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Weed Barrier

KODIAKOTTON® liners serve as great weed barriers. In flower beds, the natural fiber pads can be laid down as a barrier for weeds. Water and fertilizer can drain through the pad but weeds cannot come through. 

If you reuse our liners as weed barriers or in any other way, post it to Facebook and tag @KODIAKOOLER1 !



Our KODIAKOTTON® Natural Fiber insulated liners are made up primarily of cotton, with a small amount of polyester, and a nontoxic binder that holds the fibers together.

The KODIAKOTTON® pads are sealed in a recyclable film with a proprietary additive to promote biodegradation.

Our liners (with and without the poly film) and carboard boxes are nontoxichypoallergenic, and have no evidence of carcinogenicity. They are safe to reuse in many applications – such as a weed barrier, in a compost, and even as a pet bed. Get creative!




KODIAKOOLER® is an insulated packaging company that has been serving and leading the industry since 2005. It is our goal to provide reliable, sustainable, and innovative packaging for temperature-sensitive products, and it is our passion to serve our customers faithfully as we build relationships founded on integrity.

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  1. I was sort of happy to get my last refrigerated shipment packed with Kodiakotton. I would love to use this a weed barrier in my garden. Except I have no idea what’s in it, so even if it is biodegradable, I don’t know if it is safe for my garden. Is it just cotton or does it include some biodegradable plastic fluff? Would you use it around your pole beans at home, or just around an odd azalea in front of your business? Please publish the materials used and not used in this packaging, so I know if I can use it as suggested.

  2. I am concerned if there are any chemicals added to the cotton that could wash into the soil or be taken up by plants

      1. Hi Anne,
        This link says the liners are made up of cotton and a small amount of polyester, how much polyester is that exactly? Is it just in the plastic around the textile, or in the textile mix itself? Thanks!

    1. Yes! On our recycle page, we have a couple more videos with ideas like a pet bed and grocery bag insulation (, but we have seen people use them in so many more ways! Purse stuffers (to help keep their shape), beekeeping, cushioning household items in moving boxes…the list goes on!

  3. I just received a shipment using Kodiakotton and I may consider using it in my garden. I only grow vegetables, for consumption by my family. It would fit nicely around my tomato plants, which would then absorb the material as it degrades. I read your reply that it’s not carcinogenic, which is only a small comfort. Basically, the real question is, “Can I eat it?”

    1. Hi Janet, great to hear that you’re planning to reuse KODIAKOTTON! Our liners work so well in a home garden. While cotton, in its raw form, is not meant for human consumption, it works beautifully in a vegetable garden; giving plants more protein and nutrients to grow and thrive. In other words, our cotton liners, as they biodegrade, will not add anything to the soil of your vegetable plants that would be harmful to humans. Happy gardening! And feel free to send pictures to – we’d love to see our liners in your garden!

  4. Hi
    I would love to use this as a weed barrier. I just want to be sure that weeds will not come through – I guess I need to remove the plastic that it is wrapped in. And put mulch over it. Will it degrade so I will need to continue putting down more? Weeds are even coming through the weed fabric! Should I put a couple of layers down or do you think one is enough. Thanks

    1. Hi Karen! Yes we would recommend removing the plastic first. You can put mulch over just so it looks nicer and holds it all in place better. Our liners do biodegrade so you might want to check how its looking every so often and put down more as needed. I would think you would need to put down more 1-2x/year. But again just check on it occasionally and see how it looks!

      Wow your weeds are determined! I don’t think they would come up through our liners, but if you have enough it definitely wouldn’t hurt to put an extra layer down! Especially if you want it to last longer.

      Hope this helps!

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