LaVieEnOrange

Handmade underwear from upcycled tshirts

Kalamazoo, Michigan · 291 Sales

LaVieEnOrange

Handmade underwear from upcycled tshirts

Kalamazoo, Michigan 291 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(90)

Shop owner

Kori Jock

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Announcement   Hello hello! We handmake undies that put a party in your pants! Our undies (lovingly called Upitees) are 100% recycled cotton, handmade and hand screenprinted. They love being worn for your workout (they're practically wedgie proof :)), and they're also super comfy for pajama pant time. They want to liven up your underwear drawer!

Need help with fit? Check out this video for a step-by-step guide to finding your perfect fit: http://youtu.be/IJH6YYbgu90 Looking for a half size? Something cut a touch higher or lower? Bigger or smaller? Please let me know! I love custom orders and want to make sure your Upitees fit just right.

Sign up for updates, first dibs on sales, and a chance to win a pair of undies each month. It's free! http://eepurl.com/mO2pf

Shop our men's undies here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LVEOMen

Follow La Vie en Orange at: http://korijock.com

Thank you so much!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 18, 2017

Hello hello! We handmake undies that put a party in your pants! Our undies (lovingly called Upitees) are 100% recycled cotton, handmade and hand screenprinted. They love being worn for your workout (they're practically wedgie proof :)), and they're also super comfy for pajama pant time. They want to liven up your underwear drawer!

Need help with fit? Check out this video for a step-by-step guide to finding your perfect fit: http://youtu.be/IJH6YYbgu90 Looking for a half size? Something cut a touch higher or lower? Bigger or smaller? Please let me know! I love custom orders and want to make sure your Upitees fit just right.

Sign up for updates, first dibs on sales, and a chance to win a pair of undies each month. It's free! http://eepurl.com/mO2pf

Shop our men's undies here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LVEOMen

Follow La Vie en Orange at: http://korijock.com

Thank you so much!

Kori Jock

Contact shop owner

Kori Jock

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(90)
Katie Cowden

Katie Cowden on Mar 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Custom undies are amazing! I'm curvy (size 18-20 pants) and always dealing with undies that won't stay up.. or ride up my butt... or fall apart at the seams.... but not anymore! Kori has been so patient with me, making sure I get the perfect fit. Thank you!!

Dawn Fancher

Dawn Fancher on Jan 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So sturdy. I love that the front fully lined. Great cut! I would prefer a gentler elastic but I really love these. The red sticking in the edges looks great! And they go really well with this tank top I happened to have. Look forward to ordering from again.

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About

Getting in your pants

Do you have that one drawer overflowing with tshirts?

One day back in 2006, I did too. But I also had a nearly empty undies drawer, and a Granma who has been making undies for my Dad and my Granpa my entire life (it's normal to make underwear in my family). She and I started sewing together when I was just four (Barbie had a lot of tube tops). So, I put two and two and two together and made myself some rocking panties.

I loved them. Wore them all the time and always had it in the back of my mind that it could be a business. But I loved my career in social justice and non-profits, and wasn't looking for a hobby that intense.

Then I fell in love and moved to Seattle (it was worth it, we got married :)). And I felt a little lost, and out of my element. So it made sense to try to put my mark on the world. Create something.

And I came back to undies. The most elemental thing you can make- the first thing you put on everyday.

And here I am. So excited to share my something special with the world!

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Shop members

  • Kori Jock

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Kori has been covering her own behind making Upitees since 2006 (and she's still rocking the first pair she got right!). She's been making them for you and the world since 2011.

  • Shani

    Creator, Photographer

    Shani is a hooper, photographer, and owner of the Etsy shop Emerge and Circulate. When she isn't building her own empire, she sometimes helps cut undies out and print them. We also have Shani to thank for our product photography!

  • Connie

    Creator

    Connie helps cut goodies out, stitch up elastic, and top stitch undies from time to time.

  • Mary Grace

    Creator

    Mary Grace cuts undies out!

  • Sara

    Shipper

    Sara used to peddle panties for us at the Farmer's Market and now she helps ship the Underwear of the Month Club once a month :)

Shop policies

Last updated on April 4, 2016
Hello hello! I carefully cut and sew each pair of undies I create with lots of love to make your underwear drawer smile. And boy, will they make your drawers smile for a long time- these undies typically last for years! :). I use the most eco-friendly and forgiving materials I can find, so I'm using thrifted and foraged tshirts (washed in earth-friendly detergent before they make it to the sewing machine), my elastic isn't bleached and my screen print inks are water based.

I want you to love your undies and working with me, so I do my best to offer fantastic customer service. I love to connect with my customers and maybe even make a friend :)

I live and work in Kalamazoo, MI, smack dab in between Detroit and Chicago. Check out photos of my basement studio here: . We do have a cat (she makes an appearance on facebook sometimes when she's helping me sew :)), so if you have allergies, please let me know and I'll be extra careful with your order (washing it again before shipping and packaging it up in a cat free room).

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Pay using a credit/debit card with or without a PayPal account. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can still pay with your credit/debit card through PayPal, or through Etsy's direct checkout.

I accept checks from customers in the United States. Please email or convo me for details. Orders will be shipped after payment is received and checks clear.
Shipping
-- Shipping Policies --
All ready-to-ship items will be shipped within 2 business days of purchase via United States Postal Service, first class. Delivery confirmation (including a tracking number) is included to addresses in the United States.

Made-to-order items are shipped within 14-21 days.

Underwear of the Month Club subscriptions will be mailed during the second week of each month; enroll by the end of any month to be included in the next month’s shipment. Your undies will be shipped monthly for as long as your prepaid subscription lasts.

All packaging is recycled and it's important to me to use the most eco-forgiving products I can. I may recycle packaging materials, like shipping envelopes and such. Please let me know if you prefer a new shipping envelope. Each pair of undies comes packaged as if it were a gift, but I'm happy to include a gift tag- blank or otherwise- just let me know! :)

If you are outside the U.S., you are responsible for any customs taxes or tariffs incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to LOVE your undies. Alterations are happily provided at no cost. I'm able to do all sorts of things, like change the elastic length, raise or lower the waistband, make them a hair bigger or smaller...

Due to the delicate nature of the merchandise, all sales are final, though exchanges may be made if alterations won't suffice. Please e-mail me before sending it back- I look forward to making sure these undies are your new favorite pair :)

Custom orders may only be exchanged in certain instances, determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me with any questions prior to purchase.

Refunds do not include the cost of shipping; clients are responsible for their own shipping costs incurred for alterations. I'm happy to cover shipping costs to get the altered undies back to you :)