Colourful and creative pins, patches, clothing & more!

Nottingham, England
2,409 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Hey, you! Thanks for stopping by our store. Our usual dispatch days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Take care and stay safe.
Sarah and Maxx


Last updated on 12 Jan, 2022

Hey, you! Thanks for stopping by our store. Our usual dispatch days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Take care and stay safe.
Sarah and Maxx


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Sarah and Maxx

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Sarah and Maxx


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About PlatypusUK

Sales 2,409
On Etsy since 2019

A creative culture against the mass produced.

Hey, thanks for checking out our store! Platypus is an independent streetwear brand started by creative duo Maxine and Sarah (me!) in 2015. After studying Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent Uni we became a bit tired of monotonous high street fashion and started designing t-shirts. We wanted to create pieces that were bright and colourful (why live life in black and white?) and that had a unisex fit. The question we get asked the most often is "but.. why a platypus?". We chose Platypus to be our mascot because it's the WTF of the animal kingdom, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, It's a platypus! The platypus was the original prankster and weird kid, just like us.

Fast forward a couple of years and we had broadened our range to include hand-painted denim jackets, custom tie-dye garments & babywear, and enamel pins and embroidered patches. We are heavily influenced by 90s nostalgia, typography and the weird & wonderful. You may also spot a Pokemon in our store. We love trading at music festivals, Pride festivals and events all around the UK, so you may have seen us on the road.

We only work with UK businesses and everything is designed by us, all of our garment manufacturers are a part of the Fair Wear Foundation, which is just our effort to support ethical manufacture. Platypus is a totally inclusive brand, we are members of the LGBTQ community and we know the struggle of trying to fit in is real sometimes, but you are always welcome here.

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy browsing our store. Please feel free to message us if you'd like to know more about us! ☮

Shop members

  • Maxine

    Co-director & Graphic Artist

    Maxine is the chief designer and runs all things social with the business. She loves anything psychedelic and is a typography nerd.

  • Sarah

    Co-director & Illustrator

    As well as being an illustrator Sarah runs the admin side of the business and fulfills and packs orders. If you have a query she will be in contact with you! She is influenced by 90s nostalgia, animals and character design.

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Last updated on 02 Dec, 2021
Frequently asked questions
I've placed my order, when will it be dispatched?

We aim to dispatch all orders within 48 hours of them being placed. Please note during public holidays such as Christmas or UK bank holidays dispatch times may be longer. If you need your order by a certain date get in touch and we will assist you.

I've ordered a tie dye product, how on earth do I wash it?

All clothing items, such as t-shirts or sweaters, should be washed at no more than 40 degrees. We use high quality fixatives and the colours are set properly, however some colour fastness should be expected during the first wash. We recommend only washing tie dyes with dark or similar colours.

Other items such as hats and shoes should be machine washed with caution and put on a delicates only wash not exceeding 30 degrees.

For item specific care instructions please see our email which we will send out when we dispatch the product. If you are still unsure don't hesitate to send us a message and we can advise further.

Help! My order hasn't arrived yet.

Don't panic! Get in touch with us and we will investigate for you.

In the UK please allow 5 workings days for your order to arrive after we have dispatched it. Standard delivery should take 2-3 days to get to you however on the rare occasion a parcel ends up in the wrong place and takes a little longer.

If you're in Europe please allow 15 working days for delivery. Items usually take between 4-8 working days.

In the USA and the rest of the world please allow 25 working days, however items usually take 5-21 days. We appreciate it can be frustrating when you haven't received your order however this time must have elapsed before Royal Mail will investigate.

Please note you must contact us within 100 days of dispatch about missing orders.

Wholesale availability

Thank you so much for considering a wholesale order of our products. We have wholesale availability, please email for more information or a specific item query.

Can I order a custom dyed product?

We will list any products that are currently available for customisation. Typical items we can make a custom order for are tie dye sweaters, hoodies, t-shirts and baby wear. Please see item specifics for turnaround times and prices. It is not possible for us to turnaround a custom tie-dye in less than 7 working days.

We do not currently hold tie dye workshops but if you think this is something you'd love get in touch with us to express you interest.

Do you offer your design services?

Yes, as well as creating our products we're very experienced in design and branding work for both large and small businesses. If you have a project you'd like us to work on, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

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