The bamboo lady dates back to 1992 in Guangzhou China. Just prior to that time, I had returned from the countryside as a “volunteer” for Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution. After the “Chairmans” passing, the government had just embarked upon an economic liberalization program encouraging business startups. I was working for the Dong Yan Hotel in a variety of capacities. The hotel manager encouraged me to take over the hotel “gift shop” and it is all history. I continued in that capacity until 2003 when I then migrated to the USA.
Shortly after arriving in the USA, I moved from Virginia to Florida. I opened a “shop” in Fleamaster’s Fleamarket mainly tailoring clothing. As the business grew, I added Feng Shui items from China and the bamboo lady was founded. It was a name coined by customers since I sold “lucky bamboo” they referred to me as the bamboo lady.
I continue in that capacity until this day!