Curvy Covers Seek Shape of Sleep to Come

Susan Andrews, Michele SanFilippo, January 2, 2006

Chicago — The Curvy Pillow Co. has created a new concept in bedding that transforms standard sleep pillows into curvy, ergonomic shapes with two patent-pending all-cotton pillow covers that feature zippered closures.

The Curvy Headpillow Cover transforms the rectangular sleep pillow into an oval shape designed to look and feel better than the typical pillow. The Curvy Bodypillow Cover uses three conventional sleep pillows and fits most standard rectangular body pillows. The first item has a suggested retail of $25, the second $35.

The latter concept was apparently invented in 1988 and originally called the Sleeping Bean by body pillow originator and curvy pillow cover creator, Pam Blumenthal.

“At first people would tell me that body pillows were a cute way to replace a boyfriend or girlfriend,” recalled Blumenthal. “My response was that it was more physical than emotional ... so I took it to a physical therapist at Columbus Hospital in Chicago who showed me some therapeutic uses for the body pillow.”

Since then, the company has supplied hospitals and physical therapy centers nationwide with body pillows. It also offers an anti-microbial version, Staph Check, to hospitals.

Featured Video

  • 1200 Suppliers are Ready for You at Intertextile Shanghai

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.


HTT August 2017

See the August 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 50 Retailing Giants Report, plus Manufacturing: Made in the USA gaining ground; International: Portugal ramping up exports; New products: NY Now home textiles introductions; Outlook: Commentary from H&TT's editors; and Planning: Trade show calendar.

See details!