AraStarApparel

Artisan | Organic | Made-to-Order in the USA

Cannon Beach, Oregon 2631 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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AraStarApparel

Artisan | Organic | Made-to-Order in the USA

Cannon Beach, Oregon | 2631 Sales

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Note from shop owner ☆ Hello! I'm currently on sabbatical. ☆
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☆ ?QUESTIONS? ☆
If you have questions about an order, please send me an Etsy Message.
For all other inquiries, please use the Contact page at AraStarApparel.com.

☆ You AraStar! ☆

Blessings & Stardust ☆,
♡ Jen

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 2, 2018

☆ Hello! I'm currently on sabbatical. ☆
To browse my designs, sign up for my newsletter, and find out when I reopen, visit
AraStarApparel.com.

☆ ?QUESTIONS? ☆
If you have questions about an order, please send me an Etsy Message.
For all other inquiries, please use the Contact page at AraStarApparel.com.

☆ You AraStar! ☆

Blessings & Stardust ☆,
♡ Jen

Jen Jenuine

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Jen Jenuine

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About AraStarApparel

Sales 2,631
On Etsy since 2011

☆ Step into Stardust ☆

I founded AraStar on the idea that You ARE A STAR. Seriously. Every living thing is a miracle wearing stardust, and the world will be a better place if we treat it that way. I want AraStar Apparel to remind others of the magic and interconnectedness of life in the cosmos, helping to bring an attitude of gratitude and creative awareness into everyday life.

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. ― Carl Sagan
"You are something the whole universe is doing, in the same way that a wave is something the whole ocean is doing." ― Alan W. Watts

In my home studio, I expertly handcraft artisan apparel from earth-conscious organic materials (and a whole lotta stardust!). My unique fits and fabrics are great for yoga, dance, casual wear or festive flare. I imbue love, gratitude, and respect into each piece of AraStar Apparel trusting that the prayers stitched into these goods will ripple outward to share blessings with all! Seriously.

I proudly practice “Slow Fashion” and each piece is made-to-order for optimal fit and durability. I am committed to nature stewardship in business ~ I incorporate recycled, organic, and sustainable materials into all creations, packaging, and processes. I use low-impact fiber reactive dyes, hemp, organic cotton, organic bamboo, and ecological rayon from waste soy fiber. And I’m currently striving towards Zero Waste, discovering new avenues of recycling and reuse. (If you seek small fabric scraps, please message me!) AraStar also benefits environmental causes monthly ~ thanks to your support, I am driving the change I wish to see in the world.


☆ ORIGINS ☆

AraStar's origin story is intricately intertwined with Yoga. . .

Art and design have always come to me naturally. I learned basic sewing skills from my mother at a young age, and taught myself about construction techniques and pattern designs from books. I excelled in art throughout school, as it was my escape from the mundane challenges of adolescence. As a teen, I struggled with depression and took to thrill-seeking. One day, I was arrested for shoplifting, and everything changed. While the establishment put me into rehabilitation programs, my mother grounded me for two months and gave me the book, "Twenty-Eight Days to Yoga". It radically shifted my worldview and put me on a whole new trajectory to self-discovery and discipline. Since the age of 17, Yoga has been my downbeat, helping me to find a daily pace of growth and freedom. Now, 17 years later, Yoga is integral to my life and work.

Growing up in a low income family, my desire to make clothing always arose from resourcefulness ~ how can i turn what i have into what i want? Yoga has taught me the same discipline applies to life in general. With focused attention, I can use my body, mind, and emotions to create the life experience I most desire.

My highest hope for AraStar Apparel is that it reminds others of something greater... the beauty of life in the cosmos... the stardust and magic we are made from... our ability to sculpt reality & expand awareness for the good of all. May we each remember our creative potential to be the change we wish to see in the world.

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso

I adore all the positive feedback & glamor shots I receive from my customers ~ it drives me forward to continually improve and expand my offerings. Thanks so much for all your love & support!

You can join the AraStar Constellation in the links below. Share your Yoga journey with me on FB & Instagram. Or enter my weekly FB giveaways. You AraStar!

☆ Blessings & Stardust ☆,
♡ Jen Jenuine

Shop members

  • Jenuine

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm an artist, designer, and educator with a passionate love of nature. My artistic mission is to inspire a sense of interconnectedness with the cosmos and all life. I love foraging for wild foods, riding my bike; and for me, anytime is tea time. ;)

  • Jen Friend

    Model

    Jen Friend is a talented artist, dancer, yogini, health coach, and the creatress behind FemmeFeralle.etsy.com and Exaltation.etsy.com. You can often find her performing on stage at Desert Dwellers shows & festivals.

