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Conscious Boutique

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consciousboutique

Conscious Boutique

10 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Aug 19, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

This is AWESOME! It's very well made, and it looks like all the materials were newly selected for its creation. I love it, and it's already come in handy. Thank you for all the great work you do!

Anonymous on Aug 19, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

I love love love this!!! It's incredibly well made. Very fast shipping- loved the eco packaging too. I will definitely be back! Thanks a million!

Anonymous on Aug 8, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

This is a great little pouch. Excellent quality, masculine enough for my husband and trendy enough for me! I got it for my husband and I to hold our camera. We love it! Thank you!!

Anonymous on Aug 5, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this transaction! The seller offered to make this book for me with a different bird picture, but alas he did not have the bird I was hoping for. No worries, I love the little ibis just the same. The book is just the cutest little thing, and the mailing package!? Did you make that out of fused plastic bags? And sew it on the sewing machine? Holy cats! I took out the staples ever so carefully so that I may use it again for one of my future packages. So glad we found you for a sneak attack, what a GREAT shop and GREAT product!

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 2, 2011
I like to make stuff.

Check out boozhoundlabs.com for a select history of the stuff I have made. In the last few years I become frustrated by the cost of making the audio components that I really love. It takes a substantial investement in parts to be able to try something new. As a result, I haven't been making things as much as I would like to.

I'm also really into being green and learning about how what we do impacts the planet. Combining this with my love for designing and making things turned into a challenge to come up with ideas for ways to create products made from materials that would otherwise be thrown away.

You know how they talk about "eating low on the food chain"? When you purchase something from Conscious Boutique, you will be "shopping late in the lifecycle" - meaning that the majority of the materials in use will be closer to being thrown away than to being brand new.

I hope you enjoy browing this shop as much as I have enjoyed designing and making the things in it.

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Payment
I accept paypal. If you would like to pay for something in another way (check, cash, barter) please contact me and we'll work something out.
Shipping
I ship every day. Your order will be shipped as soon as I can get to the post office or print out a shipping label.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and we'll work something out. Returns are no problem.
Additional policies and FAQs
Here is the deal with using recycled vinyl from billboards.

It is cheaper and more versatile for advertisers to print a design on a big vinyl tarp and stretch that tarpover a billboard frame than to paint of paper a billboard like they did in the old days. Sadly this new process is very bad for the environment. I would feel terrible buying this stuff brand new, but the material itself is quite neat.

The vinyl fabric is super heavy 16oz vinyl with a polyester weave inside that makes it very durable and waterproof.

The bags are sewn using nylon binding tape on all seams for extra durability. The strap is made of second hand seatbelt webbing. I buy the webbing as ends and scraps, so it's not technically upcycled, but it is "late in the lifecycle" anyway.

Because the material for each bag is cut from a different part of a billboard, and I haven't yet gotten 2 of the same billboard, the pattern on every bag is totally unique.

These bags are all unlined and can be easily washed. I recommend hand washing with light dish soap if needed.

PVC Vinyl like this is not easily recycled into new usable materials, and it's production creates hazardous chemicals including Dioxin. Brand new Vinyl outgasses harmful chemicals, but this Vinyl has been outdoors for months, so it is stable. Using second hand Vinyl instead of new Vinyl avoids the downsides to this material, and keeps it out of landfills.

More info on PVC Vinyl:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvinyl_chloride