UncommonClosetLLC

Uncommon Clothes for Uncommon People

Chicago, Illinois

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Announcement    1/8/22- We're back! A few updates:
1. Thanks to your purchases of our Black Lives Matter masks, we've donated a total of $1679 to The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (caarpr.org) since 6/19/20! We've also donated a total of $330 to Brave Space Alliance (bravespacealliance.org) since 9/13/20 thanks to our Black Trans Lives Matter masks!

2. After much consideration, we are putting a pause on mask production due to an extreme increase in business at our alterations shop in Chicago. If things slow down, we'll repost our listings.

3. Here’s what we’ve been doing to keep you and your items safe!
~~ Wearing masks while working on your items
~~ Washing hands and using hand sanitizer in-between projects and as needed
~~ Daily temperature checks of employees
~~ Everyone who works at the shop has been vaccinated and boosted!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 8, 2022

1/8/22- We're back! A few updates:
1. Thanks to your purchases of our Black Lives Matter masks, we've donated a total of $1679 to The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (caarpr.org) since 6/19/20! We've also donated a total of $330 to Brave Space Alliance (bravespacealliance.org) since 9/13/20 thanks to our Black Trans Lives Matter masks!

2. After much consideration, we are putting a pause on mask production due to an extreme increase in business at our alterations shop in Chicago. If things slow down, we'll repost our listings.

3. Here’s what we’ve been doing to keep you and your items safe!
~~ Wearing masks while working on your items
~~ Washing hands and using hand sanitizer in-between projects and as needed
~~ Daily temperature checks of employees
~~ Everyone who works at the shop has been vaccinated and boosted!

Items

988 Sales
 
Korrigan Burton

Contact shop owner

Korrigan Burton

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(241)
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  • Knight on Nov 11, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love this mask!!! I had to cut the ties shorted because they were getting in the way but I'd rather them be too long and have to adjust than too short! I wear this mask a couple times a week and it stands up to handwashing with no color fade or wearing out the fabric.

  • Asher on Nov 9, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a very good mask! Helps a lot and gives me euphoria every time I wear it. Incredibly comfortable too!

  • Richard on Nov 8, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    super cute, unfortunately there were a few loose threads on the seam down the middle, but nothing i couldnt snip off. otherwise the embroidery is perfect and the fabric designs are so cute!

  • Em on Nov 4, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love these so much! And shipping was seamless

  • Em on Nov 4, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love these! Was replenishing my previous stock of the same masks (after about two years of wear and tear) and they still hold true! I've gotten lots of compliments on these, both the old and the new, and I love them a lot!

  • hiringparanoia on Oct 4, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    They were so friendly and helpful while helping me figure out if I needed a custom size, and really patient. The mask I got ended up fitting perfect, and it glows in the dark, and has my pronouns. Truly, what else could I ask for?

  • RiverAshe on Sep 17, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    The fit and quality of this mask are awesome! it's perfectly fit to my face and very comfortable. the bendable nose strip fell out during shipping and I couldn't get it back in, but the mask is so well fitted that I don't even need it.

  • Quinn on Sep 1, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Very soft. The colors won’t match exactly what you see in the pictures but it’s still a really nice pattern! Thoroughly happy with my purchase!

  • Crow on Aug 27, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is the second mask I've ordered from this shop cause I wore holes in the nose piece of the first one. It's good quality and fits wonderfully
    And the black cat and pumpkins design is adorable and perfect with Halloween coming up. And the pronouns at eye level help me be gendered correctly more often.

  • Rae on Nov 1, 2021

    4 out of 5 stars

About UncommonClosetLLC

Sales 988
On Etsy since 2018

We Tailor for EVERYbody!

As I feel many queer stories and businesses start, this business started from frustration at a lack of accepting tailor shops and variety of clothing sizes. Summer of 2017, I was trying to find my partner (a trans woman) dresses that fit her and we couldn't find anything that made her feel good. I was working at a tailor shop at the time and didn't feel comfortable bringing her there to get her clothes altered (they were nice, but not accepting or body positive). I knew that for my happiness and hers I needed to make a space that would be not just safe for queer and plus sized people, but over the top friendly and welcoming. I opened Uncommon Closet that October in a little artist loft that wasn't much bigger than my sewing machine and a cutting table.

