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SHINING LIGHT SERIES - Feathers - Floor Pillow

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    *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 to them. But my family fled Sri Lanka from civil war - from a government who tried to erase my culture and eradicate my people... and for this, as I learn more about our First Nations people and the atrocities committed to them, 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. In June 2021, over 100 bodies are expected to be found in Manitoba and 35 in Saskatchewan.  This is only the beginning of the investigation and a heartbreaking reality is that thousands will be uncovered.  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 three 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 100% of the proceeds will go to the the Legacy of Hope Foundation.  LHF is a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Metis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them.

    For more information on the Legacy of Hope Foundation,
    Our personalized, soft floor pillows 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!

    Environmental Efforts
    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.
     
    Care Instructions
    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.

    Extra Information
    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.

    For turnaround information, please see our Order/Return Policy.

    Your satisfaction and experience with our shop is our highest priority.  
    Please feel free to contact us through our Contact Form with any questions you might have.
     
    For more design ideas and to have input on future designs and products,
    visit us on Instagram @hersunandstars.co.