These are the outside part of the buckwheat groat or seed, milled off before roasting or grinding. Not actually a wheat, buckwheat is a very nutritious food.
Frequently asked questions about Buckwheat Hull Pillows:
Why are these pillows good
for people with allergies?
The hulls do not break down into dust, even after many years! The fabrics we use are 100%cotton and are pre-washed (to get out fabric sizing, etc.) using non-scented hypo-allergenic detergents.
Are these pillows like the Sobakawa
pillows seen on TV a while ago?
Yes, they are similar. Ours are offered in many sizes and shapes for your individual comfort. Pillowcrafters uses organic hulls, 100% cotton covers, with organic fabric now available.
Do you offer zippers on the inside
We usually don't put in a zipper, [as a special request, please add $5.] The zipper is a hard object under your face- (I have heard from people who have complained about it.) On the other hand, cylinders can have the zipper on the round end and then the support can be filled tighter. This has worked well for some people.
How long can my buckwheat hull pillow
The favorite pillow in my home is marked 1977! Many of the outer pillowcases have become worn, but the hulls inside still have not broken down! As a matter of fact the hulls seem to nestle into each other, and you may find the pillow becoming more comfortable with age!
I have experimented with washing the pillow with the hulls. If necessary, it holds up well. Be sure it's well dried. We suggest just using sunshine to refresh and purify). [The longest lasting pillows I know actually have not been submersed in water.]
Is there any noise from the
Actually there is a quiet sound, as your pillow is new, and as you first settle into it. As the hulls nestle together it is quieter. People have told me it sounds like the ocean!
Is there any way to get an overseas
Prices for overseas shipment are very high, these pillows aren't really light! Smaller supports have been sent for $15- $20 postage. [England] We could give you an estimate of shipping charges