catfritsch

...clothes your body will love to wear

Arcadia, Indiana On Etsy since 2009

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catfritsch

...clothes your body will love to wear

Arcadia, Indiana | 3,847 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to the home of Rue Violet! My turnaround is usually 1-2 days.

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS** Shipping is haywire. Packages are in limbo, taking up to and over a month to get there. I have switched to Pirate Ship for full door to door tracking, so hopefully the situation improves, but just be aware!!

All of these items are made in and shipped from Arcadia, Indiana. Items are typically wrapped in pink tissue with a fun sticker, and packed in a white Tyvek envelope or black compostable envelope for First Class shipping.

**I have removed the XS size option from most of the listings, especially the garter belts. If you have ordered an XS in the past and it fit, and want to order an XS again, just ask me.

Questions about size? I'll help you find the perfect fit. See the shop banner and the last image on the listings for the size chart.

Announcement

Last updated on May 20, 2020

Welcome to the home of Rue Violet! My turnaround is usually 1-2 days.

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS** Shipping is haywire. Packages are in limbo, taking up to and over a month to get there. I have switched to Pirate Ship for full door to door tracking, so hopefully the situation improves, but just be aware!!

All of these items are made in and shipped from Arcadia, Indiana. Items are typically wrapped in pink tissue with a fun sticker, and packed in a white Tyvek envelope or black compostable envelope for First Class shipping.

**I have removed the XS size option from most of the listings, especially the garter belts. If you have ordered an XS in the past and it fit, and want to order an XS again, just ask me.

Questions about size? I'll help you find the perfect fit. See the shop banner and the last image on the listings for the size chart.

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About catfritsch

Sales 3,847
On Etsy since 2009

Costumes to Lingerie!

I spent 14 years working in professional theatres, mostly in the Midwest. I worked primarily as a draper (pattern maker), and for several years also as a floor supervisor...helping to create a smooth workflow in what can be a crazy paced environment. I had been trained in costume design, so did some of that for other organizations as well.

After getting more than a little burned out, I applied for and received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from our Arts Council, and experimented with fashion design. This gave me the courage to leave my theatre job and become an entrepreneur in 2007.

I mostly earn a living by working with other small businesses to help them create their products. This involves pattern making, sample making, product analysis and a lot of paperwork...but I love it. My own brand is a way for me to exercise my own creativity and design skills, which is why I created Sweet Revenge (now rebranded to Rue Violet) in 2010.

I'm still learning and developing the brand, and if nothing else it is a really great learning experience...

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Shop members

  • Cathy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    With a background in costume design and technology, I had a 14 year career in professional theatre. I now make a living creating patterns and samples, and doing product development for other small businesses.

  • Moo

    Assistant

    Moo is not involved in the manufacturing (he's stuck at home), but he's in charge of Etsy sales when I am not available. He also supervises the crock pot while I am at work. I figure it's the least he can do.

  • Steve

    Assistant

    Steve also works from home. He play tests supply boxes, and is in charge of breaking down shipping materials for recycling. He also assists with social media.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2018
Welcome! Rue Violet is about great products made with care, and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. I feel like apparel and lingerie should make you happy!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We hope you love your order, but if for some reason you would like to return or exchange something, let us know how we can help find you a great fit!

Items which are returnable (see exceptions below) should be returned within 30 days of receipt of the package, so please open it promptly. Items must be returned in their original unworn condition, with tags/packaging intact if applicable. Shipping and gift wrap will not be refunded.

NON RETURNABLE ITEMS

Panties
Thongs
Hosiery
Custom fit or made to order items may be alterable or able to be exchanged for a better size; please contact us.

RETURNS

Please contact us before you return so that we can refund you as quickly as possible, on receipt of your item. Items may be out of stock or not available in your color or size if you wait too long. Shipping is not refundable.

EXCHANGES

Please contact us via Etsy Conversation, then return the item you are exchanging. Place a separate order for the replacement item and we will refund you for the original when we receive the return.

RETURN ADDRESS

Rue Violet
Mercurious Designs
113 E Main St
PO Box 367
Arcadia, IN 46030

info(at)rueviolet.com

**Please get tracking information for your return, just in case!**

PLEASE NOTE: items purchased through third party re-sellers will not be accepted as returns or exchanges.
Payment
I accept only pre-paid orders through Etsy/Paypal. Any wholesale inquiries should be made directly through the seller.
Shipping
I ship USPS First Class, and it is packed within two days of the order, unless it is a fully custom order. I can't fully track First Class International orders, only Priority. However, if you have a specific date you need it by, it may be wise to use Fedex, UPS or DHL, depending on your location. At the very least, consider paying a little extra for insurance. Ask me! We'll figure out the best option.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am open to wholesale orders. Please contact me for pricing information. There are no animals or smokers at the studio. :-)
Privacy
As a small business working through Etsy, I can view the contact information that you provide (Etsy buyer name, ship to name, mailing address). I use this information in order to ship your product to you, or to contact you if I need further information regarding your order.

All contacts are made via Etsy convos, unless for some reason I cannot reach you that way. My second choice would be to request a direct email from Etsy (they generally don't share those with sellers, anymore). I do not use your contact information or mailing address for anything further, period. I don't collect it anywhere other than on Etsy (actually Etsy collects it for me), and frankly I don't have the time to devise devious plots to do...well, anything.

I know this is a little flip, but the bald truth is that I just make, pack and ship your orders. Please see Etsy's privacy notice for further info.

More information

Last updated on Sep 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I make almost everything to order, so in many cases I can make a color or fabric that is not listed in that specific listing. Depends what I have in my fabric stock at any given time. Just ask!

Sizing details

I have a size chart, but please also feel free to include your measurements with your order. More info always helps.

http://rueviolet.com/wp-content/uploads/size-chart-2018.jpg

Care instructions

Almost every item lists the care/content in the description and on a label with the item. The sleep masks do not have care/content labels. They are machine or hand wash cold, air dry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I ship every order with colored tissue and fun stickers. The shipping envelope is usually a plain white Tyvek envelope, unless it is in Priority packaging. I can add a gift card with a special message if you like!

Wholesale availability

I do offer some items at wholesale, please contact me for details.