Kapok fiber is known in South India as Illavum Panjuh or Silk Cotton, its wrapped inside the husk like fruit of the kapok tree (ceiba pentandra). It is not related to cotton and has five times the density of cotton. Surprisingly it is one of the lightest natural fibers available for commercial use. Just like wool, these fibers are also thermally adept keeping your body cold or warm
Besides being a natural fill compared to mass foam pillows, the cellulosic fibers of kapok are naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to mites and dust. They are just like wool and naturally repel moisture, making the growth of mold, microorganisms tough to sustain. Kapok pillows are made with hand adding to the charm, a definte premium upgrade to any foam based pillow.
Organic Kapok pillows comprise of lustrous, yellowish brown fibers with a composition of 64% cellulose, 13% lignin and 23% pentosan. Cellulose has a lot of advantages being inexhaustible, adept for easy processing, renewable, biodegradable and bio-compatible. It also has a coating of waterproof wax cutin on the fiber surface. All of these make filling in Kapok pillows to be moisture-resistant, buoyant, resilient, soft, but maintaining its structural strength.
Research has proven that non-natural pillows can cause reproductive problems and neurological development issues through chemicals and toxic materials in its layers. Kapok grows naturally in tropical forests without any need for chemical treatment providing a safe option for a night full of healthy breathing. It is wild harvested and available without the use of fertilizers, chemicals and pesticides.