SisterOrganics

* Unique * Chic * Organic * Womenswear

Dartmouth, United Kingdom 195 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (52)

SisterOrganics

* Unique * Chic * Organic * Womenswear

Dartmouth, United Kingdom | 195 Sales

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Natalie

Announcement    Welcome to Sister Organics; Chic dresses made in beautiful Organic & Eco fabrics.
All our dresses are handmade to order in Devon, England and shipped all over the world...
Made in Organic Cotton, Hemp/silk, natural and sustainable fabrics, all orders are custom made. We offer low cost shipping cost all over the world including the USA, Canada and Australia.
I love custom orders, take a look at my blog for some of my creations; http://sisterorganics.blogspot.com/
More new styles coming soon - so please stop by again soon...

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 20, 2019

Welcome to Sister Organics; Chic dresses made in beautiful Organic & Eco fabrics.
All our dresses are handmade to order in Devon, England and shipped all over the world...
Made in Organic Cotton, Hemp/silk, natural and sustainable fabrics, all orders are custom made. We offer low cost shipping cost all over the world including the USA, Canada and Australia.
I love custom orders, take a look at my blog for some of my creations; http://sisterorganics.blogspot.com/
More new styles coming soon - so please stop by again soon...

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About SisterOrganics

Sales 195
On Etsy since 2013

Chic Dresses in Eco and Organic Fabrics

Hello and Welcome to Sister Organics!
Sister Organics is a collection of dresses made to order in beautiful organic and sustainable fabrics. Based in Dartmouth, Devon we design and make special occasion dresses, casual wedding dresses, bridal separates, dresses for civil ceremonies and party dresses, all made in the UK.
We also offer a made-to-measure service and make bespoke occasion wear in eco fabrics.
Have a look at my 'Blog' page above for some examples…

A little bit more about Sister Organics...

Hello, I’m Natalie, designer/maker and woman behind Sister Organics. I am generally a one-woman business, but when I’m busy I have help from a very talented seamstress. In terms of style, my dresses are simple and feminine. Working with organic cotton, hemp/silk, organic silks and English-made cotton lace. Designed with laid-back style and comfort in mind, typically for outdoor, festival and casual weddings. My most recent pieces have been bridal separates, which I like to think are easier to wear again for special occasions or easily adapted to be worn as regular clothing.

Everything is individually made to order and I’m really happy to customise the styles I offer. I also make one-off bespoke wedding dresses in sustainable fabrics.

I started Sister Organics in 2013, when my first daughter was very young. I have always loved dressmaking and searching out beautiful fabrics is one of my obsessions. I wanted to use my skills to create an income that could fit around family life. I learnt my trade at the London College of Fashion and worked in the fashion industry for a good few years prior to this, working for eco fashion label Ciel and recycling label Traid Remade amongst others.

I’m not really a wedding shop kind-a girl. When I got married, I didn’t want a traditional dress, we organised an outdoor festival style wedding and I wanted a dress to match. I realised there was a real lack of choice for brides who wanted something non-traditional, fun and stylish but to still look like a bride on their wedding day.

I chose the name Sister Organics as I think female relationships are very important to all women; we are all sisters, daughters, mothers. I believe that when women work together and support each other, we create a more considerate world.

For more examples of my dresses, please see my blog, link below...
For more info on how to order and Terms and Conditions please see shop policies & T&C’s.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch!

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  • Natalie

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello I'm Natalie. I'm the designer/maker and the woman behind sister organics...

Shop policies

Last updated on September 20, 2019
I love custom orders and I'm happy to customise my styles.

I offer the following options for buying from Sister Organics, explained below;
· Standard style from the collection in a set dress size
· Customised size or style
· bespoke/ original dress/garments

Standard style and set dress size;
Standard style and sizes are still individually made to order - as a small business I do not have the means to hold stock on styles and sizes. Please allow 3-6 weeks (2-4 weeks for tops) for me to make your order, this may be longer during busy periods, the exact production time is usually on the listing. if you require a more accurate delivery date, please get in touch before you order. When I receive your order I will make the item in the standard size selected.

