Customer Feedback Survey: Our Turn to Answer Your Requests

For the past few weeks, green 3 has sent out a customer feedback survey. On our survey, we asked everybody a variety of questions tailored to what we want to know about you. We may have slipped in some silly questions, but at least the survey was entertaining. Here are some things we found:

  • Almost everyone who took the survey have shopped with us! There were a select 3 of you who haven’t, and that’s okay! Now you can use your $10 gift card with us.
  • The leading color that was a favorite was blue! Purple and black came in a close second.
  • The favorite holiday was Christmas by a landslide! Speaking of, we are getting ready to make some mittens and skirts… Stay tuned for those!
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, we had you rank how important recycled options were to you and how important it was to you for USA made products. We had an average of 4.28 and 4.48! Thank you for keeping business within the U.S!
  • We noted a lot of you use Facebook, our newsletter, and our website to keep track of updates. As technology grows, green 3 is trying to keep up. You can follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, and we have a blog!

We also asked for specific feedback from each of you on what you’d like to see us make from green 3. We had an array of answers, ranging from they loved everything we had and didn’t want us to change, to some of you wanting to see specific products. Today, we’re answering your requests so you have some answers!

“I’d love to see more dresses and 3/4 length t-shirts!”

Good! We do, too! That’s why we are adding more of these products into our spring 2016 line. Stay tuned for more!

green 3 - Monkey Throw and Wild Thing Onesie (BellyBallot Prize)sm

Our junior throw matched with the Wild Thing onesie– perfect for your little ones!

“I want to see more baby clothes!”

It fills our hearts with sadness when we say that we are no longer making baby clothing. Children grow so fast out of their little onesies that it’s hard to keep up with the costs to make it affordable for you. Although we won’t be having their clothes, we will definitely keep up the junior throws!

“Can we see more cardigans/sweaters with buttons?”

Fall may seem like it’s far away, but in Wisconsin weather, we know it’s just around the corner. We are currently working on more cardigans and sweaters you can bundle up in for fall 2015.

“Have you tried making textiles?”

We currently offer some kitchen towels for purchase, but unfortunately, textiles just aren’t our forte.

“2x is my thing… Can it be your thing, too?”

We are adding 2x in the fall on all of our t-shirts! We are so happy to add onto our clothing options.

“How about petite options?”

We are looking into more extra small options for spring 2016, so stay tuned!

Green 3's doily butterfly shirt

Green 3’s doily butterfly shirt- 100% original artwork and completely hand-drawn. Can you believe that!?

“I’d love to see some original artwork!”

That is awesome! You definitely picked the right option, because all of our artwork is 100% original and hand-drawn. Read more about our in-house artist, who draws all of green 3 founder Sandy’s ideas!

“I love your t-shirts. Can I have leggings and jeans to match them with?”

We love our tees, too! Because of all that love, we are in the process of adding leggings into our spring 2016 line! 100% organic material jeans are a little trickier. Jeans require a lot of labor, and that can drive up the cost, making it not affordable for you. Jeans aren’t in our big ideas for now, but we will keep it mind.

“Oh! How about mismatching socks!?”

Oh my gosh, those are so fun! We would absolutely love to make some for you, but we don’t have the required machinery for such fine knits. We do recommend Solmate Socks though- made in the U.S. and recycled cotton!

“I love wool. Can you use that?”

TBT: Our first shirt!

Our peaceful shirt that we have hopes to bring back! Simple, cute, peaceful.

Wool is available to us, but it is also way more expensive than cotton, especially when we value organic materials. With the use of all wool, it would drive up the cost, and we’d hate to see you miss out on garments because of the cost.

“I love all things peaceful. When are peace signs coming back!?”

Did you know our first shirt made for green 3 was called “peaceful”? We are looking into bringing it back! You can read about the story of it here.

“I’d love to see dresses I could wear to work!”

