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
- 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