Packaging reuse idea: make your own hypoallergenic pillow with this easy, DIY guide

If you are looking to reuse the compostable insulation received with our frozen food products, here is an easy, step-by-step guide to making your own cushion or travel pillow – shared by one of our customers. Mahalo nui e Logan for this great idea!

“The first step in the process is to stack the two pieces of cotton liner received with your Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op order. Measure them up as best as possible and trim to the desired length you want your pillow to be.

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Next, use a hot glue gun to stick the pieces together.

Then grab some fabric (or even an old t-shirt you may have lying around the house) and, just like wrapping up Christmas presents, measure the fabric to make sure it will completely cover the compostable liners.

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Once you have that figured out, the next step is to sew by hand (or with a sewing machine) the bottom and partially up one side of the fabric to make a pillowcase.
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The final step is to stuff the pillowcase with the compostable liner and sew up the last edge of fabric. And there you have it: your own small pillow that can be used in many different ways – from an eco-friendly, hypoallergenic sleeping pillow, to an airplane travel pillow, or even a seat cushion for your beloved kūpuna – you have now wonderfully repurposed the compostable liner!" - Logan S., Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

For more information detail on the insulated liner, visit Kodiakooler’s website

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