The season of giving is upon us and this time we are giving something that holds more value than many other gifts. Starting December 3rd we are asking green 3 employees, customers and friends to stop into the Community Blood Center and donate blood. We will be highlighted with The Community Blood Center of Oshkosh as the Business of the Week, in which we will help to spread the word within our network on the importance of donating blood.
Blood donors play a valuable and essential role in today’s health care system. Every day, hospital patients receive lifesaving blood transfusions. The blood that these patients receive is provided by volunteer blood donors.
There is no substitute for human blood. Our blood supply is a result of healthy, caring citizens voluntarily donating blood to be used by anyone who needs it.
To schedule an appointment for next week on behalf of green 3 please call 1-800-280-4102 or you can schedule online here. The Oshkosh Community Blood Center is located in the Lake Aire Center at 2211 Oregon Street in Oshkosh. If you do not live in Oshkosh, please consider giving blood in your community. By donating blood it guarantees that you will also be saving someone’s life and frankly, it doesn’t get more powerful than that.
If you’d like more information on the Business Of The Week program. please contact Lisa Koeppen at 920.422.3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our store was buzzing with business this past Saturday. In conjunction with the Carl Traeger Craft Sale we held our first fabric sale. In early 2012, we purchased fabric from a high-end women’s apparel company that had previously gone out of business (check out the full story here). We’ve been able to incorporate many of these fabrics into our spring and fall lines, but have also been left with many remnant roles that we hate to see go to waste.
It’s worth noting that along with the fabric we are selling zippers that we are unable to use as well. Zippers of almost every color are available for a mere $.50. If you stop in during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm) you can still purchase either of these items.
Recently, we partnered with the Oakwood Elementary School community on a Holiday sweater drive. Green 3 is purchasing all of the sweaters Oakwood collected, with 100% of the proceeds going directly back to the Oakwood PTO. As you most likely know, Green 3 will take those sweaters and turn them into scarves, hand warmers and even skirts. What you may not know is that Oakwood is the environmental education charter school in our city, making their school a perfect fit for this type of initiative.
After the sweater drive wraps up we are inviting the Oakwood families to our company store for a special event. We want to show them how are sweaters are made and what our company is about. We love our community and are always looking for ways to connect our mission with others. If you or someone you know would be interested in a similar event please contact Carla@green3apparel.com.
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?
Have you ever been so excited and passionate about something that you want to invite over everyone you know and tell them all about it? Well, today, that’s exactly what we’d like to do. If you haven’t had the chance to visit us in Oshkosh, WI, we’d like to invite you to take a walk with us through our facility to see and learn a little bit more about green3.
July 4th was once again a fun day of celebration across the country and frankly I’m exhausted from all of that celebrating. But for whatever reason when the bbq’s and fireworks are over I always feel as if summer is slipping away at an even faster rate. So today I want to share a few things that will help to keep my summer memories fresh. Does the 4th mark the downward turn of summer for you? What are some of your favorite summer images? How do you hold on to such a quick season?
Flags and sailboats
Farmer's market fresh
Garden fresh tomatoes
A row of adirondack chairs
Lavender with a lake view
Prepared fresh fruit
The pinkest peonies
Wouldn’t it be nice if Earth Day were every day? Always thinking about the planet first, and how our waste and lifestyle will affect our future. April 22nd marks its 42nd anniversary. Sustainability has come along way and hopefully the efforts will continue to grow worldwide. Do something good for the Earth today and everyday so that future generations can enjoy all of Earth’s amazing sights!
Great Horned Owl
The above photo was taken at sunrise on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. One of my favorite photographs.