Peace Cabin aims to create products that are relevant to how people live today, believing that good design can be adaptable and multi-functional. In our Pennsylvania studio, we create versatile pieces built to adapt and stand the test of time, with the hope that they are loved and used forever.
Our cushion fillings are where we really aim to make a difference. We use all-natural, biodegradable and non-toxic fillings - we never use polyester fill. Our custom blend of kapok fibers, natural latex foam and raw cotton makes for super comfortable and supportive products. Fun fact: kapok was originally used to fill life vests as it is highly buoyant. Still, we don’t recommend building a raft out of your cushions…
Simplicity of shape is another way we think about design efficiency, maximizing material usage and minimizing waste. We save our fabric offcuts for testing new ideas, and any unusable scraps get shredded to create a ‘trash’ filling for pieces in our own studio. It’s not a new idea - Moroccan footstools were traditionally filled with all kinds of scraps, including straw and beans!
Throughout our design process, we evaluate fabric and materials with purpose - thinking about intended use, durability, environmental impact, as well as product lifecycle. That’s why we use highly durable CORDURA ®️ nylon for the base of some of our cushions. It’s highly resistant to tears and abrasions, from rough surfaces like rocks and sand, as well as creating a moisture barrier to the ground… simple functionality for whether you're indoors or heading out. Although it is a human-made material, it also lasts up to 10x longer than its natural equivalents. That’s a potentially much slower journey to the landfill and can even be up cycled at the end of the product's usable life.