alorasafari

Alora Safari, Children's Custom & Couture Formal Wear

Georgetown, Kentucky | 3200 Sales

alorasafari

Alora Safari, Children's Custom & Couture Formal Wear

Georgetown, Kentucky 3200 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (610)
Amanda Folz

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Announcement    Our current turnaround/stitching time is 6-8 weeks right now. Welcome to Alora Safari, a Luxury fashion brand specializing in custom and couture formal wear for special occasions and events. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @alorasafari for special offers and more design photos.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 24, 2017

Our current turnaround/stitching time is 6-8 weeks right now. Welcome to Alora Safari, a Luxury fashion brand specializing in custom and couture formal wear for special occasions and events. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @alorasafari for special offers and more design photos.

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Near Lexington KY? See our FB page for details!
Gerard Butler with Den if Thieves TV daughter, actress Madelyn Lazar wearing Alora Safari on the red carpet
Thank you amazing clients for over 12 thousand followers in Instagram!
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About

Making a Difference, One Dress at a Time

A letter from USA Children's Designer, Amanda Folz

Thank you for your interest in Alora Safari Designs! I am a preacher’s wife and the mother to three handsome, very busy little boys. We live in the beautiful state of Kentucky. I love being a mommy to three boys, they are my joy, my heartbeat, my inspiration, and they keep me motivated to work hard, pursue my passions, and never give up. I’m 31 years old, and I started my business in 2011, but we branded as Alora Safari Co. in 2013, and has been growing rapidly ever since. Today we serve pageant queens, celebrities, and little princesses all around the world! I have made over 3000 dresses in the last 5 years by myself, at times it is overwhelming, but I love my job, this is what I was created to do. By far my favorite part of designing is the joy my dresses bring to my clients. I love it when moms tell me that they cried when they open up their Alora Safari package because they were overjoyed when they saw the magical handcrafted gown made especially for their daughter. It is just the best feeling in the world, to make someone feel extra special.

I named our brand Alora Safari, which is a phrase from the heart of Africa that means “My Dream Journey.” Alora Safari was not only created to represent the pursuit of my dreams, it was also created to help inspire others to dream big too. To me, Alora Safari asks the question, "what is your dream journey, who do you want to become, what will your life declare to the world, what will you live for, what is your alora safari?" My favorite saying is that we are all created on purpose, with purpose, for a purpose. I believe you will find your purpose when your passions collide with your convictions, talents, dreams, and joys. For me, my alora safari isn’t just about making pretty dresses. Fashion design is my talent and it brings me joy, but it is not my conviction. Fashion isn’t the injustice that boils my blood and ignites a fire in my soul... So you might ask, What does boil my blood? What convicts my soul and breaks my heart? The 108,000 children living in foster care and the 200 million orphans in the world, and the exploitation that can come to these children as a result of their vulnerability. So for me, my purpose is to use my business and position in the fashion industry to positively impact these things that deeply convict my heart. Alora Safari has allowed me to adopt two children, and has given me many opportunities to talk about orphan care, adoption, and child advocacy.

in 2018 we began our orphan care initiative in partnership with Promise Kids a Future INC. and the Noah's Ark Orphanage in Busia, Uganda, Through this partnership, we are committed to providing a monthly child sponsorship with every dress sold through our website. I believe that we can all make a difference in our world if we live with purpose. Fashion design is where my passions, convictions, talents, dreams, and joys have collided to give me purpose, and my prayer is that God will help me make this world a better place, one dress at a time.
Dream boldly, pursue your Alora Safari.
xo- USA Children's Designer Amanda Folz

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    I invite you to explore my designs and fall in love with my vision for this small company. It is my dream to use this business as a resource to help others in need while offering top quality, high society, couture, innovative designs to my clients.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2018
Policies
Welcome to Alora Safari Co. We look forward to designing and sewing for you!
hours: we are open all the time for your shopping pleasure, however, we try to answer messages etc. during weekday business hours from 9am-5pm. thank you for your patience as it may require a few days to reply to your messages.

