Wisconsin Holiday Market 2015

Holiday traditions around the world can range from simply meeting with family and roasting almonds over the fire, to having a friendly get-together with friends, or even shopping and gift giving. One tradition Green 3 likes is the Wisconsin Holiday Market at the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The American Club | via www.americanclubresort.com

The American Club | via www.americanclubresort.com

The Holiday Market takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving; Nov. 20-22 at The American Club, a five-star resort in Kohler, featuring getaway suits and cottages for tourists, relaxing spas and exquisite dining. The 33rd Annual Holiday Market offers visiting friends of Kohler to shop with vendors all across the Midwest for holiday decorations, clothing, accessories, toys and more.

Green 3 will be making an appearance and we hope you will as well. We have tons of holiday treats for you that you won’t want to miss out on. Plus, you can drink wine while you shop. Who doesn’t love that?

Ponchos and Blanket Wraps | Green 3

Ponchos and Blanket Wraps | Green 3

Similar to some other shows, we will be bringing a lot of our double-up tees, ponchos and wraps. However, we are also constantly working on new projects. We are excited to bring out some new ponchos and wraps, sewn right at the Green 3 office with excess fabrics so that no piece is wasted. We are also packing along a lot of Green 3 skirts that are perfect for the holidays. You can plan on seeing some Green 3 throws and dish towels to add to your home collection. On top of that, accent your home with some holiday items from Green 3’s Circa-Home collection.

Holiday Ties | Green 3

Holiday Ties | Green 3

Suit Tie Placemat | Green 3

Suit Tie Placemat | Green 3

We are very excited to announce that we are bringing along some new Suit Tie Placemats! Green 3 usually makes these small placemats as a side project, but Sandy decided to pick up some fun and delightful holiday ties! The placemats are made using a silky bottom and then using the thinner ends of ties as borders. We then use the large end of the tie, or the bottom of it, as a holder for your silverware. Not only is it unique, but it’s definitely a table-talker for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinners!

Join Green 3 on Friday, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and again on Sunday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is at 419 Highland Drive, Kohler, Wisconsin and is a one-time cost of $6 for the weekend, $1 for children 12 and under. If you stay overnight at the American Club or the Inn on Woodlake, you can receive free admission! Click here for more information on this beautiful destination.

 

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The Story of the Button Tree

Halloween has come and passed, with festivities, snow and traditional get-togethers around the corner. One tradition we at Green 3 like to celebrate is shown through our Button Tree tee.

Button Tree Tee | Green 3

Button Tree Tee | Green 3

We want to point this faux-layered, double up tee out to the world because of it’s uniqueness and story behind it. At Green 3, every garment has a story and this tee happens to have a very interesting one.

The Button Tree tee is a shirt that has an environmentally-friendly printed decorative tree on the front. Green 3 decided to spruce up that tree by sewing on buttons in seven different spots on the tree, similar to ornaments. The buttons were originally purchased in bulk from Canvasbacks in Milwaukee, WI about five years ago. In 2010, Green 3 ended up with about 10,000 buttons. Yep, 10,000! All different kinds of buttons in terms of color, size and even kind of button, whether it has two, three or four holes or if it’s a shank button.

Lettered and Numbered Button Bag | Green 3

Lettered and Numbered Button Bag | Green 3

Over the years, Green 3 has worked with the buttons on a variety of different sewing projects, but the Button Tree tee was the biggest one of all. Buttons are chosen based on color, size and how they look on the shirt. We lay out the tee and look through our giant button book that is organized by letters and numbers. We then find buttons we think would look good on the tee and place them in the seven different spots to see where each would fit. You would think that we just pick random buttons, but we actually factor in the sizes in correlation with the other buttons, as well as the different colors. For example, sometimes the buttons are too brown or we have too many silver or black buttons.

From there, we send the tees and buttons to Green 3’s good friend, Lois VanDien, who sews the buttons on with her machine from the comfort of her own home.

Button Tree Tee with Buttons | Green 3

Button Tree Tee with Buttons | Green 3

Just like other Green 3 tees, it is made from 100% soft, organic cotton in the USA. It’s made with a form-flattering women’s cut that is fitting near the top, but relaxed near the mid-section. The tee is designed and printed with environmentally-friendly, water-based inks  in Oshkosh, WI and is preshrunk.

The Button Tree tee is not only popular with Green 3’s retail customers, but also with our wholesale customers, like Fair Indigo, Disney and more. Pair this beautiful, festive tee with a pair of jeans and your holiday look is complete! Get yours today by clicking here.

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