  • Amy Glasser

    Model

    Amy Glasser is a talented aerial arts performer as well as an herbalist, acupuncture student, and the gifted biological illustrator at AmyArtsYou.etsy.com.

  • Gabrielle Watson

    Model

    Gabrielle is an electronic dance music DJ who's been known by the monikers, A Hundred Drums and Nya Beats. She also appears on the YouTube show, The Container Diaries.

  • DJ Ankenbrandt

    Model, Assistant

    Husband. Muse. Model. Seasonal shipping support. Research & design consultant for men's apparel. And my favorite human on the planet! DJ is a Tonic Herbalist, health educator, and the expert behind Cintamani Tonics. www.CintamaniTonics.etsy.com

  • Lindsey Sika

    Model

    Lindsey is a moringa farmer, beekeeper, care giver, Chi Ne Tsang practitioner, as well as the creator & curator at TenderEarthCreations.etsy.com.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2017
AraStar is proud to provide excellent customer service. Check out some of my 5 star reviews!

It's my policy to treat everyone like the star they are. I welcome any constructive feedback you have to help make the AraStar experience even more awesome!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
✶ AraStar Accepts Returns, Exchanges & Cancellations ✶

✫ Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
✫ Returns & Exchanges ~ contact me within: 14 days of delivery
✫ Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

✶ I CANNOT accept returns nor exchanges for:
✫ Customized, custom-sized or personalized items (Customized items are NOT eligible for return nor a refund, but they ARE eligible for alterations).
✫ Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons).

✶ Conditions of Return ✶
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value. Refunds are issued to the original payment method. Original shipping costs are non-refundable.

✶ Questions about your order? ✶
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Payment
I accept PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy Gift Cards. North coast Oregonians can arrange to pick up their items locally and pay in cash or with a credit card.
Shipping
❅ HOLIDAY TIMELINE ❅
Int'l Orders due by...... NOV 27 .......with Priority, DEC 1
USA Orders due by .... DEC 10 ........with Priority, DEC 12
RUSH Orders* due by.... DEC 15 .........with Express, DEC 18
*Additional fees apply to Rush Orders

✸✹✺ Total Turnaround Time ✺✹✸
Processing Time + Ship Time = Total Turnaround Time

✶ Processing Time ✶
Items are Made-to-Order special for you within 1 - 2 WEEKS.

✶ Ship Time ✶
Estimated Ship Time after Processing:
✫ United States: 2-5 business days
✫ Canada: 5-10 business days
✫ Europe: 1-2 weeks
✫ Most International Destinations: 1-2 weeks
*** I cannot guarantee ship time estimates, as I do not control the postal service, the weather, nor the stars.

✶Fastest Turnaround Time = Rush Processing + Priority Shipping ✶
While AraStar is proud to offer "Slow Fashion," you can rush your order to the front of the line with this:

✫ RUSH PROCESSING UPGRADE ✫
For an additional fee, your items can be made ready to ship in 1 - 3 business days: https://www.etsy.com/listing/194010397

✶ International Shipping, Customs & Import Taxes ✶
✫ Buyers may be responsible for customs fees, duty fees, or other import taxes when parcel arrives.
✫ You can help anticipate possible fees by using ImportCalculator.com.
✫ I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
✫ If an international parcel is returned to me marked "not called for" due to a refusal to pay import fees, the buyer may receive a refund for the item, but shipping charges are non-refundable.
✫ All international orders receive a free screen printed patch! ;) <3 <3
✫ Get FREE Worldwide Shipping on any purchase over $200 with coupon code STARSHIPEARTH

✶ Local Oregonian Pick Up ✶
Wanna pick up your order in Cannon Beach? BEFORE you order, please message me and I'll create a custom listing for you that excludes shipping costs. Or we can arrange for you to pick up & pay for your order at the same time.

✶ Insurance
All orders are insured. If a parcel goes missing during transit, I will fully replace it. However, once a parcel is marked "Delivered," I am no longer responsible for it. If you are concerned about your mailbox not being secure, please ask me to send your package with Signature Confirmation to prevent theft.

✶ Reuse & Recycle Your Mailer ✶
AraStar uses only recycled, recyclable, and/or biodegradable mailers. Please open along the perforation so you may reuse your mailer.
Additional policies and FAQs
AraStar Apparel and all works herein are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Privacy
In case of filing an insurance claim for missing or damaged parcels.

More information

Last updated on Nov 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
☆ Turnaround Time ☆

✶ Total Turnaround Time = Processing Time + Ship Time

✶ Current Processing Time (production time) = 1 - 2 Weeks

✶ Shipping Time depends on your location and shipping method. Please see the "Shipping" section of my Policies.

