CharleyCharlesShop

High Quality Handmade Baby Goods, Soft Heirloom Gauze

Grand Rapids, Michigan On Etsy since 2013

36,744 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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CharleyCharlesShop

High Quality Handmade Baby Goods, Soft Heirloom Gauze

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 36,744 Sales

Announcement    *IMPORTANT NOTICE* Due to an increased demand we are selling out of some of our more popular colors in gauze. We are doing our best to keep up with demand, but some items are only going to be available in certain colors, and some products are not currently available.

We are also working on making everything in the shop READY TO SHIP, so if you don't see an item you usually order, we are most likely making more and will add them soon :) Thanks for your patience!!!!


If you are looking for NYLON HEADBANDS, we have had to move all of our inventory to a separate shop. Please search "CharleyCharlesNylon" on the Etsy search bar, or in google. Here is the link as well:
www.etsy.com/shop/CharleyCharlesNylon


We are a small shop and sometimes when we get a large amount of orders it will take the full amount of estimated ship time. Please refer to your receipt for an estimated ship date.

I would love to connect with you. Please give my shop a "favorite" and follow along on Instagram @CharleyCharlesShop. I love to see your babies, so please tag your photos featuring Charley Charles goodies #CharleyCharles. Facebook is cool too, so hit that "like" button.

We cannot take any wholesale orders for anything other than the nylon headbands. Due to to a high volume of orders we just can't accommodate large wholesale orders for blankets and other items.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2020

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Due to an increased demand we are selling out of some of our more popular colors in gauze. We are doing our best to keep up with demand, but some items are only going to be available in certain colors, and some products are not currently available.

We are also working on making everything in the shop READY TO SHIP, so if you don't see an item you usually order, we are most likely making more and will add them soon :) Thanks for your patience!!!!


If you are looking for NYLON HEADBANDS, we have had to move all of our inventory to a separate shop. Please search "CharleyCharlesNylon" on the Etsy search bar, or in google. Here is the link as well:
www.etsy.com/shop/CharleyCharlesNylon


We are a small shop and sometimes when we get a large amount of orders it will take the full amount of estimated ship time. Please refer to your receipt for an estimated ship date.

I would love to connect with you. Please give my shop a "favorite" and follow along on Instagram @CharleyCharlesShop. I love to see your babies, so please tag your photos featuring Charley Charles goodies #CharleyCharles. Facebook is cool too, so hit that "like" button.

We cannot take any wholesale orders for anything other than the nylon headbands. Due to to a high volume of orders we just can't accommodate large wholesale orders for blankets and other items.

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Carly Shoemaker

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Carly Shoemaker

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About CharleyCharlesShop

Sales 36,744
On Etsy since 2013
Video summary: This is the retail space in the front of the studio. I have been working hard on building displays and getting enough stock to open up shop. Finally did it!

Hand making modern, one of a kind items you will love!

Well hello! I am Carly Shoemaker, or "Charles" as my close friends and family call me. I am so glad you found my shop!!!! Seriously, I am touched you are even reading this.

So, I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my super talented musician husband and our two little ladies. So Great, right? But, you are probably looking for info about my shop....
Once upon a time in a land far far away....I had a baby girl and she needed clothes to wear. I hated the usual kids clothing and accessories I was seeing everywhere. My baby was special (yours is too!), and I didn't want to dress her in the those baby clothes with stupid characters and sayings plastered all over them. I wanted to dress her in clothes that I would wear if, say, I was a baby. So, I started to cut up my own clothes and design and make special outfits and accessories for her. People started to ask where I got the items she was wearing....I made some things for my friends/families kids, and after enough prodding, I decided to open an Etsy shop. At first orders were easily filled in my spare time....but the orders just kept coming (huzzah!). So, in 2013 I quit my "real job" and made Charley Charles my full time career. Better yet, business just keeps getting better, mostly because of customers who just keep coming back. Yeeeehaaaa!!!! Because business in booming, I have had the pleasure of growing the Charley Charles team. Your orders are now being processed, packed, and made by me along with some very talented individuals. Being self employed is hard, but gosh, I LOVE it. I am so beyond grateful every time I get to make something for your babies. I love thinking about what little person is going to be wearing the items you purchase. I get all teary (I am a crier....watch out) thinking about people wrapping their new babies in blankets I made especially for your special baby. So, know that when you purchase anything from my shop, it has been carefully crafted and cared for, and you are helping support my family...and I am just so thankful. (No, seriously I cry often about how lucky I feel to get to make stuff for YOU....like, for my real life career.)

