GoiaBoutique

HANDMADE SLEEP MASKS + HEADBANDS + GIFTS

Carmel, California · 20321 Sales

GoiaBoutique

HANDMADE SLEEP MASKS + HEADBANDS + GIFTS

Carmel, California 20321 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2011)

Announcement   Welcome to Goia Boutique!! In our store we carry a wide selection of beautiful, comfortable and affordable sleep masks! Our sleep masks are perfect for special occasions or every night wear!

Find @GoiaBoutique on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

* * *By making a purchase though Goia Boutique you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. Please ask any questions that you may have before placing an order* * *

Thanks for visiting! Happy shopping!
Alina & Rafael

Announcement

Last updated on May 18, 2018

Welcome to Goia Boutique!! In our store we carry a wide selection of beautiful, comfortable and affordable sleep masks! Our sleep masks are perfect for special occasions or every night wear!

Find @GoiaBoutique on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

* * *By making a purchase though Goia Boutique you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. Please ask any questions that you may have before placing an order* * *

Thanks for visiting! Happy shopping!
Alina & Rafael

Alina

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Alina "Goia" Vela

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About

GOIA BOUTIQUE ~ Handmade ~ Est.2008

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ABOUT ME, ALINA "GOIA" VELA
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I grew up watching my granny(mama Ica) and my mom, making clothes...sewing, crocheting knitting, embroidering and working at the loom. I’ve always been in love with sewing.
I make clothes and create patterns since I was 7 years old.
I remember I was almost six years old when I finally convinced my granny to let me sew with her mechanical sewing machine, Ileana.
Since then It became my fairyland, where I escape every time that life gets tough to create new designs.
This is not a hobby for me... nor my work, this is my life style. I don't know how to live without it.

DECEMBER 2, 2008 - April 2, 2011 : I was also making sterling silver jewelry with semiprecious stones. I used to sell them in person in various countries in Europe: Romania, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Norway and England.
AUGUST 2011 : A few months after I moved to the United States, I opened my online shop "Goia Boutique".
Goia , it's my grandparents last name, they made the family that we are today.
CHRISTMAS 2013 : Was the last time when I saw my granny and I will never forget the happiness in her eyes telling me that I made her and the whole family very proud.
She asked me to never give up no matter how hard life may get, it almost seemed like she knew that she was not going to be here much longer to support me morally.
And as I promised to my granny :
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP!

I thank my family for all the help and the support that they keep giving me.
Thank you everyone who ordered from my shop and helped me live my dream.
I thank my granny(mama Ica) and grandpa(Momo) for being my role models and my guardian angels.

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ABOUT GOIA BOUTIQUE & GOIA PRODUCTS
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I make each product in my home based studio in Monterey, California.
I always been a perfectionist. I love to use high quality fabrics and threads and high end sewing machines and softwares.
My hubby helps me with the packaging and mailing process. He also helps me with the customer service and the marketing.
All important decisions are taken together with my hubby, my mom, my dad, my sisters, my brother in law and my mother in law.

My machines helpers:) are:
2 Babylock Enterprise BNTL10 - 10 needles professional embroidery machines
1 BabyLock Alliance - 1 needle professional embroidery machine
2 Babylock Jane - professional sewing machines

JUNE 2011
When we moved in the new house which is energy efficient and is full of natural light, I had problems with my sleep hours and my migraines got worst; and so I knew that I needed a sleep mask.
After many hours of research and a many nonfunctional sleep masks that I purchased, I knew that I only had one option left: To make it myself!
So, I created the pattern and started making a few sleep masks for myself.
After using my sleep mask for a few months, I came to realized that perhaps there are people out there like me who need a functional good quality sleep mask at a affordable price and I had an idea running thru my head. I asked my family for an opinion, and they all said "try it". A few days later, a few handmade sleep masks were already listed on my Etsy shop.

