Unique & recycled coffee bean pillows


Don’t you just love finding a cool product and then realizing it’s good for the planet, too? These pillows from Australian company Vèlvet Bēan are handmade, recycled coffee bean bags! I love their slogan: “reducing landfill, one coffee sack at a time” So often we don’t realize how big of an impact one item that we buy can have on the world so it’s great to see companies doing their part to make footprints of certain products smaller. What do you think of these pillows? Which is your favorite (psst.. there’s more)? I found these pillows on Sara White’s very pretty This & That blog.

(Image clickable straight to source: Vèlvet Bēan)

Comments

Rachel Parker
19 April 2011 - 17:04

Love that first pillow! I think this is an awesome idea… too bad I don’t need a new pillow or I’d totally buy one :)

kimbirdy
19 April 2011 - 18:26

how fantastic!! i love these. i wonder if they’re scratchy though, or if they’ve been worked into softness?

viv @ the eclectic life
19 April 2011 - 20:04

Burlap is totally my middle name. I love the look of these and the fact that they’re green, but I
wonder if they’re comfortable to have on your couch or super itchy like typical burlap.

viv @ the eclectic life
19 April 2011 - 20:07

P.S. Thanks for the blog recommendation. This and That is awesome!

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
19 April 2011 - 21:06

These are wonderful. I love seeing materials recycled. Though, honestly, I like coffee bean sacks even more on chairs than pillows.

Ashley
19 April 2011 - 21:44

These are super cute, thanks for sharing. My fav is the one in the upper right corner.

Monica
20 April 2011 - 17:02

Love those pillows. But what I really want are one of those hedgehogs. Brilliant!

Eva
20 April 2011 - 17:27

I wish I could tell you if the pillows are soft or not. I’m sure they’re softer than your all-new burlap as they’ve been through a lot, but whether they’re soft enough to sleep on, I’ve no idea. Each one is unique so I’m sure they all vary in feel as well.

mary [ life inspired ]
20 April 2011 - 17:28

How lovely, I absolutely adore these. Love re-purposing!

Alena
23 April 2011 - 17:38

A M A Z I N G!!!