Kapok fiber comes from the seed pod of a Ceiba tree which is grown naturally in tropical rain forests. Commonly found in Mexico, Central America and in the Caribbean. All our Kapok comes from Indonesia.
HOW IS KAPOK SUSTAINABLE
The Kapok fiber is extracted from the seed and the tree itself does not have to be harvested to obtain the fiber. The tree grows naturally in the rain forest and no harmful insecticides or pesticides are needed in the growth process . The by-product of the fiber (the seed pod) can be composted or used to make oil which are beneficial to pigs (Irie, 1990). Lastly, kapok is 100% compostable.
BENEFITS OF KAPOK
- Resists clumping
- Returns to original form and does not bundle like cotton
- 100% non-toxic
- 100% sustainable resource
Kapok is used as a stuffing in our inserts.