As many of you know Sandy Martin started green3 in 2006 and was later joined by her husband Jim. Today, Jim is hear to share a little secret with you about how each of our catalogs are named.
green3’s first true catalog was released in the Fall of 2009, and featured a combination of immediate Fall deliveries, as well as a glimpse of what Spring 2010 was going to look like. I had been a fan of George Winston’s classic piano album “Winter into Spring”, and it seemed like a perfect name for this catalog. I also liked the idea of “naming” catalogs, as opposed to just having the season and year on them. With that, the concept of linking every green3 catalog with a seasonally appropriate musical reference was born.
Spring 2010, “ Morning Has Broken”. This Cat Steven’s song fit for many reasons. Obviously this song has strong references to the newness associated with the Spring season, but also we were coming off the global financial meltdown of 2009, and everyone was hopeful that 2010 was going to be the start of a recovery.
Fall 2010, “Autumn Leaves”. This song has been performed by many artists, but was made famous by the incomparable Nat King Cole. This is a beautiful song about more than just the change of seasons.
Spring 2011, “Summer in the City”. This is the summertime classic by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Our Spring 11 line featured many sun drenched colors, and at the time we were really inspired by the revitalization of many urban settings across the US. This song seemed like a perfect match.
We will post up the remaining catalog names next week and Jim will be back to reveal the name and image of our Fall 2012 catalog!
Unfortunately, this title got me thinking about this classic Bill Cosby show from the 90′s, and I say unfortunately because now that theme song will be on repeat in my head for the rest of the day! But back to the post, here is a different kind of picture page. An image stroll through our company store.
A rainbow of thread
Scarf wrapped mannequin
Colorful bag ties
Vintage sewing machine
Relaxing on a vintage school chair.
Wikepedia states that an alley-oop in “basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball near the basket to a teammate who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk. The alley-oop combines elements of teamwork, pinpoint passing, and timing.”
We recently caught an alley-oop from another USA made apparel company. A mere fifteen miles west of Green3, Ripon Athletic of Berlin, Wisconsin is “a custom manufacturer of jackets and uniforms for institutional team apparel.” We’ve teamed up with them and Uncommon Goods to offer a unique piece of clothing. Aptly named “the athletic skirt” you may just get the urge to play a quick game of b-ball while wearing it!
This new lot of skirts are sewn together using discontinued, excess and remnant athletic material from Ripon Athletic. To be more specific, some of the fabrics might be excess softball pant material or discontinued fabric from the Baltimore Ravens or the Montreal Canadians previous uniforms.
The athletic skirt isn’t available yet, but once fall is here you’ll be able to purchase it through Uncommon Goods. If you are interested in purchasing something today, with a similar design and story, you can buy this skirt now. It’s a bridesmaid “dress” you’ll wear again and again and again…for real!
Given or received? A unique and handmade item always feels incredibly special. When a wonderful friend knocked at my door with this wreath she had handcrafted, I felt especially thankful. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have received several handmade items and not only do they take time to make, but they always show an unmeasurable amount of thought.
A duct taped pool noodle keeps the shape!
Each season when we put together ideas for our apparel lines we strive to make unique handmade items that you are proud to wear, proud to give and proud to receive. Continually we strive to give you the feeling of receiving something unique, thoughtful and handmade.
Cut and sewn by hand!