Shop Policies
Please note the following to avoid legal ramifications:

Photographs:
All professional photographs are copyrighted by the Photographers and are the property of Alora Safari Co. Do not copy/print/publish photographs for personal or commercial use without permission from Alora Safari Co.

Designs:
All designs are handcrafted by Amanda Folz and are the intellectual property of Alora Safari Co. Please respect the designer by not duplicating any of the designs for commercial sale.


Our Property:
Do Not copy Alora Safari Logo, Avatar, Banner, Web Design, etc. Graphic designs and logos are the property of Alora Safari Co.

Thank You for respecting the property of Alora Safari Co.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 7 days of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
*Returns*
My goal is to make you as a customer happy. I do not normally accept returns, but if you are completely dissatisfied with your order, please contact me and we will work something out before leaving negative feedback. No refunds on custom orders.
~Please Read the Item Descriptions Fully and Carefully to insure you are getting what you expect.
~IF FOR ANY REASON YOU NEED TO RETURN AN ITEM the customer is responsible for the shipping expenses. No refunds will be given for damaged or worn items.

**order cancellations and refunds may take a week + to issue, thank you for your patients
Payment
Alora Safari accepts payment by credit card or PayPal at this time. All payments are securely processed through Etsy Inc.

**Please note that refunds and order cancellations can take up to 20 days to fully process.
Shipping
All of our items ship safely and securely in a box or padded envelope through USPS, FedEx, or DHL Express.

PLEASE NOTE: Our current turnaround time is 6-8 weeks from purchase date. Each item is handmade in the USA by the designer.

Rush orders may be available upon request for an additional fee.

Shipping expenses are automatically calculated at checkout.

Express shipping is available for an additional charge, please message us to upgrade before you place your order.

We do offer international delivery. Please enter a phone number at checkout for international customs. Alora Safari is not responsible for any duties, tariffs, or taxes due upon the arrival of a package in another country. It is the responsibility to pay all taxes owed to customs in a receiving country.
Additional policies and FAQs
SIZE CHART
(for chest circumference measure around child's chest with her arms raised,
and for dress length measure from armpit to the floor).

newborn, 14" chest x 15" dress length
0-3M, 16.5" chest x 15" dress length
3-6M, 17" chest x 16" dress length
9M, 17.5" chest x 17" dress length
12M, 18" chest x 18" dress length
18M, 18.5" chest x 20" dress length
24M,19" chest x 22" dress length
2T, 19.5" chest x 24" dress length
3T, 21"chest x 25" dress length
4T, 22" chest x 27" dress length
5T, 23" chest x 30" dress length
6T, 24" chest x 33" dress length
7/8, 26" chest x 36" dress length
9/10, 28" chest x 40" dress length

*Larger sizes (Children’s Sizes/Girls Sizes/ Junior Sizes are available only when specified in a listing. Most dresses are not available in larger sizes above 5/6T, however skirt & top sets and custom skirt & top designs are always available in larger sizes).

WARNING:
*CAUTION! Potential choking hazards. Most products contain small parts, loose ribbons and fabrics. Wear garments and accessories under adult supervision only.

ALL PHOTOS AND LOGOS ARE PROPERTY OF ALORA SAFARI CO.
Thank you for not using my images for your purposes.

Thank You for shopping with us!

More information

Last updated on Oct 27, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

All of our designs are Handmade by the designer in the USA. Yes, we can customize the color and style of the Gown you have selected or create you something custom for special events. Please send us a message to inquire about customization

Sizing details

Yes, you can send measurements for a perfect fit. We would just need her chest circumference measurement, and a dress length measurement from under her arm all the way to the floor or desired length. If you are ordering a dress with sleeves, you can measure the inseam of her arm from armpit to wrist for sleeve length

Turnaround time and shipping

Our current turnaround time is noted in our shop announcement section. Our average turnaround time is six to eight weeks, but this can vary depending on the season between 4 and 10 weeks. Please remember that each dress is Handmade by the designer in the USA, and when we have 20 - 40 dress orders a month the turnaround time is affected.