WestCoastAlchemist

Clothing & Home Decor company based in Abbotsford, BC.

Abbotsford, British Columbia On Etsy since 2019

WestCoastAlchemist

Clothing & Home Decor company based in Abbotsford, BC.

Abbotsford, British Columbia | 53 Sales

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Laken Craig

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Laken Craig

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About WestCoastAlchemist

Sales 53
On Etsy since 2019

Dreaming in the fabrics of life

Hey Everyone!

I know I’ve been gone for a bit. I needed a break. I haven’t really talked about how I started my business and there is some ideas out there that are pretty upsetting.

Here’s the truth, I’ve always loved blanket scarves, you should see my closest, some are square and some are 2 metres long by 60” wide. I wanted to make some Melton Wool Shawls with a Navajo or Aztec print and yes there is fabric like this out there but it is so expensive and in the US and so I thought maybe I’d check out the local guy to see if he had it. He had basic colours only but told me he had this other fabric that was more synthetic (so a 20-30% wool & 70-80% polyester) he said it’s is more user friendly so to say being able to wash easily, I liked 3 of the prints. The fabric is 60” wide so I was like okay I’ll take 60” in length (1.5 metres) because that’s 5’ squared big enough to cuddle under on the couch or for my son to use as a blanket. I made all 3 and with the weather being kinda crappy threw August & September I wore them to work, because the shop was cold even when it was kinda warm shop still cold so they kept me warm enough to keep the doors open. Then some ladies started to see them and asked if I would make them one. Later on my sister saw them and said I should do a photo shoot and start a business because they were really pretty. So I did.

These blanket scarves aren’t original there are a ton of people out there making them in all shapes and sizes. I have 3 standard sizes I try to keep in stock. 30”x30” bandana, 40”x40” scarf and a 60”x60” blanket. I will also do custom orders. I have pillows of all shapes and sizes.

West Coast Alchemist is not just these products though I’d like to make some timeless clothing pieces too. I also bead Malas, Rosaries, diffusing bracelets, and other silver diffusing necklaces. I have interests in cosmetic products with essential oils and all natural products. Soy candles with essential oils as well. 2020 is going to be a year of development and hopefully growth.

But honestly I love your support of my brand, but please don’t feel obligated to buy from me. I am more about people buy product to support a maker! Buy mine or someone else doing the exact same thing that is your choice, I could never make enough of any of these products to sell to the masses. I do this out of love, the love of creating something for someone and having that connection to that person. So please support local artisans, each of us works hard to make our products for you.❤️

Thank you for taking the time to read this,
Laken

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  • West Coast Wild Child

    Abbotsford, BC

    This is a great company making high quality T-shirts, sweaters and other merchandise.

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