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The Once-ler holding a Thneed.

A Thneed is a highly versatile object knitted from the foliage of a Truffula Tree. According to the Once-ler, it is "A-fine-something-that-all-people need." It costs $3.98 (approximately $30.67 adjusted for inflation) according to The Lorax book and movie. Its name is a portmanteau of "the need', a term to describe trendy items and how they become “the need” of people. These trends further grow the greed of the companies that produce these items.

It appears to be a fabric made of the said foliage.

Appearance[]

The color of a Thneed really depends on the color of the tree it is knitted from (however, most Thneeds shown have a reddish-pink color). Its shape can also be changed to suit different purposes but its default form resembles a sweater.

Uses[]

Thneeds can take on a large variety of forms for different purposes, such as:

  • Shirts
  • Socks
  • Large gloves
  • Hats
  • Carpets
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Curtains
  • Covers for bicycle seats
  • Hammocks
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Canary nest
  • Sweatshirt
  • Thneedle Thoup that can cure chest and back pain (how this is possible is unknown)
  • Hair grooming products
  • Carburated rust eliminator
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Towel
  • Skirt
  • Pants
  • Sponge
  • Scarf
  • Tightrope
  • (Butterfly) Net
  • Wig
  • Purse/Bag
  • Suit
  • Boxing Glove(s)
  • Parachute
  • Reusable diaper
  • Runny nose wiper
  • Slingshot
  • Jump rope
  • Food (Tastes like bread, but without the crust)
  • Windshield Wiper
  • Viper trap
  • Mustache Brush
  • Mop
  • Kites
  • Trampolines
  • Sails
  • Ties
  • Vests
  • Capes
  • Robes
  • Tablecloths
  • Horse Saddles
  • Rugs
  • Tents
  • Ponchos
  • Hoodies
  • Flags
  • Earmuffs
  • Sundresses
  • Ball gowns
  • Blankets
  • Lampshades
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Ribbon Streamers
  • Hair Scrunchie
  • Batting cages
  • Potato sacks
  • Aprons
  • Leggings
  • Sport coats
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