The Flower and Seeds of Kapok
Churchill & Smith uses premium grade A kapok, a natural silk fiber which requires no processing. It is a sustainable, natural and pesticide free product that is sourced from Hawaii, Central America, Burma, India. Kapok fibers are pulled from the seed pods of the majestic kapok tree. Kapok is a fluffy, silky yellowish fiber, similar in feel to milkweed or down. The tree itself is not cut down during harvesting, only the seed pods are removed and the fiber within is extracted.
Why We Use It…
Churchill & Smith uses kapok silk fibers in its products because of the many healthful benefits it provides. Kapok is soft, smooth, hygienic, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly.
Kapok gives you the feel of down but unlike down it holds its shape, does not compress down, and provides buoyancy for years to come.
Kapok is marveled for its unique ability to shape to the body then rebounding instantly to its original fluffy shape. It can be reused for generations, without developing mold or decaying. It’s resilient, lightweight and water resistant, which means it resists mold. It is a cool natural sleeping alternative to down because it is breathable and allows for air circulation.
Kapok is also naturally hypo-allergenic. After harvest, kapok is spun at a high rate of speed and air cleaned, leaving virtually no dust or pod debris. This makes kapok stuffing an excellent choice for environmentally sensitive individuals.
How We Use It…
In The Churchill & Smith pillows we use kapok as a portion of the precisely measured filling in our Patent Pending K-Lex natural blend. Along with latex, we have formed the perfect pillow fill. We have been on a lengthy quest to design, create, and manufacture the “perfect K-Lex pillow” and with the use of all natural kapok, we believe we have done just that!