Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Hand-Crocheted" ...

While I'm still struggling with getting regular online access, I did want to take a moment to thank the television program "E!" for saying something correctly:  They were discussing various spring/summer fashions when one of the models came out wearing an open-work crocheted vest over a (regular) bikini.  The announcer noted all the details about what the model was wearing, and included the words, "hand-crocheted" when mentioning the vest.

Of course I knew what "hand-crocheted" meant, and I'm pretty sure you do too.  But does the public?  I doubt it.  IMHO, there isn't enough emphasis placed on items created by human hands. 

If a genie granted me a wish (OK, if a genie granted me several wishes -- because we all know I'd ask to have my online woes taken care of immediately!), I think I'd ask for merchandise to be better labeled -- where a big hang-tag states where the item was made AND have another tag (maybe in the shape of a human hand?) saying, "This garment was entirely created (crocheted!) by human hands."  Until that happens, I'm loving the "Hand-Crocheted" wording.

The question rolling around in my mind is: If we're willing to pay more for hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, then why is it not a crime to pay $6.99 for a huge "hand-crocheted" market bag?  Is it because we don't see labels stating such?

What are your thoughts on this?