pompomblossom

Hand-dyed silk ribbons, styling silks and paper decor

| Manchester, United Kingdom

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This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time shipping, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    As seen in Vogue, Conde Nast Brides magazine, Style me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Elle magazine, Rock n Roll Bride, Love my Dress, Rock my wedding , Ruffled, Junebug , Martha Stewart Weddings , You and Your Wedding Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, Fluttermag, Country Homes and Interiors, Country living , The Wedding Gallery, Marylebone One, Selvedge Magazine and many, many more !

Pompom Blossom appreciates all weddings are unique so offers a bespoke service where all ribbon is hand-dyed to order, custom-colours are more than welcome and any shade is possible ! The perfect, personalised finishing touch .

If you would like any advice or guidance on which width, length , shade, or amount of ribbon you require please visit https://www.pompomblossom.com/purchase-advice or contact me directly if you have any questions .

As from 1st September my current turnaround times are approximately 3-5 working days before dispatch for hand-dyed silk ribbon, 1-2 working days for Ready to Ship ribbon, 1-2 weeks for silk fabric and 2 weeks for hand-dyed paper decor so please double-check the advertised dispatch date before ordering.

**IMPORTANT** POTENTIAL DELIVERY DELAYS DUE TO COVID-19 !* Due to the global pandemic there may be potential delivery delays especially for International orders - please rest assured I will be doing all I can to meet every single dispatch date. However, there may possibly be some instances of later arrival due to postal delays . I appreciate your understanding and patience at this time – please know that by doing so you are truly supporting a small creative business.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

As seen in Vogue, Conde Nast Brides magazine, Style me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Elle magazine, Rock n Roll Bride, Love my Dress, Rock my wedding , Ruffled, Junebug , Martha Stewart Weddings , You and Your Wedding Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, Fluttermag, Country Homes and Interiors, Country living , The Wedding Gallery, Marylebone One, Selvedge Magazine and many, many more !

Pompom Blossom appreciates all weddings are unique so offers a bespoke service where all ribbon is hand-dyed to order, custom-colours are more than welcome and any shade is possible ! The perfect, personalised finishing touch .

If you would like any advice or guidance on which width, length , shade, or amount of ribbon you require please visit https://www.pompomblossom.com/purchase-advice or contact me directly if you have any questions .

As from 1st September my current turnaround times are approximately 3-5 working days before dispatch for hand-dyed silk ribbon, 1-2 working days for Ready to Ship ribbon, 1-2 weeks for silk fabric and 2 weeks for hand-dyed paper decor so please double-check the advertised dispatch date before ordering.

**IMPORTANT** POTENTIAL DELIVERY DELAYS DUE TO COVID-19 !* Due to the global pandemic there may be potential delivery delays especially for International orders - please rest assured I will be doing all I can to meet every single dispatch date. However, there may possibly be some instances of later arrival due to postal delays . I appreciate your understanding and patience at this time – please know that by doing so you are truly supporting a small creative business.

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Gillian Anderson wearing a hand-dyed ‘ Vintage Mauve’ silk velvet ribbon in her hair as seen in season 3 of Sex Education on Netflix !
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About pompomblossom

Sales 4,393
On Etsy since 2014

''Actual Wedding Heaven''

It wasn't until I was planning my own wedding, that I discovered just how invaluable Etsy was for brides-to-be!

Etsy became the main inspiration for my entire wedding as I wanted every aspect to be not only beautiful but unique. Everything was handcrafted from the place-setting cards, to the paper pompoms; from the hand-stamped merfolk to the wind mills and the cake topper; the paper boats with fabric sails and the buttonholes; the wedding vows to the invitations. (All my hand-crafting and hours and hours of searching on Etsy was worth it, as our wedding was published in 'Wedding Magazine' in the UK and also was featured in two parts on 'Rock My Wedding', where it was described as 'actual Wedding heaven' :)

It was my love of paper and love of colour which prompted me to start-up Pompom Blossom, Although the hand-dyeing process is pretty long and laborious, it is worth it when I see my work come to life! The subtleties in colour you can achieve with hand-dyed tissue and hand-dyed silk ribbon are just so much more delicate, and so much more beautiful than the commercial alternatives.

Pompom Blossom is honoured to have been featured in national press; many international and UK magazines including Flutter Mag, Brides Magazine, Wedding ideas, Perfect Wedding and Country Homes and interiors, and also in countless inspirational international blogs including Style Me Pretty, Love my Dress, Rock my Wedding , Strictly Weddings, Wedding Sparrow and Magnolia Rouge. Please look at my website gallery for images from these editorials. (www.pompomblossom.com)

I hope you enjoy browsing in my shop, If nothing else please just take a second to enjoy how wonderfully colourful it is! All the photos are purely to show you the potential of Pompom Blossom, as I custom-make and hand-dye both silk and paper to order. If you don't see the colour or combination you are searching for, please contact me.

