THIS IS KAPOK
LIGHT & SOFT LIKE SILK – CUDDLY AND PUFFY
The kapok fibre is a particularly soft hollow fibre which is very voluminous due to its high air content and therefore weighs only a fraction of cotton.
This also gives it great properties for bedding and sleeping products, because as a filling material it becomes breathable and has a good heat retention.
The fibre is also coated with a water-repellent wax layer, which causes moisture to be conducted to the outside, thus creating a healthy and dry bed climate.
In the natural bedding sector kapok is a vegan alternative to duck and goose down, which is often obtained by cruelty to animals.
Kapok fibres are related to wood fibres (even if one should not believe it with such a cuddling material) and therefore have a high lignin content. Together with the water-repellent structure, this ensures that moths and mites do not find a breeding ground and makes the products practically anti-allergenic.
The kapok or wool tree (also known as plant down) is an impressive tree, up to 50m high, native to the evergreen forests of Central and South America and the tropical zone of Asia.
The trees grow wild (i.e. not in plantations or monocultures) and are therefore free of fertilizers or sprays.
During the blossoming period in late summer, they produce colourful, large flowers from which the fruit capsule emerges later.
KAPOK FRUIT CAPSULES
At harvest time the fruit capsules are harvested, opened and dried in the sun. In a blower chamber the airy light fibre is separated from the seeds.
After harvesting, there is no further treatment, no washing and no chemical “refinement”. Instead, the fibre is introduced into our products in a completely natural way.