Gaia Noir

Plymouth, United Kingdom · 189 Sales


Gaia Noir

Plymouth, United Kingdom 189 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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christelvassort on Jun 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Ravie de cet achat. Très bel article, conforme à la présentation.

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ithenster on May 24, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

A bit smaller than I expected but absolutely lovely otherwise. Feels very sturdy and it looks lovely on the hat I planned to accessorise with it. Very pleased with the item all in all and delivery was very quick.

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Last updated on March 22, 2015

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-X— About Postage --X-
Gaia Noir is UK-based and ships items internationally. Items are securely sent in 100% recycled tissue wrapping and quality re-used or new packaging. UK items are sent via First Class (takes 1-3 WORKING days to arrive) and international ones via Airmail (takes 3-6 WORKING days to Europe and 5-8 for rest of world). If you really need an item tracked, please let me know IN ADVANCE and I can add the extra costs Royal Mail charges for this service onto your order - items are not automatically tracked by the standard Royal Mail service, so please take note of this if it`s likely to be a problem.
Refunds and Exchanges
SALES OF MADE TO ORDER ITEMS OR UNDERWEAR ARE FINAL, due to Health and Safety laws, and due to items being fitted for a specific person.

RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED ON OTHER ITEMS within 10 days of a customer receiving their item - please contact me first if there is an issue, and I will do my best to resolve it. Shipping costs are non-refundable. In accordance with Etsy regulations, I am not liable to offer refunds if an incorrect address is given and the parcel is sent to this address instead.
Additional policies and FAQs
-X--About Sizes--X-
XS = UK Size 6, US Size 2-4, Bust 28-30", Waist 22-24", Hips 30-32"
S = UK Size 8-10, US Size 6-8, Bust 32-34", Waist 26-28", Hips 34-36"
M = UK Size 12-14, US Size 10-12, Bust 36-38", Waist 30-32", Hips 38-40"
L = UK Size 16-18, US 14-16, Bust 40-42", Waist 34-36", Hips 42-44"
XL = UK Size 20-22, US 18-20, Bust 44-46", Waist 38-40", Hips 46-48"
If you need a custom-sized garment, please contact me to see if this is possible (prices can change, for time-consuming or fabric-intensive items). Please clearly describe your measurements if necessary - remember I can't tell what you look like just from your message!

-x—About Eco Fabrics—x-
Gaia Noir cotton is always either Fairtrade foundation certified and produced to Soil Association Organic standards, OR certified 100% Organic and from a fairly-traded ethical co-operative (my two fabric suppliers have slightly different systems - please ask if you need exact info). The fabrics are often individually dyed and hand-woven, which gives a lovely old-fashioned feel and slight variations between batches. Gaia Noir uses organic and fairtrade fabrics for human-rights and ecological reasons: the chemical pesticides used in conventional cotton often sicken or fatally poison the cotton field workers, ruin the soil quality so it's difficult to grow crops in future, and kill off nearby wildlife. And ontop of all this, the guys who deal with all these problems to grow, weave and dye this cotton often aren't even paid enough to support themselves. You can see why it's preferable to not support these unethical systems wherever possible.

-X--About Gaia Noir Green Policies--X-
I aim to run the business along green and ethical principles, to keep up with new eco research and ideas, and give my lovely customers good information where I can (and be honest about helping them find another expert where I can't!), including:
- Utilizing recycled materials and vegetable inks for as much business stationery, clothing tags, postal packaging, business cards etc as possible.
- Purchasing business equipment (e.g. display mannequins) second-hand from within the UK
- Using primarily plant-based materials. The treatment of the animal individuals who produce leather/feathers/fur etc is often appalling (check out Dan's handy information on animal fabrics at TheEthicalMan outfitters, he explains it better than I could! : )
- Developing product designs that use up every scrap of quality fabric, so almost nothing is wasted