|15 × 15 × 60 cm
nVeg Padding (natural vegan padding)
nVeg Padding, carded (See below for bulk orders or samples)
The nVeg Padding (natural vegan padding) is a unique blend of two completely cellulose-based fibres that mix together naturally and result in a powerful and explosive synergy where the properties and strengths of each are enhanced. Both components of nVeg Padding are carded and blended in Italy.
It is composed by 60% of Tencel, an environmentally-friendly material, created from sustainably-sourced eucalyptus trees, made using a unique drying method called spinning, using eucalyptus wood pulp. Eucalyptus trees can grow up to 100 feet within ten years. Plus, the constant harvest and growth of these trees won’t degrade the soil. Like cotton, Tencel is made from plant materials; however, unlike cotton, Tencel requires less water and uses less energy. Also, since Tencel is a naturally-derived fibre, it’s biodegradable.
The remaining 40% of the nVeg Padding blend is made of Kapok, a hollow cellulose fibre, with a very silky hand and an extreme lightness. Kapok’s fibre is harvested from the seed pods of the Ceiba trees, which grow on very porous and volcanic soil, located in tropical and semi-tropical areas of Asia, below 300 meters on the sea level. Thanks to its lightness (eight times lighter than cotton) and hollow structure, Kapok is ideal for safety gear, such as floating life jackets. The hollowness of its fibres makes Kapok also a great insulator, furthermore, this material is odourless, non-toxic and non-allergenic.
nVeg Padding finds its best applications as paddings in furnishings and accessories (including footwear).
Samples available HERE