Bark cloth exhibit set for Heimtextil
November 15, 2010,
Frankfurt, Germany - As part of its sustainability push, the Heimtextil international trade fair feature a special show-in-show highlighting bark cloth, which it says is manufactured in an economical, ecological and socially sustainable way from tree bark in Uganda.
The manufacture of bark cloth as been designated as an immaterial UNESCO World Cultural Heritage activity, a distinction given by UNESCO to cultural expressions and practices.
This year, Messe Frankfurt commissioned a study of sustainably manufactured home textiles. It found the European and North American markets are expected to reach € 400
Million, or roughly $545 million US.
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