raintower

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Stockholm, Sweden · 2637 Sales

raintower

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Stockholm, Sweden 2637 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(1109)

Announcement   ~~the raintower clothing collection will be available again in august ! we wish you a beautiful summer~~

☽☽☽☥ ◐ dark forest hemlocks and secret sky sister ☥◑☾☾☾ --plus sizes on request!--
◑ eco clothing -- recycled material exclusively ☽ ◬ ☾ silver treasures ◐ original art & prints ◬ // 25 % swe sales tax applied on all EU orders at checkout //
◈ raintower.se ◈ instagram: naominowak ◈ tumblr: bluecohosh.tumblr.com

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 25, 2016

~~the raintower clothing collection will be available again in august ! we wish you a beautiful summer~~

☽☽☽☥ ◐ dark forest hemlocks and secret sky sister ☥◑☾☾☾ --plus sizes on request!--
◑ eco clothing -- recycled material exclusively ☽ ◬ ☾ silver treasures ◐ original art & prints ◬ // 25 % swe sales tax applied on all EU orders at checkout //
◈ raintower.se ◈ instagram: naominowak ◈ tumblr: bluecohosh.tumblr.com

Naomi Nowak

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Naomi Nowak

OOAK // light grey mix vespera
US$89.89
Drop Armour // Moonstone and Silver Ring
US$96.87
Citadel // Witch / Magical / Fantasy Art Print
US$18.92
Ramparts // Sterling Silver Ring
US$86.22
The Hag's Hand // Sterling Silver Pendant
US$69.66
Tide // Sterling Silver Pendant
US$64.93
Roll Kill // Bronze Pendant
US$56.42
Serpent Stone // Sterling Silver Ring
US$76.76
Tjärn // Silver Ring (Raw Quartz)
US$90.95
Létra // Sterling Silver Ring
US$83.97
Tjärn // Silver Ring (Raw Pyrite)
US$90.95
Dark Mage // Sterling Silver Pendant
US$73.21
Mandragora // Sterling Silver Pendant
US$46.48
Cloven Pine // Silver Ring
US$93.32
Faerie Medallion // Silver & Herkimer Pendant
US$134.48
Severus // Original Drawing
US$378.36
Dark Mage // Shadow Lip Balm
US$8.04
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5 out of 5 stars
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xdearxopheliax

xdearxopheliax on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped quickly and they smell amazing.

Ana Sanchez

Ana Sanchez on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Even more amazing than I expected ❤️ and even the packaging is eco friendly! I will wear this even in this LA summer! 😻

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Updates

new one of a kind nebula slouchy sweaters are in stock and ready to ship !

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OOAK nebula slouchy sweater S
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raintower loves animals sparkling_heart keeping fashion cruelty free and ethical at all times ! have been experimenting with purple tones lately and loving it.

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OOAK // dip dye purple leggings
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Limited edition 'Tjärn' ring set with green calcite

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About

this is the forest primeval // the murmuring pines and the hemlocks

naomi nowak is a painter, illustrator and graphic novelist based in stockholm, sweden. having a part time job can be a good idea in that line of work and it turned out the ones that would have her were all fashion-related .. and initally, a lot of fun only to leave a terrible aftertaste. what to do when you absolutely love clothes but your inside look at both high street and online fashion giants leaves you appalled? in 2009 naomi swore off buying new things and has since kept that promise (with the exception of some knickers and mascara, thankyou). but wearing only vintage can get boring so the sewing machine got dusted off, and eventually, in 2012, raintower was born.

all raintower garments are made from recycled, pre-loved material -- nothing we do supports new manufacture. this way the environmental impact is extremely low, and the garments are as free of chemicals as is possible.

the ethics and aesthetics of raintower are inseparable -- just as in her illustrations naomi seeks to honor a deep and mystical connection to nature with her work, hailing moon, storms, the veil of night, russet autumn, roaring sea, deep forest and bright dawn.


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all workplace photos above are taken by the lovely Jonna Sjöblom, see more of her work at http://www.jonnasjoblom.com/

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  • Naomi Nowak

    Owner, Curator, Designer

    I'm an illustrator, comic book artist and clothing designer. I create all garment and jewellery designs for Raintower and love sewing, carving jewels, experimenting with dye, painting, drawing, photography.

  • Karin Öst

    Consultant, Seamstress

    Karin (no relation to Johanna!) studies sustainability and CSR which makes her a valuable consultant for an eco shop. She also sews for Raintower. See more of her at http://lilyofthevalley.se

  • Cranky Benny

    Seamstress, Potions Master, Mechanic

    The mysterious entity that is artist CRANKYBENNY is a master potion maker, creating lipbalms in cahoots with Naomi. Benny also sews some Raintower garments. http://instagram.com/crankybenny

Shop policies

Last updated on July 8, 2016
"This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks..."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
CLOTHING
Do you make plus or petite size garments?
Yes ! We are happy to create almost any garment in any size. We don't have plus/petite sizes listed as standard yet because we prefer to work with our customer more directly and make sure we get it right. Please be in touch, we are happy to hear from you!

How do I know which size to pick?
Raintower follows standard European sizing and most of our garments are made with soft and stretchy material . If you are unsure which size to pick we advise that you pick the one you think is closest but input your measurements and height in the 'notes to seller' at checkout. That way we can alter your garment if need be!

Do you make custom alterations to your garments?
Absolutely, within reason - we are happy to lengthen, widen, shorten any design at no extra cost. We are also open to adding small details to garments such as pockets or a hood but as that means altering a garment pattern we do ask for an additional fee. Please be in touch!

