Original one of a kind, handmade knitwear, bags & decor

Uden, The Netherlands

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Note from shop owner PolClary is closed for due to the lockdown in the Netherlands.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 19, 2020

PolClary is closed for due to the lockdown in the Netherlands.


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About PolClary

Sales 251
On Etsy since 2010

"So, Pol, you're kind of crafty, right?"

I have been crafting my entire life. My mother taught me how to knit, sew, crochet, make lace and various other crafts when I was young. When I was a teenager, I would save up all my money and go to the wool factory to buy big batches of yarn. After high school I got Akte-K, a Dutch degree in teaching crafts to children.

When my daughter Lizzy left for university, she stayed in a dorm. To make her new room feel more like home, she asked if we could sew a patchwork quilt together. It was made out of repurposed jeans and t-shirts, printed and embroidered fabric and knit patches, with a fleece back. After that quilt, I was addicted to making things again.

After a few months, my daughter turned to me and said: "Pol, if you're not going to stop crafting, you need to start an Etsy shop."

Lizzy went away on a half year internship with instructions for me to make as many 'cool handmade things' as possible. When she came back, we opened the shop together.

Often times, the way an item gets made is like this: Lizzy will come up to me with a piece of paper with a drawing and a ton of notes scribbled in the margins ("stripes are cute! Use that soft gray yarn you have, or maybe the green! Is this even possible to knit?") Once I have figured out if it is possible to knit and what she means with 'that one cool ridge-pattern', I'll draw up my own design, add a few notes and start knitting (or sewing, or crocheting).

Other times, I'll buy some beautiful yarn and lay it out on the table and go about my day. After I've passed it a few times, I'll know: this should really be a stole (or a scarf, or a hat)! Then I'll write up a pattern and start knitting. Sometimes, I change the design along the way.

We try to repurpose materials such as old jeans (I have a stack of old denim that reaches up to my shoulder, everyone brings me their old jeans!) and clothing.

All of the items at PolClary are one of a kind. When I'm working on something, my mind is already full of new ideas: ways to improve an item, variations on a theme, a matching item, or a completely different item I want to make after this one. Why make the same thing twice when you have so many ideas? This way, it never feels like work, and the buyer always gets something unique and special.

Shop members

  • Clary

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Pol/Clary. Called Pol by her daughter and Clary by the rest of the world. She designs, write the patterns for, and makes all the one of a kind items herself.

  • Lizzy

    Sales Team, Internet Gremlin

    Lizzy is a freelance translator. She 'does all the internet stuff', writes the product descriptions, does most of the photography, and translates correspondance for Pol.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2020
Welcome to my shop!

PolClary makes one of a kind items in every price range. All of the items are original PolClary designs. All items are handmade by me, Clary van Rijswijck.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
I will refund the price of the item if the item is damaged during shipping. If the item is damaged upon arrival, please contact me and send the item back within a week. Once I have the item back, I will refund the price of the item.

If you would like to exchange an item for a refund or for an item of equal value, contact me and we'll work something out. I will send you the new item as soon as I have the original item back safe and sound.
Items will be shipped once payment has been processed.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Holiday Deadlines:
Europe: 9 December
The Netherlands: 18 December

Due to the global pandemic, PolClary is temporarily shipping only within Europe.

All items are one of a kind and ready to ship immediately!

Please keep in mind that items are shipped from The Netherlands, so it may take longer than you are used to to receive items. I will ship your package as soon as possible, at the cheapest rate possible. I will refund you if the shipping is cheaper.

All purchases are shipped after the payment has come through. Packages will be shipped via the Dutch Postal Service via Standard Priority. I may ask for a phone number, as packages have a chance of not being delivered without one in certain countries.

Packages are sent without tracking or insurance to keep the shipping affordable. If you want tracking or insurance, please send me a message beforehand and I will change the shipping price for you. I am terribly sorry for any delays or slow shipping due to restrictions and customs of your country. If you would like to discuss alternative shipping, please contact me.

To spare the environment and keep shipping affordable, I try to repurpose, recycle and reuse shipping materials if possible. All packages are gift wrapped. A hand written note with care instructions is included with every order.

General estimated shipping times, as told by the Dutch Postal Office:
The Netherlands: 1 - 3 business days
Europe: 3 - 7 business days
Due to the global pandemic, PolClary is temporarily shipping only within the EU.

Sometimes, items may arrive earlier or later, depending on the season, weather conditions, customs and regulations of the country.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items are giftwrapped free of charge. If you'd like your purchase(s) giftwrapped for another person (or if you have more than one item wrapped for different people), let me know in the "message to seller" section. I'll make sure the care instructions are addressed to them, and add a tag for you to write a message on.

Have a question or a request? Do not hesitate to contact me.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

I do not store your personal information outside of the Etsy seller website. If you want your information changed or deleted, please contact Etsy directly. If you have any concerns, please send me an Etsy conversation through the Etsy shop conversations.

Information I collect via Etsy:
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It:
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
-as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law

Information Sharing and Disclosure:
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
-Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements.