House Of Alva - Scarves with a Story

San Francisco, California





House Of Alva

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House Of Alva


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About HouseOfAlva

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On Etsy since 2014

Scarves with a Story

The name Alva is inspired by the noble one. At the House of Alva, we celebrate artisans who lovingly craft timeless scarves for you. Each piece is lovingly designed by our finest artisans of rare art forms. Each piece tells a story of celebration of a unique and rare artistry like block printing, hand made kantha embroidery, hand-weaving, and screen printing.

By collaborating with us, the artisans and their communities have found patronage with buyers who seek exquisite and luxurious handmade scarves.

Our scarves are not just must-have pieces in every fashionista's wardrobe, they are heirloom pieces for the next generation of fashion divas. Our high quality pieces will last a lifetime, so morph them into any type of scarf you want - a head scarf, a neck scarf or even a beach scarf. Be the trend - don't just follow it.

— silk kantha scarves made by The Sewing Project women artisans —

Our silk Kantha scarves are handmade lovingly by the women of The Sewing Project. We are committed to investing in women's economic well-being and financial future. Through our partnership we provide women Livelihoods, Financial Literacy and Menstrual Health and Hygiene trainings. Read the Creation Process behind our Kantha scarves here.

— hand block printed scarves made by master artisans in Bagru, Rajasthan —

Our one of a kind, block printed scarves are made by the 4th generation master block printers from Bagru, Rajasthan. You will find us spending several days and months in a year working directly with our block printing brethren, in the wilderness of Bagru. We use the finest silk cotton, natural and vegetable dyes, non-toxic pigments and over 400 year old block printing techniques from Rajasthan to produce our scarves. Read the Creation Process behind out block printed scarves here.

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  • House Of Alva


Shop policies

Last updated on October 13, 2018
An ethical & socially conscious brand committed to eco-friendly & sustainable fashion. We design Silk Kantha scarves handmade by women artisans of The Sewing Project & hand Block Printed scarves made by 4th generation block printing masters in Bagru, Rajasthan using natural and vegetable dyes. We support artisan communities hand making Silk screen printed scarves and woven Wool scarves.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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
Returns and exchange details

Our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

To return your product, you should email us at support [!at] to initiate the process.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Enjoy our eco-friendly shipping FREE always on all orders within the continental US. Our items are packaged in 100% recycled envelopes and include Thank You cards for your support. We also provide instructions for care and details about product materials.

Estimated shipping time is 1-4 business days and the tracking number is provided at the time of fulfillment.


The orders are shipped with USPS First Class Airmail. Duty and taxes are payable upon receipt. Estimated shipping time is 1-3 weeks. All applicable custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer. Custom authorities require that we state the value of your order directly on your package. It is at the sole discretion of custom agents to release your package. In rare occasions custom agents may delay delivery of some packages. Note, First Class Airmail provides partial tracking only.


Items in stock generally ship within 24 business hours. You will receive an email confirmation once your order is on its way.
Additional policies and FAQs
EXCHANGES (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at support [!at] to initiate the process.

REFUNDS (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.


If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank.

There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at support [!at]

SALE ITEMS (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.