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CalicoAlchemy

THE heART of an HerbALchemist : EARTH RAINBOW WARRIORS

965 Sales

CalicoAlchemy

THE heART of an HerbALchemist : EARTH RAINBOW WARRIORS

965 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(349)

Announcement   HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! AND WELCOME TO OUR BLACK FRIDAY - CYBER MONDAY SALES SPEND $100- get 15% off with coupon code:: GIVELOVE
SPEND $200- get 20% off with coupon code:: GETLOVE
and as always, FOLLOW @JIVANMUKTI COLLECTIVE on IG>>> MEMBERS AND GUESTS :: USE CODE:::: MOKSHA To receive 10% off



New Designs in Small Batch will be listed shortly.


**For WHOLESALE PRICE LIST please email us:: calicoalchemyorganics [!at] gmail.com

HerbALchemisT ~ LivingColor ~ MedicinalThreads
ALL ITEMS IN SHOP ARE CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER. turn around time is 2-4 weeks depending on the size of order you place. MUCHO AMORE.
Greetings Friends! I am slowly getting the shop back up and running with a fresh look and revised policies and ways of doing business! thank you to all that support me on my journey~ Blessings

PLANT MEDICINE::

Herbal Dyeing is a Science. Truely a Dyeing Art. When you wear Herbal Dyed Clothing you must understand that the color is ALIVE and will thus effect your overall mood and Aura. Each Herbal Dye Color can be directly tuned to your chakra, and you can use that energy for creating a higher Vibration within youself, simply because the threads you are wearing are Viberating at a Higher Frequency then any other Colored clothing you can wear.

EARTH RAINBOW **All Protein and Cellulose Fibers you see in this shop are 100% Dyed with Herbs, Vegetables, Sawdusts, Insect matter, and Roots.

This has been a long time coming, and I am so proud to have seen this grow from the seed it started as so many years ago.

INSPIRATION:::

I want to Thank Cheryl Kolander for being the master ! If we didn't have her as a young willful EARTH RAINBOW pioneer we wouldn't even be able to obtain the main exotic dye plants that we use for color extraction in the world today. She is a Ground Breaker! and Weaving is some of the most exquisite I've seen.

I want to say thank you to Tara Rin Burke, for she was my first inspiration to having an organic clothing line, before I ever knew about etsy, before I knew anything about the artist gypsy realm. that was what she told me my goal needed to be. Always pushing me, knowing that I could do it.

I also want to say thank you to Amethyst Harle and Danika Johnson. You both know your part in this story. and thank you for being by my side this entire time. Without the three of you, my life would not be as enriched nor divine as I feel right now. I am grateful for my loyal Goddesses who are happy to help me grow. WERE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Thank you TO Lucah Sage for helping me with Photographer and Modeling, Without her and many other beautiful ladies, friends, and sisters, my page would be less Adorned ! I am so GRATEFUL TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL FAMILY.

MATERIALS:::

For those who do not know my fabric is made up of 48%hemp 47%cotton, and 5%spandex; for the majority of my products. This fabric offers an elastic stretch that doesn't leave your body. Form fitting, comfortable, and function styles are some of my main goals in creating designs for your everyday work, formal, or casual life.

All materials are sustainable, organic, and fair trade. The families I purchase from in colorado and california, I have personally visited, and have heard their amazing stories. They help to support several independent families in China. and own their own mills...We truely hope to be sourcing our hemp material soon from North America once all of the hemp growing laws are sorted and we begin to mill the fabric here.

THE HANDMADE PROCESS::

Each and every piece is then hand cut, sewn By me, or a member of the FAMILY OF LIGHT DESIGNS TEAM. and then sent back and HERBAL DYED by me. My dyes I gather from a range of different places. always searching for what can bring me the deepest shades, for the best price. (herb dying is much more expansive then synthetic or even low impact procion dyes)

