StudioChuffed

Pride bow ties, enamel pins, stickers, and more!

England, United Kingdom

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Studio Chuffed is a queer-owned small business selling a range of LGBTQIA+ pride-themed pre-tied bow ties, enamel pin badges, vinyl stickers, washi tape, and button badges.

I'm constantly adding to my shop, so follow me on Etsy and social media to be the first to see new products!

All my items are designed by me, Charley! And I hand make all my bow ties, using fabric I have designed.

If the item you want is out of stock, feel free to send me a message! And check out my FAQ for common questions.

(If you're looking for my non-pride products, such as my sunflower pin, turtle pin, turtle patch, and skyline cards, they can now be found at my new shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/arkoudalouie/)

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COVID-19 & BREXIT ANNOUNCEMENT
I am still currently accepting and shipping orders worldwide. I am dispatching orders within their usual time frames (1-5 business days for bow ties, 1-3 business days for other products).

I cannot currently guarantee delivery dates or speeds, and it may take much longer than expected, especially internationally. Please check the “Estimated delivery times” further down this page for current estimates, but please be mindful these are only estimates and delays may occur for a variety of reasons.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe!
-Charley

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 3, 2022

Studio Chuffed is a queer-owned small business selling a range of LGBTQIA+ pride-themed pre-tied bow ties, enamel pin badges, vinyl stickers, washi tape, and button badges.

I'm constantly adding to my shop, so follow me on Etsy and social media to be the first to see new products!

All my items are designed by me, Charley! And I hand make all my bow ties, using fabric I have designed.

If the item you want is out of stock, feel free to send me a message! And check out my FAQ for common questions.

(If you're looking for my non-pride products, such as my sunflower pin, turtle pin, turtle patch, and skyline cards, they can now be found at my new shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/arkoudalouie/)

__________

COVID-19 & BREXIT ANNOUNCEMENT
I am still currently accepting and shipping orders worldwide. I am dispatching orders within their usual time frames (1-5 business days for bow ties, 1-3 business days for other products).

I cannot currently guarantee delivery dates or speeds, and it may take much longer than expected, especially internationally. Please check the “Estimated delivery times” further down this page for current estimates, but please be mindful these are only estimates and delays may occur for a variety of reasons.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe!
-Charley

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About StudioChuffed

Sales 3,471
On Etsy since 2016

Proud In Everyway

Hi! I'm Charley! I'm a genderqueer (they/them), pansexual, neurodivergent designer-maker from the UK!

I run three businesses - Picnics & Poison, Arkouda Louie, and this one, Studio Chuffed! Studio Chuffed is my pride business, and I run all my businesses from my home in Cheshire, UK, where I live with my partner, two cats, and two rabbits.

Studio Chuffed sells my pride-themed bow ties, enamel pins, patches, button badges, and stickers. Everything is designed by me, including the fabric I use for my bow ties! I also hand make all the bow ties and button badges.

The name "Studio Chuffed" is a play on words - "Chuffed" is British slang, meaning "very pleased". However, "Chuff" is also a reference to my first cat, who ended up being called "Chuffchuff" since I couldn't pronounce "Mischief" (his original name) when I was little!


-Why did you start a business?-

I launched my first business, Pixie Bluebell, as a high school project back in 2013! It sold hair bows. It did surprisingly well, and I got a top grade on the project!

During sixth form college, I branched out into bow ties. These took off (relative to my hair bows at least!), and I decided to move them to their own shop - this one! Studio Chuffed opened on the 2nd of September 2016.

I enjoyed running the business so much that after sixth form college, I decided to go full-time instead of going to university!

Studio Chuffed grew and grew, and I eventually closed Pixie Bluebell so I could focus solely on Studio Chuffed. Over the years I've created a large variety of products, including a huge range of pride-themed products!

In 2021 I decided to open two news businesses to host my varied product ideas, styles, and themes! So on the 15th of July 2021, Studio Chuffed became a pride business, and I opened Picnics & Poison and Arkouda Louie!

My businesses are my dream job! I have huge dreams for all three businesses that I hope to see come true in the next few years.

The job can be stressful! But I love designing products, interacting with my lovely customers, and seeing my products being gifted and used all over the world!

Shop members

  • Charley (They/Them)

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I design all the products, including the fabric I use in my bow ties! I also handmake all the bow ties and button badges. I pack orders, answer messages, photograph products - everything basically!

  • Jon

    Assistant, Moral Support, Customer Service

    My partner, who kindly drops off your orders at the post office! He also sometimes helps out with customer service.

  • Arkouda

    Anxious Boy, Scaredy Cat, Fluffy Kitty

    Arkouda is a Selkirk Rex / British Shorthair cat. He watches me whilst I work, and he often tries to sit on top of whatever I'm working on!

  • Anduin

    Attention Seeker, Master Of Cuddles, Loud Boy

    Anduin is a Burmese cat. He spends most of his days keeping me company, snoozing on my lap and trying to stop me working!

Production partners

  • A coaster production partner

    Leeds, England

    This company makes my coasters from my own designs!

