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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Did You Know?

I received an email today at work with some "fun" facts about merino wool. The little video is a bit strange though. Do they really think that techno music makes everything better?

They talk about merino being sexy. (They even mention underwear?) The video is on this page, click "see sexy merino."

It's now machine washable. (A chemical is added, but hey, who's checking.)

It's good for sportswear. (Removes unpleasant odors? Ok.)

It's a renewable resource. (No way!)

And last but not least, it's a UV protectant.

If you ask me, they could have done a little bit better on the marketing. "Hey, come make sweaters with merino! It makes you less stinky and more pleasant to be around" just doesn't sound too appealing to me.

Sorry for the somewhat boring post. Not much knitting going on. I've mainly been focused on getting out the pattern for the sweater I teased you guys with the other day. It's been a bit of a nightmare because I've been very tired and there are so many parts. For such an easy sweater, this one has really tested my patience over and over! If or when I make it through, I hope it does well!


schrodinger said...

Quite a strange idea for a video.

Good luck with the sweater.

Lolly said...

I am wondering if this is a marketing ploy to get some business back... Australian wool industry has been suffering lately - partly due to some anmal rights issues (mulesing the sheep, etc) so this may be an effort to "woo" back customers... very interesting.

mia said...

oh come on melissa, you know techno music makes everything better. I mean fashion shows do it, and we both know they don't do anything wrong.