qualicumclothworks

Beautiful, comfortable clothes to live in, sizes XS-4X.

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia On Etsy since 2011

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

qualicumclothworks

Beautiful, comfortable clothes to live in, sizes XS-4X.

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia | 9,164 Sales

qualicumclothworks is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner I had to close my shop for a family emergency. I should be open again by the weekend of Jan. 23/24.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 17 Jan, 2021

I had to close my shop for a family emergency. I should be open again by the weekend of Jan. 23/24.

Roxanne Rose-Bouchard

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Roxanne Rose-Bouchard

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5 out of 5 stars
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About qualicumclothworks

Sales 9,164
On Etsy since 2011

My story as written by Lissa Alexander of Oasis Magazine.

"Roxanne Rose-Bouchard also likes to use many natural fibers in the clothing that she makes in her studio in Qualicum Bay. She has been designing and making clothing and accessories from that studio for 22 years. Her company is called Qualicum Clothworks and she prides herself on creating things that make women not only look, but feel beautiful.
“I love taking a flat piece of material and making it into a beautiful shape that flatters women of all sizes, not just models,” she says. Lining the edges of her studio workspace are rows upon rows of cut paper patterns that she’s created over the years. Her sewing machines are surrounded by stacks of coloured thread and hand carved blocks used for hand-printing the designs onto the fabrics.
Rose-Bouchard entered into fashion in an unconventional way—she made clothing for male exotic dancers in Vancouver.
“I had a friend who was a Dolly Parton look-alike and I made things for her and it just grew from there,” she says.
She decided to go back to school and completed a degree in fashion design at Kwantlen College (now a university) before moving to Qualicum Bay to set up her studio.
Rose-Bouchard began making women’s and children’s clothing and sold them in Qualicum Beach. Soon she got an agent in Vancouver and before she knew it she was selling her clothing in boutiques around Canada as well as in the Images of Canada catalogue.
But things changed around five years ago when the economy crashed, she explains. More big box stores started popping up and she was dealing with other personal issues. Today Rose-Bouchard sells her clothing from her home studio, from local markets and fromOceanside Village Artists’ Gallery at Oceanside Village Resort on Resort Drive in Parksville. She often uses bamboo for her blouses, tunics and dresses and hand-prints eye-catching designs onto the fabric like First Nations’ animal symbols and ancient petroglyphs. She also makes tie-dyed maxi skirts, sweaters, hair bands and scarves.
Rose-Bouchard said it’s still hard for local fashion designers to compete with big box stores in nearby cities, but she maintains that local clothing-makers can offer something unique that people won’t find at those larger stores."

-Lissa Alexander, Oasis Magazine

Shop members

  • Roxanne Rose-Bouchard

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 January, 2021
I love happy customers!! I will do everything I can to make you a happy and satisfied customer. I love my work and take great pride in creating a well-made, good-fitting, durable, beautiful garment.

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, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour 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
Refunds are cheerfully accepted if you send the item back unworn and unwashed within 2 weeks of receiving it, however, postage is non-refundable. Customer is responsible for postage unless it is my mistake.

Refund will be issued when item arrives back to me.

For hygienic reasons, underwear is not returnable.
Delivery
It is possible to experience shipping delays because of COVID-19, especially items bound for the eastern part of the US. If you want to track your package, you must upgrade your shipping to include tracking if you are in the US or abroad. In Canada, small items such as gloves and hats are sent via letter mail, which does not include tracking. Parcels do. Your patience is appreciated. If you do not upgrade your package to include tracking, I can't track it afterwards.

Most single items are shipped in envelopes or small packets to save on shipping costs. This method has no tracking number. The post office estimates 5 to 13 business days in Canada or the USA, but it can frequently take a bit longer (especially at Christmas time).

If you would like tracking or a faster shipping method, there are additional shipping options available when items are in your cart.
If you do not purchase optional tracking with small purchases, I cannot track the item for you. While this rarely happens, I cannot be held responsible for items that are lost or delayed in the mail if shipping upgrades are not purchased.

Larger items or multiple items are usually shipped as tracked package.

Actual shipping costs can be a bit tricky, so rest assured I will refund shipping overages that are over $2.

If you have purchased multiple items and the shipping charges are too high, I will refund the difference. Estimating shipping costs on multiples is a tricky thing!!

International shoppers:
Please be aware of regulations in your own country including any taxes or duties that may be charged. I am not responsible for this. Do not ask me to mark the value on the customs form as $0 because it is a gift or otherwise. Here is a quote from the Etsy seller's handbook: "Never mark your items as a "gift" — this could land you in hot water with the customs authorities!"
Additional policies and FAQs
I preshrink all of my fabric using unscented detergent. I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Everything is made in a smoke free environment.