Leslie Janson: Grain Sack Pillows

Store Profile

  • Location: online only
  • Specialty: Turning old sacks into charming cushions
  • Price range: ($) Budget - ($$) Mid-Range
  • Website: etsy.com/shop/lesliejanson

Store History

  • Headquarters: New York

Durable, colorful, textural: what's not to love about grain sacks? Leslie Janson obviously agrees, as its her preferred medium for pillows with personality, and even some things unexpected.

What I love about reclaimed things is imagining their history — where has this been, who touched it, how did it get here. In crafting her pillows, Leslie uses grain sacks up to 100 years old, burlap that's sure seen a lot in its day. With patterns and colors as varied as the millers who used them, no two are exactly alike. And you don't just get the sack cover; Leslie ships with feather pillow inserts.

Leslie doesn't just make pillows; she also uses grain sacks to make jewelry. From cuffs to brooches, she's creative in crafting beautiful things from the most humble of materials.

(Images: Leslie Janson)

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