Kapok looks like it comes from the Lorax’s truffula trees! So we’re going to do a giveaway with a Dr. Seuss theme!
Enjoy a good rhyme? Enter our Dr. Seuss-inspired giveaway on Facebook and you could win:
- 2 Standard Kapok Pillows or 1 Kapok Body pillow AND
- 1 copy of the new The Lorax movie + 1 copy of the old The Lorax movie
We came up with the first lines of a poem about Kapok, Dr. Seuss style. Now it's your turn! Submit the next two (2) lines by posting to Facebook. Best submission wins! Our Metro area staff will put their heads together and choose a winner by August 1.
The fine print: Winner must appear and pick up prizes at either Metro-area Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom location (Vienna, VA or Rockville, MD). No substitutions.
Stumped? Here are some facts about kapok
- Kapok comes from the seed pods of the Ceiba Pentandra tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae
- It is found throughout Neotropics (Southern Mexico to Southern Amazon and parts of West Africa)
- Fluffable and soft
- Organic alternative to down
- Buoyant and resistant to water
- The tree grows to 70 m (230 ft.) with a trunk up to 3 m (10 ft.) in diameter with buttresses. The trunk and many of the larger branches are often crowded with large simplethorns. The palmate leaves are composed of 5 to 9 leaflets, each up to 20 cm (8 in) long. The trees produce several hundred 15 cm (6 in) pods containing seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fiber that is a mix of lignin and cellulose. One of the oldest known trees, at 200 years, lives in Miami, Florida.