After opening the pod with a knife or cutter the wool fibre pours out and is marvellously soft.
Wool pod pure nature
In the case of wool pod kapok it is one of the fruits of the kapok tree, that as well is called wool tree. So kapok is a plant-based natural fibre. Kapok trees grow up to a hight of 50 meters and grow wildly in tropical countries like Brazil, Indonesia or India.
Ecologically harmless and sustained raw material
The kapok fibre especially under the aspects of the ecological sustainability is a ecologically harmless raw material of really high quality. Because most of the kapok trees grow wildly the do not need the use of chemical sprays or fertiliser or watering. Furthermore for the processing of the kapok fibre no chemical editing processes are necessary.
- kapok: length 20-35 cm
- botanically: Ceiba pentandra
- per piece
- origin: roman province North Africa
The plant fibre extracted out of wool pod kapok is considered after the poplar fibre as one of the naturally lightest hollow fibres of the world. Kapok fibre contain circa 80 % air. That causes, that the kapok is really heat insulating and breathable.
Kapok out of the wool pod already since the thirties of the previous century is used as stuffing for ice jackets and lifebelts. As well you use kapok from the wool pod kapok, because it is soft, heat insulating and breathable, normally it is used as padding for mattresses, blankets or pillows.
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