We are more than cushion-makers
Sitting, creating & connecting
We are not just cushion-makers. We are innovators, artisans and educators dedicated to helping you sit comfortably so you can deepen your practice and find happiness each day.
Founded in 2011 by Julie Jarvis, we are a values-driven company that set out to create meditation cushions that fit our bodies, practices and modern lifestyles. We use traditional methods, rich colours, and high quality natural fabrics to respectfully make cushions that are beautiful, practical and durable.
Sitting quietly each day and connecting communities that value healthy ways of living is fundamental to our business practice.Meet the founder
Each cushion has a story
We started with a quest to find beautiful hand-woven textiles and communities that treat artisans equitably. These are becoming increasingly rare in the world and unavailable in North America. So we set off on a journey to India, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan to see if we could find what we needed to create cushions that would create a beautiful oasis for meditation and yoga back at home. The cushions are made by local artisans who work with us to design and sew cushions in Toronto.Explore Our Journey
Our values keep us REAL
Respectful Equitable Authentic Lasting
Taking time to connect meaningfully is part of the REALthings’ culture. We sit silently together before meetings and take ‘timeouts’ during the day to nourish and restore ourselves. Join us for #timeout10.
We don’t throw things away. We make everything by hand. We recycle; we use biodegradable plastics, recycled boxes and tie our bags with fabric scraps.