VespertineCA

Modern Classics, Vintage Inspo: Womens Clothing XS-XXXL

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VespertineCA

Modern Classics, Vintage Inspo: Womens Clothing XS-XXXL

Toronto, Canada | 547 Sales

Announcement    VESPERTINE: Vintage-inspired modern classics in sizes XS-XXXL. Join the mailing list to hear about upcoming sales, giveaways and events: http://eepurl.com/F1uVT

Vespertine is unique, providing women in their prime with figure-flattering designs in structured fabrics that give them a polished, pulled-together look- sustainably.

www.vespertine.ca

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2020

VESPERTINE: Vintage-inspired modern classics in sizes XS-XXXL. Join the mailing list to hear about upcoming sales, giveaways and events: http://eepurl.com/F1uVT

Vespertine is unique, providing women in their prime with figure-flattering designs in structured fabrics that give them a polished, pulled-together look- sustainably.

www.vespertine.ca

Friend & Follow on FB: https://www.facebook.com/VespertineCanada
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VespertineCA
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/VespertineCA
Instagram: http://instagram.com/vespertine_ca

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    About VespertineCA

    Sales 547
    On Etsy since 2009

    This is Vespertine: Sustainable Fashion, Refined

    DESIGN STUDIO + STORE NOW OPEN!
    1839 Davenport Rd, Unit 101
    Toronto, ON M6N 1B8

    My design process begins with inspiration- from a song, a newly discovered locale, another artist, a fabric, a contour of the body, or a feeling that something is missing from my own wardrobe. I create my patterns mainly through draping, and sew many muslins, up to 10 or 12, to perfect the fit.

    Everything is created by me in-house from start to finish, with the exception of a few pieces that require specialty machinery during finishing. I get outside help with buttonholes, pressing, specialty seaming & leather application from skilled local artists who have the equipment and expertise.

    My philosophy is that good design is created mindfully within the context of the bigger picture: how our actions as women and as consumers impact our lives, the lives of others and the planet. My vision is to support the transitions taking place in women’s lives as they embrace change, and their shift toward making more sustainable choices.

    In 2012, I was named as one of Canada’s top 15 Eco Designers in ECOHOLIC BODY, the new book by author and blogger Adria Vasil. I also became a member of Fashion Takes Action, a not-for-profit organization which connects with both consumers and industry professionals to educate, inform and assist them in making sustainable choices.

    Seeing a growing gap in ladies fashion, and feeling the need to reflect my re-direction in aesthetics and philosophy, I retired my first label Device and launched Vespertine in the fall of 2013. Vespertine is unique, providing women in their prime with figure-flattering designs in structured fabrics that give them a polished, pulled-together look- sustainably. The contemporary ladies wear line is produced in Toronto, Canada and is available in sizes 2-16 or XS-XXXL.

    Vespertine's signature style is inspired by the many incarnations of the modern woman: conscious, effortless, and always, beautiful.

    Shop members

    • Melanie

      Owner

      Recovering daydreamer and secret-keeper. As a teenager people would stop me to ask where I'd got my outfit, and I could never admit to being the designer! I suppose I finally got over my shyness.

    • Mara

      Studio Director Of Snuggles & Security

      Mara is my 2.5 yr old rescue dog, who can be found by my side at my studio + store. I depend on Mara to let me know when someone comes to visit, accompany me on shipping drops, and keep the good vibes going strong with plenty of snuggles.

    Production partners

    • Gail

      Toronto, ON

      I've known Gail since 2005, when I was still in school. I apprenticed with a patternmaker who recommended her. Gail offers buttonholes and sewing services. She is highly experienced, a former employee of a large contracter, now in her own shop.

    • Margaret

      Toronto, ON

      I met Margaret when I walked by her storefront in 2007- she is my neighbour! Margaret specializes in sewing knits and is a former employee of a large manufacturer. She now works solo doing alterations and small run sewing production.

    • Paul

      Toronto, ON

      Paul is an expert at working with luxury materials. He designs and manufactures his own line of fine ladies coats in cashmere and leather. His studio has a walking foot machine for leathers and a special pressing iron, among other fine equipment.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on August 24, 2019
    Welcome to VESPERTINE on Etsy!

    Vespertine was launched in the fall of 2013. With its credo “sustainable fashion, refined,” this new label is unique in providing women in their prime with figure-flattering designs in structured fabrics that give them a polished, pulled-together look. The contemporary ladies wear line is produced by me in my Toronto, Canada studio.

    Vespertine's signature style is inspired by the many incarnations of the modern woman: conscious, effortless, and always, beautiful. My philosophy is that good design is created mindfully within the context of the bigger picture: how our actions as women and as consumers impact our lives, the lives of others and the planet. My vision is to support the transitions taking place in women’s lives as they embrace change, and their shift toward making more sustainable choices.

    With nearly 12 years of industry experience under my belt, you can expect of high level of quality in the fit, construction and finishing of my garments. You can also feel good about your purchase from Vespertine, knowing that I am committed to sustainable practices to minimize negative impacts at all levels of business. For more about what makes Vespertine sustainable, read the Additional Information in my Policies section.

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    • Other Method
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
    I don't accept cancellations
    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
    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)
    Returns and exchange details
    Each item is made with the utmost care and is subject to much scrutiny and testing. However, in the event that the item you ordered isn't quite what you expected, please get in touch. I respond to all messages within 1-2 business days.

    > Any exchange or return must be discussed in advance by sending me a convo with the details within 7 days of receipt of your delivery.

    > In-stock and made-to-order items in standard sizing can be exchanged for any item or items of your choice. Any difference in cost will be invoiced or refunded accordingly. Availability of specific items is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.

