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Saremy Duffy

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Chicken Boots?

My daughter calls our boots our 'chicken boots' since that is what we do our chores in and we all agreed that we needed something separate to wear while visiting our chickens so we didn't track sawdust in the house.

I have had a great career -and even a long one for my age- in the garment industry but after mentoring a wonderful program at a local high school I became interested in designing for myself. In the state of California, though, there is an antiquated law on the books preventing one from making clothes at their home and then selling them. So I opted for non-wearables and took my love of knitting as inspiration!

Now I spend every day listening to audiobooks while I sew the hours away, and the nights puzzling out sewing issues. I slip in fabric shopping, notions shopping, marketing, and designing every spare minute! I love the engineering side of design and excel at pattern making and sewing.

It isn't easy but I know this life sure looks ideal. My husband is supportive enough to let me get this going and hopefully, with a little moderation, planning and a pinch of cleverness, maybe Chicken Boots will employ others! That's my goal.

It goes without saying that I am busy.

But my most important goal is to always keep my line made in the U.S. and preach the benefits of this to anyone who will listen. If we want jobs, we have to be willing to pay for things made here, in the U.S. I am all about a bargain but paying $15 for jeans is not a solution to our problems. We have to slowly get used to paying fair wages for good products. But enough of my platform.

Thanks for stopping by and I am so glad you did!

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  • Saremy Duffy

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I really like function! It's a strange word but I base just about everything I make on this one thing. That and color! I was trained in the fashion industry, crossed over to the outdoor/technical industry and ended up here. And I am so happy I did.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2013
Welcome! Well-sewn and highly functional accessories for the seamster, knitter, crocheter, or needle worker of any sort as well as fun stuff for any individual looking for color in their life!

My number one commitment is to making everything in the United States. I am VERY committed to keeping my line domestically produced for many reasons. My designs bear this in mind: highly functional, not a lot of extra bells and whistles, high quality, affordable to produce, long lasting, and colorful.

***If you see an item in the shop but want it in one of the other fabrics show, please just ask! Chances are I have one or will within a very short amount of time.

I am also committed to supporting your local yarn store!
You can find Chicken Boots at these yarn stores:


Knitterly, #1 Fourth St, Petaluma 707-762-9276
Bluebird Yarn, 328A Pine St, Sausalito 415-331-9276
Yarn, 418 Second St, in Old Town Eureka, 707-443-9276

A Good Yarn, Inc., 7418 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34231

Jimmy Beans Wool, 1312 Capital Blvd. #103, Reno 775-827-9276

Soft Horizons, 412 E 13th Ave, Eugene 541-343-0651

Tangled Web, 7709 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118

Please support these independently owned yarn stores and if you live near one, please purchase Chicken Boots from one of them rather than etsy- it actually helps me and them tons!

My Ravelry name is saremy.

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Please support these independently owned yarn stores and if you live near one, please purchase Chicken Boots from one of them rather than etsy- it actually helps me and them tons!

If you want to be on my mailing list, please convo me. I send a few newsletters a year. My Ravelry name is saremy.

Wholesale is available on all offerings. Wholesale is half the retail price and a minimum $300-$500 order. Wholesale is not available on sale items. I reserve the right to put items on sale that have not been re-orderd by a store within six months.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I am happy to exchange an item but please let me know within a few days of receiving the item and contact me first before returning for an exchange. There may be other limitations to an exchange so contact me first- thank you!
All custom work is prepaid, thanks.
I always refund excess shipping charges if more than $1.

I ship all orders except Needle (Mini-Knitters and Long Needle Cases) and Notions Cases via Priority Mail in the US. Needle and Notions Cases ship via First Class in the US.

To all other countries, I ship First Class Mail.

If you prefer something different, please feel free to convo me and I will be happy to oblige. Thanks.