At green 3, we focus on garments that are easily worn with jeans, so we understand where you’re coming from. We are adding some new dresses into our spring 2016 line, but if that isn’t quite what you’re looking for, we recommend Fair Indigo.

“Go USA! How about some Americana stuff?”

Lucky for you, we do have some Americana garments! You can find these awesome USA made and USA proud green 3 products here!

Our crew sweater found in the Americana line. Find it throughout the U.S. and online.

Our crew sweater found in the Americana line. Find it throughout the U.S. and online.

We at green 3 want to thank all of you for taking our survey! We appreciate customer feedback and we love to know what your ideas are so we can cater to what makes you happy. We will be sending out the $10 coupons next week! If you have any other suggestions, do not hesitate to make comments by contacting us.

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What is recycled cotton?

The process starts with pre-consumer textile waste; this ranges from errors during the weaving process to damaged/leftover finished goods – this would all normally be sent to the landfill or incinerated. The material is then ground up and re-spun into yarn. With this process there is no need to re-dye the yarn and it comes in many colors. The yarn can be used create a multitude of new products!

3 environmental benefits to recycled cotton:

  • – Recycled cotton doesn’t require land use (no watering, no new pesticides/fertilizers)
  • – Saves water & pollutants by not re-dying yarn
  • – Incinerator & landfill reduction

Green 3 offers many items in their product line that are made of recycled cotton, including hand warmers, scarves, mittens, hats, throw blankets and sweaters. All of these items are made with 75% pre-consumer recycled cotton and 25% acrylic. They are machine washable/dryable and super soft!

Recycled Cotton

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Reclaimed Denim Jeans Flag

We previously told you about a really big project we were working on with reclaimed denim pieces: a USA flag made from denim jeans. This flag has become the biggest conversation starter in our company store in Oshkosh, WI. And we wanted our online and out-of-town customers to see how it turned out too!

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reclaimed denim jeans flag

reclaimed denim jeans flag

Our USA flag made from reclaimed denim jeans

The flag has been proudly hanging in our store for a few years now and looks amazing at night when you can see it through the store windows. At least one in every ten customers who come into the store want to know the story behind the flag.

We saw a similar flag in a hotel lobby and were inspired by it. We knew that with the skill sets of our team, we could make one ourselves. The flag is approximately 8 feet by 12 feet and weighs about 100 pounds. It is made from approximately 25 pairs of reclaimed denim jeans that were split and then sewn together. After the piece was sewn, it was hand painted with the stars and stripes. After painting, the flag was antiqued by hand with tea, to give it a very vintage look.

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Reclaimed Denim Jeans, split, sewn, hand-painted, and antiqued with tea

reclaimed denim jeans

Our denim flag is a great symbol of two things that green 3 is passionate about:

  1. products made in the United States
  2. reusing materials that might otherwise end up discarded

What do you think of our completed project? Have you done any projects using reclaimed denim material? We’d love to see them!

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An Alley-Oop!

Wikepedia states that an alley-oop in “basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball near the basket to a teammate who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk. The alley-oop combines elements of teamwork, pinpoint passing, and timing.”

We recently caught an alley-oop from another USA made apparel company.  A mere fifteen miles west of Green3, Ripon Athletic of Berlin, Wisconsin is “a custom manufacturer of jackets and uniforms for institutional team apparel.”  We’ve teamed up with them and Uncommon Goods to offer a unique piece of clothing.  Aptly named “the athletic skirt” you may just get the urge to play a quick game of b-ball while wearing it!

This new lot of skirts are sewn together using discontinued, excess and remnant athletic material from Ripon Athletic.   To be more specific, some of the fabrics might be excess softball pant material or discontinued fabric from the Baltimore Ravens or the Montreal Canadians previous uniforms.

The athletic skirt isn’t available yet, but once fall is here you’ll be able to purchase it through Uncommon Goods.  If you are interested in purchasing something today, with a similar design and story, you can buy this skirt now.  It’s a bridesmaid “dress” you’ll wear again and again and again…for real!

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