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Meet Ece Diler of Pillow.LA in Silver Lake

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ece Diler.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am an artist who loves to express herself and vision with any possible tool I can get my hands around. My art varies from painting to filmmaking, filmmaking to design. I think they all contribute to each other. My pillow business started with myself wanting to get some pillows for my bench in my garden. I was in search of cute and cozy designs. While my search was going on, I have come across with these “Mud Cloth” fabrics which have originated in Mali, Africa. I thought to myself these would make good, boho pillows. I got my materials and started playing around with them. I came up with a couple of designs for myself.

After I put them on my bench, they have received much attention. My friends started asking where I got the pillows, and after learning I have made them, they started asking If I could make some for them. All this attention got me thinking, “Mmm… maybe I should turn my love of design to business. So here we are today. The company is still getting many attentions. All of the fabrics are handmade in Mali, and once they arrive at me, I make each pillow by myself. All of the stitches, the buttons, and the button hooks are handmade. I wanted to keep my pillows as natural as possible. I also make the inserts to make sure; my costumers can enjoy good quality pillows wıth comfortable fillings.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The process is a long one. Because all of the pillows are hand made one by one, the making process takes time, but I would say It has been a smooth road for my company and me because I enjoy the process of creating. There are so many opportunities in Los Angeles once you create something and want to put it out there and I was lucky enough to get some attention from the day one and my company has been able to meet the expenses of my materials and the spaces I rent so far. My dream at the moment is to able to make enough profit to open a permanent shop. I believe that with hard work, I can also achieve this goal.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Pillow.LA – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a pillow company that focuses on handmade decorative pillows. For our products, we use a special cloth that originated in Africa. The fabric is called “Mud Cloth.” The clothes are hand knitted and have hand pressed pattern prints on them. Once the fabrics are brought to the US, we purchase them from our supplier and turn them into handmade pillows. What sets us apart from the rest of the companies is that all of our products are handmade. I create my designs where I mix and match different designs of fabrics with each other. I am proud of myself for putting together unique products where I can play and put my vision forward. I feel happy when the customers love what I have created and taken it home where it will bring warmth to their homes.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I plan to open a shop where I can display all of my pillows and welcome my customers permanently. I also want to connect with the interior designers and help them decorate the spaces with my pillows.

Pricing:

  • The Large Floor Pillows are $185
  • The Large Bedroom Pillows are $115
  • The Large Lumbar Pillows are in between $70- $85
  • The Small Lumbar Pillows are $45
  • The Standart Size Pillows are in between $55-$65

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