Day Two: For Sock Monkey Lovers

The story of the sock monkey goes way back, back before we thought. The popular icon goes back to the Victorian Era, when a man named John Nelson immigrated to the U.S. and created the Nelson Knitting Company in 1880. However, the toy didn’t become as iconic until The Great Depression when old Nelson socks would be reclaimed into toys for the kids.

At Green 3, we consider those who love our sock monkey products to be those who are still kids are heart, are playful and have a wild sense of wonder. If you, or someone else you know, fits into these categories, then this list is the one to read as part of our 10 Day Gift-Giving Blog Series.

1. Love Sock Monkey

Love Sock Monkey | Green 3

Love Sock Monkey | Green 3

Our Love Sock Monkey long-sleeved tee is just that– one full of love. The sock monkeys are designed in the shape of a heart on a royal red tee to show your love for them. If you look closely, all the faces of the monkeys are different, creating something that’s unique and silly, just like your personality. The shirt is extremely comfortable as it’s made from 100% organic cotton. It’s also made with a flattering cut around the bust and mid-waist so nothing fits weird. Did we mention it’s also made in the USA? Shop now!

2. Sock Monkey Patches

Sock Monkey Patches | Green 3

Sock Monkey Patches | Green 3

This long-sleeved tee is new to our 2015 Fall/Holiday collection. You’ll fall in love with the rich, chocolate-brown color, the softness and the patched graphic monkey on it. The tee features a sock monkey who is made up of different patches. How cute, right? It fits into the story of them being originally reclaimed toys. It also features hearts, which shows your true love and passion for the sock monkeys. This tee is also made from 100% organic cotton, with a form-flattering fit. It’s also made in the USA, right in Wisconsin. Shop now!

3. Sock Monkey Handwarmer

Sock Monkey Hand Warmers | Green 3

Sock Monkey Hand Warmers | Green 3

Lighthearted and whimsical are two words that come to mind when describing our Sock Monkey Handwarmers. They create simplicity in the five stripes at the base with a face of a sock monkey, but don’t let that fool you. This handwarmer set will keep you laughing and joyful all day. Not to mention it’s the perfect accessory with any holiday outfit because the red threads will accent just about any Christmas sweater. It’s a great stocking stuffer! Our handwarmers are a little bit different than our tees. Although they are made in the USA, they are made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton knits, and are made on a special machine in Upstate New York. Shop now!

4. Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmer

Looking for a little bit more stripe in your life? We may have the perfect solution for you sock monkey lovers- our Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmer. The chocolate and red accentuate each other beautifully with the waving sock monkey on the back of your hand, and the words, “Hi” and “Bye” featured on the palms. Be silly while staying warm through the winter months. It’s a great stocking stuffer! Just like our regular Sock Monkey Handwarmer, the Sock Monkey Stripe Handwarmers are also made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!

5. Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf

Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf | Green 3

Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf | Green 3

Our Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf is considered a timeless classic with a modern eco-twist! It will be the “greenest” striped monkey to ever be part of your collection. This scarf will keep you warm against the harsh December and January winds or make a great accessory to your winter outfits. Just like our other knits at Green 3, the Sock Monkey Striped Tee Scarf is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!

6. Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf

Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf | Green 3

Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf | Green 3

Bring out your silliest side with our Sock Monkey Dots 2 Scarf! The iconic brown and grey polka dots accent the waving sock monkey on a bold red background. The patterns show will off your fun and wonder-like personality. If you know someone who fits into a couple of those descriptions, this just may be the perfect gift for them this holiday season. This scarf is also made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York, creating a beautiful tale to tell at anyone who asks about it. Shop now!

7. Sock Monkey Stripe Hat

Sock Monkey Striped Hat | Green 3

Sock Monkey Striped Hat | Green 3

Keep your noggin’ warm this winter with a Green 3 Sock Monkey Stripe Hat. Match it with our scarf and handwarmers, and you’ll be all set to fight the cold! The unique story of why Green 3’s hats are square is one to treasure, as it’s quirky, fun and one-of-a-kind. The waving sock monkey and brown and red stripes sure will bring attention and can be a great conversation starter. Just like our other knits, the Sock Monkey Stripe Hat is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York. Shop now!

8. Sock Monkey Traditional Large Throw

Sock Monkey Traditional Large Throw | Green 3

Sock Monkey Traditional Large Throw | Green 3

Curl up around the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and Green 3’s Sock Monkey Traditional Throw. It’s large enough to wrap around your body and hone in your warmth. Green 3 is keeping it more traditional with the classic brown color that sock monkeys are known for. Our throw is made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton and is machine wash & dry, just in case you spill some hot cocoa. Shop now!

