For the first few trips to Bali, David went to a small shop in Ubud to buy the cushions and pillows we sell in the store. They are handcrafted and filled with fiber from the Kapok tree. The fiber is soft, breathable, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. It is often called Indonesian Cotton. It is great for use around the house because it is much lighter than cotton, and it also has a uniquely down-like softness but without the dust mite or allergen discomforts associated with down feathers. The Kapok fiber is extremely sustainable and environmentally friendly because the trees from which it grows do not need to be cut down in order to harvest the fiber. It wasn’t until the third trip to Bali when David asked the store owner who made the pillows. What he found out left him in awe. They are all handmade by women from their homes. She continued to tell him that it provides the women with a great way to work and provide for their family while still being able to take care of their family. There are around 10 different women who make the pillows and cushions from home, and there are also 3 sewing machines in the store, to allow for finishing touches or repairs.