zeetzeet

INTERNATIONAL FABRIC CONNECTION by zeetzeet

Massachusetts, United States · 16388 Sales

zeetzeet

INTERNATIONAL FABRIC CONNECTION by zeetzeet

Massachusetts, United States 16388 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(5760)

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2016

This seller will be away until September 30th. Please check back later. Thank you!

Kerry Adams

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Kerry Adams

About

I have spent my entire life working in textiles and product development. This is a very unique fabric store.

Growing up in a New England mill town I spent years traipsing through old factories and fabric mills with my mother. Searching. Exploring. Learning.

I was obsessed with fabric, sewing, and making things. At 15 years old I started working for a 7th Avenue better dress manufacturer at a factory in Lowell, Massachusetts, and worked my way through every department eventually ending up in the company's New York City showroom while I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Graduating from FIT in 1980 with a degree in Fashion Design and a solid background in textile technology and apparel engineering, my career was launched.

For about ten years I worked for large corporations traveling the world as a Product Manager, designing new products, sourcing fabric and trim, and finding factories for apparel production, mainly in the Far East and the United States.

Following my tenure as Vice President of Design & Marketing for a large American knitwear manufacturer, I set out on my own and started a small business manufacturing Irish Linen Curtains that I designed for The Garnet Hill Catalog, a natural fibers company located in Franconia, New Hampshire.

In addition to curtains, the business grew to include other home textiles products such as pillows, bedskirts, duvet covers, and even wooden curtain rod sets. The Colonial Williamsburg Catalog and the Land of Nod Catalog became customers.

Over the thirteen years I ran the business I accumulated a lot of samples, fabric, and trim that I began selling on eBay in 2002, and that's how "zeetzeet" began.

Now I search the textile market for well designed high quality American and Japanese fabrics that I sell online through Etsy, eBay, and my website, INTERNATIONAL FABRIC CONNECTION by zeetzeet (www.zeetzeet.com). I supply over 250 small businesses with fabric and I ship daily all over the world.

My design studio is located in a renovated horse farm in the historic New England coastal town of Hingham, Massachusetts, where I live with my husband and daughter. We like to travel to major cities like New York, Tokyo, and London to poke around and see what's trending. My oldest daughter, a Graphic Designer, just graduated from college and lives in Burlington, VT.

I spend 40 minutes photographing, color correcting, and writing a description for EACH fabric design I sell. "Exactly as described" is frequently left in the comments, along with "Nicely packaged" and "Super fast shipping".

I am happy to continue to connect with some of the most super-creative and talented designers, quilters, textile lovers, collectors, fabric sellers, and entrepreneurs around the world. This is the true joy of my life and my motivation for being on the computer all hours of the day and night 'till it's morning in Australia and way to late to still be up here in Boston.

Check out my Pinterest Boards: https://www.pinterest.com/zeetzeet/

Thanks so much for visiting!
Kerry

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Last updated on March 29, 2016
Welcome! We ship fabric and trim all around the world every day at the lowest possible shipping rate and have successfully for over 10 years.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FEEDBACK OR REVIEWS AVAILABLE?

Yes, we have over 2,700 pages of customer feedback containing nearly 70,000 unique positive comments regarding our product quality, communication skills, packaging, shipping time, and shipping and handling charges, as well as a repeat customer percentage that is off the charts for the textile industry. Many international blogs and discussion forums have recommended our store.

WHERE CAN I SEE THE REVIEWS?

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=zeetzeet

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal as well as all credit cards. Credit Cards are processed through our PayPal account and you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card. Your order will ship the same day or the next business day Monday through Friday.

We also accept Money Orders drawn on a US Bank, and personal checks. Checks and eChecks are held until they clear, usually 5-10 days.

HOW CAN I PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD?

Click the "Pay Now" button on the invoice and the second choice under PayPal is to pay with a credit card as a PayPal "Guest". You don't need a PayPal account. When you click the second choice on the next screen you will be prompted to enter your credit card information.
Shipping
WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING RATES?

2016 Shipping Rate Details -
(44" apparel/quilt weight* ONLY)
*ApparelQuilt Weight is 6 to 7 ounces per yard.
Rates do not apply to Home Dec/Drapery weight fabric.
Price listed is ESTIMATE depending on weight of fabric.

