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iheartnorwegianwood

Handmade Bohemian Modern Homewares, Clothing & Jewelry

San Francisco, California · 6870 Sales

iheartnorwegianwood

Handmade Bohemian Modern Homewares, Clothing & Jewelry

San Francisco, California 6870 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(2796)

Announcement   Handmade in California and Quebec (Canada) Est. 2008, we've been selling on Etsy since the early days. Check out our 2700+ positive reviews below, we couldn't have done it without all you wonderful customers!

Looking for the full Norwegian Wood experience? Check out our lookbooks, blog, links to our Pinterest, Instagram and more at www.NorwegianWoodOnline.com

Read our "Featured Shop" article here on Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/norwegianwood/
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Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

Handmade in California and Quebec (Canada) Est. 2008, we've been selling on Etsy since the early days. Check out our 2700+ positive reviews below, we couldn't have done it without all you wonderful customers!

Looking for the full Norwegian Wood experience? Check out our lookbooks, blog, links to our Pinterest, Instagram and more at www.NorwegianWoodOnline.com

Read our "Featured Shop" article here on Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

Instagram: http://instagram.com/norwegianwoodonline
Tumblr: http://iheartnorwegianwood.tumblr.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/norwegian_wood
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Norwegian-Wood-102959157638
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/norwegianwood/
Polyvore: http://angiemontreal.polyvore.com/

Angie Johnson

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Angie Johnson

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2796)
lamyloves

lamyloves on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love these leggings. The material is thick enough to withstand Canadian winters and shapes my hips and thighs nicely. They were a bit pricey but given the quality, it was worth it! Thank you!

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Updates

Just two of these modern mudcloth beauties left in the shop!
Hey SF people! Want to shop a little NW in person? Head down to 1306 12th ave in the Inner Sunset to the Design Collective Popup! Dec3-11, 11am-6pm, 7 local Bay Area designers!
It's never too early to start thinking about holiday parties! We have a few different options in the CYBER MONDAY section of our shop right now! Sale lasts until midnight west coast time....snag yourself something fun!
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About

Clothing and Accessories for Modern Bohemians and Eclectic Creatives

Check out our Featured Shop article here on Etsy!
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/

The Norwegian Wood Etsy shop was started when I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and work for myself full time. I had worked in the mainstream fashion industry for about 9 years, and had been creating and selling my work on the side in indie boutiques since I was 16, but had never allowed myself to take the risk of supporting myself entirely on my own. Over the years I had learned a lot at those larger companies and now felt it was time to put that knowledge and experience to good use...it was the best decision I've ever made!

From the beginning I have been lucky enough to receive incredible support from the fashion blogging community. Within the first few months of opening I worked on custom pieces for bloggers such as Susie of www.stylebubble.typepad.com and Tavi of www.thestylerookie.com ...amongst many other lovely bloggers who've supported me over the years!

Their encouragement helped me continue on the path of creating unique fashion items for my customers, which then developed into full fledged seasonal collections and has now grown to include jewelry, lingerie and most recently...homewares!

Over the years I've created capsule collections for large companies such as Topshop, Anthropologie and Free People. Having worked for large companies previously and travelling to Hong Kong to work with suppliers, I've made a choice to keep all production of the Norwegian Wood line in Canada or the US. From the small run pieces I hand make in the studio to the large run collections I create for larger companies, I put a great deal of care and energy into making sure the end product is just right.

It sounds like a cliche but it really is true...you create your life through the decisions you make, it's what being self employed is all about. It's a constant evolution!

xo
Angie

Read the Norwegian Wood "Featured Shop" article here:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-norwegian-wood/#comment-995873

See past collections, artist collabs and more via my website at www.norwegianwoodonline.com
Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/angienorwegianwood#
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Shop members

  • Angie Johnson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Angie Johnson is the creator of Norwegian Wood, a clothing and accessories line based in the SF Bay Area (Novato) California. Norwegian Wood was started in 2007 and became her full time job in 2008.

  • Kimberly Fletcher

    Collaborator

    Kimberly Fletcher is an amazingly talented local Montreal leather artisan. Each season I collaborate with Kimberly on a special edition Norwegian Wood bag. Lately we've been having fun mixing my textile designs with her leatherwork. Love this girl!

Manufacturers

  • Grace and Eddie

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    When I receive large orders or need to use specialized machinery (hello buttonhole machine!) I call upon the experience, knowledge & mad sewing skills of Grace! She is an entrepreneur, single mom and all around amazing lady.

  • Art of Where

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Local Montreal digital printing company who does all our digital printing, and creates our digitally printed leggings. They also do our embroidered toques! We love them!

