Spilling the Tea on Contour Pillows
We took a hard look at conventional contour pillows and found some surprising discoveries that we’ll tell you all about.
In today’s issue:
- 3 big problems with conventional contour pillows
- Some toxins commonly found in memory foam that everyone should be aware of
- Take 20% off any pillow of your choice!
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Contour pillows have gained popularity in recent years, and it’s for good reason. They offer a number of incredible benefits, like:
- Spinal alignment
- Relief from pain, soreness, and stiffness
- Support for your neck, head, and shoulder
But there are a handful of BIG problems with many of the conventional contour pillows out there.
- They’re not adjustable. Once you bought one, you were stuck with its shape and firmness.
- They’re synthetic. Most conventional contour pillows are made of materials like memory foam which could contain any number of potentially toxic chemicals. For example, diisocyanates are chemicals commonly used in memory foam that can irritate the mouth, nose, and eyes, and TDI, in particular, may be carcinogenic.
- They’re expensive! Despite being one shape and firmness and potentially packed with toxic chemicals, you could break the bank buying one!
When we started exploring the design of contour pillows at White Lotus Home a few years ago, we knew we had to create a solution to this problem…
And that’s precisely what we did.
A pillow designed with you in mind that’s all-natural, completely adjustable, and even costs LESS than its competitors…
The KaPillow’s design is simple. It’s a soft, organic cotton sateen casing, filled with our natural Kapok fiber with a half-seam in the center, creating a dip for your head, and leaving a lip on either side to support your neck.
Unlike typical contour pillows, we made our KaPillow easy to adjust because we know just how important it is for the firmness and shape to be just right.
To adjust your KaPillow, you can simply unzip the case and add or remove filling as you see fit until it’s perfect for you!
Ready to Kick Neck Pain and Toxic Chemicals to the Curb?
Treat yourself to an all-natural contour pillow that’s affordable, effective, and completely adjustable. You deserve it!
Use Coupon Code “CONTOUR” to take 20% OFF
ANY pillow of your choice!
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FINE PRINT: 20% off using code Contour is valid towards new orders only of any PILLOW, not valid towards custom, fibers or furniture. OFFER ENDS 09-25 @ Midnight!
What happens with your dollars when you do?
Dear WLH Community Member,
You might already be aware that Prime Day is coming up next week.
Before you shop all those Prime Day deals, as a member of our conscious community, we’d love for you to please think for a moment about where your dollars will go when you do. Here’s a quick look at Amazon’s stats:
- More than 50% of Amazon’s products come from other countries, and 45% of them are from China (Yikes!)
- Jeff Bezos’ current net worth is $193.4 billion USD, and it’s only growing.
- Amazon generated almost 500 million pounds of plastic packaging last year, more than 22 million pounds of which ended up in rivers and oceans. Very sad !
TAKE THE LOTUS LOCAL CHALLENGE!
SHOP GREEN, NOT PRIME
Amazon bought Whole Foods four years ago, but we've been organic for FORTY!
White Lotus Home has been ahead of the Green game for decades, and we'd like to keep it that way!
With Prime Day on its way, we challenge you to take the Lotus Local Challenge and shop GREEN this week before Prime Day even starts!
Here’s what happens when you buy from a small sustainable ♻️ business instead of a billion-dollar megacorporation:
⭐ Small businesses like ours utilize other local small businesses like banks, service providers, and farms.
⭐ For every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68 will stay in the community! (1) Woo-Hoo!
⭐ Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors.
⭐ Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.
GREEN WEEK SALES!
Take 24% Off all Mattresses, Sheets, Duvets, Toppers & Pillows all week long!
Get a FREE (yes, free!) Travel Pillow with any order of $200 or more!
Get FREE Shipping to the contiguous USA and pay ONLY the difference in shipping to orders going to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and abroad. ️
**Use Coupon Code “LOTUS” to take advantage of these Green Week Deals until midnight on June 23rd!
Take that, Prime Day!
FINE PRINT: Code LOTUS is valid for new orders only and can not be used on custom, fibers or furniture. 24% off valid through June 23rd @ 11:59 PM Est.
