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Posted By Emily Pilloton On November 4, 2006 @ 1:24 am In Decorative Objects,Design,Green Home decor,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 3 Comments

Looolo Molehill Pillows [1]

While the phrase “sustainable textiles” might conjure up images of hemp and itchy burlap, Looolo’s Molehill Pillows [2] prove that green textiles can can be both luxurious and well-designed. Inspired by “bumps in the road”, the rectangular pillows are made entirely from certified organic materials including Climatex Lifecyle [3] yarns and felt, organic cotton, and Kapok [4], an eco-friendly fiber from the rainforests of Malaysia. Hand and machine knit, and available in an array of rich colors, they’re are a great example of “sustainable chic,” using eco-friendly materials without sacrificing an eye-catching contemporary design aesthetic.

Based in Montreal, Looolo [5] was founded by designer Joanna Notkin [6] in 2003. Notkin [6] shows a real dedication to using only the highest quality of sustainable textiles, collaborating with William McDonough and Michael Braungart [7] to develop the Climatex Lifecycle [3] yarns and felts used in the Molehill Pillows [2] and other Looolo [5] products. Nearly all the materials used are grown and harvested by local farmers and dyed cleanly and with virtually no waste. And, in the true spirit of “cradle-to-cradle” design, the textiles are completely compostable and biodegradable.

$130 at Vivavi [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/11/04/molehill-pillows-by-looolo-textiles/

[2] Looolo’s Molehill Pillows: http://www.looolo.ca/cushions_molehill.html

[3] Climatex Lifecyle: http://www.climatex.com/en/products/climatex_lifecycle_e.html

[4] Kapok: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapok

[5] Looolo: http://www.looolo.ca/

[6] Joanna Notkin: http://www.looolo.ca/designer.html

[7] William McDonough and Michael Braungart: http://www.mbdc.com/

[8] $130 at Vivavi: http://www.vivavi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=937

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