SamallaNL

Handmade historical influenced sustainable fashion

Assendelft, The Netherlands | 61 Sales

SamallaNL

Handmade historical influenced sustainable fashion

Assendelft, The Netherlands 61 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (19)

Announcement   >>It's December! Mind shipping delays due to Saint Nick (Dutch holiday) and Christmas.<<

In the Etsy shop you'll find mostly ready to ship handmade items and sustainable crafting supplies. I'll take you back to Ancient Greece and Rome, show you what a Viking wore and how the techniques they used can be used for today's fashion.

I make items for re-enactment, LARP, Fantasy events, weddings and current day fashion. I accept customisation and commissions. Check the listings for delivery time.

I sew, weave, embroider and eco-dye.

Happy shopping and feel free to ask me silly.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 18, 2018

>>It's December! Mind shipping delays due to Saint Nick (Dutch holiday) and Christmas.<<

In the Etsy shop you'll find mostly ready to ship handmade items and sustainable crafting supplies. I'll take you back to Ancient Greece and Rome, show you what a Viking wore and how the techniques they used can be used for today's fashion.

I make items for re-enactment, LARP, Fantasy events, weddings and current day fashion. I accept customisation and commissions. Check the listings for delivery time.

I sew, weave, embroider and eco-dye.

Happy shopping and feel free to ask me silly.

Liza Spoelstra

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Liza Spoelstra

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Wool boucle tartan cape. Perfect for the holidays.
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Skjoldehamn hood in beige linen with cotton stitching. Request custom colours available.
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Lush satin dress with Swarovski pearls and vintage lace.
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About

Samalla: A chance to be me

I've been all around with what I made and it has landed here. A sustainable company specialized in historical fashion.

Sustainable
Through the years of sewing I found my materials questionable and the amount of garbage I produced worrying. I've dived into the world of Fair Trade and organic. Most suppliers can't even tell where their materials are from, so turning to the ones that could, minimised my choices. For me this is actually a lot of fun to work with. You get very creative with a minimum of supplies.

Sensible
After making many historical items, I keep going back to early medieval and ancient Greek and Roman models. They sew as if every fibre was precious. I also like garment to fit right. It shouldn't pull, push or be in your way. I like to wrap myself in nice fabric and feel wonderful at the same time, without slacking my appearance. And I like to do that for you.

History
I've been to the Art Academy and Fashion Academy. Samalla was official since October 2010. I made mostly LARP garments, corsets, victorian and lots of fantasy-fashion. I did a bit of COSplay on commission, but due to lack of space not anymore. My focus is early medieval and ancient Greece/Rome. I eco-dye, weave, embroider and sew.

You can find more info on www.samalla.nl.
I'm active on instagram and facebook (@samallacostumes).

Shop members

  • Liza

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been to two creative educations: Gerrit Rietveld Academie (art academy) and Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Design & Styling). I have an interest in the geeky and historical world. And I'm odd.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 18, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

If you need a different size, colour, fabric etc., you can request a custom order. I will check the availability of the materials, duration of the processing time and the price of your personalised order.

Care instructions

There will be a note on how to care for your items in your order. For more info: http://samalla.nl/?page_id=1111

Wholesale availability

B to B or wholesale does not take place via Etsy due to administrative hocus pocus. If you want to buy a large amount of my items or want to place a resell order, please contact me via info[at]samalla.nl.

Shipping and Transit times

Shipping rates are set per item. If you exceed a certain amount by ordering more items, I might have to recalculate the rates.

Gift messages: Know that I'm obligated to state the value on the package for insurance of the package.

You will receive a track and trace (if possible for your country) and your parcel is insured against loss and/or damage. You will need to sign for it. Make sure your address in etsy is correct.

You can find the transit times of Postnl here: www.internationalparceltracking.com

Note that these are estimates if the parcel is not held up for any reason (like customs).

You can request a 'rush order'. This is a priority shipping method. PM me if you are really in a hurry, so I can make a rush order listing for you.

Sustainability

Most fabric wholesalers and retailers follow the guidelines set by OEKO-TEX. I check my suppliers where I can on origin information. This is very hard to track sometimes, but I will never stop asking. I use vintage materials as well.

At this moment I am phasing out all artificial materials (like polyester).

I have access to organic and/or fair trade materials. Mind that this has another price-tag than most of my items.

You will find extra sustainability info in the listing on Etsy.

I pack and ship mostly plastic free.

Packaging

I pack my items in tissue paper and packing paper against moist from the outside. I use an unbleached or repurposed cardboard box to ship. These items are all recyclable. For some items I reuse packaging materials that were send to me.

Abandoned packages

It sometimes happens a package is returned to me due to failing to deliver or refusing to accept. Reasons mostly are a faulty address, not willing to pay customs or just not able to deliver (not home and nobody is picking it up). They call this an abandoned package. These are returned to me (and can take months).

Once I get these packages back, I will issue a refund
- MINUS shipping costs I made (check postnl.nl for rates, they are higher then what I charge)
- MINUS extra costs made for shipping it back to me
- MINUS damage costs to the product

So please check your address details in Etsy, know that customs are not my responsibility and check for pickup notes if the mail-man missed you.