While still available from many retailers, the last plastic pink flamingo may have already been produced.
For almost 50 years, Leominster, Massachusetts based Union Products has been producing Don Fetherstone’s original design which has grown to iconic status on the lawn and in our hearts. Now the rising material and energy prices have caused Union Products to close its plant.
But this may not be the end for the beloved pink pair. Dennis Plante, president of Union Products is pursuing a new producer for the fine (simulated) feathered friend. For now we can just hope that he can find a producer who will do as nice a job as Union has.
To read more about the potential demise of the plastic pink flamingo check out these articles:
Boston Herald: Not a leg to stand on
Boing Boing: Pink Flamingos, RIP?
Sun Sentinel: RIP: Pink Flamingo, 1957-2006