Thoughts please….Is a vegan pillow desirable?



The Vegan Society defines veganism as “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”

I have applied to the Vegan Society for one of their trademarks to be applied to the pillows I make. However, I have been told they don’t offer the trademark to clothes so I am waiting to see if I will get one.

 With such a wide range of approaches to veganism, I’ve been wondering

 How many vegans consider a vegan pillow a necessity?

Here at MisSpelt, I use organic spelt husks as a filling for a variety of things including pillows. Yes the ones you use at night to sleep on!

My spelt husks are organically grown and then heat treated to make them suitable for use, no animals involved in growing or treatment and the treatment does no damage to the environment by way of run off or emissions.

It’s the same with the organic cotton pillow cases.

With my other products, the spelt filling is the same but it isn’t practicable to use natural fabrics all the time, some are man- made and this will have an impact.

But the choice is there.

Please comment, share far and wide, let me know how you feel and if there is anything else small independent businesses can do to help you live the life you want to.

And if you’re interested in the pillows please have a look at, there’s lots of information on the pillows in the blogs & testimonials  🙂


  1. Catrina Rusher 5th September 2016 Reply

    I have one of your pillows and love it. I am not a vegan but I do always try to buy products that minimise impact to the environment, and if the product does contain animal based components/ingredients I do my best to make sure they are from ethically raised sources. I think this is even more important for sleep products. I hope you’re able to get more support from the vegan society as it will open up a wider market for your fantastic products. Good luck!

  2. Gina Johnston 16th March 2019 Reply

    I’m actually looking at eco/vegan pillows ATM.
    It’s a minefield!
    Not sure if this is still relevant to you but I think the market for plastic free vegan and eco friendly pillows, duvets and mattresses is booming these days..
    Still looking into it since both my pillows and duvets need replaced

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