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gaiaconceptions' Shop Announcement

♥ Thanks so much for supporting eco handmade y'all ♥ Please note our office is closed Friday - Sunday so all CONVOS sent on these days are answered on Monday ♥ Before placing an order please read through our HOW TO ORDER section by clicking


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ABOUT GAIA CONCEPTIONS

All Gaia Conceptions clothing is designed by artist Andrea who uses only certified organic and sustainable fabrics which have inspired simple, timeless, and ethical designs rooted in comfort and multifunction. Each garment is hand cut and sewn based on your size choice for a custom fit (not tailored). Finally each piece is hand dyed using natural plant dyes or fiber reactive low impact dyes. Every item is made at the Gaia House studio from start to finish in beautiful North Carolina.

We offer an extensive range of separates designed to be worn together, layered or apart. The Gaia collection is the perfect juxtaposition -- elegant yet relaxed, sophisticated and rustic, polished yet casual. Each piece compliments the other, yet stands alone in strength and style.

Because all pieces are hand cut, sewn, and dyed please expect variations in each garment. These subtle differences should be celebrated as the mark of a hand made piece created especially for you!

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CONVOS:

It is very important to us that you adore your new Gaia Garment, please chat with us first to clarify any questions and read through our How To Order section before ordering !!! Please receive confirmation about special requests from us via convos before placing an order with special requests. See below in the HOW TO ORDER section for what info can be provided in a comment box without asking us first

Please note that we are closed on Sunday and Monday so any convos sent between Saturday afternoon and Monday night will be responded to on Tuesday mid-morning, EST.

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HOW TO ORDER

1st - select your SIZE and COLOR choice in drop down boxes found with each item. Size Chart and Fit guidance is located in description section of each item. Color Chart is located in last image of most items.

2nd - SLEEVE LENGTH : For our jackets, dresses, and shirts you will need to let us know your sleeve length choice in message to seller box during checkout. Sleeve Choices are located in the description section of each item.

3rd - GARMENT LENGTH: There is no exact length for each design. Each garment is cut from standard patterns and should hit most people at a similar length to that shown in the image. Because we hand cut each piece and offer a variety of organic fabric options there will always be some variation for each garments length. This variation is to be expected and part of the beauty of creating with organic fibers.

CUSTOM LENGTH: We are unable to offer a custom length. * If you prefer an EXACT LENGTH or have unique height proportions we recommend ordering the next longest version of your style choice and having your garment hemmed once you've had a chance to put it on.

4th - NOTE TO SELLER BOX: Pretty please don't ask questions or request design changes in the message to seller box during checkout. We prefer to answer all questions through ETSY convo before you place your order. The only additional info that should be provided in message to seller box would be your SLEEVE CHOICE. Any additional details or request will not be applied to your order unless cleared with us first. ♥


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SIZE and FIT:

Please use the size chart found in the description with each items to determine your general size. Gaia garments are true to our Size Chart so please don’t order based on what size you are in other companies garment sizes. Basing your desired fit around your true measurements will yield the best results. Please keep in mind we make CUSTOM CLOTHING here at Gaia Conceptions not TAILORED clothing. A Tailored fit requires the body to be present.

RELAXED FIT – order one size up from your measurement

GENERAL FIT - order the size closest to your measurements, it is normal for your garment to be a snug at first, it will relax out after 15-20 mins of wearing

FITTED FIT – order one size down from measurements, this will be pretty tight at first and should relax out after wearing for 15-20 mins. This is only recommended if you have ordered a general fit from us before and are confident the one size down is going to give you the fitted look you prefer.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS:
BUST - this includes your breast, not your bra size
WAIST - smallest part torso
HIP - largest part of hip measurement


♥ If this is your first time ordering custom clothing we recommend getting 1-2 items to get an idea of fit before placing a large order.

♥ Please keep in mind that all body types are different and people with the same measurements can look drastically different in the same garment. Nothing beats a visit to your local tailor to get the perfect fit as having a person present can sometimes be the only way to achieve a really specific look. However, a little tweaking is totally doable!!!!!


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COLOR:
- Each Garment is dyed by hand with fiber reactive dyes or natural plant dyes. The color chart is located in image 5 with most items. For the best idea of color refer to clothing images.
- Colors will vary depending on your computers color settings and from dye bath to dye bath. This is the nature of dyeing things by hand on organic fabrics.
✳ Even the same fabric can take the dye differently due to seasonal changes that are more prominent in non GMO organic fiber crops, all colors will be lighter on our cotton fabrics, and any slight tone variations due to the hand dyeing process will even out during first few washing.

FOR MORE COLORS, NATURAL DYE OPTIONS, AND INFORMATION VISIT http://www.gaiaconceptions.com

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OUR FABRICS:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTONS - are grown in Texas and India (fair trade), ginned in North Carolina, and made into fabric in South Carolina. These are my most sustainable fabrics and I offer a Light Weight Knit, Stretchy Lycra, French Terry Lycra, and a thin Tissue Paper Weight Knit. These fabrics are very soft and smooth.

HEMP/CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON BLENDS - These fabrics are a bit thicker and more textured when compared to the organic cotton and are grown and manufactured in China (fair trade). It is offered in a light to med Weight Knit, French Terry, Woven Summer Cloth, Fleece, or a Stretchy Lycra.

ORGANIC MERINO WOOLS - These fabrics are soft, warm, and 100% NOP certified organic knit Merino wools from Australia. A superior quality wool that embodies all of the intuitive characteristics we have come to love about wool. It is available in a Fuzzy Knit, Smooth Stretchy Knit with Lycra, and Light Weight Wool Crepe.

WE DO NOT USE BAMBOO, MODEL, OR TENCEL/LYOCELL FABRIC DUE TO THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND HIGHLY TOXIC CHEMICAL CALLED CARBON DISULPHIDE REQUIRED TO TURN WOOD PULP INTO FABRIC !!!! THE GREEN WASHING SPIN ON THIS IS THAT IT IS A CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM BUT IT STILL INFUSES THIS CHEMICAL INTO THE FABRIC...NO THANKS :)

WE DO NOT USE SOY FABRIC BECAUSE THE RAINFOREST IS BEING LEVELED AT A CATASTROPHIC RATE TO MEET CONSUMER DEMAND . SOY IS THE 2ND MOST GENETICALLY MODIFIED ROUND UP READY CROP IN THE WORLD.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.