Milkweed, known as Asclepias Syriaca, keeps you warm more effectively than any other insulation. A revolutionary “weed”! Discover this brand new eco-friendly and Quebec insulator made from milkweed!
Asclepias fiber keeps you warm more effectively than any other insulation. Its fibers act like thousands of air tubes that store hot air when needed, creating one of the most effective thermal barriers in our ecosystem. This brand new insulating material is composed exclusively of tubular plant insulating fibers. It offers incomparable insulating performance and unparalleled breathability, in addition to being very light and hydrophobic.
Each of its fibers act like thousands of air tubes that store hot air as needed, creating one of the most effective thermal barriers in our ecosystem. These air tubes are naturally coated with wax, giving them fundamental properties. The fiber repels water and the insulation retains its
insulating performance even when wet. And because it repels water, it also repels moisture. A spectacular new fiber that will keep you warm and dry all winter long!
Increased insulating capacity thanks to Thermal Microtubular Technology Tested during an expedition to Everest in 2016, milkweed has been cold-proofed in extreme conditions. Our prototype “Nordic Skirt” was tested over a two-year period in Quebec winter weather conditions. A success!
This flowering plant is essential in the life cycle of the monarch, since it is the only food source for the caterpillars. Seeing it invade wasteland, you might think you were in the presence of an introduced plant, yet the Common Milkweed is native. Rather, it is the work of man that promotes its development in these places, although it is also present in the forest. It is an undemanding plant, which grows very well in poor soil, where it has little competition. It is found everywhere in our fields. It grows in such quantities that farmers have long considered it a weed. Milkweed silk is plucked from the silky tassel of the seed. This is why it is nicknamed "The silk of Quebec!" ”. It produces a strong, hydrophobic and light fiber, now transformed into an excellent insulator.
Our milkweed supplier works closely with and buys direct from Canadian farmers! Our purchasing scope therefore extends to less than 200 kilometers from our workshop and we are very proud of it! The use of this plant-based insulation, manufactured locally, allows us to set a new standard in terms of respect for the environment.