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Collection: The Green Griffin

Artisans:  Lorena Griffin & Aline Griffin-Harris/The Green Griffin, Dacula, Georgia

The Green Griffin uses upcycled wool felt to create fun items for the home, for children, and to wear. Our works are wacky and colorful, never vanilla, and we have a particular affinity for Waldorf-style handwork.

All items are made from upcycled, 100% wool thrift-store sweaters—completely sustainable and unquestionably snuggly.

Second chances begin at the local thrift store. There we hunt for sweaters made from 100% animal fibers. Next, we wash and sanitize the woolens, turning them into felt. That’s when the fun begins. Our stash contains solids in every color, as well as many stripes and prints. We cut, sew, embroider, needle felt, and otherwise play in the fiber magic, producing whimsical, sustainable, and truly one-of-a-kind products.

The Green Griffin is a mother-daughter team in Dacula, Georgia. Lorena Griffin is the mom, living in a metal-roofed house buried in the woods, with chickens, bees, a dog, and family. Lorena recently retired after a career as a public librarian. She has an MFA in printmaking from many years ago and has been sewing since she was twelve years old. She loves nature, books, and all things artistic. In addition to The Green Griffin, she spends her time painting in watercolor, eco-dyeing, and writing.

Aline Griffin-Harris is the daughter. Married and homeschooling an eight-year-old daughter, Aline lives ten minutes from the forest of her childhood. She fostered her love of sewing through costuming, beginning in middle school. She has a deep reverence for nature, loves to bake (homemade bread is her specialty), and practices herbal medicine.

Both mom and daughter made fabric masks for protection against COVID when supplies were short. They sewed for area hospitals, friends and family, and the Navajo nation. Together they made about six hundred masks. Also, during quarantine, Lorena recently wrote her first novel, and Aline created a baby. They continue creation of Green Griffin favorites—pot holders, hats, toys, etc.

 

 

6 products
  • CROWN MOON PHASES
  • MUSHROOM HOUSE AND ACCESSORIES
  • PILLOW IRIS AND DRAGONFLY
  • PILLOW FLORAL
  • KNIT BAG CROSSBODY
  • HOUSE SHALOM AND ACCESSORIES