About Us


Mother Earth Designs, Inc was founded in 1995 in Arnold, MO by Karen Kowal, a Registered Nurse and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.  Karen was actively involved for 30 years in the field of nursing, then became a Massage Therapist in 1994.  She had searched for natural products for her own use after dealing with personal chronic pain.  As her practice grew after 1994, she began creating and developing more product designs for her clients, family and friends.  

Using an old Singer Sewing machine in the basement, drying herbs from her own garden, the early years were spent creating consistent designs, finding quality raw materials and fabric that met the quality level she desired.  As word spread, more folks came to ask for the 'Pillow-Lady' for products for not only pain but also for comfort and to reduce stress of everyday.  Karen and her daughter Nicole worked for two years from her home.  But eventually, the business grew and it was time to move to a commercial location.  This location lasted for 9 years. 

In 2007, a new location was found for production and office space... and a separate Retail and Massage location was opened.  Mother Earth Natural Solutions was located in Arnold, MO and offered a wide array of Mother Earth Pillows®, natural Self-Care products and therapeutic massage by MO Licensed Massage Therapists, all Nationally Certified.  

Nicole McClain served as Vice President of the company for 16 years and is Karen's daughter.  She ran the show while Karen trekked across the country exhibiting at conferences and conventions. 

Karen explains, "I would not have been able to do this if it were not for the help of Nicole! She has given so much of her time to keep Mother Earth running while raising her family".

In August 2015, Karen sold the company to Jeff Evenson and his wife Laura.  Jeff and Laura are very excited to grow Mother Earth Pillows into a nationally-recognized, earth-friendly brand carried in major retailers and well-known salons and spas.  With a background in business ownership in the wellness industry, Jeff and Laura have the business acumen and discipline to carry on the great legacy created by Karen for 20 years.

Our pillows are made using the natural bounty of Mother Earth using natural grains, herbs, spices and fabric. No synthetics have been used in our products. Our hand-crafted designs are created with love and joy by the staff of Mother Earth Pillows, LLC with your comfort in mind.

We salute those who learn to listen to their body and take responsibility, along with their health-care givers, in their own personal state of health and well-being.

Our products are now known and loved by individuals and professionals for their natural approach of relieving pain, tension and discomfort. All of our designs have many and varied therapeutic uses to empower folks to try the natural approach. Mother Earth Pillows® have become products of high quality and effectiveness and are recognized by those who desire natural solutions which can be used at any time and any place.