A Lesson in Culture: Organic Deco Pillows by Les Indiennes

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Organic Deco Pillows from Les Indiennes

Pillows are one of my favorite ways to refresh the look of a space. I know I’ve said before, but I really mean it. You’d be surprised how switching the pillows on your neutral sofa to a new color scheme can totally reinvigorate the look of your room. Short of painting, replacing pillows and curtains can give you a whole new look.

And these pillows from Les Indiennes are high atop my wish list. I love the Indian-inspired prints and the way the natural dyes create beautiful uneven coloring. I’ve shown 3 of the pillows above, but there are 11 patterns to choose from, all made of organic cotton. The Anais pillow in a lovely shade of buttercream yellow is my personal favorite, and it would definitely satisfy my latest color palette crush — yellow and gray.

What I also love about Les Indiennes is that the process used to create the fabrics is as traditional as their designs.  From the website:

The production of our fabric does not cause pollution nor does it disrupt the traditional lifestyle of the village where it is made. Les Indiennes provides fair trade employment for over 50 families, raising the standard of living for the entire community, and all the while leaving no environmental or social footprint.”

Now those are standards I can appreciate.

Why It’s Green:

  • Covers made of organic cotton colored with natural dyes
  • Fair Trade

Price: $72

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2 comments… add one

  • Luchen October 14, 2008, 5:44 pm

    i love the madeline one, simple but vintagy

  • nick October 14, 2008, 11:57 pm

    these look pretty cool. very zen…

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