Campaign for Wool in Bryant Park

Written by Sarah on October 8th, 2012 Posted in instagram, knits, life, new york city, photos, travel, tv, yarn

The Campaign for Wool came to New York to promote everything great about our favorite fiber, wool! And they brought sheep!

That’s right! I got to see sheepies on the way home from work! And to honor the woolly wonders, the fountain was filled with multi colored hanks of wool. Knitty City was there stitching away and there were tons of spinners explaining the process to curious New Yorkers. It was pretty magical, as if my brain had exploded onto Bryant Park!

The Campaign was passing out fliers highlighting the benefits of wool in everything from household goods to sweaters. Wool is natural and sustainable. It’s a great insulator but is also breathable. And, of course, choosing wool helps to support the small (sometimes local!) farmers rather than oil companies that make cheap synthetic fabrics.

Not that you needed any convincing. In fact, I’m quite sure I am single-handedly keeping the wool industry afloat!  Anyway, I don’t need to tell you how great a cause it is. I wish I could get a big 80s t-shirt that says CHOOSE WOOL.

Also, not to start a tangent but, the whole thing reminded me of this show. Does anybody remember Sheep in the Big City!? So many puns!

Big thanks to my mom for telling me about the event! Keep fighting the good fight! Wool to the People!

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Comments (3)

  • October 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm |

    wool to the people! you could probably go make yourself a ‘choose wool’ tshirt over at http://www.spreadshirt.com/. and then you should model it all styled up like you would’ve worn it in the ’80’s. or something ^_^

    • October 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm |

      Cute idea! I think maybe I should knit one!

  • Ashley
    October 10, 2012 at 10:07 am |

    Adorbs! I want those sheep. Also my mother was just telling me about a wine tasting she and my dad went to… and there was this entire stand filled with wool products! Alpaca and llamas and sheep– oh my! Getting the information so we can take a trip. Wine & wool! <3

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