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To stay green, I:
· Use only salvaged paper to make patterns (leftover scraps from commercial markers or repurposed Wholefoods grocery bags – Don’t worry! I use my reusable grocery bag when I have it with me. Otherwise I ask for paper bags and reuse them to tote craft supplies or cut them up for patterns.)
· Recycle all small scraps of paper that are unusable for pattern drafting
· Use organic cotton decorative thread or second hand serger spools
· Use organic / sustainable / salvaged / second hand materials (In the event that I find clearance retail fabric that I can’t pass up – mostly IKEA – I clearly label those items as conventional fabric. Conventional clearance fabric no longer contributes to the demand for that individual item, as it has usually been discontinued. However, I agree that it still supports the company retailing non-sustainable materials.)
· Keep nearly all small scraps of fabric and materials until I find a use for them.
· Sew all items myself, in my own home, no contracting of labor. We use Green Mountain Energy in our home, and recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal.
here is some of my philosophy:
we all know why organic and sustainable materials are better for people and the environment, but why salvage? by using second hand, salvaged, or rescued remnants, we cut down on the demand for mass-produced and irresponsibly manufactured materials.
i've seen first-hand how overseas (and domestic) factories and mills are taken advantage of, and how difficult it is to prevent a "subcontracting pyramid" in which unregulated and non-socially compliant contractors are used. hired factories are usually only agents that contract out their work (cutting, embroidery, sewing, or even buying supplies) to other companies that may not be socially compliant or environmentally responsible. it is a strange feeling indeed knowing that your contract is with a factory in HK, and yet the garments come back marked "made in bangladesh." the lack of proper records and brutal cost-take-out procedures create a demanding environment for the factories trying to suppress costs. usually this means not paying for expensive compliance certifications and regular inspections.
many companies don't even know that their products may be made by underage children, or not even be the fabric content they were expecting. in this corporate battleground, forcing prices down at risk to human and environmental well-being is often seen as "good business."
solution? activism, corporate responsibility, and basic human rights. buy local, buy fair trade, buy organic, and make your concerns heard.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
if you are purchasing inside the state of texas, you will be charged 8.25% sales tax.
i will ship outside the US, also by USPS first class. i do not track international shipments, because the cost would be higher than some of my prices on smaller items. if you absolutely must have tracking, i will make it available for an additional charge.
customer is responsible for any customs or charges incurred in international shipment. customer is responsible for knowing the import regulations for their own country.
Refunds and Exchanges
if the shipping package you receive is physically damaged and you suspect the items inside were damaged in transit, refuse the package. while i generally don't make several of one particular item, i will work with you if there is a problem.
all items come from a smoke-free and pet-free environment.