SweetLifeThreads

One-Of-A-Kind Handmade Upcycled Clothing & Creations

New Haven, Connecticut | 222 Sales

SweetLifeThreads

One-Of-A-Kind Handmade Upcycled Clothing & Creations

New Haven, Connecticut 222 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(81)

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CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME!

ALL customers will receive a THANK YOU coupon for 20% off your next purchase!!

Thank you so much for checking out my shop! I put tons of love into each of my creations, and your interest means the world to me.

Please like me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SweetLifeThreads

Items that already made are ready to ship within 24 hours.

I do accept custom orders, but turn-around time is currently 6-8 weeks for anything made-to-order. I apologize for the long turnaround time, and I expect it to be temporary.

I can create a custom order based on any of the items in my shop, or if you have something different in mind I'd be happy to discuss it with you. I'm always open to new ideas.

Please feel free to contact me for any reason, any time. I'd love to hear from you!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2018

PIN MY LISTINGS TO SAVE!
To get a 10% discount on any order, just follow these steps.
1. Pin 3 of my listings to your Pinterest account
2. Click on the "Contact the shop owner" link on the left and send me a link to your pins.
3. I'll send you a 10% off coupon that can be used on any order from my shop.

*******************************************************************************
CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME!

ALL customers will receive a THANK YOU coupon for 20% off your next purchase!!

Thank you so much for checking out my shop! I put tons of love into each of my creations, and your interest means the world to me.

Please like me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SweetLifeThreads

Items that already made are ready to ship within 24 hours.

I do accept custom orders, but turn-around time is currently 6-8 weeks for anything made-to-order. I apologize for the long turnaround time, and I expect it to be temporary.

I can create a custom order based on any of the items in my shop, or if you have something different in mind I'd be happy to discuss it with you. I'm always open to new ideas.

Please feel free to contact me for any reason, any time. I'd love to hear from you!

Cher Duclos

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Cher Duclos

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Updates

Now available in Black!
My best selling Woodland Elf Arm Gauntlets are now available in both Brown and Black!
This means the Woodland Elf Corset is available in Black too :) Message me with questions!

About

One-Of-A-Kind Handmade Upcycled Clothing & Creations

Sweet Life Threads began several years ago long before it even had a name. Back then it was just something fun for me to do on the side, selling upcycled headbands and accessories from my campsite at hippie festivals, and making custom clothes for myself and close friends.

Today this isn't something I do on the side — my Etsy shop is my full time career, so you can expect a high level of customer service and only top quality products. I put all my heart and soul into this business because what could be more fulfilling than creating beautiful things for people?

My name is Cher and I am the owner, designer, creator, shopper, website writer, photographer, etc., etc. I am a ONE woman operation. My workspace takes up a good chunk of my living room, and I keep it really clean and cozy. I've been creating art of some form my entire life, and I was lucky to grow up in an atmosphere that nurtured creativity.

I have BIG dreams for my shop and this is just the beginning. The name “Sweet Life Threads” resonates with me because I believe life is meant to be sweet. My clothing reflects a lifestyle of love, happiness, fun, and good music!

I think most people can agree that sustaining the environment is pretty important. I use mostly upcycled fabrics, and only use new fabrics for costumes and some custom orders. Wearing upcycled handmade clothing is a great way to add to your other environmental practices. By supporting my shop you're not only playing an important part in helping the environment, you're helping a small business and a family.

I am so excited to share with you all the new things I have in store for the future. Keep coming back to check out new items. If there's anything you have in mind that is not currently in my shop, let me know! I'm not afraid to try new things. Plus I’m a tad obsessed with making people happy :D so ask me anything and I'll do my very best to accommodate you!

Words can't describe how thankful I am to the Etsy community, my family, friends, and customers for your support and interest. I love you all from the bottom of my heart and look forward to helping you look and feel as unique and special as you truly are! <3<3<3

Shop members

  • Cher Duclos

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hello there! I'm the one and only person behind Sweet Life Threads. I love what I do, and I love sharing my wearable art with the world. Thanks for looking!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2016
Hello and thank you so much for your interest in my shop! I check in on my shop several times a day, usually 7 days a week so please convo me with questions any time.

If you'd like advice on how to take your measurements, convo me and I'll be happy to explain it to you.

