Woollen coffins keep English mill alive

As cheaper labour overseas nearly killed off wool industry, one mill saw eco-friendly opportunity.

    England once exported wool around the world, but globalisation has all but killed the industry off.

    Cheaper labour overseas means that hundreds of wool mills, which once drove the economy in the north of the country, have shut down.

    One of the last surviving mills has spotted an emerging trend in eco-friendly funerals, and has come up with a rather unusual way of keeping itself competitive.

    Rory Challands reports from West Yorkshire.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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