Waterproof & Washable Kapok Pillows
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Yes, you read that right! At no extra cost to you and for the first time ever, White Lotus Home now has waterproof and washable Kapok pillows. Since 1981, our beautifully handmade kapok pillows have been made with GOTS Certified Organic Sateen fabric as the outer casing. As of the end of 2023, they are also made with a GOTS Certified Organic Cotton waterproof and machine washable outer casing. An added new way to extend the life of your awesome new pillow and never forget who made it for you! :)
Just look for the Logo and you can be 100% sure that, that product is using a fabric that is:
- GOTS Certified Organic
- Washable and Waterproof
- Handmade in the USA since 1981, just look for the LOGO!
Natural and organic pillows can be a big investment. The idea of spills or stains striking when you least expect them is enough to give you nightmares! But you don’t want your pillow to be covered in a synthetic waterproof casing then you’d be missing the whole point of sleeping on an all-natural and organic surface, right? Not anymore, now you can enjoy a restful night's sleep on your waterproof kapok pillow with a GOTS Certified Case, without the need of an additional pillow protector.
What Makes it Waterproof and Machine Washable?
The waterproof fabric is made of 1 layer of 100% organic cotton knit and a 1mil non-GMO bio-based TPU film. This cornstarch-derived, biodegradable film makes the outer casing waterproof and protects against spills, stains, dust mites, and bed bugs, plus it is approved by GOTS and meets the GreenGuard Gold Standard.
Kapok is a natural fiber that comes from the Ceiba Tree in Central America. Kapok fibers come from the tree's seed pods, which shed seasonally, meaning there is no machinery required to harvest it.
🐥 Soft & fluffy, similar to down pillows (minus the animal products).
🌳 Made with vegan, sustainable fiber from the Ceiba Tree.
🌱 Hypoallergenic & Ethically sourced.
🌾 Encased in a Waterproof GOTS Certified Organic cotton fabric.
👌 Hand-stuffed to avoid lumps & customizable so you can find the perfect firmness.
💦 Machine Washable too! Washing and refreshing your kapok pillow, extends its longevity! *** Wash the Washable Kapok Pillows on a light load, making sure they are Completely Zippered Shut & Dry Twice if necessary. ***
Zippers for Custom Firmness: Not sure how firm you like your pillows? Get your pillow with a zippered case, and add and remove filling to suit your own preferences. Simply store any excess material in a moisture and pest-proof container, or order more kapok fiber from our Wholesale Fibers section.
Like keeping it Old School? No worries, click here to get your Kapok Pillow in the Natural Organic Cotton Sateen fabric as the outer casing…but don’t forget, that one is not washable or waterproof!!!
The Waterproof Organic White Lotus Home fabric used in this product is GOTS Certified and Imported from Pakistan.
HISTORY OF KAPOK
- Kapok fibers were in the all-natural life preservers used by G.I.s in World War II.
- In the 1920, explorers conquering Mt. Everest typically wore high-altitude boots with kapok insulation, leather outers, gaiters and crampons
- Kapok fibers are one eighth (0.08) the weight of cotton.
- Kapok was one of the first ancient non-food plants cultivated across Southeast Asia.
- Kapok was routinely used for pillows before goose down; Kapok is Retro Green.
- HERE’S A GOOD ONE THAT SUPPORTS WHY KAPOK IS BETTER THAN GOOSE DOWN: In theory, as the down molt naturally, the birds shouldn't mind if it’s taken. The reality: goose down is the byproduct of keeping millions of birds around the world in cages, the lion’s share before they are slaughtered for cheap meat, or foie gras. Therefore, buying down products carries the high risk of making you complicit in this industry.
- Kapok is a vegetable down. It’s been used for years in the maritime industry because of its buoyancy. In the 1940s, all sorts of items - life belts, seating cushions, mattresses — were filled with Kapok, which is water repellant and enables it to keep afloat from 30 to 35 times its weight. Ordinary cork can only support 5 times its weight. — article in Grey River Argus, 16-October 1907, which was published 107 years ago to the day!!!