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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 according to The Lorax Book and The Lorax (film).

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


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


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

  • Shirt
  • Sock
  • Large glove
  • Hat
  • Carpet
  • Pillow
  • Sheet
  • Curtains
  • Covers For Bicycle Seats
  • Hammock
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Canary Nest
  • Sweatshirt
  • Thneedle Thoup That Cures Backache Pain And Chest (how this is possible is unknown)
  • Makes A Perfect Windshield Wiper
  • Groom Your Hair When It Gets Mussed
  • Eliminates Carborater Rust
  • Sweater
  • 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
  • trap (catches a viper)
  • Mustache Brush
  • Mop