- Dust mite resistant
- Excellent airflow
Shredded organic latex is the same rubber that we sell in 3″ slabs, only it is shredded in tiny pieces and in a mix of firmnesses. It is ideal for pillows and can also be used for any stuffing project.
I liken a shredded latex pillow to a feather pillow as it can be fluffed, but the fill stays in the same spot without sinking. It can be punched into place and is deadly in pillow fights (especially in an extra large pillow case). Instead of floating on top like a kapok pillow, your head is slightly nestled in the shredded natural latex. Natural latex is mold and mildew resistant, doesn’t harbor dust mites and is somewhat heat regulating, like wool.
If you want a specific firmness, visit our Custom Cuts Fall Off for pieces we don’t send through the shredder. Here you can select your own firmness and shred it by hand.
SUGGESTED PILLOW FILL WEIGHTS
- Travel/Child Size: 1.5 lb. Shredded Organic Latex
- Standard Size: 5 lb. Shredded Organic Latex
- Queen Size: 6 lb. Shredded Organic Latex
- King Size: 7 lb. Shredded Organic Latex
To determine the amount of fill needed for your custom sized project, visit our Custom Calculator. Select the shape of your pillow and the loose fill of your choose. Fill can be purchased here or at the top of the calculator’s page.
Shredded latex requires no special care. It may be spritzed with vinegar to sanitize it. While leaving it in the sunlight and machine washing it inside its case are possibilities, both treatments will shorten its life. How much it will shorten it, we have no idea.
Rarely but occasionally you may find permanent marker spots, paper labels or a bit of the plastic packaging in the shreds. The black vinyl is the plastic that the shredded latex was shipped to us in. The labels are labels that Arpico puts on the latex in Sri Lanka stating its naturalness and firmness. Since our shredded latex comes from fall off of mattress pieces which have been stickered, those stickers are sometimes part of the shreds.
Canadian customers, AK, HI and all other out of country customers, please contact us for a shipping quote.
This item has a flat shipping rate of $2 per pound.
We are a custom shop. Everything is sewn and selected just for you. We do not keep warehouses full of product (except for latex) but instead we make each product per order. This practice lets us stay small and be able to personalize each order. That also means that there is a processing time on your products.
Many of our items ship separately from other items. Please note the following highlighted line below to detail when your purchases may arrive. Each will ship after their processing time.
||ticking, puddle pads, and fabric
|Pillow Supplies, Wool & Clearance
||pillow kits; loose fills i.e. millet hulls, wool batting; wool flake; pillow cases
Please keep in mind, while we often keep these timetables, these estimates are generalities. If your product has not arrived by the hopeful date, be assured it is still coming and has not been forgotten.
We will email you a tracking number when your package ships.