A Letter from Our President
Dear WLH Community Member,
Back in 2005 when I began working as the General Manager of our great company, we used New Zealand raised wool that was then processed into batting in the USA for all of our wool products.
Since New Zealand truly is the best in the world when it comes to the wool industry, this setup resulted in great, high quality products for our customers. 👏
Then in 2008, something happened with imports that made the prices increase dramatically, and our company was forced to switch to USA raised wool.
The problem with this, however, is that USA raised sheep are not always treated as well as the sheep are in New Zealand. Not only is this sad and disappointing from an ethical standpoint, it also can result in a lower quality product. 😦
As you know, our company is committed to creating healthy, ethical, long-lasting, high quality products so you can enjoy and feel great about your purchases. With this standard in mind and now that global markets have shifted, we’ve decided to make the switch back to New Zealand raised wool that’s processed into batting here in the US.
We’re confident that this switch will offer you the best possible wool products, craftsmanship that will last even longer, and wool products you can feel really great about because you know the animals are treated well & raised ethically. 👍
As you know, we love and prefer to use American grown fibers as much as possible, but when it comes to wool, everyone that uses, works with, and loves wool knows that there’s truly nothing better than New Zealand wool. 😁
With that, we are thrilled to begin offering you even higher quality products that are more ethically sound at the same great prices we have been for years.
Here’s to happy sheep 🐑 and happier sleep 😴!
- Marlon Pando
President of White Lotus Home
OUR PROMISE TO YOU 🙌
You’ll Always Receive Traceable, Farm to Market Wool from Happy Sheep in NZ! 🐑
When you purchase any White Lotus Home wool product or bulk wool fibers, you can rest assured you're receiving a high-quality product you can trust. Grown in New Zealand from free-range, pasture-fed sheep, then processed right here in the USA, all of our wool is scoured using only gentle NPEO-free detergents without bleach. It then goes through a rigorous quality control process to ensure its integrity.
Want to Feel the Difference? 🤔
**Please select Check by Mail as your payment on the checkout page if your order includes only free samples.
At White Lotus Home, we believe that women are an incredibly valuable asset to our society and our business.
In fact, we can’t celebrate our 40th Anniversary without giving major credit to all of the women who have led our company over the years!
Did you know?
💚 Since 1981, White Lotus Home has been established and run primarily by women
💚 Our Vice President, Elizabeth Pando, was also born in 1981. (We won’t tell you how old she will be this year, but if you guessed 20, you are right!... times two 😉)
💚 Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, and our owner’s mom’s birthday is the same day! She worked diligently at White Lotus Home until 2010. We still have her beautiful plants all over the showroom, and we continue to honor all she taught us before she left Mother Earth. While we celebrate our company’s 40th Anniversary, we will celebrate her legacy as well.
Our 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration Is Here!
Since 1981, we’ve done our best to offer competitive prices on green and organic mattresses, pillows, and bedding. However, the problem we hear all too often is that our customers want to choose 100% organic products but can not afford the up to 50% more in cost.
We hear you, we understand, and we want to help!
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we will give 40 lucky winners the opportunity to purchase any WLH Organic Bedding at our non-organic Green Product Prices. That means you could save up to 50% on the cost of any WLH 100% GOTS Certified Organic product!
Here’s how to enter…
Step 1: Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram
Step 2: Write a post or leave a comment telling us why you want a WLH Organic Mattress, Pillow, Duvet, or Topper in your home
Step 3: Tag all the friends you can! The more the merrier!
40 lucky winners will be chosen before this coming Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021. You can enter every day or as many times as you like until then to increase your chances of winning. 😁
We look forward to reading your posts and comments!
Need Pillows for the Whole Family?
Don’t Miss This BOGO Deal!
This week’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Savings Offer is a BOGO deal on the next 100 orders!
Enter coupon code “BOGO” at checkout to buy one pillow and get one FREE!
*This deal is only available to the next 100 orders, so don’t delay!*
A Party is Always Better with Friends!
Please remember, our ten crew strong family-owned and operated business relies almost entirely on REFERRALS, so please invite your friends and family to subscribe to our mailing list so they can join in on the fun of our 40th Anniversary Celebration too!
