*As a child from an immigrant family - my thoughts, feelings, and relationship with Canada is conflicted. I am so grateful that Canada took in my family during a time that many doors were shut. But my family fled Sri Lanka from civil war - from a government who tried to erase our culture and eradicate my people... and for this, as I learn more about our First Nations people, my perspectives have widened, parallels have been drawn and my empathy has grown. It is so difficult to not see what happened to my people happening right here in my own backyard to the Aboriginal community in Canada.
In May 2021, the remains of 215 First Nations children were found in an unmarked mass grave at the Kamloops Residential School. For those who are unaware, Residential Schools were created by the Canadian federal government (with aid from the church), to essentially commit cultural genocide. Native children were taken from homes, separated from the cultures and families, so that they could assimilate and be part of Canadian culture. The residential schools were notorious for having horrible living conditions, unsanitary drinking water, and children were verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually abused. It's reported that some of the children whose remains were found were as young as 3 years old - this hit me especially hard as the news came out on my daughter's third birthday. I can't imagine what those children went through, what their families went through, and my heart breaks at their loss on so many levels.
This design was created in honour of those children, their families, and all of the ones that have yet to be found. It is the third design to be brought into our Shining Light Series and a portion of the proceeds will go to Anishnawbe Health Toronto (AHT). AHT’s model of health care is based on Indigenous culture and traditions and as a result, AHT is the only facility in Toronto that cares for Indigenous clients with both western and traditional approaches to health care. Anishnawbe Health Toronto is a fully accredited health centre, accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). AHT's mission is to improve, support, and promote the health, well-being, and healing of Aboriginal people in spirit, mind, emotion, and body within a multi-disciplinary health care model.
For more information on the Anishnawbe Health Toronto organization: https://aht.ca/
Our personalized, soft pet beds are the comfiest pillows you will ever lay on. They are made from minky - a top quality, extremely plush fabric (100% polyester) and are handmade in Canada. This product comes with an extremely comfy pillow insert sized 30" x 45", placed into a case that is approximately 26" x 40" - optimized for a more plump, plush feel. The pillowcase comes with a zipper enclosure which makes machine washing a breeze! Choose from a variety of languages, fonts, colours, and sizes to customize your floor pillow exactly as you like it! These pillows are perfect for your child's playroom, a book nook to snuggle up and read, or your home theatre for movie night!
We always strive to have earth-friendly packaging at Her Sun & Stars Co. Please place your cellophane packing slip and product care card in your recycling bin when you are done with them. The mailer in which your package is sent in depends on the shipping address - please follow instructions on the mailer to see if it recommended to be recycled or composted.
Remove pillow case from insert before washing.
Cleaning Products: Recommended to use paraben-free detergents labelled “sensitive-skin” or “eco-friendly”.
Avoid: Fabric softener, detergents with fabric softener, detergents with dye and scents. Pods are not recommended.
Wash: Wash your blanket on the cold-delicate setting.
Dry: Hang to dry or tumble dry in no-heat/air-dry setting.
Insert should be spot cleaned only.
Please note colours may print slightly darker or lighter than what appears on your screen due to colour calibration settings on monitors. Pushing against the grain of the fabric may show very small white flecks as a result of printing restrictions on pile height.
Unless we are provided specific preferences (font, colour, etc.) in the Notes section, your proof will be sent to you in the same format of your selected sample image in the product gallery.
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