Eileen, what size are those long cushions? I’ve been looking for 30cm x 50cm inserts for some covers I bought recently. Everywhere sells everything but!

    • 6. touchwooddesign  |  November 11, 2013 at 7:08 am

      Hi Nhi, the oblong ones are 55cm x 35cm so they’d probably make your cushions look nice and plump.


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