Shop members

  • Carly Shoemaker

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I want to help you and your baby keep it classy! No sayings. No chevron. Just simple timeless baby goods.

  • Brook

    Maker, Curator, Production Manager

    Brook is that kind of person everyone needs in their life. You need Sh*t done, she is ON IT! Also an organizational guru, so, I basically hit the jackpot.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 19, 2016
Hi there! I am so glad you found my shop! I look forward to sending you some great baby items that are unique and high quality. I want you to be satisfied and do my very best to make this a happy shopping experience for you. I most likely offer discounts for returning customer too, so message me before you place your next order!

Thank you so much for shopping small and supporting my family.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
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
Returns are handled on a case by case basis. Buyer is responsible for cost to return item and to have replacement item shipped. Message me if you have a problem with your order, hopefully it can be resolved. All items are handmade and one of a kind. It is possible that I may not have the supplies necessary to make another one, so please order carefully :)

I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY!!!!! Anything less than a 5 star rating makes me feel just awful. I really believe you will love what you get, so if you don't please message me first before you write your review. I put so much time into each and every item. I make things that my kids use, so I know that they work, and fit well. If you aren't happy, please, lets talk about it.
Payment
All sales must be paid for prior to shipping. I accept credit cards, etsy gift cards, and Paypal. Please notify me ASAP if you need to cancel your order. Orders that have been shipped can no longer be canceled.
Shipping
FREE SHIPPING AVAILABLE TO US RESIDENTS ONLY. Discounts for international buyers are available on orders of 500+ Nylon Headbands. Message me before ordering for details.

In order to keep shipping costs as low as possible, I ship all items first class. You should receive an email with tracking information. First Class shipping does NOT include shipping insurance, so if you are worried about the post office losing your item, or it being stolen from your mail receptacle please upgrade to PRIORITY SHIPPING:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190970991/priority-mail-shipping-upgrades-fast?ref=shop_home_active_2

I have full confidence in the USPS, so once your package is in the mail, I no longer have any control over it getting to your destination. If you have a problem or a question with your parcel please refer to tracking number and call/contact the post office directly. YOU CAN TRACK YOUR OWN PACKAGE HERE:

https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction!input.action?&

I want your items to fit, so PLEASE take measurements if you are unsure on the size. Feel free to ask questions as well. I want you to be completely satisfied with your order. (And hopefully earn a 5 star rating!)

I promise that try to get all items out as soon as I can. Right now all items are made to order (unless stated in listing). I work so hard to get everything out in a timely fashion, so if you need your items by a certain time please purchase the expedited shipping listing to ensure your delivery will make it to you on time. YOUR ORDER MAY TAKE 2 WEEKS to ship. This DOES NOT include shipping time to get to you. If your shipping deadline is on or near a holiday it may add additional time to the post office getting your order to you.


I do ship internationally, please understand that it usually takes at least two weeks for orders outside the US to get to you. I have had some orders take up to 4 weeks. Please give your orders time to get to you. If you would like to purchase priority international shipping please message me before you purchase as the cost is higher. I will make you a custom listing with the upgraded shipping. Please contact your postal service with questions about your packages arrival.

All items come nicely packaged. If your item is a gift and you would like it wrapped, please purchase the gift wrapping option, and include your note for a card in the order comments section.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190970991/priority-mail-shipping-upgrades-fast?ref=shop_home_active_2


Please note that SOME packages may be too big to fit in a standard mail receptacle, if you are worried about this, or would like insurance please purchase the upgraded shipping and insurance.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190970991/priority-mail-shipping-upgrades-fast?ref=shop_home_active_2

If you are an INTERNATIONAL BUYER, please note that I am an honest person and choose to run my shop honestly. Because of this I can't mark parcels as gifts. The buyer is responsible for fee's and taxes applicable when you order from my shop. Thanks for your understanding!

