Today straw craft is one of the most challenged crafts in the Nordic countries. Due to high production costs straw craft is mostly outsourced into countries where handlabor is cheaper. As a result skills and knowledge are rapidly disappearing. But straw has many advantages. It grows locally and it is widely available, it is cheap as a material and there are multiple ways to use it. Moreover it is environmentally friendly. It is thus worth to explore what the material and the craft could mean today.