Soft spot for cushions

G Magazine

Liven up your home and snuggle into these unique and eco friendly cushions.


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Cloth Fabric

Based in Sydney, Cloth Fabric screen print textiles by hand. Hemp, organic cotton, jute and linen, are treated with water-based, non-toxic inks and dyes.
From $80, www.clothfabric.com

Bird Textiles

Australia’s first climate neutral business, Bird Textiles uses solar power, rainwater tanks, water-based dyes, certified organic cotton and operate under Fairtrade.
From $140, www.birdtextile.com.au

Velvet Bean

This cushion cover is an upcycled burlap sack, independantly handmade in Australia from landfill-rescued coffee bean bags and black velvet back.
From $51, www.etsy.com/shop/VelvetBean

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These cushions are handmade with the upcycling of vintage Suzani fabric of Uzbekistan. Only all natural vegetable dyes are used in the production.
$90, www.ecochic.com.au


These cushions are made in Australia using hand-dyed and hand-woven Ikat fabric from Uzbekistan. The cushion inserts are from recycled PET bottles.
From $75, www.ecochic.com.au


Tractorgirl by Julie Gibbons uses mostly upcycled fabrics to create her funky range of designer cushions. Australian owned and made.
From $45, www.etsy.com/shop/tractorgirl

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Bread and Roses

This cushion handmade in the US was upcycled from a 50s curtain panel and the backing is grey twill from an old men’s uniform & work clothing factory.
From $21, www.breadandroses.etsy.com


An independent textile brand, based in Melbourne. Screen-printed by hand and made from hemp – one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics.
$56, www.olofsdaughter.com


Made from Australian wool and hand embroidered by women of remote desert communities in India, these covers provide income and independence for the artisans.
From $68, www.ibutrade.com.au