T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Golf clothing company's unique name
Over the last several years, conservation has been a hot topic for golf courses in an effort to become more environmentally friendly.
Thanks to a new clothing company based out of High Point, N.C., cleverly named, "Collared Greens," you can extend that environmentally friendliness to the clothes you wear on the course.
Collared Greens makes a number of items for men and boys, including neckties, bow ties, t-shirts, hats, belts, polos and more.
If you're wondering: why "Collared Greens?" The company has the answer:
It's a word play on the delicious Southern dish collard greens. Secondly, most of our products either include or are worn with a collar. As you may have guessed, our polar bear brand symbol was suggested by this magnificent animal's status as an iconic endangered species.
Founded in 2008, the CG/24 conservation project is a company-wide commitment to help raise awareness and support for the environment. Each year, Collared Greens supports the mission of three to four non-profit organizations whose work focuses solely on conservation. In 2012, Collared Greens partnered with Polar Bears International, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Trout Unlimited. These organizations were chosen by the very people who make this possible, our valued customers.
Through the efforts of the CG/24 conservation project, Collared Greens donates 1 percent of sales on behalf of the worldwide organization, “1 percent For The Planet,” and 1 percent of profits on behalf of the CG/24 initiative. The company also offsets its carbon footprint with Native Energy.
Here is how Collared Greens describes its polos and belts:
Our pique polo shirts are produced in South Carolina from 97 percent Texas grown organic cotton, and 3 percent lycra. Our soft, cozy cotton is certified by EDPA USA, Inc., and fully complies with American Organic Standards and Global Organic Textile Standards. The addition of a small amount of lycra adds stretch and flexibility to the shirt, making it as comfortable as possible.
CG's belts are made using the very same silk we produce our ties and bows with. Made in Connecticut, our belts feature the silk ribbon attached to a cotton backing to enhance feel and durability. The buckle is 100 percent brass.
Other products include: 100 percent organic cotton tees, hats and visors, sunglass straps, and dog collars.
Collared Greens polos retail for $75, while belts retail for $78.
To learn more about Collared Greens, visit www.collaredgreens.com.
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