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environmentally friendly, green wedding garters

October 5, 2009

today i’m launching a new, mini-collection of four, ultra-chic mix and match wedding garters that are made from recycled plastic bottles…..say what!?!

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yuppers! it is true! i’ve been wanting to launch this line for such a long time. i finally had the chance to get it all together and i’m so, so excited. i’m excited because being as environmentally aware as you can be in everyday life and on your wedding day is important. we all know this (or at least we should)! there are lots of ways to go green on your wedding day, click here and here and here for ideas. and, now you can get an environmentally friendly and totally chic wedding garter.

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i hand crafted this first-of-its-kind collection of green wedding garters from eco-friendly grosgrain ribbon. the ribbon is woven using yarn made from 100% post consumer polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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proving that you don’t have to give up style to be eco-friendly, i designed the eco-fabulous wedding garters in bright, fun colors that can be mixed and matched. each wedding garter has a simple stripe that is knotted in the middle and you can substitute four different background colors (ivory, grey, white, natural) with four different accent colors (navy blue, maize, lemon grass, white) to custom design the perfect wedding garter for you.

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on my website, i have four different color combos for sale. brides (or friends of brides) may purchase any of these stylish wedding garters, or they can email me at info[@]juliannesmith.com to mix and match the colors and customize their wedding garter.

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style #400 is white grosgrain with a navy blue grosgrain knotted stripe (1.5 inches wide)…

white and navy eco-friendly wedding garters - juliane smith - style 400

style #401 is natural grosgrain with a lemon grass grosgrain knotted stripe (1.5 inches wide)…

natural and green, eco-friendly wedding garters - juliane smith - style 401

style #402 is grey grosgrain with a maize grosgrain knotted stripe (1.5 inches wide)…

gray and yellow eco-friendly wedding garters - juliane smith - style 402

style #403 is ivory grosgrain with a white grosgrain knotted stripe (1.5 inches wide)…

ivory and white eco-friendly wedding garters - juliane smith - style 403

but, is it soft?? yup! (i know, environmentally friendly items sometimes get a bad wrap.) this environmentally friendly grosgrain ribbon is softer than other, regular types of grosgrain ribbon. it feels great and secure against the skin. (yes, i’ve tested ’em out!)

green, eco-friendly wedding garters - juliane smith

so, the next time you chuck a plastic bottle into the recycle bin, think to yourself…could that bottle be a brides’s wedding garter someday??

leave a comment, let me know what you think!

20 Comments
  1. October 5, 2009 7:59 am

    congrats on your new venture.

  2. fawnthomas permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:19 am

    What a lovely idea! Socially conscious couples will rejoice that they are helping to save the enviorment with one of these beautiful garters.

    Kudos GarterGirl wonderful new twist to an age old tradition.

  3. October 5, 2009 8:44 am

    Great announcement Julianne! Worth the wait from last week! 🙂

  4. October 5, 2009 9:16 am

    AHH! I lovelovelove them!! They are GORGEOUS!

  5. October 5, 2009 9:33 am

    The suspense was killing me. Congratulations on your new endeavor. I love this option for our green brides!!!!

  6. October 5, 2009 10:07 am

    What a great idea Julianne! Way to show that green can be chic too! Love the gray and yellow one. My fav.

  7. October 5, 2009 10:39 am

    Wow, this is really an awesome way to help preserve the environment and feel great about your wedding garter! Lovely, lovely work.

  8. Budget Savvy Bride permalink
    October 5, 2009 11:07 am

    you are so awesome!!! 🙂

  9. October 5, 2009 3:09 pm

    yay! delighted to see the promised ‘green’ garters — they are absolutely fabulous! well done jullianne!!

  10. October 5, 2009 3:50 pm

    Holy Green Goodness! What an amazing development Juli! Great job! And thank you so much for the Bride$hare shout out! You’re the best!

  11. October 5, 2009 3:53 pm

    So excited to see these!! I have been waiting and waiting, and then voila!! I love the grey and yellow one!

  12. linda lignelli permalink
    October 5, 2009 5:35 pm

    love them; way to stay ahead of or “with” the curve

  13. October 5, 2009 11:31 pm

    they are perfect. not that I would expect anything less from you! 😉

  14. October 5, 2009 11:32 pm

    P.S. can I buy the gray and yellow one to just… you know… wear around? love it!

  15. October 7, 2009 9:05 am

    Now i just need a husband! the preasure….

  16. October 7, 2009 3:31 pm

    so cute and such a great idea!

  17. October 7, 2009 3:41 pm

    just posted them on my green blog …http://www.smartgreenblog.com/

  18. October 8, 2009 2:59 pm

    We just blogged about your new garters! 🙂 http://www.bravobride.com/blog/

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