Sustainable cushions from Happy + Co
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Happy + Co. All words and thoughts my own.
Despite what my fiancé might think, one can never have too many cushions. Over the years, and over the course of several homes, I have had a lot. Some have stayed with me and some haven’t made the permanent cut. I’ve always been after the perfect cushion, both in colour and shape. I recently discovered Happy + Co and immediately fell in love with their brand ethos.
They have a mix of uniques designs and cool patterns, but the ones that really caught my eye were the Bobble and Shaggy Angel cushions. Both type are incredibly soft and tactile, and partnered with the feather cushion insert that you can always get, they also incredibly comfortable. These cosy cushions fit right at home on my grey linen bedding and also my grey sofa.
What I love about this brand is also the fact that they are sustainable too. Too many brands these days ignore sustainability when it comes to design (won’t point any fingers…) which is such a shame because as designers I think you should have a responsibility to create products that can give back socially and environmentally. Especially if materials are taken from less privileged countries. This is what this brand believes in, which I admire. They believe in getting to know their suppliers and ensuring that they can give back to them by donating 10% of their profits back to the Happy + Co farm in Cambodia.
The story goes that co- founder of Happy + Co, Gary Elton, started the company in 2014 in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap when he was trying to find ways to help the employment in the region. After a couple of years of trial and error, the company started selling chemical-free fruit and vegetables to the people of the region. 3 years later, Happy + Co employ over 40 people in their farm. The homewares part of the brand is just another way to give back to the community by increasing their profits to help generate more jobs.
Their homewares brand isn’t just limited to cushions however, they have mugs, cute wooden ducks and furniture. I just have a particular soft spot for their cushion collection.