Friday, October 12, 2007

Never fear, cashmere is here


Make: Sojrn
Model: Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
Size: Medium
Color: Gray
Part: n/a
MSRP: n/a
Paid: $0.00 (Gift of Read Worth)
Made in: China

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Date purchased: 10/11/2007
n/w?: Want

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Make: Sojrn
Model: Cashmere V-neck Sweater
Size: Medium
Color: White
Part: n/a
MSRP: n/a
Paid: n/a (Gift of Read Worth)
Made in: China

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Date purchased: 10/11/2007
n/w?: Want

Comment: While I was still living in SF, I did some work for Read Worth and Sojrn on a new line of Eco sweaters, called Ecomere, that would be made of a cashmere/bamboo blend. Over farming of cashmere goats in Mongolia is destroying vegetation and creating giant dust storms that are damaging the ecosystem and spreading as far as California. As thanks for the work, Read hooked me up with a couple of their 100% cashmere sweater (since the new line isn't finished yet). However, only one of them survived Zero Day. It was the nicest sweater I had ever owned, so I was grateful of having just that one. After being in Chicago for about two months, It had started getting chilly and the sweater was the perfect layer for cycling in the fall. It was lightweight, breathable, and warm. I made the mistake of throwing it in my bag one day though, with a brand new bottle of chain lube. The seal on the bottle broke and my sweater became saturated in grease, that dries into wax. Man did I feel like an idiot. At that time, it was my only long sleeve article of clothing and I ruined it. I dropped it off at the dry cleaner, but with very little hope that they would be able to save it. In the mean time, I contacted Read to tell him what had happened to both sweaters and asked if I could buy a new one from him (Sojrn doesn't have a distribution outlet that I could find). Read asked for my address and told me not to worry about it. When I went to the dry cleaners, I was shocked to see that my sweater looked brand new, and it only cost $3.20. I felt bad now for contacting Read, even though my intentions were to buy a sweater, but today I got a package in the mail with two new sweaters. I'm very thankful for the warmth these will bring me this winter. Cheers Mr. Worth.

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