“ THE VEGETABLE WOOL ”
What is kapok?
Kapok is a sustainable material created the same way as cotton but more delicate. Kapok tree is found in the tropical rainforest and stands towering above all other tree at heights of 20-30 meters. Kapok seeds are brown and round like peas and are found inside the pods. The pods are smooth and light green in color and they burst open while still on tree after the leaves have fallen. It is a super comfy and eco-friendly alternative to polyester fill perfect to use in pillows, duvets, upholstery, and dolls.
Why is kapok the best?
Kapok trees are widely grown in all parts of Thailand. Kapok fibers texture is soft and smooth to touch, providing a supportive yet fluffy feel. It is washable, odorless and far more durable than wool. It has a unique quality similar to high quality down with none of the allergens. The Kapok fiber is water resistant, quick drying, resilient and buoyant, which is why it was used in life preservers. Kapok is a 100% organic material. It does not need to be treated with chemical to make it safe or healthy for human being use as it is naturally healthy and safe. Thai’s kapok is very clean. We use clean fiber for textile.
Advantages of kapok
Kapok is naturally warm fiber. When it is produced to garments that use in daily life, that can retain warm. Warmth retaining of kapok fabric is better than cotton fabric (test on the same quality fabric).
Non-toxic and Chemical-free
Kapok does not need to be treated with chemicals to make it safe or healthy for human being use as it is naturally healthy and safe. Thus, kapok is 100% natural and organic fiber.
Kapok is one of the few sustainable rainforest products that is 100% organic does not have adverse effect on the environment in its growing, production, and by its product.
Kapok fiber is naturally hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and dust mite resistant. The kapok fiber naturally repels moisture, making it unsuitable for mold, mildew and bacteria to thrive in.