FLUF: From Sustainable Pillows to Eco-Chic Handbags


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FLUF's Nathalie Butterfield and Terra Kushner are accidental environmental-textile designers. After coming up empty in their search for sustainable yet attractive fabrics for their collection of pillows—it was, after all, 2006—the Toronto-based duo decided to roll up their sleeves, both literally and metaphorically, and create their own. "We wanted to work with fabrics that were fresh and inspired, and at the same time manufactured using sustainable materials and practices. It was a hard combination to come by," Butterfield says.

Lucky for us. FLUF's first sustainable-fabric print, FLY, made its debut in 2007, closely followed by eight other designs, all hand-printed locally on a chemical-free blend of hemp and organic cotton with biodegradable, water-based inks.

The crisp and modern fabrics, in both subdued hues (smokey grays, muted blues, rich chocolates) and blazing accents (blistering tangerines, brilliant yellows), grace FLUF's pillows and bags, but are also available for purchase by the yard. Just in case you don't feel up to launching an entire business to find the bolt of your dreams.


Photo credit: FLUF

Photo credit: FLUF
More eco-friendly pillows
Humble Collection Eco-Friendly, Hand-Printed Pillows
Large Throw Pillows by Tribal Fiber
Looolo Pillows and Blankets
Sustainable Pillows by K Studio
Alpaca Wool Pillows

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