FILLING YOUR BOHEMIAN CUSHION OR POUF
There’s a few options available for stuffing your Mandala Life ART floor cushion, pouf or ottoman. We always prefer the environmentally conscious materials, and of course the most cost friendly options.
RE-CYCLED FABRICS, CLOTHES AND COTTON
This is our preferred way. As it creates a super comfortable, heavy and structured feel to your cushion. Help our planet by re-using or recycling your old clothing, linen bed sheets, blanket, towels and other pre-loved fabric, which is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way.
PILLOWS AND CUSHION INSERTS
If you have these already you can absolutely reuse old pillows or new cushion inserts to stuff your cushion. While the exact size of your Mandala Life ART cushion will most likely not be available in a standard size from the shop – this is actually no problem. Go for a pillow size a couple of sizes bigger than your cushion, or use multiple inserts to get a really full, even feel.
A 24×8 inches floor cushion you can fill with 2 x 26 inches square inserts from any supplier, and pad it out with additional linen, clothing or other recycled fabrics.
This option is more expensive – but gives a nice even fill and weight. Look online for coconut fiber, buckwheat hull or flock.
For square 24x24x8″ Covers grab a 2 of 24x24x4 High Density Upholstery Foam From Amazon
Rubber suppliers also sell bags of foam offcuts that can be used, but I would always suggest mixing a bag of foam with an equal mix of recycled cotton fibers so the cushion is still breathable.
Grab a 5lb foam offcuts if you mix with fabrics from Amazon
otherwise get 10lb from Amazon
BEAN BAG BALLS
While a completely viable option, it’s not a method we use ourselves – manufactured polystyrene (EPS) bean bag balls aren’t environmentally friendly for our oceans and beaches, or the wildlife and marine animals that can swallow them. Plus we don’t really like that crunchy sound in our cushions 😉
*Mandala Life ART cushions are sold unfilled.( Unless mentioned otherwise )