Acanthus Apparel

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2019

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Alyssa and Joshua Bowers

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Alyssa and Joshua Bowers


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About acanthusapparel

Sales 2,201
On Etsy since 2008

Acanthus Apparel

Acanthus started as a hobby when we were dating and now we are married and Acanthus has grown with us.

Here's how it works... After we come up with ideas we each have our roles. Joshua draws all of the Acanthus designs and turns them into screens. Alyssa orders all of the blanks, screen prints and is in charge off the marketing and online sales. It's worked out pretty well for the last 7 years.

Over the years we have sold Acanthus in many locations, starting off in a high end boutique doing designer t-shirts and then simplifying things for tattoo conventions. We've also sold apparel at Von Maur in Des Moines, several artist run boutiques and tattoo studios around the country.

Currently we don't have enough time for wholesale or consignment so we focus on stocking up Etsy, Alyssa's store Vitae Design Collective and our booth at tattoo conventions.

Shop members

  • Joshua and Alyssa Bowers

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Marketing

    Joshua is a tattooer at Iron Heart Tattoo and a tattoo machine builder, Alyssa is the co-owner of an artist run boutique called Vitae Design Collective,

Shop policies

Last updated on July 6, 2015
Welcome to the Acanthus Etsy store! All of our products are designed in small batches and because of this everything will be slightly different.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please contact us if you are not satisfied with your product. We will gladly provide a refund or exchange for any unworn items in original condition, domestic only and less shipping charges. Credits or replacement items will not be sent until we receive the item to be returned. We need to be notified of returns or exchanges before you return the item and need to receive items within 14 days of original payment. No returns and exchanges on custom orders.
All items will be shipped within 3 to 5 business days unless a change is specified in my shop announcements. We will contact the buyer for custom orders and arrange shipping.

I ship most items USPS first class. Larger items are usually upgraded to priority mail at no additional charge. All packages shipped in the US will have a tracking number.

If you need to upgrade your shipping or add a signature confirmation then please message me before you purchase so I can add these items at an additional cost.

If you live in Des Moines and want to pick up your order then use coupon code LOCAL to get shipping deducted from your order. I will message you to arrange pickup.