SimkaSol

- Etsy Featured Seller - wanderer . drifter . vagabond

Massachusetts, United States · 15454 Sales

SimkaSol

- Etsy Featured Seller - wanderer . drifter . vagabond

Massachusetts, United States 15454 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   For the Wanderers, Drifters, Vagabonds...
Simka Sol® is a hand illustrated, hand printed, small batch, one woman, American made apparel line operating in Massachusetts.

Sara (Simcha) drifted away from conventional manufacturing to house the designing, printing and sewing all under one roof. Using an eco-conscious printing process married with natural and organic, cruelty free textiles, she strives to create a more sustainable, truly handmade product.

Thank you all for the tremendous support!


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Please read Simka Sol's store policies before purchasing.
I know you probably don't want to, but Etsy says you should:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimkaSol/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav


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Simka Sol® is a registered trademark.
All designs and photos 2009-2016 ©Sara Charles Simka Sol® / Bark Decor™ All Rights Reserved. Reproduction rights do not transfer with sale of items.
Use of photos/designs without permission/licensing is not allowed, please contact us with questions/inquiries.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 9, 2016

For the Wanderers, Drifters, Vagabonds...
Simka Sol® is a hand illustrated, hand printed, small batch, one woman, American made apparel line operating in Massachusetts.

Sara (Simcha) drifted away from conventional manufacturing to house the designing, printing and sewing all under one roof. Using an eco-conscious printing process married with natural and organic, cruelty free textiles, she strives to create a more sustainable, truly handmade product.

Thank you all for the tremendous support!


////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Please read Simka Sol's store policies before purchasing.
I know you probably don't want to, but Etsy says you should:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimkaSol/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav


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Simka Sol® is a registered trademark.
All designs and photos 2009-2016 ©Sara Charles Simka Sol® / Bark Decor™ All Rights Reserved. Reproduction rights do not transfer with sale of items.
Use of photos/designs without permission/licensing is not allowed, please contact us with questions/inquiries.

Sara Charles

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Last stretch of summer, then into fall.
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About

wanderer . drifter . vagabond

Simka Sol® is a hand illustrated, hand printed, handmade apparel line operating out of Sara's home studio in Massachusetts.

Sara drifted away from conventional manufacturing to house the designing, printing and sewing all under one roof. Using ecofriendly inks and sun exposed screens she strives to create a more sustainable, truly handmade product.


• So just how are you eco-conscious?
Since learning how to screen print I've modified the process and made it my own by exposing my screens in the daytime sun, which eliminates the need for uv exposure units and electricity. This process which is so dependent on the environment has helped me slow down in a fast paced "now" world, take a deep breath and appreciate what nature gives us as natural tools.

I also print using only eco-friendly water based inks, which contain NO harmful VOC's, PVC or any other harmful toxic substances, making them safe for environment as well as the user. We are looking into solar options for 2015!

Old fabric scraps and misprinted towels are used for cleanup in the shop, cutting down on paper towel waste.

• Tell us about the fabric!
I am excited to announce that I offer USA milled fabrics as well as certified imported organic blends, harvested and manufactured under strict environmental and Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production guidelines. Our organic offerings are fully certified by IMO, Control Union, OCIA, NOP or Ecocer and and dyed with low impact, fiber reactive dyes. Imported organic blends are manufactured in mills where workers operate in a well maintained, healthy and safe environment; they are well trained for their jobs; they are treated with respect; they are paid fairly and are provided with health insurance, sick and maternity leave benefit. No child labor is used.

Majority of our fabrics are milled in the USA and are noted as to which on product pages. We order our fabric in large quantities to reduce our shipping footprint and in order to offer a continual and consistent product. Our t-shirt blanks are USA sweatshop free American Apparel which are made in downtown LA.
All of our handmade garments are sewn 10 feet from where they are hand printed in my studio.

Every item in the shop is handmade in my home studio, from the initial idea, to the finished product. Each item's process is completed by my hands and each product is special and unique.


All designs and photos ©Sara Charles/Simka Sol®
Reproduction rights do not transfer with sale of items.
Simka Sol® is a registered trademark.

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  • Sara Charles

    Owner, Designer, Principal, Illustrator, Screen Printer

    Hello, I'm Sara Charles. I design and create what is SImka Sol™, I'm also an animal lover, trained graphic designer and member of this fabulous universe. My desktop reads "Make It Happen" and everyday I try to make something happen.

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Last updated on May 5, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

We work hard to source the softest fabrics for our sewn pieces and use USA made American Apparel for our pre-sewn blanks.

The Majority of our sizing runs towards the smaller side but we do offer accurate size charts for all of our items, check out the last photo in item galleries.

Please be aware that some items are sized differently than others so be sure to check size charts especially if your ordering multiple items, you could be a small in a tank but a medium in leggings.

As always, please email with any questions :)

Care instructions

All of our items can be machine washed and dried.

Please wash on cold or warm inside out, and machine dry on low or medium.

Items can always be hand washed and dried if desired.

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we do not accommodate custom requests.

How long till I receive my order?

Generally processing time varies depending on item, please check each listings shipping & policies section for more information.

Most items (tanks, t-shirts, leggings) are processed in 3-5 days
Dresses and Gowns can have an upwards of 2 week processing time

DOMESTIC:

First Class: 3-5 business days (estimated)
Priority: 2-3 business days (estimated)


INTERNATIONAL:
First Class International 2-5 weeks
Please allow up to 5 weeks for your package to arrive.

Some areas may take longer depending on customs. Also please know what your country's import restrictions are from the US and understand that we are NOT responsible for any customs fees, duty fees, or applicable taxes on international purchases you might incur.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders ship neatly folded in a clear cello bag and recycled/recycle-able kraft mailer.

If you're purchasing an items as a gift, and would like to send along a note please feel free to type the desired message in the Notes to Seller field during checkout. Also let us know if you would like the invoice left out of the packaging.

Any questions please feel free to ask :)

Does Sara really hand make each item?

Yes, she really does.

Every pull of the screen, cut of the scissors and hum of the sewing machine is all completed by Sara herself. Because these items are handmade and hand printed, small inconsistencies in printing and printing texture is part of the natural process and are not flaws but rather beautiful unique touches to each individual garment.

You can read more about her and Simka Sol here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SimkaSol#about

Wholesale availability

Yes, Simka Sol™ offers Wholesale to approved stores.

Please contact us for a current price list and wholesale terms: thesimkasol@gmail.com