  • Enamel Pin Production Partner

    Leeds, England

    This company creates some of my enamel pins from my own designs.

  • Button Badge Production Partner

    London, England

    This company used to create my button badges from my own designs.

  • Patch Production Partner

    Huddersfield, England

    This company creates my patches from my own designs, and they also make some of my enamel pins from my designs too.

  • Enamel Pin Production Partner

    Norwich, England

    This company creates some of my enamel pins from my own designs.

  • Enamel Pin Production Partner

    Norwich, England

    This company creates some of my enamel pins from my own designs.

  • Enamel Pin Production Partner

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    This company creates some of my enamel pins from my own designs.

  • Washi Tape Production Partner

    China

    This company creates my washi tape from my own designs!

  • Sticker Production Partner

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    This company creates my stickers from my own designs.

  • Acrylic Production Partner

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    This company prints and cuts my acrylic, ready for me to turn into jewellery!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 7, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What if my parcel doesn't arrive?

Most parcels arrive within the estimated shipping times. However, occasionally it can take longer. Royal Mail will not class items as missing until 10 business days (UK), 20 business days (Europe), or 25 business days (Outside Europe) have passed since dispatch. I don't issue refunds or replacements until these periods have passed, as parcels have been known to arrive within these time frames, especially during busy times of year!

If this period has passed, please contact me!

What if I'm sent the wrong item(s)?

I triple check all parcels before sending them. However, if I have sent you the wrong item, please send me a photo of it, and I'll sort it out!

How long will it take to arrive? Will it arrive by a certain date?

Estimated shipping times are available to view in my policies. These are business days, so they do not include weekends and holidays. Please note they are estimates and not guarantees. If you need it for a specific date, I would always recommend ordering as early as possible to give it the best chance of arriving in time.

Do you sell custom bow ties?

I do not offer custom bow ties.

However, if you are looking for pride flags I don't currently offer, please feel free to message me as I do still offer these as custom orders!

All custom orders will require payment upfront after we have finalised details and before I start designing the fabric.

The payment will include a non-refundable deposit, to cover the costs of material and time in the event you change your mind.

Also please note that custom orders are non-refundable once they're made and cannot be returned, unless they're faulty.

Do you offer childrens bow ties? Can you make a self-tie bow tie?

I am looking into these versions of my bow ties, but currently, I cannot offer these. Currently, I only sell pre-tied bow ties in a size suitable for adults and teenagers, and my bow ties are not suitable or recommended for children.

What is the benefit of marking as gift?

"Mark as Gift" is recommended if you are sending a gift straight to the recipient without you receiving it first.

By marking your order as a gift, you are able to include a gift message with your order, which I will include in the parcel.

Please note: if your order is going to an address outside the UK, the price and type of product will be visible on the customs declaration on the outside of the parcel.

Marking as gift does NOT result in your order being gift wrapped. All items in your order will arrive without wrapping.

Also please note: I will not include any gift messages that include profanities, insults, threatening messages, or anything that could be interpreted as these. Be kind!

What are the shipping options? (And other shipping info)

UK
Orders are sent by “Royal Mail 2nd Class” as standard. At checkout you can upgrade to “Royal Mail Signed For 2nd Class”, “Royal Mail 1st Class” or “Royal Mail Signed For 1st Class”. “1st Class” is a quicker service, and “Signed For” provides proof of delivery.

International
Orders are sent by Royal Mail International Standard as standard. At checkout you can upgrade to “International Tracked”. “Tracked” provides tracking for your order but is not quicker.

Upgrading your shipping does not affect dispatch time. If you need your order dispatched ASAP, please contact me & I will try to help, however this may not always be possible.

Please note: Shipping upgrades are non-refundable in the event you chose to return your order.

When will my order be dispatched?

Orders containing bow ties take 1-5 business days to dispatch, and all other orders take 1-3 business days to dispatch. This is unless otherwise stated on the item page or on my "shop announcement".

This also excludes pre-orders, custom, and bulk orders, for which the dispatch time will be discussed prior to ordering.

If you need your order to be dispatched sooner, please message me and I will try to accommodate, however this may not always be possible.

I entered the wrong address! Can I change it?

If you contact me before your order has shipped, then I can change the address I ship it to. Please note that the address shown on the Etsy order page won't change to reflect this, but I will confirm that I've changed it via message!

If your order has already been shipped then I can no longer change the address, sorry! In this case you will either have to visit the other address or order another one.

I cannot refund orders with the wrong address that have already been shipped, unless the original order is returned.

Can I return my order?

Yes! Contact me first, within 14 days of delivery. If your return is accepted, I must receive your return within 30 days. Please don't send a return until I've accepted your request!

Please Note:
-You're responsible for return shipping costs.
-The item(s) must be in their original condition & unused.
-If the item(s) are not returned in their original condition, you are responsible for any loss in value.
-If the item(s) are in the correct condition, you will receive your refund once I have received and checked the item(s).

If all items are returned to me, I will refund the cost of the item(s) and standard delivery price. Shipping upgrades are non-refundable.

If part of an order is returned, I will only refund the cost of item(s) returned.