The ICON™ Winter’s Fawn Cushion was kindly provided to me by Bean Bag Bazaar free of charge in exchange for a fair and unbiased review on Amazon.co.uk. No additional compensation was given in exchange for posting this article on my blog.
The ICON™ Winter’s Fawn Cushion is available in the UK from Comfort Co on Amazon.co.uk at a cost of £14.99 with free P&P or from Bean Bag Bazaar at a cost of £19.99 with free P&P. (Prices correct at time of posting).
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PACKAGING & CONTENTS.
The ICON Winter’s Fawn Cushion was sent to me along with another cushion to review and both were supplied loose within a plain grey plastic courier style pouch. The cushions were not individually wrapped and the only other contents was a delivery note, given the time of year and current weather a silica moisture absorbing sachet would have perhaps been prudent.
The first thing to note is out of the bag both cushions supplied were covered in bits of fluff, dust and lint requiring a thorough going over with a vacuum before use, in fact I actually opted to wash the cover even after vacuuming. Given both cushions were supplied loose this do somewhat beg the question how the cushions are stored prior to sale and postage.
I would strongly advise Bean Bags Bazaar to consider supplying the cushions in a clear plastic wrapper along with a silica moisture absorbing sachet to protect them after manufacturing, during storage and during transit to ensure they at least arrive in clean condition.
Inside the ICON winter’s fawn cushion we find a 46.5cm x 46.5cm (stretched corner to corner) cushion pad measuring approximately 16cm thick that is filled with Hollowfibre. This pad is fitted with an additional white fabric lining that both protects the pad and also makes for easier installation and removal from the cover.
The lining on the pad is non removable secured in place with an overlock stitch along all edges that is suitably strong although a little roughly finished on the edges.
This also bears a small label advising that the pad is made in the UK from 100% Polyester in compliance with the 1988 furniture and finishing fire safety regulations. It also advises that the pad should only be cleaned with a damp sponge and left to air dry and that it should not be hand washed, machine washed, dry cleaned or tumble dried.
The cushion cover is plain on the rear and bears a fawn in a woodland scene that is exactly as per the product listing images on the front.
I have to confess to being unsure how the pattern has been applied to the cushion, it is most certainly not woven and so I can only assume it has been created using some form of printing method.
This cover is constructed from two 43.2cm x 43.2cm panels claimed to be Chenille (a label on the inside advises it is made from 100% polyester) with the seams concealed all the way around.
At the bottom is a 34.5cm wide opening fitted with a small white zip that flows freely without catching even at speed that has been installed slightly recessed so that the bottom edges of the cover partially conceal the zip from view.
The final feature on the outside of the cover is a 1.8cm x 3cm brown tag protruding from the bottom right hand corner seam that bears ICON branding in white.
Inside the cover the concealed seams have been constructed using a single row of stitching alongside a separate overlock stitch on the edges, which unlike the Hollowfibre insert has a far more professional finish.
A label on the inside of the cover advises that it is made from 100% polyester and that it can be machine washed at 30c on a gentle wash but that it must not be bleached, tumble dried or ironed.
It also notes that there is a possible risk of dye transference and so it is perhaps best washed alone or with a dye catcher at least for the first few times that it is washed. (For the record, when I washed the cover along with a Dylon dye catcher it has clearly soaked up a small amount of dye so I would advise using one when you wash the cover). Unlike the internal Hollowfibre pad the label on the inside of the cover does not note its country of origin.
Overall, it’s a nice quality cushion that I would class as being slightly higher in quality to similar products from Wilkos or Dunhelm. Considering the price and looking at alternatives on the market (few fawn style cushions are available, but there are similar designs featuring a stag which appears to be in fashion at the moment) I would say that factoring in P&P the price is about right and that if I saw it in a high street store I would have said £14.99 would be a fair price.
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