  • Kimberly Fletcher

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    Kimberly is a local Montreal leather artisan that I collaborate with on all the leather and fabric bags for Norwegian Wood. I create the textiles used for the bags, and together we come up with a design that suits each collection.

  • The Inprint

    Montreal, QC, Canada

    All our tshirts are printed here in Montreal by the amazing Alex Chavel, owner of St. Henri printing shop The Inprint. We love working with these guys, and love that each time we pick up more shirts we get to spend a little time in St. Henri.

  • Arowire

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Bill and Janet run a small family business manufacturing welded wire goods (ie. lampshade frames and custom orders) out of their workshop in LA. I contacted them with a few homewares ideas in early 2016 and have been working with them ever since!

Local

Find iheartnorwegianwood at the following upcoming market!

  • Holiday Design Collective

    Little Lodge, 1306 12th Ave

    San Francisco, CA

    Dec 3–11

    Design Collective Pop Up is a curated shopping experience featuring local San Francisco makers. The pop up will be at Little Lodge in InnerSunset starting the first week of December. Join us for the opening party featuring a live DJ, drinks and artist installations on December 3rd (6-9p). Stay tuned for more info regarding workshops, and other festivities! Participating Makers: Blume Studio Jewelry : small metals Monastery : apothecary The Nomad Collection : sustainable art + design Norwegian Wood : bohemian homeware, clothing, jewelry ODSY Workshop: handmade leather + soft goods SABO : contemporary women's wear Special Features: 12/4 - Lady Falcon Coffee Club : Sunset neighborhood coffee roasters will be out in their converted '48 GMC BreadTruck to provide their aromatic caffeine elixirs and their house vintage Probat roasted beans. 12/3-12/11 - Mission de Flores : SF's own Mission floral service will be providing bouquets of fresh + beautifully handcraft

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2016
Welcome to the Norwegian Wood Etsy shop! Our items are all made in Montreal (leggings, bags) and California (everything else!) Read more about them in our shop "About" section.

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
Payment
Payment is expected at the time of purchase, please note orders are not shipped until payment is complete.

Cancellations are accepts on NON made to order items if requested before the item is shipped. We do not have the capability to re-route packages once they have been dropped at the post office.
Shipping
We've moved to California! After being based in Montreal, Canada since 2008, we've now relocated to the SF Bay Area, California.

- All packages are shipped via USPS

- SHIPPING ADDRESSES MUST BE CORRECT at the time of placing your order. Our shipping is integrated with Etsy, and we do not have a way of changing the address except manually at the time of shipping. Due to the large volume of orders we receive it is next to impossible to remember a change in address, and therefore we cannot be responsible for making these changes. If you make a mistake the best thing to do is cancel your order and you can place another one with the correct address, so it is in our computerized shipping system.

- PRICING: When purchasing multiple items sometimes the estimated shipping price is not totally accurate. With such a wide variety of items with different sizes and weights, the shipping calculator is the best estimate we have but it's not perfect. Our policy is that if the actual shipping costs MORE than what you were charged, we cover it for you. If it costs LESS than what you were charged (by $3 or more) we will send you a refund. So rest assured, we're not gouging you on shipping costs...more often than not we're covering extra charges! Our gift to you :)

- CUSTOMS FORMS: We cannot lie about the value of goods on a customs form, nor can we call your purchase a gift. This is against the law and we could be faced with hefty fines.

- TRACKING: Now that we're US based all our packages have tracking, yay! Click on your receipt page here on Etsy to find a handy link to your tracking.

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SHIPPING TIMES:
**Please note, packages CAN be delayed by customs, which unfortunately is not in our control. This is a rare occasion, but it can happen.

Within the USA:
1-4 days from ship date

USA to Canada:
3-8 days from ship date

International:
5-14 days from ship date

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DUTIES/VAT/CUSTOMS CHARGES:
Duties are the responsibility of the recipient. Duties are a tax rate decided upon and collected by YOUR government to help with your local services and infrastructure.

They vary incredibly from country to country, and are based on the category of item you have ordered (ie a sweater vs. a necklace = different rates), the country that it was manufactured in and the value of the item. Read a bit about Duties/VAT/Customs charges here: http://www.dutycalculator.com/help_center/Import-duty-and-taxes-explained-in-a-nutshell/

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If you need something fast, fast, fast there are often other options, just shoot us a message and we'll tell you what's possible. We're always here to help!
Refunds and Exchanges
We offer refunds on all damaged merchandise, although we will do everything in our power to ensure your item is packaged properly to arrive safely, and would never send a less than perfect item. All our packages are shipped insured. If you do receive a package with a damaged item please take a photo of both the damaged item and the damaged packaging it came in. This is necessary to make the insurance claim.

