Sumangali Pillow

Organic Cotton.

Naturally Dyed.

Hand Woven Khadi.

Hand Screen Printed.

Sewn in Portland, OR.

Ethically Certified Artisans.

Cover

Insert

Artisans

  • Living wage
  • No child labor
  • Right to collective bargain
  • Safe working conditions
  • GOTS certified

Certifications

Vendors

Sumangali Scheme

The product is named after a practice called the Sumangali (marriage assistance) Scheme. In an ordinary Hindu arranged marriage the bride's parents must provide the groom's family a substantial dowry and bear the expenses of the wedding. If she doesn't meet the expectation of the groom's family, the bride is prone to extreme hardships after marriage.

In a Sumangali Scheme, brokers take advantage of a young girls inability to pay her dowry and push them into 3-5 year labor contracts. The brokers promise the girls a lump sum of cash at the end of their contract. In most cases, even if the girl works to the end of her contract, she may be threatened to continue work or payment is withheld completely. If the girl chooses not to serve her contract, she is often physically forced to continue. The Sumangali Scheme has been referred to as a form of slavery. To learn more about the Sumangali Scheme and our fight for ethical design click here.

Natural Dye Pillows

Natural dyes


  • Spot clean as needed
  • Hand wash separately in cold water
  • Use a mild soap (citrus juice may discolor)
  • Do not scrub
  • Hang dry
  • No machine washing
  • Do not use bleach
  • Iron on low-setting, if needed.

*This product is handmade and hand block printed using natural dyes. You may notice small imperfections or expressions in the design and weave. Also, because this product has been naturally dyed, some of the color will fade over time. This in no way diminishes the integrity of the product. In our eyes, these expressions make the product even more beautiful and part of our products story.

The laundry process contributes roughly 50% of a garments environmental impact. See our laundry post to learn more.

Free Shipping in United States:

We provide free shipping to anyone living within the contiguous United States. All products are made to order and will ship within 2-3 days. All products are shipped via USPS Ground or UPS Ground. We do not ship priority mail because we use our own eco-friendly packaging. All packaging is made from 100% recycled materials.

Everyone Else:

We ship to everyone, no matter where you live in the world. Shipping cost is based on the product's weight and destination. If you live internationally, please provide your address in the contact form and we will provide a shipping rate within 24 hours. Usual response time is less than 2 hours.

All Returns:

All products have a 15-day return policy from the time of delivery. If you would like to return a product, please use the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours with further instructions. You only pay for the return shipping, no hidden costs!

Average Return Cost:

Pillow cover: $3-5 within the U.S and $30 international.

Pillow cover with kapok insert: $13-20 within the U.S and $50 international.

Details

Cover

Insert

Artisans

  • Living wage
  • No child labor
  • Right to collective bargain
  • Safe working conditions
  • GOTS certified

Certifications

Vendors

Awareness

Sumangali Scheme

The product is named after a practice called the Sumangali (marriage assistance) Scheme. In an ordinary Hindu arranged marriage the bride's parents must provide the groom's family a substantial dowry and bear the expenses of the wedding. If she doesn't meet the expectation of the groom's family, the bride is prone to extreme hardships after marriage.

In a Sumangali Scheme, brokers take advantage of a young girls inability to pay her dowry and push them into 3-5 year labor contracts. The brokers promise the girls a lump sum of cash at the end of their contract. In most cases, even if the girl works to the end of her contract, she may be threatened to continue work or payment is withheld completely. If the girl chooses not to serve her contract, she is often physically forced to continue. The Sumangali Scheme has been referred to as a form of slavery. To learn more about the Sumangali Scheme and our fight for ethical design click here.

Care Instructions

Natural Dye Pillows

Natural dyes


  • Spot clean as needed
  • Hand wash separately in cold water
  • Use a mild soap (citrus juice may discolor)
  • Do not scrub
  • Hang dry
  • No machine washing
  • Do not use bleach
  • Iron on low-setting, if needed.

*This product is handmade and hand block printed using natural dyes. You may notice small imperfections or expressions in the design and weave. Also, because this product has been naturally dyed, some of the color will fade over time. This in no way diminishes the integrity of the product. In our eyes, these expressions make the product even more beautiful and part of our products story.

The laundry process contributes roughly 50% of a garments environmental impact. See our laundry post to learn more.

Shipping + Returns

Free Shipping in United States:

We provide free shipping to anyone living within the contiguous United States. All products are made to order and will ship within 2-3 days. All products are shipped via USPS Ground or UPS Ground. We do not ship priority mail because we use our own eco-friendly packaging. All packaging is made from 100% recycled materials.

Everyone Else:

We ship to everyone, no matter where you live in the world. Shipping cost is based on the product's weight and destination. If you live internationally, please provide your address in the contact form and we will provide a shipping rate within 24 hours. Usual response time is less than 2 hours.

All Returns:

All products have a 15-day return policy from the time of delivery. If you would like to return a product, please use the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours with further instructions. You only pay for the return shipping, no hidden costs!

Average Return Cost:

Pillow cover: $3-5 within the U.S and $30 international.

Pillow cover with kapok insert: $13-20 within the U.S and $50 international.


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