Most people have never heard of Kapok (pronounced KAY-pock), but it’s been used for many years in pillows, cushions, and mattresses.
Since it is water resistant, it was also used in life preservers before synthetic fibers. People are curious to know many things about Kapok like where Kapok comes from, and whether Kapok is non-toxic, comfortable, and washable. They are also interested in how Kapok compares to other natural fibers like cotton.
What is Kapok?