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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    I don't know that I would solely blame Henry Ford, automation did make it easier and more cost effective to make things, but its more a societal ignorance of how things are made. Not knowing the time and effort makes it easy to undervalue an item.

    And there is a large batch of people that have no problem sharing with you how little they paid for something, as a badge of honor. In some cases those people are looking at price as the only factor in the value. In those cases, they think they are being frugal, but in fact they are just being cheap.
    A very good point. I always try to buy quality over upfront cost. I'd rather spend 100 dollars on something that will last me five years than paying 20 dollars for a cheaper product that will last half a year. In the long run you end up paying more.
    Going back to the cost of artisan goods, I think what people forget the most, is that this stuff is art. Sure it is art with a practical purpose but art none the less. People at least understand that paintings and the like are supposed to be expensive, but they don't understand why handmade goods should be just as expensive. The time it takes you to knit a blanket may be the same amount of time it takes me to paint a watercolor. Yet it is socially acceptable for me to charge 400 dollars for my painting. People need to get their heads on straight. lol
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    Back in India we get these shawls made of pashmina. (think of it as cashmere but more lighter and softer)

    Anywho If you guys could get a hold of that it would make one heck of a comforter :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by afro123 View Post
    Back in India we get these shawls made of pashmina. (think of it as cashmere but more lighter and softer)

    Anywho If you guys could get a hold of that it would make one heck of a comforter :P
    Pashmina and Cashmere both come from goats, and unlike sheep wool, the finest quality of the hair, is the shed/brushed out inner hair that is grown to protect them from cold weather and shed in the spring. Its a much more laborious process than just shearing. I have enjoyed the whole process of learning about how and where yarn is from. Believe it or not... people wear a surprising amount of wood too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    Believe it or not... people wear a surprising amount of wood too.
    I try to avoid it, hate the splinters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I try to avoid it, hate the splinters...
    The sap is what gets me.
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    Sounds like you both need to go read your labels.

    Look for Rayon, Viscose, Tencel, Modal, and Lyocell. (Side note that Rayon and Viscose are more of a process than specific material, but both are commonly wood and bamboo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    Sounds like you both need to go read your labels.

    Look for Rayon, Viscose, Tencel, Modal, and Lyocell. (Side note that Rayon and Viscose are more of a process than specific material, but both are commonly wood and bamboo)
    I'm just playing. I knew that about Rayon, I don't even know if I've heard of those other ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    Sounds like you both need to go read your labels.

    Look for Rayon, Viscose, Tencel, Modal, and Lyocell. (Side note that Rayon and Viscose are more of a process than specific material, but both are commonly wood and bamboo)
    Seriously??...I thought you typed "wood" instead of "wool", by mistake...it was a feeble attempt at humor on my part

    So...can clothes get termites?
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    Yes seriously on the wood, but doubtful on the termites.

    The process for making viscose/rayon is that they basically break down the cell chains in the source material via chemical bath into a goop, then squirt the goop through spinneret nozzles into another chemical base that makes them re-solidify into different types of cell chains that can be spun together like threads. They tend to get called semi-synthetic materials.

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    Wow, thanks for the explanation...to be honest, I've never thought about how synthetic materials are made

    I just know polyester is HOT in the summertime where I live
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