fairlyworn

fairly worn clothing and accessories

Lucerne, Switzerland · 624 Sales

fairlyworn

fairly worn clothing and accessories

Lucerne, Switzerland 624 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(230)
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Valerie

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Announcement   hello and thanks for stopping by! ****I am on vacation till August 1st. my store remains open, but items purchased during this time will be shipped on August 2nd. thanks for your understanding!****

the items you find in my shop are hand-made by me, mostly from recycled or fairly produced materials - old bed linen, vintage clothing, used blankets, old kantha quilts and hill tribe textiles - in short, anything used I come across and fall in love with. thus "fairlyworn". all items are a hundred percent hand-made by me and one-of-a-kind! in addition, you can find a variety of old kantha quilts in my store as well as some vintage items that I believe to go well with fairlyworn's style.

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Last updated on Jul 23, 2016

hello and thanks for stopping by! ****I am on vacation till August 1st. my store remains open, but items purchased during this time will be shipped on August 2nd. thanks for your understanding!****

the items you find in my shop are hand-made by me, mostly from recycled or fairly produced materials - old bed linen, vintage clothing, used blankets, old kantha quilts and hill tribe textiles - in short, anything used I come across and fall in love with. thus "fairlyworn". all items are a hundred percent hand-made by me and one-of-a-kind! in addition, you can find a variety of old kantha quilts in my store as well as some vintage items that I believe to go well with fairlyworn's style.

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5 out of 5 stars
(230)
georgianas

georgianas on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are even nicer than expected. Look forward to using them.

reglindis

reglindis on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Le Kantha est magnifique ! Je suis ravie ! L'envoi est soigné. Le Kantha sentait bon le propre. Il était bien emballé et le paquet contenait une carte postale avec quelques mots à la main. Cet envoi personnalisé est très agréable. Sans compter la qualité de la couverture. je recommande ce vendeur et ses produits.

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Back from our vacation in Tel-Aviv! I visited my favorite place in the world and eternal source of inspiration - the Jaffa flea market. Got some lovely tribal textiles, too!

About

inspire me, fabric!

I was born and raised in Switzerland, where, in elementary school, I had my first sewing lessons. I did like creating things then, and as a girl, I dreamt of becoming an interior designer or something similar.

however, life took me quite a different way - at the age of seventeen I left home to study in different parts of the world - Wales, Geneva, Jerusalem, Sydney - without much time for sewing or being creative. I learned other languages and took an interest in conflict resolution and peace studies. but somewhere at the back of my mind, there always was this obsessive fascination with fabrics, their colors, their textures, their smells... especially exotic ones. after settling down in Tel-Aviv, having two kids (and by now a third) and not really finding myself in the professional world, I decided to give my fabric passion a chance. I took classes in pattern-making and sewing techniques and opened my etsy store, fairlyworn.

my main inspiration is the actual piece of fabric I work with. the fabric is my point of departure. I feel that I am still in an "exploratory" stage of creating clothing and accessories, and that very often, the things I make are far from perfect. but I love discovering new fabrics, new techniques for creating my things, and every now and then getting a positive feedback from someone who actually loved something I made. I have started to accumulate heaps of different fabrics, having a hard time resisting any interesting looking textiles!

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Last updated on April 10, 2016
hello and thanks for stopping by!

the items you find at my shop are mostly made of recycled or fairly produced materials - old bed linen, vintage clothing, used blankets, old kantha quilts and embroidered pieces - in short, anything used I come across and fall in love with. thus "fairyworn".

"fairly worn" not only implies that my creations are "old", but it also means that I value fair production terms and use environmentally friendly and socially responsible materials and methods to create all my items. if I use new fabrics, I make an effort to buy and use only fairly produced textiles.

I am inspired by fabrics from all around the globe, some bought at markets, some discovered on etsy, some given to me by friends. if you share my enthusiasm for creative apparel, "old stuff" and environmentally and socially responsible consumption, please be my guest at fairlyworn!

If you like an item in my shop, but it is not in your size or favourite colour, you can ask me about a custom made version. I don't always have more of the same fabric, but I do usually have something similar. feel free to inquire!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and major credit cards, due at checkout. cancellations are accepted if made before the item is shipped.

please note that internationally shipped items may incur additional duties and taxes, which customers will have to pay themselves. I cannot take responsibility for these fees. for my european customers - Switzerland is unfortunately NOT part of the EU! therefore, you will have to pay duties / VAT according to your country's customs regulations. however, usually there is a certain threshold up to which imports are free.
Shipping
I ship items from Switzerland by Swiss Post. there are three shipping options outlined below - at checkout, you can choose any of these from the drop-down menu. as shipping is very expensive from Switzerland, and I am trying to keep the shipping costs as low as possible, I offer economy shipping without tracking. I have had inquiries / complaints in the past from customers who chose economy shipping not realising that they would not be able to track their package - please be aware of this! if it is important for you to have tracking and insurance, please choose shipping option number 3!

1) standard (economy) shipping: cheapest option, without tracking and insurance. parcels take on average two to three weeks to reach non-european destinations, and about one week to reach countries within europe. however, there have been cases where delivery took up to a month. unfortunately, there is no tracking available for this type of shipping if the package weighs less than 2kg.

2) priority shipping without tracking: delivery time usually within three to seven business days to any destination. please note that this option does not include tracking or insurance.

3) priority shipping with tracking: delivery time usually within three to seven business days to any destination, this option includes tracking as well as insurance.

if your package weighs more than 2kg and less than 5kg (which is usually only the case if you buy a heavy quilt or two quilts, for example), I ship economy with tracking. if you would like an upgrade to priority shipping, please convo me, as I may need to add this manually. depending on the destination, this will cost between another $6 to $31.

I refund shipping cost if it exceeds the actual cost by more than $2.

I cannot take responsibility for items lost or damaged during shipping. if you would like to insure your purchase, please choose priority shipping WITH tracking. if your package weighs over 2kg and shipping is $58 or more, it will automatically be insured.

items are shipped within one to three days, unless stated otherwise in my shop announcement. if you are in a hurry to receive your package, let me know and I will do my best to ship as soon as possible!

combined shipping:
in the etsy system, it is quite difficult to predict the cost of shipping for more than one item / combined orders. often, customers end up paying excess shipping fees, which I always refund. however, sometimes it happens that customers are charged too little. in this case, I reserve myself the right to ask you to cover the additional shipping cost, or to cancel your order, if you don't feel like paying additional fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do want you to be happy with your purchase, so items may be returned within 14 days of delivery. you will get a full refund if the item is undamaged, however, I cannot refund you for shipping, and you will have to cover your own shipping costs to send the item back. If you are unhappy with the quality of your item, please let me know. I will always issue refunds and exchange items regardless of date of purchase, if it is due to problems with the quality of an item.
Additional policies and FAQs
all the vintage fabrics I use are pre-washed. if you purchase a dyed item or one made of ethnic fabric, please hand-wash it separately in lukewarm water and do not let it soak for a long time. do not wash dangles and leather handles. if an item needs special treatment, I will state so in the item's description.