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Kobieta Clothing Company

Woodland Park, Colorado · 4831 Sales

shopkobieta

Kobieta Clothing Company

Woodland Park, Colorado 4831 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Nikki P.

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Kobieta Clothing Company...Handmade Clothing For Every Size.
Ethical Fashion offered from petite to plus size. Made to order, by hand, one at a time, for meticulous attention to detail. Kobieta is dedicated to the ideal that no matter what size, age or figure; a woman can feel proud, beautiful and strong.

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Last updated on Jun 21, 2018

*ETSY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! SAVE STORE WIDE!*
Kobieta Clothing Company...Handmade Clothing For Every Size.
Ethical Fashion offered from petite to plus size. Made to order, by hand, one at a time, for meticulous attention to detail. Kobieta is dedicated to the ideal that no matter what size, age or figure; a woman can feel proud, beautiful and strong.

Nikki P.

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About

.......because style is not a size.

I began sewing for women by sewing for myself first. I am curvaceous. I am "plus size" and I am proud of my curves. I wanted clothing that spoke to this.

What I was buying from retail stores was leaving me feeling squeezed in them or with them hanging on me like a sack. If the bust and hips fit nicely the middle was too big. If the middle fit correctly, I was bursting the seams at the bust and hips. I was beyond frustrated!
No matter what the brand, the style was built around the specific size and figure the designer had in mind and not really what the majority of women are actually shaped like.

One day I realized that I was modifying nearly everything I bought off the rack and it was a silly waste of time and money. That day, I began drawing and sketching designs. I began to build Kobieta on the foundation that every woman should be able to wear fashion that is comfortable and flattering and actually fits HER body. Fashion SHE chooses and not be stuck only picking whatever happens to be available in her size.

I honestly thought this was only a plus size problem until I began discussing and testing designs on the mass market. I then realized that most women were very tired of buying a size and not a style. I realized that regardless of the size or shape of the women, finding clothing that fit really well and made them feel good was extremely hard.

The idea came to me that if I built every piece around a woman's individual measurements, then the style was being bought…not the size. The size is irrelevant. It's about the style.

Kobieta was truly born then! I drew the name from my heritage. Kobieta is the Polish word for "woman".
Nearly every piece that is sold from my shop is built to the customer's personal measurements.

I do not charge extra for making clothing to your measurements and custom sizing, because sometimes a number on a size chart does not really work for your body type!
You are more than a number on a chart.
You are more than a size.
From the extra smalls of the world to the extra extra larges....you buy the style at Kobieta and the style is made to fit you.

The process of made to order items does create a bit of a wait time, as I am building every item from scratch with every order. For custom measurement made items, there is no preset pattern to use because every woman gets her own pattern based on her measurements. However, an approx 3 week turn around average for well-made custom clothing is not too shabby! This method is called "slow fashion" because each item is is carefully and meticulously constructed one at a time ...versus "fast fashion" which is typically done in mass production, in factories overseas, that many times are horribly unsafe for its workers and heavy in carbon footprints due to less stringent environmental laws in these countries.
Not only is "slow fashion" special because of the heart that goes into it by the maker but it is also human rights conscious and eco friendly.
Plus, the fit and comfort of Kobieta clothing is eons above off the rack items!

My philosophy is simple and I work hard to bring it to every single woman I work with:
As a woman, as Kobieta, you should feel proud, beautiful and strong.
Style is not a size.

~Nikki Plank/Owner, Designer & Seamstress

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  • Nikki

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Designing fashion that compliments all figures is my passion. I began Kobieta with the firm belief that style should fit the size, not the other way around. I strive to use eco-friendly fabrics to create comfortable clothing for the every day woman.

  • 100% Handmade

    From First Cut...to Final Stitch.

  • Stitch by Stitch

    Exceptional Attention To Detail

  • Custom Sizing

    For A Perfect Fit For All Sizes

  • Made in The USA

    In My Rocky Mountain Studio

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to have an item made for me?

Unless the item is listed as "Ready to Ship" in the title OR a Rush Option is added on to shipping at checkout....

**ALL** Kobieta items are HAND DYED AND HAND MADE TO ORDER and require approx 10 *BUSINESS* days to complete and ship for all clothing items and 8 Business days for Labor & Delivery Skirts, Birth Dresses and Maternity Gowns..
PLEASE NOTE: Holidays and weekends are not BUSINESS days. When calculating the ship by date please remember to only count BUSINESS days.
*** By purchasing the listing you acknowledge and accept this time frame.***

Can I cancel an order if I change my mind?

Every piece is hand cut, hand dyed and sewn to order (meaning the item is not started until the order has been placed). Any request for a cancellation must be received within the *FIRST 24 HOURS*. After that, the item will have already began processing and fabric cut to be dyed to your requested size and color.
After this time has lapsed, if there is a legitimate emergency, then it will be considered case by case. Buyers remorse, failure to provide timely information needed or changed mind does not qualify. Please understand these items are being cut especially for you. In your size. In your requested color.
After these times, if approved, a 20% fee must be applied to the refund for labor time and fabric used.

What if the color or fabric isn't what I thought it was?

-Quality is guaranteed but computer monitor colors are not.

-The fabric thickness/feel/drape may, or may not, be similar to other organic cottons or bamboo fabrics you have ordered elsewhere. If seeking a very particular feel and type then please request swatches.

-Up to 3 swatch colors are available for TOTALLY free, simply convo Kobieta and leave colors needed and address.

Or, a full set of all color swatches may be chosen free for shipping cost only here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/114329219/complete-swatch-set-of-all-colors/

**Returns are not allowed for color choice or assumptions about fabric.**
Please, if there are any doubts, request 3 free swatches or purchase shipping for a complete set of swatches.

What if my item doesn't fit?

As with all shopping online, you are not able to try on clothing prior to purchase and I realize this can be tricky for sizing concerns. If an item does not fit correctly I am ALWAYS happy to work with the buyer to tailor the piece and ensure that you end up thrilled with your Kobieta clothing!

-If personal measurements were submitted, Kobieta pays return shipping to re-tailor the item. Upon arrival back, measurements will be checked. If indeed it was made to submitted info,buyer is responsible for shipping back.

-If measurements were not submitted (meaning only a standard size was selected), the item is free to be tailored with customer responsible for shipping.

-There is never alteration charges for fit issues! Please just contact me!

What if there is a sewing mistake?

Workmanship is always 100% guaranteed.

If the item arrives with a flaw or if a *workmanship* problem occurs within the first 30 days of reception, then Kobieta will pay shipping to have the item returned for any repair needed and will then pay shipping to return item to the customer.

After 30 Days, the repair is still completely free, with buyer paying return shipping. Kobieta will then cover shipping back after the repair for US buyers and will cover half for international.

Repairs/Adjustments needed from weight loss, rough wear, snagging an an item, spilling and staining item, or anything else outside of the actual workmanship of the item.... I am happy to do what I can to help with buyer paying shipping both to and from.