by Michael dEstries
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Coldplay has a secret that they’ve been less than eager to share.

The entire band likes to sew. A lot.

“Making clothes together in our studio makes us feel complete,” says lead singer Chris Martin. “We probably sound like a group of grannies in a knitting circle but it’s the truth and it gives us some control over our visual identity. When you are a big band and everyone is taking shots at you, the more things you can do together the better. And if you’re wearing uniforms made by your own hands it helps achieve that.”

We’re well aware that making one’s own clothing is a great way to help out the environment, but it’s funny to think of Coldplay sitting around in a hotel room rocking out the needlework. Still, when they’re on tour and staying in hotels, Chris Martin says they take great pleasure in finding time to do just that. “We see if they have a sewing kit in the amenities draw in case we feel inspired.”

Good on ya, gents. Coldplay are currently on a world tour to promote their ‘Viva la Vida’ album.

via femalefirst

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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    Yayyy! Sewing really is the new rock’n’roll!

  • Catherine

    If you believe that you will believe anything.
    I think someone has taken the words “we can sew our own buttons on” and twisted them just a little.
    And if they are such good sewers etc, why do they need to use “a sewing kit in the amenities draw”, would they not use their own well stocked personal sewing kits?

    And come on, you cant tell me they dont have someone that takes care of all that for them, like they would have time themselves.

    Cant believe the utter rubbish they publish.

  • emma

    jeez catherine. way to be negative. I’m sure they’re not cranking out like, 25 pantsuits or anything but by watching project runway i’ve observed that it is possible to make clothes fast. And yeah they’re on tour now and don’t have a lot of time but think about the years in between the last album and the present one. that’s a lot of sew time.

    go coldplay and viva la ropa!

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