This item sold on March 11, 2013.
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Want to know more about Kapok?!!!
The silky down that is inside the seeds of a silk-cotton tree named the kapok tree. (kapok tree), Ceiba pentandra, of the East Indies, Africa, and tropical America: It is light, fluffy, resilient, and resistant to water and decay. It is used as a stuffing, especially for life preservers, bedding, and upholstery, and for insulation against sound and heat.
Kapok is extracted from the seedpod of the kapok tree.
The tree is grown chiefly in mainland Asia and in Indonesia.
Sometimes called silk cotton or Java cotton, kapok fiber is moisture-resistant, quick-drying, resilient, buoyant, lightweight, completely hypo-allergenic, dust mite and mold resistant and odorless.
Kapok's superior resilient qualities are in its very growing. Kapok, an epiphyte plant, gets its nutrients from the air, which it uses to create fine, air-filled tubes of golden silky fiber. Therefore, chemicals are not needed for this crop to grow. Nor is the ground tilled, which keeps the rainforest alive and healthy.
It can support as much as 30 times its own weight in water and loses only 10 percent of buoyancy over a 30-day period. It is eight times lighter than cotton and, thanks to its vacuum fibers, extremely thermal-insulating. Since kapok fiber is lightweight, non- allergic, non-toxic, resistant to mold and mildew rot and is odorless, it is starting to become more popular here in the States. Unfortunately, due the fact that it is inelastic and too fragile, it can't be spun into yarns. Its outstanding characteristics of lightness, impermeability, thermal-insulation and eco-naturality are very appealing to people with allergies, chemical sensitivities and a desire to use natural and sustainable resources.