Which Fibre?

Compare our Fibres

Not sure which of our fibre fillings to choose?  The table below enables you to view each of the different features side by side  Still not sure?  Purchase a sample pack to see and feel each of our fibre fillings or contact us for more information.

 
 

Organic

Cotton

Organic

Wool

Downs

Wool

Eucalyptus

Fibre

Corn

Fibre

Kapok

Hemp

Fibre

Feathers

Buckwheat

Hulls

Compare 

weight to polyester

(polyester = 1)

1.7 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.1 2.1 1.5 4

Softness (1=Not soft

- 5=Very soft)

4.5 3 4 4 4 5 3 3 1
Colour Off-white

Off-white with

some yellow/

brown discolouration

Off-White White White Light brown Light brown White Brown/black
Appearance

Fine, even fibres,

short staple.

Separates easily. 

Airborne particles

when disturbed.

Has "fresh linen"

smell.

Variable texture 

and appearance.

Some organic 

debris (seeds, leaves,

sticks).  Some dust.

Has a lanolin smell.

Clean, even

texture, long

staple, combed.

Light lanolin 

smell.

Clean, even

texture, long

staple, combed

Clean, even

texture, long

staple, combed

Very fine, soft

fibres.  Airborne

particles when 

disturbed.

Coarse, thick

fibres.

 

Variable sized

feathers.

Seed husks 

approx. 3mm

in diametre.

Free flowing.

Can be crushed

with due force.

Fill Performance

Very soft. Can 

compress, but

easily plumped.

Can easily be

molded into

shape.

Prone to clumping

due to varying

texture, but good 

loft.

Soft, firm, eve

fill. Good loft.

Some compres-

sion after long 

term use. Easily 

plumped.

Soft, even fill.

Good loft.

Some compres-

sion after long

term use. Easily

plumped.

Soft, even fill.

Good loft.

Some compres-

sion after long

term use. Easily

plumped.

Compresses

easily, but easy

and quick to 

plump. Very light

weight.

Prone to

clumping and

compression.

Can mold into

shape.

Can compress

after long term

use. Plump

regularly, and 

mold into shape.

Product free flows

when not packed

firmly. Can be easily

molded into shape.

Comparatively

heavy.

Uses

Soft toys, bears

and small craft

projects, cushions

Pet bedding, bolsters,

larger items

Soft toys, bears,

craft projects,

cushions, pillows,

bedding, bolsters,

pet beds.

Soft toys, bears,

craft projects,

cushions, pillows,

bedding, bolsters,

pet beds.

Soft toys, bears,

craft projects,

cushions, pillows,

bedding, bolsters,

pet beds.

Cushions, pillows,

bedding, bolsters.

Bolsters,

craft projects

Cushions, pillows,

bedding, bolsters.

Bolsters, cushions, 

pillows.

Washability Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No With care With care No

Environmental

Footprint

Certified organic.

No chemicals 

used in production

or treatment.

Biodegradable.

No chemicals 

used in production

or treatment. 

Scoured only.

Biodegradable.

No chemicals used

in harvesting wool.

Biodegradable.

From sustainably 

forested timber.

Non-toxic chem-

icals, low energy

low emission 

production.

Biodegradable.

60% less fossil

fuels used in 

production

compared to 

polyester fibre.

Biodegadable.

No chemicals 

used in production

or treatment.

Harvested by hand.

Low impact farming

No fumigation.

Biodegradable.

Rapid cultiv-

ation period and

large yield 

production. No

toxic chemicals

used. 

Biodegradable.

By product of 

duck / chicken

farming. Feathers

are steam cleaned.

No chemicals.

Biodegradable.

Ultilisation of the

"waste" product of

buckwheat grain

production.

Biodegradable.

Allergy

Information

Non-allergenic

Non allergenic. 

Resistant to mould,

mildew and bacteria.

Non allergenic. 

Resistant to mould,

mildew and bacteria.

Non-allergenic.

Antibacterial 

properties.

Non-allergenic.

Antibacterial 

properties.

Non-allergenic.

Antibacterial 

properties. Dust

mite free.

Mildew resistant Low allergenic

May not be suitable

for those with 

wheat intolerance

or allergy.

Country of Origin

India Australia Australia China China Indonesia Australia Australia Australia

Animal product

No Yes Yes No No No No Yes No