handmade upcycled kidswear

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handmade upcycled kidswear

2 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

I really love the craft, great work! I am so proud to tell everyone that they were made with such environmental consciousness

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2011
Welcome to mialeentje! Thanks so much for stopping by!

My name is Lizanne Hennessey, I'm an ex-pat budding entrepreneur, I make hand-made childrens' clothes in an extremely environmentally-conscious way.

I recycle secondhand clothing into new, one-of-a-kind garments and accessories for, what I like to call, the 'everyday diva'. Right now I make clothes for babies and girls up to about 10 years old, and am planning to introduce a boys' line next year. My shop is full of unique garments and products, all made from existing clothes, fabrics and materials.

I work in my little studio nestled in the forest on the border of Holland and Belgium, completely off-the-grid. My sewing machines even run on solar power. I use environmentally-friendly washing detergent to wash my products (Ecover) and I ship my products in completely recycled packaging.

Each and every product I make has its own name, because each and every piece has its own little personality, each and every piece is hand-made with love and care!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Other Method
How can I pay?

There are two methods of payment for international customers:

- PayPal
For this, you will need a PayPal account, which is easy to set up and free. Go to http://www.paypal.com

- International bank transfer
Make the transfer to:
mialeentje, Zaamslag, The Netherlands
account number: 149605323
IBAN code: NL52RABO0149605323

Goods will only be sent once payment has been received.

If you need to cancel an order, send an email to: cancel [!at] mialeentje.nl
How will my order be shipped?

All orders are sent by TNT post standard package in a completely recycled envelope.

International shipping costs begin at 7.50, based on the average weight of one item plus administration and customs costs.
There is a charge of 4.00 for all additional items ordered.

Can my order be gift-wrapped?

Every order is wrapped in a fun, gift-like way with tissue paper and a ribbon.

If you`d like to include a personal message with your order, please send me an e-mail with the message, along with the order details. I will copy the message over onto a card and send it a long with your package. Don`t forget to include the name of the person you`re giving it to!
Refunds and Exchanges
For international customers, the return-period is 21 days. Any garments or accessoires can be returned if you are unsatisfied. U will receive your money back plus shippingcosts, but there is an administration fee of 5,- per return. Please use the same packaging and send it to:

mialeentje /returns

Reuzenhoek 7

4543NB Zaamslag


It`s not mandatory, but I would sincerely appreciate it if you wrote me an e-mail to explain why you are unsatisfied with any mialeentje product. I am constantly striving to improve my products and your comments are invaluable!
Additional policies and FAQs
Why are there two sizes for every garment?

The sizes are made `to grow into`, so take into consideration the clothes are a bit on the `roomy` side. That way, your child can have the maximum amount of wear out of every garment!

Why do the clothes have different names?

Because each garment is unique, each has its own personality, and a personality deserves its own name. Would you like a garment named after your child? Send her name to name [!at] mialeentje.nl!

What the heck are `textiel-friemeltjes`?

`Textiel friemeltjes` are the official mialeentje term for skinny strips of torn material, from cotton to jersey to silk. These can be found on all sorts of mialeentje clothes and accessoires and being no longer than 5cm long, they do not present any health hazard to your child.

Are the clothes machine washable?

Yes, mialeentje clothing and babybooks are machine washable and can go in the dryer, unless specifically labeled otherwise. The hair accessoires are not suitable for the washingmachine. The vinyl bibs and aprons can be washed with soap and water.

All mialeentje clothes are washed with Ecover detergent.

Why is there only one garment in a certain size?

Because every garment is completely unique, there is only one of each. I use secondhand clothing, which are one-of-a-kind pieces as well, to create mialeentje garments.

Can I buy mialeentje anywhere else?

Yes, mialeentje is also available on the official webshop:

Why is what I ordered not identical to the photo on the website?

Some mialeentje products can be different than the photo on the website - in particular the accessories.The hair accessories are made with `textiel-friemeltjes`: thin strips of fabrics in hundreds of different colors and patterns. It would be impossible to take a photo of every single one! Other accessories, like the bibs, aprons and teething cloths, are made from the same materials but put together in a slightly different way. This way, you`re guaranteed to get a one-of-a-kind mialeentje product!

Why don`t I see boys` clothes in the collection?

I am working on a boys line, but it`s not yet in production. Some of the onesies can be worn by both boys and girls.