Wild Color is literally a DYEING ART that is one of my passions to practice and teach about. Is has slowly taken over my life, and is becoming a part of who I am, and what I'd like to share. I am so happy to present these earth tones to you, that our mother Gaia gave to us to use and appreciate. Thank you. We are so grateful for this Journey down the Plant Medicine Rainbow Road.

~~~ Kelleyb
FAMILY OF LIGHT DESIGNS.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2016

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! AND WELCOME TO OUR BLACK FRIDAY - CYBER MONDAY SALES SPEND $100- get 15% off with coupon code:: GIVELOVE
SPEND $200- get 20% off with coupon code:: GETLOVE
and as always, FOLLOW @JIVANMUKTI COLLECTIVE on IG>>> MEMBERS AND GUESTS :: USE CODE:::: MOKSHA To receive 10% off



New Designs in Small Batch will be listed shortly.


**For WHOLESALE PRICE LIST please email us:: calicoalchemyorganics [!at] gmail.com

HerbALchemisT ~ LivingColor ~ MedicinalThreads
ALL ITEMS IN SHOP ARE CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER. turn around time is 2-4 weeks depending on the size of order you place. MUCHO AMORE.
Greetings Friends! I am slowly getting the shop back up and running with a fresh look and revised policies and ways of doing business! thank you to all that support me on my journey~ Blessings

PLANT MEDICINE::

Herbal Dyeing is a Science. Truely a Dyeing Art. When you wear Herbal Dyed Clothing you must understand that the color is ALIVE and will thus effect your overall mood and Aura. Each Herbal Dye Color can be directly tuned to your chakra, and you can use that energy for creating a higher Vibration within youself, simply because the threads you are wearing are Viberating at a Higher Frequency then any other Colored clothing you can wear.

EARTH RAINBOW **All Protein and Cellulose Fibers you see in this shop are 100% Dyed with Herbs, Vegetables, Sawdusts, Insect matter, and Roots.

This has been a long time coming, and I am so proud to have seen this grow from the seed it started as so many years ago.

INSPIRATION:::

I want to Thank Cheryl Kolander for being the master ! If we didn't have her as a young willful EARTH RAINBOW pioneer we wouldn't even be able to obtain the main exotic dye plants that we use for color extraction in the world today. She is a Ground Breaker! and Weaving is some of the most exquisite I've seen.

I want to say thank you to Tara Rin Burke, for she was my first inspiration to having an organic clothing line, before I ever knew about etsy, before I knew anything about the artist gypsy realm. that was what she told me my goal needed to be. Always pushing me, knowing that I could do it.

I also want to say thank you to Amethyst Harle and Danika Johnson. You both know your part in this story. and thank you for being by my side this entire time. Without the three of you, my life would not be as enriched nor divine as I feel right now. I am grateful for my loyal Goddesses who are happy to help me grow. WERE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Thank you TO Lucah Sage for helping me with Photographer and Modeling, Without her and many other beautiful ladies, friends, and sisters, my page would be less Adorned ! I am so GRATEFUL TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL FAMILY.

MATERIALS:::

For those who do not know my fabric is made up of 48%hemp 47%cotton, and 5%spandex; for the majority of my products. This fabric offers an elastic stretch that doesn't leave your body. Form fitting, comfortable, and function styles are some of my main goals in creating designs for your everyday work, formal, or casual life.

All materials are sustainable, organic, and fair trade. The families I purchase from in colorado and california, I have personally visited, and have heard their amazing stories. They help to support several independent families in China. and own their own mills...We truely hope to be sourcing our hemp material soon from North America once all of the hemp growing laws are sorted and we begin to mill the fabric here.

THE HANDMADE PROCESS::

Each and every piece is then hand cut, sewn By me, or a member of the FAMILY OF LIGHT DESIGNS TEAM. and then sent back and HERBAL DYED by me. My dyes I gather from a range of different places. always searching for what can bring me the deepest shades, for the best price. (herb dying is much more expansive then synthetic or even low impact procion dyes)

Wild Color is literally a DYEING ART that is one of my passions to practice and teach about. Is has slowly taken over my life, and is becoming a part of who I am, and what I'd like to share. I am so happy to present these earth tones to you, that our mother Gaia gave to us to use and appreciate. Thank you. We are so grateful for this Journey down the Plant Medicine Rainbow Road.

~~~ Kelleyb
FAMILY OF LIGHT DESIGNS.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(349)
Michelle Valenti

Michelle Valenti on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely speechless! The color is so vibrant, the fabric is thick but breathable, the craftsmanship is so perfect. 100% recommend ordering from here! Can't wait to order abunch more!

NutriVeda

NutriVeda on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING QUALITY, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN. Love the time and devotion put into this bra. I would recommend this product to anyone who is serious about breast health and the Earth overall. Many thanks to CalicoAlchemy!

