What is Kapok?
Kapok is a 100% natural fiber produced by the Kapok tree. These majestic trees can grow up to 70 meters tall and live over 200 years in the rainforests of South America, Eastern Africa and Asia. The kapok trees bear fruit regularly and produce large seed pods containing the silky kapok fibers, sometimes referred to as silk-cotton. We just collect the seed pods, which makes Kapok 100% naturally renewable and no trees (or animals!) are harmed in this process.
Kapok's Natural Strengths
Kapok comes with a long list of natural abilities that all Nsleep products benefit from. The fibers consist of 80% air which makes it the lightest natural fiber on the planet. It provides natural heat regulation, which keeps you cool during warm nights and provides warmth during cooler temperatures. This is a real eye-opener for many of us that live in countries with distinct seasons and are used to having separate winter and summer duvets. This is not necessary with a Kapok duvet.
Kapok is also hypoallergenic - dust mites are simply unable to live and grow within the fibers, which is a great relief to many of us that suffer from allergies. Not to mention that it's water and moisture resistant.
And unlike traditional cotton production, no chemicals, pesticides or herbicides are used when we make our Nsleep products. It's a real win-win for everyone.