ClareBare

Clare Bare

Hudson, New York
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Announcement    Clare Bare pieces are hand made with love by our small team between our Los Angeles, CA and Hudson, NY studios. Due to the hand made/hand dyed nature of our production, each order takes time to be created.

Our current turnaround time is 2-4 weeks

Thank you!
Clare

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Last updated on May 13, 2022

Clare Bare pieces are hand made with love by our small team between our Los Angeles, CA and Hudson, NY studios. Due to the hand made/hand dyed nature of our production, each order takes time to be created.

Our current turnaround time is 2-4 weeks

Thank you!
Clare

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About ClareBare

Sales 2,885
On Etsy since 2006

Clare Bare

WHO WE ARE

Clare Bare is a sustainable lingerie brand that started as an idea in the printmaking department at Parsons School of Design 2006 and grew organically over the years. All pieces are hand made with love by our small team between our Los Angeles, CA and Hudson, NY studios. Starting with a blank canvas, Clare Bare transforms raw materials into unique textiles using organic dyes and printing techniques. We use upcycled vintage and sustainable materials to create one of a kind and limited edition styles. Our pieces are designed to accentuate your assets in a natural way, using time-honored techniques yet fashion-forward silhouettes.

WHAT WE DO

Rather than adhering to the market calendar, we design pieces whenever inspiration strikes. Most often styles are inspired by the fabric itself, textures and colors found in a peculiar setting, and the occasional muse. This may be the opposite of the standard design process, but as a creative person I've always looked to the medium as the message.

WHY WE DO IT

The designs range everywhere in between fashion and function, and embody a fun and flirty spirit. We design styles for every mood and setting. Sexuality is complex- we should not feel the need to be defined by one thing or another. We are always aiming to be "both" in every aspect- hard/soft, masculine/feminine, light/dark, sophisticated/naive, etc. Lingerie is a medium for experimentation, play, and empowerment.

HOW WE MAKE IT

-FABRICS-
Most of our styles are made from upcycled vintage fabrics in limited editions. I mostly source these fabrics on trips to the desert where all the good stuff hasn't already been picked through. I look mostly look for cotton prints from the 60's & 70's, but also look for stretch fabrics in the vintage lingerie section, and silk scarves with beautiful prints. There is so much joy that comes from finding a few yards of something really special! I truly believe that repurposing materials that already exist in the world is the most sustainable way to bring anything new into being.
We are lucky enough to have a local supplier and manufacturer for our eco friendly fabrics. We used Bamboo Jersey for years, but have recently switched to Lenzing Modal for our jersey pieces. The production process is more sustainable and the fabric is more durable and long lasting, while still biodegradable. Modal is a cellulose fiber made from reconstituted cellulose from beech trees that multiply by "rejuvenation" which means that the trees propagate by themselves. No artificial irrigation or planting is required, thus beechwood forests are a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. We are aiming to start using Tencel, but are still on the hunt for the perfect blend. 
We also use silk, satin, organic cotton, and remnant fabrics that are sourced locally. We plan to evolve with the fashion industry as innovations in sustainability are made.  

-ELASTICS & HARDWARE-
Our strap materials are mostly new and purchased from our local supplier. Occasionally we use remnant elastics from larger manufacturer orders, or deadstock vintage elastic and hardware in special colors.

-DYES-
Besides black and off white, all colors are hand dyed. We use the following organic dyes: Brazilian Logwood (purples, blacks) Indian Lac (pinks, reds) Caribbean Plants (teals, blues) Osage Orange (yellows.) Indian Lac is sourced from the excrement of the Cochineal insect rather than using the actual insect itself, but we can provide a synthetic alternative for vegan customers who would prefer us not to use this dye.

Shop members

  • Clare Herron

    Owner, Designer

    Hi, I'm Clare! Chances are I'm the one who cuts, dyes, sews, and packs your order. I'm mostly a one-woman-show, but I also have assistants and local contractors that hire for assistance with production.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2022
CONTACT INFO

If you have any questions regarding an order or a general business inquiry, you can contact us at clare [!at] clarebare.com or message us on Etsy.

Clare or an assistant will be in touch with you within 2 business days.

PRODUCTION & TURNAROUND

Clare Bare pieces are hand made with love by our small team between our Los Angeles, CA and Hudson, NY studios. Due to the hand made/hand dyed nature of our production, each order takes time to be created.

Our current turnaround time is approximately 2-4 weeks. Ready to ship styles will be added to the shop soon.


SOCIAL MEDIA

You can find us on
INSTAGRAM / TIKTOK @clarebare.studio
PINTEREST / TWITTER @clarebarestudio

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

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

Payment

We accept all major credit cards and Paypal.

Shipping

SHIPPING

U.S. ORDERS are shipped USPS First Class Mail (3-5 business days), USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days), or USPS Priority Express (1-2 business days) - you can choose your option at checkout. These options are priced according to weight and current USPS Flat Rate pricing. Please note that express shipping is not the same as a rush fee. You can purchase a 1, 3, or 5 day rush fee for expedited production in our upgrades section.

You will receive a shipping confirmation via Etsy when your shipping label is purchased. We do all of our shipments in bulk, so please allow an additional 2-3 days for us to print labels, tag your garments, pack your order, and deliver it to the post office.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS are shipped USPS First Class Mail (7-21 business days), Priority Mail (6-10 business days), or USPS Priority Express (3-5 business days) - you can choose your option at checkout. These options are priced according to current USPS pricing. Please note that express shipping is not the same as a rush fee. You can purchase a 1, 3, or 5 day rush fee for expedited production in our upgrades section. You will receive a shipping confirmation via Shopify when your shipping label is purchased.

We do all of our shipments in bulk, so please allow an additional 2-3 days for us to print labels, tag your garments, pack your order, and deliver it to the post office. All shipping times are approximate, and occasionally take longer to pass through customs.

*Please note that there have been some cases of significant delays with First Class Mail throughout the past year. For peace of mind, we recommend selecting Priority Mail as your shipping method since these ship quickly with more accurate and detailed tracking. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages or custom fees for international packages.

Additional policies and FAQs

If you are interested in a wholesale order, feel free to contact me: clare [!at] clarebare.com