Elhoffer Design: Geek Bound Clothing

Los Angeles, California On Etsy since 2011

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Elhoffer Design: Geek Bound Clothing

Los Angeles, California | 1,558 Sales

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2019

***All Product has been moved to our webstore: ElhofferDesign.com***

We will no longer post product on Etsy. We also do not check etsy often so don't DM us here, contact us via our contact page on our website!


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    Catherine Elhoffer

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    Catherine Elhoffer


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    About elhofferdesign

    Sales 1,558
    On Etsy since 2011

    I guess this is where I talk about myself...

    Elhoffer Design was formed into an official company in 2016, though I'd been sewing and making pieces for friends, work, and myself for over a decade. I had been fired from my job as a designer for a licensed geek fashion company, was being blocked from getting a job at any of their competitors, and decided enough was enough. There's so very little available to women in the geek fashion world, as the Junior's market is catered to and big companies feel that juniors = women. It does not.

    So, with the mission in mind to design and create pieces that women can wear in the workplace, out in the real world, and of course at cons, without getting eye rolls or knowing, patronizing looks from others, but can still stand out to fellow geeks who want to connect, I decided to form a company. We are small (just me), but we are growing.

    I started by hand making all my orders. I've been sewing for over 15 years, and had recently learned how to sew spandex/stretch fabrics. I decided to start there. And then, when my Galactic Scavenger dress had way too many orders to be able to make in a few weeks, I reached out to a Los Angeles-based factory. I then started taking many of my handmade pieces to this factory, as I knew what I was creating wasn't insane or hard to make, just different and using textiles that the fashion world stayed away from due to price (I love nice fabrics, and nice fabrics tend to cost more money).

    Then I expanded even further into sweaters/knit, which took a lot of research on my end to find a great Los Angeles-based factory that was willing to work with my strange designs and odd requests (like gauntlet-style thumbholes). And I found what I was looking for with my sweater maker!

    I now offer many pieces for Pre-Order, which allows me to get the funds raised for the production costs while letting customers lock in their order so they don't see a 'sold out' option for their size. My pre-orders also help me determine which sizes to order! I almost always order extra product when it's up for pre-order, so there can be a small amount of stock on hand once it arrives in my studio. But it sells fast, and I don't always reorder product (due to colors no longer being available, timelines not working out, or not a huge demand for it).

    I am not taking handmade orders any longer, as I just don't have time between running this shop daily and developing new product. If you want to message me to inquire about a handmade piece to see if I'm going to get it produced with my factory, I always love to know if there's demand for a product. And I'm always on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, so any of those channels you can message or comment on too! :D

    I hope you like what you see! I take great pride in what I design and make. <3

    - Catherine

    Shop members

    • Catherine

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      Catherine founded Elhoffer Design and runs the day to day operations. She hope to elevate the geek fashion world with her work, including putting pockets in when possible and designing for a grown woman with curves and subtly.

    Production partners

    • Apparel Factory

      Los Angeles, CA

      To help make product more affordable for fangirls everywhere, ElhofferDesign teamed up with a local factory with great employees and ethical working conditions to get small runs of her pieces created!

    Shop policies

    Last updated on January 30, 2017
    Hi! I take great pride in my designs and work and strive to make the best possible pieces for my clients! Please message me with any questions you may have and I'll respond as quickly as possible! :)

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    Custom made and sample handmade pieces have a zero return policy.
    Payments accepted via pay pal or credit card or direct check out
    I recommend that you purchase insurance on shipping, as USPS only offers $50 standard insurance on all shipped items. Please let me know if you are interested in purchasing insurance, as I can not be held responsible if an item is lost, stolen or damaged.
    Additional policies and FAQs
    I am not responsible for customs fees for international sales, but I am happy to ship to other countries!

    I also do not include insurance on shipping, so be sure to message me if you are interested in insurance on your order.