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Sustainability – old traditions, new needs, fresh ideas

Sustainability is at the heart of my business, so I source organic and natural materials as locally as possible. The wood for the base of the Leafcocoon eco coffin is from sustainably managed woodland here in Devon. The toggles are made from hazel wood from nearby hedgerows on Dartmoor. My wool is chosen from local farms […]

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History of wool felt making – looking at old ideas

Archaeological evidence for the use of wool felt in a burial tomb comes from the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Dating from around 600 BC, the permafrost miraculously preserved some huge pieces of wool felt whose purpose is unknown, but their presence in the tomb suggests some ritual significance. There is an historical precedent for the […]

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