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Craft products

Profile of industry in British Columbia

North Americans have a growing interest in craft products made from native plant species. Although the commercial potential for these types of craft products is increasing, relatively little data on the industry are available.

Forest service staff and industry participants report that whole plants, leaves, bark, roots or wood may be used to manufacture craft products. Craft products may often be composed of more than one type of plant material. The production of baskets and other woven products, for example, requires a combination of bark, roots or leaf materials. Table 13 shows various craft products made from plant materials of 24 different species.

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