SalamanderShirts

Women's, Men's and Boys' Blouses and Shirts.

Sturminster Marshall, England On Etsy since 2019

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SalamanderShirts

Women's, Men's and Boys' Blouses and Shirts.

Sturminster Marshall, England | 322 Sales

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Announcement    *** IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHRISTMAS ORDERS AND SHIPPING - UPDATE 02 DECEMBER 2020 ***

We always try and ship all orders within 2 days, however if you are placing an order and would like it delivered in time for Christmas, we advise you to order as soon as possible and have recommended the following last Christmas order dates & times below.

These dates are recommendations that may change after dispatch due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the current situation surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, we cannot be held responsible for delays that arise as a result of local restrictions affecting the delivery of parcels.


Recommended last order dates for Christmas delivery within the UK

=> Standard delivery - Please order by midday on Wednesday 16th December 2020 ; We use Royal Mail 1st class signed for service, which is typically aims to deliver within 2 working days, however recently we've seen this extend to as long as a week, due to the increased number of parcels that Royal Mail are dealing with.
=> Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm (Arrives next working day by 1pm, requires a signature) - Please order by midday on Monday 21st December 2020.

If you are concerned about your parcel arriving by a specific date, please contact us before ordering, so that we can advise on our ability to deliver on time and confirm if there are any alternative premium services we can offer at an additional cost.


Recommended last order dates for outside the UK

Our standard shipping, for orders outside the UK, is by Royal Mail International tracked and signed service and we are aware that due to an increase demand for international shipping, Royal Mail's estimated delivery times are often not being achieved; some orders have taken as long as 2 - 3 weeks to arrive.

We offer a premium courier service for the USA, Canada and EU countries, using Parcel Hero courier service, which has access to all the major shipping companies.

If you're concerned about your parcel arriving by a specific date, please contact us before ordering, so that we can advise on which service will best meet your need.


​​​​​United States and Canada

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Saturday 12th December 2020, however please contact us after this date, but before ordering to confirm expected delivery dates.


EU Countries

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Saturday 12th December 2020, however please contact us after this date, but before ordering to confirm expected delivery dates.


Rest of the World

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Friday 4th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - We do not currently offer a courier upgrade, but are happy to investigate services on your behalf, please contact us before ordering to confirm options and costs.

Announcement

Last updated on 02 Dec, 2020

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHRISTMAS ORDERS AND SHIPPING - UPDATE 02 DECEMBER 2020 ***

We always try and ship all orders within 2 days, however if you are placing an order and would like it delivered in time for Christmas, we advise you to order as soon as possible and have recommended the following last Christmas order dates & times below.

These dates are recommendations that may change after dispatch due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the current situation surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, we cannot be held responsible for delays that arise as a result of local restrictions affecting the delivery of parcels.


Recommended last order dates for Christmas delivery within the UK

=> Standard delivery - Please order by midday on Wednesday 16th December 2020 ; We use Royal Mail 1st class signed for service, which is typically aims to deliver within 2 working days, however recently we've seen this extend to as long as a week, due to the increased number of parcels that Royal Mail are dealing with.
=> Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm (Arrives next working day by 1pm, requires a signature) - Please order by midday on Monday 21st December 2020.

If you are concerned about your parcel arriving by a specific date, please contact us before ordering, so that we can advise on our ability to deliver on time and confirm if there are any alternative premium services we can offer at an additional cost.


Recommended last order dates for outside the UK

Our standard shipping, for orders outside the UK, is by Royal Mail International tracked and signed service and we are aware that due to an increase demand for international shipping, Royal Mail's estimated delivery times are often not being achieved; some orders have taken as long as 2 - 3 weeks to arrive.

We offer a premium courier service for the USA, Canada and EU countries, using Parcel Hero courier service, which has access to all the major shipping companies.

If you're concerned about your parcel arriving by a specific date, please contact us before ordering, so that we can advise on which service will best meet your need.


​​​​​United States and Canada

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Saturday 12th December 2020, however please contact us after this date, but before ordering to confirm expected delivery dates.


EU Countries

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Wednesday 9th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Saturday 12th December 2020, however please contact us after this date, but before ordering to confirm expected delivery dates.


Rest of the World

=> Standard Royal Mail International tracked and signed - Last orders need to be placed by midday on Friday 4th December 2020.
=> Courier Delivery - We do not currently offer a courier upgrade, but are happy to investigate services on your behalf, please contact us before ordering to confirm options and costs.

