SalamanderShirts

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

On Etsy since 2019

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SalamanderShirts

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

215 Sales

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Announcement    *** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 05 August 2020 ***

We are still seeing delays on orders shipped to the USA and Europe. If you are wanting your order for a specific date, please contact us prior to ordering so that we can advise on our ability to deliver on time with our normal Royal Mail shipping international tracked and signed service.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ORDERS TO THE USA - UPDATE 08 June 2020 ***

Due to significant delays when parcels are arriving in the USA on a standard service, I am now offering the ability to upgrade shipping to the USA to a FedEx service, that should arrive within 3 - 4 business days. The charge for this is £10.00 for the first item and £5.00 extra for each additional item ordered. PLEASE ADD YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL TO THE ORDER, AS THIS IS REQUIRED BY FEDEX.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 06 June 2020 ***

Please note that orders sent to the USA are currently taking more than 2 weeks to arrive, due to delays in the postal system. A recent parcel sent to the USA was stuck with US customs for over 1 week!


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 24 April 2020 ***

I've been speaking with Royal Mail today about shipping and I've been told that there are now delays on parcels to Europe of up to 20 days; this means parcels can be taking as much as 28 days to be delivered. I have been assured that this would the worst case scenario, however I wanted to make sure all customers know this prior to ordering.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 31 March 2020 ***

The UK Government announced that on 23 March 2020 the country is taking further action to slow the spread of coronavirus and requesting that people significantly reduce social contact and not to leave their homes without good reason.
As a result of this update and as yet not fully understanding how this will affect my ability to post orders, I have increased the processing time from 1 - 2 working days to 1 - 5 working days.
I will continue to try and ship orders as quickly as I can (usually within 2 working days), but if the new round of restrictions do impact my ability to send orders, there may be some hold up and I am hoping that this will be no longer than 5 working days.
I will continue keep all customers updated on any delays, which may affect their orders over the coming days / weeks.
I send you all my best wishes and pray that you all keep safe, during these turbulent times.
Thanks for your continued support, Alex

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Aug, 2020

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 05 August 2020 ***

We are still seeing delays on orders shipped to the USA and Europe. If you are wanting your order for a specific date, please contact us prior to ordering so that we can advise on our ability to deliver on time with our normal Royal Mail shipping international tracked and signed service.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT ORDERS TO THE USA - UPDATE 08 June 2020 ***

Due to significant delays when parcels are arriving in the USA on a standard service, I am now offering the ability to upgrade shipping to the USA to a FedEx service, that should arrive within 3 - 4 business days. The charge for this is £10.00 for the first item and £5.00 extra for each additional item ordered. PLEASE ADD YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL TO THE ORDER, AS THIS IS REQUIRED BY FEDEX.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 06 June 2020 ***

Please note that orders sent to the USA are currently taking more than 2 weeks to arrive, due to delays in the postal system. A recent parcel sent to the USA was stuck with US customs for over 1 week!


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 24 April 2020 ***

I've been speaking with Royal Mail today about shipping and I've been told that there are now delays on parcels to Europe of up to 20 days; this means parcels can be taking as much as 28 days to be delivered. I have been assured that this would the worst case scenario, however I wanted to make sure all customers know this prior to ordering.


*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SHIPPING - UPDATE 31 March 2020 ***

The UK Government announced that on 23 March 2020 the country is taking further action to slow the spread of coronavirus and requesting that people significantly reduce social contact and not to leave their homes without good reason.
As a result of this update and as yet not fully understanding how this will affect my ability to post orders, I have increased the processing time from 1 - 2 working days to 1 - 5 working days.
I will continue to try and ship orders as quickly as I can (usually within 2 working days), but if the new round of restrictions do impact my ability to send orders, there may be some hold up and I am hoping that this will be no longer than 5 working days.
I will continue keep all customers updated on any delays, which may affect their orders over the coming days / weeks.
I send you all my best wishes and pray that you all keep safe, during these turbulent times.
Thanks for your continued support, Alex

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Updates

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!
I'm very pleased to let you all know that I'm adding loads of new items over the next week or so.
So remember to pop back regularly to check out what's new.
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About SalamanderShirts

Sales 215
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.

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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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