And if you happen to know a little one who loves sock monkeys just as much, here are a few items for them:

1. 3 Sock Monkeys Onesie/Hat Set

3 Sock Monkeys Onesie/Hate Set | Green 3

3 Sock Monkeys Onesie/Hate Set | Green 3

2. Sock Monkey Onesie/Hat Set

Sock Monkey Onesie/Hat Set | Green 3

Sock Monkey Onesie/Hat Set | Green 3

3. Sock Monkey Waving JR Throw

Waving Sock Monkey JR Throw | Green 3

Waving Sock Monkey JR Throw | Green 3

4. Sock Monkey Stripe JR Throw

Sock Monkey Stripe JR Throw | Green 3

Sock Monkey Stripe JR Throw | Green 3

5. 3 Sock Monkeys JR Throw

3 Sock Monkeys JR Throw | Green 3

3 Sock Monkeys JR Throw | Green 3

All of our onesies at Green 3 are made form 100% organic cotton for softness for your little one. Our throws are made from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton in Upstate New York- Made with the environment at heart and in the USA.

Can’t get enough of our gift giving series? Stay tunes for day three tomorrow! Stay updated with our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Day One: For Those Skirts-With-Boots Lovers

The winter months means snow, slush and gunk everywhere. It’s the perfect time for those who love wearing boots, even if they’re pairing it with jeans or a skirt. Green 3 is providing you a list for those who love wearing skirts and boots, as part of our 10 Day Gift Giving Series.

1. Recycled Cotton Sweater Knit Skirts

Knit Pencil Skirt | Green 3

Knit Pencil Skirt | Green 3

Whether it’s the Pencil Skirt, the 4 Panel Skirt, or the Holiday Skirt, at Green 3 our skirts are perfect for casual and professional wear. Pair them with some black leggings and boots and you can face the harsh winds of winter. We call them wardrobe essentials!  Made in the USA from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton or upcycled cotton sweater material, they all feature an elastic waistband and hits just above the knee. The size ranges from small to extra-large. Shop now!

2. Christmas Sweater Skirt

Christmas Sweater Skirt | Green 3

Christmas Sweater Skirt | Green 3

Be the talk at your Christmas get-togethers with a Green 3 Christmas Sweater Skirt! These skirts are made from reclaimed Christmas/Holiday sweaters. There are different panels that display a range of looks from gaudy to patterned to solid. The best part of this skirt is that no two are exactly the same! You could get one for everyone in your family and all be different. Did we mention that it’s made in the USA? Shop now!

3. Boot Cuffs

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You can’t complete an outfit with a skirt and a pair of boots without some boot cuffs! These wonderful accessories make up those winter outfits. Plus, they keep you warm! At Green 3, we offer nine styles that range from patterned, to animal, to holiday! Most of our boot cuffs are made in Upstate New York from 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton. Some other special boot cuffs for the Fall/Holiday 2015 collection are made with an eco-friendly patented printing process. Not only do they make great gifts for yourself and others, but they can also make great stocking stuffers! Shop now!

If you haven’t checked out our 10 Day Gift-Giving Series, check now! This is just the first day, so don’t worry, there is more to come. Check out the original post here, otherwise follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more updates!

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Ten Days of Gift Giving

The snow is falling, all around the world fireplaces are being lit, and people are getting ready for the holidays with decorating the home. Along with the holidays comes gift giving. Are you feeling stuck? Are you thinking, “Ugh, how do I know if I’m getting the right gift?” Don’t worry- Green 3’s got you covered! A holiday tradition for Green 3 is 10 days of gift giving. We wrote about it last year and we’re bringing a new list to you this year filled with Green 3 goodies. Consider this an easy way out on the hassles of figuring out gift giving! It’s alright, you can thank us later. Listed below are days and themes we are focusing on, which you can stay up to date on by following our blog or following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Day One: For Those Skirts with Boots Lovers

This list will be comprised of skirts and boot cuffs. Do you know someone who is always wearing boots? Maybe it’s time for a Green 3 intervention, filled with boot cuffs and recycled/upcycled skirts. Check it out December 14.

Day Two: For Sock Monkey Lovers

A Green 3 fave is the Sock Monkey, which has a beautiful history. Do you know someone who is a child at heart? What about a friend or family member who loves monkeys? This list just might be perfect for them. Check it out December 15.

Day Three: For Those Who Love the Holidays

Oh boy. We’ve reached this list. Crazy family member who keeps their lights on all year? (By choice, of course…) Or maybe they keep their tree up and attempt to decorate it to every other season? Check out this list, filled with all things trees, Santa, and red and green, on December 16.

Day Four: For Those Who Love Dogs

Woof Woof! Enough said. Check out this list on December 17.

Day Five: For Those Who Love Cats

Are you gift giving right meow? Meow is the time to look at this list on December 18.

Day Six: For Those Who Love Nature

Do you fancy a stroll through the woods, enjoying the sights and smells of Mother Earth? Do you know someone who does? Check out this list on December 19.

Day Seven: For Those Who Love the USA

U-S-A! U-S-A! Check out this list, filled with wraps, throws and tees, on December 20.

Day Eight: For Those Who Love Texting

Click-click. Tweet Tweet. For all things texting, check out this list on December 21.

Day Nine: For All Things “Green”

Not only are we talking about items that are literally green, but we’re talking about the concept of being green. At Green 3, we love the environment, and we hope you do too. Check out this list on December 22.

Day Ten: Green 3 Faves

The final day of our gift giving series! This list will be made up of all of Green 3 staff’s favorites, from tees and sweaters, to throws, scarves and handwarmers. Get it all with this list on December 23. Consider it a pot of everything mixed together!

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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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