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Story of Xsilk
I've always appreciated hand made things. We are hardwired to find special beauty in hand crafted things. If and when I can, I like using hand made objects for everyday use.
As a maker of hand made objects, I came to appreciate resources and raw materials more, and I value all the work behind an useful object.
After studying fine art and earning a master degree in multi media arts, I wanted apply my education to "handmaking" process and designing everyday things. So with occasional inspiration from my husband(artist and architectural designer), Xsilk workshop was born in my kitchen.
I opened my Etsy shop wanting to offer things I'd like to wear - something naturally beautiful, handmade and long lasting. I started working with silk four years ago and fell in love with all the possibilities it offered. It's natural material, feels great on bare skin, drapes elegantly and dyes beautifully. It's light, but surprisingly warm when layered, and it also breaths to provide good ventilation in warmer weathers.
My mother-in-law, who is a classically trained Kimono silk painter has also been an influence and a teacher in my work. I use a traditional method of painting and dyeing. This method is a slow one - hand painting silk with non-toxic dyes, curing painted silk for a few days and then slow steaming silk to permanently set the colors. The color quality of hand dyed silk is quite different from factory dye or print jobs. Hand dyed colors are more luminous and have richer nuances and depth. Slow steam setting colors also means Xsilk garments can be washed with water, instead of only being allow to be dry cleaned.
I am focused on creating simple and timeless pieces which can be worn for many years. And by making Xsilk pieces in environmentally responsible way, I hope to decrease "disposable" fashion trend in the market.
Xsilk products are made individually or in small batches in Brooklyn, New York.
Owner, Maker, Designer
An enthusiastic artist and intuitive designer. Likes to read and to make stuff with her hands. Likes dogs with short legs. Works and lives in NYC.
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Mrs. Song is an expert silk seamstress with 25 years of sewing experience. She provides part time assistance to tailoring Xsilk products. She works from her home sewing studio in Philadelphia, PA.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Domestic(within US) purchase will be sent USPS with a tracking number to ensure safe transit.
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS! - if you like to buy an insurance for your item, please message me. Without insurance, I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage during international transit. Any custom fee incurred on international shipping is sole responsibility of the buyer. VAT(custom fee) any other handling fee charged by buyer's national postal service is not part of the shipping postage charged by me, the seller.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not accept returns on following items: Any custom made item, made-to-measure items and tights which have been worn. Tights are considered as intimates, so they cannot be returned once they have been worn for hygienic reason. Unless I have sent you a wrong pair by mistake, tights are not exchangeable and they are not refundable.
If buyer feels the item was misrepresented on listing, I will work with buyer to resolve the issue by replacing/altering the item. Please read the description carefully, especially MEASUREMENTS to ensure correct fit.
If the item is lost in mail according to USPS website, I will try to replace it(domestic mail only). Since every package is sent with a tracking number, both seller and the buyer will be able to track the package.
Attention BUYERS OUTSIDE USA! if you like to buy an insurance for your item, please convo me. Without insurance, I cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage during international transit. Any custom clearance fee incurred is responsibility of the buyer. I don't collect VAT(custom fee) and there is no way for me to know how much your VAT will be. I do not accept return in case you do not collect your package on account of unpaid VAT. If your package is returned to me and it need to be resent to you, the shipping cost will be your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish to borrow(with proper leasing contract) samples from us for reviews and photoshoots, we will consider it on case-by-case basis. Xsilk does not provide free samples for product reviews on personal blogs.