Kapok Pillows

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Kapok is a silky fiber harvested in the rainforests of the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, tropical America and Africa. After the ripe pods of the tree are harvested, the seeds are removed and the fluffy fiber is meticulously cleaned and dried.


Kapok is an alternative to conventional pillow stuffing. It is soft like down, yet supportive — rivaling buckwheat in its efficiency. It helps preserve rainforests and the indigenous people who harvest it.

kapok

Unfortunately, kapok pillows can only be sold as decorative items in the U.S., because they are not treated for flammability. Federal law prohibits the sale of untreated natural fibers for use in products intended for sleeping. We feel this is unnecessary — see our examination of the issue of fire retardant chemicals.

Kapok pillows are available from Amazon.

Comments

    • says

      Dear sir/madam,
      we are selling kapok cotton and seeds wholesale in tamilnadu karnadaka kerala. if you require kapok cotton or seeds please touch the phone no 09030792090.

  1. george says

    looking for a wholesale source for kapok
    in the states – or elsewhere – could you
    advise me? thanks

  2. Linda says

    I too am looking for wholesale kapok and have not been successful in finding it. Could you please advise? Thanks.

  3. says

    I’m looking for kapok in bulk as well. I’d like to find a large bale already exported to the US. It seems that suppliers online are limited to 5 lb packs. I may be able to get a large bale in India and export it myself, but that might be a little more difficult that what I’d like. But if I can’t find a bale in the US, would anyone else like to go in on a shipment with me? I’d be willing to find a local supplier if a few US-based businesses would like to split the import/export costs.

    Email me if you’re interested!
    Warren
    Shanti Shop – socially responsible yoga mat bags and meditation pillows

  4. Yazid Idris says

    My company is specilize in export of kapok cotton, ready made pillow and mattress.

    Currently we have capacity of 5000 kilos of kapok cotton per month for export.

    If anybody interested to buy, contact us at : Anjakan Aktuari Sdn Bhd
    No. 32-1A Jalan UP 1/7
    Ukay Perdana Ampang
    68000 Selangor
    Malaysia
    email: anjakan@hotmail.com
    Mobile No. 019-3650509

  5. Ruth says

    Hello
    I am working in Tamil Nadu, in South india with hill tribes. Our community grows kapok and currently sells it at highly exploited prices to brokers which rip them off. I am trying to help them sell it overseas, but don’t know anyone that wants it. It seems all you guys do.
    Please e-mail me at holdinghands_int@yahoo.com. We can come to a price and shipping agreement, fair for you and the tribals. Help fair trade

    Thanks
    Ruth

  6. Nenik Rahayu says

    We are new local company from Indonesia and product kapok fiber from natural resources. We would to offering you our KAPOK with specification :

    1.High Quality KAPOK CM
    2.Material packing :PP Woven
    3.Weight packing : 100-120 kilos NW
    4.Production capacity :20-30 Ton / month
    5.Minimum order :1 x 20’ cont (approximate 6,5-7,5 Ton)
    6.Price : USD 1.25 / kilos FOB on SURABAYA
    7.Payment :TT / LC

    We will give our samples, if you are interesting with our product For further information please contact us at rajokapok@indo.net.id, phone number, (+628155017746).

    • anupamagarwal says

      we wish to buy GRADE I kapok please send us the sample and our monthly consumption is around 20000kgs our address is
      Ujjwal Trading Company
      11, kissenlal Burman Road
      Opp The south Indian Bank Ltd
      P.O.-Salkia-711106
      Howrah , West Bengal
      India Phone nos-913326557855, mobile no. 9830090378

  7. says

    -We are from Vietnam and we have product kapok fiber from natural resources. We would to offering you our KAPOK..
    -Quantity : 20,000 – 30,000 kg/month
    -Contact cell phone : +84918575955

  8. elizabeth says

    Hello,

    We are from Indonesia, we sell Kapok filled mattress in various size, it is 100 % GUARANTEED Kapok fibre filled inside. They are light, easy to carry, and price is very competitive. Please contact exindoglobal@yahoo.com. Phone: 62 31 7498424. Thank you

  9. says

    Come to White Lotus Home for all of your Kapok Needs….

    We sell wholesale and retail and handcraft all types of kapok pillows and cushions with Kapok. We are in the process of handcrafting our own kapok mattresses and more…

    If you need small amounts of kapok, we are the place to go to, you can buy 1, 10 or 1,000 lbs from http://www.whitelotus.net

    Have any other questions? feel free to contact me directly at marlon@whitelotus.net

    Regards,

    Marlon Pando, President
    http://www.whitelotus.net
    #732-843-4990 Fax: 732-828-4159

    Wholesale and retail in 15 states. 3,500 Sq. Ft. of showroom space at 191 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Open: 10am-5:30 pm Mon–Sat and 12 Noon-4pm on Sun.

    White Lotus Home – 26 years reducing air, water and land pollution nationwide by handcrafting natural, organic mattresses, pillows and bedding without toxic chemicals. A wind power company.

    FREE SHIPPING on all US orders

  10. Daniel Sunartio says

    We are exporting Indonesian Kapok at affordable price, kindly e-mail us if you are looking for reliable, honest supplier. Samples is also available.

    Name : CV Samudera Harapan

    E-mail : sahara2311@yahoo.com

    Phone: +6231 8281858 , + 6231 8292458

    Fax : +6231 8290753

  11. Lara Colley says

    Hello all,
    My name is Lara Colley, I am a student studying Natural Resource Conservation at the University of Florida in the U.S. I am researching kapok for a Global Forests class. I am attempting to find out some hard-to-find information on the supply chain for kapok.
    I am specifically looking to find out:

    1. If the importers get their kapok mainly from natural forests or plantations and from which country?
    2. If the forests are certified sustainable?
    3. Approximately how much the individuals who harvest kapok earn?
    4. Are the forests community or privately owned?
    5. What kind of mark-up is involve in the transfer of kapok from harvester to middle-person or processor (whatever the case may be)?

    I realize these are rather sensitive questions, but again I am a student and will not be sharing this information with anyone other than my instructor and my 9 classmates.
    I thank you in advance for your time and for any help.
    Sincerely,
    Lara Colley

  12. kamlesh jani says

    we are intrsted to buy KAPOK FLOSS -seeds – and velueadded product like pillow mattress ect. sellers and mfgrs. contect
    +91 09227147511/09426357511

  13. kamlesh jani says

    we are intrsted to buy KAPOK FLOSS -seeds – and velueadded product like pillow mattress ect. sellers and mfgrs. contect
    +91 09227147511/09426357511

    • albert says

      Hi Nicholas,

      Why only in Canada.
      I am from Indonesia, You can buy from me about finest kapok fibre

      Regards,

      albert

      • birdsong155@yahoo.com says

        Hello Albert – Can you tell me more : quantity / price, and delivery. Thank you. – Stuart

  14. says

    Hi Nicolas:

    we ship kapok, natural and organic pillows to Canada. Check us out @ whitelotus.net

    Mention code 1208SC and receive 10% off your order until Jan 31st.

  15. Jackie Lantry says

    Hi, I love the info on kapok, but you did not leave order information. How to I set up a wholesale account? Thanks, Jackie

    • birdsong155@yahoo.com says

      Hello – What is the name of your company and can you provide quantity / price, and delivery details. Thank you. – Stuart

  16. K says

    I am also looking to buy Kapok fiber in bulk, wool, and straw (all preferably organic or at least not sprayed with flame retardants and any chemicals)…any place that can sell these too me?

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