TheBohemianDream

Bohemian Upcycled Vegan & Eco-Friendly Clothing

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TheBohemianDream

Bohemian Upcycled Vegan & Eco-Friendly Clothing

The Netherlands | 712 Sales

Announcement    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: at this moment international packages shipped outside the Netherlands might have a delay due to the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately I can't estimate the delays, but all packages will arrive later than usual, but they will arrive, so don' worry! I'd recommend upgrading your shipping method with tracking at this moment. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

The Bohemian Dream represents love, respect and compassion for all life on earth. My goal and dream is to make this world a little better by sharing my vision and upcycled designs, clothing with a message, inspiring others to follow. We can contribute by giving new life to what we already have without destroying our planet. My entire collection and hand making process is 100% vegan & eco-friendly!

Just give me a shout if you have any questions whatsoever, or just want to have a nice chat! I'm in! You can contact me via Etsy convo or email me: live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

Thank you for supporting upcycled fashion! Every step we take is one closer to a cleaner environment and a more compassionate world.

Love,
Lucia
www.thebohemiandream.life
live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

JOIN The Bohemian Dream VIP CLUB!
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FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohemianDream
INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/thebohemiandreamlife
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3xh32xMjzBH8U1RfoLcZw

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: at this moment international packages shipped outside the Netherlands might have a delay due to the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately I can't estimate the delays, but all packages will arrive later than usual, but they will arrive, so don' worry! I'd recommend upgrading your shipping method with tracking at this moment. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

The Bohemian Dream represents love, respect and compassion for all life on earth. My goal and dream is to make this world a little better by sharing my vision and upcycled designs, clothing with a message, inspiring others to follow. We can contribute by giving new life to what we already have without destroying our planet. My entire collection and hand making process is 100% vegan & eco-friendly!

Just give me a shout if you have any questions whatsoever, or just want to have a nice chat! I'm in! You can contact me via Etsy convo or email me: live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

Thank you for supporting upcycled fashion! Every step we take is one closer to a cleaner environment and a more compassionate world.

Love,
Lucia
www.thebohemiandream.life
live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

JOIN The Bohemian Dream VIP CLUB!
Sign up to my Newsletter where you'll automatically be spoilt with Special Offers, Secret Coupon Codes, Sneak Peeks, Giveaways and so much more! You can sign up to the club here: http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr. As a welcoming gift you'll receive a coupon for 10% off, just for joining.

FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohemianDream
INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/thebohemiandreamlife
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3xh32xMjzBH8U1RfoLcZw

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About TheBohemianDream

Sales 712
On Etsy since 2011

Story Time!

Hi there! Nice to meet you! Thanks for your interest in my story! Let's talk a little bit about m'self first..

My name is Lucia Maria Flores (aka Lucie), a vegan & eco-friendly fashion designer and artist. I'm the founder of The Bohemian Dream, a one woman company in the Netherlands, where I was born and raised. I love everything eco-friendly, organic and vegan. I'm obsessed with animals, healthy plant-based cooking and Star Wars. In my free time, I love to play Xbox & World of Warcraft #geekgirl, listen to System of a Down and teach myself how to play guitar. I also paint and draw as much as I can! Recently I started a YouTube channel as well, called UpcycLucie, where I post a mix of upcycling tutorials and plant-based recipes (this is where you can really get to know me, ha!), a new path in my life that I very much enjoy.

History

I grew up in a Hippie environment, as a child of free-spirited parents, with no boundries and limitless ways to express my creativity through any kind of art. As a child, I went to Waldorf school where I was taught to learn with heart, soul and hands, to truly find my identity and place in this world. Here we were taught to nuture our planet and all life, be kind to animals, the environment and one another.

I've always been an artist in my heart and soul. I knew since childhood I wanted to be free to express myself artistically in any kind of way. It took me quite a while to figure out which way I wanted to go in life, I worked different jobs, studied Fashion Design, but finally ended up doing something that truely reflected my personal lifestyle, values and goals: upcycling, recycling old materials, creating one of a kind wearable art and helping the environment at the same time.

Why “The Bohemian Dream”?

One of the reasons why I started designing clothing made solely from recycled materials was really simple; I aboslutely didn't want to be part of the fashion industry as it exists today. The pollution, the contamination of our soil, the exploitation and waste... what the hell are we doing to our planet? Why would you buy something new if there's already so much beautiful clothing around? Throwing away usable clothing and replacing it with something new just really didn't make sense to me. It pollutes our earth and with that we are polluting ourselves. With the little time I have on earth, I want to do something good and try to make a positive change, to hopefully inspire others to follow.

Bohemian doesn't stand for “Bohemian style” in my life. I live an unconventional life, free as an artist, close to nature, with love, respect and compassion for all life on earth. My dream for the future is that we all can follow this way of life, so our planet can heal from what we have destroyed. This is what the Bohemian Dream respresents.

