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desolina on Jul 24, 20225 out of 5 stars
Highly recommend this shop. I loved this top and my husband did too when he saw it.
Martyna on Jul 12, 20225 out of 5 stars
I love my order, got it just today and everything went smoothly. I highly recommend this nice lady!💖🌸
Dezi on Jul 7, 20225 out of 5 stars
Freaking great. I wear them outside of work. Easy to put in! So freaking happy!!!
Skylar on Jun 25, 20225 out of 5 stars
These are amazing I have enjoyed them so much!! I feel so confident and beautiful with them in!!
Leslie on Jun 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
Dreads are so soft and lay super nicely! Not super heavy either, was absolutely shocked and ecstatic when I received them! Shipping took a long time, however the seller kept in contact and let me know it would be delayed so, no surprises. Totally recommend.
Christina Pamela on Jun 2, 20225 out of 5 stars
A very beautiful coat I ordered ♥️👌🏼!! I looove her work and I definitely will order some more of her !!
feistygrrl on May 28, 20225 out of 5 stars
Ten stars!! Absolutely gorgeous pants! Great communication with the seller - I gave ber my measurements and the pants fit perfectly. Highly recommend!
Creation of historically inspired clothing, Medieval Steampunk and Tribal Psywear. Artisanal manufacture of synthetic dreads.
Octopoos Factory, synthetic dreads and original clothing for a unique and outside-of-time style.
I am Octo, designer and founder of "Octopoos Factory", a little independent shop based in Le Havre, in Normandy (France). I specialise in the creation of historically-inspired clothes, "medieval steampunk" and tribal psywear, as well as in the making of handcrafted synthetic dreads, and this, since 2011.
I am very present on the internet via several social networks and my two online shops (one of them, this very Etsy boutique) but I also participate in various medieval and craft markets, and in festivals (psytrance, electronic music, alternative). My dream is to roam around Europe with my truck and settle my stall in the most beautiful festivals to make all my lovingly-crafted treasures available to you.
As a matter of fact, my travels and the festivals I have visited so far, have been a great and potent source of inspiration: Old medieval market towns, abbeys, the dark mountains of Switzerland and the deserts of Portugal, the forests of Europe... all and each single one of them so likely to inflame the imagination! I also find inspiration in the Fantasy culture, in History (the Medieval Period most specifically). Nevertheless, I particularly love mixing different styles in order to create truly unique pieces, each one adaptable to the taste and personality of the customer.
I started to sew at the age of 14, somehow by "necessity", since I could not find any outfit I liked in mainstream shops. In the same time, I started to wear synthetic dread extensions that I was crafting myself... That is when my friends started to ask me to create designs, or sets of dreads for them too...
I completed my general studies in high school and in 2011, aged 19, my Baccalauréat exams successfully passed, I officially created the "Octopoos Factory" company. A self-taught woman, I never followed any training or attended a fashion and tailoring school: I learnt alone, observing, trying and testing, unstitching and stitching again. My grandmother was a seamstress; my father, a cobbler; I suppose they passed the creative streak on to me! I then quickly found a small flat in Le Havre, a room of which would be used as my workshop. A young mother, I was painstakingly learning the basics of the process of creation and selling online exclusively... slowly, but surely.
As my daughter was growing older, I could gradually dedicate more time to my work and passion. In 2013, I launched both the official online shop www.octopoosfactory.com and this Etsy shop. I also took the plunge and for the first time started to sell live, on market places; I had a tiny stand. How it developed and grew in size since then! Year after year, I attend an ever larger number of markets and festivals (Cider and Dragon, Dox'Art, Normannia etc ...).
In 2017, "Octopoos Factory" became an officially registered trademark.
I sew all my creations myself, from the first stitch to the last. It all starts with an idea, immediately set down on paper... I particularly enjoy drawing women's clothes, but am now also considering exploring possible designs for men and children!
I purchase large quantities of fabrics in Paris, always selecting higher quality textile fibers, made in France and in Europe. I then undertake the drawing of all my original patterns, in the widest range of sizes as possible. To create a new piece, I aim for perfection, even in the tiniest details, and for the fabric to fall harmoniously. I can re-work, re-cut, re-sew a prototype piece several times in order to obtain the exactly desired finish. Once this prototype is completed and adapted to a variety of sizes and colours, I start making a small production of it, the stock of which I replenish regularly. This enables me to maintain near-permanent supplies, available for orders and markets. All is left to do, then, is to send my creations all around the world!
