IndiScoutApparel

Childhood is great adventure! Dress accordingly.

California, United States · 400 Sales

IndiScoutApparel

Childhood is great adventure! Dress accordingly.

California, United States 400 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(157)
Grace Spath

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Grace Spath

Mushroom Raglan shirt in Green
US$32.00
Mushroom Long Sleeve Girls T-Shirt
US$32.00
Agave Long Sleeve shirt in mustard
US$32.00
Organic Agave Print Dress
US$70.00
Oaxaca Ruins Sun Dress
US$50.00
Blue Ridge Meadows Sun Dress
US$60.00
Fungus Fields Sun Dress
US$60.00
Aztec Summer Sun Dress
US$60.00
Blue Ridge Mountains Summer Dress
US$60.00
San Miguel Summer Dress
US$60.00
Recycled Girls Overcoat
US$75.00
Tibetan Prayer Pocket Pants
US$30.00
Natural dye pocket Harem Pants
US$30.00
Organic Mushroom Print Dress
US$70.00
Black Moto-Fringe Pull-over
US$36.00
Black Moto-fringe Hoodie
US$46.00
Organic Lace Slice leggings
US$28.00
Fungus Floor Harem Pants
US$32.00
Merman screen printed shorts
US$26.00
Toddler's black Fringe Shorts
US$26.00
blue boys Fringe Shorts
US$26.00
Orange Fringe thigh length shorts
US$26.00
Toddler's Orange Fringe Knee Shorts
US$26.00
organic Black Fringe leggings
US$32.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(157)
brittbabe

brittbabe on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great material and very quick turnaround :)

jennifer woods

jennifer woods on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So cute and unique, very quick service!!!

jennifer woods

jennifer woods on May 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute and very unique, super quick delivery!

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About

Eco­Friendly children’s clothing handmade from organic fabric and recycled textiles in San Diego, California, USA

Hello, my name is Grace. I am a mother of 2, a wife, a daughter, and an adventurer. We live with our cats and chickens in a small house close to the ocean with a drought tolerant garden in a quaint little surfers town. When I became pregnant with my first child my husband and I stated that our life and our interest were to continue. Having children changes your life in so many ways, we didn’t feel it should have to change the things we enjoy doing and who we are at our core. And so, as a family we continue to travel, hike, camp, an adventure. I continue to create and sew, though now it is mostly done at night as everyone else sleeps. And just because we have children, does not give us an excuse to throw out our morals because it is so much more convenient. Our children have never eaten meat, we are continually striving to reduce our amount of waste (cloth diapers, cloth napkins, filtered water, etc.), and are always teaching and showing our children and ourselves the beauty and wonder this world holds.

Before making a product, I do not ask myself. “Could I make this?” Instead, I ask, “Should I make this?” While designing I often think of a line from a Kimya Dawson song, “Is the price of every living thing what your product is worth?” Sure, that may sound a little extreme, but in the grand scope of things it is not. There are all different types of approaches when it comes to sustainability. My biggest worry and focus in creating a clothing line is how much waste will ultimately end up in landfills because of this? There are greater things in this world then running my own creative business, like the World itself. So what am I doing about it?

Organic + Recycled: There are many alternative fibers and fabrics these days. How do I decide on the right one? For now I am sticking with organic and recycled. Here’s why: If I use natural fibers, then they should at least break down if/when they eventually find themselves in a landfill. I use Organic natural fibers so that less chemicals are infecting our ground, water, and animals. Additionally I use recycled fabrics. These fabrics may be either a natural or synthetic fiber or a combination of the 2. This not only gives the fabric a longer life before its final resting place, but in the end it reduced the amount of trash on this earth by 1/2 of what it would be if I were to by new fabric that would be eventually trashed in addition to the recycled piece that was trashed earlier (did that make sense?). If I need synthetic fabric for items I search for a recycled polyester or nylon

Reduced Waste: My items are all handmade right here in America. This gives me more control over inventory. I do not have to mass produce items and then worry about the ones that don’t sell and end up, you guessed it, in the landfills. What about all those small pieces of scraps cut away from the pattern pieces? Again, since Indi Scout items are handmade I can get great yield out of fabric and end up with few scraps. The scraps that I do receive either get recycled into appliqué or other decorative items, OR I use them as stuffing in fun floor cushions for myself or friends.

Packaging: Items are mailed in either eco-enclose biodegradable/recyclable mailers or recycled boxes. Cards and hang tags are printed on recycled paper in non toxic inks and attached with scrap fabric or organic naturally dyed yarn. Retail items are packaged in biodegradable paper splattered with homemade natural dyes and organic yarn.

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  • Grace Spath

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I create and I make because my soul yearns to do so. I need it almost as much as I need air to breathe. I have been sewing since middle school- over 15 years. I create things I love, and I hope you love them too.

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Last updated on August 28, 2016
Before making a product, I do not ask myself. “Could I make this?” Instead, I ask, “Should I make this?” While designing I often think of a line from a Kimya Dawson song, “Is the price of every living thing what your product is worth?” Sure, that may sound a little extreme, but in the grand scope of things it is not. There are all different types of approaches when it comes to sustainability. My biggest worry and focus in creating a clothing line is how much waste will ultimately end up in landfills because of this? There are greater things in this world then running my own creative business, like the World itself. So what am I doing about it?

Organic + Recycled: There are many alternative fibers and fabrics these days. How do I decide on the right one? For now I am sticking with organic and recycled. Here’s why: If I use natural fibers, then they should at least break down if/when they eventually find themselves in a landfill. I use Organic natural fibers so that less chemicals are infecting our ground, water, and animals. Additionally I use recycled fabrics. These fabrics may be either a natural or synthetic fiber or a combination of the 2. This not only gives the fabric a longer life before its final resting place, but in the end it reduced the amount of trash on this earth by 1/2 of what it would be if I were to by new fabric that would be eventually trashed in addition to the recycled piece that was trashed earlier (did that make sense?). If I need synthetic fabric for items I search for a recycled polyester or nylon
Reduced Waste: My items are all handmade right here in America. This gives me more control over inventory. I do not have to mass produce items and then worry about the ones that don’t sell and end up, you guessed it, in the landfills. What about all those small pieces of scraps cut away from the pattern pieces? Again, since Indi Scout items are handmade I can get great yield out of fabric and end up with few scraps. The scraps that I do receive either get recycled into appliqué or other decorative items, OR I use them as stuffing in fun floor cushions for myself or friends.
Packaging: Items are mailed in either eco-enclose biodegradable/recyclable mailers or recycled boxes. Cards and hang tags are printed on recycled paper in non toxic inks and attached with scrap fabric or organic naturally dyed yarn. Retail items are packaged in biodegradable paper splattered with homemade natural dyes and organic yarn.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and all major credit cards. Items are not made or sent until payment is received.
Shipping
I ship just usps, unless otherwise noted or requested. If this is a domestic order you will receive a tracking number. For international orders allow 2-3 weeks.
Refunds and Exchanges
It is very important to us that you'll be satisfied and happy with your purchase.

If by any chance you are not fully happy, simply return the item within a week and we will issue a refund, replace the item or give you a store credit to your convenience.

Please understand that custom and made to measure items are not refundable.
All refunds will be issued once item has been received and the condition has been assessed. Item must return in its original condition unworn and unwashed.

All refunds are sent through PayPal or etsy, minus the shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept and would love to do custom orders if you have one. I am also open to any wholesale.