Naturally dyed accessories and home goods

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2017

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About HonestAlchemyCo

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On Etsy since 2010

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Utilitarian Art For The Everyday

Honest Alchemy was recently an Etsy Featured Seller! https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/featured-shop-honest-alchemy/

Founded in January 2014, Honest Alchemy is a sustainable textile and accessory design company that uses 100% natural fibers and plant-based pigments. Handmade by Philadelphia-based artist Elizabeth McTear, each piece is made with a deliberate consideration for tradition and timeless style. Drawing inspiration from the elements and nature, she strives to create goods that reflect her vision of utilitarian art for the everyday. Elizabeth's reverence for her craft is unmistakable -- her indigo stained hands tell the story of a maker who doesn’t compromise quality or cut corners.

On any given night of the week, Elizabeth is at her studio feeding her living artwork. Perched over a bubbling cauldron of organic natural indigo dye, she meticulously feeds the live bacteria that ferment her dye bath a regimented diet of wheat bran and sake. Fermenting her dye, feeding it, keeping it warm--the continual care required of her craft is exemplary of her devotion to sustainable textile design.

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Shop members

  • Elizabeth J. McTear

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Textile Designer

    I have a Textile Design BFA from Moore College of Art & Design. I adore my city of Philadelphia, where I bike around town, enjoying it's many green spaces.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Honest Alchemy shop policies!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All purchases are final. We do our best to describe each item and take clear photographs so you know what you're buying. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase and feel the item was grossly misrepresented, please convo us and we will work something out!
Honest Alchemy prefers Paypal, but we will accept money orders as well. As a courtesy, immediate payment is expected. If we do not receive payment within 2 days of purchase, a reminder will be sent. If an item has not been paid for within 5 days of purchase, the sale will be canceled and the item relisted.
All items are shipped within 1-3 business days from receipt of payment. We typically go to the Post Office twice a week. Domestic orders are shipped via USPS Priority or First Class mail, depending on their weight.

International Purchases:
All international orders are shipped USPS First Class unless otherwise requested.
There is no way to track Int'l First Class and we do not pay for return shipping. We cannot guarantee the package will not get lost, but we have found it is the most reliable and economical Int'l shipping service. Lost packages are not the responsibility of Honest Alchemy.