Kapok is great when used as a natural vegan fill for pillows, cushions, dolls, zafus, poufs, mediation cushions and so much more. It is a natural and vegan alternative to down and polyester,
Kapok is lighter than cotton, and is soft to the touch like down, yet provides support in a way not even synthetic materials can match. If you like clean and sustainable products, you'll love kapok. And if you love soft pillows, you'll settle for nothing else. Kapok is often referred to as "vegan down" and is completely plant based!
Naturally organic, kapok fiber is one of the most sustainable crops, because the Ceiba pentandra, commonly known as kapok or silk-cotton tree grows naturally and needs no pesticides or irrigation. The kapok is harvested from the seed pods that are dropped from the tree. These trees grow in rainforest regions, meaning your purchase of kapok is helping to preserve the life of a tree as it does not need to be cut down to harvest kapok as well as encourage local economies in Indonesia and other tropical regions. Almost no work is required to turn the raw material into bedding fiber: it's manually picked clean, spun, and sent to us!
Care: Sorry, due to kapok being a natural, unprocessed fiber, we do not suggest washing or submerging it in water, it will ruin the consistency of the fiber :(. When working with kapok, we strongly recommend being in a well ventilated are and protecting your eyes as well as wearing a mask as the fibers are super silky and light!