SamallaNL

www.samalla.nl | Historical Tailor and Costumiere

Schiedam, The Netherlands

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Announcement    I make historical (inspired) items, with a specialisation from Antiquity till early Medieval. I accept customisation and commissions via info[@]samalla.nl. I sew, weave, embroider and eco-dye. My materials are mostly organic, fair trade, biodegradable and/or recycled.

Not all my ready made items are always on Etsy. You can always contact me if you saw something somewhere else. I only sell on this etsy shop and via the email on my website www.samalla.nl.

Happy shopping and feel free to ask me silly

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COVID-19 and how it affects your order:
- Some shipping rates are a little higher than usual.
- Please understand that I can ship items out as long as our postal services work (and you can receive if your postal services work).
- For shipping info, please read this to check if your country is restricted: https://www.postnl.nl/en/customer-service/delivery-status/international-service-alerts/

Thank you for your patience. Stay Healthy!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 10, 2021

I make historical (inspired) items, with a specialisation from Antiquity till early Medieval. I accept customisation and commissions via info[@]samalla.nl. I sew, weave, embroider and eco-dye. My materials are mostly organic, fair trade, biodegradable and/or recycled.

Not all my ready made items are always on Etsy. You can always contact me if you saw something somewhere else. I only sell on this etsy shop and via the email on my website www.samalla.nl.

Happy shopping and feel free to ask me silly

* * *
COVID-19 and how it affects your order:
- Some shipping rates are a little higher than usual.
- Please understand that I can ship items out as long as our postal services work (and you can receive if your postal services work).
- For shipping info, please read this to check if your country is restricted: https://www.postnl.nl/en/customer-service/delivery-status/international-service-alerts/

Thank you for your patience. Stay Healthy!

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"Wool Birka hat with handwoven trim. \n\nMore hats are up in the shop.\nLast shipping date before the holidays is next monday.\n\nFollow @samallacostumes for more updates."
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About SamallaNL

Sales 139
On Etsy since 2011

About Samalla

I've been all around with what I made and it has landed here. A sustainable company specialized in historical fashion.

As Sustainable as possible
Through the years of sewing I found my materials questionable and the amount of garbage I produced worrying. I've dived into the world of Fair Trade and organic. Most suppliers can't even tell where their materials are from, so turning to the ones that could, minimised my choices. For me this is actually a lot of fun to work with. You get very creative with a minimum of supplies.

Sensible
After making many historical items, I keep going back to early medieval and ancient Greek and Roman models. They sew as if every fibre was precious. I also like garment to fit right. It shouldn't pull, push or be in your way. I like to wrap myself in nice fabric and feel wonderful at the same time, without slacking my appearance. And I like to do that for you.

History
I've been to the Art Academy and Fashion Academy. Samalla was official since October 2010. I made mostly LARP garments, corsets, victorian and lots of fantasy-fashion. I did a bit of COSplay on commission, but due to lack of space not anymore. My focus is early medieval and ancient Greece/Rome. I eco-dye, weave, embroider and sew.

You can find more info on www.samalla.nl.
I'm active on instagram and facebook (@samallacostumes).

Shop members

  • Liza

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have been to two creative educations: Gerrit Rietveld Academie (art academy) and Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Design & Styling). I have an interest in the geeky and historical world. Sometimes I go a bit overboard on the green side. And I'm odd.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on May 16, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Please follow my social media to see if I have a spot for a custom/bespoke order. I don't accept these via etsy anymore, but you can email me on info[at]samalla.nl.

Care instructions

There will be a note on how to care for your items in your order.

Wholesale availability

I do not have the manpower or time to create large quantities of my items. If you want to order a lot of ready made items, contact me on info[at]samalla.nl.

Shipping and Transit times

Shipping rates are set per item. If you exceed a certain amount by ordering more items, I might have to recalculate the rates.

Gift messages: Know that I'm obligated to state the value on the package for insurance of the package.

You will receive a track and trace (if possible for your country) and your parcel is insured against loss and/or damage. You will need to sign for it. Make sure your address in etsy is correct. If the address is wrong or incomplete, I cannot refund shipping costs (see abandoned packages).

You can find the transit times of Postnl here: www.internationalparceltracking.com

Note that these are estimates if the parcel is not held up for any reason (like customs).

Responsible Materials

I use, where I can, organic / fair trade / recycled / biodegradable materials.

I shun polyester, acrylic and other plastic materials. What you still see in the shop, is what was still in my stock and I'm phasing it out.

I am not afraid of leather and fur (and try to get this ethically sourced). If you do not like the use of leather or fur, I can look for vegan options. Mind that I'll look for plant based substitutes, and not for the plastic based ones.

My scraps and cutoffs always find a purpose. Some becomes pillow filler, some gets composted.

Packaging

I pack my items in tissue paper and packing paper against moist from the outside. I use an unbleached or repurposed cardboard box to ship. These items are all recyclable. For some items I reuse packaging materials that were send to me (wich can be bubblewrap or other plastic packaging).

Abandoned packages

It sometimes happens a package is returned to me due to failing to deliver or refusing to accept. Reasons mostly are a faulty address, not willing to pay customs or just not able to deliver (not home and nobody is picking it up). They call this an abandoned package. These are returned to me (and can take months).

Once I get these packages back, I will issue a refund
- MINUS shipping costs I made
- MINUS extra costs made for shipping it back to me
- MINUS damage costs to the product

So please check your address details in Etsy, know that customs are not my responsibility and check for pickup notes if the mail-man missed you.

Covid-19 / Corona / Pandemic shipping information

Because there is a pandemic in our world right now, shipping is a bit different than we are used to. Please check your local postal service for updates. My shop stays open as long as shipping is possible for the Netherlands.

Please check postNL for updates: https://www.postnl.nl/en/customer-service/delivery-status/international-service-alerts/

For non EU clients: shipping can take 2 to 8 weeks.

If you are not sure your order will come to you, you can always ask me to ship when postal services are back to normal.