Car seat cushion with kapok – made with care for both children and the environment
The benefits of a kapok cushion for car seat
Cocoon car seat cushion has a woven fabric made of 100% organic certified cotton and is filled with 100% natural and untreated kapok. Kapok is harvested from the kapok trees which grow wild in the rainforest. The kapok trees are neither fertilized nor sprayed with pesticides. Kapok is a fantastic natural fiber that has been used for generations due to the natural fibers’ temperature-regulating and breathable properties.
Many children often become uncomfortable in the car seat because the bolster is made of synthetic materials and therefore not very breathable. A kapok cushion for the car seat will keep your child nicely tempered in the car seat, both summer and winter. Besides giving you child extra comfort in the car seat, it will also protect the car seat from wear and tear. The cushion is easily removed for cleaning.
Kapok – what is it?
Kapok is silky soft natural fibers, which originate from the seed capsule on the kapok tree Ceiba pentranda. The trees grow wild in the tropical rainforests of southern and central America, India, and the western part of Africa. In many places the tree is considered sacred due to its majestic height of up to 70 meters. In fact, there is a legend which tells that the Mayans believed that the sacred tree grew up in the sky to the gods. The gods had therefore put thorns on the bottom of the tree to prevent the people from climbing up to them in the sky.
Kapok is an organic cellulose-based fiber, which has a thin layer of wax around its small cavities, which makes the fiber water-repellent. The many small cavities of kapok fiber make up 80% of the fiber’s structure, and help to make kapok fiber incredibly breathable and heat-regulating.