refunktion

Handmade, upcycled and vintage pieces from around the world. <3

171 Sales

refunktion

Handmade, upcycled and vintage pieces from around the world. <3

171 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Announcement   Refunktion is a collection of treasures from around the world - vintage, upcycled, and handmade pieces curated for unique individuals with quality and funkiness in mind.

***We're SO excited about the launch of our new campaign, Threads to Seeds! With every purchase you make at the Refunktion shop, we will plant a tree via Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future works to plant trees in developing countries who's trees have been devastated by natural disasters, or who's soil has been unproductive for many years. We're so grateful for this wonderful Earth we live on, and we work hard to promote its longevity and health. You can join us in this effort, now knowing that not only are your clothes made from repurposed goods, but we plant a tree with each purchase you make! Here's to you, Mama Earth!***

Like Refunktion's Facebook page to keep up to date with special offers and deals, styling tips, new photoshoots and items in the making (before they hit the store!)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Refunktion/226645157428911

You can also follow the Refunktion Tumblr to see things we find inspiring. refunktion.tumblr.com

Enjoy! :)

Announcement

Refunktion is a collection of treasures from around the world - vintage, upcycled, and handmade pieces curated for unique individuals with quality and funkiness in mind.

***We're SO excited about the launch of our new campaign, Threads to Seeds! With every purchase you make at the Refunktion shop, we will plant a tree via Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future works to plant trees in developing countries who's trees have been devastated by natural disasters, or who's soil has been unproductive for many years. We're so grateful for this wonderful Earth we live on, and we work hard to promote its longevity and health. You can join us in this effort, now knowing that not only are your clothes made from repurposed goods, but we plant a tree with each purchase you make! Here's to you, Mama Earth!***

Like Refunktion's Facebook page to keep up to date with special offers and deals, styling tips, new photoshoots and items in the making (before they hit the store!)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Refunktion/226645157428911

You can also follow the Refunktion Tumblr to see things we find inspiring. refunktion.tumblr.com

Enjoy! :)

Caitlin Garcia-Ahern

Contact shop owner

Caitlin Garcia-Ahern

Vintage 70s Summer Festival Kaftan
Vintage 70s Summer Festival Kaftan
$120.00
Stunning Indian Sheer Embroidered Tunic
Stunning Indian Sheer Embroidered Tunic
$72.00
Vintage Women's Tie Dye Button Up Tank
Vintage Women's Tie Dye Button Up Tank
$22.00
Vintage Mauve Crochet Crop Top
Vintage Mauve Crochet Crop Top
$42.00
Upcycled Burnt Orange Textured Two-Piece Set
Upcycled Burnt Orange Textured Two-Piece Set
$58.00
Vintage Japanese Abstract Floral Culottes
Vintage Japanese Abstract Floral Culottes
$42.00
Brown Felt Western Hat with Sash and Medallions
Brown Felt Western Hat with Sash and Medallions
$42.00
Vintage Colorblock Spandex Dress
Vintage Colorblock Spandex Dress
$42.00
Vintage Linen Embroidered Structured Crop Tank
Vintage Linen Embroidered Structured Crop Tank
$42.00
Bright Summer Cotton Indian Kurta
Bright Summer Cotton Indian Kurta
$42.00
Tribal Print Mini Skirt
Tribal Print Mini Skirt
$42.00
Men's Handmade African Sunrise Jacket
Men's Handmade African Sunrise Jacket
$80.00
Vintage Corduroy Fall Floral Skirt
Vintage Corduroy Fall Floral Skirt
$42.00
Upcycled Purple Vine Kimono
Upcycled Purple Vine Kimono
$60.00
Vintage Floral Summer Pants
Vintage Floral Summer Pants
$40.00
Brocade Style Jogger Pant
Brocade Style Jogger Pant
$48.00
Vintage 80s Red Leather Motorcycle Jacket
Vintage 80s Red Leather Motorcycle Jacket
$78.00
Vintage 1970s Purple Beaded Floor Length Gown
Vintage 1970s Purple Beaded Floor Length Gown
$80.00
Handmade Furby Harem Jumpsuit
Handmade Furby Harem Jumpsuit
$80.00
Upcycled Neon Print Mechanic Romper
Upcycled Neon Print Mechanic Romper
$56.00
Vintage 80s Fresh Prince Swimsuit
Vintage 80s Fresh Prince Swimsuit
$60.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(42)
Kileen

Kileen on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fits pretty well & looks great! Love the pattern. Thank you!

Robert Follenfant

Robert Follenfant on Mar 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the look at this cover, great piece of history I got here, thank you

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About

A Collection of Vintage and Handmade Treasures from Around the World

I first started designing clothes when I was a toddler and have been in love ever since. I learned how to sew in high school, and then created the Refunktion Etsy shop while in college in New Orleans.

New Orleans was a wonderful city to draw inspiration from - a place where anything goes, where costumes are acceptable work attire, where its normal to be a little wacky, and where funk music thrives. While in New Orleans I began to learn about environmental issues and sustainability. I felt drawn to apply what I learned to my sewing projects. Hence, my favorite sewing method is to find old garments at vintage stores with outdated styles and wonderful fabric, cutting them up and resewing them, bringing them back to life.

After living and learning in the interesting city of New Orleans - I decided I needed to travel to other interesting places in the world. I spent the last year living and teaching in Cambodia, traveling to the neighboring countries of Thailand and The Philippines....and of course finding and creating some beautiful things along the way. <3 This year I'll be moving to Maui and going on a magical expedition to Iceland. After that, who knows... Morocco, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru, Guatemala...

The Refunktion shop is a collection of some of my creative pursuits - handmade, upcycled, and vintage pieces from around the world. I've curated the shop for individuals with unique taste, keeping sustainability and quality in mind.

Take some time to explore the world through the Refunktion shop. I hope you like what you find! :)

Shop members

  • Caitlin Ahern

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on June 25, 2014

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Shipping
Items shipped within the United States are shipped Priority Mail with the United States Postal Service. This shipping usually takes 3 days and includes tracking information and $50 insurance. If your item is valued at a higher price and you'd like to increase the value of insurance, please message me and I'd be happy to ensure it for more.

International packages are also shipped with the United States Postal Service and cost more due to taxes and distance.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our top priority is to provide high quality vintage clothing and wonderful customer service to ensure you are happy with your item. If you have any questions about an item or our policies, or if you would like additional photos of an item, please let us know. We are always happy to help!

All vintage items are final sale. Please remember that vintage clothing has been previously loved. Minor normal wear (such as minor fading from age/washing or a couple unnoticeable missing sequins) is often part of a piece's vintage charm. We have incredibly high standards of quality, and we meticulously inspect every piece stitch by stitch multiple times for flaws. Any flaws beyond minor normal wear are noted in the item's description. All of our items arrive ready to wear.

In the rare event that we have missed a flaw, please notify us immediately if you wish to return the item. Returned items must be postmarked within 4 business days.

Returns due to fit are not accepted. Please refer to the measurements provided in the listing to determine if an item will fit. If you have any questions about whether or not an item will fit, please let us know and we will gladly assist you.