GingerLab

Plastic Animals & other found objects become brooches

Milan, Italy · 43 Sales

GingerLab

Plastic Animals & other found objects become brooches

Milan, Italy 43 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

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I'm sorry but I'm on vacation.
I will be back soon.

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Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 1, 2016

Plastic Animals and other found objects become brooches.

I'm sorry but I'm on vacation.
I will be back soon.

https://twitter.com/giada_rh
http://instagram.com/thegingerlab
http://www.pinterest.com/TheGingerLab/
http://gingerlab.tumblr.com/

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(33)
dana0513

dana0513 on Apr 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

thanks - shipment arrived quickly too!!

Laura

Laura on Jun 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Totally awesome! The brooch is super cool. I keep it on my jacket, so Dino (it is his name) is always with me :) Everyone loves him and even stranger sometimes try to touch his back :D unbelievable. Awesome seller, super fast shipping and a great experience overall.

Nikkita Maybach

Nikkita Maybach on Dec 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, its perfect.

Nikkita Maybach

Nikkita Maybach on Dec 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, its perfect.

Nikkita Maybach

Nikkita Maybach on Dec 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, its perfect.

Nikkita Maybach

Nikkita Maybach on Dec 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, its perfect.

Nikkita Maybach

Nikkita Maybach on Dec 19, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much, its perfect.

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About

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Upcycle...Let's Pin It!

When I talk about me, I often start to talk about my family, in particular about my father.
I'm the daughter of a window dresser who bacame, in the early 70s, a kind of a borderline antique dealer: he had an incredible, briliant and peculiar "Weltanschauung" (worldview) which influenenced me in so many aspects of my life.
I've studied Conteporay Art at the Accademy of Fine Arts in Milan, where, thanks to my family's background and my research, I wrote a graduation thesis in cultural anthropology with the title “The Objects in Society, in Art and in Tourism”. Of course!
My artistic path was in fits and starts: I've worked as assistant for a painting restorer; as ticket and book seller in some museums and exibitions; in a second-hand shop; in a catering kitchen; as gallerst assistant in international art fair; to arrive, at the end, to interior decoration. For several years I've assisted a interior decorator and I became officially a resin's floor layer. And I assure you that going to construction site was amazing, expecially for the faces of the astonished workers, who saw me carry on 25kg canisters of building material!
But things change: so our best client ended all the works in progress, for internal issues. And my father got sick. Now he's gone and I find my self as an antique dealer, with my mom and my sister.
Back to us, the idea of create brooches was happened by chance, when I've found in our warehouse a trash bag full of plastic animals, that I was told to through away. But I didn't. And I've keep them till I watch, in 2008, a short movie about a dude who puts a mug handle on everything, keeps saying “Mug It!”. And my maxim became “Let's Pin It”, 'cause my purpose was exactly that.
So the Ginger Zoo and Co. was born: GingerLab was my decoration atelier, the Zoo was already found, and, well, the Company are all the object trouvè that I've changed into brooches.

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  • Giada

    Owner, Maker, Curator, Photography, Shipping And Everything Else

    I'm the owner of an Antique Shop with my mom and my sister in Milan. I've study at the Brera Fine Art Accademy. I love re-elaborate things, materials and find a different use for them. I firmly belive in the sharing economy, that's why I'm here.

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Last updated on January 9, 2016
The idea of making brooches was born after I've found a large quantity of playset animal in an abandoned plastic bag, and I didn't want to throw them away.
The name of my shop was granted: my first activity as resin floor layer was GingerLab. And I've found a little Zoo and a Company of other object trouvè! But for "let's pin it" was a short movie that help: it calls "Mug It" about a man who want to put a mug-handle on everything, as I started to do with pins.

Because of the toys are vintage, some imperfection could occurred.
I fix every brooch and cut every label manually.

Some brooches have a number some other don't. Where you find a number it means that there are some of that kind: for example Tiger # 1, # 2 etc but they are all different. Where you don't find any number it means that it's the only one I found.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Paypal is the only method of payment currently accepted.
It is not necessary to have to have a Paypal account. You can use a debit or credit card through Paypal. If you should have questions regarding paying with Paypal, please contact me and I will help you.

Here's a guide to puchase with credit card through Paypal
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

If you are new to etsy and need help figuring out how you can purchase
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Shipping
After your purchase your order will be ship in 3/5 days and I will notice you in the moment I'll ship.

