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else seven

Sydney, New South Wales · 28 Sales

elseseven

else seven

Sydney, New South Wales 28 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Bernadette O'Sullivan

Bernadette O'Sullivan on 05 Mar, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Perfect bag for my little girl - thank you. And thanks for the great service1

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards on 08 Aug, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm so happy with my new lap-top pouch, which no-one else will have - excellent price and quality on a one-off item (:

Anonymous on 15 Sep, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

A really lovely seller who answered my emails immediately & sent parcel same day. nI am absolutely thrilled with this stunning buy. nThank you so much!

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About

From a desk in Shanghai, China via Japan and now in Sydney, Australia, else seven has been in existence since April, 2007. After a long hiatus working on her own little else seven, else seven is returning with a delightful range of eclectic, one-off handmade goods and covetable vintage items for you, your children and your home.

Shop members

  • elseseven

    Owner, Designer

    The Everything Girl - traveller, reader, music lover, mother and fabric obsessive amongst many things. Loves Johnny Cash, The Smiths, veggie tacos, coffee and digging around church fetes and op shops.

Shop policies

Last updated on 23 July, 2016
else seven is a delightful range of eclectic, one-off handmade goods and covetable vintage items for you, your children and your home.

Why buy else seven? Let me count the ways;
1) One of a kind handmade items to help you express your individual style
2) Fabulous vintage materials that help to re-use what is already out there.
3) Beautiful fabrics with prints to make you weep with joy.
4) I work hard, but this sure ain't no sweatshop, people.
5) Australian-made
6) Carefully handpicked vintage by a well-trained and rather stylish eye.
7) else seven loves the environment. For more info, see below.
8) It's just downright awesome!

else seven’s environmental initiatives
else seven cares about the environment and the community. Although not perfect, we are trying. We observe the following;

our eco beliefs;
1) That it is better to re-use and recycle items as much as possible that already exist than to create more brand new stuff to add to an already over-crowded planet as much as possible.

2) That packaging should be minimal;
*stopped use of non-essential advertising products such as brochures and product postcards from november 1, 2008
* cellophane bags only used in shipping or to protect clothing and vintage or light fabrics at markets etc. when necessary and reused when possible (for other packaging when items sold and as garbage bags when no longer suitable for packaging and display purposes)
* cloth or bags available for purchases at markets etc. but we encourage bringing your own
* as much as possible else seven avoids printing, uses double-sided printing and re-uses paper printed on one side only
*our tags are made from old postcards etc.
* as much as possible, else seven uses recycled items for shipping except for prepaid satchels

3) Working towards zero/minimal waste;
*leftover fabrics from personal projects and else seven product manufacture are used in the production of other else seven products
*fabrics rescued from people who have bought and not used them are used in the production of else seven products to prevent them being thrown away
*small pieces of fabrics left from cutting are often used for future else seven and personal projects such as covered buttons, weaving, patchwork and applique

4) Recycle
* vintage and upcycled fabrics feature in many else seven products
* vintage buttons and trims used in some else seven products

5) Transparency
else seven products are clearly labelled with the amount of new and vintage fabric used, so the consumer can choose accordingly - if you want any more information, please ask!

6) Other
* else seven is a home-run business therefore does not have the extra environmental cost of office/manufacturing space
* else seven has been personally engaged in via volunteering or donates to various charity/environmental projects such as educational charity, gift-giving initiatives, carbon-reduction enterprises and wilderness-saving charities
* else seven's personal ethos includes a "vegequarian" diet, recycling, bringing her own mug/bottle, taking public transport, thrift shopping etc.

7) The future
The else seven dream is to eventually create products entirely of vintage, rescued, recycled and upcycled materials.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Please read the shop policies etc very carefully as well as the descriptions of each product. An else seven transaction assumes that the buyer is aware of all the shop policies.

Orders cannot be cancelled once they have been shipped. Please read the measurements carefully as returns are not given for the wrong size. Please note that measurements are body measurements and are based on the pattern used in the case of the clothes. Returns are refunded through paypal. Shipping of returns is covered by the customer. If the returned object does not arrive back at else seven, we are not responsible, and the refund cannot be given.

Vintage items are sold as is and we describe them as carefully as possible. Vintage items may not be returned.

For handmade items - Please note that vintage/secondhand/rescued fabrics are not always perfect and may have spots, stains or faults due to their age or how they have been stored. In most cases, else seven products do not have such problems. However, sometimes stubborn marks may not be removed from a truly beautiful piece. In the case of any remaining marks etc., these will be listed in the description and photographed. For handmade items, else seven does not return for any marks/faults that were mentioned in the description.
Payment
else seven accepts paypal only. All invoices should be paid within 7 days of checking out, please.
Shipping
else seven ships to most countries, so please ask for a quote on shipping before ordering. Customs clearance charges are to be paid by the customer. It is the responsibility of the customer to be aware of the customs duties that may incur and these are not in any way the responsibilities of else seven.

else seven uses Australia Post airmail; however, we cannot absolutely guarantee the arrival of your parcel, nor be responsible for the non-arrival of the items due to the vagaries of the postal system. To avoid non-delivery, please make sure to give the exact address details. We keep all receipts of all postal transactions and are happy to send copies of these by email as proof of shipment.

We refund if overcharged for postage using paypal.
Additional policies and FAQs
Material source definitions;

Vintage - this covers anything that has come to me from a source other than new and may include; items found op-shops etc., items purchased as vintage, items donated by others who did not want them anymore. I am happy to give further details of the source if the buyer so desires.
New - these are materials that I have purchased myself new.

Please note that vintage (secondhand/rescued) fabrics are not always perfect and may have spots, stains or faults due to their age or how they have been stored. In most cases, else seven products do not have such problems. However, sometimes stubborn marks may not be removed from a truly beautiful piece. In the case of any remaining marks etc., these will be listed in the description and photographed. For handmade items. else seven does not return for any marks/faults that were mentioned in the description.

FAQs

What are the products made of?
else seven uses a mix of vintage fabrics, remnant fabrics and new fabrics. I prefer natural fabrics such as cotton, wool and silk, but sometimes I can't choose.

Why can't I get exactly the same article in a different size?
All my pieces are one-offs. There is only that one and will only ever BE that one.

How do I wash them?
Wash else seven items according to the usual methods for the fabrics. In handmade items, fabrics have been washed for pre-shrinking and the delicate fabrics carefully handwashed.

Do you do custom orders?
Sorry, but no.

How can I tell which size to order?
For the clothes, the measurements according to the pattern used are included in the product description if possible as the age to size relation can not always be relied upon. I also put an approximate age range.