Bethany Esposito on Jan 23, 2015
Beautiful and fast shipping :-) would buy again
lindythalia on Dec 30, 2014
Beautiful colors and great Black Friday price. Thanks so much!
The wonderful world of ....Place Mats
I called Stefanie with these grand ideas of a store filled with Play Silks. I even had color schemes, make believe and dress up ideas. I was stoked. She listened patiently like always. When my big speech about OUR next career move was over she reluctantly agreed. Why reluctantly you ask? Why not just be happy that her genius best friend had come up with a GREAT new shop idea?! Because she thought I had said "Place Mats!" She thought I wanted a giant store filled with hand dyes, one-of-a-kind PLACE MATS! She was very relieved when I corrected the misunderstanding and she understood we were going to be making Play Silks :) But the simple fact that she was going to make place mats with me , is why shes my best friend.
A few days later I took a 100.00 check my Mom had randomly sent me (She does this from time-to-time. Although very nice, it's sometimes confusing) and we bought our first batch of silk and dye. From there our little shop was built!
We hope you enjoy the shop as much as we do :)
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Owner, We Are The Sole Owners, Operators, Creators, And Masterminds. This Is A 5 Person Job But We Handle It Quite Nicely On Our Own If I Do Say So Myself :)
The Purple Tangerine was born from 2 moms, countless sleepless nights, and 1 big misunderstanding. We are very proud of our shop and have greatly loved watching it grow!
Q: Will my Play Silk(s) be the one(s) pictured?
A: No. Your silk will be hand dyed and one of a kind. The silk in the photographs are intended as a guide. With all the variables such as computer monitors,different bolts of fabric, and dye techniques, (or even different water chemistry), your silks can vary from the one pictured. If you need a really specific color, you can send us a color swatch and we can dye match for a fee.
Q: What type of dye do you use?
A: We use fiber reactive dye. This dye is made for natural fibers such as silk. We set our dye with vinegar instead of chemical fixatives to achieve a beautiful outcome without all the chemicals.
Q: Will my Play Silk(s) bleed?
A: We use permanent dye and wash and rinse our silks before shipping, however, some small amount of bleeding can occur. Please use caution when washing ANY newly dyed fabrics. Washing in cold water only will minimize any color loss.
Q: Are your Play Silks in inches, feet, or centimeters?
A: All our measurements are in inches. Please note that all measurements are approximate as EACH and EVERY silk is hand cut and sewn.
Q: Can I pay with an E-Check through PayPal?
A: Yes you can, however, we do not recommend it. PayPal takes 5-7 to complete an E-check and deliver funds. This creates a shipping delay. This payment type is fine with us, however, if you need your silk(s) sipped quickly we do not recommend PayPal E-checks.
Q: Do you do custom order?
A: We do! Please feel free to convo us and let us know what you need. We are always happy to work on new projects. Please remember we do not do refunds on custom work. A custom listing fee MAY apply.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We except PayPal payment. Though PayPal you can use a credit or debit card. You DO NOT have to own a PayPal account. It's just a way to pay with out sharing your credit/debit card information.
We do accept money orders as well. Please convo us to arrange direct payment. Thank you!
We ship only AFTER we receive payment. A prompt payment means a prompt shipment.
We ship everything USPS. If you wish to have another form of shipping (overnight or Priority Mail) please put it in your note to seller and wait for a revised bill with the new shipping price.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the hand dying process there will always be color differences and things that make your silk unique. Just know that you are getting a one of a kind beautiful silk!
Due to lighting and screen settings the color of silk might be slightly different in person.
If you are truly dissatisfied please convo us so we have a chance to make it right.
PIXIE TAILS: Our Pixie Tails were a product we started to avoid waste of silk that did not make the cut for Play Silks. Due to that fact no two Pixie Tails will be exactly the same. Each Pixie Tail is made on its own using different silk. Please know that widths and lengths of ribbon may very from Pixie Tail to Pixie Tail.
CUSTOM ORDERS: We gladly do custom orders and really enjoy making something great just for you! A custom listing fee MAY apply. PLEASE, however, read all descriptions and thoroughly describe what you want. We do not do refunds on custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
We accept and love to do custom orders. A custom fee may apply.
We do not do FREE samples. If you are wanting to try our products in hope of carrying them in your store then you may contact us and we will work out a sample pack you may purchase.
PLEASE BE AWARE that any dyed fabric can bleed during washing in the beginning. Please wash separately until you are sure that color bleeding is over. We suggest hand washing your silk. COLD water only.