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Author Topic: Where to find buckwheat pillows?  (Read 10129 times)
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« on: 04 May 2003, 17:59:00 PM »
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Where can I find pillows stuffed with buckwheat? Slept really well in them but it was at a hotel. Can I find them here?

Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: 04 May 2003, 19:46:00 PM »
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Is it you gigi? Yes, we did have a good time, didn't we? And these pillows are really great!  
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« Reply #2 on: 04 May 2003, 21:45:00 PM »
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try esplanade.
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« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2003, 8:54:00 AM »
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I've seen these pillows here, but just cannot remember exactly where!  I believe it was at a healthfood store-perhaps the one in Tanglin mall- called (I think) Brown Rice.  you could try other health food stores, also.  
Do these pillows help induce sleep???  And do they prevent serious, aching neck and shoulder muscle pains which regular pillows cause?  I will try anything for a full, comfortable, natural night's sleep!!
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« Reply #4 on: 06 May 2003, 9:29:00 AM »
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I think Watson's.
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« Reply #5 on: 06 May 2003, 9:40:00 AM »
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As a kid I worked on a buckwheat farm - only 20 years later, do I find out what they use the stuff for.  

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« Reply #6 on: 06 May 2003, 14:41:00 PM »
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Insom-too, all I know is that they were really comfortable the minute your head was on the pillow, and I had a good, comfortable sleep through the night. Best pillow I've used ever. Good enough for me to want to get one!

Thanks - will try health food stores and esplanade (were you thinking the tatami shop?).

HoD: imagine the business opportunity should you have known earlier!

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« Reply #7 on: 06 May 2003, 14:47:00 PM »
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Well I am glad that I did all that really hard work for meagre pay (the farmer was a tyrant), so that some people can sleep more easily  
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« Reply #8 on: 06 May 2003, 14:52:00 PM »
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What about setting up a nonprofit organisation which sows buckwheat, taking away the middleman and giving most of the profits to farmers, AND at the same time promote good sleep?
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« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2003, 19:20:00 PM »
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Saw them in Isetan, Shaw Centre yesterday.  Very expensive $200 + but available in all thicknesses.
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« Reply #10 on: 07 May 2003, 14:12:00 PM »
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Why don`t you just buy some buckwheat at the healthfood shop and stuff it into a pillow. Costs around 8-10 buck a kilo. Do they use the spelts or the whole grain?
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« Reply #11 on: 07 May 2003, 14:24:00 PM »
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Buckwheat has grains?
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« Reply #12 on: 07 May 2003, 19:31:00 PM »
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Can't afford Isetan ones! Buying buckwheat and then stuffing it into a case should be a much cheaper option - do they really sell buckwheat by the kilo here?

They need to be buckwheat hulls I think.

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« Reply #13 on: 07 May 2003, 21:22:00 PM »
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Hi,

Buckwheat is a plant similar to cereals, which produces quite a tasty edible seed. My 3year old actually loves it cooked like rice.

Don`t think you can buy the hulls here.
In Germany, spelt hull cushions are very popular for the same reasons. Hildegard von Bingen, a famous medieval healer, promoted the healing properties of spelt, an ancestor of modern wheat.

Maybe someone can bring it for you from Germany.
If you search the net, you could look for `Dinkel` and `Kissen`, for spelt and pillow.
Should definitely cost less than 200 SGD....!

Good luck

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« Reply #14 on: 07 May 2003, 21:24:00 PM »
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Why not go back to that hotel and stuff one in your suitcase?
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