IRISMINT

Chunky Cowls, Scarves & Hats made from Natural Fibers

Boston, Massachusetts · 1740 Sales

IRISMINT

Chunky Cowls, Scarves & Hats made from Natural Fibers

Boston, Massachusetts 1740 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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5 out of 5 stars
(527)
Casey625

Casey625 on Feb 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Quality is simply divine! I want to order all the designs now.

K

K on Feb 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Well-made, soft to the touch, cozy and comfortable to wear.

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About

Luxury Knits Handcrafted from Natural Fibers

I always start with the yarn.

Every type of fiber has its own characteristics. Even within the same type of fiber, the twists & plies of the yarn, as well as the method of spinning can produce yarns that behave very differently when knit. Some are best for airy knits, some for thick bulky pieces, some for sturdy hats.

Each spring I sample about 20 new yarns to swatch for the upcoming Fall/ Winter season. They are tested for drape, stitch definition, hand (softness against skin), stretch memory, and durability. The yarn I select for each design is not random, but the result of many trials and improvements.

Wool is an amazing fiber. It is gentle on your skin, springs back into shape after wear, regulates body heat, and a natural renewable source. With a little care, it gets better with age, and will last many years unlike synthetics.

More than half of the yarns used in my designs come from independent mills or sheep farmers from the U.S.A. These fibers are raised, cleaned, dyed and spun in the Midwest, and East Coast. Not only are these yarns beautiful in color & texture, but they are made by people who are passionate about what they do, and the products they make.

It is easy to care for your wools & alpacas. Launder them once or twice a season depending on wear (they do not get dirty easily like cotton). A 30 minute soak in cool water with wool wash (I recommend Eucalan) or a few drops of regular shampoo, squeeze out all the water (do not wring) or roll it in a towel, gently reshape & lay flat to dry. Please remember to store them away in an air tight bag between seasons to keep the moths away.

Knitting is a slow craft that I think deserves quality materials, and care. Every piece is carefully made, washed & blocked to ensure the item you receive is the best it can be.

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  • IRISMINT

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Textile & sweater designer I love woolly wools, big textures/ patterns, and moody colors.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2017
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All items are hand washed before shipment with Eucalan Wool Wash (unscented).

Everything is made by hand, and may be slightly different from one another. Natural fibers ( especially hand dyed yarns) will vary in color & texture from batch to batch.

Measurements are given so that you have a general idea of the size. Knits can stretch & shrink depending on wear, care & storage. All sizes given are approximate.

If any substitutions are used per your request, there may be some discrepancies in length and/ or width.

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Paypal, Etsy Gift Cards, and Credit Cards through etsy are accepted. All Paypal orders can only be shipped to the address on file on your Paypal account.
Shipping
The tracking number will be emailed to you by Etsy Shipping.

Domestic orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail.

International orders ship via USPS First Class International Parcel.

FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL has limited tracking info and can take as much as 4-6 weeks to reach its destination. All VAT, postal fees & taxes are the buyer's responsibility. It is illegal to mark an item as GIFT when sending your order across borders.

Orders of high value may require a signature at delivery.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is an issue with your order, please contact me as soon as possible before the item is worn/ used. I want you to be happy with your purchase and will work to correct any issues.

Returns & Exchanges:

Please contact me within 5 business days of delivery & ship it back to me within 5 business days. Buyer is responsible for return shipping & safe transit of goods.

Refunds will be issued in the same payment method tendered within 24 hours of receipt of goods. Shipping fees are not refundable.

All items must be in original condition, not worn, washed, altered or soiled in any way. All tags & labels must be intact.

Exchanges can only be made for the same item in a different color/ size (hats).

Any customized order or sale/ promotional purchases are FINAL SALE.

Only the original purchaser can return/ exchange the order. Refunds will be issued for the purchaser only. Gift recipients cannot receive cash value.

Buyers must complete USPS & Insurance documentation(s) in case of damaged/ missing goods with photographic proof when neccessary.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:

If an item is returned to the seller because of non-payment of VAT, postal fees, customs' fees, or a failure to pick up the parcel at the post office the buyer forfeits the original shipping cost.

Original purchase price will be refunded to you when the item is received by the seller in sellable condition. Please note overseas return service can take as long as 3-6 months.

If the order was sent by Priority Mail International, USPS charges for overseas return shipping. This amount will be deducted from the refund amount before being issued.
Additional policies and FAQs
Colors are represented as accurately as possible, but due to differences in monitor settings colors may vary from the picture.

Most items are made to order with no ready-made stock on hand. Please see the shipping tabs for turnaround time.

More information

Last updated on Dec 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Currently customized orders are not accepted for any items

Sizing details

For hats offered in 2 sizes, if you are in between sizes order up for a looser/relaxed fit & down for tight/ secure fit.

Both sizes will fit average adult head sizes of 22" or 55.88 cm.

Small will fit tighter at the brim & narrower overall, and Large will be more relaxed & slightly wider overall. Model is wearing size Large where applicable.

It is normal for the ribbing to relax after being worn for a period of time. Wool will shrink back to its shape after a shot of high steam (yank the ribbing lenghtwise, set steam on high, let the iron hover over the knitting & go over the ribbing thoroughly, let dry for 30 mins or so) or a wash & dry.

Do you sell your patterns?

Sorry, I do not sell my patterns.

Matching sets/ dyelots

All dyelots will be matched if you are placing an order for a hat (or headband), and a scarf at the same time. This only applies to styles where the same type of yarn is used.