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Welcome to Secret Projects, a UK registered social enterprise, creating work for women in India

What is a Secret Pillow?

The Secret Pillow is…

A gorgeous and stylish pillow that unfolds into a charming blanket. Originating from the age-old and creative world of quilting, it is sometimes known as a ‘Quillow', a quilt that folds into a pillow.

Each one of these delightful pillows is lovingly hand made by women in India from 100% cotton with wadding made from recycled plastic, and come in a wide range of designs and colours, making it easy to find the perfect one for you.


The demand for the Secret Pillow means that we are able to give their production to a number of our Maker Groups throughout 5 Indian states from south to north. Read more about our Maker Community here. 

What makes the Secret Pillow unique…

So many things… from it’s myriad of uses to the huge benefits it’s production gives to women. This charming pillow has so many functions! Unfold it to snuggle under whilst watching a film with the kids, as a picnic rug, as beautiful cushions on a sofa in any sitting room or, as one of our customers told us, as a comfy, but great looking pillows on a terrace, on hand to unfold when it gets chilly!  

Yet the Secret Pillow is so much more than a chic accessory to your home… it’s main purpose is to empower women to have the confidence and resources to make choices, thrive and contribute to the strengthening of their communities. 

Visit our shop (go to Shop and Travel) to purchase your Secret Pillow and be part of our journey to empower women in India.

Frequently asked questions about the Secret Pillow

What is a Secret Pillow? 

A Secret Pillow is a charming cushion that unfolds into a blanket. It originates from the world of quilting and is sometimes known as a 'Quillow', a quilt that folds into a pillow.

What are Secret Pillows made of? 

Secret Pillows are produced from 100% cotton fabric with wadding made up of  100% recycled plastic. 

What are the dimensions of a Secret Pillow? 

Standard size Secret Pillow: 43 x 43 cm (folded) / 110 x 150 cm (unfolded) 

Super Square Secret Pillow: 55 x 55 cm (folded) / 147 x 147 cm (unfolded)

Really Tiny Secret Pillow: 8 x 8 cm (folded) / 13 x 18 cm (unfolded) 


Are Secret Pillows suitable for babies? 

We don't recommend Secret Pillow's for the under 3's.  

Safety and the Secret Pillow

Our Secret Pillows have been tested by SGS (www.sgs.com) who have guaranteed the pillows are non-flammable and comply with the requirements of ISO 12952-1:2010.

How do I wash my Secret Pillow? 

Secret Pillows are machine washable at 30 degrees. Please do not tumble dry, dry clean or iron. 

How do I fold up my Secret Pillow? 

Click here to watch a short clip. 

What is a SAMPLE Secret Pillow? 

SAMPLE Secret Pillows are made by women during the training stage of her 4-stage Virtual Training for Empowerment Programme.

Can I send a Secret Pillow as a gift?

Of course! Choose your Secret Pillow and proceed to check out. Let us know in the notes section that it's a gift and you can also write a lovely message, which we will include in a gift card. Add the recipient's name and address into the Shipping section and we will ship directly to them!  Simple and they will love it!