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Malden Mills needs our help

Jacinta_Cullen | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

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When Malden Mills burned down in 1995 Aaron Feuerstein kept his employees on payroll thus saving thousands of local jobs. Debt and creditors have forced the company into bankruptcy and now Mr. Fuerstein needs our help.

If you are going to sew a fleece garment please consider buying only Malden Mills fleece. If you are purchasing a fleece garment check to see if it is Malden Mills. If you have a few extra dollars consider buying a few yards of Malden Mills fleece and invent a project, you can always donate to a charity.

Please post a notice asking people to pitch in on other sites.

Thank you

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  1. silkscape_ | | #1

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    There is no comparison with other fleece anyway. I've bought the cheap fleeces and after what seems like hours, they are a flattened, pilled, mess.

    1. Sarah_Kayla | | #2

      *The Fuerstein's have a long history of helping folks out. I went to a Jewish day school in the Boston area. Many of my Holocaust survivor teachers and even my principal would proudly list their jobs working at Malden Mills in their bios. The teachers and the principal of my school had had all been Talmud scholars in Europe. They had no previous experience in the textile industry. They were all hired as an act of charity . Before my school was founded, they all worked at Malden Mills. Twenty and thirty years later, they all listed their Malden Mills experience right after their credentials from prestgeous European yeshivas. Sarah

      1. Jean_ | | #3

        *You can order on-line.

        1. Tish_Hall | | #4

          *I used the pattern and instructions for fleece mittens (Issue #63, article by Linda Faiola) this Christmas, and I am totally sold on fleece mitten making. The pattern makes mittens to fit a small-to-medium woman's hands, but can be adjusted by shifting the size grid it is copied onto. Even fancy fleece mittens can be made in an hour. I'm giving up on knitting mittens.I wanted to give my very disabled mother a gift that was really a gift to her, but her needs now are pretty basic and she' not able to enjoy most of the things she has already. She doesn't have the muscle control to force her hands into mitten and gloves, so I made her Zipper Mittens.I split the pattern for the top piece of the mitten seven inches up from the cuff and inserted a seven inch zipper, then completed the mittens and added a cuff decoration. When my father takes her out in the cold, he can open the zippers and set her hands down into the mittens, then zip them shut. The day after Christmas I made myself a pair, sans zippers, in about forty minutes.So if you're looking for a fleece project, I suggest mittens. Someone in an earlier post suggested sewing for charity. My church's Mitten Tree will have several pairs of fleece mittens next winter.Tish

          1. mulch52 | | #5

            *I don't normally post here, but please don't overlook Malden as a source for Chemo-Caps (I don't know what the real term is). I gave some (store-bought) to my mom after she lost her hair following radiation, because it gets cold in the midwest. At that point, it was the only gift I could wrap up for her.

          2. Doreen_Marlor | | #6

            *Does anyone know of a Sewing/Textile Cruise? Any information on it would be appreciated.

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