Yesterday I posted a story about the dog that belongs to a shopkeeper. Here is her shop. The bamboo out front is not just the theme for this shop, but also for a related business that uses bamboo and used shipping containers to make environmentally-friendly, affordable housing. That will be the subject of tomorrow's post. Here is the interior of the shop.
The shop is called Bamboo Groove, and all of the cabinets, clothing racks, and furnishings are made of bamboo. The clothes are all natural, and the Dutch shopkeeper, Tanja, designs some of the products herself. My wife has bought some jewelry at the shop, and when I bought a tee-shirt last week it came not in a plastic bag, but in a basket made from bamboo.
The use of bamboo is a theme that Tanja shares with her boyfriend, a Dutch architect who designs and builds houses from empty shipping containers and bamboo. I will explain that extraordinary and brilliant business idea in tomorrow's post.