Do you create custom garments for special occasions, such as wedding dresses?
Yes! We are happy and honoured every time a bride or groom to be gets in touch ;) Please write to us.

I saw a Raintower garment on social media or in the 'sold' category on etsy, and it is not available in your shop. Can you make it for me?
Yes, most likely! Most garments we've ever sold we are happy to recreate, however there are some that cannot be remade due to specific materials etc. We regularly create custom listings. Again, please be in touch 😄

I've received my order and the garment doesn't fit.
As long as the garment hasn't been worn (only tried on) and no more than two months have passed since the shipping date we are happy to alter your garment, exchange it for a different one or for store credit or refund your garment.

JEWELLERY
Do you offer in jewels in different finishes, such as high polished silver or blackened silver?
Yes ! Please place your order and include your desired finish in the 'notes to seller' box at checkout.

Can I order any ring size, including half sizes?
Absolutely. If your ring size is not listed pick the one closest and include your desired size in the 'notes to seller' box at checkout.

I don't know my ring size, or I would like more information about ring sizing.
The surest and most precise way to measure your ring size is to get it done in person by a professional jeweller. Most places that sell jewellery offer this service for free and it only takes a minute. There are also websites that can help, such as findmyringsize.com ! Raintower uses the North American sizing scale but you can easily convert and double check your size with this chart: http://www.ringsizes.co/

Do you create custom jewels or do custom alterations to current jewel designs?
Yes. This includes casting any of our designs in different metals than the ones listed (most of our jewels are sterling/925 silver by default but red and yellow bronze and gold are also possible!). We can also set them with different stones or custom stones provided by you as long as the measurements are right. If you wish to have an entirely new jewel created just for you this is also possible! Let's talk 😄

PRINTS
Can I order a larger or smaller print than the options listed?
Yes. Please write to us.

Can you sign on the front/back/not at all?
By default all prints are signed on the back and not numbered. They can be unsigned or signed on the front as well, just input your wishes in the 'notes to seller' box at checkout!

SHIPPING
When will my item ship?
In stock items ship within 7 business days. This includes original, ready to ship garments, most prints and most jewels. Made to order items, such as collection garments take between 2-5 weeks. Jewellery and prints is sometimes out of stock and takes longer. This especially goes for rings as we have sizing to consider. We are a small business, we craft by hand and do not have the facilities or finances to keep large stock. Please be in touch if you would like more information on specific items!

Will I be notified when my item ships?
Yes! We always send out shipping notifications.

My item has shipped, when will it reach me?
1-3 business days within Sweden, 3-7 business days EU, 5-10 business days international. Please be advised that these are approximate shipping times -- customs sometimes holds on to packages and unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. This can cause additional delays (especially to the US) of several weeks. This is fairly rare, but should be mentioned so customers know a delay is most likely only a delay and not a lost item 😄

Do you have a tracking number for my order?
We do not offer tracking numbers as shipping standard on orders under 500 usd. This is for two reasons - one, tracking is rather expensive with Swedish post, and two, not really needed. However you have the option of adding tracking and insurance to your order at checkout on etsy or requesting it via our contact form on raintower.se.

Do you combine shipping for separate orders?
If you have a current, unshipped order and wish to place another we are happy to combine shipping. Go ahead and place your additional order(s) and contact us to let us know; we will refund shipping overages. Please note that this may delay your first order.

I have not received my order.
While delays happen from time to time it's very rare indeed for packages to get entirely lost in the mail. If your package has been returned to us we will notify you ofcourse! If it's been more than a month since your order shipped and you still have not received it please let us know right away. We will speak to the post office an do everything in our power to make sure you get what you've paid for. We work hard to keep customers happy!
Shipping
Raintower ships worldwide and combines rates for items shipped together.

Please note that orders of multiple items from Raintower may on rare occasions ship separately. There is no additional shipping cost and we will be sure to notify you :)

Insured/tracked shipping is available as an added option at checkout. Standard shipping does not include tracking.

Please allow up to 10 business days for international shipping (2-5 business days within the European Union). We try to keep this an affordable store for everyone which means the default shipping option is low-budget. If you would like a quicker delivery, please let us know and we can set that up.

Non-custom items such as art and prints or pre-existing clothes have a 3-5 business days handling time BEFORE they ship -- but usually less. Custom orders take up to 4 weeks as we have to go out and hunt for the best fabric, sew the item and then dye it - all hand made, all recycled!
Refunds and Exchanges
Please get in touch prior to leaving feedback should there be any issue with your order as we would love to work it out -- either by exchanging the garment or sending a refund.

All garments are refundable provided they are sent back within a month of being marked as shipped, we only ask that you cover the shipping cost. We realize it can be hard to make out from a screen image exactly how something will look and feel once you're wearing it and customer satisfaction is really important to us.

Original artwork and prints are both well represented on a screen, so you know what you're buying beforehand and therefore these sales are final. If you'd like a detail view or more information about any piece of art or print, please don't hesitate to contact us before you make a purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
When buying Raintower clothing, you are purchasing an original, hand made one of a kind item made exclusively from recycled, pre-loved fabric. This means that some garments may have irregularities in the material, so please take this into account. The fact that they are in vintage condition is, to us, a positive - we choose cotton that has been washed and worn before but still kept it's shape and texture which means it's very likely to continue to do so. This is often not the case with new clothing, especially when in a more affordable price range.

Raintower exists in a studio environment that is smoke and animal free. Naomi does have a cat at home so please be wary if you have severe allergies.

Environmentally certified fabric dyes and sapindus nuts are used for laundering the clothing post dye -- no harmful laundry detergents or fabric softeners are used with Raintower garments.

Raintower is vehemently against animal testing and cruelty.