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"With the festive period upon us, we have an update on our shop with info on Christmas last order dates and delivery options. slightly_smiling_face"
We've managed to track down some navy silhouette cats in sizes Small - XLarge; there are about 10pcs left, with only 2 pcs in sizes Small and Medium, so if you want one, you'll need to hurry!
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About SalamanderShirts

Sales 322
On Etsy since 2019

Salamander - A new beginning!

The Start of My Journey
2011 was a big year for me and the start of the journey that would lead to Salamander.

In early 2011 I made the decision to leave my job as a business management consultant and joined my wife’s family’s business, taking up the challenge of being the operations manager for the independent ladies fashion brand, Grenouille. The other major life changing event that took place was in December, when my wife gave birth to our son, Samuel .

The change in career, re-ignited the creative / artistic streak in me and gave me the opportunity to meet the people and learn the skills that would enable the initial spark of an idea to become what I’m sharing with you today.

During my time at Grenouille, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to be involved and learn the garment design process, leading to my own collections being put into production and sold; designs I'm sharing with you on my Etsy shop today. Being very honest, there really is nothing that can describe the feeling of seeing a garment you designed, being worn by a person, walking past you on the street!

The Birth of Salamander
It was during a product development trip with my family at the end of 2018, when the idea for Salamander first popped into my head. We were visiting a fabric supplier and I decided it might be a nice idea to have my tailor make some shirts for me and my son, using some of the incredible fabrics on offer; after all there’s something quite fun and special with wearing matching clothes with your kids. I asked Samuel to select some fabrics he liked and after much deliberation, he selected seven designs.

The following day, I was visiting one of the factories that produce shirts, when I mentioned to the factory owner, K. Siriporn Oy, my intention to get some shirts made for my son and I. Their immediate response was that they’d be delighted to help. Two days later and the shirts were finished and became the designs for the first Salamander Shirts collection.

We loved the shirts and whenever we wore them we received compliments and questions about where we got them. Naturally the compliments became the catalyst that spurred me to decide that I wanted to share our concept and product to the world and so Salamander Shirts was conceived. The brand name was partly inspired by Grenouille's amphibian connection and also because I love the spiritual symbolism and meanings of salamanders; vision, energy, growth, adaptability and spirituality.

Today and the Future
Although my focus is now on developing the Salamander brand of statement / fun shirts for men and boys, I do continue to work with Grenouille and I'm very proud to be able to sell the garments I've been involved in designing on my Etsy shop.

If you've got any suggestions or comments, good or bad, then I want to hear them. Without knowing what I'm doing well or not so well, I can't keep making the items that you all love.

Production partners

  • House of Dreams

    Bournemouth, England

    Co-designers for the Grenouille brand of clothing.

  • Kevin Cole

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Owned by Siriporn Oy, the Kevin Cole company is fantastic small factory that specialises in the production of quality garments. I've worked with this company since 2011 and they still continue to surpass my expectations in all they do with me.

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Last updated on 23 Mar, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

If you're interested in wholesale quantities (20+ items) or would like to stock my products, please contact me at info@salamandershirts.com, stating your name, contact details, location and details of what you're interested and I'll do my very best to help; I normally respond to all emails within 24 hours of receipt.

Delivery and Shipping

- All goods are shipped using a tracked and signed for service where available.

- I will always try and ship your goods within 2 working days of receipt of order and if for any reason this isn't possible, I will contact you immediately. (23 March 2020 - please see my announcement above, regarding potential delays as a result of the coronavirus outbreak)

- Subject to service availability, I will always send you a tracking number for your goods, at the same time as I confirm dispatch. It may take 24 hours after your package is mailed for the post office to update online tracking information.

Sizing details

It is really important to me that you're 100% happy with your order; after all, no one wants to receive something that doesn't fit!

If you've not been lucky enough to have one of my shirts before, I really recommend you take a few minutes and carry out the following steps, to ensure you get the perfect size for you.

1 - Find the current favourite shirt of the person you're buying for and lay it button side down on a flat surface
2 Get a tape measure and measure from the side seam under one armhole to the side seam on the other armhole; shown as measurement A on the sizing guide (the last photo in each product)
3 Check that measurement against size guide to know the size that should offer you the best fit.

Shirt Colours

I've really tried my best to take photos that accurately capture each shirt. however the colours you see on your screen are not always the same as the real item. It depends on your screen and how it's configured, so I cannot give you a guarantee that your monitor displays colours in the right way.

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