Spreading Awareness

My entire collection is 100% vegan and eco-friendly. One of my goals is to spread awareness about the importance of a plant based lifestyle. My number one priority in life is to fight for a clean environment and animal welfare. I recently devoted a special collection to this. 20% of the gainings from these garments will be invested into helping animal shelters throughout the Netherlands. In addition, 99% of the money I invest on materials goes straight towards charity, by only selecting fabric, vintage and forgotten materials from the goodwill or the salvation army.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my bio and for supporting upcycled fashion. Every step we take is one closer to a cleaner environment and a more compassionate world.

Love,
Lucia
www.thebohemiandream.life
live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

JOIN The Bohemian Dream VIP CLUB!
Sign up to my Newsletter where you'll automatically be spoilt with Special Offers, Secret Coupon Codes, Sneak Peeks, Giveaways and so much more! You can sign up to the club here: http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr. As a welcoming gift you'll receive a coupon for 10% off, just for joining.

FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohemianDream
INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/thebohemiandreamlife
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3xh32xMjzBH8U1RfoLcZw

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  • Lucia Flores

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Dutch Vegan & Eco-friendly fashion designer & artist, founder of The Bohemian Dream & UpcycLucie | Upcyclist | Bunnist | Environmentalist | Vegan

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Last updated on November 29, 2020
Hello and Welcome!

The Bohemian Dream represents love, respect and compassion for all life on earth. My goal and dream is to make this world a little better by sharing my vision and upcycled designs, clothing with a message, inspiring others to follow. We can contribute by giving new life to what we already have without destroying our planet. My entire collection and hand making process is 100% vegan & eco-friendly!

Just give me a shout if you have any questions whatsoever, or just want to have a nice chat! I'm in! You can contact me via Etsy convo or email me: live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

Thank you for supporting upcycled fashion! Every step we take is one closer to a cleaner environment and a more compassionate world.

Love,
Lucia
www.thebohemiandream.life
live [!at] thebohemiandream.life

JOIN The Bohemian Dream VIP CLUB!
Sign up to my Newsletter where you'll automatically be spoilt with Special Offers, Secret Coupon Codes, Sneak Peeks, Giveaways and so much more! You can sign up to the club here: http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr. As a welcoming gift you'll receive a coupon for 10% off, just for joining.

FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohemianDream
INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/thebohemiandreamlife
YOUTUBE | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3xh32xMjzBH8U1RfoLcZw

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
My main goal is customer satisfaction! I can be contacted through Etsy convo or email live [!at] thebohemiandream.life, 24/7, if you have any questions or concerns.

As a small one woman business it is very difficult to survive in a world where returns are the most normal thing in the world. While this is so bad for our planet, I see that many people have become used to this. My collection is completely One of a Kind, handmade from carefully selected vintage and second hand items, treated with much love and care. My collection is completely different from the cheaply produced garments of fast-fashion chains, with products available in massive numbers. I hope that you will keep this in mind when you make a purchase in my shop, because I simply cannot survive when everyone returns.

AT THIS MOMENT, I CAN ONLY ACCEPT RETURNS IF YOU'VE PURCHASED A TRACEABLE SHIPPING METHOD WITH YOUR ORDER, ALL ORDERS WILL INCLUDE "STANDARD SHIPPING" WITHOUT TRACKING AND INSURANCE, UNLESS IT'S UPGRADED. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ITEMS CAN'T BE RETURNED IF YOU DIDN'T UPGRADE YOUR SHIPPING METHOD WITH YOUR ORDER. YOU CAN DO THIS WITH YOUR CHECKOUT.

To avoid any disappointment I'd recommend to double check the item description and all the measurements. The item description is explicit and contains all the information you need to make sure the item will fit you. What you see is what you get! If you are not sure if a garment will fit you, please provide me your measurements so I can double check if the garment suits you. This will be beneficial for both of us. Returning items from overseas is very expensive. If you have any questions whatsoever about my products, please contact me before buying.

I am striving for the best customer service and my number one priority is to accommodate your needs, I would like to help if you have any questions or concerns about your order or if you're not happy. In that case, send me an email (preferably with explanation) immediately after receiving your order, so I can help you out. After all, I want my garments to find a loving new home with you.

While I will do all I can to ensure your order is delivered on time, The Bohemian Dream cannot be held responsible for conditions beyond my control such as severe weather, losts or damaging, service interruptions, specific Holidays in your country, delays due to customs etc.

*Shipping costs are not refundable.
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout via Etsy for all orders.

Direct Checkout is a payment method that offers buyers multiple payment options including: Credit cards, Debit/bank cards, Etsy gift cards, iDEAL (Netherlands only), Sofort (Austria and Germany), Apple Pay and Paypal.

All my prices are stated in Euro's €. Please don't worry about the currency change, the currency of your country will be automatically converted.