FINE PRINT: BOGO valid on pillow orders of 2 or more. ADD an EVEN # of pillows to your CART to see the savings! FREE pillow will be of equal or lesser value. Valid towards NEW PILLOW Orders only. FIRST 100 PILLOW Orders!
Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111
In the last 16 years of working at White Lotus Home, I am surprised by the number of people that prefer a Firm Mattress and choose our Organic Boulder Mattresses.
The Boulder is the firmest mattress we hand make in the USA, but only since 2007, not 1981 when White Lotus Home was established.
After taking over this great company in 2006, local customers practically begged me to make our already semi-firm mattresses even firmer. Their words were something like “If you make it as firm as I need it, I will buy one for the entire family” and they eventually did and continued to tell their friends and family. Also, a cool company in Boulder Colorado had a similar request and our Boulder Mattress was born.
Our Boulder Mattresses are rolled up, vacuumed, and shipped all over the world now. Below are the most popular reasons why our Organic Cotton Boulder Style Mattress, was the best selling White Lotus Home Mattress in 2020.
✅ Back doctors suggested trying a firm mattress.
✅ “This is the way I slept the best back in my country”
✅ In need of more support due to a recent medical condition.
✅ Many physically active clients report that their body feels better every morning.
✅ Tired of sleeping on the floor...
Hannah C (Greendale, Wisconsin) November 30, 2020. Have been sleeping on it every night and we love it! We wanted a very firm mattress and this fits the bill. I would recommend not only this mattress but this company to anyone that needs a new mattress. The quality is clearly better than any mattress I've ever owned. It is handmade but very durable.
Francis J (Minneapolis, Minnesota) August 14, 2020. This mattress is nice and firm! Maybe we should have got the 8" instead of the 7" because sheets don't fit very tight and my partner does not like creases in the sheets, but thats on us. The mattress firmness level is awesome!
Andrea O (Virginia Beach, Virginia) March 25, 2020. We ordered this mattress for our son to move him out of a crib to a "big-boy" bed and he is stoked. I am excited because, like our daughter, I know that he is sleeping on a healthy mattress! Since *** all of our bedding (mattresses and pillows) has been purchased from White Lotus.
Tina G. March 04, 2020. This is my third mattress from White Lotus. I'm very pleased w/this mattress. I hadn't ordered the one wrapped in wool (w/in a cotton cover of course) before, cuz I was afraid it would bother my immune issues, but this time I did and it's perfect. They all come w/a slight odor from the natural materials, but it does dissipate over time. This mattress is very comfortable, yet very firm which I love. I highly recommend it if you like a firm mattress w/no flame retardants.
Maureen M December 15, 2018. I have many products from WHITE LOTUS and honestly, like them all! Am impressed with their philosophy of sleep and design! The Boulder mattress is the best mattress I have had, and have had many over the years. In an effort to achieve comfort related to scoliosis and MS mobility, I have tried many and conclude that the Boulder offers the most comfort, support.
Alora November 27, 2017. I really like this mattress. It is firm and really helped ease my back problems I was having with previous mattresses that were too soft. When I bought the mattress I paid a little extra for handles, which is incredibly helpful for rotating the mattresses and move in/move out.
Sam April 23, 2017. I love this mattress! It is very firm as described, super supportive; it also acts as a natural temperature regulator because of the wool and I don't get too hot or too cold sleeping on it. It just feels very comfortable and the way a bed should feel. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes a firm mattress!
Shelly December 15, 2018. We absolutely love this mattress. It is so supportive, and I love knowing that I am sleeping on a health-promoting bed.
Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111
Millions of people struggle with insomnia. Not being able to fall or stay asleep at night is so frustrating. Thankfully, you can. Though there are many causes of insomnia and sleep disturbances, some of them just require simple lifestyle adjustments.
As a continuation of the Mattress Pros & Cons! We would appreciate it if you share your own personal Mattress experience below!
It is where cotton gets its degree, GOTS-certified organic cotton is held to the highest standards for health and sustainability. The core of most of our mattress options are hand made of endless fluffy layers of 100% pesticide-free US-grown GOTS Certified organic cotton raised sustainably, from our farms to your bed. Pesticide and insecticide-free, 100% natural and biodegradable, safe for sensitive skin, firm, yet soft, consumes 91% less water to grow than regular cotton, and protects farmers from pesticide exposure.
