iladesigns

ILA Designs Rastafari Tams Loc Caps and Headwraps

1275 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars (224)

iladesigns

ILA Designs Rastafari Tams Loc Caps and Headwraps

1275 Sales

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Ila Addis

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Ila Addis

Announcement    No tracking is available for any order. I apologize for the inconvenience but the issue is with the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Service failing to provide a reliable tracking service.

ILA Designs operates mainly from our main website. There you will find a complete list of all our products including Rasta TShirts.

Welcome to ILA 'I Love Afrika' Designs!
Your home for handmade and traditional Rastafari "Tams" or Rasta hats, headwraps, stretchy 'dreadlock stockings' or Loc Caps, Africa maxi skirts, one of a kind Ankara fabric necklaces, beaded jewelry and hand-painted clay earrings. Unique tie-dyed cover-ups. Clothing and accessories for the entire family, baby, youths and adults. Authentic Rastafari creations all handmade by Sis Ila Addis.
Instagram: iladesigns

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 15, 2019

No tracking is available for any order. I apologize for the inconvenience but the issue is with the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Service failing to provide a reliable tracking service.

ILA Designs operates mainly from our main website. There you will find a complete list of all our products including Rasta TShirts.

Welcome to ILA 'I Love Afrika' Designs!
Your home for handmade and traditional Rastafari "Tams" or Rasta hats, headwraps, stretchy 'dreadlock stockings' or Loc Caps, Africa maxi skirts, one of a kind Ankara fabric necklaces, beaded jewelry and hand-painted clay earrings. Unique tie-dyed cover-ups. Clothing and accessories for the entire family, baby, youths and adults. Authentic Rastafari creations all handmade by Sis Ila Addis.
Instagram: iladesigns

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About iladesigns

Sales 1,275
On Etsy since 2012

Rastafari Tams Clothing and Accessories

ILA "eye-lah" is a Rastafari word that can mean upright, blessed or beautiful. I love tribal, bohemian and traditional Rastafari styling using crochet, African prints, cotton lycra, bamboo and wood beads. I call my style AfroCrochet.

ILA Designs was created because I knew that my personality required for me to be an entrepreneur - someone who could explore their many talents on their own time, creating things that make the lives of others more special. Through ILA I am able to give to the RasTafari community and I receive a lot of blessings in return through the kindness of others. Everything is handmade and crafted by me, even the clay pieces and tags are made and painted by me. I want you to know I am a perfectionist and put great care into all my art!

Shop members

  • Micaela "Ila Addis" Walker

    Owner, Creator

    I am a Rastafari homemaker, home-schoolin​g mother of two. From Barbados but I live in Trinidad. I love to write, read, sew, crochet and create. My art is my way of life, and an expression of my spirituality and love of Rastafari

Shop policies

Last updated on July 18, 2019
Thank you so much for visiting the ILA Designs Etsy store!
Everything is hand-made by one person, from start to finish - I am a perfectionist and I aim to produce items that will last a long time with proper care and maintenance. All items sent will be in perfect condition.
- please regard the product care card that comes with your purchase so that your item will serve you as intended.
- prices are set based on materials used and labour intensity - I import most of my resources which are expensive and heavy. Please respect that if there is no shop sale, I cannot reduce my price.
- shipping from Trinidad takes a while. By purchasing from me, you accept that you may have a while to wait for delivery, and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you "keep an eye out" for your envelope. Often times things are sent back because customers are not diligent.
- Unless we agree otherwise, ILA Designs is for gift purposes or personal use. In the past I have had other designers use my products and images to advertise their own skills and ability to reproduce my products here on Etsy. Please do not use ILA Designs in this way!
- I encourage all buyers and potential buyers to email me with any questions about your purchase or interest in an item. I am happy to answer your questions or to track your envelope for you!

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I accept returns only on jewelry, clothing and handbags - ONLY IF there is damage to the item when received. Please contact me immediately with a picture of the item so that a solution will be reached on the next step forward.

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES on custom-made or made-to-order items like loc caps, tams, headwraps for hygenic reasons. I'm sorry but it takes a lot of work and imported resources to make all my special items and I request your correct measurements always and I request that you read the sizing information carefully before making a purchase.