COUPON POLICIES:

I offer great deals and sent out coupons through social media and my newsletter every month. Please note that there are some rules:

- the 10% off VIP coupon sent to you when you sign up for my newsletter can be used ONE time ONLY on your next order.
- the 20% off thank you coupon for placing an order can only be used on a minimum order of € 50,- and ONE time ONLY (unless stated differently)
- when a coupon expires and you missed out on the deal, I can't activate it again. Don't worry though, I always offer very nice deals a couple of times a month. You can sign up to my newsletter to be the first one to know! You can sign up to the club here: http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr.
Shipping
All items are ready to be shipped out to their loving new homes within 1-2 business days after payment receipt. Separate orders made within the processing time from the same address will be shipped together in one package.

I ship Internationally from The Netherlands through PostNL (National Dutch Mail Service).

FREE SHIPPING NETHERLANDS:

All orders within the Netherlands will be shipped for free and will contain a tracking number

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: at this moment international packages shipped outside the Netherlands might have a delay due to the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately I can't estimate the delays, but all packages will arrive later than usual, but they will arrive, so don' worry! I'd recommend upgrading your shipping method with tracking at this moment. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

I ship to almost every country in the world. Shipping costs vary, depending on the weight of the item, your location and if you'd like your package to be upgraded with tracking and insurance. Shipping costs will be displayed in your cart or select your country next to each item to see the shipping price.

All packages are shipped out to you with a standard shipping method, this means that it doesn't include tracking or insurance, unless you live in the Netherlands. If you'd like to upgrade your shipping method, you can do so with your checkout.

If you have any special wishes concerning shipping, you can always contact me before checking out.

WHOLESALE SHIPPING

Standard shipping does not apply to wholesale orders. Please contact me for wholesale orders.

ESTIMATED DELIVERY:

Orders within the Netherlands will be delivered within 1-2 business days*, European orders within 5-7 business days* and all other international countries within 5-25 business days*.

*These days are not guaranteed, since international mail can be delayed for any reason. It depends on the processing speed of the mail service and customs of your country.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS / CUSTOMS:

Import duties, taxes and other charges are not included in the item price. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your customs office to determine what these additional costs might be. I will always try to keep costs as low as possible for you! If you have any concerns whatsoever or have any custom related questions, please let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE:

If you are a like-minded shop, contact me about my wholesale pricing system.
I love finding the right match for The Bohemian Dream. From wholesalers I require the following:

Photos of your shop (incl. store name, address etc.) and/or an url to your website or online shop (if possible), store concept (I'd love to know more about your shop), target market (age, gender etc.) and years in business.

TELL A FRIEND:

Share The Bohemian Dream With Friends and get rewarded! For every friend who buys and mentiones your email address in the note section with their checkout, you'll get 25% off your next purchase!*

*you'll receive a coupon code by email after the order has been placed by your friend
*you can only use one coupon code per order
*coupons will be valid for 2 months after the date you'll receive it via email

CUSTOM ORDERS:

*AT THIS MOMENT I DON'T TAKE ON ANY NEW CUSTOM WORK!

Everything you see in my shop is one of a kind, but feel free to make your special request. I could pretty much make anything request based on your specific needs. I work closely with you to achieve a truly unique piece.

- Custom orders take a lot of time to put together (conversations with the customer, fabric selection and research, creating the final product and possible adjustments), that's why a custom order starts from € 50,- euro's*. The price may increase depending on your wishes.

*price excl. shipping fee

- A down payment of 50% (or payment in full) from the custom order total is required prior to the customization process.

- Listed Custom Orders will be reserved for 7 days (unless other agreements are made). If the listing is not purchased within this time frame, it will be open for other customers to purchase. Down payments will not be refunded.
Privacy
The Bohemian Dream respects your privacy and will handle your personal information with care.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, sign up for my VIP Club Newsletter via http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

1. Personal Information

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of my products, for example), if you contact me directly.

2. Use of Personal Information

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my VIP Club Newsletter via http://eepurl.com/bs5ARr
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Lucia Flores, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me via Etsy conversations or email me at live [!at] thebohemiandream.life.

More information

Last updated on Jan 16, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What does "One Size" mean?

What "One Size" means is that the garment can be worn by a variety of sizes. This is because a garment could be made out of a very stretchy material, is oversized or swing with an elastic band or smocked upper bust. Whether a "One Size" garment will suit you depends on your preferences, would you like the garment to be fitted on your body or loose fitting/oversized? Always check the measurements mentioned in the description. There is always a maximum for a "One Size" garment, which will always be mentioned in the item description.

Can you reproduce a garment in a different size?

No, all my garments are "one of a kind" made from recycled/vintage fabric and clothing only! I can't reproduce a garment exactly, but it is possible to place a custom request for a similar design. I will always do my best and work closely with you to design the unique garment you desire.

Do you take custom orders for Plus Sizes?

Yes! I design custom garments in all sizes! Please provide all your measurements with your request.

Do you do Wholesale?

Yes, I accept Wholesale inquiries. Please contact me via Etsy convo or live@thebohemiandream.life. You can find more information about Wholesale in my Additional Policies.

Where do you ship from?

All garments are shipped from the Netherlands.