People should be buried in woolen coffins because it is a more environmentally friendly way of being laid to rest, the Prince of Wales has suggested as part of a new campaign to promote green living. The Prince asked for the woolen caskets to be put on display in his garden at the opening of a week-long festival to promote sustainable lifestyle choices.
He is said to support the idea not only because wool is a natural, sustainable and biodegradable material that will rot away in the earth but also because it supports British farming.
The Campaign for Wool exhibit includes a number of more unusual uses for wool such as insulation for the loft, office furnishings and fashion wear.
The woolen coffins were launched by Hainsworth Woolen Mills last summer and already more than 500 have sold. The patented line is now being sold in Europe and the United States and will soon be available in Australia and New Zealand.
Reprinted in part from Telegraph.co.uk