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Announcement    This shop is newly reopened from a long hiatus. Due to a major pause in production and selling, it will be a slow restocking. Please contact me with all inquiries for custom items. I appreciate your understanding. I eagerly anticipate the creation of something special for you.
Here you'll find unique, and energetic works of art. Each is as colorful and exciting as the next. They are all handmade by me, with creative ingenuity and tireless dedication to detail. Let these pieces transform your world. Embrace your style. Keep it warm.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2021

This shop is newly reopened from a long hiatus. Due to a major pause in production and selling, it will be a slow restocking. Please contact me with all inquiries for custom items. I appreciate your understanding. I eagerly anticipate the creation of something special for you.
Here you'll find unique, and energetic works of art. Each is as colorful and exciting as the next. They are all handmade by me, with creative ingenuity and tireless dedication to detail. Let these pieces transform your world. Embrace your style. Keep it warm.

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Sarah Geraci

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Sarah Geraci

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About floridascarf

Sales 147
On Etsy since 2011

Your clothes communicate who you are and where you've been. Accessories can be a wealth of inspiration. inspiration.

This shop will be temporarily closing soon. Due to the pause in production and selling I am having a MAJOR SALE!! Use the coupon code FREE2016 to receive 89% off your entire order!

I opened an Etsy shop, back in 2007, to have some consistency with my sales. In art school they don't teach you how to run a small business. Etsy makes it easy. They afford me the ability to reach out the public and let them know I'm here. It's also wonderful for networking with and supporting other small artists.

I've got two words that describe my workspace:
Organized - It's more organized than you would think. It's something I'm proud of since I work with so many different kinds of fabric and buttons. I get inspired by many things. If I just left them in a pile, I'd never get to what was on the bottom. That thing on the bottom could be the most important ingredient.
Dusty - and that I'm not proud of. I vacuum and wipe everyday. Cutting and sewing frabic creates massive amounts of debris that I find difficult to control. It really urks me in the summer time because I always feel little pieces of thread or fuzz sticking to my face and nose. If I focus too hard I start to get itchy. I want to design a sewing machine with a suction hose, like the dentist has for your mouth while he's working.

When I'm supply shopping my goal is to never go to the same place twice, unless it's really killer. I'm proud of the fact that my creations are one of a kind. If I want to keep it that way I can't just always shop at Joann Fabrics. So I keep charging forward, down the supply path. I'll go anywhere from another Etsy shop (I always check Etsy first) to a thrift store, to a hardware store. Some of the best supplies I've ever gotten have come from the Etsy community. Currently I live in Germany. It has opened up a whole new world of supplies and inspiration.

This might sound funny, but I think my brand is unique because it is me. I'm not bored. I don't have an agenda. I love people. I love life. I love new experiences. I think getting dressed should be fun. You should be comfortable, but you should be proud of who you are and want people to notice you. You wake up everyday and give life an effort. You should be celebrated for that. I hope that shows in the scarves.

I still get really excited about every purchase that comes to my business. I haven't celebrated sale #5000. I take each sale as a personal compliment. I wish each customer were in front of me so I could shake their hand. I put a lot of effort into the production of all the pieces. When a purchase is made I put the same effort into the packaging and shipping. Usually I get on my bike immediately and get it to the post office that day. If a customer would ever have a problem I'd do everything I could to right it, whatever the cost to me.

My work is, basically, inspired by inconsistency. I have trouble with routine. Doing the same things everyday is nearly impossible for me. The only thing I do everyday, twice a day, is brush my teeth. I can't even water the plants everyday or wind the clock. It may be a problem in real life, but not for my business. I like to let myself be inspired by unorthodox things. I'll read a crusty old version of a Lewis Carroll book and then start making scarves that are black and white checkered with light blue accents. I'll watch a bunch of old movies and then be inspired to go out and buy houndstooth. Or I'll move to Germany, get stoked on the European soccer championship and sew some scarves to show my support.

Oh!... and Special Orders. I get inspired by the customer! People have requested all sorts of scarves that I just go nuts with. I loved making a couple of MISFITS inspired hoodies for my friend. Another time I had a kid ask if he could have a geodesic rock inspired hood. I had to do a liitle research for that. I've had special orders for everyone from a German soccer player, to a die-hard Crimson Tide fan, to a working professional in need of a sophisticated, waterproof hood. The list is endless. I love working with customers just as much as working in my own head. The two balance one another quite nicely.

Shop members

  • Sarah C. Geraci

    Owner

    I run things around here. Actually, it's more like "I'm always running around here." Art is energy, and creativity never sleeps. I'm happy to share.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 28, 2015
I applaud your thirst for more Florida Scarf knowledge and thank you for coming to my Policie's Page. I am an artist. I strive to unleash my fullest creative potential on each of my pieces. I want my buyers to love their scarves and hoods just as much as I do. The material in my work is a combination of new and old resources. The origin of a fabric (if applicable) will be stated in the description. I satisfy both those that love vintage and up-cycled clothing, but also those that prefer shiny-new. As previously stated, everything is handmade by me. I even handmake some of the buttons too. Some scarves feature buttons that have been handmade by fellow Etsians. I love "keeping it in the family."

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase a refund will be granted within 7 days. An exchange will be granted within 14 days. I will not give any money back until I get the product back and it passes an inspection. If I cannot resell it, I can not give you your money back. Shipping charges are non refundable. Also, the buyer is responsible for return shipping in a refund/exchange situation. Thank you for your understanding in these matters.
Payment
I accept all forms of payment.
If you are mailing a check or money order I must recieve it within 7 days of the intial transaction. Payment not recieved in a timely fashion will result in a cancellation of the order.
Shipping
I ship regular mail in a padded mailer. Your order will be mailed within 48 hours of purchase. (usually within 24 hours) I ship with tracking. I do not take responsibility for lost mail.
International shipping is billed seperately on a per-case basis. It requires a convo. International shoppers, please do not let this deter you. I am happy to do it, and have some experience under my belt.

If you would like to see a photo of a package go to my blog:
http://floridascarf.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-your-scarf-gets-shipped.html