Kapok tree fibres for natural textile yarns and fabrics - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Kapok trees for cellulose fibres
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.
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Kapok fibre is 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable. In every application, during the production process, and at the end of the product's life, kapok is regenerative. Indeed, over-consumption of kapok actually protects the environment.
In 2017, ISPO Textrends counted Flocus' vegan filling among the Top Ten products for the fall/winter collection. Flocus was chosen as one of the 15 start-ups that will take part in Fashion for Good's Plug and Play accelerator initiative.