KARMASUITSYAonETSY

Unique, Creative, Ethical Clothing & Accessories

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Announcement    Karma Suitsya are working as normal at this time of Coronavirus and we are shipping orders regularly. However, we are occasionally experiencing delays in postage delivery times, especially with international postage. If you are ordering from abroad, please be aware that there is a chance that your order will take longer than normal to arrive.

Karma Suitsya offer free UK postage on all orders over £50.00. Headbands are FREEPOST to UK

Please Note. Every effort is made to ensure the colours of our silks are represented accurately in our photographs by using natural light and electric lighting from various angles. Some prints are beautifully complicated and show up on different screens as different hues, so if you need a specific colour, let us know.

Announcement

Last updated on 13 Jan, 2021

Karma Suitsya are working as normal at this time of Coronavirus and we are shipping orders regularly. However, we are occasionally experiencing delays in postage delivery times, especially with international postage. If you are ordering from abroad, please be aware that there is a chance that your order will take longer than normal to arrive.

Karma Suitsya offer free UK postage on all orders over £50.00. Headbands are FREEPOST to UK

Please Note. Every effort is made to ensure the colours of our silks are represented accurately in our photographs by using natural light and electric lighting from various angles. Some prints are beautifully complicated and show up on different screens as different hues, so if you need a specific colour, let us know.

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About KARMASUITSYAonETSY

Sales 1,162
On Etsy since 2019

At Karma Suitsya we promote Slow, Ethical Fashion. Promoting a healthier planet

Karma Suitsya began trading at small festivals in the UK nearly 20 years ago after travelling our beautiful world since the late 80’s.
We have built up a loyal customer base on the UK festival circuit & love being amongst the amazing energy that festivals create.
We have our own unique designs created from beautiful fabrics with quality tailoring.
Having always been keen to live in harmony with our planet and to protect it’s precious resources we began to source material for many of our garments from vintage silk sari which we came across during one of our early travels to India.

We endeavour to use the very best sari, which are breathtakingly beautiful & so lovely to touch. Sari are available in various qualities & we have established excellent contacts for the sourcing of fine sari pieces to create our designs. This up-cycling and repurposing of sari helps us to promote Slow, Ethical Fashion. Promoting a healthier planet.

In late 2019, Karma Suitsya began selling online in our new Etsy shop.
Our favourite garments include our unique steampunk style Corset over dresses, tail skirts & underbust choli tops. Also popular are fairy dresses, Afghan harem pants, culottes, jackets & silk gift bags
It is our goal to continue with the same ethos that we have nurtured at festivals.
We are very proud of our ethical outlook which has been shaped by 30+ years experience of travelling.

Although we are not fair trade certified, we consider our business practises and those of our factories to be fair trade.  Workers are paid fairly for their work & are employed in comfortable working environments, being treated with respect. We have been working with the same small factories for over 17 years and they are all family owned.
By working directly with the manufacturer, rather than use a middleman, we are able to ensure that profit goes to the primary source.
Most of our range originates in India, with additional items coming from Nepal & Thailand.

Namaste 🙏

Shop members

  • Mark

    Manager, Photographer, Computers & Technology

    62 countries since 1961 and still counting ☯️ Special Skill: Making things work.🕉

  • Bo

    Model, Photographer, Customer Service

    Always being beautiful #GoGoGoaGirl

  • Stan

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Founder of Karma Suitsya. Long time travel lover. Working the 'Karma Suitsya' stall at festivals since 2006. Committed to promoting a sustainable world and social fairness for all.

  • Office

    Dispatcher, Customer Service

    Our team are here to make things work

Production partners

  • Ganesha Texxtiles

    Rajasthan, India

    Family owned and operated looms for synthetic materials.

  • Jogen Sharma (Artist)

    Jaipur, India

    After many years travelling, I’ve made some very fine friends, some of whom could do with some help and we like to help our friends.

  • Ravi Bindi’s

    New Delhi, India

    Ravi Bindi’s manufactures Bindi’s our designs & colour choices

  • Uttam

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Specialist hemp manufacturing

Shop policies

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Last updated on 06 Feb, 2021
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Sizing details

FITTINGS:-

Please refer to the Fitting section in the Description of each garment for information
 
We have many garments that are One Size, ( O/S ), which are very flexible for fitting and are usually elasticated. Some garments are also available in One Size Plus.

Care instructions

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

SILK

We recommend hand wash using non-bio detergent or
DRY-CLEAN or MACHINE WASH [silk process]

IRON at low heat [•]

COTTON

We recommend hand wash using non-bio detergent or
DRY-CLEAN or MACHINE WASH [cotton process]

IRON at medium heat [••]

NB we use natural dyes in our cotton and Brocade Silk products and highly recommend washing them separately in a cotton laundry-bag for the first wash, just in case.

N.B. Our partners may have different instructions, please see their labels.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping service is available. We try to use eco friendly packaging as standard.

Wholesale availability

Speak to us in confidence.
Planned stocking discounts and volume scales apply.
Option: Own branding at scale.

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders are possible. Unfortunately, due to the current situation this service is not available on all products.

Why Karma Suitsya?

Because we let the vintage silk do the talking and we just “glue it all together beautifully” with love.

Colours

Our garments, our designs.
We use fine quality, ethically sourced materials. Our silks are from vintage sari and as such the provenance is unknowable. Each gament is unique. All items are handmade in India and small imperfections are considered unique pattiner and part of their natural beauty.

Please Note. Every effort is made to ensure the colours of our silks are represented accurately in our photographs, by using natural light and electric lighting from various angles. Some patterns are beautifully complicated and show up on different screens as different hues, so if you need a specific colour, let us know.

Returns & Exchanges

Please Contact us promptly and definitely within 14 days of delivery with details of any issue
Do not return an item before contacting us.
All Returns must be:
• Sent by a Tracked postal service. Tracking number must be supplied to us by email or Etsy message system. We are not responsible for any lost returns that are not sent by a tracked mail.

• In original condition
• Tags still attached
• Must be UNWASHED
• And in its protective bag

Refunds can only occur after the goods have been safely received and inspected; If approved, your refund will be processed and a credit will be automatically applied via your original method of payment.
Customers returning goods from outside of the UK are responsible for any customs charges incurred by us

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