A reader pointed me to a video that is so beautiful and interesting and hilarious and jaw-dropping that rather than save it for the next full Elsewhere, I wanted to post it all by itself today. It’s called Unravel and it’s a factory tour: a fiber mill in India. If you’re like me, you like seeing how things are made — especially things you never thought to wonder about. In this case, it answers the unasked question of where recycled yarn and textiles come from, and the answer is pretty amazing. But the best part is definitely listening to the lighthearted factory women theorize about what reason Westerners might have for discarding the 100,000 tons of barely worn garments that are processed in that one village each year, the reality being incomprehensible. It’s a must watch.
IN SHOP NEWS (awkward!) if you’ve been waiting on the beautiful rosewood cable needles to reappear, they’ve finally made the trek from Vietnam to Fringe Supply Co. I promise you’ll treasure them for years to come!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Tell me what you’re working on—
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