WAXONstudio

Batiked & hand-dyed with love, in Asheville

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Announcement    We are transitioning out of our "retail shop" model, and will soon be doing all clothing orders as made-to-order only. Help us clear the way for this new phase of our journey by taking advantage of this massive sale.

**About being on Etsy: we 100% support the shops that have chosen to close during the strike. We have 3 people whose income depends on Etsy, so it would be irresponsible and scary for us to voluntarily give up potential sales during this time, especially coming out of our seasonal slow period.
We ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY @ SHOPWAXON.COM instead of here! Etsy is awful to its sellers, and it makes more profit from our handmade items than we do. Help us slowly divest by bookmarking our website, www.shopwaxon.com**

Curious about what makes our Ice Dye Kits the best? Here's a video! https://youtu.be/bwXwDbq9cVM

Everything listed here is in stock and ships in 1-3 days, except custom orders, which are dyed when purchased and take 1-2 weeks to ship out.

We are an open arts & crafts workshop in Asheville, NC. Come see us sometime, and make your own uniquely dyed item.

🌾 We’d love it if you’d follow us on instagram! @waxonstudio

If you don't see what you're dreaming of, contact us and we can make whatever size/color/design you want. We draw in hot wax on fabrics before dyeing them, so virtually any design you love can be rendered into a splashy, crackled, batik look.

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Imagine beautifully hand dyed shirts in different sizes so your family/ club/ team can match.

Local? Book parties & events, take classes & workshops in Western North Carolina:
www.waxonstudio.com/book

🌾 ABOUT OUR DYES

Fiber reactive (“low impact”) dyes have a higher than average absorption rate (around 80% depending on the color). Less water is required in the rinsing process, and less dye runs off in the water. These dyes have a lower impact on the environment than other synthetic dyes.

Low-impact dyes do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), and they don’t require toxic chemical mordants to fix them to the fiber. We use soda ash, a cousin of baking soda!

Colors on your screen will not represent a perfect match to each dye job. Hand dyed fabrics are created anew with each garment so colors are approximate. That’s the true beauty of hand dyed!

Announcement

Last updated on May 16, 2022

We are transitioning out of our "retail shop" model, and will soon be doing all clothing orders as made-to-order only. Help us clear the way for this new phase of our journey by taking advantage of this massive sale.

**About being on Etsy: we 100% support the shops that have chosen to close during the strike. We have 3 people whose income depends on Etsy, so it would be irresponsible and scary for us to voluntarily give up potential sales during this time, especially coming out of our seasonal slow period.
We ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY @ SHOPWAXON.COM instead of here! Etsy is awful to its sellers, and it makes more profit from our handmade items than we do. Help us slowly divest by bookmarking our website, www.shopwaxon.com**

Curious about what makes our Ice Dye Kits the best? Here's a video! https://youtu.be/bwXwDbq9cVM

Everything listed here is in stock and ships in 1-3 days, except custom orders, which are dyed when purchased and take 1-2 weeks to ship out.

We are an open arts & crafts workshop in Asheville, NC. Come see us sometime, and make your own uniquely dyed item.

🌾 We’d love it if you’d follow us on instagram! @waxonstudio

If you don't see what you're dreaming of, contact us and we can make whatever size/color/design you want. We draw in hot wax on fabrics before dyeing them, so virtually any design you love can be rendered into a splashy, crackled, batik look.

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Imagine beautifully hand dyed shirts in different sizes so your family/ club/ team can match.

Local? Book parties & events, take classes & workshops in Western North Carolina:
www.waxonstudio.com/book

🌾 ABOUT OUR DYES

Fiber reactive (“low impact”) dyes have a higher than average absorption rate (around 80% depending on the color). Less water is required in the rinsing process, and less dye runs off in the water. These dyes have a lower impact on the environment than other synthetic dyes.

Low-impact dyes do not contain heavy metals (like chrome, copper and zinc), and they don’t require toxic chemical mordants to fix them to the fiber. We use soda ash, a cousin of baking soda!

Colors on your screen will not represent a perfect match to each dye job. Hand dyed fabrics are created anew with each garment so colors are approximate. That’s the true beauty of hand dyed!

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About WAXONstudio

Sales 7,056
On Etsy since 2016

From the owner: my tie-dye love affair began while teaching at a summer camp in college, and I turned it into a professional life-long passion.

I was teaching full time at an amazing boarding school when the idea to start my own batik & tie-dye shop started to really pull at my imagination. I had been self employed before, living in Brooklyn, and although that time of my career was partially focused on dyeing, the majority of my energies were being put into the knitting and fiber arts arena. You can still see over eighty free instructional videos that were produced, starring me, on www.happygocrafty.com. After leaving NYC, I moved back to my native Appalachian mountains to teach crafts and music & dance full time, but only made it two years before I was back in the entrepreneurial seat again.


Everything you see on the Etsy store, on our instagram, on the website, and in person at the studio or at summer festivals and craft shows is made right here, in our 700 square foot dye studio, by hand lovingly and patiently, mostly by me (Jess, the owner) or Lena, shop assistant extraordinaire.

Shop members

  • Jess

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Jess has her M.A. in Crafts Education and was the tie-dye, batik, candle making, and block printing leader at a summer camp for 16 years. WAXON is what happened when she decided to start her own business in 2016.

  • Lena

    Assistant, Creator

    Lena is a talented art student, dancer, fiber artist, and model. She started as our Spring 2021 intern, and is now a part-time shop assistant and ice dye artist!

Production partners

  • Ink Pusher Screen Printing

    Asheville, NC

    These guys do the actual screen printing of WAXON's design. They're totally local and work with some of Asheville's best businesses and events!

  • Sticker Mule

    Denver, CO

    They print our designs on stickers!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hi all. We are a small business in the heart of West Asheville, where we dye everything by hand (and teach classes & workshops!).

Please be kind with your purchasing actions: we are not a large conglomerate business and we lose money when you need to exchange. Questions about size? Want to see another pic of the thing you like? Just message us! We would rather measure, video, weigh, and try on things for you than send you something you won't like in person.

Visiting the WNC area? Please do come see our shop in person! In general, there's always more in the shop than you see listed here.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept returns
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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
All dye powders are final sale. If we send you the wrong color or quantity we’ll fix it with no cost to you! No returns or exchanges on SALE items, sorry.

Sending back a non-sale clothing item for a different size or color? Great! You must cover shipping to send it back to us. We will then pay to ship your replacement item to you. We reserve the right to invoice for additional shipping cost should the replacement exceed your original order in postage.
Payment
Paying through Etsy (credit card or PayPal) is preferred, though if you need something different, just ask.

For custom projects, a full payment is required. No custom projects are begun until purchase has been completed.
Shipping
I believe in the power of our basic USPS services, and love that the affordable postage ("first class") comes with tracking numbers. Unless you prefer to upgrade to Priority, all packages under 13 oz. will be shipped first class.

Priority shipping, which covers even the heaviest of our dresses, starts at $8.00 sent anywhere across the country (we’re in NC).

We cannot be responsible for any international duties or fees you may occur when we ship overseas to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Don't see exactly what you're dreaming of? Contact me and we can make whatever size/color/design you want!

Multiples & batches are our speciality. Group rates available! Quantity discounts, too!

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Everything we make in our studio has been washed several times, and is ready for you to put on and wear, or toss in your own laundry! Just like anything you buy, water on the cool side will help your garment last longer than hot. But you don’t need to worry about our dyes running.

Wholesale availability

We are very interested in developing new wholesale relationships. Just send us a message!