EthicalLifeStore

Earth friendly goods

Oxford, United Kingdom · 1769 Sales

EthicalLifeStore

Earth friendly goods

Oxford, United Kingdom 1769 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Ethical Life is an independent women's wear label based in Oxford, UK, established in 2009.
The company is run solely by Rara Matthews whose affinity for earthy and minimalistic aesthetics are reflected in her label with each garment being worked and handmade personally by her. All products are designed and made in house as one of a kind pieces or in small batch runs.
Ethical Life is committed to the use of raw, organic, reclaimed and handwoven materials in its slow fashion creations while using solar power and keeping waste to a minimum.
Rara’s range of vegan friendly and ayurvastra garments have been dyed traditionally and naturally with medicinal plant materials of berries, roots and leaves bringing you holistic comforts and well-being in every day wear while also taking care of the planet.
Items made with animal materials are carefully sourced – using raw/peace silk, salvaged leather off cuts and end of line designer wools.
Personal interests of Rara include the history of textiles, prehistoric archaeology, permaculture and herbal medicine.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 19, 2017

Ethical Life is an independent women's wear label based in Oxford, UK, established in 2009.
The company is run solely by Rara Matthews whose affinity for earthy and minimalistic aesthetics are reflected in her label with each garment being worked and handmade personally by her. All products are designed and made in house as one of a kind pieces or in small batch runs.
Ethical Life is committed to the use of raw, organic, reclaimed and handwoven materials in its slow fashion creations while using solar power and keeping waste to a minimum.
Rara’s range of vegan friendly and ayurvastra garments have been dyed traditionally and naturally with medicinal plant materials of berries, roots and leaves bringing you holistic comforts and well-being in every day wear while also taking care of the planet.
Items made with animal materials are carefully sourced – using raw/peace silk, salvaged leather off cuts and end of line designer wools.
Personal interests of Rara include the history of textiles, prehistoric archaeology, permaculture and herbal medicine.

Rara Matthews

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Updates

Always working on new designs in the background. This one is going into the herbal dye pot herb
Herbal dyed organic cotton shaggy sweater in jade green up in the shop. Size medium currently available..
Freshly dyed fabric ready for sewing in the studio purple_heart
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Ethically made goods in small batches

Keep simple things about you and mind them well to make them last.

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  • Rara

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Shipping, Marketing

    My designs are inspired by modern rustic aesthetics. I use all natural materials in my creations from hemp, silk and linen along with plant dyes and buckwheat hulls to create a range of clothing, bags and cushions in my small studio based in Oxford.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 11, 2016
Welcome to Ethical Life Store,

Please ensure my policies are fully read before purchasing.

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
  • Other Method
Payment
Ethical Life Store accepts payment through PayPal and Direct Checkout from customers worldwide.

UK only customers can also pay by cheque or postal order if preferred (select 'other' at checkout and please ask for my postal address in note to seller when placing the order.

Payment should be sent within 3 days of committing to buy.

Full payment will be taken before custom orders are created.
Shipping
Your package will be sent out within the time frame indicated on your order - this is usually between 1-3 days if the item is ready made, otherwise if the item is made to order I will let you know the date it will be shipped.

The postage type offered for all countries within the UK is standard Royal Mail 1st class. For the rest of the world it is standard airmail with Royal Mail from the UK then being transferred to your local delivery companies.
These don't have tracking numbers attached to them but are very efficient and reliable and help to keep the cost of postage down.
If you would like to have your parcel sent insured and tracked please request this before purchasing.

It is the shoppers responsibility to clear their parcel through their particular country's customs system.

Please let me know in 'note to seller' if you would like your item sent to an alternative address to that on your Etsy profile for example if you are sending as a gift or prefer to have your package delivered to a work address.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase for whatever reason please contact me so that we can work together to sort it out.
You have the right to change your mind on your purchase and return it to me within 7 days of receiving it. The buyer will pay return postage on this and initial postage costs cannot be refunded.
Custom orders made especially for you cannot be returned or refunded.


If there is a genuine fault with the product not caused by the customer, please let me know and return it to me within 3 days of receipt and I will refund the full cost along with the return delivery fee once I have received and checked the item over.


Exchanges can be made if you decide you want something else instead except in the case of a custom order. The postage for return of original item and of new item shall be paid for by the customer.

Please be aware of any colour differences represented by individual monitors/phone screens. I always photograph my products in natural light to show the truest colours.
Additional policies and FAQs
Care instructions are included in the listing description, however please message me if you have any queries about this.

Let me know if your item is intended as a gift - I can gift wrap it at no extra charge.

I appreciate your feedback, so please let me know what you think about your purchase and transaction. If you have any questions at all please contact me and I will get back to you within one working day unless it is stated in my shop header that I am away.