What is Green Cotton?
A more affordable option to our organic cotton, our conventionally grown Green Cotton is grown in the United States — it just isn’t certified organic. This more affordable material is slightly firmer than organic cotton, but the real beauty is in what it doesn’t have: NO dyes, NO perfumes & NO flame retardants. Grown by farmers right here in the US, Green Cotton is a fabulous cost-saving material that doesn’t put you in contact with harmful chemicals typically found in cotton.
Contact us today 1-877-426-3623 or 732-828-2111
How Today’s Everything Buyers Are Forcing Brands to Shape Up (Or Ship Out)
NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- There is nobody more discerning in modern history than the millennial buyer.
Call him what you will, but today’s late 20’s to early 40s aged buyer is deliberate bordering on the fickle, and it shows. Research shows that more than 63% of purchases made online are made based on user-generated content, ranging from Amazon reviews to unboxing videos on YouTube.
But as the social media takeover gets a new kind of foothold, consumers are exercising an even more potent buyer right: the right to take sales from the companies who don’t give a crap.
The Buyers With the Heart On Their Sleeve
Boomers and Gen-Xers may lament the studious tastes of their generational successors, but the fact is that these buyers are about to make up the majority of the nation’s economic might.
In 2018, millennials were projected to overtake Gen-Xers as the carriers for the single largest buying power in the United States, with an estimated $200 billion in collective annual spending.
But this generation spends its money unlike any other, and if there’s one thing the data shows, it’s that the economic constraints of the highest cost of living in decades hasn’t phased them — they’re living frugally, and still putting their money into purchases from ethical brands.
On average, most millennials spend their time and money in places and experiential purchases that are value aligned, meaning they’re willing (and able) to spend more money on things like organic produce, whereas they might save money by cohabitating with friends or family members.
In most cases, what’s most remarkable about this generation is that they’re 75% more likely to buy from a company whose values align with their own.
Millennials are putting their money where their mouth is, and their mouth is fed up with unsustainable business models that take endlessly from the environment.
Greenwashing Is a Bust
About five years ago, marketing terms like ‘natural’ and ‘green’ would fly enough to give companies a spike in interest for conscientious buyers. Over time however, shoppers opened up to the idea that they were being manipulated, and the game got blown wide open.
It shows tremendous restraint on the part of the buyers to hold out and pay more for ethical brands. Now things like MadeSafe and GOTS-certified are the new standards in eco-validation, and buyers are more aware all the time of ways to identify the frauds and the fakes in the business.
The label-reading generation who elicited so many eyerolls in its early days is in its renaissance of making changes, and the effects are rippling out to wider profit margins in value-aligned industries not seen since the dawn of inflation.
Brands are capitalizing on the response in the best way — by greening their businesses, and creating conscious enterprises that operate as a force for good.
It’s Supply and Demand, Baby
For small companies like White Lotus Home, an eco-friendly bedding supplier, the change is hardly a shocker.
“Today’s businesses have to adapt to the “organic” change and understand that Millennials, and even some Gen Xers, read labels and do their homework before shopping. They’re changing many industries,” says President Marlon Pando.
The homegrown New Jersey based company has just celebrated one of its latest in ethical manufacturing achievements: becoming GOTS certified.
“When I started working for White Lotus Home in 2006, it was good enough for customers to know that we were doing our best to be natural and organic, but now they look for proof beyond marketing, they need facts.
At White Lotus Home, integrity has been key, word of mouth is responsible for over 70% of our business and becoming GOTS was the best next step.”
In 2018, a whopping 85% of purpose-driven brands saw positive revenue growth, compared to the 42% of non-purpose driven brands who saw a DROP in revenue.
The numbers speak for themselves: positive changes might exist in the hands of conscious enterprises like White Lotus Home.
White Lotus Home is a sustainable bedding manufacturer selling mattresses, duvets, pillows, sheets, and more online and in-store at their New Jersey showroom location. They’re committed to producing clean, hypoallergenic environmental change, one mattress at a time.
