West Burke, Vermont · 30 Sales



West Burke, Vermont 30 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Handmade Hemp Clothing, Waxed Canvas Bags and Head-wear


Last updated on Dec 2, 2016

Handmade Hemp Clothing, Waxed Canvas Bags and Head-wear

Brianna Paquette

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Brianna Paquette

Faded Red Block - Printed 5 Panel Camp Hat
Handmade English Blue Wool 5 Panel Camp Hat
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Marie Lanz

Lisa Marie Lanz on Feb 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Ohhhhh how I love everything about this poncho! The quality of fabric, design and fit! Thank you for making such a unique, signature piece!

Q Huynh

Q Huynh on Jan 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I use this every day to carry phone & wallet while the kids and I are out and about. The waxed canvas is nice and soft after a few weeks of use, and I love that my things are not going to get soaking wet if we get caught in the rain.

janelle guthro

janelle guthro on Aug 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Did not actually end up buying this item because it was sold but the shop was very nice and accommodating.

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Hemp and Natural Fiber Clothing, Waxed Canvas Bags and Headwear

Ministry of Culture is a clothing, bag, and accessories company that takes a holistic approach to fashion. Dedicated to the Slow Design movement, Ministry of Culture embraces traditional craft and folk art design techniques from around the world striving to elevate them through modern design to create our distinctive collection. In addition to our line of sustainable Hemp and Natural Fiber clothing, we reuse discarded fabric in our embellishments and block print our designs to alleviate chemical waste. Our unique brand of design promotes social consciousness through the quality and functionality of each piece.


Shop members

  • Brianna Paquette


    I grew up sewing my own clothes and making jewelry but it wasn’t until my brother found an ad in the gas station, in our town of West Burke, Vermont, that I ever considered it as a potential profession.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 10, 2017
Everything in our shop is handmade. From the block prints, reverse appliques, etc. The ministry is dedicated to making quality designs, using traditional techniques. Each piece is unique in character but is held to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Inspirations for the designs are taken from various cultures, then combined with modern influences to produce a whole new way of thinking.

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
Domestic shipping is done through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Most pieces are made to order and can take 3-5 days to prepare and are sent via Priority Mail 2-3 day shipping. Please send a message if you need an item sooner and we will do our best to accommodate, but please do keep in mind that each piece is handmade and this is not always possible.

*For international orders (outside of the US) - we also ship USPS between 3-5 days of payment, using priority mail. We expect the buyer to be aware of and responsible for any customs fees/taxes pertaining to their country. USPS does provide a tracking # but, is often unable to follow the package after it leaves the United States port of customs.

Try this website, it will help you estimate fees/ taxes:

Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
We are very proud of our craftsmanship and strive to create quality products. If you are unhappy with an item please contact us within seven days of receipt of the item to arrange for an exchange.

Exchanges will be sent out after receipt of the original item in it's original condition, at the buyer's expense, and with a postal tracking number.

We require that anyone requesting an exchange or return contact us within seven days of receipt of the item.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged : custom or personalized orders.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Our hats generally measure about 22 1/2-23" around. Some fabrics do have more stretch than others and therefore can vary slightly in fit.

Larger versions of the same hats here can be made, they start at $64 each . For one of a kind/ custom orders hats start at $84 each. Please include head measurements with all custom orders. It is important to measure correctly the first time as custom orders are not refundable .

Large/ Smaller versions of waxed canvas bags can be requested for a fee. This fee will be calculated to include pattern alteration, sewing time, and fabric usage. ***Generally belts on bags can be adjusted to your size request, please include that info in the notes when you place your order.***

Custom sized clothing can be requested for an additional fee, which can very depending on the amount of time the pattern adjustment will take, additional material, and sewing time.