REGARDING RUSTIC TEXTILES (mainly used in our homewares):
Please note that these fabrics are made by hand in very rustic conditions (ie small villages) NOT a modern manufacturing facility. Variations in colour and weave, wavy, loose or inconsistent stitching, patching/repairs and a general overall aged look are part of the beauty of these textiles. Many of the mudcloth/indigo textiles are 20+ years old...this is exactly how they get their beautiful faded indigo shade and soft texture.

This also means they may have imperfections in colour, slight discoloration/staining, visible repairs (either done by me OR as part of the original fabric) and stitching. This is very common with vintage textiles. If you absolutely NEED one without these details it can be arranged however due to the rarity of these pristine textiles the price will be higher. We consider the visible imperfections to be a large aspect of using these textiles, and as a consumer of them you must understand that this is not considered a defect or mistake to warrant a return or negative feedback. This is part of the beauty of these artisanal handcrafted textiles...you can see the shadow of the actual hand that made them! Perfection does not only come from flawlessness. If you cannot accept these conditions we urge you to have a look at some of the other new/mass produced textiles we offer in some of our other pillow designs, they may be a more satisfying choice for you!

REGARDING CLOTHING:
In the past we had accepted returns/exchanges due to sizing, however people had taken advantage of the situation by returning goods that had been worn (and sometimes even posted to social media!) smelled of smoke, had animal hair on them or did not carefully package the item to be returned and it was received damaged. Due to this we are unfortunately no longer able to offer refunds unless the item is received already damaged (as outlined above). If you send back a package to us without contacting us at all we will be forced to refuse the package and have it returned to sender. Please contact us with any issues, we try to be as flexible as possible.

Please check our measurements and description carefully so you have a clear idea of what you're receiving and feel free to convo me with ANY questions regarding sizing, including your measurements, which helps a lot! No question is too small, and if you feel comfortable sending pics of yourself that can help too!

Angie (our designer) has MANY years experience with garment sizing and fit, and she is the one you will be dealing with directly regarding any questions about fit or sizing. You'll be talking to the expert, and the actual designer of the clothing. We will never try to convince you to buy something that might not fit...we're very honest about the fit of garments and will happily discuss and concerns and advise you in an ethical/honest way.

Please have your body measurements on hand when emailing us, as this is the first step to determining your size, since sizing varies so much from brand to brand...body measurements are the only way to be 100% accurate since there is no industry fit standard.

Please note that as per health and safety regulations, we absolutely cannot accept return/exchange of any intimates/swimwear.
Additional policies and FAQs
ORDER FILLING TIME:
Please see the individual item description for order filling times by item. We're usually able to ship out made to order items within a few days, but it could take up to two weeks at very busy times of the year or when we receive many orders at once.

Please keep in mind that we are a small business with a small team. We work very hard and do our best to get everyones orders out ASAP...but we are not a factory, and we try to take weekends off when possible...working 7 days a week is no way to live, although often this is the case for Angie (the owner of Norwegian Wood)!

Due to these time constraints, we would much rather spend the time MAKING your lovely items, rather than sending out e-mails, so we cannot send you a personal e-mail to let you know exactly when your order will ship (you WILL receive an order confirmation however, as well as a shipping confirmation once your item ships) and the approx. order filling time frame is always noted in the individual listing.

Please note that if you order more than one "made to order" item it may take a wee bit longer than if you had ordered one item, but it does NOT multiply by item (ie if a made to order item can take up to 2 weeks, to complete, THREE made to order items will NOT take 6 weeks...that's crazy!)

We know it's hard to wait for something you're excited for, but this is part of the beauty of handmade, there is literally individual human beings sewing your item just for you in our studio! That's pretty special, and we think it's worth the wait!

Please also keep in mind that packages do not go out on the weekend. So if you order an item on Friday, even if it is already sewn, it will not ship until Monday/Tuesday at the earliest.

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CUSTOM ORDERS:
Sadly we are no longer able to take custom orders due to time constraints, sorry!

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SENDING A GIFT:
Want to buy something to send directly to a friend in another city? No problem! Just make sure to put your friends address info as the "Ship To" address and let us know in the "Comments to Seller" section of checkout if you want us to include some kind of gift card or message. All items are wrapped in natural coloured tissue with a black jute cord.
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WHOLESALE:
We are no longer doing wholesale at the present time, shoot us an email if you want an update when this changes.