    > In case of a shipping error by Vespertine, both the purchase price and shipping cost will be refunded, and I will also reimburse the cost of return shipping upon receipt of the the item.

    > If you are returning or exchanging an item, please ensure it packaged and sealed with the proper care and protection to the address provided. The cost of shipping on an exchange or return is the responsibility of the buyer, and the original shipping cost will not be refunded.

    > Items sent to Vespertine for exchange or return must be in 100% new condition (ie. not worn or washed). We recommend sending the package via a trackable service with insurance, as lost packages cannot be exchanged or refunded.

    > Returns will be issued via your original payment method.

    > Please note that custom orders are final sale, and do not qualify for exchange or return.
    Payment
    > All items are listed in Canadian Dollars. I accept payment via PayPal, Direct Checkout, Bank Transfer or Money Order. Orders are processed and shipped only after payment has been received.

    > To redeem a coupon: enter your coupon code in the designated field during the checkout process. Detailed instructions on how to redeem coupons can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/350
    Shipping
    Vesperine ships domestically and internationally from Toronto, Canada. In-stock orders are sent out within 1-3 business days, and custom or made-to-order items take about 1-2 weeks on average. If you have a specific date you need the item by, message me first and I'll do what I can to accommodate your request.

    > CANADA: Shipments within Canada are sent via Canada Post Expedited Service, with tracking and insurance included. Delivery takes 5-7 business days on average.

    > USA: Shipments to the USA are sent via Canada Post AirMail Service, which includes insurance but NOT tracking. Delivery takes 6-14 business days on average.

    > EVERYWHERE ELSE: International shipments are sent via Canada Post AirMail, which includes insurance but not tracking. Delivery times vary, and can take anywhere from 2-10 weeks depending on the location. Please message me if you'd like shipping info specific to your address.

    > CUSTOMS: All orders are sent with the necessary paperwork required for customs, and the full value of the order is declared in Canadian Dollars. Please note that any customs charges which may apply are the responsibility of the buyer.

    > Want it faster? Shipping can be upgraded for faster delivery or for tracking upon request at an additional charge- convo me for details.

    > Want your order delivered to another address? Absolutely- send me a message during or after checkout. Items purchased as gifts can be personalized with a small card at no additional charge.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    SIZING
    Vespertine sizing is based on the following body measurements: Bust (the circumference around the widest area of the bust), Waist (circumference of the smallest part of your waist, where the measuring tape will naturally settle), and Hips (circumference of the widest part of your hips and rear). I work in inches.

    Size Chart:
    2/XS: Bust 33" Waist 26" Hips 36"
    4/S: Bust 35" Waist 28" Hips 38"
    6/M: Bust 37" Waist 30" Hips 40"
    8/L: Bust 39" Waist 32" Hips 42"
    10/XL: Bust 41" Waist 34" Hips 44"
    12/XXL: Bust 43" Waist 36" Hips 46"
    14/XXL: Bust 45" Waist 38" Hips 48"
    16/XXXL:Bust 47" Waist 40" Hips 50"

    To take your measurements accurately, wear snug clothing and stand in front of a mirror. The tape should stay parallel to the floor, and float over the body without pulling- too much tension will squeeze the body and cause errors.

    No measuring tape? Here's a great tip: use a length of string, ribbon or cord instead. Mark off your circumference where the ends meet, then remove the string and measure between markings with a ruler.

    If you don't see your size listed on the chart, or if you are unsure which size is best for you, please convo me and I'll be happy to advise. Depending on the item, I may be able to do a custom size- be sure to include your measurements, and any any special considerations (eg. height).


    WHAT EXACTLY IS SUSTAINABILITY, AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO FASHION?
    Sustainability is the capacity to endure. For us humans, it is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, achieved by creating systems which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmental and social responsibility. Sustainable fashion describes designs that are created and produced with consideration to the environmental and social impact they will have throughout their creation and life span. Those considerations include waste reduction, recycling, textile sourcing, labour practices and quality control.


    WHAT MAKES VESPERTINE SUSTAINABLE?
    Vespertine is sustainable fashion, refined. I'm proud to:
    > Produce all items in Toronto, Canada
    > Use only eco-friendly fabrics, including GOTS-certified organic cotton, modal and bolt ends
    > Choose FSC-certified and/or recycled paper products for printing & packaging
    > Package orders in biodegradable protective clear bags made from plants, a plastic alternative
    > Reduce waste and increase recycling during sample making, patternmaking and cutting
    > Make products built to last through many seasons
    > Be an advocate for sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Vespertine is a proud member of Fashion Takes Action, a not for profit organization that connects with both consumers and industry professionals to educate, inform and assist them in making sustainable choices


    DO YOU OFFER OTHER COLOURS?
    If you like an item but wish it came in another colour, convo me and I may be able to accommodate you with a custom order. Please be aware that individual computer screens may display colours slightly differently.


    DO YOU TAKE CUSTOM ORDERS?
    I'm always interested in hearing your requests for custom orders! Whether it is a variation of an existing item in the shop, a custom size or a completely custom design, please convo me to discuss.


    ARE THESE GARMENTS MACHINE WASHABLE?
    All items come labelled with washing and care instructions. Most non-wool pieces are either machine or hand washable and should be hung or laid flat to dry. Dryers will shorten the life of any garment. I highly recommend a phosphate-free laundry soap. Eco-friendly laundering is a powerful (and easy) way you can "green" your wardrobe. See below for more information.


    HOW DO I USE COUPON CODES?
    Enter your coupon code in the designated field during the checkout process. Detailed instructions on how to redeem coupons can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/350


    WHOLESALE
    Some items in my shop are available for wholesale. You can view more of my work here: www.vespertine.ca. For more information, you can contact me through Etsy or at info [!at] vespertine.ca