Why are pillow covers sold as standard without inserts?
The pillow covers from Collection #1 are designed to fit a standard 20-inch square pillow inner. A great decorator trick is to purchase the very reasonably priced feather inners available from Ikea for around $7 each (hypo-allergenic inners are even cheaper ). Given that these are readily available and at such a great price (Ikea’s purchasing power will always be better than mine!) it’s preferable not to ship these items given the cost (for volumetric shipping) and resources that are required to do so.
If you really prefer to receive an inner with your cover I can accommodate that, but please note pillow inners can only currently be shipped within Canada and the United States. Pillow inners cannot currently be shipped to international destinations. Covers on their own however, can be shipped pretty much anywhere! US customers note also that inners may be subject to additional customs charges - another reason to ship just covers!
How do I look after my pillow cover?
This is one easy-to-care-for and durable pillow (because no-one wants to spend their time laundering or worrying that sticky little fingers will wreck their nice grown-up stuff). Simply wash in cold water in the washing machine, and either line dry or tumble dry on low heat. Please ensure that your cushion cover is fully zipped so that the zipper and opening seams aren't exposed to unnecessary wear. Iron on medium if necessary, taking care to avoid the zipper.
Can you tell me more about how the pillows are made?
All pillow seams are serged and zipper seams are bar-tacked at the openings for added strength. Materials are hard wearing and should last for years to come. The front of your pillow is made from a sturdy (yet surprisingly soft) upholstery grade fabric with a 100,000 double rub-count. Sublimation printed fabrics are highly fade resistant. I chose to use concealed nylon coil zips rather than invisible zips, because invisible zips are just not very strong and therefore don’t last as long. And because broken zips make me (and probably you too) really cranky.
Your pillow has also been designed with tapered corners so that it sits perfectly squarely (or with a perfectly placed karate chop!) on your sofa or bed, without any strange sticking out fabric corners that can’t be stuffed properly.
Please let me know if there's any additional information I can give you - drop me a line any time at hello[AT]antipodworkshop[DOT]com or call +1 (604) 783-9869.