USA - ALL DOMESTIC ORDERS
USPS First Class Mail by weight
Fat Quarter to ½ Yard ~ $2.95
Up to 1 Yard ~ $3.65
1+ to 2.5 Yards ~ $4.75

USPS Priority Mail
3 to 8 Yards ~ $6.45
Flat Rate Envelope
9 to 24 Yards ~ $13.50
Medium Flat Rate Box
25 to 35 Yards ~ $19.00
Large Flat Rate Box
Jelly Rolls ~ USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box- $7.00

First Class Mail - 4-6 days
Priority Mail 1-3 Days

CANADA
1/4 to 1.25 Yards ~ $10.00
USPS First Class Mail by weight
1.5 to 5 Yards ~ $16.00
USPS First Class Mail by weight
6 to 8 Yards ~ $24.00
USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope
9 to 24 Yards ~ $46.00
USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
25 to 35 Yards ~ $60.00
USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box
9+ Yards ~ International ~
We recommend multiple flat rate envelopes to save the most
Jelly Rolls ~ USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box- $25.00

INTERNATIONAL
1/4 to 1.25 Yards ~ $14.00
USPS First Class Mail by weight
1.5 to 5 Yards ~ $23.00
USPS First Class Mail by weight
6 to 8 Yards ~ $34.00
USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope
9 to 24 Yards ~ $76.00
USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat Rate Box
25 to 35 Yards ~ USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box $96.00
9+ Yards ~ International ~ We recommend multiple flat rate envelopes to save the most
Jelly Rolls ~ USPS Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box- $34.00

First Class Mail - 2-4 weeks transit time plus Custom's clearance time.
Priority Mail 6-10 business days transit time plus Custom's clearance time.

Custom's clearance time can vary from 1 day to 30 days or longer.
Over the past 10 years of shipping 99% of all packages were delivered within 60 days.

PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE ENVELOPES
8 yards of Apparel/quilt weight fabric will fit in a Priority Mail flat rate envelope.
3-4 yards of Home Dec/Drapery weight fabric will fit in a Priority Mail flat rate envelope.

LIMITED SHIPPING TO: ROMANIA, TURKEY, HUNGARY, INDIA, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL: Please note that due to the extremely high rate of non-receipt claims resulting in refunds we no longer ship to these countries unless you have left 5 stars for at least 10 different Etsy sellers or you are an existing customer with a previous order history.

ITALY, SPAIN: Please note your customs clearance can take up to 30 days and mail delivery is very, very slow. Please do not order if you have a deadline.

DO YOU COMBINE SHIPPING?

Yes, and our preferred method of shipping is Unites States Postal Service Priority Mail flat rate envelopes and Priority Mail flat rate boxes. For larger orders in USA we may use UPS if there is a cost benefit to you. For larger international orders we use multiple flat rate envelopes or boxes, whichever costs less.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR LARGE ORDERS?

Ship up to 8 yards
in a flat rate Priority Mail Envelope at
$6.45 USA - $24.00 Canada - $34.00 International

Ship up to 24 yards
in a flat rate Priority Mail Box at
$13.50 USA - $46.00 Canada - $76.00 International

WHAT IF MY SHIPPING IS HIGHER THAN IT SHOULD BE ON THE INVOICE?

If you overpay please let us know and we will send a refund for the overage. You can also ask for a custom listing with the correct shipping before you pay. Please write "Check Shipping" in the Notes section when you check out to bring any overage to our attention.

HOW MANY YARDS WILL FIT IN A PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE ENVELOPE?

For quilt weight and apparel weight fabrics eight yards will fit in a flat rate. For all other fabrics, such as flannel, corduroy, home dec and drapery weight, etc., the amount ranges from 2-4 yards per flat rate envelope. Each listing will specify the amount depending on the fabric weight and bulk.

CAN YOU FIT 9 YARDS OF QUILT WEIGHT FABRIC IN A FLAT RATE ENVELOPE?

If the entire purchase is Kaffe Fassett fabric we can fit 9 yards. All other fabrics or fabric combinations are limited to 8 yards.

WHAT IF MY SHIPPING AMOUNT IS OVER THE RATE YOU QUOTE?

When buying multiple items and the shipping total is over the amount due, here are your options...

1. Please request a custom listing for you with the correct shipping.

2. You can go ahead and purchase what you have in the cart and I will send a refund for the shipping overage.

If the shipping is over the amount due please make a note of it in the buyer's message box. Usually I will automatically send a refund of excess shipping paid but sometimes I don't notice an overpayment when I have a lot of orders to ship at once.

HOW SOON WILL YOU SHIP MY ORDER?

We try to ship all orders the same day they are paid or within 24 hours. Once in a while we have so many orders it takes several days to complete all of them. This is usually in the event of a sale, promotion, or a large quantity of new arrivals. Please let us know if you are in a hurry. Normally we ship Monday - Thursday. Occasionally we ship Friday or Saturday if available.

HOW LONG DOES SHIPPING TAKE?