Thank you so much for your interest in Pompom Blossom.

For styled mock-ups featuring my hand-dyed silks and product photography please look at my second etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/stewartandsquire

Shop members

  • sophie

    Owner

    After several career changes I gained a first class honours degree in Creative Writing & World Religions but these days much prefer to spend my days mixing pigments and creating a kaleidoscope of colour !

Production partners

  • Maisy Plum handmade Jewellery

    United Kingdom

    MaisyPlum handmade jewellery makes contemporary handmade enamel jewellery incorporating beautiful colours . MaisyPlum creates the enamelware styling dish sets exclusively for Pompom Blossom in specific custom shades to co-ordinate perfectly with my hand-dyed silk ribbon

Shop policies

Last updated on October 21, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing Pompom Blossom!

**IMPORTANT POTENTIAL DELIVERY DELAYS DUE TO COVID-19 !* Due to the current global pandemic post is being severely delayed especially for International orders - there are many postal workers either ill or self-isolating and there is more post to process at the moment than at Christmas due to everyone ordering online! International post is taking much longer to get to the customer, in some cases three or four weeks especially if customs cause further delays . To minimise risk I will only be going to the Post Office once a week to send orders but please rest assured I will be doing all I can to meet every single dispatch date. However, as you can imagine in these unprecedented circumstances, there may possibly be some instances of later arrival due to postal delays . I appreciate your understanding and patience at this time – please know that by doing so you are truly supporting a small creative business.

My turnaround times are currently 5 working days before dispatch for hand-dyed silk ribbon, 1-2 weeks for silk fabric and up to 3 weeks for hand-dyed paper decor so please double-check the advertised dispatch date before ordering.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I hope you are happy with your order , if for any reason you are not please contact me as soon as possible so we can discuss refunds and returns.

If you have changed your mind or no longer require your purchase and wish to return the items you have bought please contact me within fourteen days and return within 30 days of receiving the item for a refund. The item will be refunded in full if it's returned in re-sellable unused condition .

I do recommend using a tracked and signed for service for returns as I can only refund when the product is back in my possession . Please insure for the correct amount .

For unwanted items or changes of mind, the buyer is responsible for paying for return postage in full. However , the cost of original postage (cost to send to buyer) will be refunded at the standard postage rate. If the order was sent expedited or priority postage at the buyers request I will refund the price for standard delivery so there may be a balance still owing and retained .

For faulty items please contact me within 14 days of receipt and return unused and in original condition within 30 days for a full refund.

For return of faulty items I recommend using a tracked and signed for service . Please insure for the correct amount . Original postage and return postage will be refunded in full . Though please contact me to confirm the service you are using so I can confirm the price in advance.

For returns outside the EU Please mark any returns as returned goods on any customs forms as I will not be responsible for any customs fees or duty incurred to myself for returns of my own products due to incorrect information or omissions being entered on the form by the customer . This applies for both faulty items or unwanted purchases . Any customs fees/duty incurred due to customer error/omission on forms will be deducted from the original purchase price payable to the customer on receipt of the return .

The customer is responsible for arranging collection/redelivery of the item if delivery is not possible . If you are aware that your purchase is left at your local post office/ sorting office/ courier company , either through a card being left from the appropriate postal service or courier, through the tracking information provided or through conversation on etsy with myself and you decide/choose not to collect for any reason, as soon as the item/s are returned to me via the postal service then I will refund the purchase price of the item only in full. Any postage costs will not be refunded either in part or in full. Any costs incurred to me due to customs or duties will be deducted from the original purchase price. Please note if you do decide to use this method then the return may take several months outside the EU and a refund will not be given till the items are back in my possession and if only they remain in original condition .

Returns/refunds are not available for custom orders - custom shades and for any business to business orders which are purchased using a discount code and for any orders for pre-cut ribbon, cut at the buyers request.
Shipping
As from March 2020 , I will be sending lower cost items using first class post rather than signed for in the UK to avoid any unnecessary contact between customers and postal service employees due to potential self-isolation procedures . All my higher cost silk and paper products will be sent first class signed for in the UK and and signed for /tracked outside of the UK where this service is possible. If you have chosen to upgrade shipping to Special Delivery in the UK only, this WILL NOT alter the advertised processing/turnaround time, though will reduce the shipping time from up to 3 working days to one working day so please only choose this option if you wish to either track your ribbon or reduce shipping time.

Your ribbon/silk will be packaged in either a cotton drawstring bag or tissue- unless you have selected the silk ribbon on a wooden bobbin option in the drop down menu .

