Lining the Eco Chair’s removable, washable 8 oz. organic cotton canvas seat cover is an eco-wool felted barrier fabric. This wool layer provides fire retardance, moisture wicking, and temperature regulation. The eco-wool envelope is filled with kapok fiber that has been found to be free of chemical residues by third-party testing. Kapok is a soft, hypoallergenic and environmentally friendly fiber that comes from the seed pod of the kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra). It is grown without herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers because the tree and its fruit do well in poor soils and are not bothered by pests. The fiber is breathable, and it can be reused for generations without developing mold or decaying, though it will biodegrade outdoors over time. One of the few sustainable rain forest crops, Kapok has been a prized possession for centuries…used by gurus, saints and spiritual masters who marveled at its unique characteristics.
The Eco-Chair/Loveseat’s seating surface will be firm and supportive after the kapok settles down to a thickness of about 4″. The kapok filling can be fluffed and redistributed to eliminate any depressions, and if the cushion becomes too firm over the years it can be easily and inexpensively replaced or refilled. Or, for a softer and more uniform seating surface, you can order a natural latex or a latex/wool/cotton cushion to insert into the cover, instead of the kapok.
EcoSquares, which form the frame, are constructed from poplar wood and finished with a non-toxic whey-based product from Vermont Natural Coatings. The legs are 16″, and you can easily shorten them to get the perfect fit. The solid wood frame on Carolina Morning’s Eco-Chair/Loveseat is modular and can be modified to become a sofa, sectional (corner sofa), coffee table, queen bed support, and more.
Our standard configuration for the chair/loveseat includes one seat cushion and one 40″ pillow for the back. Standard-size pillows can be ordered separately for the sides, and you can specify contrasting colors for the cushions, if desired.
- Production time for a chair is about 5-10 business days.
- FREE SHIPPING within the continental USA from the factory in North Carolina.