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