In my shop you will find creations made with love and care by me in my home studio. Lately I’ve been making mostly women’s clothing and accessories, but if you continue to follow me I promise I have some awesome new things on the way you won’t want to miss!

I'm happy to take custom orders for men's and kid's clothes too!

I hope all you Facebook-ers out there will like my Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/SweetLifeThreads ) so you can be the first to know about new listings, sales, promotions, seasonal giveaways, and events.

All the fabric I buy is washed as soon as I get it home, then washed again when the product is finished with eco-friendly, dye-free fragrance-free mild detergent and no fabric softener. I do this to ensure that anyone with sensitive skin won’t have any issues when they wear my pieces. I only use top quality fabric in excellent condition, often with designer labels.

Many hours and tons of love go into each item I produce. I love what I do, and I am always open to new ideas and custom orders so just ask!

I love you all and thank you so much for your interest and support!!


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Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I am extremely careful to photograph and describe each item as accurately as possible, especially when it comes to sizing. I create many items to fit a range of sizes so please see each item description for sizing info. Please contact me with any questions or concerns prior to purchasing, or for advice on how to take your own measurements to ensure a proper fit.

That being said, refund eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. If you contact me within 3 days of receiving the item, I will do my very best to accommodate you if there is something not right with your purchase. Your satisfaction is absolutely my top priority.

Custom orders, deposits, and shipping fees are NOT exchangeable or refundable. Return shipping costs are your responsibility.

Each of my pieces are designed to be very durable and last a very long time, however proper care is very important. See below or in each item description for care instructions.

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Payment
~Paypal payment/Etsy Direct is expected at the time of purchase.

~I do accept Etsy gift certificates.

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Shipping
~For US Customers:

-I ship through USPS priority (3-day) with insurance.

-I'm usually able to ship within 24 hours of your purchase/payment (with the exception of custom orders), and will always notify you when your purchase has shipped.


~For International Customers:

-I ship standard first class shipping with USPS, which gives you the lowest cost. This does include tracking, however it does not include insurance.

-If you want your package to be insured, I recommend upgrading to Priority shipping. Upgrading can be done at checkout. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

*International customers please note you may be charged additional import tax or customs fees from your country. This is solely your responsibility and have no connection to me, my shop, Etsy, or the US postal carrier that delivered the package to your country. Feel free to check with your postal deliverer before ordering for more info about this.

Overall, it is very unlikely any problems would arise from shipping abroad, and thank you so much to my international customers for your business and support!


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Additional policies and FAQs
***CUSTOM ORDER POLICY***

Don't stress over asking for a custom order — I promise I make the process very easy!

Feel free to send me an Etsy convo to ask about a custom order if you don't see a custom order listing for the item you want. I'm always open to new ideas.

During the custom order process I will send you pictures of the fabric options I have available and you can pick what you like.

I do require a 50% non-refundable deposit on any custom order. I will make you a reserved listing for the deposit, then a reserved listing for the remaining amount with a photo of your item.

If you place a custom order from a pre-existing listing, I will contact you via Etsy convo ASAP. I will simply discuss with you which measurements I need and which colors/fabrics you prefer, and I'll get started on it right away. Easy!

When purchasing a custom order, you are agreeing to leave me, the designer and creator with the final artistic decision. I will design your piece with all the specifications you have provided me with and will use my absolute best efforts to make it how you desire.

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~Alterations:

Many of my pants are left long to accommodate taller people, and length alterations on these designs are FREE! Just leave your desired inseam length in the notes at checkout!

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~Care: I make sure all my pieces can be machine washed.

Washing- I recommend washing in a garment bag in cold water on the delicate cycle for longest life.

Drying- I recommend drying flat to prevent any over-stretching.

None of my pieces will ever shrink or bleed color because I only used second hand fabric and wash everything in hot water as soon as I get it home, and then it is washed again after it is completed.

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Please note that while I have extremely high standards for my products, since everything is one of a kind and truly handmade from start to finish, some minor imperfections may occasionally occur. This can actually give a piece character, and will never affect the functionality of the product.

It is possible for actual colors to vary slightly from the picture, depending on your monitor settings.

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~Wholesale: If interested in wholesale, I'd be happy to discuss possibilities with you, please contact me! Since I am such a small operation, please understand that quantities may be limited. Thank you so much!!



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