However, tams can be sent back to be refitted provided that I have the resources to remake or refit it. Customers will be accountable for return shipping or extra cost to refit however. Please be aware that I have to pay to receive your returned item and it is an added expense I have to shoulder so please be certain of your order when you purchase - READ ITEM DESCRIPTION. You will also agree in sending back to refit, to wait the extra time it will take for it to arrive to me and then back to you which could run to over a month depending on mail.

If you have provided incorrect measurements for a custom-fit or made-to-order item I am sorry but I cannot be held responsible for that. Take the time and be sure about your measurements.
I describe items correctly and require correct measurements so that there are no surprises when they arrive. Please take care to measure your hairline correctly and read the item description for hats vs hair length before making your size selection. If you have tried it on, I cannot resell the hat.

However, whatever the issue you may have with your order, PLEASE send me a message. PLEASE message me before you order if you are unsure of the best size selection for yourself.

If you dislike a purchase talk to me about it respectfully first instead of making a complaint to PayPal or Etsy. Please respect my final decision.

REFUNDS
I offer refunds when items are returned safely to me or if an item has been lost in the mail.
If something is lost in the mail and it cannot be found by tracking, money will be refunded after 10 weeks have passed to better ensure it won't show up as sometimes items get lost in the mail for months at a time, but are delivered.

If an item was not claimed and is returned to me, I will refund or it can be resent with further shipping paid by buyer. I refund minus shipping cost. If the buyer does not respond to my email I will not refund.

​If you have moved and your item was lost I cannot offer a refund.
If you have moved and tracking reveals that the item is at your former post office, unclaimed, I am not responsible!
If you cannot get your former post office to cooperate I am not responsible!

I am a reasonable, respectable and honest person, I just ask all my customers to be the same!
These are my current terms and over time or circumstance are subject to change.


Payment
I will use PayPal or credit cards to accept payments.
I ship worldwide!
No item will be shipped until payment is received to avoid any problems.
No custom request will be started until payment has been made either. I also cannot make something "so you can see how it looks."
Shipping
Shipping is usually done within 3-7 days after a purchase is made. Sometimes longer if I have too much orders to process, or if there are public holidays - especially Easter and Christmas times. Customers are always notified of any changes or delays in shipping, by email.
I do not ship from or within the USA so regular rules do not apply. I cannot offer shipping and arrival within four days.
Shipping from Trinidad to the USA, Canada and Europe takes anywhere from on average 3 weeks to the USA and for the UK and Europe 4-5 weeks. There isn't a faster service available at a reasonable cost. Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks for envelopes to arrive - for no apparent reason. Customs sometimes takes a long time to process orders.
Places that are quite far away from Trinidad such as Jerusalem and Australia will take longer to arrive, around 5-8 weeks in my experience.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO TRACKING AVAILABLE>

The Trinidad and Tobago Postal Service has changed their tracking number system and it is currently "Not trackable" on the international mail front because it is "unrecognized". I am therefore not paying them for tracking that will not work. It is not fair to the customer to pay for tracking when there is none being done.
Please do look out for your envelope!

If you want express, please ask me to give an estimate, you can pay the extra cash by paypal invoice.

Sometimes I get orders sent back to me because no one collected the parcel. If the item is still desired, customers are asked to pay for the second shipping in these cases. You must either be home to accept the envelope, or go to the post office with the notification they left for you. I cannot say which one you will have to do. But ideally, customers are responsible for keeping tabs on their mail so that it doesn't get sent back to Trinidad.

I set my shipping costs according to the post office's rates.

Note: If you want to receive EXPRESS (FEDEX DHL) shipping please note that it costs $50 US per pound or any part thereof. That will be the cost of shipping you will have to pay. If you live farther than the US express shipping will be more. I do not offer express because of this - the shipping often exceeds the worth of the item.

Thank you for being understanding, I know my shipping options are limited and unfavorable in terms of time, but I can't control the postal service operation. It is an inconvenience for me too, as I wish my customers to have the best experience with ILA Designs. Sincerely, I hope that you will trust in ILADesigns. This business has grown so fruitful over the last year, because my customers are satisfied and keep coming back for what they love, and I love providing these creations for each and everyone!
Additional policies and FAQs
I love when customers can be pleasant in their messages even if they have a problem! Let's chat first before launching a complaint.
Privacy
I only use your information for shipping limited to your name and address.The only other time I may use it is to email you about changes or promotions.