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Calico Alchemy Organics >> The Chemistry of Color <<

My first inspiration to become an herbal dyer was the Etsy shop named Tinctoria. I used to buy her clothing when I would travel out to Oregon to visit my best friend Tara Burke.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 14, 2016
Calico Alchemy creates clothing that is artistic, earth conscious, comfortable, and functional to any occasion-- While keeping minimal impact to the environment as my main concern in my creation and production. Construction of each garment is done by hand by me! with high quality organic fabric (hemp and cotton blend) Color is achieved by practicing the art of insect and herb dyeing. This is a very complex and experimental skill. not to mention the dye stock is quite expensive, although, so so so good for the earth! Again, Hand cut, hand sewn, hand dyed. Each piece. Made with Pure LOVE and NATURE.

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···~<<✦✥ S I Z I N G & F I T T I N G ✥✦>>~···

All garments are ordered using a standard size chart.

If you do not fit into our standart or general sizing chart, you will need to include custom measurements. Please provide the following depending on what type of garment you are ordering::

Bust ~ make sure you please give me the fullest part of you breast

Empire Waist ~ is the line around your torso that is right below your breasts

Natural Waist ~ The smallest part of your middle

Hips ~ Where you would want the top of you pants, skirts, underwear to sit

Arm ~ from top of shoulder to edge of wrist (or where ever you want the sleeves to stop)

Skirt length ~ From (where you normally wear your skirt) to desired length

Dress length ~ From empire waist to desired length

Pant length ~ I like to have an inseem, and outseem if possible.

I understand that I will not need every measurement for every garment, if you are confused about which one's you will need for your custom, please send me a note, and I'll be sure to let you know.

Current turn around time is approximately 4-6 weeks from the time that you have provided your measurememnts, color choice, and have paid in full for your order. This is including time of shipping. The entire process from start to finish shall take this long. Typically only 6 weeks if you live in another country.

Once you received your garment, if you find that it needs additional alterations please contact me and I will instruct you before you send it back to me. I am always concerned with my customers being 100% happy, so if a color does not come out just how you like it, no worries, I can exchange.. please be sure NOT to wear or wash the clothing you are not happy with, before you send them back, otherwise i cannot promise a full exchange.

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Color selection ~

I have included a color chart in most listing. If you have a color request please let me know and I will do my best to get the color as close as I can.
Please note that color may vary according to your browser and settings. The dying process can also vary slightly from batch to batch so the colors on the chart are an approximation. We try to be as consistant as possible.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I only except paypal and credit cards, I live in california, so if you purchase something from me in the state of california you will be charged tax. anywhere else, and I think you're in the clear....unless we are not online. LOVE
Shipping
I ship via USPS. always.
I use recycled packaging whenever possible.
For all items shipped in USA::Delivery confirmation Included with the shipping cost and I will email you the # as soon as your item is shipped.
Convo me for a revised invoice.
Also, if you would like insurance, please let me know (again, via convo)! before your purchase so i can alter shipping charge.

For all Items shipped Internationally:: the cheapest way that i can ship to you is first class-- so that is what i do. however, if you would like a tracking number for your package. i have to ship it priority wich is usually atleast an extra $10.00 so you must let me know before you purchase so that i can alter the shipping charge.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not want to do any refunds if at all possible. if you are not happy with you item i will surely do an exchange for something of the same price. When you receive your item, inspect it, make sure it fits to your liking before you wear it out, or wash it. If items are washed or worn before the exchange i will not be able to exchange your item, and you will be stuck with the original you purchased or store credit.?When you send it back, you are responsible for the shipping one way, and i will pick up the shipping back to you. so we are equal. please ship exchanged items to

at that time, if you want a completely new peice it will take again the 4 week turnaround. unless I already have what you want in stock. thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Organic Fabric and Dye Care Instructions
All of our clothes are machine washable. We do recommend washing your clothes inside-out in cold water. You can also put them in the dryer (they have been pre-shrunk), but many of our friends tell us that the color remains richer over time if they hang dry their clothes. Please be VERY careful to add laundry soap to the machine BEFORE you add clothing - some detergents will discharge the dye if poured directly onto clothing. Please do not dry clean. The chemicals used in dry cleaning will destroy the dye colors.

Over time, we have come to realize that our dyes seem to be especially sensitive to citric acid (found in oranges, tomatoes, etc). Please be careful when eating anything containing citrus. If you do spill citric acid on your clothes, it will look as if the dye has been removed or bleached. The only approach we have found to be helpful is to wash the whole garment and the spot should become less obvious and hopefully will eventually fade away completely. If the stain is bad - send it back and we will re dye it ❤️

Please do not spot treat your specially dyed garment as it will likely create an even bigger and more obvious problem. If you spotted your clothing, go ahead and wash the whole garment. Hopefully, your spot will lighten up over time.