Raw Silk Pillows Straight From Sri Lanka
Comfy Heaven's raw silk and taffeta cushions have struck a nerve in the design world. Anyone looking for a splash of color to set a minimalist room buzzing should click on www.comfyheaven.com and check out this Sri Lanka-based company's knockout pillows and tableware. The colors are electric while the textiles are sumptuous. Add to that immaculate handiwork---knife-straight 90 degree corners, invisible zips, and no puckering unless it's part of the design. Because of the company's high standards and the small group of young women who are great at their work, you can order online and count on quality. Pure silk cushions in vivid colors start at $22; place mats, $22.50. Payment is by Pay Pal while shipping tends to run around $8, a flat rate regardless of quantity.
"i wanted to start Comfy Heaven, a company based on fair-trade principles, dedicated to high-fashion and luxurious home decor, that would benefit our local women," says Anita Pillai, a former documentary film producer. Partnering with her mother who has an exhaustive knowledge of textiles and embroidery, she created this small company that ships all over the world through its website and also through www.anitanirma.etsy.com, a great source for indie designers. Pillai's specialty is custom-designed pillows and cushions which are worked out through email. Currently, she is creating a whole line of black and whites, but it's the raw silks with embroideries which are especially popular.