Prince Charles Pushes Woolen Coffins
It's a greener way to go!
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2010 5:43 AM CDT
Architect George Clarke poses in front of the Wool Insulation Installation at the launch of Prince Charles 'Garden Party to Make A Difference' in the grounds of Clarence House in London.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Prince Charles—who recently stressed the value of woolen clothes for sustainable living—believes the material is perfect for sustainable dying as well. The prince asked for a selection of woolen coffins, which are reinforced with recycled cardboard and can feature a personalized embroidered nameplate, to be displayed prominently at the 12-day "Garden Party to Make a Difference" festival being held on the grounds of his London residence, the Telegraph reports.

The prince "was really impressed with the coffins and asked for them specifically to be at the garden party,” a spokeswoman for the firm that makes the coffins said. “He sees it is a way of being environmentally friendly all through your life. At the same time it supports British farmers which is a big area of interest to him.” The festival in the prince's garden features more than 100 exhibits highlighting ways of sustainable living.