ABC’s of Green 3

A- Americana Line

Green 3 proudly represents our USA made materials through our Americana line, displayed on our retail site, across the nation at various retail shops and even at Disney World Epcot.

A double-up shirt that you will instantly fall in love with!

A double-up shirt that you will instantly fall in love with!

B- Butterfly Floral

This shirt is one of our many double-up shirts that are meant to look like you have a short-sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved shirt. There are many designs to choose from, but we love this beautiful floral.

C- Cotton

All of our garments are made out of 100% organic cotton. It’s soft, fitting and long-lasting.

D- Distressed Denim Skirt

That’s right! Green 3 has a denim/flannel skirt made out of reclaimed materials and 9 sewn-on panels for a mixture of fun! Shop here.

 

The perfect men's gift for the farmer in your life! The best part of this is it's a unisex, over-sized fit!

The perfect men’s gift for the farmer in your life! The best part of this is it’s a unisex, over-sized fit!

E- E-I-E-I-O

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! Know a farmer in your life? This is the perfect shirt for him. 100% organic cotton, oversized, unisex fit, and designed right here in the state of Wisconsin!

F- Fun is what G3 does!

When we design and make our clothing at green 3, we have your interests at heart, and that means making everything we do fun, just for you! We have original artwork that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, and designs that pop out and gain attention.

G- Green

Our name, green 3, was inspired by co-founders Jim and Sandy, who included their daughter, to equal three. Green comes from our ideas of keeping everything organic!

H- Hurley, Wisconsin

You may have never heard of this small town in northern Wisconsin, but it’s home to most of our projects. Employees at Art Unlimited in this quiet, northern town cut and sew a lot of our products. Keeping jobs in America, and even better in Wisconsin, is something we value.

I- Interesting Designs

Green 3 not only has original, hand-drawn artwork, but we like to keep it interesting and fun when it comes to all of our projects. We have a ton of designs for our hand warmers. Caution: Those who have a hard time just picking one thing out shouldn’t look through our hand warmers!

J- Just your average small business!

Green 3 keeps our goods within the U.S., proudly distributing to many small businesses across the nation. Read our blog where we picked out some you could visit.

The perfect accompaniment for your big, chunky holiday sweaters.

The perfect accompaniment for your big, chunky holiday sweaters.

K- Kitten Mitten Scarf

What’s a kitten mitten scarf, you ask? It’s pre-consumer recycled cotton, cut and sewn in upstate New York, and includes mittens on the end! It’s a two-in-one and you won’t ever have to worry about losing one mitten.

L- Leggings

Big leggings and sweater fan? These are perfect for you! They are our holiday leggings, made out of 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton. They are also machine wash & dry, and has an elastic band for the ultimate comfort.

M- Mittens

We have a lot of mittens to offer to our customers! Do you like animals? Or maybe want to show off your political side? Shop our mittens here.

 

N- Natural Cotton Textured Blanket

This big, cozy, textured blanket offers everything you need- all natural cotton, knit, cut and sewn in the US, machine wash & dry, and huge to curl up in! Shop here.

Get a good night's rest in this comfortable, soft, organic shirt!

Get a good night’s rest in this comfortable, soft, organic shirt!

O- Owls

Here at green 3, we love animals! We cannot get enough of them! Even when we sleep, which is why we have this perfect sleep shirt with a kooky owl on it!

P- Peaceful

Green 3’s very first shirt was called “Peaceful.” It was a deep brown shirt with a watercolor peace sign and the very simple word peaceful. This shirt represents green 3 in our simplicity and love for organic, water ink, cotton-based shirts.

Q- Quiet Thinking

Green 3 is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a smaller city surrounded by a big lake! With the lake and the beautiful parks, we always have quiet thinking for our designs!

R- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Green 3 is going back to elementary school with these basic foundations of helping Earth! All of our clothing is recycled, ensuring there is as little waste as possible.

S- Skirts galore!

Green 3 has more skirts than you can imagine! We repurpose old materials for our woven, panel skirts. These include short, long and maxi skirts. Shop our skirts here.

The perfect accessory for any outfit, casual or professional.

The perfect accessory for any outfit, casual or professional.

T- Tie Sling Bag

We not only fulfill your organic clothing needs, but we also have bags! These cute bags go well with any outfit, and they are made of post-consumer suit coats and ties. Fancy!

U- US Flag Throw

This beautiful, American throw not only shows your pride for USA made products, but also keeps you warm during those cold nights.

V- Very comfortable

Have you ever tried something that was 100% cotton? Let us tell you that it is a great feeling! These shirts are unbelievably comfortable for any time of day and will leave you feeling great knowing it’s USA made!

W- Wisconsin

We are based right in good ole Wisconsin! Our home base is in Oshkosh where we design and print using water-based inks, but we also travel to Hurley, where employees cut the fabrics, and to Green Bay, where employees at Aspiro sew for us.

The perfect shirt for the Halloween season! And throughout the year, if you're edgy!

The perfect shirt for the Halloween season! And throughout the year, if you’re edgy!

X- X-tra Scary!

Green 3 loves every holiday in the year, including Halloween! We have a ton of products for all you Halloween lovers out there, from long-sleeved shirts, to scarves, to hand warmers, all showcasing your love for the holiday.

Y- Young

We have clothing that tailors to all ages for adults. But did you know G3 has baby clothing? Shop here for adorable onesies!

Z- Zebra Cardigan

The letter Z was a little hard, not going to lie, but we came up with the perfect cardigan for this letter! The Zebra Cardigan, again for animal lovers to unite with! Shop here to get your paws on this recycled cotton, soft cardigan to match with any tank or tee you have in your closet!