I love it when you review items!!!! If you can't leave a 5 star rating, please do contact me before you review as I would love to make you happy with your purchase. I do accept returns on a case by case basis (buyer responsible for return shipping.) I am going to be honest....anything less than 5 stars really hurts my feelings. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU AREN'T SATISFIED PRIOR TO LEAVING YOUR REVIEW.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note we work as hard as possible to get your order out ASAP. Sometimes though, it may take an extra day or two as I have a lovely family I need to take care of first.

Thanks for your patience.

More information

Last updated on Jun 1, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Can I order MULTIPLE headband colors?

YES, YES, YES! I encourage you to make ONE purchase in the TOTAL number of bands you would like and leave me a note in the comments section (you will see it right before checkout) about the colors and the quantity of each you would like. There is no need to order multiple listings, PLEASE PURCHASE ONE LISTING FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU NEED!

Ordering instructions are also located int he listing details (I totally recommend you read those too!).

I want you to get the best deal!

Do you have any "sales" or coupon codes?

YES! Follow on instagram and message me your info for a one time 10% off coupon code.

Free shipping on Nylon Headbands for all domestic orders over $20 (use code SHIPFREE).

When will the OUT OF STOCK Nylon Headband colors be back in stock?

Most colors take 1-3 weeks to knit, dye, and stretch. If the color you would like to purchase is "out of stock", there is most likely a PRE-ORDER listing for it. Purchase the pre-order listing and your headbands will be shipped out as soon as they are ready. That way you don't have to keep checking back.

Some colors are seasonal and only available certain times of the year. Colors that are available all year round include: White, Cream, Light Tan, Nude, Tan, Black, Navy, Pale Pink, Light Grey

How do I attach the bows to the Nylon Headbands?

I only sell one size (one size fits ALL) nylon. You will have to add a loop for a clip and/or figure out how to attach your own bows. I recommend Pinterest....or "googleing" it. Google has all the answers ;)

Do your headbands leave marks?

My fabric is a custom blend of nylon specifically made so that it is less likely to leave marks on skin. It is a very soft stretch. Most children don't even know they are wearing the headbands. Occasionally some babies/children do show a mark, but not because the bands are too tight. It is the same sort of mark a baby would get while napping on a blanket. They may wake up with red marks on their face. Any mark left is not painful, and the vast majority of my customers say the bands are NON-MARKING. If your baby tends to get marks from sleeping, they may also get marks from any headband.

Are your headbands made of Panty Hose?

ABSOLUTELY NOT! This is a common misconception, and some shops may be selling that, but my headbands are made of a seamless nylon fabric, although similar to panty hose, it is much higher quality and the specific dimensions of the fabric allow for greater stretch and recovery.

How thick are your headbands?

They are roughly 1/4 inch thick depending on the amount they are stretched. I am not able to make the bands skinnier as the stretch and recovery suffers and the quality of the bands are not to my standards. For the same reason I am not able to make thicker bands.

They will fit newborns-Adults :)

My tracking says "delivered" but I didn't get my item?

I have full faith in the USPS, but sometimes they do make mistakes. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND upgrading to PRIORITY shipping as it comes with tracking and insurance. I ship all items First Class, and as such I can not guarantee your item will get to you. If you do not get your package it is your responsibility to work it out with the USPS (see USPS.com for contact information). On many occasions I have found the First Class tracking to be incorrect and packages are delivered at a later date. Your item will most likely be in a grey poly envelope with a white 4X6 printed label on it. Once I put the package in the mail and the tracking is updated by the USPS, I am no longer responsible for the package.

Wholesale availability

Please see my bulk/wholesale site for LARGE orders www.wholesalenylonheadbands.com

International Shipping Information

All items shipped outside the USA are shipped FIRST CLASS in order to keep the shipping costs as LOW AS POSSIBLE. Please be advised that First Class Shipping does NOT have tracking, and does NOT INCLUDE INSURANCE on any items shipped, nor does it include any kind of delivery guarantee. Once your item leaves the USA I have NO control over its delivery, and some items take months to get to you as they travel by land and sea. I DO NOT GUARANTEE DELIVERY OF PACKAGES SHIPPED FIRST CLASS. You will not be entitled to a refund if your package is lost on its way to you. Please be advised that sometimes packages are lost and that this in not my responsibility and you will NOT RECEIVE A REFUND. I highly recommend upgrading to Priority International.