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It’s hard to believe what we are all experiencing, sending prayers your way 🙏.
Our White Lotus Home family extends prayers and warm wishes to you and your families during this difficult time.
Here is more about the extra steps we are taking to service our customers.
We are following the guidance of global health experts at WHO and U.S. CDC on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus including the following:
- Any employee that shows any signs of illness, is asked to please go home. We are working on offering more paid days off as soon as we get new financial assistance. Thankfully, none of our crew members has had to go home due to illness.
- Our staff is following all the frequent hand washing protocols.
- We are cleaning and disinfecting our entire facility daily, including but not limited to cleaning all door handles inside and out, bathrooms and kitchen, areas of handcrafting.
- Every handcrafter and staff member is now working in their own separate rooms.
- Once each product has been handcrafted, they are properly sealed in a bag (or paper wrapped if you prefer). For orders shipping via UPS, FedEx or USPS, the already sealed order is placed inside a brand new box.
In order to reduce exposure from the time your order is handmade in our NJ facility until the time it enters your home:
- When your order arrives, you can remove and discard/recycle the box outside before you bring the bagged product(s) into your home.
- We do all of our own Deliveries within 150 miles, but from now until further notice, we will not be able to enter your homes. Again, the products are delivered in a sealed bag, but we are adding a second bag or box so that when we deliver it, we/you can remove the outer bag, dispose/recycle it before bringing the mattress into your home.
- Prefer for us to HOLD YOUR ORDER FOR FREE? We can keep your order in our private warehouse for up to 3 weeks for free, before you pick it up, we ship it or hand deliver it. There would be a $100 fee monthly thereafter.
Our customer service hours are 10 am to 5 pm EST Monday to Saturday, by calling 732-828-2111. Showroom is closed!
Now that our children are going back to school, it may be a good time for the rest of us to learn more about Safer Sleep 😴.
Whether you are starting on your green living journey or have a Green MBA already, it is never too late to increase your awareness on the many factors traditional mattresses, pillows and bedding can cause our children’s health.
For this reason, we are giving away 2 FREE mattresses soon!
After 38 years, White Lotus Home has heard almost everything on issues humans worldwide are faced with, by using the wrong mattress and sleeping on unsafe bedrooms and environments. Every once in a while we do learn new cases where traditional or even worse, pretentious products affect human’s health.
Your bedding could be the main reason you are not resting, recovering or healing as best as possible. Please read this link for over 100 reasons why some of our own customers feel they need or needed to replace their mattresses and why we decided to give away 10 mattress absolutely free last year.
We do not mean to frighten you, but over and over we are asked to expand on what we have learned from all the many clients we have helped find a Safer Sleep, in close to 4 decades. The best time to change is now, please do not wait until something goes wrong, there are dozens of chemicals that unfortunately are legally allowed to be included in traditional mattresses, pillows, and bedding. It would be best to start from scratch, but we understand that is not always easily accessible.
However, know that changing the frequency you air out your bedding and how much sunlight you allow it to be exposed to, could help reduce or dissipate the odors and reactions these chemicals in standard bedding can be causing you.
Replacing your topper or pillow top with a new Organic or Green Topper and some new organic sheets can also help dramatically.
Here is how we are going to help you meet the ABCs of a Safer Sleep!
A. Code SaferSleep will give you 30% off all Organic Mattresses, Pillows, Toppers, Sheets, and Stows until the end of the month, this Saturday. Need it Now?
B. For those that need a little more legroom: You can use our 50/50 program during this offer. Pay 50% now and the other 50% when its ready to ship (or until the end of November).
C. How to win one of the 2 FREE mattresses? All orders (no minimum) received from TODAY until the end of September will automatically be entered in this giveaway.
Please add a comment here, explaining why we should choose you.
- The 1st winner will be chosen on September 30th, they will win a Twin Size Mattress of choice (Over a $1,300 Value).
- The 2nd winner will be chosen on October 15th, and that family will win a Queen Size Mattress of choice (Over a $2,100 Value).
- Do not need a mattress and you win? You will get a White Lotus Home Coupon of the VALUE instead :)