LinenStudioB

Linen Studio B

Byron Bay, Australia · 235 Sales

LinenStudioB

Linen Studio B

Byron Bay, Australia 235 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Beautiful clothing in cool natural fibres for grownup women.
I personally design and make all the garments in the shop myself, in my home studio.
See my 'About' page for details of my process and studio.
Contact me if you ended more information about an item, or require a shipping upgrade or a less expensive shipping option.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

Beautiful clothing in cool natural fibres for grownup women.
I personally design and make all the garments in the shop myself, in my home studio.
See my 'About' page for details of my process and studio.
Contact me if you ended more information about an item, or require a shipping upgrade or a less expensive shipping option.

Loretta Egan

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Loretta Egan

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About

Great fabrics, simple designs, attention to detail and top workmanship.

I am inspired by beautiful fabrics, and love traveling- especially to places like India and Japan.

I buy saris in India and used kimonos in Japan, cut them up and make new items from them.

I prefer natural fibres such as linen & cotton, rayon & silk.

My garments are designed with women my age in mind. I cut the patterns myself- which was part of my training as a fashion designer- and usually sew them up as well, employing a sewer only when I am very busy in high summer.

I have a little workshop where I do my cutting and sewing, and store all my patterns and fabrics. My dog Ziggy loves to come in and help me, and so does my cat, Poppy.

It is decorated with magazine photos from my days in the fashion industry in the 1980s- working for a big retail and manufacturing chain, and then having my own label.

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  • Loretta Egan

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have a long background in the mainstream fashion industry in Australia & Europe, and currently work in Film & TV as a costume designer. My fashion experience has taught me the importance of fit and attention to detail, and good fabrics.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 26, 2016
Hi- welcome to my shop! Please send me a message if the info on this page doesn't answer your question- I'll get back to you as soon as time zones permit.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
Payment is made through PayPal, and please look at my delivery policy below for info about freight charges.
Shipping
The shipping prices I have quoted on my page apply as follows:
I have included shipping costs on each listing for Australia, USA, UK, European Union, Japan and New Zealand. If you are placing an order from somewhere else, please contact me and I will quote you a shipping price.
Within Australia, I am using normal parcel post .This service is reasonably quick and tracking is included.
If you want me to send an item express package, or registered post, let me know by convo and I will make a CUSTOM ORDER for you- it costs a little more, but most items should be delivered within 2 business days in Australia using this service, which is, of course, trackable.
Australia Post have recently changed their International Rates, making everything much more complicated. I am still trying to get my head around these new charges, but, in the meantime:
For small, light garments, I am quoting the cost of sending them as a letter- this is the least expensive option. This is not trackable- if you want to upgrade to a trackable, quicker option, contact me and I will quote you a price, and, if you agree to it, I will make a CUSTOM ORDER for you.
For larger, heavier garments I have quoted the price for an economy air mail parcel, for both tops & dresses. This service is not trackable. If you need the item more quickly, and don't mind paying a bit more, I can send it as a Standard Parcel or Express International, but you will need to contact me first so I can quote you the price and do a special CUSTOM ORDER for you. Both of these services are trackable.
Extra insurance is also available, but should not normally be necessary.
For international customs declarations I will mark the item a GIFT, as this should avoid customs duties.
I will always let you know when the item has been despatched- and approximately how long it should take- please let me know when you have received it (or not).
Refunds and Exchanges
I will give you a complete refund in the following circumstances:
1) If the garment does not match the description /photo from which you ordered it, or if you find it sub-standard in a way that we come to a mutual agreement on. It is up to you to order the correct size- if you aren't sure, send me your measurements before ordering- I can help you with this.
2) Non delivery- if the item has been despatched and not arrived within a reasonable time frame, I will refund you, and claim for the loss through the Australia Post.
3) Damage incurred in laundering / cleaning process, provided washing instructions attached to the garment have been followed.
Please see note in Additional Information about fragile and vintage fabrics.
Additional policies and FAQs
Content labelling: all of my garments have content labels and washing instructions attached, usually towards the bottom of the left hand side seam. The labels are correct to the best of my knowledge, but often, especially in the case of recycled vintage kimono fabrics, which I buy in Japanese markets, I am making an educated guess and /or making an assessment following a basic burn test. This test usually only determines whether the fabric is of plant, animal or chemical origin. I rely on my wholesale buying experience and extensive knowledge of fabrics to label the garments.
My advice is, unless the fabric is very durable and can obviously tolerate a machine, to always wash by hand or very gentle machine wash in cold water, and don't put anything except socks & knickers in a clothes dryer- this is the main cause of fabric shrinkage. Dry hanging up, inside out, and, especially where sunlight is harsh, such as in Australia, in the shade. Natural fibres are light sensitive and fade easily.
Some fabrics, especially vintage kimonos, may have tiny flaws like needle marks or irregularities in dyeing. My garments are individually cut, so I can avoid most things, but some of these flaws and irregularities are normal and to be expected in some cases.
Follow the instructions and, if you want it to last, look after it!
Special Orders-in cases where a buyer asks for a size that varies substantially from my normal size range, I may add a special cutting charge. This covers the extra time spent grading to a non-standard size, and, in some cases, extra fabric.