Why Kapok?


Why not? Ha ha just kidding. If you have gotten this far, you must be at least a little curious about this funny sounding fiber. 

First, a little history. Kapok, also known as Ceiba comes from tropical rainforests, It originates from Central and South America, but it can be found in West Africa and Southeast Asia today. Kapok is a silky, cottony, fluffy, light weight fiber, I know that's a lot of adjectives, but trust me, it's the best way to describe it.

 

Kapok is awesome in pillows, cushions, pet beds, stuffed animals or dolls. It feels most similar to that of a down pillow, but I think more supportive and not as soft. It is also 100% vegan, so no harm to our feathered friends! My opinion is kapok pillows are great for those who like the feeling of down pillows and overall softer, supportive pillows, that are not flat, you know the kind you like to hug and squeeze. 

The down side, is it is not washable, you cannot submerge this fiber in water as it WILL ruin the consistency and feel. Kapok cushions, pet beds and such can lose shape over time and pillows can feel a bit lumpy after some use, don't worry, this is just the natural fiber reacting to your natural oils and sweat. You can totally offset this by throwing your pillow or cushion in the dryer on a no/low heat setting in the dryer for like 20 minutes, thank me later! 

 


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