Recycled Sweater Skirt

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Sandy & Jim Martin

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Sandy & Jim Martin created by

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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
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:
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.


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Recycled Sweater Skirt
 
4.0

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (54)
  • Stylish (45)
  • Soft (32)
  • Warm (28)
  • Great color (27)

Cons

  • Poor fit (8)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (60)
  • Cold / extreme (31)
  • Layering (29)
  • Work (29)
  • Travel (26)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      71% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      87% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Waist:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      57% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      86% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (31), Practical (27), Comfort-oriented (26), Trendy style (22), Classic style (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (14)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Attention getter

By 

from Silver Spring, Maryland

About Me Casual Dresser

Pros

  • Figure Flattering
  • Nice Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Date Night/Night Out
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

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

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Waist:
    • Feels too big
    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort Driven
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comfy and Warm

    By 

    from Durham NC

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Pros

    • Easy Care
    • Nice Fabric

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Wear to School

      Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

      Cute, Comfy, warm,I love it!

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Comfort Driven
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it!

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Pros

      • Easy Care
      • Figure Flattering
      • Nice Color
      • Nice Fabric
      • Wrinkle Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Date Night/Night Out
        • Wear To Work

        Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

        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. :)

        • Fit:
        • Feels too big
        • Waist:
        • Feels too big
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Well made

        By 

        from Las Vegas

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Care
        • Nice Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Wear To Work

          Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

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

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Waist:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          4.0

          Easy and comfortable

          By 

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Care
          • Figure Flattering
          • Nice Color
          • Nice Fabric
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Date Night/Night Out
            • Wear to School
            • Wear To Work

            Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

            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.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Waist:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            3.0

            Love the Idea

            By 

            from Houston, Texas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Wear to School
              • Wear To Work

              Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

              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.

              • Fit:
              • Feels too big
              • Waist:
              • Feels too big
              • Length:
              • Feels too long
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No

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              4.0

              Love it!

              By 

              from Reno, NV

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Care
              • Figure Flattering
              • Nice Color
              • Nice Fabric
              • Washes Well
              • Wrinkle Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Wear to School
                • Wear To Work

                Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

                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.

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Waist:
                • Feels true to size
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Great idea, iffy construction

                By 

                from Nebraska

                About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Flattering
                • Great Color
                • Soft
                • Stylish
                • Warm

                Cons

                • Poor Quality
                • Questionable stitching
                • Tshirt waistband stretche

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • Layering
                • Travel
                • Work

                Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

                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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                "Just what I wanted"

                By 

                from Gettysburg, PA

                About Me Comfort-oriented, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Goes with everything
                • Looks great with boots
                • Soft
                • Stylish
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Runs large

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Layering
                • Work

                Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

                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!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Best skirt I've ever owned!

                By 

                from Gainesville, Fl.

                About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Out of the Ordinary, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Classy
                • Comfortable
                • Eye Catcher
                • Flattering
                • Great Color
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish
                • unusual
                • Versatile
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Cold Weather
                  • Going Out
                  • Layering
                  • Travel
                  • Work

                  Comments about Recycled Sweater Skirt:

                  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.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  I always receive prompt delivery with items ordered from this company which I did with this item. It was packaged securely and neatly. I'm a happy customer!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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