StudioChuffed

Fun & quirky bow ties, enamel pins, and stickers!

Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom 1843 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (183)

StudioChuffed

Fun & quirky bow ties, enamel pins, and stickers!

Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom | 1843 Sales

Charley Zollinger

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Charley Zollinger

Announcement    Here you can find my ever growing range of pre-tied bow ties, including my pride flag and country flag collections, as well as a selection of enamel pin badges and vinyl stickers too.

I'm forever 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, or if you want to order more than is available, feel free to send me a message! And check out my FAQ for common questions.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 4, 2019

Here you can find my ever growing range of pre-tied bow ties, including my pride flag and country flag collections, as well as a selection of enamel pin badges and vinyl stickers too.

I'm forever 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, or if you want to order more than is available, feel free to send me a message! And check out my FAQ for common questions.

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(183)
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Updates

Another addition to my country flag range, Moroccan flag bow tie now available!
Shamrocks, great for Saint Patrick's Day or just general Irish themed celebrations or outfits! Remember, Saint Patrick's Day is the 17th March!
I've launched my latest product line, stickers!
I currently have 10 designs, all pride flag bow ties!
Currently available are the gay, transgender, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, non binary, agender, genderqueer, & aromantic pride flag colours.
View all 7 updates

About StudioChuffed

Sales 1,843
On Etsy since 2016

From a high-school project to my dream job!

Hi! Studio Chuffed is my online business, which I run from my home in Cheshire, UK, where I live with my partner, Jonathan, and my cats, Arkouda and Anduin!

It started on the 2nd September 2016, when I decided to move my bow ties to their own shop. (They had previously lived on my previous & first shop, Pixie Bluebell).

Through this business I sell bow ties, enamel pins, and stickers. Everything is designed by me, Charley Zollinger, including the fabric I use for my bow ties! I also hand make all the bow ties.

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!



-What's the story behind why you run a business?-

My first business, Pixie Bluebell, actually started life as a school project in high school! When I was 15 I had to do a two-year-long project for a GCSE course called "Project Qualification", and I really liked Etsy at the time, so I started selling handmade hair bows on my first shop, Pixie Bluebell!

Over the course of the project it did surprisingly well, and I finished with the top grade in the subject. The project showed me how much I loved the whole design process, and seeing other people wearing my products made my day!

I carried on with Pixie Bluebell for a few years, selling a variety of new products including bow ties. The bow ties did well almost immediately, and I saw the potential for a new business to home my ever-growing range, and thus Studio Chuffed was opened! I juggled sixth form college and my businesses for a year, and over that period Studio Chuffed continued to grow. I loved the job so much that when I finished college I took the plunge and went full time!

It’s honestly my dream job and whilst it can be stressful, the process of designing fabrics and turning them into bow ties, or designing pins, stickers and patches and seeing them as physical products, is what makes it fun! I really enjoy the interaction with customers, and I still get a kick out of hearing feedback and seeing my products used by others!

Shop members

  • Charley Zollinger

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I'm Charley! I'm a sole trader, surface designer and cat owner. I design the fabric used in my bow ties, as well as hand making the bow ties, designing my other products, shipping orders and answering your questions!

  • Jonathan

    Assistant, Moral Support

    My partner, who kindly drops off your orders at the post office!

  • Arkouda

    Kitty Cat

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

  • Anduin

    Tiny Kitten

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

Production partners

  • A UK Based Production Partner

    Leeds, England

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

  • A UK Based Production Partner

    Huddersfield, England

    This company creates my patches from my own designs.

  • A UK Based Production Partner

    Norwich, England

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

  • A UK Based Production Partner

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

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

  • A UK Based Production Partner

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    This company creates my stickers from my own designs.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Oct 30, 2019
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 can't count parcels as lost until these times have passed.

If this period has passed, please message me!

(Please note that I can't track the whereabouts of your order if tracking was not selected at checkout, sorry!)

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

I double check all parcels before sending them. However, if I have sent you the wrong item, send me a photo, 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.

Alternatively, you can message me! Just let me know what country you are from, and when you need your order by (if applicable).

Do you sell custom bow ties?

I do not currently offer custom bow ties.

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

Please note that any customised orders are non-refundable once they're made, unless they're faulty.

Do you offer childrens / pets 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 they might also fit some children.

The size of the bow tie and strap are available in the item description, so check these to see if they'll fit!

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, the price of your order will be hidden on the packing slip, and you will be able to include a gift message on this packing slip.

Warning: if your order is going to an address outside of the EU, the price will be visible on the customs declaration.

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 (approx 1-3 business days), 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.

When will my order be dispatched?

All orders (except custom and bulk orders) are dispatched in 1-3 business days of your order, unless otherwise stated on the item page.

Most orders dispatch within 1-2 business days, but sometimes I need to make the item(s) you've ordered, in which case it may take a little longer.

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!

Please message me first, within 14 days of delivery. Items must be shipped within 30 days of delivery.

Please do not send a return until you have messaged me and I have responded!

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

I will also refund the cost of the cheapest shipping option if all items from the order are returned. If only part of an order is returned, I will only refund the cost of item(s) returned to me.