Please use a tape measure to compare your measurements to the size chart below (also shown on the listing). Dress sizes vary depending on the brand, please take the time to check your size.
If you are between sizes, it’s best to go bigger and have the dress altered if necessary.
Standard size chart in inches;
XS (UK Size 8, US Size 4) Bust: 32-33, Waist:26-27, Hip: 34-35
S (UK Size 10, US Size 6) Bust:34-35, Waist:28-29, Hip:36-37
M (UK Size 12, US Size 8) Bust:36-37, Waist:30-31, Hip: 38-39
L (UK Size 14, US Size10) Bust:38-39, Waist:32-33, Hip: 40-41
XL (UK Size16, US Size 12) Bust:40-41, Waist:34 -35, Hip: 42-43
XXL (UK Size18, US Size 14) Bust 42-43, Waist 36-37, Hip 44-45
Some tips for measuring;
We want your dress to be comfortable, so don't pull the tape measure too tight. Sometimes it's easier for someone else to get the tape measure in the right place, so ask a friend to help.
Bust: Place the tape measure under your arms, over your shoulder blades and across the fullest part of your bust. Remember to breathe out first.
Waist: Measure around your natural waist. You can find it by bending to the side.
Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your bottom at the top of the leg, as a guide, it’s about 20cm/8 inches below your natural waist. When working out which size to order, always measure your natural waist. All dresses are designed to fit the natural waist unless otherwise stated.

If the standard size item needs altering to fit perfectly, you can choose to have the alterations done by a local dressmaker/ alterations tailor or me. I charge extra for alterations and strongly suggest they be done in person. The cost of alterations depends on the style and the type of alteration. As a guide to the prices I charge, an approximate price for shortening a dress or a sleeve: £20-£50, depending on the style, taking a dress bodice in £30-£100 depending on the style of the dress.

Please get in touch if you are local and would like to visit my studio (in Dartmouth, Devon) to try on a style. I do not keep stock of sizes, I usually keep samples in a UK size 10/12. I occasionally arrange to send samples to UK customers to try (with a deposit paid and postage paid by the customer)

Customised Size;
If you don’t fit into the standard sizes on the size chart, I can cut the dress to your size.
Customised sizes are typically +£25. Bust, Waist and Hip measurements must be provided, along with any other measurements required for a particular style - please get in touch or I will contact you for further info when I receive your order. Most items can be made longer or shorter, to suit your height, additional lengths will be charged extra according to the amount added to the hem length.
Please note – Even when providing your measurements, peoples bodies vary and you should be willing to accept that an alteration may be required. Any alterations will be charged separately.
Customised items are non-refundable. Unless I have taken your measurements, I am not responsible for incorrect fit due to incorrect measurements being provided.

Customised style; (adaption of an existing style)
All styles are made to order and I regularly make changes to the standard dress styles for customers. For example, it may be possible to add short, three-quarter or long sleeves, change the shape of a neckline, add or reduce the length of a dress, top or sleeve. Please get in touch if you’d like to know if a customisation is possible and receive a quote. As a guide, a typical price for adding a sleeve to a dress is £25-£60, lengthening a dress is approx. £25-£150 (price depends on the fabrics and length).

Bespoke dresses;
Each year I make a few bespoke dresses. The dress is designed and made to the specification of the customer and made to measure. The customer must be available to come for fittings. Please get in touch for further info. Bespoke wedding dress prices start from £600. depending on the style and fabrics etc. All bespoke dresses are non-refundable. I do not make direct copies of other peoples designs and only work with organic/sustainable/natural fabrics/recycled dresses.

Samples;
Occasionally I sell samples – which are usually original versions of the dress - it has probably been worn for a photoshoot/ show or tried on by customers. Possibly altered/ washed or dry-cleaned. It will still be in a good condition, clean and well-made.

Repairs;
I am happy to repair any Sister Organics dresses/ items. Whether it is chargeable or not depends on the damage – please get in touch for further info.

Alterations;
Any alterations required will be charged separately. I reccommend alterations be done in person.

I reserve the right to alter these Terms and Conditions or the content, information and prices on this site at any time.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Sister Organics is a very small business, everything is made to order and it's very difficult for me to absorb the cost of refunds. However, in line with EU law, if you order a standard style in a set size, I will offer you a refund if you are not happy with your order (unfortunately I cannot refund postage). Please get in touch with 7days of delivery. The customer is responsible for return postage costs.
I reserve the right to refuse a refund on items which are damaged or maked.
Custom/ customised & bespoke orders are non-refundable.
I want you to be a happy customer - if you are not happy in any way, please contact me within 7 days of receiving your purchase to discuss a return or refund.
Payment
Paypal and direct credit or debit card payment

Orders will be dispatched when cleared funds have been received.
Shipping
All items are dispatched via Royal Mail. UK packages will be sent recorded/to be signed for.

Worldwide I use Royal Mail or for extra cost I can arrange to send your purchase via UPS or DHL - please convo me for a quote.

Shipping to the US usually takes 3-7 days. Within Europe it is usually 2-5 days, Australia and the rest of the world usually 5-12 days. Please contact me for any further information.

We are not responsible for any customs fees or import taxes. These vary from country to country and are the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for visiting my little shop!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or for further info