Casey on Feb 26, 2014
The hat is totally cute, turnaround time was quick, and the baby's parents love it (they're both into penguins). Not clear yet whether the baby likes hats in general, but with the winter we've been having it's a must! The recipient was born New Year's Day, and the hat does fit - I requested newborn size. With the quality of the materials I do think she will still be able to use it at age 1 as well. The yarn is nice and soft with a stretchiness to it!
u252942 on Nov 26, 2013
Fast shipping, they look great- can't wait to gift these!
prettysmartstuff is a start-up recycled/repurposed furniture and textiles business based near Oberlin, Ohio. Its aim is to produce quality, aesthetically-pleasing items while promoting the arts and social and environmental awareness through its products and business practices.
Trina Parrish was living with her mom after having graduated from Oberlin College. She had spent the summer of 2008 applying for jobs all over the country, and had heard from all of the employers what an incredibly diverse and impressive resume she had, but they had decided to go with someone else. Same old story, right?
In order to occupy herself during this stressfully boring time, Trina took to fixing things, taking apart a chair, painting shoes, the usual restless tinkering. Her mom said she needed to find a better way to go about all of this messing.
Then one day, Trina’s mom came home with a dead moth. It was white with black spots – a leopard moth. Trina noted what a great pattern it was, how it would look amazing on some upholstery or something.
Her mom said, “You could do that.”
Now, “you could do that” is a sentence Trina has heard all of her life, so usually, it gets shrugged off. “Yeah, yeah, I can do anything, yeah.”
This time was different.
“Dammit! I really could do that!”
In Fall 2008, she still hadn’t been hired anywhere, so Trina started looking at grad schools again and found Goddard College’s Sustainable Business and Communities program, in Fall 2010, she received her Master's Degree, and the rest will hopefully be history.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
For the most part, PayPal is the way to go. If you'd like to pay by another method (cash, check, money order, bartering, gift certificate, etc.), ask first, please.
Orders may be cancelled up until shipment, but the sooner, the better. I want you to fall in love with everything you buy, so please don't be fickle. Custom orders cannot be cancelled after estimates have been approved.
By default, shipping is through USPS Priority mail with confirmation. If you need insurance or upgrades, let me know so I can adjust your invoice.
Local orders can be delivered. Delivery within the 44074 area code is free; everything beyond is $5 PLUS 75¢/mile.
Refunds and Exchanges
Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and sometimes things break, Pretty Smart Stuff offers a "five-dollar fix," by which any PSS product can be returned and fixed for a flat rate of $5.
If I determine it can't be fixed, I'll buy the item back from you (at the value of the materials, not what you paid for it).
However, if you lose it, drown it, or burn it, I can't do anything for you, and remember that your parents taught you not to jump on the furniture.