✶ Add Rush Processing & your order can be made-to-ship in 1 - 3 days. https://www.etsy.com/listing/194010397

☆ Custom Orders ☆

I am happy to customize items for you! For subtle changes (like screen print placement) simply add a note to your order.
Add Custom Screen Prints to any item: https://www.etsy.com/listing/157012706.

For big changes or new creations, please send me a Custom Order Request. I charge a pattern creation fee + time & materials fees.

☆ Customized items are NOT eligible for return or refund.
But they ARE eligible for alterations. If for any reason it's not as planned, I'll fix it.

☆ Sizing ☆

Each listing contains a size chart with actual body size measurements. For the best fit, please measure yourself and compare to the AraStar size chart.

☆ Custom Sizing ☆
I'm happy to offer most Custom Sizing at no extra cost. If you're in between sizes, simply add your unique measurements in a note with your order. Please note that Custom Sized items are not eligible for return nor refund, but they are eligible for alterations.

If you seek additional XXL Plus sizes, please send me a Custom Order Request. XXL sizes will require extra costs to cover additional fabric or custom pattern creation.

☆ Duties, Taxes, Import Fees ☆

Buyers are responsible for any Customs and Import Taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to Customs.

If a buyer refuses to pay their Customs Fees & the item is returned to me marked "Not Called For," the buyer will NOT receive a refund for shipping charges. If the item was Customized or Custom Sized, the buyer will not receive a refund for the item because Customized items are NOT refundable.

You can help anticipate any fees by using ImportCalculator.com.

☆ Order Status ☆

Curious about your order status? Check your receipt or Purchases section. You'll see Processing Time & Estimated Ship Date. If it's not past your Ship Date, please rest assured ~ your order is in the queue and will be created & shipped on time. If for any reason I cannot ship your order on time, I will message you about it ASAP.

You can also track your packages from your Etsy Purchases section.

☆ Low Impact Dyes ☆

AraStar fabrics are dyed with low-impact fiber-reactive dyes. These dyes are safe, non-toxic, & environmentally friendly. They permanently bond to the fabric, providing excellent color-fastness. No toxic mordants are required in this dye process, only salt & Soda Ash. Natural variations in color can sometimes be seen on certain fabrics. All natural white fabrics are undyed, and some have been lightened with hydrogen peroxide, not chlorine bleach. Most individuals with a small degree of chemical sensitivity can wear organic clothing with fiber-reactive dyes. But undyed fabrics are even safer. If you have sensitivities, please add a note to your order, and I'll thoroughly prewash all your fabrics.

☆ Sustainable Fabrics ☆

At AraStar, I am committed to shrinking the environmental footprint of fashion. I use hemp, wool, certified organic cotton, and sustainably crafted viscose from soy waste fiber & certified organic bamboo (with some minor Elastane Lycra content for stretch). My manufacturers capture 99% of suspended solids from waste waters, and they adhere to Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) Fair Trade practices. I strive toward Zero Waste in all my production processes. I reuse & recycle 100% of waste materials, and I ship in reusable 100% recycled packaging.

For best fabric longevity & resilience, wash these sustainable knits in cold water and hang dry.

☆ Gift Wrapping & Packaging ☆

All orders arrive gift-wrapped in 100% recycled kraft paper (multiple items are wrapped together). If you seek individual wrapping, please message me before ordering.

All mailers are 100% recycled plastic and are reusable, resealable, & recyclable. Please carefully open your mailer along the outer perforation so you can reuse & reseal it.

☆ Wholesale & Bulk Discounts ☆

✶ No Wholesale
I don't currently sell wholesale, as I'm the only creatress here, and I'm not setup for high volume sales. I proudly practice slow fashion and each item is handcrafted-to-order.

✶ Dancers Bulk Discount
If you'd like to purchase 5 - 10 identical items for your dance troupe, I can create a Custom Order that includes a 20% discount. This is like getting 5 items for the price of 4. Fabric colors and standard sizes (S, M, L) may vary, but no other variations or customizations, thanks.

☆ Sales, Coupon Codes, Discounts, Sponsorships, & Giveaways ☆

I always post current coupon codes & sales in my Shop Announcement (top of the page). The best way to find about exclusive sales, discounts, giveaways & more is to join the AraStar Newsletter (goo.gl/sLrYWQ) and follow AraStar Apparel on Facebook & Instagram. Every now & then I sponsor a giveaway or an outstanding member of our constellation. If you are seeking sponsorship, please message me and let me know 1) what you're seeking sponsorship for 2) your outreach metrics & 3) how are you making the world a better place.