Ecofriendly Artisan Creations

Mendocino, California · 97 Sales


Ecofriendly Artisan Creations

Mendocino, California 97 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Welcome to griffencat ~ We offer handcrafted ecofriendly clothing featuring original and recycled designs. We specialize in artisan bodysuits & women's clothing. All of my materials are recycled & reused in an ecofriendly manner that reduces waste & creates beauty.


Welcome to griffencat ~ We offer handcrafted ecofriendly clothing featuring original and recycled designs. We specialize in artisan bodysuits & women's clothing. All of my materials are recycled & reused in an ecofriendly manner that reduces waste & creates beauty.


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griffencat ~ Transforming Reused & Recycled Items Into Beauty

My little shop was born under the redwoods in my childhood. As a hippie kid we didn't have electricity, TV, warm running water or an indoor bathroom. We grew our own food and mom made most of our clothes either by hand or by machine at a neighbor's house. For as long as I can remember, sewing and creating has been a way of life both out of necessity and for joy. I scour local thrift stores, free boxes, friend's rag bags and my own closet for inspiration and materials. Every creation gives new life and meaning to something that would have ended up in a landfill, lost and forgotten.

I started making clothes when I was in middle school. I had a hard time finding clothes that I liked and fit since I was really small for my age. When my sister-in-law became pregnant I made her a bunch of baby clothes with pieces of her favorite yet worn out t-shirts. The response from friends & family was really positive and I began making clothes for all the babies in my life. And griffencat was born....

Over the years I've made costumes for local theater productions, restaurant uniforms, prom dresses and many other projects. I am always open and excited to make custom items! A friend recently asked me to make a shirt for her nephew inspired by his father's favorite childhood shirt. I had a blast creating it and the whole family loved it. Have an idea? Message me and I'll see what I can do!

Thank you for visiting my shop, I hope you like what you see!

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Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Makena Sky

    PR Rep ~ Creative Consultant

    My 11 year old niece, Makena Sky, has always been my greatest supporter. She's even stood at the end of our driveway peddling my onesies and handing out my web address!

  • Griffen

    Shop Name Inspiration

    This fluffy little guy was the inspiration for my shop name. We had 13 incredible years together!

  • Chloe Jane Sunshine


    My adorable, exclusive little modelette

Shop policies

Last updated on September 17, 2014
Customer satisifaction is my number one priority!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
*Direct Checkout through Etsy is preferred, as it eliminates the middle man and ensures your payment is received immediately, which speeds up the delivery to you!

* Please note eChecks or bank transfers via Paypal can take an extra 3-5 days for your payment to clear. This will delay your item's processing and delivery time. I will ship AFTER your payment clears, no exceptions.

*If you're having trouble with Paypal, please let me know.

*Short on cash, but really love something? I will always consider holding an item for you until you can make the purchase.

*Open to trades, just convo me!
*ALL of my items are already created, finished and ready for shipping. There are no long shipping delays or waiting here at griffencat!

*Once payment has cleared, orders will be shipped via USPS within 48 hours. Orders placed between Friday afternoon and Sunday will ship on the following Monday since I live in a rural community with no Saturday shipping options.

*All items are shipped in unique, handmade envelopes or shippers made from recycled & reused materials to reduce waste in our landfills (and make your mailbox a little prettier).

*For orders within the United States, shipping costs includes a tracking number & information.

*If you live in Mendocino County, please convo me for reduced or free shipping options!!!

*Due to recent increases by the United States Postal Service on shipping costs, my shipping charges have also gone up.

*For most orders, please allow up to 3 to 7 business days for delivery. If you need something by a specific date, just convo me and we can make it happen!

*Any item can be purchased and shipped to a recipient as a gift. I will gift wrap and include a card with your message at no additional charge to you! Just let me know if this a gift at check out .

*I am open to shipping just about anywhere! If you live in a country I have not listed, please convo me and I will figure out the cost & customs information. Then I will let you know what the shipping costs will be.
Refunds and Exchanges
*Customer satisfaction is very important to me! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

*MONEY BACK OR EXCHANGE on any unworn or unused item if I am contacted within 7 days of the order's delivery to you. Shipping costs are non-refundable and buyer must pay to have the item shipped back. Refunds will be made after the items returned are received and deemed in equal condition as when they were shipped to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Since the materials I use in creating my products are upcycled, recycled & reused, all materials are washed an ecofriendly laundry detergent prior to and occasionally after construction.

* My appliqué designs have gentle, raw edges that will softly curl with washing and wear. This is part of the intended design.

*All of my items are handmade and each piece is unique - Often slight irregularities or imperfections are part of the intended design.

*My items are created in a pet-friendly home. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!