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Naturally Organic Kapok Pillows and Doonas

Superior quality kapok

Our kapok is put through an extra cleaning process to remove the sticks and debris so only soft silky kapok remains. This makes it lighter and more voluminous than other kapok so it goes further and you get more bang for your buck.

No raggy clumpy kapok or nasty surprises such as sticks, leaves or debris when you open your pillow only silky soft kapok.

We only use compostable packing and sticky tape

Unfortunately the compostable garment bags we have been using to double package our pillows are no longer being made so your pillow is placed directly into a tough compostable mailer to save the environment from extra plastic packaging

Certified and documented unbleached organic cotton or bamboo pillow shells

Our pillow shells are a lovely thick cotton or bamboo twill fabric which is certified organic with GOTS and OEKO-TEX 100 (just ask if you would like to see our documentation) and is unbleached so is slightly off white colour. Your pillow is filled with naturally organic kapok meaning it has not been treated with chemicals or pesticides at any stage. No kapok is certified organic and that is why we call our naturally organic :-)

Hand filled in Melbourne Victoria 

Your pillows are lovingly hand filled in Melbourne Victoria to ensure the quality of the kapok is the best available. 

14 years supplying thousands of happy customers with kapok pillows

Finding a good kapok supplier is a matter of trial and error and now we couldn't be happier with our supplier who we have been working with for many years to ensure you have the best quality kapok in your pillows as possible. Our thousands of happy customers both in Australia and internationally agree.

Kapok fibre and it's benefits

Miraculous silky kapok fibre is the best filling for pillows and doonas and fourteen years ago I reintroduced kapok pillows back into the Australian market and the more I have had to do with it the more I love it. 

Kapok fibres are mostly air which gives them excellent heat regulation meaning that your pillow or doona is cooler in summer and water in winter.

Kapok is known for its resistance to dust mites, and repels moisture so mould and mildew won't grow in it making it non toxic and hypo allergenic.

The kapok trees need no irrigation or pesticides and grow naturally making it not only good for you but good for the planet and creates jobs for the local communities who harvest and clean it.

In many ancient cultures it was revered as a substance with spiritual, even magical qualities and was thought to enhance dreams. 

Our kapok is harvested from the kapok trees of Java Indonesia because that is where the best kapok is grown. The pods are collected from the trees by local farmers and then the silky floss is taken out and double cleaned to remove all sticks and debris so only best quality kapok remains. There are no pesticides or chemicals used on the kapok at any stage even when being imported to Australia with our strict quarantine regulations. 

Our kapok is double cleaned making it superior

Because kapok is a natural fibre from the pod of a tree it naturally contains small sticks, bark and debris so we ensure our kapok is double cleaned removing these impurities. This means that our kapok is lighter and has more bulk and you won't get any nasty surprises when you open your pillow to adjust.

Fully Adjustable Pillows for Extra Comfort

All of our pillows have a zip on one of the short ends so you can adjust the thickness of your kapok pillow and fit standard Australian sized pillow cases.

Naturally Mould and Dust Mite Resistant

Kapok is known to resist dust mites and mould so does not breed the nasties that you can find in other pillows which can become bad for your health after as little as six months according to some experts.

Certified Organic Fabric and Naturally Organic Kapok Fibre

Our pillow shells are certified organic by GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The kapok is naturally organic meaning it is not treated with chemicals at any stage or sprayed with insecticides while growing, however as far as I know no kapok is certified organic.

Cotton Fabric Filled with Kapok Fibre

Traditional kapok pillow with cotton outer shell. Thousands of satisfied customers prefer 600g as the perfect fill for their pillow, but we also include an extra 200g of kapok free to add to your pillow as needed because they do compress over time.

Or Try Bamboo Kapok Pillows

Exclusive to Kapok Shop. Soft and slightly stretchy bamboo fabric filled with 700g of A grade kapok fibre with a zip for adjustability.

Because our bamboo fabric is slightly stretchy and filled with A grade kapok fibre creates a pillow that is soft and snuggly yet still supportive. While kapok pillows with a cotton shell can be too firm at first for some sleepers our bamboo kapok pillow is so soft and snuggle and also eliminates a sore ear when sleeping on your side.

The legendary comfort of Kapok Pillows and why people are returning to them

15 years ago while looking for the perfect pillow my Mum suggested kapok but I could not find a kapok pillow in Australia. So my business was born as I reintroduced kapok pillows back into Australia which were embraced by thousands of appreciative customers.

Kapok Pillows are not only eco friendly and healthy, they are so comfortable that we can't sleep on anything else and travel with ours everywhere. The kapok floss in our pillows is soft, silky and clean.

"Completely gorgeous pillows you're making. Every night, I can hardly believe kapok could be so comfortable, better even than my old feather pillow. Certainly it's the best pillow I've slept on since I was a toddler. There's something special about kapok as a fibre, it's soft and firm at the same time and has a lovely supportive and resilient feeling to it. I'll be getting more. Thanks for bringing it back" ~ Simon Vetch (2012)

Kapok fibre repels dust mites

Kapok fibre naturally repels dust mites;

"The floss itself, once it is ripe, is entirely immune to pests of any kind. It may be gathered, worked, transported, stored and used in complete safety from vermin and rodents, it's chemical composition being such that it is completely proof against the ravages of all pests" ~ source, Kapok A Survey Of It's History Cultivation And Uses - Stephan J Zand 1941. 

And because it also repels moisture, your pillow will not breed any mould, mildew or any other nasties that can be bad for your health. In fact you don't have to replace your kapok pillow every six months which is advised for other pillows. The kapok inside your pillow can keep going for years and only the outer shell needs to be washed or changed. This makes your kapok pillow healthy and cost effective. 

Eco Credentials and Superior Comfort

Both the bamboo and cotton pillow shells are certified organic by GOTS and OEKO-TEX Standard 100. The kapok is not treated with any chemicals at any stage.

The pillow shells are fully adjustable with a 22cm hidden zip on the short end of the pillow, so it doesn't impede your sleeping comfort.

Which kapok pillow should I choose?

You can choose between bamboo or cotton outer shells for your kapok pillow, and people often ask me "How can I chose a pillow without feeling it first?". There are two answers. First they are adjustable so the hight of the pillow is not important, you can make your pillow just the right hight for you. Secondly if you like a soft pillow choose bamboo, if you like a firm pillow choose cotton (although having said that you can make a bamboo kapok pillow firm if you add enough kapok).

Bamboo fabric is thicker and heavier than standard cotton, yet soft, silky and known for it's ability to wick away heat and anti bacterial qualities. Because the bamboo fabric is slightly stretchy, a kapok pillow with a bamboo outer shell means that your kapok pillow is soft and comfortable from the first nights sleep, yet still supportive and malleable. Cool in summer and warm in winter.

The kapok pillow with the cotton outer shell is firmer than with bamboo, yet still comfortable and malleable. Our cotton pillow shells are gorgeous unbleached twill. Cotton twill is thicker and softer than standard cotton weaves which means your kapok pillows is more durable and comfortable.

So if you like a softer pillow choose bamboo, if you like a firmer pillow choose cotton.

Both pillows are adjustable via the hidden zip.

*When you order three pillows or more an Ikea reusable bag is used to post which is yours to keep 🌏

About Us and our Kapok Pillow adventure

September 14, 2017
Bringing Kapok Pillows to Australia…again
In 2005 I was on the lookout for the perfect pillow for myself and my husband, I slept on my side and got a squished ear and my husband had a stiff neck. My mother suggested a kapok pillow because she loved her kapok pillow which was probably about fifty years old at that time. And she also remember...
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