We are more than cushion-makers

 

Sitting, creating & connecting

We are not just cushion-makers. We are innovators, artisans and creators 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 social purpose 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.

Our Values

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bigger, Better, Beautiful

Handmade in Canada, the REALthings meditation cushion makes it easy for you to sit straight naturally when you meditate.

REALthings, 652 Huron Street,Unit #1 Toronto, ON, Canada, M5R 2R9

Call us: 416-788-3755