kaliclothing

Eco-friendly, Sustainable Clothing, Made in the USA.

Chicago, Illinois · 221 Sales

kaliclothing

Eco-friendly, Sustainable Clothing, Made in the USA.

Chicago, Illinois 221 Sales On Etsy since 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars
(65)

Shop owner

Caterina

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Announcement   Eco-friendly Clothing for Conscious Individuals. Made in the USA.

Since 2006, I've created meaningful fashion that combines style and ethics motivated by social responsibility. It's been my passion to design contemporary womenswear with a focus on sustainable, classic and "seasonless" clothing.

I use soft and sustainable fabric, with everything locally produced in Chicago, IL. You’ll feel good about wearing your Kali item because you’ve made a smaller ecological footprint by buying local and sustainable. All while looking beautiful in the process… I call this a fashion win-win!

xo - Caterina

© 2017 Kali Clothing. All Rights Reserved.

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Last updated on May 2, 2017

Eco-friendly Clothing for Conscious Individuals. Made in the USA.

Since 2006, I've created meaningful fashion that combines style and ethics motivated by social responsibility. It's been my passion to design contemporary womenswear with a focus on sustainable, classic and "seasonless" clothing.

I use soft and sustainable fabric, with everything locally produced in Chicago, IL. You’ll feel good about wearing your Kali item because you’ve made a smaller ecological footprint by buying local and sustainable. All while looking beautiful in the process… I call this a fashion win-win!

xo - Caterina

© 2017 Kali Clothing. All Rights Reserved.

Caterina

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Caterina

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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(65)
jenanne ferguson

jenanne ferguson on May 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly fast shipping and good communication from seller - beautifully designed, lovely fabric, incredibly comfortable and flattering. Will be back!

Dana

Dana on Apr 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautifully made skirt and an amazing price! Even the packaging was eco- friendly. Thanks so much for the incredibly fast shipping/delivery as well.

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About

How did you start your shop? What's your story behind "Kali"?

My journey started when I was a teenager and learned how to sew from my mother, who learned from her mother back home in Italy. I was picky about my clothes and could never find anything I liked while shopping in stores (this was the 90's!) so I sewed a majority of my wardrobe at the time. Soon I was off to university where I studied Environmental Politics and continuing to sew in between classes. Soon I realized I could fuse my two passions together and Kali was born through a love for sustainability and fashion! I started to seek out sustainable textiles while donating the fast-fashion/sweat-shop items in my wardrobe and replacing them with new sustainable, hand-made ones. This has been my mission ever since and I've noticed a lot of people have similar interests in reducing their ecological footprint too. I know it's hard to be perfect in my efforts to be a responsible shopper and maker, but I've learned that it's important to try and get the conversation going on asking "who makes your clothes?" :)

Shop members

  • Caterina

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Caterina and I live between Toronto and Chicago. With Kali I focus on sourcing quality sustainable knit and woven fabrics to develop an environmentally-conscious and fashion-forward shop using local manufacturing.

  • Gigi

    Assistant

    Meet Gigi, the official four-legged Kali Ambassador... always decked out in custom collars and bow ties with any leftover fabric in the studio. He always keeps me company and often snores louder than my sewing machine.

Production partners

  • Local Manufacturing

    Chicago, IL

    I work with a local manufacturer to produce some items in the Kali shop. Each tailor and sewer is paid a living wage with benefits in a socially-responsible and sweat-free shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2017
Welcome to the Kali Etsy page!

My name is Caterina and I've been creating unique designs for women using sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, Tencel®, and vintage fabrics since 2006.

Where is the name Kali inspired from? Kālī (काली ) n. is the Hindu Mother Goddess who personifies nature’s duality. She represents life-giving creative processes as well as life-taking destructive processes. Kali is a destroyer of human ignorance but also a Goddess who brings creativity and preserves world order.

My goal with Kali is to create meaningful fashion that combines style and ethics motivated by social responsibility... hope you enjoy the shop and love your Kali purchase as much as I loved creating it!

© 2017 Kali Clothing
All content and designs contained within Kali Clothing listings and products are the intellectual property of Kali Clothing and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed or displayed without written permission.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept PayPal, all major credit cards and Etsy Gift Cards. Credit card payment through PayPal can also be processed without a PayPal account by using your credit card via the 'guest PayPal account’ - see here for details: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/361.

Please make sure that your ETSY shipping address is correct. I cannot take responsibility for delays or losses due to incorrect shipping addresses.
Shipping
Most of the items you see in my shop are ready to ship. For custom orders, I will work to have your item made within 3-5 days. Those ready to ship will be mailed out within 48-72 hours. You’ll receive a confirmation note when your item is shipped :)

I ship using USPS First Class Mail, which arrives between 2-5 business days for domestic orders. For international delivery, if you'd like a confirmation/tracking number, please message me prior to ordering because it is not included and requires an additional charge.

Please note that while I do ship worldwide, I am not responsible for any customs fees or taxes your package may incur while on its way to you. International packages may take up to 4 or more weeks for delivery (generally it arrives much, much sooner but it's happened a few times during rush periods that it has taken 4 weeks).
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely in love with your new Kali purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your item to start the return process or exchange your item. All returns must be in the same condition as received. In case of damage or the incorrect item mailed to you, I would be more than happy to pay for the shipping costs. However, please do note that, the buyer would bear the return shipping cost if it's buyer's remorse or shipped to the wrong address. Returns will be refunded once all items have been returned. Thanks for your understanding :)