ELKandINA

Handmade slow fashion for modern creative women..

Brisbane, Queensland

Announcement    Welcome to Elk & Ina. For lovers of slow fashion with a creative heart. All pieces are designed, hand cut and sewn by seamstress/designer Kristina Forrest at her home studio in Brisbane, Australia. Most designs are made using GOTS certified 100% organic cotton, organic woven cotton, Japanese cotton, linen and upcycled vintage Japanese kimono fabric are also used in certain pieces.


Most products are made to order, so I am happy to make changes in length, trim colours etc, if you want something a little more custom made. I also LOVE to receive your measurements, (bust waist, hips, height) as it means I can custom-make the garment just for you.
Orders are usually posted 2-5 business days from the order date, if it will be longer than that I will let you know.. Let contact me if something is urgent and I can let you know what I can do for you! :)

✣ Find me on Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/elkandina/
✣ Find me on Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/ElkandIna/
✣ Find me on Pinterest →https://www.pinterest.com.au/elkandina/

Announcement

Last updated on 21 Jan, 2021

Welcome to Elk & Ina. For lovers of slow fashion with a creative heart. All pieces are designed, hand cut and sewn by seamstress/designer Kristina Forrest at her home studio in Brisbane, Australia. Most designs are made using GOTS certified 100% organic cotton, organic woven cotton, Japanese cotton, linen and upcycled vintage Japanese kimono fabric are also used in certain pieces.


Most products are made to order, so I am happy to make changes in length, trim colours etc, if you want something a little more custom made. I also LOVE to receive your measurements, (bust waist, hips, height) as it means I can custom-make the garment just for you.
Orders are usually posted 2-5 business days from the order date, if it will be longer than that I will let you know.. Let contact me if something is urgent and I can let you know what I can do for you! :)

✣ Find me on Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/elkandina/
✣ Find me on Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/ElkandIna/
✣ Find me on Pinterest →https://www.pinterest.com.au/elkandina/

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About ELKandINA

Sales 421
On Etsy since 2011

Slow fashion for modern, creative women.

Hello!

My name is Kristina Forrest and Elk & Ina is my organic cotton and linen slow fashion label, curated and hand-crafted for women – like you – who want to infuse creativity and beauty into their lives. Each piece is ethical and sustainable with a low impact on this beautiful planet we live on, so you can feel fantastic in the knowledge that you are wearing garments that are contributing to positive change in an industry rife with problems.
I source organic cotton and linen and embellish some pieces with small details of exquisite Japanese cotton/linen blends. All of my pieces are carefully curated to be clean, simple and modern, yet infused with a sense of creativity and fun.

As a musician and artist, creativity has been a constant underlying thread in my life and nourishes me, so I can be positive and happy both in my work and family life. My sewing machine has been my constant companion for the past 26 years as I've sewn myself my own wardrobe as well as special outfits for my musical performances. Elk & Ina gives me the chance to share my joy with women looking for clothes to create in that express their individual style.
All pieces are designed, hand cut, sewn, folded, wrapped and posted, by me, in my little sewing studio at my home, that I share with my husband and 3 children.

It's really important to me that you have a special experience when purchasing my clothing. I may ask you questions about sizing and preferences as I want to be sure you receive an item that you will cherish and love for many years to come.

Thank you for visiting my shop!
Kristina x

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  • Kristina Forrest

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello! I’m a lover of creativity in many forms. I’ve spent the last 20 years sewing clothing, performing as a musician and creating colourful works of art. I live in Brisbane, Australia with my husband, 3 children & cute, naughty puppy Rocky.

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 September, 2018

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Each piece is created with time, effort and love. I really want you to be happy with your purchase. The easiest way to be sure your item fits is to provide me with your waist, bust, and hip measurements.

Please contact me if there is a problem and I will do my best to help you! I cannot refund for lost items. If you are concerned about it getting lost please purchase the extra tracking for international packages. I cannot accept returns from custom orders, where the garment is not a regular size/style to be able to be sold again. The item must be unworn, unwashed, unused, in original condition with all labels / tags attached and returned within 7 days of receiving your product. Please note: items returns/exchanges may take up to 2 weeks to process.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. Please include a paid post bag with the returned item so I can ship a new one out to you. :)
Payment
Item's will be posted as soon a payment is received and the garment is made, usually 1-2 weeks after your order is received, depending on my workload. Please convo me if you require it urgently and I can let you know if I can get it to you faster.
Delivery
All Australian orders are posted for free with Registered Parcel post.

Also, express postage is available within Australia, please let me know if you would like this option.

International orders are also posted for free using regular international post. There is no tracking with this option though. If you would prefer the security of having your parcel tracked please choose Registered International Shipping at checkout, (only $10).(Recommended, in case something goes missing, I'll be unable to help track it down. Once it leaves my hands I have no control over its whereabouts if not tracked).

Please note: I can't be held responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail, but I will do all I can to help you if you parcel goes missing. I also will make sure your items are securely packaged so that chances of damage are minimised.