Kapok Pillows Are Non-Toxic and Supportive

Kapok is an alternative to conventional pillow stuffing. It is soft like down, yet supportive.

Kapok is a silky fiber harvested in the rainforests of southeast Asia, 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.


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.

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  2. We are Anwar Kapok Trader from Pakistan, we are mainly produce Kapok Fibre in large quantity. We have available finest quality of kapok Fibre for spinning, filling of pillow, cushion,mattress, zafu, insulation material. So anyone interested do contact us frankly and can get more information according to kapok Fibre.

    E-mail:an war kapok a yahoo.com

  3. 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?

  4. 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.
    Lara Colley

  5. 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

  6. 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


    Marlon Pando, President
    #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.

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  7. 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

  8. 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).

    1. 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
      Howrah , West Bengal
      India Phone nos-913326557855, mobile no. 9830090378

  9. 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


  10. 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
    email: anjakan@hotmail.com
    Mobile No. 019-3650509

  11. 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!
    Shanti Shop – socially responsible yoga mat bags and meditation pillows

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