What is Kapok Pillow ? Advantages and Disadvantages

What is Kapok Pillow?

Kapok, or ceiba pentandra, is a tropical tree native to Mexico that flowers, producing a fluffy, cotton-like material containing hundreds of seeds. This light brown, soft fibre is sometimes called silk cotton. Its soft quality makes it a good alternative to down or polyester pillow fill.

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Kapok’s qualities made it a very popular for filling pillows, upholstery, and even life preservers. Kapok’s use dramatically declined upon the introduction of polyester/polyurethane foams, but it is currently experiencing a small revival thanks to its all-natural characteristics.

Advantages of Kapok Pillow :

  • free of the potentially toxic materials in many foam pillows
  • eco-friendly
  • soft texture is a good alternative to those accustomed to foam or down pillows

Disadvantages of Kapok Pillow :

  • extremely flammable
  • quickly develop lumps, much like polyester foam pillows do
  • not moldable, does not hold its shape

Kapok Pillow

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