FalseHolly

False Holly

Edmonton, Alberta

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Announcement    Beautifully designed winterwear, home textiles and DIY yarns. Made with love in Western Canada.

Please note current turn around times are marked in each listing. Handspun and customized orders will obviously take longer than ready-to-ship, but will come with lots of love and care.

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Copyright

I work hard to make my products unique. If you see it here, it's mine. That means it's copyrighted and my personal property, so please don't use images without consent, and give credit where credit is due when creating your own original products.

Announcement

Last updated on 26 Jan, 2021

Beautifully designed winterwear, home textiles and DIY yarns. Made with love in Western Canada.

Please note current turn around times are marked in each listing. Handspun and customized orders will obviously take longer than ready-to-ship, but will come with lots of love and care.

Say Hello + Follow Along

►►►► visit the atelier at falseholly.com

►► @falsehollyatelier on Instagram

►►►►►►►► https://www.pinterest.ca/atelierfalseholly/

►►► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7s0Vdp7gZbSSo6gtspDejg?view_as=subscriber

►►►►►►► email: studio @ falseholly.com

Copyright

I work hard to make my products unique. If you see it here, it's mine. That means it's copyrighted and my personal property, so please don't use images without consent, and give credit where credit is due when creating your own original products.

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Holly Messenger Aamot

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Holly Messenger Aamot

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About FalseHolly

Sales 342
On Etsy since 2014

Beautiful things, thoughtfully made.

I just wanted something meaningful under the tree that Christmas for my daughter. In the sea of manufactured and electronic gifts destined to be there, I wanted something that had come from my own hands and heart. So, I bought some yarn at Walmart and asked a coworker to show me a basic crochet stitch.

I fell in love. It changed my life.

At the urging of some thoughtful friends, I opened my Etsy shop a year later. It was, and still is, a labour of love. I've spent thousands of hours learning my craft, and developing my personal niche. This led me to learning to spin and dye my own yarn. There is this magic that happens when I'm at treadling my wheel in the middle of the night with the rest of the world asleep, music in my earbuds, and a beautiful rhythm of my hands and feet working together to make something original, unique, and full of my own soul.

I believe wholeheartedly in fair trade practices and humane treatment of the animals used to create my fibres, so you'll often find that my items are made with homegrown, local fibre.

INTEGRITY. CRAFTSMANSHIP. BEAUTY.
These words are the guideposts to every yarn I make, and every design I produce, because they are part of my deepest core values in life. Everything in the ilex.every.day collection is unique, created in Edmonton, Alberta, where I work with every step of production, from raw fleece to finished product. It's important to me that each piece be lovingly made using environmentally sound practices, quality materials, and beautiful design in every step of the production process, so that you can feel good about choosing an ilex.every.day product every time you use it.

When I was a little girl, my Gramma taught me to shop with an eye for quality. Bargains are great, but the best purchase is the one you will be happy with next year and the year after that, because it was well-made. Little did my little-girl mind know that Gramma was giving me a great gift: the desire and ability to fall in love with clothing without the risk of having my heart broken when cheap materials and fragile construction ruined them before I was ready to part with them.

The Problem

The pressure to bring mass amounts of clothing to market at rock-bottom prices causes unsafe and unfair labour practices, taking advantage of the world’s most vulnerable human beings. This process is detrimental to the environment, both in the process of producing these products, and after they have worn out and been discarded. When animal products such as wool and cashmere are used, the animals feel this pressure of production, as well, often suffering under inhumane farming practices. And finally, the consumer is cheated out of the opportunity to fall in love with a quality piece of clothing which will stand up to more than one season’s wear.

The Solution

All of these difficulties can be met with a simple approach to fashion and crafting that is focused on ethical sourcing of quality materials, in the hands of artisans and crafters who love what they do. Ilex.every.day is a brand that stands for integrity, craftsmanship and beauty in every piece and every step along the way: integrity in sourcing materials from the most ethical sources possible, craftsmanship for durability, drape and colour, and beauty in flawless design. When it comes to fashion, I believe less can be more.

Shop members

  • Holly Messenger Aamot

    Owner

    Designer | Dyer | Artist | Human

Production partners

  • Gooten

    United States

    Gooten custom prints products using original artwork

  • Neatnik Yarns

    Edmonton, AB

    Neatnik Yarns is owned and operated by Angela Ashton, an indie dyer with impeccable taste in colour and fibre. Find her shop here on Etsy.

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    Printful prints False Holly original designs on curated fashion pieces.

  • Teresa Messenger

    OR, United States

    Accomplished artist. Also my mother. She paints beautiful things that I use to create finished products

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 04 Jan, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Free shipping

Shipping is now free for everyone! Oh, happy day!

Orders of 2 skeins or less are vacuum-sealed and shipped letter mail, with no tracking or insurance. Any delivery issues (including missed delivery) are the responsibility of the customer.

Larger orders will be sent by flat-rate box with tracking and insurance up to $100 CDN.

Domestic shipping via Canada Post; US shipping via courier to Montana, where packages are shipped via USPS; international shipping providers vary by country.

My current turnaround time is 1 week on ready-to-ship items, and minimum 3 weeks on custom orders.

Wholesale availability

I love offering wholesale pricing to boutiques and indie designers! Shoot me an email at studio @ falseholly.com to be given access to the wholesale section of my website.

Colours & Custom Dyeing

Do you dream in living colour?

I'm always happy to do custom dye work. I mix colours from primaries, based on CMYK levels and a lot of trial and error. It's truly an art based in science.

Please be aware that, while I do my best to photograph products true-to-life in natural light, all monitors display colours differently. Please allow some variation between what you see on your screen and what you see in real life.