Paulownia: A Wood That’s Both Strong and Ultralight

Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) is the second lightest wood in the world. The tree is native to Japan and Korea. Perhaps the wood’s greatest attributes is that it’s both lightweight and strong. The Average Dried Weight is 18 pound per cubic foot (or 280 kg/m3) according the Wood Database. Paulownia is also one of the most …

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Kapok Pillows Are Non-Toxic and Supportive

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.

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