If you are ordering 1-2 yards it will be shipped First Class Mail which takes about a week in USA and about a month internationally. Priority Mail is available for an additional charge. Orders over two yards ship Priority Mail. Priority Mail takes 1-3 days in USA depending on where you are located from Boston, 6-10 business days on international order. Customs clearance will take additional time.

HOW LONG WILL CUSTOM'S CLEARANCE TAKE?

Customs clearance can take 1-30 days and we can not be responsible for customs delays. We have no control over clearance. For this reason it is not a good idea to have a deadline on international orders. We have had Priority Mail orders delivered in Australia in 7 days and waited over a month for a Priority Mail shipment across the border to Canada. Most delivers occur within 30-45 days and almost all within 60 days.

WILL MY SHIPPING INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER?

Yes and no. First Class Mail and Priority Mail shipped in USA include a tracking number. International First Class Mail and Priority Mail flat rate shipments include a Shipping Confirmation number which confirms that your order has shipped. Once the shipment reaches the International Sort Facility in Jamaica, NY and international transit is in process, no additional tracking information is available. Standard Priority Mail, (not flat rate envelopes or boxes), includes international tracking.


DO YOU SHIP RUSH ORDERS?

If you are in a hurry please let us know so we can prioritize your order. Every attempt will be made to ship rush orders as soon as possible Monday through Thursday. We may ship up to three times a day, morning, 1:00 pm, and evening, depending on our volume. Please ask if you have a deadline to meet.

DO YOU SHIP OVERNIGHT EXPRESS MAIL?

In a word, no, not if I can help it. Too expensive and there is no guarantee that it will arrive overnight. A flat rate Express Mail envelope is $23.00 in USA, and 2-3 the cost of International Priority Mail. I will ship Express Mail at your request but I will not accept any responsibility for on time delivery once it is shipped.

CAN YOU SHIP EXPRESS MAIL TO AN INTERNATIONAL LOCATION?
No. Due to International Customs clearance your package can take from one day to 30 days to clear. We have no control over when the package will clear.
Refunds and Exchanges
DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS OR EXCHANGES?

Please inspect your fabric carefully upon receipt, and by all means let me know if there are any problems with your order. I will gladly accept returns/exchanges if fabric is defective, if the wrong item has been shipped, or if the item was damaged in shipment. I will reimburse any shipping costs incurred when returning damaged merchandise and I will send replacement merchandise at no additional cost.

WHAT IF I NOTICE A FLAW AFTER I CUT THE FABRIC?

We do not accept any claims whatsoever on cut yardage. Please inspect carefully before cutting.

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THE ITEM OR IT DOESN'T MATCH?

We have a 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! Your satisfaction is very important to us. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply mail the item back to us in it's original condition, within 7 days of receipt, and we will issue a refund of the full purchase price, minus shipping. Buyer pays for return shipping. Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot accept returns on books or patterns.

HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

For fastest service please contact us using the Etsy Contact Link under Shop Owner or email us at zeetzeet [!at] mac.com. You can also call us at 781.749.6953 or email your phone number and we will call you, but we often do not know a message has been left and email response is much faster.
Additional policies and FAQs
WHO PAYS FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXES AND FEES?

Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to making a purchase.

IS THERE ANY WAY TO SAVE ON CUSTOMS FEES FOR LARGE ORDERS?

Yes, you can ship your order in multiple Priority Mail flat rate envelopes at different times. Each envelope holds up to 8 yards of apparel/quilt rate fabric. Shipments can be morning, afternoon, and evening or the following day so they don't all arrive in Customs at once.

Another option may be to ship the package to someone you know in the USA.

CAN YOU MARK MY PARCEL AS A GIFT OR PUT A LOWER VALUE ON IT SO I CAN AVOID PAYING DUTY OR TAX ON MY PURCHASE?

It's illegal to falsify customs declarations by stating a lower value or marking an item as a "gift" in order to avoid customs fees, and it is a felony in the United States.

USPS: "A false, misleading, or incomplete declaration can result in the seizure or return of the item and/or in criminal or civil penalties."

I really, really wish I could! It's a shame to see extra cost added to sewing fabric! But it is illegal to falsify the customs documents and being convicted of mail fraud would mean the end of my business. Packages clear customs best with a proper invoice inside the package and a corresponding value on the outside documents. If a parcel is opened and there is a discrepancy the merchandise is confiscated and/or a fine may be charged in addition to the actual fees. I am not willing to take the risk. I know that you have a choice of fabric sellers and there are many that operate their business in shades of grey to avoid taxes and gain an unfair selling advantage. I am not one of them. Thanks for understanding! ✂