The packaging (boxes, envelopes and so on) are included in the shipping price.

I use Italian Post Service (Poste Italiane)

To Italy: Posta1
>> It has a tracking number and you can follow you parcel at http://www.poste.it/online/dovequando/home.do (not available for parcels to P.O. Box, Casella Postale, Fermoposta)
>> Up to 4 working days* for delivery. (not available if in your city the delivery is alternate - please check at http://www.poste.it/risorse/postali/pdf/manovra2015-elenco-comuni-recapito-giorni-alterni-fase1.pdf)

To Europe: Postapriority Internazionale
>>It's tracked till Italian border because of International postage agreement (not available to Città del Vaticano and San Marino)
>> Up to 4 working days* for delivery (in 85% of delivery)

To Mediterrean Area: Postapriority Internazionale
>>It's tracked till Italian border because of International postage agreement (not available to Città del Vaticano and San Marino)
>> Up to 6 working days* for delivery (in 85% of delivery)

To North America: Postapriority Internazionale
>>It's tracked till Italian border because of International postage agreement (not available to Città del Vaticano and San Marino)
>> Up to 7 working days* for delivery (in 85% of delivery)

To South America, Asia, Oceania: Postapriority Internazionale
>>It's tracked till Italian border because of International postage agreement (not available to Città del Vaticano and San Marino)
>> Up to 9 working days* for delivery (in 85% of delivery)

To Africa: Postapriority Internazionale
>>It's tracked till Italian border because of International postage agreement (not available to Città del Vaticano and San Marino)
>> Up to 10 working days* for delivery (in 85% of delivery)

>>>> PLEASE NOTE <<<<<

>>The delivery time is up to the postal service (Italian and International) and it can change due to the postal traffic, weather conditions, bank holiday in your country, or any other problem bigger than my will. So please be patient.

>>Buyers are responsible for all customs fees, taxes, or receiving fees incurred.

>>Buyers are responsible for knowing and abiding by any import restrictions to their country from Italy.

>> *working days = from monday to friday. Poste Italiane doesn't ship on saturday, sunday, bank holiday and festive days.

>> I will ship to the address mentioned on the Etsy receipt. Please double-check to verify that the shipping address provided to Etsy is correct and it's the same on your PayPal account.

>> If you want me to ship to a different address, please send me a convo after your purchase.

>> I am not responsible for packages being sent to outdated or incorrect addresses.
Refunds and Exchanges
1) If the recived brooch is not as described;
2) If the recived brooch is broken or damaged;
3) If you did not recive any brooch, because the package was missing or stolen from the postal service or from others, after waiting not less than 20 days from shipping notification,
I will refound the price you've payed.

In the first two cases, I must be notified via Convo (Etsy Conversation) within 14 days of your receipt with photos and the reason why you are not satisfied.

In the third case, please notify me ASAP, after waiting not less than 20 days from shipping notification.
Please fill in this form and send it back to me
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6xQSSZxwEY9UEJEbzl1c09RcGM/edit

>>>>> PLEASE NOTE <<<<<

>> All the brooches that I create are OOAK, vintage and found, so it's impossible to do another one exactly the same of the one you bought. If there are some similar toys, I wil be glad to propose them to you, otherwise I will refound you the entire price.

>> To recive your Refund in case 1) and 2):
please print and fill in this Order Cancellation Form
http://extfiles.etsy.com/cancellation-forms/EUCancellationFormEN.pdf
and enclose it with the item you're sending back (no need fax number).

>> Item must be returned in same condition it was received, within 3 days after my respond and they must ship back to me with a tracking number postal service.
I will promptly refund your payment, upon my receipt of returned items.

>> The shipping charges back to me are on you.

>> Please select carefully as all sales are considered final.

>> Please double-check and compare the size and convo me if you should need more informations and photos.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me with all your questions or if you need more pictures of an item.

See my complete list of policies here http://www.etsy.com/shop/GingerLab/policy

>>>>> PLEASE NOTE <<<<<

Positive feedback is appreciated! Here the meaning of the stars:

5 stars = (POSITIVE) meets or exceeds expectations
4 stars = falls slightly short of meeting expectations
3 stars = (NEUTRAL) no opinion
2 stars = not completely satisfied
1 star = (NEGATIVE) completely unsatisfied

As a seller, I "Strive to be a Five" and hope that you will contact me before leaving neutral or negative review to resolve any issue, if you feel my service or product is any less than 5 stars.