Recycled Sweater Skirt

created by

Sandy & Jim Martin

$54.00 $ 19.99

Sandy & Jim Martin created by

Sandy & Jim Martin

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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.

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Sandy & Jim Martin

created by

Sandy & Jim Martin

location

Wisconsin

Growing up, Michigan farm girl Sandy Martin witnessed first-hand the the health repercussions of conventional farming with pesticides. Later, when she worked in the apparel industry, she saw how some 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 designs. Their manufacturing process is completely green and uses no PVCs, plastisols, heavy-metal inks, or chlorinated bleaches. They reclaim waste fabric from their own production, from other garment makers, and from thrift stores and give these cast-offs new life in creative items like T-shirt scarves. Headquartered in a 19th century horse carriage terminal on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Martins' operation is dedicated to creating apparel jobs both there and throughout the U.S. They also work with Aspiro, a non-profit in Green Bay, Wisconsin that specializes in teaching job skills to cognitively disabled adults. Some of the Martins' designs are cut and sewn by adults in the program, promoting independent living.

Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
100% cotton
Measurements
XS ( 2-4 ) S ( 6-8 ) M ( 10-12) L ( 14) and XL ( 16-18 ), 27" L
Ingredients
Notes
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.
Item ID
20433

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

At this time only EXTRA LARGE is available.
Due to the upcycled nature of these items, each skirt will vary. We cannot guarantee any patterns shown in photo will be incorporated. Sorry, no choice of pattern.


also by Sandy & Jim Martin

Attention getter

4

The colorful panels make this skirt an eye catcher. The material makes it very comfortable. The shirt is a flattering A-line.

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Comfy and Warm

5

Cute, Comfy, warm,I love it!

Durham NC

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love it!

5

I love this skirt, and have received many compliments. I'm wearing it to work (I work at a nonprofit organization) - it might not be suitable for seriously corporate environment. But it's a great casual/out with friends look, and very comfortable. It does run large, as the reviews and the ordering info state, so I just ordered down a size and it's perfect. I could imagine that in some cases, going down two sizes might work, especially if you're on the smaller side of the scale. In fact, I'm tempted to order another one!I haven't washed it yet, but when I do I'll most likely use the delicate cycle. But frankly, I don't wash skirts all that often, especially not winter skirts, so I'm not very worried about that. Just keepin' it real. :)

Atlanta, GA

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Well made

5

I love the skirt, but dislike the fact that the price was lowered just days after ordering

Las Vegas

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Easy and comfortable

4

This is such an easy skirt to throw on -- and warm for winter!! I did find I needed I certain style of top because of the flared shape -- shorter sweaters and jackets work well. I wondered if it might be too itchy, but I wore it to the movies, no itch! My sisters want to borrow it all the time. What I like best of all is that it is completely recycled. Send me the pattern, lol.

Madison, WI

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Love the Idea

3

I love the idea of this skirt. I live in Houston, so I haven't gotten to wear it yet. I'm a proportionate 5'7 and if I fold the waist entirely over the sweater part of the skirt, it falls just below my knees, which is an awkard length. I ordered a small, even though I have never been a small, and the small fits. So, if you are shorter than 5'7, I'm not sure I would recommend such a odd length for a skirt.

Houston, Texas

Love it!

4

I initially ordered the wrong size. After returning it for the right size, I am in love with the skirt. Love that it is made from old sweaters. Thanks.

Reno, NV

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Great idea, iffy construction

3

Overall, this skirt is awesome. I loved the choice of sweater swatches. I received several compliments the first time I wore it. Unfortunately, the tshirt waistband (which is super comfortable) stretched in excess during the workday. Based on past comments, I did order a size smaller. I was wearing leggings under and that is what kept the skirt from sliding off of me. Also, after I took off at the end of the day, I noticed that some of the stitching between the waistband and the sweater material was pulling away. I will probably just fix it myself, but was a bit disappointed considering the price I initially paid. Will be watching for future "recycled" pieces as I was pleased with the concept and choice of material-very neutral.

Nebraska

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"Just what I wanted"

4

I read the reviews on your website and they were "right on." It is a great skirt - beautiful and practical. The waistband was loose-fitting, so ordering down a size worked out for me!

Gettysburg, PA

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Best skirt I've ever owned!

5

I wear this product more than other clothes I own. It fits well and feels great. I always receive favorable comments when wearing this product.

Gainesville, Fl.

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