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Kapok. Did you know kapok floats even when fibers get wet?

Kapok. Did you know kapok floats even when fibers get wet?

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Kapok fiber by the pound

Soft as kitten's fur, kapok is a plant material foraged from the seedpods from the Ceiba Pentandra tree from Indonesia.

Fluffy and extremely lightweight, kapok is great for filling pillows, duvets, cushions, or any upholstery project needing softness.   Kapok naturally deters dust mites.

Kapok fiber is naturally very buoyant.  Kapok filled items float.  Think of the possibilities! 

Compared to synthetic fiber fill, live-plucked down, or shredded latex, kapok is the more environmentally conscious, kinder, more natural choice.  


Kapok is extremely soft which makes it a perfect replacement for down in pillows and comforters.  It is a lightweight filling that is good for larger projects that need bulk without adding too much weight, like the base portion of an all natural bean bag chair.  

Kapok can always be re-fulffed if it packs down.

Working with kapok has a slight learning curve to avoid a room filled with fluff.  Kapok's only goal is to be airborne, so when working with kapok it is a good idea to cover your mouth and wear protective glasses to avoid small kapok fibers from being breathed in or getting on your eye which can be an irritation.

Working outside is always the easiest solution but here, we work with kapok by fluffing it inside the case we are filling with the opening as small as we can make it.  A fan on low, pointed away from the work table helps divert any fibers that escape away from the worker.

Linen fabric and kapok is an elegant combination you have to try!

Natural Materials

All natural materials will break down over time, creating some residual dust, just as nature has intended! This dust can easily be maintained, vaccumed easily or shaken out in a mesh bag.

Living with natural materials is a choice and does require some extra effort.

Chances are, if you are hear on our site, you already know if it is the right choice for you and your family.

You can order a sample (travel pillow?) to test out any materials you may not be familiar with.

Most natural products, right out of the bag, will have a scent but unfortunately the aroma ofthe materials usually dissapates over the first week.

Shipping & Returns

Fast shipping via UPS Ground or USPS for small packages.

All sales are final as organic bedding materials cannot be restocked. (Thank you for understanding)


See produt description above for dimensions. Reach out to us if you need help calculating the amount of fillings to order for your project.

Care Instructions

Natural fillings should be kept dry (unless stated they are infused / washable in product description.

If they should get wet you can dry them by spreading them out in a thin layer to air dry.

Use our mattress protector sheets to keep liquids from spilling on your natural fillings.

Do not put in microwave. Our materials do not have thermal mass and do not work in heat pads.

Store unused materials in a sealed container and out of direct sunlight.

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  • Fast Shipping

    As long as the product is showing in stock or not custom, your order will ship within 2 business days, normally by UPS Ground which can take 1-5 business days to deliver depending how far you are from New York

  • Our Natural Guarantee

    We source only the best and most natural products for our store.  If it is not good enough for our children to sleep on, we will not sell it.  

My husband and I bought a kit ...

"My husband and I bought a kit and hulls from you almost 6 months ago. I was telling a good friend last week that we will most likely never buy a traditional mattress again!  It is very comfortable and I truly appreciate the non-toxic, completely compostable aspect. Also, my husband and I really enjoy that movements don't shake the entire bed. Most impressively, neither of us have woken with a back ache in six months."