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Alexandra Ferguson’s Recycled Textile Pillows Make a Real Statement

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Alexandra Ferguson’s Recycled Textile Pillows Make a Real Statement

With little more than a sewing machine, a great pair of scissors, and a fabulous imagination, designer Alexandra Ferguson has created a line of cushions that complement any living space (and speak volumes about the residents!). Inspired by American Folk art and mid-century modern aesthetics, she snips and sews until each piece is perfect. As an alumni of the New York fashion scene, Ferguson has a sharp eye for interesting color pairings and the skills to make each piece a work of art. William Morris once said: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", and these pieces are as gorgeous as they are wonderful to curl up with.

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The felt used in these sassy pillows is made from plastic PET containers, including a whole lot of water bottles that might have ended up in landfill. Even the polyfill inserts for the pillows are made from recycled bottle plastic, with approximately 20 bottles going into each piece's creation. How's that for recycing?! Available in several different colour combinations, the pillows are fun, stylish, cheeky, and can brighten any room in your house. Be sure to stop by this year's BKLYN Designs exhibition so you can check them out in person!

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