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Last updated on March 11, 2011
riverbasin outfitters is the progression of clothing and accessories designed and crafted by River Takada-Capel.
my goods are made from materials that are recycled, found and reclaimed. I get my materials from thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets and through the giving hands of so many people.
I combine my education in craft, weaving, dying, screen printing, and sewing; with my interest in fashion to make trendy, eco conscious, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.
My mom came up with the idea of EcoEco; ecologically and economically friendly. With our economy on the brink of a recession, it is more important than ever to be kind, thoughtful and sharing with the people around us. I believe in sharing knowledge of my craft and educating people that in small ways we are making a big difference. I support other artists, local farmers and businesses.
I love what I do and the simple life I live. I try to pass my joy of making onto other people, but I also want to support myself with my craft. Thus, I've started selling my things, luckly, I come by art equipment and materials so inexpesivly at great quality that I can pass on those price breaks to you; my supporter! So Thank You and let us make this a beautiful and safe earth to raise our childern in.

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Returns and exchanges
We gladly accept returns and exchanges for store credit within 15 days of ship date for items in original condition. The items should not have been worn, altered or damaged. All tags must be attached when returned.
Please note: Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable. Sale, discounted merchandise and custom orders are final. Sorry, no refunds; we are still a growing business and currently can not afford full reimbursements.

send returns/exchanges to:
riverbasin outfitters
93c Worsham Drive
Waynesville, NC 28786 USA

If you wish to return or exchange any items, please keep this in mind: all items are one-of-a-kind and handmade, riverbasin may discontinue a style after one season. If you have any questions to do with your return/exchange, please communitcate through etsy conversations or e-mail rivitc [!at] yahoo.com.
paypal through etsy is preferred. I do take personal checks. If this is our preferred method of payment, please contact me through a conversation. All checks (including payment and shipping) are cashed before shipment to insure the check is ligament and shipping costs can be collected. Thank You!
all shipping costs are set by weight by the US post office, and are posted separatly for each item on www.rivi.etsy.com. I add $3 for handling; wrapping items in recycled shipping materials and driving to the post office and a tracking number on each package. Your order will be filled asap, usually within two business days. riverbasin orders are shipped with the US Post Office, first class, which takes 2-7 business days. Please contact us for international shipping. We will ship anywhere on the planet. We will notify you with a email when the item is sent and when to expect it. If your package does not show up on time, rest asured, tracking numbers are placed on every package and can be located online.
Additional policies and FAQs
contact riverbasin outfitters:
Have questions about fit, color or materials? Want some help finding a gift? We encourage you to email us with comments and suggestions at rivitc [!at] yahoo.com. We are happy to receive input on the website, merchandise, opportunities for growth and learning and collaborations.

mailing list:
to receive new product, sale announcements and website updates, please join our mailing list at riverbasinoutfitters google groups. We respect your privacy and will not share any customer information under any circumstances. This includes our mailing list, email and personal information.

about the materials:
I love to use reclaimed fabrics, like bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains, sweaters, men's oxford shirts, etc. These fabrics have a story to tell; whether it is the original designer (favorites: Alexander Julian men's shirts, he's from Chapel Hill!), small repairs done by hand that make a dress so one of a kind and frozen in time, or small stains.

gift wrap:
gift wrapping is available upon request for an additional $6. Please contact us through an etsy conversation with your order number and requests. All wrapping materials are recycled and salvaged. I have fun collecting vintage and unusual wrapping paper from thrift store/ yard sales and salvaging materials at gift giving times.

frequently asked questions:
Can I get this in another size? All recycled garments are made of found materials and can be taken in. If you desire a larger size, we can alter the garment with additional, different fabric for an additional price depending on difficulty. Since I (River) am a small person, our sizes tend to run small and are made for the petite girls.