Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A lot of good in Olot
My partner (wife) Paula bought me a lovely jumper the other day and instead of some logo or a picture of a skinny model on the label attached to it there was a large photo of a (smiling) older woman sitting at a sewing machine.
This impressed me.
But what impressed me also when I had a look at the company’s website, was that they have created and are maintaining jobs for women over 40 and are continuing the rich tradition of the textile industry in the Catalan town of Olot.
They also claim to spend half of their profits on supporting environmental or social projects.
It turns out that the original idea of their first jumper was called The Marcelino Camacho, in honor of the well-known politician and trade unionist, whose trademark was this type of zipper-jumper.
I almost never plug products but this one is something to crow about (and of course I am not being paid in any form for this endorsement.)