100% Organic Kapok Pillow
Kapok Pillow, also known as Silk Cotton is a silky-soft fibre and an excellent alternative as bedding pillows to chemical-laden poly-fill, memory foam and nylon.
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Quite often we are asked: Can you wash a kapok pillow?
Here's how to do it:
Remove kapok and wash the outer shell. Refill according to loft needed.
What filling is the best for an Organic Pillow?
With the rise in health-oriented products and a growing consciousness among consumers for quality products that are good for the skin and the body, the organic pillow has taken centre-stage.
An organic pillow could be either an organic cotton pillow, kapok pillow, buckwheat pillow or even a latex pillow. Depending on the firmness or softness you desire, you can opt for one.
However, the kapok pillow stuffing has a multitude of health properties. Not only is it natural with no chemicals, it is also airy, lightweight and wicks away moisture unlike cotton. Hence, Kapok is known as silk cotton. The loft can also be adjusted, and most importantly the answer to 'Can you wash Kapok Pillows' is a yes, unlike other pillows.
Why haven\'t you used memory foam pillows?
Considering foam is a popular material used for pillows, this question helps us get into the reasoning.
Your head is one of the warmest parts of your body. Memory foam is made out of polyurethane, a petroleum-based material that emits volatile compounds (VOCs) that can cause respiratory problems and skin irritation. Foam is added with chemicals to increase its density. While touted as being ideal for mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows, it can cause respiratory problems and skin irritation and retains heat, thereby making your sleep sweaty.
Foam also offgasses or emits smell. It is also not recommended for babies because it traps carbon dioxide and can increase the risk of sudden infant death (SIDS).
Our Kapok Pillow on the other hand is completely natural, picked from tree-pods, contains absolutely no chemicals, is hypoallergenic and provides great support for the neck and head.
I am a side sleeper. Is this pillow suitable for me?
The Kapok Pillow is designed in a way that it suits all types of sleepers since the fill is adjustable. The zippered pillow allows for any addition or removal of the fibre based on the loft you desire.
Also one tends to change the sleeping position several times during the night and hence a person is every type of a sleeper during the course of his/her sleep, for which the pillow is uniquely designed.
Could you explain what exactly a Kapok pillow is?
Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) is a silky-soft fibre that comes from the seed pods of kapok trees. They’re impressive trees that can grow to be 200 feet tall with trunks as wide as 9 feet.
Kapok is a cruelty free down alternative and is also known as silk cotton.
Kapok is an attractive alternative to other fill types like down, feather or synthetic foam because kapok is: safe. It’s free of toxic materials found in many foam pillows. cruelty-free. The practice of gathering feathers and down for use in pillows is far from humane. A compostible and biodegradable resource that reduces waste, a Kapok Pillow provides great support.
Hello. Polyfibre pillows lump over a period of time. Does that happen with the kapok pillow too?
Hi there. Fibre pillows - be it microfibre, hollow fibre or even cotton tend to lump over a period of time. Memory foam on the oher hand is basically petrochemicals. Also polyfibres aren't a good choice for your body and skin, considering the immense amount of chemicals that go into them. Secondly they tend to lump after a few months.
Cotton on the other hand captures moisture. Hence, Kapok is an alternative best suited for pillows. It is natural, hypoallergenic ensuring you don't breathe in chemical-laden vapours. Secondly it wicks moisture as opposed to other pillow fibres. Thirdly it supports the neck and head well. Considering different people like different firmness/softness, the Amouve Organic Kapok Pillow is designed to adjust the fill in varying heights. It is all-in-one and can work wonderfully for just about anyone desiring great sleep.