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Last updated on Jul 10, 2022

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Emily Edwards

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Emily Edwards


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About BuffaloBettyTrading

Sales 1,412
On Etsy since 2012

Small Batch Hand-Dyed Garments and Goods

Through Buffalo Betty Trading Co., I craft one-of-kind hand-dyed garments and home goods, using methods I learned in college, as well as new techniques I discover through research and experimentation. I love having the ability to make something that delights others. Whether it is a striking kimono or a shibori dyed tea towel for your home, you can rest assured that it is 100% hand-dyed by me, and the only one like it. I mix the dye colors I use by hand, so reproduction is nearly impossible.

I was born a maker to a family of makers. It was my grandmother who really nurtured my love of textiles and fiber art when she taught me how to sew buttons when I was only 4 years old. I became immediately obsessed and used the contents of her spare button tin to adorn everything I could find. Through the years I would pick up new fiber interests such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, and sewing.

With sewing, I felt like I had truly found my artistic medium. In middle school and high school, I would pick up garments at the flea market or thrift stores to take apart and re-design. This love of design and apparel followed me through college where I enjoyed a new dimension of fiber art and textiles. I took courses where I learned (proper) sewing skills and garment construction. I was immersed in the study of form and function.

It was my weaving professor who introduced me to dyeing and shibori techniques. I had tie-dyed and used bleach to reverse dye so many times before when I was upcycling my wardrobe. But this was different. These techniques allowed me to create beautiful AND functional art pieces as well as an opportunity to utilize my obsession with color theory.

Today I still use the skills and design principles I learned in school to create unique pieces for Buffalo Betty Trading Co. For 2021, and into the future, I want to focus my energy on being as environmentally conscious as I possibly can. I want to select garments and accessories blanks that are ethically made from sustainable materials. In addition to this initiative, I am looking to make the switch to eco-friendly packaging and dye processes.

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  • Emily Edwards


    Every piece I create is one-of-a-kind and hand-dyed in my tiny home studio in the Appalachian Mountains. I am forever enchanted by color stories found in nature and draw much of my inspiration from them. Buffalo Betty Trading Co. was founded in 2015.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hi! I am Emily, the artist, and owner of Buffalo Betty Trading Co. I want you to adore everything that comes from me, so please reach out to me with any questions via Etsy messenger.

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Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


We accept payments through Etsy Direct Checkout or Paypal, but you can use all major credit/debit cards or use funds from your bank account. E-Checks (Paypal payments deducted directly from a bank account) take a number of days to clear (3-14 business days), so please plan accordingly if you need immediate shipping.


I typically ship ready-made items within 48 hours of receiving your order. Please keep in mind that there have been numerous shipping delays from mail and parcel carriers due to COVID-19 and unforeseen weather conditions.

Most orders will be shipped USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail depending on the weight.

I can't guarantee which service I will utilize for Free Shipping orders despite what you request in the checkout. I will choose the most economical option unless you and I have discussed it beforehand.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email from Etsy as well as a tracking number. I DO NOT guarantee any delivery time once your package has been received by the carrier.

Packages may be left on doorsteps or insecure locations, as the delivery person sees fit. Unfortunately, I have no control over this unless you request and pay for signature confirmation. Shipping items to a work address may be a better idea. I cannot refund shipping charges for unclaimed packages or returns.


I am so excited to be able to ship my work outside of the U.S.A. However, you need to know that your country is likely going to charge you extra fees for customs, VAT, duties, and handling which could equal or even exceed the cost of your order. There is no way for me to pay this in advance, or even calculate it accurately for every country that I am shipping to.

If you have an order shipped to yourself, your local postal system will notify you when it arrives, and you will be responsible for paying these fees yourself within a reasonable amount of time. If you have an order shipped as a gift to someone else, then they will be responsible for these fees. PLEASE make sure this person knows to expect the package and is willing to pay these additional fees, as I cannot legally mark a package as a "gift" on customs forms.

If the package is not picked up and customs and fees paid for, then it will be returned to me in about 8 weeks. The actual cost of shipping I had to pay to send your order to you (USD $22.80 minimum) will be deducted from any refunds associated with unclaimed packages, so this could be costly to you if you don't collect your package.

International orders ship First Class or Priority Mail, based on weight and size.

Additional policies and FAQs


No, due to the one-of-a-kind handmade nature of my work, I’m currently not accepting wholesale orders.


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We only use customer information to fulfill orders. Your personal information (name and address) as provided to me by Etsy will only be used by me as needed to provide my services. I may use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests (i.e. taxes) (b) enforce my agreements, terms, and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers or others. If and when required, we will communicate with you about your order status using the Etsy “convo” platform.
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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Due to my unpredictable schedule, I do not offer custom orders or wholesale items.