Millions of tourists are expected to travel to locations on Aug. 21 along the path of the total solar eclipse that will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. And they’ll have plenty of solar swag to buy.
Not only will they find plenty of commemorative viewing glasses, T-shirts and posters, but also soaps, jewelry, eclipse-themed wines and even s’mores kits with marijuana-infused chocolate.
Demand for eclipse stuff is skyrocketing.
“We’ll definitely sell out of eclipse viewing glasses today,” said Polly White, co-owner of the Great American Eclipse website, which sells merchandise and provides information about the event. “Our screen printers have been fairly frantic screen-printing shirts, but I’m done the ordering and getting those in now. I don’t even know how many thousands of shirts that we’ve sold — but it’s a lot.”
Among the unique items the Great American Eclipse is offering are the eclipse-theme wine varieties — Umbra Organic Zinfandel, Umbra Organic Chardonnay and Totality, a sparkling wine made by Frey Vineyards (umbra is the moon’s dark inner shadow, while totality is the term that describes when the sun is