Abbotsford, British Columbia On Etsy since 2013

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Abbotsford, British Columbia | 164 Sales

Announcement    Hello lovely shoppers! Everything in our shop is "slow fashion". We use only recycled/reclaimed materials for our creations. Thank you for shopping locally and mindfully, and supporting the Recycling Resolution!


Last updated on 25 May, 2020

Hello lovely shoppers! Everything in our shop is "slow fashion". We use only recycled/reclaimed materials for our creations. Thank you for shopping locally and mindfully, and supporting the Recycling Resolution!



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Lucia van der Meer

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Lucia van der Meer


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About Alalucia

Sales 164
On Etsy since 2013

An unstoppable creative maniac on the loose!

I started my "shop" when I was in Junior High School, in the 1970's . My mother taught me how to use a sewing machine, how to knit and crochet. My father was a painter, and I learned to love painting from him. The rest is history. I started making clothing, for myself and close friends. Growing up in a penniless situation, I soon learned how to imitate, re-invent and create the latest fashions using recycled materials, and whatever was at hand cheap. A la Lucia! And, I'm still doing it! I prefer to re-design, re-purpose, and re-fashion; rather than using new materials. I have since branched out into jewelry making and furniture painting, as well as clothing and accessories designing and making.

I'd always dreamed of owning/running a shop where I could make and market my creations.
In l998, I did exactly that. I had a shop In Edmonton, Alberta for 16 years. In 2014 I moved to the West Coast, where I am attending vendor booths (craft fairs, folk festivals) all over the Lower Main Land, and working from my home studio.

I decided to also start an Etsy shop, just to reach more of an audience. Many of my clients are from far away and this way they can shop from wherever they are!

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Shop members

  • Lucia van der Meer

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Creative maniac on the loose! Lucia designs and sews all the items in the shop. If we didn't haul her out of the studio once in a while to eat and sleep,.... She says she's striving for world domination.

  • Sylvia

    Assistant, Photographer, Marketer

    Sylvia is indispensible as an assistant, muse, and critic. She tirelessly suggests new ideas and ways to improve matters and then sets out to help implement said improvements. Lucia never tires of Sylvia's "helpful suggestions". :D :D

  • Narda

    Assistant, Marketer, Customer Service

    Narda is the steady moving force behind things. She makes sure we arrive, and on time. When Lucia feels like skipping out on the marketing thing (she'd rather stay in, and sew) Narda makes sure marketing stays on target.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 January, 2020
My business specializes in repurposing and upcycling. I use second hand materials for everything. Fabrics, thread, buttons, beads, yarn, small furniture or jewelry boxes, even the paints and brushes whenever possible. I love the feeling of conquest when I rejuvenate something that was discarded.

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 and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Returns and exchange details
I will process a refund as soon as I receive the returned item, via Paypal. I will not refund the original shipping cost, nor pay for the return shipping cost.
Etsy payment system is the method used by this shop.
Return policy: please notify me within a week after you have received the item if you wish to return or exchange it.
I will ship the item within a day or two.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to custom orders, just message me via Etsy and we'll talk!
I am also open to the idea of wholesale.