Kapok is a buoyant, cotton like fiber that drops as seed pods from the ceiba tree in tropical climates. It’s incredibly soft, luxurious and provides lots of natural qualities which makes it ideal for pillows.
Kapok is the perfect plant-based alternative to down feathers. In fact we found it performs better as the fibres maintain its shape much like memory foam.
Natural qualities of kapok:
- Free from toxic materials that you find in many pillows
- It's compostable and biodegradable
Here is a the kapok fibre inside its fruit husk which naturally falls the ground on a seasonal basis:
The Kapok (Ceiba Pentandra) tree in all its glory. These trees can live for 300 years.