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MONARCH HABITAT RESTORATION

Tenacious and persistent, like the milkweed plant, Monarch Flyway cultivates new uses for milkweed. Migrating Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed for survival but milkweed stands are disappearing due to urban expansion and farm management practices. Monarch migration is likewise threatened. Our mission is to develop commercially successful products based on sustainably grown and harvested milkweed in order to preserve Monarch butterfly habitat.

ABOUT MILKWEED

OUR MESSAGE TO YOU

OUR MESSAGE TO YOU

Protecting and restoring wild milkweed stands in the United States and Canada is the only way to save the magnificent Monarch migration. Developing high-value products and using sustainably harvested wild milkweed will preserve and restore Monarch butterfly habitat across North America.

We founded Ogallala Comfort Company and developed Hypodown®, a cozy, durable, and comfortable sleeping product made from soft, silky milkweed fibers (Syriaca Clusters). Our company has been collecting milkweed pods for almost 30 years — long before most people realized the benefits and importance of milkweed. As much as we tried to educate and explain the significance of milkweed seed in Monarch habitat restoration, most people were not interested in planting it until recently. We feel blessed to be in a position to have the seed supply available for people interested in restoring Monarch habitat. Our discovery of the pain relieving properties of milkweed oil led to the development of Milkweed Balm, a topical pain reliever. We sponsor a milkweed pod collection program to send raw milkweed pods to our processing center.

Join us on our mission to embrace biodiversity and economic development by using creativity and our favorite renewable, natural resource: milkweed.

Sincerely,
The Monarch Flyway Team

MONARCHS, BUTTERFLIES, AND DREAMS

MONARCHS, BUTTERFLIES, AND DREAMS

Monarch butterflies are beautiful and fascinating with an unparalleled annual journey. Milkweed is luxurious and amazing, but disappearing. Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed during their migration. Our goal is to restore and preserve Monarch butterfly habitat by developing products based on sustainably grown and harvested milkweed raw materials.

Monarch Flyway is the world’s largest supplier of wild-crafted, sustainably harvested milkweed products. Habitat restoration is our favorite use for seed and we supply large quantities for land reclamation, highway beautification and smaller quantities for personal butterfly gardens. If the thought of milkweed isn’t warm and fuzzy enough, did you know you can sleep with it too? Hypodown® is a combination of white goose down and Syriaca Clusters, or milkweed fluff sold by Ogallala Comfort Company. Until recently, no one wanted to plant much milkweed seed, so we started pressing it for oil in an attempt to make it useful. Wow! We found a gem. Milkweed seed oil can be used as a topical pain reliever so we created Milkweed Balm. Don’t worry, Monarchs are our first priority, but when you’ve been collecting milkweed for almost 30 years, some of that seed isn’t worth planting anymore. We focus on Monarch Sustainability by helping people feed their families with the money they collect from hand picking milkweed pods. Milkweed is a perennial and grows from its roots each year. Since seeds fall out of the bags as people pick, more and more milkweed is available for Monarchs in the area every year. We firmly believe BOTH Monarchs and people should benefit from a healthy ecosystem.

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MONARCHS, BUTTERFLIES, AND DREAMS

MONARCHS, BUTTERFLIES, AND DREAMS

Monarch butterflies are beautiful and fascinating with an unparalleled annual journey. Milkweed is luxurious and amazing, but disappearing. Monarch butterflies depend upon milkweed during their migration. Our goal is to restore and preserve Monarch butterfly habitat by developing products based on sustainably grown and harvested milkweed raw materials.

Monarch Flyway is the world’s largest supplier of wild-crafted, sustainably harvested milkweed products. Habitat restoration is our favorite use for seed and we supply large quantities for land reclamation, highway beautification and smaller quantities for personal butterfly gardens. If the thought of milkweed isn’t warm and fuzzy enough, did you know you can sleep with it too? Hypodown® is a combination of white goose down and Syriaca Clusters, or milkweed fluff sold by Ogallala Comfort Company. Until recently, no one wanted to plant much milkweed seed, so we started pressing it for oil in an attempt to make it useful. Wow! We found a gem. Milkweed seed oil can be used as a topical pain reliever so we created Milkweed Balm. Don’t worry, Monarchs are our first priority, but when you’ve been collecting milkweed for almost 30 years, some of that seed isn’t worth planting anymore. We focus on Monarch Sustainability by helping people feed their families with the money they collect from hand picking milkweed pods. Milkweed is a perennial and grows from its roots each year. Since seeds fall out of the bags as people pick, more and more milkweed is available for Monarchs in the area every year. We firmly believe BOTH Monarchs and people should benefit from a healthy ecosystem.

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OUR BRANDS

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Ogallala Comfort Products
You have to breathe, you have to eat and you have to sleep! When you sleep your body replaces cells, reenergizes muscles and refreshes our attitude so we can face a new day. Yet most of us don't get enough sleep so we're tired, cranky, and can't perform at our best. Ogallala's luxurious line of hypoallergenic comforters, pillows, and mattress enhancers can ensure coziness and a better night's sleep.

Hypodown® is an innovative combination of the finest white goose down and Syriaca Clusters. Syriaca is not a synthetic, nor is it used as a down filler. It is a hollow hypoallergenic fiber from the pods of milkweed plants and is non-treated. Milkweed traps and suppresses allergens found in down that cause allergic reactions, making the product naturally hypoallergenic. Syriaca makes the down more breathable, more durable, and helps the body regulate temperature by wicking moisture away from the body faster than down by itself (or synthetic down).
Milkweed Balm
Easing Life’s Pains Milkweed Balm is all-natural anti-inflammatory topical pain reliever made from wild-crafted milkweed seed oil, and other organic oils including: shea butter, soybean, and jojoba. Cold-pressed milkweed seed oil contains high concentrations of Omega 3 and Omega 7 fatty acids as well as antioxidants, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and zinc.

Milkweed Balm relieves pain and restores mobility in a variety of circumstances. Milkweed Balm helps speed recovery and ease the pain of sports injuries, decreases neuropathic pain caused by a variety of conditions, relieves stiffness of arthritis and provides relief for migraine headaches. Simply apply Milkweed Balm to affected area(s) for pain relief. The effect is cumulative so the more you apply in the beginning the less you need to apply in the future to control pain. Milkweed Balm is available as a cream or roll-on.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

Questions? Call us: 800-621-3696

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OUR MESSAGE TO YOU

Protecting and restoring wild milkweed stands in the United States and Canada is the only way to save the magnificent Monarch migration. Developing high-value products and using sustainably harvested wild milkweed will preserve and restore Monarch butterfly habitat across North America.

We founded Ogallala Comfort Company and developed Hypodown®, a cozy, durable, and comfortable sleeping product made from soft, silky milkweed fibers (Syriaca Clusters). Our company has been collecting milkweed pods for almost 30 years — long before most people realized the benefits and importance of milkweed. As much as we tried to educate and explain the significance of milkweed seed in Monarch habitat restoration, most people were not interested in planting it until recently. We feel blessed to be in a position to have the seed supply available for people interested in restoring Monarch habitat. Our discovery of the pain relieving properties of milkweed oil led to the development of Milkweed Balm, a topical pain reliever. We sponsor a milkweed pod collection program to send raw milkweed pods to our processing center.

Join us on our mission to embrace biodiversity and economic development by using creativity and our favorite renewable, natural resource: milkweed.

Sincerely,
The Monarch Flyway Team

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