Woven Bamboo coffins are popular with environmentalists
Over the 25 years it spent negotiating to join the global trade body, China has rushed to transform itself into a modern economy, with glittering high rise cities and shopping malls crammed with Western goods.
Old court-yard style houses have been demolished to make way for high rises. And furniture firms B&Q and Ikea are doing brisk business in styling the homes of the fashion-conscious younger Chinese.
As for traditional bamboo furniture, you’d be hard-pressed to give it away. But as China goes modern, interest in Chinese tradition has mushroomed in the West.
Feng shui, acupuncture and herbal medicine are just some of the older Chinese approaches to balancing the health of one’s body and the environment which have become part of fashionable Western lifestyles.
But one man has taken his fascination with environmentally-friendly crafts to the grave. William Wainman designs, makes and exports bamboo Bamboo eco-coffins, and these are available direct to the Public through Comparethecoffin.com
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