Happy Halloween from all of us at green 3!
Not the safety pin but the ever addicting Pinterest pin! You may or may not know this, but you can now follow us on Pinterest! We are so excited to be able to share our board images with you. We will pin images that green 3 finds inspiring, green products we love, fun and creative ideas for our company store, organic garden recipes and of course some product from our line. Today I’ve chosen a few images from our boards to share with you and hopefully, if you like what you see, you’ll click on over to Pinterest and follow us!
My favorite image from this selection is the image of our employee’s foot, seriously! You just HAVE to have cool toes to run a green 3 sewing machine! What’s your favorite image?
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.
Have you ever wondered what to do with an old worn out pair of jeans? Thrift shops are a great first thought, but there are so many talented and imaginative people out there who are taking denim to a whole new level. Keeping fabric out of landfills and finding a creative way to use those materials is something we strive for. Here are a handful of inspiring, artistic and creative images using denim.
This is a green3 favorite from our Spring 2012 collection. Our distressed denim skirt is made from reclaimed denim and is part of our effort to keep excess fabric waste out of the landfill.
We have also been working on a really BIG denim project. We are planning to hang this up in our company store upon completion. This is a great symbol for what we are passionate about. Products made in the United States and reusing materials that might otherwise end up tossed. Made out of 16 pairs of jeans sewn together and painted. Showing we are proud of the products we make and our effort to help the environment.
What do you think of “our” flag? Have you done any projects using reclaimed denim material or seen any other great pictures of denim used in a different way? We’d love to see them!
The lights are twinkling, the trees are decorated. presents are wrapped and we actually have some long awaited snow! Finally a little bit of powder covering the ground today, wasn’t sure we’d see any until after the holiday. Here’s hoping its not all melted by noon.
Just thought I’d share a picture of our tree and let you know how we decorated it this year. A handful of vintage ornaments found at a local thrift store, our sweater scarf wrapping our tree in warmth and beauty and one of our sweater skirts fills in for the traditional tree skirt!
From all of us at Green3, we hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday!
This frame was a fun little thrift store find, adding up to a whopping $6.00! We slightly repurposed this baby to hike up the charm factor. Inside the original frame was a picture…a creepy picture…a VERY creepy picture that we just had to say bah-bye to (not sure why I don’t have a photo to validate all of that creepiness). We popped it out, painted over the picture with chalkboard paint and voila!! A rustic and warm addition to our store entrance. Do you have a favorite thrift store find?
Continuing with our store front stories I want to talk about this cool display that our art director, Jane put together. We put up that white wall divider to divide the space (how clever, right?) between our office space and our storefront. We wanted a way to hide our office space further by displaying something over them. We had some unused canvases on hand that were purchased a few years back from a garage sale, so our super creative team decided to use leftover denim and sweater material as well as a few of our t-shirts to brighten up the canvases. Jane stretched and stapled the materials over the canvas to achieve that look.Unfortunately the fabrics alone looked, well, lonely; but the t-shirts looked cool. So to remedy those lonely fabrics we opted to print out some pictures from our photo shoot and center them on the fabric. I think this idea could work for you at home too. Try using family photos or kids’ photos pinned over a piece of leftover fabric. Parents or grandparents would love a gift like that for Christmas!
Take a look at this photo we used for the wall:
These donkeys were present at our fall catalog photo shoot but weren’t too keen on being photographed. Our photographer tried to befriend these two asses with hay, carrots, whistling and even baby talk, for a close up. This was the only picture that actually turned out; at least they are both looking at the camera.
Can you see the zigzag thread framed around the donkeys? Jane printed the donkey pictures onto recycled card stock, cut and then sewed them back together for a handmade feel. I think the extra effort was worth it. Didn’t it turn out great? We would love to hear of any creative canvas projects you’ve done!
A big part of our company goal is to always be aware of things that can be restored or reused to make beautiful quality items. In fact, when we were brainstorming ideas about how to decorate our new storefront, we again put this idea to fruition. We always have a lot of scrap fabric on hand (who’d have thought?) and decided to cut some of it into strips and then wrap around balloons using paper mache.
Thankfully during the summer we had a high school graduate interning with us. She loves being creative and spent a few days prepping these for display. Aren’t they cool? This display may change with the seasons since we are always looking at new ways to be creative. Here’s another similar idea:
You can make these, using yarn, balloons, and a half-glue half-water mixture. Dip the yarn into the mixture and wrap around the balloon. Ever tried this? These yarn balloons I found on Pinterest (originally from here). If you have yet to hear about this website check it out. There is so much inspiration on their pages. Maybe we’ll tackle the yarn balloons for spring. Have you done any fun projects using paper mache? Do you love Pinterest or does it send your mind into spirals?