Twin size pillow - 20 x 28 inches.
Outer casing made of cambric (of organic cotton). Kapok filling.
Kapok pillows are soft and comfortable. Kapok fiber (see below) naturally repels insects, making the pillows hypo-allergenic for those with dust-mite allergies.
Together with its high-quality cambric casing, kapok pillows feel soft and silky against your skin.
Local traditions claim that kapok purifies the soul and brings pleasant dreams.
Tumble dry with 2 tennis balls for best results.
CEIBA is a subsidiary of LANACare.
Kapok fiber is a cellulose fiber that comes from the Kapok tree – a tree that grows in the rain forest, in the sub and tropical zone like South America, Africa and Asia. It can reach a height to 100m high, have a trunk of 3m in diameter and lives to 300 years old. The kapok tree is very important for the ecological balance in the rainforest, that by itself is called “lungs of the world”. This fantastic tree is the home for birds and also other plants.
The ancient Mayan people believed that when you die, the soul climbs to the top of a kapok tree and then you are in heaven.
Kapok fiber comes from the pod, which is the fruit. A full size kapok tree produces 500-4000 pods in one season. The pods are harvested without cutting down the tree, helping prevent deforestation. There is no spraying of pesticides, insecticides, nor artificial watering.
Kapok fiber is the lightest fiber in the world, 8 times lighter than cotton fiber. It is covered with a thin layer of wax, that contains a substance that prevents insects and other pests from attacking the kapok tree and fruit. Therefore no mites can thrive in the kapok, making it especially suitable for people suffering from dust-mite allergies.
Kapok fiber is perfectly breathable and clean, contains thermo-insulating properties, yet is very light and soft. It is also called “the poor man’s silk” due to its fabulous qualities and purity.
The whole kapok pod is used in the harvest. Kapok fiber – for filling mattresses or bedding (as CEIBA); Oil is produced from kapok seeds and the rest is used as cattle food. Kapok shell is hard and woody therefore it is used as fire wood.