If a pillow contains a zipper, would that pillow be muktzeh on Shabbos, and if not, would the zipper itself be muktzeh on Shabbos, even when it is attached to the pillow?

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    The basis of the question seems to be assuming that a zipper is Muktzeh. Just about every pair of men's pants and (as far as I know) most women's dresses have zippers, and I have never heard of any problem with wearing them. Can you clarify why you would think a zipper on a pillow would be problematic? – Salmononius2 Aug 9 '20 at 3:30
  • @Salmononius2 - a zipper not attached to anything is surely Muktza. And zipping up pillows is possibly not permissible, as we discussed here - judaism.stackexchange.com/q/88772/501 – Danny Schoemann Aug 9 '20 at 8:10

As we already discussed here, it's a debate among Poskim if a zipper meant to be zipped for long periods of time, like a pillow, can be zipped on Shabbat.

However, the pillow itself is the important part and the zipper is simply a minor detail, hence it wouldn't make the pillow muktza.

A zipper not attached to anything has no use on Shabbat and should probably be muktza.

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