[Ilsang Jingmul] Korean Neck Pillow

$107.99

[Ilsang Jingmul] Korean Neck Pillow


Proper-Posture, Better-Sleep

[Ilsang Jingmul] Korean Neck Pillow 


Today, we introduce you to a traditional Korean pillow!

It's completely different from the Western-style "fluffy" pillows. Instead of softness and fluffiness, these pillows provide a very-firm but contouring support. That's because they're filled with the hulls of buckwheat seeds (or Hinoki Cypress). These pillows are extremely popular in Korea and Japan as they help bring proper posture and spinal alignment while sleeping. In fact, if you step into an elderly Korean's home, you'll see a few of these pillows lying around.

Today, we present you with Ilsang Jingmu's Neck Pillow. As mentioned above, this neck pillow is filled with either Hinoki Cypress or Buckwheat. Both provide extra-firm support for the gap created by the arch of your neck. This way your body is able to fully relax and rest with good posture. Furthermore, the outside cover is hand stitched - made from 100% premium linen.  And the inside cover is made with 100% organic cotton. Both are detachable - making it easy to wash in case of a spill.

We think this neck pillow is perfect for leaving on your living room sofa. (It's not big enough to replace your normal bedroom pillow). But use it when you feel like taking a mid-day nap on your sofa. Or if you need something to hold your neck while you read a book or play with your phone.

Note: If you're new to this buckwheat pillow, many people state that it requires about 5 days to get used to. If it feels too firm, you can adjust this by taking out some of the filling.

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Relaxing!
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Arrived Yesterday - that fresh forest smell!!

Product Highlights

  • Premium neck pillow - filled with natural material (Hinoki Cypress or Buckwheat)
  • Place it on your sofa - keep it handy for supporting your neck while you read a book or take a nap
  • Handmade in Korea - made with 100% premium linen and 100% organic cotton
  • Available in 3 colors and 2 fillings
What's the Fabric? 

Made by Hand, Premium Quality

Ilsung Jinmul Neck Pillow is made by a Korean artisan with 20+ years of sewing experience. She experimented with dozens of fabric swatches to find that perfect linen which is not only beautiful, but has that "right" feel. It's hand-stitched at the ends for a beautiful origami-look. The inside cover is also made from 100% Organic cotton. And the pillow is filled with Hinoki Cypress or Buckwheat to provide a firm, snug-fit for your neck. Use it to relieve tightness or as an aid for a mid-day's nap!

Choose from 2 fillings

Hinoki Cypress (left picture)

  • The wooden cubes are made of Hinoki Cypress (편백). They are grown in Jangheung-gun, South Jeolla Province - an area famous for these Cypress trees
  • Has a refreshing, phytoncide aroma  - similar to breathing in air from a forest (good for therapeutic sleep)
  • Place under your neck, shoulder or specific body part to relieving tightness - the cubes will move around and conform to your body part
  • Each wood piece is shaved smoothly into 1cm cubes - provides very firm support

Buckwheat (right picture)

  • These are top-quality buckwheat grain harvested from Bongypeong (Gangwon-don province). They are cleaned, vacuumed and sterilized for long-term use.
  • Buckwheat is the traditional filling for Korean-style neck pillows  - provide a very firm support
  • The buckwheat feels "crunchy", yet its easy to move inside the pillow, similar to sand, so you can “dig” a space for your neck
  • Place under your neck, shoulder or specific body part to relieving tightness - the hulls will move around and conform to your neck 
  • Avoid storing in humid areas
Available in 3 Colors

DEEP FOREST

01. Deep Forest - Hinoki Cypress

02. Deep Forest - Buckwheat

33cm (L) x 8cm (W)  x 8cm (H)

CITRUS

03. Citrus - Hinoki Cypress

04. Citrus - Buckwheat

33cm (L) x 8cm (W)  x 8cm (H)

CINNAMON

05. Citrus - Hinoki Cypress

06. Citrus - Buckwheat

33cm (L) x 8cm (W)  x 8cm (H)

When to Use

When should I use this? 

  • When you're on the sofa (or your bed) and you want to take a nap!
  • When you're laying down - reading a book or playing with your phone. Tuck the pillow underneath your chin!
  • Or place the pillow under your wrist - and give your wrist and hands a good stretch!
  • If you're leaning against the sofa arm, place it underneath your neck for easy support!

How should I clean this? 

  • Separate the outer cover and place it into a washing net. Place it on "wool" setting and wash for a short duration. Note: It's okay to include laundry detergent but avoid using fabric softener. You can also hand wash and dry.
  • If you accidentally spill liquid into the pillow, open-up the zipper and lay the filling out to dry under the sun. Once they're completely dry, add it back into the pillow.
  • If the buckwheat feels damp, open the zipper and place the buckwheat out under the sun.
  • Note: Since the inside cover is made from 100% organic cotton, you may see some small grey dots on the fabric. This is natural and is not a defect of the product.

How can I adjust the firmness?

  • Open the zipper and take out some of the filling!
Product In Brief

Materials

100% Linen (Outer Cover)

100% Organic Cotton (Inner Cover)

Hinoki Cypress or Buckwheat (Filling)

    Production Highlights

    Made by an artisan with 20+ years of sewing experience

    This fabric was invented by the artisan - original blend!

    Hand-stitched (not factory made)

      Usage Recommendation

      Covers can be separated and washed

      Take out some of the filling to adjust firmness

      Comforting, natural, earthy color

      Makes for a premium gift!

        About the Brand

        Ilsung Jinmul produces its own fabrics and uses them to make blankets, pillows and cushions. They import premium threads from all over the world. Then dye and spin them into fabric in Korea. This brand is led by an experienced artisan with 20+ years of sewing & fabric making experience.

          Product faq

          Q: Is this soft like a regular pillow?
          Q: Can I adjust the firmness?
          Q: How long do the fillings last for?
          Q: I spilled something! How do I clean this?
          Q: Is this factory-made?
          Q: What country is this made in?

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          About The Brand

          Ilsung Jinmul produces its own fabrics and uses them to make blankets, pillows and cushions. They import premium threads from all over the world. Then dye and spin them into fabric in Korea. This brand is led by an experienced artisan with 20+ years of sewing & fabric making experience.

          That's it folks!