HonestAlchemyCo

Naturally dyed accessories and home goods

Pennsylvania, United States · 543 Sales

HonestAlchemyCo

Naturally dyed accessories and home goods

Pennsylvania, United States 543 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(163)

Announcement   Honest Alchemy was recently an Etsy Featured Seller! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-honest-alchemy/

Founded in January 2014, Honest Alchemy is a sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. Handmade by Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth McTear, each piece is made with a deliberate consideration for tradition and timeless style. Drawing inspiration from the elements and nature, she strives to create goods that reflect her vision of utilitarian art for the everyday. Elizabeth's reverence for her craft is unmistakable -- her indigo stained hands tell the story of a maker who doesn’t compromise quality or cut corners.

On any given night of the week, Elizabeth is at her studio feeding her living artwork. Perched over a bubbling cauldron of organic natural indigo dye, she meticulously feeds the live bacteria that ferment her dye bath a regimented diet of wheat bran and sake. Fermenting her dye, feeding it, keeping it warm--the continual care required of her craft is exemplary of her devotion to sustainable textile design.

*Ask me about wholesale & bulk discounts *
*I will work with you on layaway payment plans *

Announcement

Honest Alchemy was recently an Etsy Featured Seller! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-honest-alchemy/

Founded in January 2014, Honest Alchemy is a sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. Handmade by Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth McTear, each piece is made with a deliberate consideration for tradition and timeless style. Drawing inspiration from the elements and nature, she strives to create goods that reflect her vision of utilitarian art for the everyday. Elizabeth's reverence for her craft is unmistakable -- her indigo stained hands tell the story of a maker who doesn’t compromise quality or cut corners.

On any given night of the week, Elizabeth is at her studio feeding her living artwork. Perched over a bubbling cauldron of organic natural indigo dye, she meticulously feeds the live bacteria that ferment her dye bath a regimented diet of wheat bran and sake. Fermenting her dye, feeding it, keeping it warm--the continual care required of her craft is exemplary of her devotion to sustainable textile design.

*Ask me about wholesale & bulk discounts *
*I will work with you on layaway payment plans *

Elizabeth McTear

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Elizabeth McTear

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(163)
Chloé Derderian-Gilbert

Chloé Derderian-Gilbert on Mar 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I loved this scarf! It was so beautiful! Saddly, it blew away in the wind yesterday and I didn't realize until it was too late. So sad, but I suppose this means I will need to buy a new one (which is both sad and exciting).

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Updates

Late night sewing session: dye garden and batik dot pillow covers.

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Dye Garden Pillow Cover
US$66.00

About

Utilitarian Art For The Everyday

Honest Alchemy was recently an Etsy Featured Seller! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-honest-alchemy/

Founded in January 2014, Honest Alchemy is a sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. Handmade by Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth McTear, each piece is made with a deliberate consideration for tradition and timeless style. Drawing inspiration from the elements and nature, she strives to create goods that reflect her vision of utilitarian art for the everyday. Elizabeth's reverence for her craft is unmistakable -- her indigo stained hands tell the story of a maker who doesn’t compromise quality or cut corners.

On any given night of the week, Elizabeth is at her studio feeding her living artwork. Perched over a bubbling cauldron of organic natural indigo dye, she meticulously feeds the live bacteria that ferment her dye bath a regimented diet of wheat bran and sake. Fermenting her dye, feeding it, keeping it warm--the continual care required of her craft is exemplary of her devotion to sustainable textile design.

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  • Elizabeth J. McTear

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Textile Designer

    I have a Textile Design BFA from Moore College of Art & Design. I adore my city of Philadelphia, where I bike around town, enjoying it's many green spaces.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 6, 2014
Welcome to Honest Alchemy shop policies!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Honest Alchemy prefers Paypal, but we will accept money orders as well. As a courtesy, immediate payment is expected. If we do not receive payment within 2 days of purchase, a reminder will be sent. If an item has not been paid for within 5 days of purchase, the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.
Shipping
All items are shipped within 1-3 business days from receipt of payment. We typically go to the Post Office twice a week. Domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority or First Class mail, depending on their weight.

International Purchases:
All international orders are shipped USPS First Class unless otherwise requested.
There is no way to track Int'l First Class and we do not pay for return shipping. We cannot guarantee the package will not get lost, but we have found it is the most reliable and economical Int'l shipping service. Lost packages are not the responsibility of Honest Alchemy.
Refunds and Exchanges
All purchases are final. We do our best to describe each item and take clear photographs so you know what you're buying. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase and feel the item was grossly misrepresented, please convo us and we will work something out!