White Lotus Natural Kapok

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Nothing compares to kapok. Softer and lighter than down, perfectly compressible for pillows, and naturally harvested from the Ceiba tree, kapok is the ideal filling for a pillow.

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Nothing compares to kapok. Softer and lighter than down, perfectly compressible for pillows, and naturally harvested from the Ceiba tree, kapok is the ideal filling for a pillow. Kapok is harvested from seed pods that are dropped from trees in tropical rain forest regions, meaning your purchase of kapok is helping to preserve the life of a tree and 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! 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 a natural fiber that comes from the Ceiba Tree in Central America. Kapok fibers come from the trees seed pods, which shed seasonally, meaning there is no machinery required to harvest them.  With a silky and fluffy consistency, kapok has the benefits of being fluffy like down, but plant-based like cotton, making it a wonderful vegan down alternative.

Kapok – Vegan & Sustainable alternative to down, Best for sleepers who want a super soft, fluffy pillow; White Lotus best-selling sleep pillow!

🐥 Soft & fluffy, similar to down pillows (minus the animal products)

🌳 A vegan, sustainable fiber from the Ceiba Tree

🌱 Hypoallergenic & Ethically sourced

👌 Hand-stuffed your own pillow to avoid lumps & customizable so you can find the perfect firmness

 

HISTORY OF KAPOK

  • Kapok fibers were in the all-natural life preservers used by G.I.s in World War II.
  • In 1920, explorers conquering Mt. Everest typically wore high-altitude boots with kapok insulation, leather outers, gaiters, and crampons
  • Kapok fibers are one eight (0.08) the weight of cotton.
  • Kapok was one of the first ancient non-food plants cultivated across Southeast Asia.
  • Kapok was routinely used for pillows before goose down; Kapok is Retro Green.
  • HERE’S A GOOD ONE THAT SUPPORTS WHY KAPOK IS BETTER THAN GOOSE DOWN:
    • In theory, as the down moults naturally, the birds shouldn’t mind if it’s taken. The reality: goose down is the byproduct of keeping millions of birds around the world in cages, the lion’s share before they are slaughtered for cheap meat or foie gras.  Therefore, buying down products carries the high risk of making you complicit in this industry.
  • Kapok is a vegetable down. It’s been used for years in the maritime industry because of its buoyancy.  In the 1940s, all sorts of items – life belts, seating cushions, mattresses — were filled with Kapok, which is water repellant and enables it to keep afloat from 30 to 35 times its weight.  Ordinary cork can only support 5 times its weight. — article in Grey River Argus, 16-October 1907, which was published 107 years ago to the day!!!

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