How to choose the right insert for your cushion

Posted: 27 October 2020

Not all cushion inners are made equal and choosing the right insert will ultimately make all the difference to how your cushions look and feel.



Left to right: Piccolo cushion in Forest, Ava cushion in Seaglass, Como 50cm Square cushion in Laurel, Como 60cm Square cushion in Khaki and Ava cushion in Emerald.


Cushion preference is personal - like choosing a bed pillow. Some prefer support while others like the feeling of sinking into feather. Looks of plump and pert are favoured, while others cannot go past a more lived in and soft appearance. At Weave we like to give our customers choice. This is why we provide two options of inserts: microblend or traditional feather. Both of these options make our beautiful Weave cushions even more luxurious and comfortable in your home.


Choosing the right insert is almost as important as choosing the right cover – if the insert is substandard the cushion will just look cheap and flat. Read on to discover which insert is right for you…





Microblend is a far superior option to the polyester dacron fill that is commonly supplied. Standard polyester inners have a tendency to look plump when you first receive your cushion but in time will irreversibly flatten and lose their form – resulting in a sad and saggy look!


Our special blend of microfibre yarns will stay plump and pert for its lifetime yet soft and supportive, with many people preferring this to traditional feather due to its density and pliability. The microblend cushion inserts have the perfect blend of synthetic microfibres to look, feel and perform just like traditional feather; and yes by nature they are ethically sourced and cruelty free – being the perfect vegan alternative.


We make these inners locally to exclusive precise specifications and weight. The microfibre is encased and finished with a premium cotton cover to allow machine washable and tumble dry care instructions. These inners are also odourless, mildew proof and hypoallergenic so a great choice for those that suffer from allergies.


 Right image - left to right: Ava cushion in Nougat, Chartreuse and Burnish




Feather inners are a favourite with high end designers and stylists for its lived in but elegant look. The stylists hack for a natural looking cushion on set is to employ the ‘karate chop’ to the centre of the cushion. Feather cushions will hold this look as they are easily mouldable whereas our microfibre will bounce back to its original shape. The feather gives a premium weight to your cushions and can be easily moulded to suit your comfort requirements. As feathers will flatten and mould to your body when you lie on them – a little maintenance is required as you will need to plump your feather cushions to ‘fluff’ them up regularly. Feather cushions are also lovely and warm to sit against on a cold night due to feathers natural insulative properties.


For the most plush and comfortable cushion, our premium feather inners are made from 100% white duck feather with a 100% cotton down proof cover. This means no feathers will pierce the cover and escape into your living room. Our feather inners are filled with 1000grams of fill giving a luxurious density to your cushion. We have worked hard with our suppliers to deliver the most ethical, certified and hygienically sourced feathers.  Adhering to the Responsible Down Standard certification and completing a supply chain traceability audit.


Left image - left to right: Ava cushion in Ochre and Burnish.


The choice is personal and both of our options provide a premium look that will do your cover justice. There are pros and cons to both options so we hope we’ve provided you with all the information you need to decide on your perfect inner.




Microblend Insert



• 50/50 Blend of Microfibre and polyester for a soft Feather-like feel

• Quality 100% Cotton Japara cover

• Generous 620g fill weight



• Plump and Pert

• Soft and Supportive

• Vegan Friendly

• Allergy & Odour-free

• Made Locally


Care and Cleaning:

• Machine Washable

• May be tumble dried




Feather Fill Insert



• 100% White Duck Feather

• Quality 100% Cotton Japara cover

• Generous 1000g of fill

• Fully certified including:

• Cleaning and Sterilisation process for feather/down

• Responsible Down Standard Certificate

• Non Live-Plucked products Guarantee

• BSCI Report

• Supply Chain Traceability audit



• Relaxed and easily mouldable

• Warm and insulative


Care and Cleaning:

• Air well before use

• Regular fluffing required

• Machine Washable

• May be tumble dried



Our Como 60cm Square cushion in Khaki.


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