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MOLEHILL PILLOWS by LOOOLO TEXTILES
Posted By Emily Pilloton On November 4, 2006 @ 1:24 am In Decorative Objects,Design,Green Home decor,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 3 Comments
While the phrase “sustainable textiles” might conjure up images of hemp and itchy burlap, Looolo’s Molehill Pillows  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  yarns and felt, organic cotton, and Kapok , 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  was founded by designer Joanna Notkin  in 2003. Notkin  shows a real dedication to using only the highest quality of sustainable textiles, collaborating with William McDonough and Michael Braungart  to develop the Climatex Lifecycle  yarns and felts used in the Molehill Pillows  and other Looolo  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 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/11/04/molehill-pillows-by-looolo-textiles/
 Looolo’s Molehill Pillows: http://www.looolo.ca/cushions_molehill.html
 Climatex Lifecyle: http://www.climatex.com/en/products/climatex_lifecycle_e.html
 Kapok: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapok
 Looolo: http://www.looolo.ca/
 Joanna Notkin: http://www.looolo.ca/designer.html
 William McDonough and Michael Braungart: http://www.mbdc.com/
 $130 at Vivavi: http://www.vivavi.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=937
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