One-off items upcycled with indigo shibori or ecoprint

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Upcycled ecoprinted and indigo shibori clothes and accessories

My name is Kim Winter and I live in London, UK. I specialise in upcycling clothes and accessories, turning items that are no longer wanted back into desirable objects.

How does this work?
* I buy items from charity / thrift shops, jumble sales, car boot sales and auctions.
* I overdye these items with indigo using a technique called shibori (sort of sophisticated tie dye) or I overprint them with real leaves by bundling them up and steaming them - the pigments from the leaves transfer to the fabric.

Who benefits?
* You do, because each piece is unique, one of a kind - I can guarantee that you will never see anyone else wearing exactly the same garment!
* I do, because I don't get bored churning out a production line of identical items.
* The charity shop benefits from the money I spend (and I visit a LOT of charity shops!)
* The environment benefits because the shelf life of the clothes is extended, rather than them possibly ending up in landfill.

Shop members

  • Kim Winter

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Kim's hatred of waste and interest in sustainability led her to start upcycling, creating one-off pieces by buying items from charity shops and overdyeing or overprinting them or using them in her felt making. She lives in London, UK.

Shop policies

Last updated on 21 November, 2018
Thank you for visiting my shop! I hope that you like what you see - everything I sell is handmade by me, usually inspired by the natural world.

I work from my home in London - no smoking and no pets.

I try to photograph my work as accurately as possible, but do bear in mind that colours may vary on different computer screens.

if you have any questions, just convo me and I'll do my best to answer.

If it's your first time on Etsy and you're not sure how to buy, read this http://www.etsy.com/uk/help/article/339

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I know that buying online can be tricky if you can't see the item in person before you buy, and I want you to be happy with your purchase. So I offer two kinds of returns.

If your purchase is damaged, I will replace it or refund your money. This is highly unlikely, as I inspect everything before I send it and pack it as securely as I can. Also remember that raw silk scarves are handwoven and that irregularities are part of their appeal. But if there is a problem, just send me the photo of the damage and I will arrange a refund or return.

If you buy an item and decide that it isn't right for you, please let me know straight away.You can ship it back to me, in its original condition and packaging, at your expense, and I will ship you another one at my expense or refund your money, whichever you prefer.
I accept payments via Etsy gift cards and PayPal, currency British £.

You don't need a PayPal account to pay - you can still use a credit card. For details see http://www.etsy.com/uk/help/article/361
I ship all items within 1-2 business days of receiving the order and payment. All items are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and sturdy boxes, along with care instructions.

If you are buying a gift for someone else and would like the item sent directly to the recipient with a note from you, please message me and I'd be happy to help you!

Please note that I'm not responsible for any postage delays after the item is posted. Your item will be shipped from the UK using Royal Mail's standard first-class post in the UK or standard airmail elsewhere.

Deliveries to Europe take on average 3-5 business days (according to the Royal Mail usual delivery schedule). Deliveries to the US take on average 5-7 business days (according to the Royal Mail usual delivery schedule).

If you would prefer a courier delivery service with tracking, please contact me and I will provide a quote.

All duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility when items are shipped internationally.
Additional policies and FAQs
Flextiles products sold through Etsy are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use.

By buying these products you are agreeing that you will not reproduce, copy, transmit, distribute, display, modify or otherwise exploit any of the designs without the prior approval of Flextiles.

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Last updated on 31 Mar, 2016
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