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Note from shop owner
The Violet Shop: It's 2021, let's do this thing!
In 2013 I was inspired by my talented Aunt—Artist Linda Cote—to open an Etsy Shop. I started the process—but ultimately put the project on pause. Eight years later, with refreshed inspiration, I've decided to get set up and sell on Etsy!
I've been creating/testing designs throughout the past year and a half, and am excited to now offer a line of products and prints (in addition to original artwork). All graphic design and artwork shown in the shop has been done by moi (Michelle Côté), and production partners are helping me with printing, so I can offer high-quality made-to-order products.
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the The Violet Shop. Your enthusiasm and support are creation-making-fuel.
15% of profits from the Violet Shop will be donated to local charity Inclusion Lethbridge.
Owner, Folk Artist, Graphic Designer
I'm a Canadian Graphic Designer + Folk Artist, fortunate to be creating in the small city of Lethbridge, AB, in Blackfoot Territory, on Treaty 7 Land. Grateful for hot beverages, family, dogs, motorcycling, art, stories, curiosity, and you. She/her.
Custom Print and Manufacturing Studio
The Violet Shop works with this Production Studio to help bring designs to life! Artist Michelle Côté creates graphics for a product, and they take care of the rest (printing, sewing, shipping). Their products are unique, high-quality, and produced responsibly, right here in Canada.
Custom Mug Manufacturer
The Violet Shop works with this partner to create custom, made-to-order mugs printed with (graphics and artwork) by Violet Art and Design. They have a Canadian location in Toronto, ON.
Vinyl Sticker, Button and Magnet Manufacturer
The team in Canada and the United States produce quality printed products using designs supplied by The Violet Shop. This is not a print-on-demand supplier.
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
The Violet Shop is based in Canada started selling on Etsy starting in 2021 (even though the shop was created in 2013). The Violet Shop sells mainly to buyers in Canada, and in some cases all of North America. The Violet Shop recently started using a third-party production partner to help fulfill her orders. She uses Dropbox to host some of her buyers’ information.
—Personal information The Violet Shop Collects—
To fulfil your order, you must provide certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom request for example), if you contact The Violet Shop directly.
—Why The Violet Shop Needs Your Information and How It's Used—
as needed to provide services, such as when your information is used to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for a mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
—The third parties with whom The Violet Shop shares personal information—
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about The Violet Shop customers is important to Michelle's business. The Violet Shop shares your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. The Violet Shop engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to the shop, such as production partners and delivery companies. The Violet Shop will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If the businesses merged or sold, The Violet Shop may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. The Violet Shop may collect, use, retain, and share your information if there is a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of customers, or others.
—The length of time The Violet Shop keeps personal information—
If you reside in certain territories, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information The Violet Shop holds about you by contacting Michelle using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict the use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where it is required to store data for legal reasons) The Violet Shop will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) the processing of some of your information based on legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages after providing your consent to receive them. In such cases, The Violet Shop will delete your personal information unless there is compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
I, Michelle Cote, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me via my website at https://violetart.design/contact
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer wholesale options?
For most items, yes! Please contact Michelle via her website https://violetart.design, or through Etsy via the Violet Shop for more details.
Why are production/delivery times longer for some products?
Great things are worth the wait! Speed of production and delivery are estimates—sometimes items will arrive more quickly. In the case of made-to-order products and prints, they are added to a queue at the production partner and are made only when an order is placed. The Violet Shop cannot influence the speed of production or delivery from production partners. If your order doesn't show up (eek!) please reach out and we will investigate!
I saw your design somewhere else. What do I do?
We've all heard a terrifying anecdote about an artists intellectual property being stolen and used without permission. Naturally, The Violet Shop does research before posting a design, to be sure it isn't too close to something already being sold by another designer. That said: Earth is large and people are creative. If a work I've posted appears to be frighteningly similar another design out there, please reach out. The Violet Shop believes in artists being fairly compensated for their work. If work by Michelle Côté is being used/sold elsewhere without permission, or if there is a design posted in The Violet Shop that appears to infringe on another, please contact Michelle via her website https://violetart.design.
Will there be reproductions made of the original artwork I purchase?
For each original artwork sold [there will be only one, as these are created one-at-a-time by hand], Violet Art and Design retains the right to reproduce the original artwork (acrylic painting or mixed media piece) as an art-print or product-print. This does not apply to commissioned paintings created specifically for the buyer. In the case of custom/commissioned works, Violet Art and Design will obtain permission from the client prior to reproduction as an art-print or product-print. To commission an artwork, please contact Michelle directly via her website https://violetart.design.