Flocus's sustainable natural fibers from kapok trees - Innovation @ E2Expo
Flocus is a textile brand that produces natural yarns blends, fabrics, and fillings made with kapok, a natural cellulose fiber found in the dried fruit of the kapok tree. The kapok trees are self-sufficient and can be naturally grown without the use of pesticides and insecticide in arid soil not suitable for agricultural farming, offering a sustainable alternative, to high water consumption natural fiber crops such as cotton.
Flocus was chosen as one of the 15 start-ups that will take part in Fashion for Good's Plug and Play accelerator initiative.
Flocus, based out of Shangai, was founded by Jeroen Muijsers in 2014. Its products present a range of kapok textile materials, which provide the textile industry with a naturally sustainable and regenerative alternative that has not previously been available.