AlisaYao

Eco-Conscious Products Made with Rescued Materials

Vancouver, Canada · 109 Sales

AlisaYao

Eco-Conscious Products Made with Rescued Materials

Vancouver, Canada 109 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(17)

Shop owner

Alisa Yao

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Announcement   Thank you for visiting my zero waste store!
Free pick-up in Metro Vancouver - use coupon code VANPICKUP at checkout

For custom orders, requests, and wholesale inquiries, please contact me through Etsy or by email: aymyao [!at] gmail.com

For updates, check out my social media and portfolio:
Twitter: @aymyao
Instagram: @aymyao
Portfolio: www.alisayaoportfolio.wordpress.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 22, 2017

Thank you for visiting my zero waste store!
Free pick-up in Metro Vancouver - use coupon code VANPICKUP at checkout

For custom orders, requests, and wholesale inquiries, please contact me through Etsy or by email: aymyao [!at] gmail.com

For updates, check out my social media and portfolio:
Twitter: @aymyao
Instagram: @aymyao
Portfolio: www.alisayaoportfolio.wordpress.com

Alisa Yao

Contact shop owner

Alisa Yao

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(17)
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Updates

Preparing beeswax wrap orders for shipping tomorrow
These 3 lovely upcycled prints are on their way! The giraffe one is adorable!
This small lunch bag fits into backpacks easily and can also be carried
View all 28 updates

About

Unique products and designs made from rescued materials

I am a 3rd year B.Des. Product Design student and researcher passionate about zero-waste products & closed-loop systems.

In 2016, I have committed myself to a zero-waste lifestyle, so I strive to minimize the waste that I produce at home and in my store. I source my materials from local textile recycling programs as well as fabric store bolt ends. My online store creates no textile waste since everything is used - even the scraps. I hope that by making plastic alternatives such as beeswax cloth wraps more widely available and easily accessible, more people will switch over to this lifestyle.

I also do commissioned pieces. Please don't hesitate if you would like something made for you! To see my complete portfolio, please visit my blog at: https://alisayaoportfolio.wordpress.com

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Shop members

  • Alisa Yao

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I am a full time product design student at the KPU Wilson School of Design. You can often find me in the shop (aka Garage) or the sewing lab after class!

  • Trevor Siemens

    Assistant, Model, Marketer

    Trevor is my partner and my biggest supporter. I would not be able to get as much done without his help. He assists me when supply shopping and doing craft markets. When I need a model for my products, he's my go-to guy.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 16, 2016
Hello and welcome to my Etsy store!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept all forms of payment with the exception of payment through mail (ie. cheques, money orders).

For pickup orders, you can pay on Etsy and use the coupon code VANPICKUP at checkout for free shipping. If you do not have an Etsy account and would like to purchase in person, I can accept credit card payments (or exact change) in person.
Shipping
Shipping prices are only listed for Canada and US. If you are an international buyer and would like to buy a product, please contact me and I can calculate the international rate for you.

INSURANCE / TRACKING
All parcels are insured and will have tracking. For orders over $100, I will request a signature upon delivery (protects against any potential mail theft).

CUSTOM FEES / IMPORT DUTIES
You are responsible for the customs fees and import duties when the package arrive at your country. I don't have control over customs charges and customs delay. If a package is refused due to duty fees and returned back to me, it will be treated as a return (see Refunds and Exchanges section below).

ADDRESS
I will ship to the verified address provided on Etsy (and PayPal if you paid through PayPal). I will contact you to confirm if the address is unverified or if there are discrepancies between the addresses.
Refunds and Exchanges
NOTE: No exchanges or refunds on custom and made-to-order products once shipped. No exceptions.

CANCELLATION:
All orders can be cancelled prior to shipping. Under the circumstance that a custom product is purchased, but no custom details are provided, the order will be cancelled after 3 days and a full refund will be given. For made-to-order items, only a partial refund will be given (minus supplies fees).

RETURNS:
Refunds are available given that the item is in brand new condition and the return is made within 14 days of receiving the product. Refunds will be processed within 7 days after receiving the returned item. Customers are responsible for shipping costs associated with the return.

EXCHANGES
You can exchange an item within 14 days of delivery for a different size or colour. Place a new order from the store with the desired colour/size. This way I can get a replacement item on the way to you as quickly as possible. Once I receive your return, a refund will be processed for the purchase price (minus the shipping) of the returned item.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of my products are made in a smoke-free and pet-free environment.

All packaging will be 100% recycled/reclaimed materials unless otherwise specified.

More information

Last updated on Dec 28, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do You Really Hand Make Everything Yourself?

I am very proud to say, YES! Every item in this shop is made from scratch by myself; I do not outsource to factories or anyone else. You can often see my process photos under "Shop Updates" and on my instagram @aymyao. I am happy to take in-progress photos for you of your items upon request.

How Will The Items Be Shipped?

Shipping fees are based on the weight of the item and its packaging. Due to the large variety of items in my store, I have personally weighed each item and measured its size to give the most accurate shipping price.

All items will be shipped through Canada Post. Parcels are insured and will have tracking. Orders over $100 will require a signature upon delivery.

What is Zero Waste Packaging?

Zero Waste packaging is packaging that consists of one of the following:

1. Repurposed Materials - I strive to reuse packaging as much as possible, so your order may arrive in shoe boxes, food boxes, reused bubble mailers, wallpaper, etc.

2. Recyclable Materials - When I am unable to reuse materials, I strive to make my packaging 100% recycleable - that means no bubble wrap, no plastic tape, no foam packing peanuts, etc.

Let's minimise waste together!

Do you accept custom and personalised orders?

Yes, I do. Please click the "Request Custom Order" button to send me a message with the item details.

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes I do. Please send me a message through Etsy or by emailing me at aymyao@gmail.com