ChaosCollectedShop

Chaos Collected

San Ramon, California | 306 Sales

ChaosCollectedShop

Chaos Collected

San Ramon, California 306 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars (190)
L. Corina La Due

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L. Corina La Due

Announcement    Hello & welcome! I make eco-friendly bags, clothes, & accessories upcycled from leftover scraps & recycled textiles that are as individual as you are so you can be green & look cute doing it.

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Last updated on Mar 9, 2019

Hello & welcome! I make eco-friendly bags, clothes, & accessories upcycled from leftover scraps & recycled textiles that are as individual as you are so you can be green & look cute doing it.

Be in the know, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/c-4tzr (copy + paste this to your browser)

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About

Well-Designed + Earth Friendly = Chaos, Collected

"More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States, and the amount has doubled over the last 20 years. An average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person. On average, nationally, it costs cities $45 per ton to dispose of old clothing. Synthetic clothing may take hundreds of years to decompose." (source: https://www.thebalance.com/textile-recycling-facts-and-figures-2878122)

I've always known that way too much usable material ends up wasted. That's the main reason I am a huge "pack rat" when it comes to things like fabric and old clothes.

For years I have been saving itty bitty pieces of fabric leftover from other sewing projects, clothes that have seen better days & random buttons that don't match. I have over 15 years sewing experience + as many years hoarding such items.

For me it is just wrong to throw away perfectly usable items like these & let them sit in a landfill when all they need is a little love and attention. As a result my house is pretty much overrun!

I decided to start this line as a way to do my part (however small) to chip away at the above figure and to make some space in my sewing room as well. Perhaps also open a few minds?

The items found in my shop are all one of a kind. They are made with lightly used + vintage items such as: clothes, sheets, curtains and other assorted odds & ends. I also use scraps of fabric leftover from other projects I've worked on over the years.

All of these things combine to give Chaos Collected it's unique flavor. No two items are exactly alike & any combination of the above may exist to create each one.

I personally design + sew each item myself. I sew on a Viking sewing machine, a Juki sewing machine and a Juki serger to create pieces that are worth owning & will last long enough to be kept out of landfills.

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  • L. Corina La Due

    Owner, Maker, Scavenger

    Hi! My name is Corina. I am proud to be doing my part to minimize my footprint on this planet, while still creating beautiful pieces for like-minded women.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2019
Hi! Welcome to Chaos Collected. Everything is handmade by me from scratch using Earth-friendly materials. What does that mean? It means that I make it a point to keep lightly used & vintage fabrics, tiny scraps from other projects, buttons, zippers and so on out of landfills to give them a second life as something useful + essential for you. For more information on my materials + techniques check out my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChaosCollected/

>>>PLEASE READ<<<
The materials used to make my items come from scraps leftover from other projects & upcycled/recycled textiles along with organic cotton. Due to the nature of my process there may be variations in texture between the different materials used. I pretty much let the fabric do what it wants :)

For this reason my items don't look the way you might be used to. There might be waves, wrinkles, fading etc. If you're looking for precision piecing & quilting there are lots of amazingly talented quilters here on Etsy. That's just not what I do. That said, please look at the photos carefully & ask any questions before checking out.
>>>THANK YOU!<<<

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are not satisfied for any reason at all, just convo me and I will reply with an address to send the item(s) back to. The item(s) must be in the original condition with tags attached. I will issue a full refund once the item is received.

***Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.***
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout. If you prefer to pay via check or money order, please convo me. We can work something out.
Shipping
-I ship within 1 business day of receiving payment.
-Currently, I ship using USPS provided envelopes, but I am looking into more Earth friendly and cost effective alternatives so as to decrease waste.
-I combine shipping on multiple items.
-Most packages ship USPS Priority which takes 1-3 days to reach addresses within the U.S., a little longer elsewhere. Smaller items are shipped First Class.
-Insurance is optional. It must be requested before checkout as there is an extra fee.
-Tracking is included on items sent to locations within the U.S..

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Due to the ever-changing costs of shipping these days, international buyers may occasionally be over or under charged shipping costs. In the case of an over charge, a refund for the difference will immediately be sent to the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
-Measurements are stated for every item and can be located at the bottom of the listing.
-For garments: these measurements are the actual garment measurements, not body measurements.
-Depending on the type of fit you prefer (fitted, loose...), each individual item may or may not work for your needs. Please see the measurements carefully.

TIP: A great way to tell if an item is going to work is to measure a similar one that you already own then compare those numbers to the ones in the listing.

>>>PLEASE READ<<<
The materials used to make my items come from scraps leftover from other projects & upcycled/recycled textiles along with organic cotton. Due to the nature of my process there may be variations in texture between the different materials used. I pretty much let the fabric do what it wants :)

For this reason my items don't look the way you might be used to. There might be waves, wrinkles, fading etc. If you're looking for precision piecing & quilting there are lots of amazingly talented quilters here on Etsy. That's just not what I do. That said, please look at the photos carefully & ask any questions before checking out.
>>>THANK YOU!<<<

***Feel free to email me with any questions I will respond within 24 hours!***