colorful, fun handmade women's clothing

Chicago, Illinois · 115 Sales


colorful, fun handmade women's clothing

Chicago, Illinois 115 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Lavender in Brown is global-inspired, but everyday friendly clothing and accessories. Check out newest collection, with pieces added regularly.


Lavender in Brown is global-inspired, but everyday friendly clothing and accessories. Check out newest collection, with pieces added regularly.

Kylia Kummer

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Kylia Kummer


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Hannah Oluwa

Hannah Oluwa on Jan 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Items received with many thanks. Nicely coloured coordinated.

Hannah Oluwa

Hannah Oluwa on Jan 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great colour combination. Great finishing and attention to detail. Thank-you!

Jan Sharpe

Jan Sharpe on Sep 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The fit is perfect. The length, waist, everything is right on point with the measurement I provided. The fabric is soft and lightweight perfect for summer weather. I may order another pair.

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Clothing that celebrates and illuminates the women who wear them.

"Fashion isn't theatre," a designer explains. "Clothes shouldn't overpower the wearer but rather enhance her style."

Lavender in Brown was born to make women stand out from the crowd with clothing and accessories that celebrate color and pattern--but without the theatrics.

All my creations are drawn from a mix of vintage and ethnic influences, and each piece is designed to be comfortable and fun to wear. Every item of clothing or accessory piece is one of a kind or produced in very small batches to preserve the fun of wearing something unique.

The majority of textiles I use are 100% cotton veritable wax hollandaise prints, a method using wax block prints and batiking techniques. Wax hollandaise is largely bought, worn and marketed in Western African countries. Since the wax breaks arbitrarily, no two pieces of cloth are alike, which gives wax-print fabric its characteristic organic richness and part of what makes each garment from I make one of a kind. I'm inspired by the vibrant prints and irregularities of the fabric, which is why I use it almost exclusively.


Shop members

  • Kylia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Sewist

    I moved to Chicago several years ago and fell in love with its people and its built and natural environments--which inspire me. A former classroom teacher, I am a self-taught designer with a passion for colors and pattern.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 29, 2017
Welcome to Lavender in Brown! Here you will find handmade, needle-crafted wearables and home goods that embody the ideology of handmade that its purchaser can be proud to own. All items are made with care from extraordinary fabrics and 100% natural fibers from my home studio in Chicago, Illinois.

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 and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Sales tax will be applied to items shipped to Illinois. You can pay via credit card or PayPal. Payment must be made upon purchase.
• Items are shipped using USPS Priority Mail (Domestic orders only) or First Class with 1 – 2 weeks depending on fabric availability.
• Most all items are shipped with reused shipping materials.
• All items are beautifully packaged
• I love to ship internationally!
• If you are grossly overcharged for shipping for some reason, I will refund you through PayPal.
• If you are in the Chicago area, contact me and we can arrange delivery/pick-up.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items can not be returned for a refund. If you have any doubt before buying an item, contact me, and I can send you more photos and details about the items. I don't do refunds/exchanges based on change of mind.

While we all strive to be perfect, sometimes mistakes happen. In case you have any size problem with the garment, I can exchange it. All exchanges must take place within one week of shipment expected date. You can choose any of the other items on my shop for equal price or pay the difference for a more expensive one.

Ready-made items may not be sent back for alterations but can be exchanged for different sizes if the sizes are available. Please make sure you know your measurements when buying clothing. All care is taken to ensure you have all the information necessary. Do not hesitate to ask questions, we want you to be happy with your purchase.

Remember refunds are not possible.

In case we arrange to exchange the item, you will have to ship it back to me in perfect conditions (unworn/unused), and cover both the return shipping cost and the shipping cost of the new item.

Items that have been custom made may be sent back for alterations. NO refunds, exchange only. Any item that is shipped back for alterations or exchanges must include a note inside with the buyer's etsy name, first and last name and email address, and details on what is to be altered. PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE SENDING AN ITEM BACK. Alterations can take 10 - 14 days to complete.
Additional policies and FAQs
I’d love to be part of your shop! I am also open to wholesale orders, so feel free to contact me in order to discuss about it.

Your feedback is important! Please, contact me both for good and bad news. I want you to enjoy your items. Your feedback will let me improve my work and service. I’ll very much appreciate your photo wearing and/or using the item.

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Contact me at any time at lavenderinbrown [!at]

All questions are welcome!