I aim to send all my products as soon as possible. However, as the silk and paper is all hand-dyed to order and I may have several other orders on the go, please contact me if you wish to place an urgent or larger order to ensure I can deliver it on time- if your wedding or event is time critical

Please note you may incur customs fees and/or duties depending on the regulations and laws of the country you reside. These may vary from country to country and are the customers sole responsibility to pay.
Additional policies and FAQs
My listings include professional images taken of my products at photo shoots. No props, including vintage chairs, fresh bridal bouquets , bearded grooms or gorgeous maids will be included in your order .

The professional photos are credited on each listing however please contact me for future details if you wish to know further details for specific images .

There is the option to purchase a wooden bobbin for your silk ribbon in the drop-down menu in each listing. If you have selected this option the bobbin will be the appropriate size for the width of ribbon selected (ranging from 1/2 inch width to 4 inch width) and hold the appropriate amount of yards of ribbon - as selected . The contemporary wooden bobbins are made from sustainable wood and are unstained,smooth and crafted from pale wood.

As the silk is a wholly natural product and is all hand-dyed there may be some unavoidable shrinkage of the fibres during the dyeing process. All measurements stated in the listing are taken prior to dyeing .Small pigmentation irregularities and marbling may also be present in silk and paper products due to the hand- dyeing process. I make every attempt to ensure the silk is colourfast in cold water . However, Some pigment residue may remain initially - especially in the deeper , darker shades so please avoid getting wet to avoid colour transfer .

My silk ribbons are 100% silk and the vast majority of the dyes I use are described by the manufacturer as eco-friendly synthetic dyes which are non-toxic, as determined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and can be safely flushed through both sewer and septic systems. The mordants I use are household salt and vinegar, the exact same I use on my food ! The remaining dyes I use are natural dyes and used without any mordant at all .

Although plant based dyes are considered safer to the environment, many plant based dyes require the use of dissolved metal oxides as the mordant, to help the dye stick to fabric and to alter the shade, These metal mordants, such as copper, tin, iron , aluminium and chrome are toxic to the dyer, others and the environment. Many plant based dyers now work only with alum and iron as metal mordants, since those are considered the safest to work with when used correctly. However, not all natural dyes may require the use of mordant so it is a matter of personal choice, regardless which type of dye and mordant you choose, both will need to use resources and will have an effect one way or another!

http://www.allnaturaldyeing.com/mordants-fixatives/

Actual colors may vary. I try to include as many photos as possible taken in different lights and to edit photos to show the silks/paper shades as true to life as possible, but please understand the actual colour may vary slightly from your monitor.. Please also note that due to the nature of hand-dyed silks and pigments used, colour will vary slightly from batch to batch .

Please contact me if you wish to place a custom order. All my items are hand-dyed to your exact requirement, so it may be necessary for you to send me a colour swatch so I can match the exact tone or shade you are looking for. I also work closely with florists to ensure your wedding day is as seamless as possible and silk or blooms complement each other in every way! I am also more than happy to liaise with your wedding stylist, so please contact me so we can discuss the vision you have for your day in detail!

.I do offer a full installation service for the giant blooms in the UK, where I unfurl, hang/install your giant blooms/pompoms and then de-install after the event. Whether you have chosen a floral backdrop or wish to hang poms from a teepee or have a window to dress , I am happy to do the hard work for you! Please contact me if this a service you may be interested in.

More information

Last updated on Sep 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do you use plant-based dyes ?

Although plant based dyes are considered safer for the environment, many plant based dyes require the use of dissolved metal oxides as the mordant to help the dye stick to fabric and to alter the shade. These metal mordants, such as copper, tin, iron , aluminium and chrome are toxic to people & the environment especially if the dyeing is on a commercial scale. The dyes I use are either eco-friendly synthetic non-toxic dyes , using household salt or vinegar as a mordant or natural dyes which do not require the use of a mordant at all- so if you do decide to choose silk dyed with plant-based dye over eco-friendly synthetic dyes be sure to read the small print on the mordants used.

Are your silks environmentally-friendly?

My silk ribbons are 100% silk and the dyes I use are described by the manufacturer as eco-friendly synthetic dyes which are non-toxic, as determined by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and can be safely flushed through both sewer and septic systems. The mordants I use are household salt and vinegar, the exact same I use on my food ! The remaining dyes I use are natural dyes and used without any mordant at all .

Are wooden spools included ?

There is the option to purchase a wooden bobbin for your silk ribbon in the drop-down menu in each listing. If you have selected this option the bobbin will be the appropriate size for the width of ribbon selected (ranging from 1/2 inch width to 4 inch width) and hold the appropriate amount of yards of ribbon - as selected . The contemporary wooden bobbins are made from sustainable wood and are unstained,smooth and crafted from pale wood.

Care instructions

All silk orders are accompanied by detailed written care instructions.

What length/width ribbon should I choose?

The advice on my website and photos galleries of all the options available will hopefully help you come to a decision on which width to choose, how many yards you may need and answer any other questions you may have. https://www.pompomblossom.com/purchase-advice.
However, please contact me if you require any further help.