Sewing for a sane healthy Planet. Specializing in Hemp.

Connecticut, United States · 393 Sales


Sewing for a sane healthy Planet. Specializing in Hemp.

Connecticut, United States 393 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Winter

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Sarah Winter

Work Vest heavy duty with 4 pockets.
Hemp Hip Belt Chocolate Brown
Hemp Skirt - full length with pockets
Dopp Kit for Toiletries or Art -Hemp Cranberry
Hemp Hip Belt Green
Hemp Fanny Pack Burnt Orange
Hip Belt Black Cotton Fanny Pack
Dopp Kit Bag Toiletries Black Cotton


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

wsmonroe on Jul 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have been buying these vests from Sarah Winter for about 10 years now. I wear one almost every day, so I have had to replace them (although they are very rugged). They are really well made and very nice to look at. I just bought two more, and I was very pleased.


akhdubon on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a custom request, perfectly and quickly filled using the fabric I sent. Now I have a favorite summer skirt, too!


salliemay on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice skirt! Linen material has a lovely hand. Details of the sewing are exemplary! Generously sized with capacious pockets. Thanks so much!


salliemay on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fun little bag! Great fabric, well constructed! Very speedy shipping! Thanks!

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It starts with 3 ingredients: Textiles, Ingenuity and a Commitment to Fairness.

I consider myself part of a world of textile workers. I hold the history of my profession in mind when I sew. I never forget that there are people in the world working the same trade as me, and yet they are undervalued and often enslaved. I believe that it doesn't have to be that way.

I believe a person in the United States can manufacture at a boutique level and provide the American consumer with reasonably priced, quality goods. I strive to produce a product that provides satisfaction and balance for both you and me. Let no human being be undervalued.

I run Clothworks from our home. I have 3 sewing machines, a large dedicated room with cutting table, washer, dryer and sink.

I have been in business for over 30 years. I have lived and worked in NYC manufacturing from a small apartment that held not only me and my husband, but also machines, tables, fabric, tools and patterns!

I have made custom clothing, put out a catalogue and sold at music festivals. I taught costuming and was a costumer. I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology and learned patternmaking. I have lived a life rich in creativity.

Today I live in Connecticut and work from my home. I chose fabrics and methods for our childrens' future. Hemp, Wool, Linen and Organic Cotton. I wish to leave this world a better place. I look forward to sharing this with you.

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  • Sarah Winter

    Owner, Designer And Sewer

    I learned to sew from my mom when I was 7. We made matching mother-daughter dresses . The funny thing was, she never liked to sew. Yet she gave the gift to me. I love her for that. I'm in my 50s now and have spent many years learning my trade.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 27, 2016
I design clothing and bags based on comfort, ease of care and my own sense of fun. They are not designed for models, nor are they mass produced. My goal is to make it possible for you to purchase unique, well-made items.

I designs, make the pattern and sew. I dye the fabric and cut the pattern.

I honor the old ways and value a well made product.

All of what I make is made in a Smoke Free - Pet Free Shop

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept all credit cards, Paypal and Etsy Gift Cards.
Bags that are listed are ready made and will ship with in 1-2 business days of receiving your order. Clothing is made to order. I have more questions about your order I'll write you. Clothing will be made and shipped within the week.

I ship via the US postal service.
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You can exchange any standard item for a full refund, less shipping. It must be returned unworn and unused. Please let us know within 7 days if you will be returning or exchanging an item.

The refund will be given after I receive the item.

Custom orders cannot be returned.

Please contact us and we will be very happy to resolve any problems. We live in a world where we value Integrity, respect and communication. So let us know.
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