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What is a Secret Pillow?

A Secret Pillow is a charming cushion that unfolds into a blanket. It originates from the world of quilting and is also known as a quillow.

Secret Pillows are a craft item made by women in India who face social and economic challenges. The money they earn through the making and selling of Secret Pillows enables them to pay for their child's education, food, medicine and other essentials. The women are affiliated to an NGO or charity who provide a safe space in which they come together to receive training, support, and materials to produce Secret Pillows. These groups of women are called Maker Networks and Secret Projects currently works with Maker Networks in six Indian states.

 

Secret Pillow FAQs:

What are Secret Pillows made of? Secret Pillows out of 100% cotton fabric and 100% polyester wadding.

What are the dimensions of a Secret Pillow? 

Standard size Secret Pillow: 43 x 43 cm (folded) / 110 x 150 cm (unfolded) 

Super Square Secret Pillow: 55 x 55 cm (folded) / 147 x 147 cm (unfolded)

Really Tiny Secret Pillow: 8 x 8 cm (folded) / 13 x 18 cm (unfolded) 

Are Secret Pillows suitable for babies? We do not recommend them for babies. Secret Pillows are a craft item, suitable for children over the age of 3 years. They are enjoyed by mobile children and adults, ending up in all sorts of places: on sofas, in cars, on beds, on aeroplanes, in gardens, in parks, on the beach, in offices, in camper vans, in boats - the list is endless!

Have the Secret Pillows been tested? Yes. The Secret Pillows have been tested by SGS (www.sgs.com) whose report shows that they are non-flammable and comply with the requirement of ISO 12952-1:2010.

 How do I wash my Secret Pillow? Secret Pillows are machine washable at 30 degrees. Do not tumble dry, dry clean or iron. The care label for the Secret Pillow is below. 

How do I fold my Secret Pillow away? Click here or here to watch a film on how to fold it away.

Why do the Secret Pillows differ in price? They differ in price for two reasons: 1) According to size 2) According to the level of experience of the producers. Those in their training stage make 'SAMPLE' Pillows. The rest are made by professional makers. 

I really love my Secret Pillow! How can I order one for a friend as a gift? Choose the Secret Pillow that you want to buy for your friend and proceed to the check out. Let us know in the notes section that it's a gift and write a lovely message which we will include in a gift card. Add the recipient's name and address into the Shipping section and we will ship the Secret Pillow and gift card.