We've expanded through the past few years: gaining employees, opening a storefront, partnering with Sharpe Suiting to provide custom made suits for people of all genders, shapes, and sizes, and expanding our Etsy store. And we plan to keep expanding: new locations and opening a "one stop shop" salon with a tailor, hairdresser/barber, nail tech, massage therapist, and more.

I started the Etsy shop because I wanted to make fun tie dye t-shirts that show off the many different LGBTQ+ pride flags. Now we've expanded into the mask making business, which has been an absolute whirlwind! I LOVE that we've been able to support the BLM movement with our line fundraising masks. I hated that I couldn't be out there protesting with my comrades, but being able to make these masks and donate to causes that directly help better the lives of BIPOC in Chicago.

Shop members

  • Korri Burton (They/Them)

    Owner, Customer Service, Shipper

    Cat parent, owner of the business, dyer of t-shirts, manages the customer service side of Etsy, fitting witch, clothing scientist, dad humor and puns 24/7.

  • Greta (She/Her)

    Shipper, Maker, Designer

    Mom of twins, suit specialist, clothing witch, baking witch, dislikes puns, and chronic pen thief.

  • Julia (She/Her)

    Maker, Designer

    Cat mom, fitted mask expert, bridal master, pants witch, sweater mender, no chill ever.

  • Caryn (She/Her)

    Maker, Shop Mom

    Mom of many people (both biological and otherwise), the voice of reason when all of us are being extra AF, expert fabric huntress, definitely not a Karen TM.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 8, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Can I request a tie dye pattern?

Please feel free to let us know if you'd prefer a spiral design vs. a stripes design! However, since all of our shirts are pre-made, we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Do you refund shipping overages?

We refund all shipping overages that are over $1.

My stainless steel nose wire is starting to poke through the inside of my mask. What can I do?

As we learn more about making these masks and the longevity of them, we are updating how we make them. We've started reinforcing the fabric on masks that have stainless steel nose wires so that they will last longer. Unfortunately, we can't do anything for your current mask. If your wire is poking out, please send us a photo and we'll give you a discount code for a new mask! The message must be sent from the account you ordered with and it must be a photo of one of our masks.

My elastic loops have stretched out. What can I do?

Your elastic loops will eventually start to stretch out especially if you wear the same mask frequently.

We have started to include silicone adjusters with all of our masks! If you'd like to purchase another mask, we'll include a set for each previously purchased mask for free!

Things you can do to shorten the elastic:

~We do not recommend trying to tie knots into the loops.~

~You take the mask to someone with a sewing machine and they can either open up the sides a little to stick the elastic in further or sew a tuck into the elastic. If they're sewing a tuck in the elastic, make sure it's sewn to the mask and not just the elastic (doing this will damage the elastic and be uncomfortable on your ears).

My ear loops are too big. What can I do?

We have started to include silicone adjusters with all of our masks! If you'd like to purchase another mask, we'll include a set for each previously purchased mask for free!


Otherwise you have a couple options:

~We do not recommend trying to tie knots into the loops.~

~You take the mask to someone with a sewing machine and they can either open up the sides a little to stick the elastic in further or sew a tuck into the elastic. If they're sewing a tuck in the elastic, make sure it's sewn to the mask and not just the elastic (doing this will damage the elastic and be uncomfortable on your ears).

~You can purchase a button band or a silicone ear saver strap.

Do you have different sizes of masks?

Because there is such a variety of face sizes and shapes and because everyone likes their mask to fit differently, we have decided to only list one size. However, we can make masks to any measurement you'd like. This is easiest with pleated masks, but can also be done for our fitted masks. The best way to go about ordering a different size is to message us first. If you have a mask you love the fit of, send us those measurements (preferably in inches). If you don't have a mask that fits you yet, we can work with you to get the measurements we need to make your perfect mask.

Custom sizing on pleated masks has no extra charge. Custom sizing on fitted masks will be $3 for the first mask and no extra charge for any subsequent masks.

Can I get shorter/longer loops or ties on my mask?

Yes! Please just let us know how long you want them to be in the "Personalization" or "Note to Seller" box!

My item has been marked as delivered, but it wasn't delivered. What can I do?

We are not responsible for packages once they've been delivered to USPS. Please check with USPS or your neighbors. If you are concerned about packages being stolen, please let us know so we can add a signature requirement for an extra charge.