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|Serena & Lily Herringbone Throw (stone) = $225|
|Lands' End's Cotton Woven Chevron Throw = $48.50|
3/21/11 - Here is an email I received from the makers of the Serena & Lily Throw. Thought you guys might be interested:
Hi Reichel –
I came upon your blog through a colleague who sent me the post I highlighted above comparing a Serena and Lily throw, which we manufacture for them, and an imported product offered by Land’s End. There is no comparison between these two items.
Brahms Mount is in its 28th year of designing and manufacturing American made products. To Serena and Lily’s enormous credit, they feature Brahms Mount throws and blankets in their line offerings. S & L took the bold step to partner with a US manufacturer to provide their end customer with an extraordinary American made product.
I understand that your blog, in it’s stated name/mission, wants to provide value, but I believe this kind of comparison does a disservice. First, to the small number of American mills left, I believe there are less than 10, and we provide the highest quality for top of bed and accessories that I am aware of. Your members should be told when the comparative products are displayed with enormous differences in quality, construction, manufacturing location, etc. It is comparing apples and oranges. Our products are of heirloom quality with a nationwide loyal and rapidly growing customer base. If you’d like to compare the two products, I’d suggest you purchase the imported Land’s End throw and purchase Serena and Lily’s. I’ll let the products tell the story and take it from there, case closed.
Thanks for hearing me out and I wish you continued success, Reichel. I offer this feedback in hopes you might interject some editorial substance when product comparisons reflected on your blog are way off the mark. Please feel free to call me to discuss and/or visit our site; www.brahmsmount.com – better yet, come visit us in Maine!