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Behind the Scenes: Fall/Winter Preview

When green3 shoots for our catalogs, it’s not always just serious and professional.

Jane on the set of the green 3 Fall/Winter catalog shoot.

Jane on the set of the green 3 Fall/Winter catalog shoot.

Over the course of 5 days, green 3 had more than 2000 photos taken with tons of new garments for when the leaves start to change and snow begins to fall. We know we have a few months before that, seeing as it’s finally warming up a bit across Wisconsin, but here’s a glimpse behind the curtain into what we’re doing this year.

Jane trying on our paw-friendly clothing.

Jane trying on our paw-friendly clothing.

In order to get certain shots, the photographer must get the model to pose in a various amount of ways, or even get her to laugh a little, to get the photo that truly represents what green 3 is about: femininity, individuality, and fun!

Our big idea #1 is Holiday. What started as Jane trying to balance turned into…

Jane acting like herself to represent green3.

Jane representing the coziness of the Holidays.

Jane is wearing the printed scarf and matching skirt, with the holiday long-sleeve shirt.

Jane is wearing the printed scarf and matching skirt, with the holiday long-sleeve shirt.

For example, in the below shot, Jane was told to act like a vampire so that she could represent a woman who is mysterious and goth. She couldn’t help but laugh and have fun making silly faces toward the camera.

Fall/Winter Preview

Jane doubled over after asking to act like a vampire.

However, the end shot was phenomenal, and captures our big idea #3: Halloween.

Jane is sporting our Halloween idea, a layered skull shirt, accompanied with the skull scarf, hand warmers, and boot cuffs.

Jane is sporting our Halloween idea, a layered skull shirt, accompanied with the skull scarf, hand warmers, and boot cuffs.

Our #4 big idea is Fall– Jane needed to get some giggles out before she could deliver the true, Fall smile.

Behind the Scenes: Fall/Winter

Jane couldn’t hide her giggle during the Fall photo shoot.

Jane rocking the layered fox shirt with the printed skirt.

Jane rocking the layered fox shirt with the printed skirt.

We fully believe in everyone’s true self, which is why we are proud of the way our photo shoots are conducted.

We even included Ms. Belladonna in our photo shoots. Being an Italian beauty, she adores modeling. She does work for treats, pasta, or whatever happens to be cooking in your kitchen. More of Bella can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Bella

Ms. Bella with Jim Martin, co-founder of green3 apparel.

We are launching new scarves, hand warmers, shirts, skirts and sweaters, all which are the same organic cotton and recycled or re-purposed materials. Stay tuned to read about where the inspiration comes from, the story behind each piece of cloth, and when these gems will be released!

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the story of a green 3 scarf*…

Last week we talked about our tee shirts – what about one of our scarves?

This process also starts with an idea or inspiration – but the design work is a little more time consuming. Our artist works with individual pixels when designing our knit goods: 1 pixel = 1 stitch. Once the design is created, colors must be chosen from a selection of recycled cotton yarns. The design is then sent from our office, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to an 80+ year old family owned knitting company in New York.

The knitter receives the yarn from a supplier in Georgia that specializes in manufacturing recycled cotton yarns. Once the design has been knit, it must be washed (pre-shrunk) and then it moves on to be cut and sewn. After the product is finished, it’s boxed up and shipped to our warehouse in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – ready to ship all over the U.S. and Canada!

*This process is the same for all of our knit goods: handwarmers, hats, mittens, sweaters and throws. All of these products are made with 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton and 25% acrylic.

BLOG Image - the story of a green 3 scarf 2015

In case you missed last week’s post – the story of a green 3 tee shirt… click here!

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green 3 & Disney

You may have noticed some green 3 products in Epcot in Florida as we recently partnered with Disney. You will find some American & Canadian themed merchandise made by green 3 (sweaters, scarves and handwarmers).  These knit goods are made with 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton and 25% acrylic, designed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and knit in Binghamton, New York, by a family run business. Made in the USA!

Disney has a growing commitment to merchandise American made products. Although not all their manufacturing is done in the USA, they are committed to safe and respectful workplaces. Disney has even made a public list of all the facilities that manufacture Disney-branded products. They want to help spread the word about improving working conditions all over the world.

At green 3 we are very honored to be working with Disney and spreading the word about our environmentally friendly and made in the USA products!

Check out a couple images from Epcot!
Disney green 3 epcot 2014

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Spring Summer 2015 is here!

Even though it may be a winter wonderland here in Wisconsin we’re already thinking Spring & Summer!

The new line is here and full of great designs:

  • Spring: flowers, a bicycle, doily inspired animals adorn short sleeve and our double-up tees for those cool spring days
  • Americana: In addition to our infamous US Flag throw we’ve added 2 sweaters, a tee skirt, a scarf, handwarmers and brought back an old favorite (US Map Quilt Tee)
  • Celebrate: We’ve designed some wonderful tees and accessories for Valentine’s Day & St. Patrick’s Day
  • Banana & Bean: Introducing Banana the Cat & Bean the Dog! Making their début on organic cotton tees, recycled cotton handwarmers, kitchen towels and throw blankets!
  • Cat & Dog Lovers: We’ve made some more additions to this growing line – our customers are crazy about their pets! Four brand-new tee designs join our scarves and handwarmers.
  • Natural Cotton Throw Blankets: These are a couple of beauties! Available in 2 colors, natural or navy, – they will remind you of the high quality throws of the days gone by!

Spring Summer 2015

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