recycled sweater skirtby Green 3
- the story
Skirting The Issue
Sustainability + Sensibility = Style. A cozy amalgam of reclaimed cotton sweaters and upcycled knits are sewn into bright, colorful panels for feel-good fashion from the inside, out. The waistband, made from upcycled excess 100% cotton tee shirt material, is meant to be worn lower on the hips, and stretches to accommodate an active, healthy lifestyle. Each skirt is unique and one-of-a-kind, underscoring the wearer's individuality. Please note this skirt runs large. It is best to order one size down. Made in the USA.
Each skirt will have:
1 neutral (grey, brown)
1 natural (cream, white) panel
1 green panel (may be a print)
1 black panel
1 blue panel (may be a print)
These panels are repeated twice around the skirt in that order.
The waist band will always be black t-shirt material.Please note this skirt runs large. It is best to order one size down.
Exclusively at UncommonGoods.
- Item ID
- Made from
- 100% Cotton
- XS ( 2-4 ) S ( 6-8 ) M ( 10-12) L ( 14) and XL ( 16-18 ), 27" L
- Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.
Please click here to view our bottoms sizing chart.
Please note that due to the nature of the jersey material, the waistband will stretch. With wear, these circumferences will expand up to 2-3 inches.
Care: Machine wash cool gentle cycle, tumble dry low, no bleach.
- 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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