- Oct 25, 2017
An older article but fascinating none the less. What say you era, where is it all going?
Grab your tinfoil hat and walk with me down sparkle way. In the Dec. 21 New York Times, Caity Weaver has a rollicking dispatch from the Glitterex glitter factory, which reveals the true nature of glitter—aluminum metalized polyethylene terephthalate—before hinting at a greater mystery: a top-secret industrial glitter use that accounts for most of the company’s sales.
The following exchange ensues when Weaver asks Glitterex manager Lauren Dyer why she can’t disclose this enigmatic buyer:
Dyer: “Because they don’t want anyone to know that it’s glitter.”
Weaver: “If I looked at it, I wouldn’t know it was glitter?”
Dyer: “No, not really.”
Weaver: “Would I be able to see the glitter?”
Dyer: “Oh, you’d be able to see something. But it’s — yeah, I can’t.”