As for the synthetic dreads, I handcraft all of them, be it for personalised orders or for them to be found in stock, in the e-shops. I can do the fitting in person when I am at my market stand or at the workshop.
My "atelier" (or "workshop") is located in Le Havre, Normandy. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you wish to come and visit! I will be delighted to welcome you there.
Alternatively, please feel free to visit www.octopoosfactory.com to check out the new styles that are not on Etsy.
Enjoy your visit and see you very soon!
Owner, Designer, Maker
Mom, designer and manager!
Designer of historically inspired clothing, medieval steampunk and tribal psywear.
Manufacturer of synthetic dreads.
Inspired by travel, history, people, the fantasy universe, and festivals!
Creation of clothes of Steampunk, vintage and historical inspiration; hand-made synthetic dreads, for a unique and timeless style.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I apologize, however, if your article does not suit you: all morphologies being different, it is normal that the cuts are not the right ones at times.
I accept exchanges and credits if your item does not suit you or if there is a defect in the order.
In France, according to the Consumer Code (ART L121-16), a buyer can return his purchase within 7 days if he changes his mind. The return costs will be borne by the buyer.
No refund, no exchange can be made for packages damaged or misplaced by the fault of the postal service. However, please contact me if you encounter any problem in receiving the package. I will do everything I can to help you.
I accept payment in cash, exclusively during handovers.
I only realize after the total or partial receipt of the payment.
For payments by check, please attach your postal address and the summary of your order to it.
Otherwise, it will be difficult for me to find your order.
Thank you for your understanding.
I accept payment in instalments, only by cheque (please contact me for more details)!
I do not cover customs fees.
Orders are sent by Colissimo (with tracking number and compensation, traceable via LaPoste.fr) or in LETTER FOLLOWED (with tracking, without compensation) up to a certain weight (ideal for sending some dreads). Colissimo and Letter Followed deliveries have a delay of 2 to 4 days. The shipment of clothes is mainly done by Colissimo. Shipping costs in Colissimo vary depending on the weight (between 4.90 and 8 euros). The letters followed range from 2euros to 8.50 euros (mainly used for small orders of dreads).
Towards the European Union and Switzerland
The shipment is done by LETTER FOLLOWED or COLISSIMO (follow-up + compensation) according to the size and weight. The price varies according to weight (between 5 and 18 euros). Delays are 4-5 days.
To the rest of the world
The sending is done by LETTER FOLLOWED or COLISSIMO (follow-up + compensation). The price varies depending on the weight and size (between 4 and 26 euros). Delays are 8-10 days.
Orders can also be delivered by hand (Le Havre region, Paris or Brittany exceptionally) or be sent in groups in the same city.
Once the order is sent, I notify you and send you the tracking number. I cannot be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of a package. However, thank you to inform me of the good reception or not, of your order.
Your items will be packed first in a plastic pouch and then in a resistant kraft paper: it will be protected from tears and rain. For large packages, it is likely that the item will be sent in a cardboard box.
If your shipping address is different from your billing address, please let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
My manufacturing times change depending on the periods and the quantity of orders in progress. It also depends on the stocks.
However, it is usually 2 to 4 weeks.
I will give you an approximate date of shipment when ordering.
I am present on this site, various Online Shops, Facebook and on Markets, I am alone to "run the shop" because I have no employee and the handmade takes time!
I try to do it as soon as possible, so thank you for your patience and understanding! <3
Frequently asked questions
Custom and custom orders
I accept perosnnalized orders and costume orders... etc. Please contact me for any requests!
Please check your size before any order, thanks to the Size Guide (see www.octopoosfactory.com) OR contact me directly with your measurements so that I can guide you.
It is better to wash clothes by hand, or if really the washing machine turns out to be inevitable, in short cycle and cold.Dryer forbidden!A hot wash, or the dryer would deteriorate the fibers, colors, ornaments (buttons, pearls ... etc.).For dreads, after removal, you can clean them in a cold cycle machine and with a little shampoo or detergent. The dryer is prohibited.When they are laid, wash them like normal hair!More info on www.octopoosfactory.com/faq
I am interested in all collaborative projects!Do not hesitate to contact me so that we can talk about it!Octopoosfactory@hotmail.fr0683201468
Gift wrapping and packages
If you want a gift package or a message slipped into the order, do not hesitate to contact me!
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