Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Collared Greens Giveaway: Clothing with a Conscience

Have you ever fallen in love with a preppy polo or tie for your guy, only to realize that it was sewn into being in a land far far away? Why should we give the American workforce an unwanted vacation in the name of classic preppy fashion? The Hampden Sydney Alumns and Southern Gentlemen (now relocated to Sun Valley, ID) behind Collared Greens Premium Grade Organic Dry Goods asked themselves that exact same question, and they did something to remedy it. Collared Greens prides itself on creating a line of products that are American made in ways that reduce the negative impact left on our planet. Each year Collared Greens partners with three conservationists to help promote these efforts and donates 2% of their profits through the CG/24 Conservation Project. All 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, the green polar bear brand symbol, aka Marvin Leopold, was suggested by this magnificent animal's status as an iconic endangered species.

Collared Greens describes their green business as, “it’s a brand that does it right, does it simple, does it with passion and does it with as little impact on the environment as possible.” By having a home base in Sun Valley, Idaho, Collared Greens practices what it preaches, and gets to see its impact daily when it comes to the environment. In fact, while we were hashing out the giveaway details, I spoke with one of the CG fellas while he was fly fishing in the pristine wilderness that surrounds them.

We all know that clothing makes a statement and an impact. Lets strive to make a statement without the environmental impact, and Collared Greens can help us.

"You do your best when you look your best."
-Collared Greens

The Collared Greens team has generously offered up your choice of a tie or polo as a giveaway for Barefoot in the Park readers. The winner will be randomly selected by a drawing on Tuesday June 23rd.

Want one of these for the gentleman in your life?
Or perhaps a polo for yourself?

Here's how to enter:

  1. For one entry, head on over to and leave a comment (or an email) telling me what your favorite CG product is.
  2. You'll receive a second entry if you've left a comment on my blog within the last 2 months. (Be sure to remind me!)
  3. For another entry post about this giveaway on your blog or twitter, and let me know about it!

I think I might add this lovely item to my just a-week-away birthday wish-list!



suburban prep said...

I have been looking for a good polo and these look like just the ticket.

Belle on Heels said...

the collared greens guys are fantastic. two entries for me:
i would have to go with the trout tie for my pops and umm...pretty sure i left a comment yesterday-ish :)

Sara said...

I really like the polos for me. Hubby is lucky and hardly ever has to wear a tie.

And, I'm sure I've commented int he last two months. Love your blog!

Mrs S said...

The ties look great!!

Dollface said...

ooo such cute clothes! I have never seen this company before, xxooo

jessica said...

This company is fantastic! I wish other companies would be as conscious about the environment as they are! I love love love the polo for me! :) And as Collard Greens says "You do your best when you look your best!"

PS...I get 2 entries b/c I'm sure I've commented in 2 months! Love your blog!!

Well I Do Declare said...

I saw this brand on FB a while back and was totally drawn to the name. I was contemplating a Southern Tide polo, but this would be so much better! Love that hat, also. I weighed in on Bamboo Shoots, which I used last night :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love the green striped tie :) All of their stuff is great though! I love how they're trying to make a difference.

I have left you a comment within the past two months :)

Stafford Wife said...

Thank you for letting us know about this company! The women's xs polo is my favorite.

jackie said...

i have the hat and polo (and my husband has the ties) and i have to say that they are Chris Farley "AWESOME!!"

and if you met Randy Ashton in person, you'd be even more psyched to support his incredible business.

perfect last-minute father's day gift, too!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

How did I not know about this super cute shop? I have a ton of HSC friends! I'd love the Maker's
Tie for a dear friend. Love that pink & green!! And I would imagine I've left you a message or two... 2 entries for me! :-) Yeah!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Ohhh, I changed my mind! Can I be selfish and wish for the ladies' polo???!!!

Tanya said...

Love and wholeheartedly support this business philosophy! I started making a conscious effort almost 2 years ago to avoid products made in China or Mexico, and let me tell you, its very difficult!

My new Lily dress? Made in China...booo! Makes me sad to support an American designer and see their production being outsourced.

Thank you for sharing this company! I love the polo, but Im a baseball cap and ponytail kind of girl, so Im going to have to say either of the baseball caps would be tops for me!

I read daily...comment every so often, but definitely in the past few weeks :)

KK said...

Love the website and the fabulous name too! The pink and green stripe tie, women's polo shirt and the fly fishing coffee table book are topping my list!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

i love that polo! and that hat youve got in your wishlist, i just cant decide!!!!

and im sure ive commented within the last two months, so two entries please!

ps: stop by and enter my giveaway!

Lipstick said...

Thank you for sharing!

a H.I.T. said...

I'm a polo gal and those polos look like the perfect shrunken fit! What a fabulous find.

I've definitely commented in the last two months :)

Tasha said...

These are so cute! I want that polo! Please enter me for a chance to win! Thanks for sharing the info about this brand! What a great company!

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter? My favourite item is the men's polo.

Rachel Ann said...

Love the women's polo and I think Nathan would look smashing in the Maker's Tie. Pretty sure I've commented lately too.

Kappa Prep said...

I SO hope I win! I LOVE HSC and when I went to school in VA spent some time there and made loads of friends! I liked the hats on the site, but he women's polo wuld be my go to choice. I would love to be entered twice as I have left a comment in the past two months.

Nelsby said...

Tough choice! I really do like the Collared Greens Original Embroidered Hat.
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Jules said...

I love the Collared Greens Original Organic Polo for Women and the Maggie's Tie (for hubby of course)!

I have also commented in past 2 months and I have posted about this giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

Kate said...

I am pretty sure I have commented within the last 2 months!

I love the women's polo!

Denim and Pearls said...

I have commented in the last 2 months and I'm loving the hat as well! It may need to be added to my collection!