Istanbul Knits World’s Largest Sweater to Promote Energy Conservation

by , 03/12/13   filed under: Eco-Art

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Istanbul’s Bayrampasa municipality has wangled the Guinness World Record for knitting the world’s largest sweater. Inspired by National Sweater Day, which is celebrated in Canada every February 9, the massive 151-foot-long pullover is part of a campaign by the Turkish government to encourage its people to lower their thermostats and wear warmer clothing. (Officials say a two-degree reduction could save the country $2 billion a year in energy costs.) The sweater, which comprises close to 1,100 pounds of wool yarn, required the efforts of 90 people over 30 days.

[Via Fibre2Fashion]

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