Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Ohio Knitting Mills = awesome vintage sweaters

Ohio Knitting Mills defines its products as "virgin vintage knitwear," and nothing could describe it more concisely: the company sells sweaters that were made between 1947-1974 that have never been worn. And these aren't just boring run of the mill sweaters (I know you guys love my wit), these sweaters are funky and fun.

A women's sweater made 1965-1968

Confession: I totally bought one last week online (impulse buuuuy), and it arrived today and I l-o-v-e love it, like, I'm going to marry it:

A men's sweater made 1965-1968

The sweaters were made at a mill that was founded in the 1920s, and after WWII the company started to save samples of their sweater designs for their archives. When Hanah Tatar's ('12) dad bought the old abandoned mill a couple of years ago, he found it stock full of perfect condition vintage sweaters and decided to share them with the world.

Now he's coming to share them with us!! Hannah's dad will be on campus today (Wednesday 25/2/09) in the Jewett Parlour from 4-6pm selling his sweaters. You should definitely go by and check it out.

Keep an eye out for a more in depth article about Ohio Knitting Mills in our spring issue.

Remember: Wednesday, 4-6pm, Jewett Parlour

In case you can't make it to the trunk show but still want to buy some knits:

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