Saharan Cactus Silk Pillow Cover

Saharan Cactus Silk Pillow Cover

85.00

DETAILS

  • Measurements: 20” x 20” (50cm x 50cm)

  • Materials: 100% Moroccan Cactus Silk + Wool

  • Handmade in Morocco

  • Side pull zipper

  • Spot clean only

  • Does not include insert

Don’t be fooled by its prickly name!  Moroccan cactus silk is derived from The Saharan aloe vera cactus, which belongs to the agave family.  Sometimes called vegetable or sabra silk, this luxurious, cruelty-free fabric is known for its strength and durability.  After the silk is extracted from the plant, fibers are hand-dyed using spice and botanical pigments.  Traditional Berber symbols are hand-embroidered on each piece to create a one-of-a-kind design.  Each pillow is uniquely made and numbered by collection.  

Shop vintage to shop sustainably.  Help cut down on textile waste and the 14 million tons of fabric that is wasted by Americans each year.  

Please note: Due to the handmade production of these cushions, some may have slight imperfections in the fabric.  This is not considered a defect and adds charm to each handcrafted pillow.

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A portion of sales is donated to Whole Planet Foundation to fund microcredit (small loans) in Morocco and around the globe.


Pillows from Plants?

Want to know the skinny on this environmentally friendly silk?  Moroccans have been using this traditional process for centuries. After being hand-picked, the spiky leaves of the cactus are harvested, hammered, and then soaked to release fibers.  The fibers are then handspun to create the thread, and vibrant dyed colors sourced from vegetables and plant-based pigment.  Cactus silk is combined with camel wool and handwoven by Moroccan artisans to bring sustainability and style into your home.