Friday, April 16, 2010

Collared Greens

One of my favorite local preppy haunts, Parallel 38, recently hosted a trunk show for the clothier Collared Greens. With Derby right around the corner, Collard Green’s line of vibrant bow ties is a perfect fit for any dapper gentleman making his way to the race course. They also feature polos, ball caps and other attire.

But, what’s really great about Collared Greens is their environmental focus, not only with proceeds of their sales, but also in how they construct their clothing, which is made of organic cotton in the good ol’ US of A. Here’s the story behind their name, according to their website:

Why "Collared Greens?" First, it's a word play on the delicious Southern dish collard greens, a form of kale. Secondly, all of our polo shirts have the Collared Greens original green twill tape on the inside collar to indicate that they are made with sustainable, "green" organic cotton. As you may have guessed, our polar bear brand symbol was suggested by this magnificent animal's status as an iconic endangered species.

So, in addition to their “green” focus, I appreciate their homage to a traditional southern dish. And even though Collared Greens is based in the wild west of Sun Valley, Idaho, they truly are a preppy brand. Look at all of the sun-kissed, athletic, fresh-faces in their catalog. The living must be good in Sun Valley! So, if you’re looking for classic clothing that also promotes a good cause, consider Collared Greens.

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Great Stuff!! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

myletterstoemily said...

my sister in law, miss jenna', is from
north carolina and loves her collared

what a cute post. love all the darling
bow ties. my father in law wears them
only, rarely sports a tie.

now i have a fun source for Christmas
and birthdays.

QueenBeeSwain said...

what a great find and how incredibly intelligently and delightfully punny!



Summer is a Verb said...

Luuuv those ties! Thanks for the find...XXOO

annechovie said...

I love all the beautiful colors....have a wonderful weekend.

James said...

Sounds like a great company. But for some reason I now have an over whelming craving for some greens and cornbread!

Town and Country Mom said...

I have three bowtie wearing men in our house, so thanks for sharing a new place to find some great ones! Enjoy your weekend!

bevy said...

Looks great! I love the bizarre dichotomy of collard greens, Idaho, and the polar bear... sounds like Robin Williams take on when God invented the platypus.

Love the bow ties!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing a new brand with us, we *love* learning about independent firms like Collard Greens, their goods look outstanding, and what a cute name as well!

Sending you a smile,

Emily said...

I love it when companies not only support charity causes but also do great stuff. Those bows are just too cute and so lovely and preppy. We don't have enough of the cute and preppy stuff here in London eventhough we are supposedly the home of the preppy. Happy weekending! xxx LZ

Lily Lemontree said...

What a great find and I love the name! Hope you have a great weekend!

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

enjoy! love the bow ties, pretty! Great blog, definitely be back! Come follow TBAG if you fancy :) Enjoy the weekend, woop! x

rosiecampbell said...

Love those! Great gifts.

Trish said...

How fun, and what a delightful name for the company! :) My guy adores bow ties and he will be thrilled to check these out. Thanks for spreading the happy news! :)

Natasha said...

You really are the source of all things bright and beautiful! I had better go and check this out before they're all sold out!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,