LavaLiving

Shibori & Indigo Dyed Home & Fashion Accessories

Brisbane, Queensland
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Announcement    Welcome to my Lava Living shop.
ABOUT LAVA.
We are a cruelty free small creative business in Brisbane Australia.
At Lava we work with plant based natural textiles using skilled traditional Shibori and Indigo dyeing techniques, to present a modern interpretation of ancient crafts. We use premium sustainable fabrics such as Linen, Australian Super Cotton, Organic Cotton and Hemp.
Shibori is a resist dye technique that began in Japan approx. 4000 years ago. Traditionally Shibori textiles are dyed with Indigo which was once referred to as 'Blue Gold' as it was such a valuable trading commodity in the ancient world.
You will also find some Ice Dyed pieces in the shop. These have had Shibori resist technique applied, however here I use different coloured fibre reactive dyes to achieve wonderful watercolour affects created by the melting ice.
Please feel free to sent me a message if you have any questions about my products, or are interested in a custom order for an item, or hand dyed fabric meterage.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HAPPY SHOPPING <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Jan, 2022

Welcome to my Lava Living shop.
ABOUT LAVA.
We are a cruelty free small creative business in Brisbane Australia.
At Lava we work with plant based natural textiles using skilled traditional Shibori and Indigo dyeing techniques, to present a modern interpretation of ancient crafts. We use premium sustainable fabrics such as Linen, Australian Super Cotton, Organic Cotton and Hemp.
Shibori is a resist dye technique that began in Japan approx. 4000 years ago. Traditionally Shibori textiles are dyed with Indigo which was once referred to as 'Blue Gold' as it was such a valuable trading commodity in the ancient world.
You will also find some Ice Dyed pieces in the shop. These have had Shibori resist technique applied, however here I use different coloured fibre reactive dyes to achieve wonderful watercolour affects created by the melting ice.
Please feel free to sent me a message if you have any questions about my products, or are interested in a custom order for an item, or hand dyed fabric meterage.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HAPPY SHOPPING <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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About LavaLiving

Sales 718
On Etsy since 2012

My Creative Journey

Proud to announce I am an Etsy Design Awards 2021 Finalist.
I’m a gal with Irish/Spanish heritage having lived most of my life in sunny QLD Australia.
I grew up in an artistic family. My mother was an arts writer, my father an amateur opera singer and talented quilt maker, and my brother is a furniture designer and maker. My late uncle was a sculpture in the US and my cousins are artists in New York.
I trained at The Brisbane Institute of Art over a 16 year period practicing many art forms from Drawing, Design, Sculpture, Painting, and Print making, to Gold & Silver Smithing.
After years of working in the arts and interiors industries, in 2007 I went into business with my brother and opened an art, design and interiors store in Brisbane . Here we stocked my artwork, my brothers furniture and imported hand crafted ceramics from designers whose work complemented our own designs.
We closed the shop in 2009 and I transitioned into wholesaling and retailing at boutique markets in Brisbane and surrounds. Gradually as my imported stock diminished I began creating more of my own work including jewellery and screen printed hand-made papers.
Early in 2015 I was introduced to Shibori and Indigo dyeing. At last I had found my place in the creative world. Since then I have never been so passionate and motivated about what I do. All the freedom and possibilities with this beautiful craft are just so endless that I just want to keep learning and creating pieces that reflect my life of inspiration.
I filled my new shop with Shibori work at the beginning of 2016 so please stay connected to my Lava Living shop and follow me on Instagram @lava_living and https://www.facebook.com/lavalivingbrisbane/ for my latest creations and work in progress. .

"By embracing the beauty of human error, every piece is one of a kind."

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Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2022
Hello and thanks for taking the time to stop by.
I try hard to be fair and reasonable when it comes to my shopping policies.
If you have any issues you wish to raise please feel free to email and I will respond within 24hrs.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
A full refund is guaranteed if your purchase does not fit the description given in the listing and that includes shipping costs.
If you wish to return or exchange your purchase because you have had a change of heart, then I am happy to offer a refund on the cost of the item, less shipping cost and Etsy fees if I am notified within 5 days of delivery and it is returned within 14 days of delivery, and it arrives in it's original condition. You would be required to pay for the item to be returned.
* I do not accept returns or exchanges on custom orders if they meet the specifications of the brief.
Payment
Payments are made via Etsy Payments when you place your order.
Delivery
ITEMS SHIP FROM AUSTRALIA to anywhere in the world, so if your country is not listed please contact me for shipping costs
If you order more than one item and the extra shipping cost seems excessive, I will always refund shipping and handling overages once posted. Please feel free to enquire if you have any concerns about shipping costs.

I take no responsibility for undelivered orders if I have sent them with the address you have supplied me with on your order. I do care, so please let me know and I can send you a link to pursue it further with the carrier.

DOMESTIC: Most items are sent by Standard Post with tracking. Normally you should allow 3-4 business days from when their item is shipped to metropolitan areas and 3-5 days to country areas.
These timeframes do not include the processing times for individual orders. So if you place an order you need to add the estimated processing time to the delivery timeframes.
DOMESTIC UPGRADES: If you would like Express post please check for shipping upgrades when you order. You will still need to take into account the specified processing time.

INTERNATIONAL:
INTERNATIONAL UPGRADES:
If you require more urgent delivery you will need to select Express post. Please check for shipping upgrades when you order. You will still need to take into account the specified processing time as explained above.

DAMAGED GOODS - I take every precaution to ensure that your purchase is carefully packed. Therefore, if it arrives damaged, I am unable to accept responsibility.