EthicalLifeStore

Sustainable fashion - naturally dyed clothing + bags ♎

Oxford, United Kingdom · 1461 Sales

EthicalLifeStore

Sustainable fashion - naturally dyed clothing + bags ♎

Oxford, United Kingdom 1461 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(516)

Announcement   <<Handmade and upcycled bags, purses, cushions and clothing. Natural botanical plant dyeing - commissions undertaken. Currently based in UK>>

My women's clothing is handmade by me from vintage, antique and new organic textiles and coloured using natural botanical and mineral dyes in small batches to create unique eco friendly garments.

I have a selection of handmade cushions, bags and pouches created using mainly vintage and antique fabrics which are also dyed naturally with botanical and mineral extracts. I love to use chunky handwoven linen and hemp along with indigo and leather in minimalist designs.
Cushion fillings are only natural and sustainable kapok and buckwheat hulls which help to keep the carbon footprint low.

If you are in Oxford, UK and would like to pick something up from me just let me know!

Message me if you are looking to stock my wares as wholesale or consignment - I can supply my handmade goods in small batches.

✦ Endorsed by Apartment Therapy, Remodelista, Selvedge Magazine and TRNK New
York.

✦ A portion of all sales is donated to charities including Cancer Research and Oxfam.


✦ Find me here also:

WEBSITE - www.ethicallifestore.co.uk
INSTAGRAM - @ethicallifestore
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/ethicallifestore
TWITTER - @raramatthews
PINTEREST - http://pinterest.com/ethicallifestore


Rara Matthews
Oxford, UK.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 18, 2016

<<Handmade and upcycled bags, purses, cushions and clothing. Natural botanical plant dyeing - commissions undertaken. Currently based in UK>>

My women's clothing is handmade by me from vintage, antique and new organic textiles and coloured using natural botanical and mineral dyes in small batches to create unique eco friendly garments.

I have a selection of handmade cushions, bags and pouches created using mainly vintage and antique fabrics which are also dyed naturally with botanical and mineral extracts. I love to use chunky handwoven linen and hemp along with indigo and leather in minimalist designs.
Cushion fillings are only natural and sustainable kapok and buckwheat hulls which help to keep the carbon footprint low.

If you are in Oxford, UK and would like to pick something up from me just let me know!

Message me if you are looking to stock my wares as wholesale or consignment - I can supply my handmade goods in small batches.

✦ Endorsed by Apartment Therapy, Remodelista, Selvedge Magazine and TRNK New
York.

✦ A portion of all sales is donated to charities including Cancer Research and Oxfam.


✦ Find me here also:

WEBSITE - www.ethicallifestore.co.uk
INSTAGRAM - @ethicallifestore
FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/ethicallifestore
TWITTER - @raramatthews
PINTEREST - http://pinterest.com/ethicallifestore


Rara Matthews
Oxford, UK.

Rara Matthews

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Rara Matthews

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(516)
Tarah

Tarah on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love it. Honestly I've loved everything I've bought from this shop. All the items are so well made, and such good quality and this pouch is no exception. I love the colour and the size and it has a really sturdy zip so it should hold up well to wear.

Tarah

Tarah on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this bag, the colour is exactly as described, and it's large enough to hold everything I need without being too big. Even though it doesn't have a zip, because the opening is relatively small I still feel that the contents of the bag are pretty secure. And on top of all that it's comfortable to wear. It sits perfectly on my shoulder and doesn't seem to slip and slide like others bags I've owned. I'm one happy customer 😊

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Ethically made goods in small batches

Keep simple things about you and mind them well to make them last.

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  • Rara

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Marketing

    My designs are inspired by modern rustic aesthetics. I use all natural materials in my creations from hemp, silk and linen along with plant dyes and buckwheat hulls to create a range of clothing, bags and cushions in my small studio based in Oxford.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2016
Welcome to Ethical Life Store,

Please ensure my policies are fully read before purchasing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Ethical Life Store accepts payment through PayPal and Direct Checkout from customers worldwide.

UK only customers can also pay by cheque or postal order if preferred (select 'other' at checkout and please ask for my postal address in note to seller when placing the order.

Payment should be sent within 3 days of committing to buy.

Custom orders will be paid for in full for before the item is created.
Shipping
Your package will be sent out within the time frame indicated on your order - this is usually between 1-3 days if the item is ready made, otherwise if the item is made to order I will let you know the date it will be shipped.

The postage type offered for all countries within the UK is standard Royal Mail 1st class. For the rest of the world it is standard airmail with Royal Mail from the UK then being transferred to your local delivery companies.
These don't have tracking numbers attached to them but are very efficient and reliable and help to keep the cost of postage down.
If you would like to have your parcel sent insured and tracked please request this before purchasing.

It is the shoppers responsibility to clear their parcel through their particular country's customs system.

Please let me know in 'note to seller' if you would like your item sent to an alternative address to that on your Etsy profile for example if you are sending as a gift or prefer to have your package delivered to a work address.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase for whatever reason please contact me so that we can work together to sort it out.
You have the right to change your mind on your purchase and return it to me within 7 days of receiving it. The buyer will pay return postage on this and initial postage costs cannot be refunded.

If there is a genuine fault with the product not caused by the customer, please let me know and return it to me within 3 days of receipt and I will refund the full cost along with the return delivery fee once I have received and checked the item over.

Custom orders made especially for you cannot be returned or refunded.

Exchanges can be made if you decide you want something else instead except in the case of a custom order. The postage for return of original item and of new item shall be paid for by the customer.

Please be aware of any colour differences represented by individual monitors. I always photograph my products in natural light to show the truest colours.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care instructions are included in the listing description, however please message me if you have any queries about this.

Let me know if your item is intended as a gift - I can gift wrap it at no extra charge.

I appreciate your feedback, so please let me know what you think about your purchase and transaction. If you have any questions at all please contact me and I will get back to you within one working day unless it is stated in my shop header that I am away.