SilksByUmf

silks, brocades, ribbons & buttons

Rotterdam, The Netherlands · 2823 Sales

SilksByUmf

silks, brocades, ribbons & buttons

Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2823 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(721)
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Monique

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Announcement   Welcome silk lovers!

Check out the sale items! There is an extra discount on these silks. Do not use coupon codes please!

I am a collector of silk. Silk brocades are my absolute favorites. I travel and collect silks to offer in my shop. My silk shop is definitely not the cheapest. I only buy the best of the best and that - unfortunately- comes with a price. But if you are looking for a special piece I can guarantee you that in my silk shop you will find silks that you will never see anywhere else.

I also have another Etsy shop in which I sell handmade personalized travel accessories: Travelher.

If you would like to be included in my mailing list for regular sale updates, please sign up by copying this link to your browser:

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If you have any questions please send me a message or email me: info [!at] travelher.nl

Monique
blog: http://travelherbyumf.blogspot.nl

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2016

Welcome silk lovers!

Check out the sale items! There is an extra discount on these silks. Do not use coupon codes please!

I am a collector of silk. Silk brocades are my absolute favorites. I travel and collect silks to offer in my shop. My silk shop is definitely not the cheapest. I only buy the best of the best and that - unfortunately- comes with a price. But if you are looking for a special piece I can guarantee you that in my silk shop you will find silks that you will never see anywhere else.

I also have another Etsy shop in which I sell handmade personalized travel accessories: Travelher.

If you would like to be included in my mailing list for regular sale updates, please sign up by copying this link to your browser:

http://eepurl.com/tnYBH

If you have any questions please send me a message or email me: info [!at] travelher.nl

Monique
blog: http://travelherbyumf.blogspot.nl

Monique

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Monique

Baby blue soft silk fabric nr 215 fat quarter
US$10.50
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Great new silks make a marvelous combi!
Two new silks in red and dark green combination. A great new crafting set!
I find it very difficult to take a great picture of this silk brocade. The colors are so soft and modest that they are often overdone in an adjusted pic. Here she is, "au naturel"!
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About

For the love of fabrics!

I was born on the beautiful island of Curacao, a small - still Dutch - island in the Caribbean. My mother used to sew a our clothes and would often have an embroidery project around.

I remember as a little girl that was always going through my mother's stack of fabrics (She always had boxes full of material), looking for nice pieces to add to my own projects. It was then that my fabric fettish began and I started collecting......

I moved to Holland for college and after finishing my bachelor in hotel administration I decided to go to law school. I was practicing law for quite a few years when my husband (yes, by then I got married and had two boys) was offered a position in Mumbai, India.

We had to think it over for this meant for me to become an expat wife for a couple of years, but we decided to take the plunge. When we were sorting out our stuff I realized that at that point in my life, I too had boxes and boxes of collected fabrics. I brought them all with me to India.

But I was not prepared for what India was to offer me. We lived in Mumbai for three years, and these years changed me forever. Never have I been in a place that you can feel alive and in the moment every second of the day. Not one day went by without experiencing deep emotions, good ones and bad ones.

I fell in love with Mumbai and even now that we are back in Holland I consider Mumbai as my home (one can have more then one home, clearly).

Here I was thinking that I had a fabric stock, but encountering the Indian silks and other great fabrics I went crazy. I was buying beautiful stuff with no particular project in mind. I was also making bags and pouches out of them and gifting them to friends.

I also decided to educate myself and started learning everything about silks, hand-loom fabrics, cottons and wool. There is no end to the beauty and the craftsmanship of Indian fabrics!

Then a friend forced me to attend an arts and crafts exhibition with my bags. I have been making bags ever since. You can visit my shop here on Etsy, BagsbyTravelher:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BagsByTravelher?ref=ss_profile

But that did not fulfill my fabric craving. I noticed that customers loved my fabrics and even wanted to buy them from me. I saw an opportunity to collect even more beautiful silks and started this silk shop. I travel to India myself to find the great stuff, them I list them for you to see.

I get to take care of my fabrics until the find a new home, but till then they are mine and mine only!

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  • Monique Rhuggenaath

    Owner, Curator

    I was born on Curacao, a small - still Dutch island in the Caribbean. I had the privilege to live in Mumbai, India for 3 years. I am back in the Netherlands now, but am deeply in love with India and crazy about Indian fabrics!

  • Maurits Kerbert

    Assistant

    I am proud to present my 10 year old son Maurits who has been helping me out in my shop (mostly sorting ribbons and counting buttons for educational purposes ;-). But Maurits has accompanied me on my 2014 shopping trip. It was an exciting experience!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Welcome in my shop, thanks for stopping by!
Everything you see in my shop is bought by me during my travels all over the world. I am crazy about silk and India. Having lived in Mumbai for a few years I had the chance to learn a lot about silk, brocades and other fabrics. I love ribbons and trims and like buying silks and ribbons that are out of the ordinary and different. All the brocades, hand loom silks, ribbons and beads in my shop are of the very best quality!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payments through paypal and the credit card companies allied with Paypal. After you payment has checked out your ordered items will be shipped to you. I would like to have your Payment within 24 hours after placing your order.

If you request a custom listing I will list a extra Etsy item in my shop, You can then make your payment through the normal channel. The prices you see in my Etsy shop are the prices before Dutch taxes. If you order from outside the European union, no taxes will apply to your order. If you order from an EU country 21% taxes apply. This will be automatically added.

If your order has been a major mistake you can cancel as long as I have not cut your fabric or ribbon. I will thus refund your complete payment.
Shipping
I ship within 3 to 5 days with a normal carrier. I you wish me to send you a secured package, this is possible at additional costs. I can send you a quote for the extra shipping costs.

From the Netherlands shipping is quite smooth. Most packages arrive in the USA within two weeks. On rare occasions shipping can take much longer due to US customs. This can be inconvenient but I cannot prevent this from happening. If you want to be sure that you will have your package by a certain date, please contact me before shipping and we can review the options.

Australia takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks. packages sent to European countries take less then a week. Please bare in mind though that I do not control the postal services and that sometimes it takes longer. If you need your order before a specific date please communicate with me and I will see if it is feasible. Also take into account that it takes 3 to 5 days for you order to be processed by me. Again, if you are pressed for time let me know and I can prepare your order with preference.

I ship to all countries by normal post. I you need your order to be delivered by secured post or expedited this is off course possible. The extra costs will be charged to you.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have received an item completely different then you ordered, please return within 10 days. If the goods are undamaged, you payment will be reimbursed.

If you have second thoughts after receiving your order, but the order has been completed correctly, it cannot be returned. The reason for this is that I have to cut your fabric or ribbon and that it might not be possible for me to sell that exact size to someone else. I hope you understand!

If a package cannot be delivered to you due to circumstances in your power it is not possible to cancel your order and reimburse your payment (e.g. incomplete or incorrect address, other delivery problems, not picking up package from post office).
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are possible.

For all EU countries there is an additional sales tax of 21%.

Seller information:
Travelher
Monique Rhuggenaath
Rotterdam
the Netherlands
info [!at] travelher.nl
Chamber of Commerce number: 24481617
VAT identification number: NL014869652B01