With the rising global temperature concern and people’s consciousness about sustainability rising, it is time to start looking for eco-friendly substances for daily needs. It includes the material for your pillow, cushion, and bed using kapok fiber. But what is it? And what are the uses of this organic material? To give you proper detail, read the following information.

About Kapok Tree, pods, and fiber

Before learning further, Kapok is a name for a tree that produces a cotton-like fluff from its seed pods. However, the traditional gatherer also calls the fluff kapok. However, the mass public and international call the fluff kapok fiber. It is a common organic substance for pillow filling, cushion, or bedding stuffing. It is also found in many products with stuffing inside.

Generally, the tree and its fiber are mostly cultivated in south-east Asia. It is because the nature of the kapok tree needs tropical rainforest habitat. The tall 60-70 meters (200-300 feet) tree will shed its leave and open its seeds to reveal the pod consisting of the soft whitish fiber. The natural fiber will later go through a long processing method to make it clean and useable as filling.

The general uses of Kapok fluff and fiber

Generally, kapok fiber is used as the stuffing of pillow, bedding, sofa, and upholstery industries. As time goes, the characteristic of kapok increases its prospective uses for life-saving equipment, soundproof cover, thermal insulation, walls, and many more. All because kapok has natural water and moisture resistance quality, light, floats, and can insulate warm.

Kapok has been the old traditional material for bedding, pillow, or cushion filling. It is considered as one of the sustainable materials that have a lot of benefits for users and the environment. Even though the organic material is overshadowed with foam material, going back to it can give a solution to improve carbon emission. It is also a good substance with many uses

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