NettleAndSilk

eco-friendly, handmade silk ribbon and wedding decor

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2015

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NettleAndSilk

eco-friendly, handmade silk ribbon and wedding decor

Portland, Oregon | 11,311 Sales

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Announcement    I'm so grateful to be able to keep my shop open right now! Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions at all, please go ahead and ask ♡

Everything in my shop is made by hand in small batches, using only natural, non-toxic fabrics and dyes.

I'm commited to running an eco-friendly shop, including biodegradeable, recycled and reused packaging as much as possible.

Pro tip! You can search for any colour or fabric in my shop using the search bar just under the featured items and to the left (if viewed on a computer), or in the centre of the screen, just under 'featured items' if viewed on a phone.

If you're looking for larger amounts of ribbon or fabric than appears available at the time, please ask; I can almost always manage a larger order and generally within a few days.

If you would prefer to see my ribbons in Metric measurements and £s, as well as a wider range of colours and bundles available, please visit my website: http://nettleandsilk.com

My focus is on creating high quality ribbons and linens with gorgeous, glowing colour from totally natural, non-toxic processes. My colours and fabrics are sourced from suppliers that share my values of sustainability and stewardship of our natural world.

Free shipping on orders over $35. Please see my shipping policies for more details.

Announcement

Last updated on May 1, 2020

I'm so grateful to be able to keep my shop open right now! Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions at all, please go ahead and ask ♡

Everything in my shop is made by hand in small batches, using only natural, non-toxic fabrics and dyes.

I'm commited to running an eco-friendly shop, including biodegradeable, recycled and reused packaging as much as possible.

Pro tip! You can search for any colour or fabric in my shop using the search bar just under the featured items and to the left (if viewed on a computer), or in the centre of the screen, just under 'featured items' if viewed on a phone.

If you're looking for larger amounts of ribbon or fabric than appears available at the time, please ask; I can almost always manage a larger order and generally within a few days.

If you would prefer to see my ribbons in Metric measurements and £s, as well as a wider range of colours and bundles available, please visit my website: http://nettleandsilk.com

My focus is on creating high quality ribbons and linens with gorgeous, glowing colour from totally natural, non-toxic processes. My colours and fabrics are sourced from suppliers that share my values of sustainability and stewardship of our natural world.

Free shipping on orders over $35. Please see my shipping policies for more details.

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Susanna

Reviews

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Updates

Loving this new dusty rose series of colours! After many requests, I decided to add this colour in all of my ribbon fabrics and widths.
I just love this bamboo ribbon! The fabric is made entirely of plant fibres but it’s so soft and silky, that’s hard to believe. This is one of about a dozen new colours I’m adding in this vegan ribbon.
There’s a new chiffon in town! By popular request, I’ve just added a dusty pink to the chiffon collection ♡
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About NettleAndSilk

Sales 11,311
On Etsy since 2015

How I fell in love with colour.

Once upon a time, I was a floral designer and I made a lot of pretty bouquets for brides. One day, frustrated at the quality and colours available for ribbons at my local market, I decided to make some of my own and stumbled upon the art of natural dyeing on silk. Magic happened! I experimented for a long time, my training as a painter helped a lot as I learned how to mix and layer dyes rather like paint and I continue to play with colour now, every chance i get; the collection keeps growing.

My ribbons are made by hand in small batches in my studio using good quality silk, plant fibre and only natural dyes. I dye with colour that comes from leaves, wood pulp, beans, teas and even earth. All of my sources for colours and materials are as sustainable as possible and all are non-toxic.

I'm proud to run a business with deeply eco-friendly values and I find that the natural colours are far richer, more beautiful and more nuanced than conventional, artificial dyes. I recycle, compost and reuse packaging and paper as much as possible. I also buy recycled and compostible packing products when I can.

Nettle & Silk's textiles have been featured on wedding and style blogs like 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled and Perfect Palette.

Each batch is a lovingly made, unique work of art.
The store motto is 'Handmade with Love' and every part of every order really is.

