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Creation of clothes of Steampunk, vintage and historical inspiration; hand-made synthetic dreads, for a unique and timeless style.



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About OctopoosFactory

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On Etsy since 2012

Création de vêtements d'inspiration historique, Steampunk Médiéval et Tribal Psywear. Confection artisanale de dreads synthétiques.

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 grand-mother 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 (Cidre et 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!


Shop members

  • Octo.

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Maman, designer et gérante ! Créatrice de vêtements d'inspiration historique, steampunk médiéval et tribal psywear. Confectionneuse de dreads synthétiques. Inspirée par les voyages, l'Histoire, les gens, l'univers Fantastique, et les festivals !

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2012
Welcome to the Etsy shop of Octopoos Factory!

Creation of clothes of Steampunk, vintage and historical inspiration; hand-made synthetic dreads, for a unique and timeless style.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
No refund, no exchange can be made for packages damaged or lost by the fault of the postal service.

Thank you for checking your size through the Size Guide table(coming soon): given the small stocks and the fact that the clothes are tailor-made, I cannot proceed with an exchange if your size is not correct.

Still, we apologize if your article does not satisfy you. The only accepted exchanges or refunds, concern manufacturing defects and the delivery of an item that does not match your order.

However, we are very careful about the quality; we check every item before shipping to make sure it matches the description (and therefore, deliberately damaging the item in order to be refunded, would be completely useless.)
I accept payment by check, bank transfer and paypal (or credit card if the site allows it).
Dreads orders are sent by Colissimo (with tracking number, traceable via LaPoste.fr) or Minimax to a certain weight (no tracking). Colissimo and Minimax deliveries have a period of 2 to 4 working days.
Colissimo prices:
5 to 45 dreads: 5.70 EUR shipping
45 to 75 dreads: 7.10 EUR shipping
75 to 100 dreads: 7.50 EUR shipping
Minimax prices:
1 to 10 dreads: 2.50 EUR shipping
10 to 25 dreads: 3.50 EUR shipping

The shipping cost are usually: 5.70 euros by Colissimo within France, 6.50 or 7.70 in a small package to the European Union and outside the EU (for tracking the order outside France, please contact me so that I can send you the current prices)

Orders can be sent for a group purchase.

Once the order is sent, I will warn you and send you the tracking number (if sent by Colissimo).
I am in no case responsible for the loss, theft or damage of a parcel. However, thank you for letting me know about the good delivery of your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do not hesitate to ask the color of your choice if this one is not proposed.
I also make special orders, so if you have an idea of original clothing that you would like just for you, let me know!

Please, do contact me through my email address for all requests for wholesale or suggestion of a collaboration.

Octopoosfactory [!at] hotmail.fr

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Last updated on Nov 10, 2020
Commandes sur mesure et personnalisées

J'accepte les commandes perosnnalisées et les commandes de costumes ...etc. Merci de me contacter pour toutes demandes !

Informations sur les tailles

Merci de vérifier votre taille avant toute commande, grâce au Guide des Tailles (cf www.octopoosfactory.com) OU de me contacter directement avec vos mensurations pour que je vous aiguille.

Instructions d'entretien

Il est préférable de laver les vêtements à la main, ou si vraiment la machine à laver s'avère inévitable, en cycle court et à froid.
Sèche-linge interdit !
Un lavage à chaud, ou le sèche linge détérioreraient les fibres, les couleurs, les ornements (boutons, perles ...etc).

Pour les dreads, après dépose, vous pouvez les nettoyer en machine à cycle froid et avec un peu de shampoing ou lessive. Le sèche-linge est interdit.
Lorsqu'elles sont posées, lavez-les comme de cheveux normaux!
Plus d'infos sur https://www.octopoosfactory.com/faq

Possibilités de vente en gros

Je suis intéressée par tous projets de collaboration !
N'hésitez pas à me contacter pour qu'on en parle !


Emballages et paquets cadeaux

Si vous souhaitez un paquet cadeau ou un message glissé dans la commande, n'hésitez pas à me contacter !

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