River of Romansk

8796 Sales


River of Romansk

8796 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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A gift from God.

Before I started the business, I left my first proper job ever in a marketing firm. I was heartbroken because I poured my heart and soul into it, only to be treated like dirt and manipulated in the end. I tried searching for a new job for 6 months but to no avail. To be honest, I wasn't feeling brave enough to take on a new job either.
At that point in my life, I was attending a christian ministry hosted by an American pastor who split his time between my country and his. One random day, he prophesied to me that I will have my own fashion business in time to come. I felt bewildered because I wasn't even remotely close to anything like that. But i did not dismiss it, just tuck it to a corner somewhere in my head.
The months of being jobless dragged on and I found myself toying with the idea of running a fashion business more and more intriguing. I decided to trust God and since He said that I would, I believe that I could. I began doing research and that was also when Etsy was starting to become really popular. Knowing that my mother used to work as a seamstress and that she could make dresses from scratch kind of sealed the deal in my head. Our first few launches were met with well response and the ball just keeps rolling on from that day on..
Some days, I do feel disheartened. Honestly, I believe that He has everything in control. Even if one day, this doesn't work out anymore, i believe that something better is in His plan for me.

Now, here are some details of the operation of Riverofromansk :)
4 people are involved in my Etsy shop (making it a Collective). They are my mother and dad, my sister and myself . The main person running this is me but my mom help me in terms of sewing the items on the machine, my sister is the one who packs the items, my dad is the one who sends the shipment while I am the one handling everything online and am the photographer too :)

I am very happy to be here and grateful for my family's support. This little business has helped to bond all of us together and improved my relationship with my parents, helping me to appreciate them in many ways which I was too blinded to see when I was in the corporate world. I thank God for giving me this opportunity. All glory and thanks to Him.
I am the one who handles everything online. So when you message the shop, I am the one who replies. I am also the designer and the photographer. I help my mom with hand stitching from time to time and I compile the addresses for the shipment for my dad.

All and all, I just wanna say this:
Praise the Lord for all His grace and provision. We love, because He first loved us. Amen!

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Shop members

  • Rene

    Owner, Photographer, Creator

    Hola! Here are some random things about me :) My favorite color is Green. I love Dogs. I am addicted to Pinterest, Europe & good food. I love interior design & cooking. Most of all, I love what I do - Fashion! Fads come and go, but STYLE remains!

  • Henry


    Hello! I am Rene's dad. Ever since I got involved in ROR, I have met some really great people and became firm friends with the people working in the post office as we meet very often! It also propelled both my wife and I to stay tech savy ;)

  • S.L

    Seamstress / QC

    Seamstress Hello! I am Rene's mother. I was a seamstress in my early life and never thought I would be able to put my skills to good use again till Etsy showed us the possibilities. I love floral prints and working with chiffon and cotton.

  • Joyce


    Hello! I am Rene's sister. I am a part timer who manage the packing of the items before passing them to our father who manages the shipment. I am glad to be involved because this gives me additional pocket money and its helps to bond us together.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 24, 2014
Shipment is addressed to the ETSY invoice address, not paypal address, so please make sure that the address you gave during checkout is the one you want me to send to.

In regards to sizing-
I follow the size chart base on wikipedia :

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 32-34 34 34 35 36 37.5 39 40.5 42 44
Waist 22-24.5 25.5 26/5 27.5 28.5 30 31.5 33 34.5 36.5
Hip 33-35.5 36.5 37.5 38.5 39.5 41 42.5 44 45.5 47.5

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Your business is appreciated. We regret letting you know that as of now, only paypal is accepted.
Shipping is via airmail which takes approximately up to 14 days if there are no delays over at the postal service providers' end. (custom held ups, bad weather, strikes, busy periods (christmas, holidays, new year)

This is the only shipping option available. The next best option is via EMS which is quite expensive so I do not recommend that. (approx $60usd)

On rare occasions, there are delays/held ups at custom; bad weather conditions, festive seasons, strikes. So the package may take longer.

Please understand such delays are not within my control. Once the package departs from my end, the shipping duration is subjected to postal services' timeline and there is really nothing I can do.
I am very sorry about that. But I seek your kind understanding in this matter.
I understand that it is frustrating and honestly, it upsets me and I do not want this to happen too.
We are unable to cancel the transaction or refund you because of delays like these.

We are not responsible for custom imposed taxes/fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do not accept returns or cancellations.

Exchange is on a case by case basis.

In the event we agree to go through an exchange, buyer has to contact me within 3 days of receiving the item (from the date they signed for the package as shown on the tracking website.)
Buyer is required to ship item(s) out within 5 days after we agree to an exchange.
If the buyer did not respond 5 days after I agree to an exchange, it would be taken as he or she would not like to proceed with the exchange anymore. If the package was sent without the agreement from both parties, the exchange would not be effective and rendered void.
He or she would also be required to cover return shipping. Initial shipping cost would not be refunded. Shipping of new item(s) will have to be covered by the buyer as well.

If you paid for expedite shipping and it experienced postal delays not caused by me sending it out later as promised, a refund on shipping cost is only possible if the postal system approves the refund after i filed a case with them.

Sale items are non exchangeable nor refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do not take up custom orders. Thank you for your interest.
We do not accept cancellations on orders.