Unlike traditional pillows, the pillow forms (inserts) brought to you by Hardin Mfg. Company in Hendersonville, North Carolina, are meant to stuff inside other materials to make throw pillows and decorative pillows.
The alternative to down is a synthetic and hypo-allergenic material, which is similar to the polyester fiber. The fine material goes through a process that pulls it apart and chops it up, which gives it the same look and feel of down. This unique material is the closest to down without being down, and it's more cost effective.