dogsandbears on Jul 16, 2016
Loved the bag obviously..colors...workmanship...great communication even coming from overseas..got here super fast...perfect bag to store my goodies...thank you
Zakia Bi on Jun 29, 2016
Lovely item, and pleasant seller to deal with. Thank You!!
Lauren Nolan on Jun 25, 2016
A natural evolution- affordable and sustainable textiles
I aim to make custom things for people at reasonable prices- it's so much nicer when something is made just-so, just for you. I got into Etsy and hand crafting because I started making things for myself and friends when I could never find what I wanted in the right colour or shape, when I needed it, and the prices were often silly for something quite simple.
I've been training in sustainability the past few years and hope to make more and more of my range eco-friendly over time. I'm still learning the best ways to do this and developing new ideas! I really love organic, natural materials but also upcycling things in witty ways. I've also been learning to paint and dye silk, so you'll be seeing more of that too.
As you can see I really like rich colours and patterns from all sorts of cultures, and I have a real thing for Asian influences, mainly Indian, Chinese or Japanese. I work in luxurious (but affordable!) evening and embellished fabrics a lot, working on the dining table at home.
Owner, Creator, Designer
I'm a designer-maker-fixer who is interested in reusing resources to support people and help heal the planet. My heroes are people like Elvis & Kresse. I make in my spare time round a full time job. Check out my upcycled yoga mat bags & painted silk!
I try to make all my custom items unique in one way or another so that you know your item is special and no-one else will have the same; even the stock items will often vary in detail. I do not make wholesale amounts or large batches of identical items (say more than 5). Like many Etsy people I work full time elsewhere apart from making craft items in my spare time so please bear this in mind, as it may be some hours before I can reply to you (and I may be in a very different timezone of course!).
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Orders from stock will be dispatched very soon after the payment comes in; custom and made to order items vary, please check the listing details.
For large value custom /unusual orders I normally ask for half of the payment up front as a deposit once we agree the details, and half on completion. Unless you use a standard listing with custom options, it's a small price or urgent, when I will usually ask for all up front to save time and hassle. On custom orders this is also a commitment from you to buy. Accepting a custom listing made just for you will be taken as your agreement to the item's details; please CHECK everything carefully including your decisions in our Etsy conversations before you pay for it! If you are not sure, please wait before ordering and ask me anything you still need to know. If you change your mind AFTER ordering and paying the first half as a deposit for a custom item, I reserve the right to keep the deposit if I have already spent time and materials on your project. If the work has not been started I may be able to offer a refund up to 100% minus any fees, but you need to tell me asap that things have changed. If on completion and after repeated contact attempts you do not pay the remainder for the item, I reserve the right to cancel the order in the system, and resell your item within Etsy. You may or may not receive a refund in this case depending on my costs and whether your item sells elsewhere. I will tell you & wait 30+ days before doing this. Please also read the refunds & returns policies.
So- if you change your mind on a custom order or suddenly find you can't buy the item please contact me asap to reduce the impact on any refund which could be due to you! These things do happen -we all have sudden emergencies, make genuine mistakes or get cashflow issues- so these policies are designed to be as fair as possible to both of us: but they do require you to tell me asap, so I can stop making the item before it costs us both money and time :-)
I can offer insured and tracked airmail at extra cost to most places but prices depend on the destination so please ask me. As of April 2014 this option for many of my small parcels to the EU costs more than the US which is further away! This is due to a bizarre bit of VAT tax law, sorry. Other regions vary but are similar- please ask me for the correct fee.
Insured tracked and signed shipping upgrade is available for: European Union Zones*:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia ,Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Sweden
Non European Union Zones:
Andorra, Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Corsica, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Madeira, Monaco and Switzerland
Rest of the World
Australia , Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and USA
International Signed-For can be cheaper especially in the EU: although not faster it does give tracking and insurance from $9.30. This covers slightly more countries but not all and is a good idea for expensive orders.
I will ship to anywhere that PayPal and airmail* works; if you can't see your country contact me and I'll create the right shipping so you can order. Anywhere that isn't the UK or Europe will usually cost the same as the US postal fees; most of my listings have this as "Anywhere else" (which includes the USA if you can't see it). I'm happy to work with Paypal in Euros and Pounds Sterling as well as US dollars.
*except for some eco-friendly products where air-shipping abroad rather removes the whole point of the exercise!
Refunds and Exchanges
Outside the EU I will normally be able to offer refunds ONLY if there is a manufacturing fault of mine or if you change your mind in specific cases as noted under the "payment" policy; or for shipping damage on arrival if you chose insured shipping. I cannot offer a refund on custom items to anyone anywhere if you just change your mind once you receive it - the item was made specifically for you and photos and other information will have been supplied to you throughout the making process so that you knew what you were ordering. I will have spent a considerable amount of time designing and making the item and have used up materials and money, plus no-one else is all that likely to want your item. So please be sure you want it before you order a custom item. This applies both to customiseable items made to order whose listings contain options (drop down menus) and to one-off items we agree the specification for by convo and listing. Please see the payment policy section for other types of custom cancellation.
Outside the EU- I will occasionally offer an exchange or credit on a as-received undamaged, unused returned stock or made to order item if appropriate, but you do need to supply an explanation and will need to pay yourself to ship back to me the pristine, undamaged, UNWORN and UNUSED (please!) item, ideally in its original packaging, for resale. Earrings cannot be returned outside the EU, due to hygiene requirements.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am starting to do a range of items using fairtrade, organic, upcycled or recycled raw materials. If you want to find out more please convo me to see what I can do and look for special listings.
I set these realistically to reflect the work in an item, the materials and the fees I pay, and shipping costs reflect the charges I bear, the cost of packaging and time and fuel spent getting your stuff in the post. Shipping costs vary a lot country to country (the US is pretty cheap for international shipping for example) so don;t be surprised if it's not the same as where you live. And airmail is expensive.
These items are all my designs so rather than try and get another hard-pressed crafter to copy my item on the cheap, which is unethical, why not convo me to ask me, as I can often do simpler versions of many items or in less expensive fabrics which still look good! I may even be able to do you a deal on the price, if you order more than one piece. :-)
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Custom orders can take between a day and several weeks depending on what they are and how big my order-book is, so please be prepared to wait. However they are done to your own exacting standards and requirements so are definitely the best of the best, often one of a kind, and worth the extra wait!