Feather Tree History
Hey kids, gather around it's story time! Did you know the history of feather trees and where it all began? Well, once upon a time...
Feather Christmas trees were first created in Germany in 1880 and are regarded as one of the first types of artificial Christmas trees. These first artificial trees were, in part, a response to growing environmental concerns in the late 19th century concerning deforestation associated with the harvest of Christmas trees in Germany. The tradition of feather Christmas trees was brought to the United States by German immigrants in places such as Pennsylvania and Texas. Feather Christmas trees became popular during the early 20th century,and were sold by department stores in the United States.
In 2009, Angelwreaths took it to a whole new level and re-designed the new feather trees for the modern home. The design of form & function is contemporary, fuller in shape, comfortably soft, lightweight and can easily be decorated with ornaments festive for the holidays. An innovative design feature of the Angelwreaths Christmas feather trees is the easy to set-up with no tools, and are quickly collapsible for easy storage.
Owner and designer, Silverio Baranda, created this unique look with a purpose of developing eco-friendly products. Lead is a key ingredient often used when crafting the needles for an artificial tree, which can be very harmful to your health as lead particles can be spread. According to The New York Times, “The annual carbon emissions associated with using a real tree every year were just one-third of those created by an artificial tree over a typical six-year lifespan. Most fake trees also contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which produces carcinogens during manufacturing and disposal."
As Silverio would say, "it's a new tradition for a good cause when you have an Angelwreaths American Feather Tree."