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Final Note

How skinny jeans almost ruined America’s money

Kai Ryssdal Dec 17, 2013
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This final note today, in which we learned skinny jeans almost doomed the American dollar.

From the pages of the Washington Post, this historical tidbit:

Cranes — the company that for more than a century has supplied the cotton fiber from which greenback are made — used to use discarded denim for its cotton.

Until back in the 1990’s the fashion world discovered spandex and how it helped jeans fit just right. And, sadly, spoiled denim as a currency-source forever more.

Now, Cranes just goes straight to plant.

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