How to clean your Cushions

Zabuton/Sitting Mat

In making our meditation cushions, we have combined fine hand woven textiles with sturdy organic cotton fabrics to give them greater strength and stability. To best preserve this combination of fabrics, we recommend that you always dry clean your meditation cushions covers and only as necessary. There are local eco-friendly dry cleaners in most major cities.

Removing Small Stains - To work out small stains, remove the cover and dab gently with warm water. Never rub the silk textiles.

Buckwheat Zafu

To clean your buckwheat zafu, the first step is emptying it.  Always turn your buckwheat zafu on its side with the handle facing upward before you open the zipper. Remember that buckwheat hulls are loose inside your zafu. We recommend pouring them into a clean bucket or large container. It is best to do this outside or in a well-ventilated space with a mask to avoid inhaling dust from the hulls.  Turn the cover inside out before cleaning. The cover can be dry cleaned or washed by hand in cold water and tumbled dry on low heat. Always dry clean the Silk Top zafus. The buckwheat hulls can be poured back using a wide mouth funnel. 

Runa Cushion

To wash your Runa cushion remove the cover and remove the inner cushions. If you find it difficult to pull the inner cushions in or out (it takes a bit of finessing) just empty out some buckwheat hulls first and then refill them later with a wide-mouth funnel. It requires a bit of patience, so go slowly. Inner cushions can also be washed by emptying the buckwheat hulls and refilling them later. The cover can be dry cleaned or washed by hand in cold water and tumbled dry on low heat.

Triangle Cushion

To wash your Buckwheat Triangle Cushions open the cover and remove the inner cushions. If you find it difficult to pull the inner cushions in or out (it takes a bit of finessing) just empty out some buckwheat hulls first and then refill them later with a wide-mouth funnel. Tall Buckwheat Triangles must be emptied first in order to get the cover off. Inner cushions can also be washed by emptying the buckwheat hulls and refilling them later. The cover can be washed by hand in cold water and tumbled dry on low heat.

Sankaku Triangle Cushions - To work out small stains, dab gently with water. Never rub the silk textiles.

Dolma Cushions

The Dolma Traveller and the Dolma Studio can be cleaned easily with a vacuum extension (crevice attachment tool works best), a lint brush or packing tape. To remove stains, dab with a damp cloth and water. For additional protection and travel ease, we have made fitted water-resistant cases for these cushions

Cushion Cases

Bolsters

Your Bolster can be cleaned with a vacuum extension (crevice attachment tool works best), a lint brush or packing tape. The cover can also be removed and washed by hand in cold water. To remove and replace the cover, bend the top of the inner cushion forward (so there is a large bend inward at the middle) and ease the cover off at the top and bottom. It requires some patience, so go slowly. For the oblong back bolster you can bend it in the middle and remove the lower corners and then upper corners one at a time. Small stains can be removed by dabbing with a damp cloth and water.

 

Urban B

The Urban B can be cleaned easily with a vacuum extension (crevice attachment tool works best), a lint brush or packing tape. To remove stains, dab with a damp cloth and water right away. Water-resistant covers and dust covers for these cushions are available by custom order.

 

Benches

Our benches are made with a brushed silk-cotton corduroy. It can be cleaning vacuum extension (crevice attachment tool works best), a lint brush or packing tape. To remove stains, dab with a damp cloth and water right away.

Cases


Our cases are made with Cordera - a water resistant synthetic fabric- and handwoven silk. To remove stains wipe the cordera with a damp cloth. It is a strong fabric. If something is spilled on the silk, it is best to run it under cold water thoroughly(soak the silk)and then let it air dry. Never wash the case or rub the silk.

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