Saturday, February 24, 2007

the secret life of twist ties

this week I've been obsessing about twist ties. I've been wondering who sets out to become a twist tie-er. sure, it's a super factory-norma-rae-blue collar gig. but, don't you wonder if they have big twist tie pride? I do! I hope so. everything we buy with a plug or a cord is twist tied.



there are trade schools for twist ties, forums, articles, recruiters and an organization for dames, women in packaging. ok, packaging, but you can find sections dedicated to the art of the twist tie and the broads behind em'.



twist ties are big business, yo. I'm thoroughly fascinated by it.

3 comments:

Eebie said...

We all have our thing; for me it's the ziplock baggy.

Romius T. said...

as fetish goes this worries me, katie....very much....

Ryan D. said...

Greetings to you, I am a Twist-tier and would be interested in hearing more about these things you have spoken about, those trade schools looked like things just on the science of packaging, what kind of twist-tie science do you think they go over?. I've been making art and sculptures out of twist-ties for about 12 years now.

 

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