Christmas of 2008, a dear friend bought me the warmest mittens I had ever had in my 50+ years of life. They were fantastic - soft, woolly, warm, lined, and totally unique! In 2009, I decided to take those fantastic mittens apart to see if I could learn how to make them. Long story short, that’s how Kathye's Green Mittens got started. Since that humble beginning, we have added to our product lines: Jean Purses, Sweater Purses, Album Purses, Mini Essential Purses & Finger-less Hand Warmers, Endless Scarf's with "Bling" all made from recycled materials.
All of our Recycled Sweater Mittens, Finger-less Hand Warmers and Purses are one-of-a-kind and hand-made from the recycled sweaters, All mittens are lined with a polar fleece glove for warmth and come in Men's, Women's and Children's; all are machine washable. However, air drying them is recommended. Just like you would any fine wool sweater, reshape them and lay them flat.
Our Jean Purse is fully lined with a secret side pocket in the side seam that is lined also with fleece so that your i-pod or cell phone will not be scratched or damaged.
The Album Purses are actually made from the front and back jackets of an album, They are laminated to protect the artist's image. All albums from the 60's,70's and 80's. They close with a magnetic snap.
Our Scarfs with BLING is an endless scarf that has 6" to 10" of BLING connecting the 2 ends. All of the "BLING" is made from recycled and discarded Jewelry. They are fantastic for adding that something extra to any outfit.
Mini Essential Sling Purses are made from recycled upholstery samples. Just big enough to hold your Keys, Cell phone, some $$$ and a Credit card.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, we would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best ONE of a KIND products in the industry.
We sell our products at Artist's Craft Fairs in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota starting February of every year through the Christmas season. Please visit our Craft Fair Schedule to see when we will be in your area.
We have exciting "News". We have grown out of our home based business and have partnered with Clare Oasis Inc., a Non-profit organization with a mission of "Building Partnerships..Building Dreams.. Building a Better World." We will be moving January 1st, 2012 to our new location. Our new address will be 3211 S. Lake Drive Suite # 323 Saint Francis,WI 53235.
This new location will include a small boutique as well as our working studio. This will allow you to experience the excitement and enthusiasm we have while making our recycled products line for you, as well as help us give back to our wonderful community.
Our other exciting News is that we will be featured on February 20th on FOX 6 Milwaukee Morning Show "Live from our New Studio" at 7:15am, 7:45Am, 8:15am and 8:45am. I hope you watch!