recycled cat and owl hatsby Green 3
- the story
Keep Ahead of the Cold
You may feel as if you've sailed away from winter when you have these charming knits to keep you company. Recalling Edward Lear's sweet, nonsense poem "The Owl and the Pussycat," these "elegant fowl" and "lovely pussycat" printed hats will warm your heart as they keep your ears toasty. Eco- and animal-friendly, these cuddly caps are made from pre-consumer cotton scraps that are shredded and respun into wildly imaginative accessories. Made in USA of 75% recycled cotton and 25% acrylic.
Click here to view our recycled cat and owl arm-warmers.
Exclusively at UncommonGoods.
- Item ID
- Made from
- reclaimed fabric, acrylic/cotton yarn
- 8.5" dia. x 8" H, fits most adults
- Care: machine wash cold, tumble dry low, no bleach, low iron.
- the maker
Founded in 2006, Green3 is the brainchild of Sandy Martin, a Michigan farm girl turned apparel industry maven. Growing up on a farm, Sandy witnessed first-hand the health repercussions of conventional farming and pesticides. Later when she worked in the apparel industry, she saw how manufacturers negatively affected the environment and communities where they operated. So with the help of her husband Jim, Sandy founded an apparel company based on honesty, environmental awareness and high-quality American-made products.
Green 3 uses organic or recycled cotton in its products. The cotton is spun and knit into fabric, as well as screened and dyed with water-based inks in North Carolina. This process is completely green and uses no PVCs, plastisols, heavy-metal inks or chlorinated bleaches.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
From irregular T-shirts to the unusable ends of fabric bolts, Green 3 reengineers waste fabric from its own factories into creative items such as the Scraptee herbal pouch, the T-shirt scarf and UncommonGoods' new jewelry pouches. They also use secondhand materials from thrift stores and left over fabrics from garment manufacturers.
Made in America
Headquartered in a former horse carriage terminal from the 1800s, Green 3 is situated on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is dedicated to creating apparel jobs both there and throughout the U.S. Green 3 also works with Aspiro, a non-profit in Green Bay, Wisconsin that specializes in teaching job skills to cognitively disabled adults. Both the T-shirt scarves and suit totes are cut and sewn by adults in the program, giving them an opportunity for independent living. collection
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