LaCapitaineCrochete

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Note from shop owner Hello!
In August 2013, I was opening my Etsy shop at the beginning of my business adventure. I stayed on the platform despite the fee’s increases, even if I have my own online shop since a few years.
Starting July 1st 2022, the government asks that platforms like Etsy collect taxes resulting from sales of Canadian vendors not registered to GST/HST and QST.
This complicates things for the Canadian vendors registered to taxes. Etsy didn’t plan anything to help so we have to include taxes in our prices. The problem is that taxes vary from 5% to 15% depending of the buyer’s province. It is therefore necessary to micromanage each transaction manually.
I decided to temporarily close my Etsy shop, so I have time to see if tools will eventually offered to the vendors affected.
My website is accessible with all my products and promotions.
Thanks for your understanding!
Véronique

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello!
In August 2013, I was opening my Etsy shop at the beginning of my business adventure. I stayed on the platform despite the fee’s increases, even if I have my own online shop since a few years.
Starting July 1st 2022, the government asks that platforms like Etsy collect taxes resulting from sales of Canadian vendors not registered to GST/HST and QST.
This complicates things for the Canadian vendors registered to taxes. Etsy didn’t plan anything to help so we have to include taxes in our prices. The problem is that taxes vary from 5% to 15% depending of the buyer’s province. It is therefore necessary to micromanage each transaction manually.
I decided to temporarily close my Etsy shop, so I have time to see if tools will eventually offered to the vendors affected.
My website is accessible with all my products and promotions.
Thanks for your understanding!
Véronique

Véronique Houde

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About LaCapitaineCrochete

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On Etsy since 2013

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About La Capitaine Crochète

After my studies in biomedical sciences, I became a stay-at-home mom. In 2012, pregnant with my second boy, I saw adorable animal-themed hats on the internet. I already knew how to knit, but I learned to crochet to make these pretty hats for my kids.

I eventually got the idea of starting a small business to devote myself to my favourite hobby and make a little money doing so. The La Capitaine Crochète adventure began in February 2013. That year, I crocheted dozens of owl hats.

I later discovered reusable scouring pads made with nylon net. I really liked this product and started bringing some with me to craft markets, not imagining that in August 2016 my company would make a complete turnaround. A friend posted about her scouring pad purchase in a Facebook group. That day and the next, I sold 31 scouring pads. 8 months later, I had sold 1,000.

Little by little, I started offering a wider variety of colours and shapes. I eventually added reusable exfoliating sponges. Then in 2018, I launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for my new DIY kits. It is now possible for anyone who knows how to crochet to make scouring pads with my original patterns and the same durable nylon net I use.

My beautiful business keeps growing. That’s why I am now surrounded by a team of wonderful women who help me crochet the hundreds of scouring pads and exfoliating sponges sold every year in my online store, at craft markets and in stores.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my company. I look forward to crocheting reusable scouring pads and exfoliating sponges that you soon won’t imagine ever doing without!

Véronique Houde

Crocheter, creator and boss — La Capitaine Crochète

Shop members

  • Véronique Houde

    Crocheter, Creator, Boss

    Mom at home of three little boys and entrepreneur, I craft useful items with my crochet. I am proud to offer exceptional quality items that are also beautiful for the eyes and colorful!

  • Nancy Proulx

    Aide à La Production

    Nancy helps with the exfoliating sponges.

  • Christine Provost

    Aide à La Production

    Christine helps with the regular scrubbies.

  • Nancy Marotte

    Aide à La Production

    Nancy participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Valérie Gravel

    Aide à La Production

    Valérie participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Claudie Martin

    Aide à La Production

    Claudie participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Caroline Côté

    Aide à La Production

    Caroline participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Katia-France Théroux

    Aide à La Production

    Katia-France participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Tanya Cleary

    Aide à La Production

    Tanya participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

  • Isabelle Desrochers

    Aide à La Production

    Isabelle participates in the making of regular scouring pads.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
To pick up your order at my house

If you wish to pick up your order at my house (Laval, QC, H7A), please enter promo code PICKUPLAVAL. Shipping fees will be cancelled. Open a conversation to schedule a meeting.

Please be aware that I live in Laval, H7A. If you don't live in the area, the car ride will be more expansive for you than 4,25$ (shipping cost if you ordered scrubbies and/or exfoliating sponges).

Handling and shipping fees and multiple orders

Scrubbies are vacuum sealed to keep shipping costs low. For a ecofriendly option (parcel), please choose No vacuum seal plastic when choosing shipping option ($8.75 extra -Canada).

Care instructions

After use, wring excess water out and hang to dry. To wash your scouring pad, you can put it in the dishwasher’s highest tray. You can also soak it in hot water with baking soda added or put it in the washing machine in a laundry net (do not put it in the dryer). Caution: excess dye may be released during the first washes and uses, particularly for red and purple.

Machine wash in a laundry net. Hang to dry. These exfoliating sponges do not go in the dryer. They are quite an interesting and lasting alternative to the fragile commercial poufs.

Illegitimate obtaining of promo codes

WARNING : I reserve my right not to honor and to cancel every order from a user who uses a promo code in an inappropriate way and/or without my consent. Some promo codes in my shop are exclusive to boutiques, people and events. Thanks for your understanding.