AUGUST 8, 2011
The Goia Boutique Etsy shop was opened and we were selling upcycled accessories, upcycled clothing and vintage items.

SEPTEMBER 2011
The first Goia sleep masks were added to the shop. They were handmade from upcycled cotton t-shirts and upcycled silk neckties. Also handmade sleep masks from new materials were added to the shop.

OCTOBER 2011
We were selling hand knitted baby booties and wool socks made by mama Ica;
hand knitted and hand crocheted hats by my mom;
hand knitted and hand crocheted headbands made by me.

FEBRUARY 2012
The Holly Golightly sleep mask deigns created. We started to make personalized sleep mask and custom designs sleep mask.

MAY 2012
The cat sleep masks inspired by our cats, were created.

OCTOBER 2012
The Rosie the riveter headband and the top knotted headbands were created.

MARCH 2013
The baby bibs designs were created.

APRIL 2013
The mustache sleep mask and the red lips sleep masks designs were created.
Name brand tags were used for the fist time only on a special order.

JULY 2015
The coffee cup holders designs were created.

SEPTEMBER 2016
The GOIA brand name logo was created.

APRIL 2017
We started using the name brand tag with the new logo GOIA with our products.

MAY 2017
The tassels earring designs ware create.
The Holly Golightly vintage edition designs ware created.

JULY 2017
The sequins sleep mask inspired by Michael Jackson was created.
The pacifier clips designs ware created.
The Holly Golightly key fob design was created.

Shop members

  • Alina "Goia" Vela

    Owner, Designer Maker Photographer, Pattern Maker Customer Service

    Hi! My name is Alina, and I am the one behind Goia Boutique. I live in the beautiful beach cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea(CA), with my husband and our two orange tabby cats, Mau and Coco.

  • Rafael

    Assistant, Shipper, Marketer

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions

INCORRECT ADDRESS

The order will be send to the address linked in your Etsy account.
Please check your address before placing the order or send me ASAP a convo with the correct address.
Once the order is shipped, there is nothing I can do.
No replacements. No refunds.

MISDELIVERED / DAMAGED / LOST ORDERS

FEDEX
Please let me know ASAP if there are any issues with the delivery.

USPS(STANDARD SHIPPING)
You need to contact your local postal office or to call USPS customer service.
Once I drop off the orders to the USPS, they are fully responsible for the parcels. I have no control over their work.
No refunds and No replacements for orders lost or damaged by USPS.

PERSONALIZED & CUSTOM SLEEP MASKS ORDERS

The monograms/names/text will be made exactly as per your request added with the order. The design will be create with the letters/names/text that you added during checkout in "note to seller".
I will use copy and paste to avoid any spelling error.

For custom designs, I will send you the draft of the embroidery for your approval before production begins.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS and IMPORT TAXES

All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms and be marked as merchandise and may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the arrival country.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be.

PROCESSING TIME/PRODUCTION TIME

The processing time is the length of time between when an item is ordered and when it ships.
The processing time does not include the "shipping time".
If anything changes on the processing time, you will be contacted by us.

"NEEDED BY DATE" ORDERS

When ordering don't forget to include "needed by date" in the "message to seller" section at checkout to avoid any unexpected delays.
For orders "needed by" you must upgrade the shipping to priority mail or express mail, located in your shopping cart. FedEx shipping available by request. With standard shipping your order may not arrive in time for your event.
Express or Overnight shipping upgrade may be required, depending or your "needed by" date.

SHIPPING TIME

Shipping time is not included in the processing time and depends totally on the postal services.
Shipping options available during checkout in your shopping cart, before placing the order.
Recommended shipping services : FedEx

EXPEDITE SHIPPING SERVICES

FEDEX, USPS Priority and USPS Express will change/speed up ONLY the shipping/delivery time, the processing time remains unaffected.
Shipping upgrades are available during checkout in your cart.

RECEIPT

No receipts are enclosed.
A digital copy of the receipt can be provided by request.