Shop members

  • Susanna

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've always loved to make beautiful things. After a degree in the arts I worked in animation for many years before starting a floral design company, which morphed into Nettle + Silk when I married my love of colour with a need for really good ribbon.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 28, 2020
All of my products are hand crafted in small batches by me in my studio - including the wooden spools which ship with every order. I only use natural dyes, derived from plants and earth and sourced from the most sustainable suppliers that I can find.

Natural dyeing is an art and a science. It takes time. Some of my colours take quite a lot of time, with many separate dye baths and time for air-drying between. I'm also a one-woman business, meaning that I do all of the making (including all of the wooden spools), packing, shipping, book keeping, correspondence and coffee shop runs myself. Please be patient with my little shop! Something special is worth waiting for ;)

Plant dyes lend a beautiful, subtle glow to fabrics that come alive in natural light. It really is a great joy to work with these colours and I love discovering and adding new hues all the time.

Please bear in mind that while I have tried very hard to photograph and describe my ribbons and colours as accurately as possible, colours do vary from one computer monitor to the next as well, I have found, as individuals' perceptions of colour.

Plant dyes also vary a little bit from batch to batch, making each purchase unique and special. If you need a large amount of matching ribbon - for wedding invitation sets, for instance - please contact me and I'll be happy to make a batch just for you. ♡

I source all of my raw materials from suppliers and stores that have sustainable business and environmental policies. This is important to me; I want to prove that it's possible to thrive as a business selling high quality, luxury products without doing undue damage to the planet; I'd like to leave it a better and more beautiful place because I was in it.

My company motto is "Infused with Love" and I approach every aspect of my work with that in mind.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I regret that I am unable to offer refunds for my ribbons and textiles. I offer store credit under certain circumstances and providing that the order is returned to me in the condition that it arrived and within 30 days. A restocking fee may be charged on a case by case basis.

If you think something is missing from your order, please contact the shop within 7 days to let me know. Such requests cannot be verified or dealt with after 14 days from the date at which the order is received.
Payment
Payment is required before shipping. I accept all Etsy-facilitated payments.
Shipping
**Please note that the new free shipping for orders over $35 is for US FIRST CLASS mail only. If you would prefer faster shipping you will need to pay to upgrade to Priority or Priority Express mail. Please let me know if you'd like to upgrade and I will be happy to help with that.**

In the interests of transparency, I think that customers should be aware that Etsy has more or less forced its sellers to offer 'free' shipping to our customers by prioritising shops who do offer it in searches on the site, and suppressing views on those who don't. The shipping of course is not 'free'. Etsy is not paying for it, we the small shops who use this platform are paying for it, and so we're either making less money or having to raise our prices. So far I have not raised my prices to cover my losses on shipping costs.

* Custom Orders and table linens/styling fabric ship in 1-2 weeks, although this can sometimes be expedited if you need. Please contact me to discuss your timeline if you need items like this sooner.

Next day shipping is available at an additional cost (depending on my volume of orders, but almost always a possibility), or free on orders over $200. Please contact me to arrange that if you'd like.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm here to help! I respond to messages as quickly as possible but on exceptionally busy days it may take me a few hours to get back to you.

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Delivery cannot be guaranteed by a certain date unless you'd like to purchase extra shipping to cover next day delivery. If that is the case, please contact me and I can set that up for you.

Some international orders may be subject to import taxes or customs, which I cannot control. These are determined by your country's government and may be collected by the shipping courier at the time of delivery. Your local postal authority will have more information about customs fees, duties and taxes specific to your location.

Occasionally customs inspections in your country may slow the delivery of your order. We have no control over this and are not responsible for any such hold ups.
Additional policies and FAQs
Alternative widths and shades of colour are almost always available. Just ask!

Wholesale:
Since my textiles are made by hand in small batches in order to ensure the high quality and attention to detail for which my customers are looking, it's not possible to make them to a scale that would facilitate wholesale prices.

A modest discount, however, is available on orders over 100 yards.

On the infrequent occasion that an order is accepted for return, a restocking fee will be determined, depending on the amount of time and resources expended to deal with the order.