Bags, bags and more bags of gaudy holiday sweaters. We are very busy cutting them up and crafting them into skirts!
I think this is such a genius idea when it comes to thinking outside of the box and reusing materials. And lets be truthful here, the whole Christmas sweater phenomenon has been turned into a faux pas, only acceptable to wear in public if you are a teacher. So what do the rest of us do with these sweaters, we search through thrift stores to find the most hideous one and then wear it proudly to a Christmas sweater themed party.
But Green3 is turning that mindset around. Yes, we are still searching thrift stores for these sweaters, but we are successfully giving them a breath of fresh air! Our skirts are a bit of holiday, mixed with seasonal pattern and color. We use 3-5 Christmas sweaters per skirt. The panels on the skirt are not always from the same sweater and each skirt is unique.
When the process is complete we are able to reuse about 85% of the sweaters leaving us with very minimal waste! Yeah, us!