SilksByUmf

silks, brocades, ribbons & buttons

Rotterdam, The Netherlands · 4708 Sales

SilksByUmf

silks, brocades, ribbons & buttons

Rotterdam, The Netherlands 4708 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1086)

Shop owner

Monique

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Announcement   Welcome silk lovers!

I am a collector of silk. Silk brocades are my absolute favorites. I travel and collect silks to offer in my shop. My silk shop is definitely not the cheapest. I only buy the best of the best and that - unfortunately- comes with a price. But if you are looking for a special piece I can guarantee you that in my silk shop you will find silks that you will never see anywhere else.

I also have another Etsy shop in which I sell handmade personalized travel accessories: Travelher.

If you would like to be included in my mailing list for regular sale updates, please sign up by copying this link to your browser:

http://eepurl.com/tnYBH

If you have any questions please send me a message or email me: info [!at] travelher.nl

Monique
blog: http://travelherbyumf.blogspot.nl

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Last updated on 04 Dec, 2017

Welcome silk lovers!

I am a collector of silk. Silk brocades are my absolute favorites. I travel and collect silks to offer in my shop. My silk shop is definitely not the cheapest. I only buy the best of the best and that - unfortunately- comes with a price. But if you are looking for a special piece I can guarantee you that in my silk shop you will find silks that you will never see anywhere else.

I also have another Etsy shop in which I sell handmade personalized travel accessories: Travelher.

If you would like to be included in my mailing list for regular sale updates, please sign up by copying this link to your browser:

http://eepurl.com/tnYBH

If you have any questions please send me a message or email me: info [!at] travelher.nl

Monique
blog: http://travelherbyumf.blogspot.nl

Monique

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Monique

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5 out of 5 stars
(1086)
iCherishdance

iCherishdance on 18 Jun, 2018

3 out of 5 stars

Bedankt voor de snelle levering!

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Isolde Burton

Isolde Burton on 04 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful silk, the very same color as the picture! Very nice package, quick shipping. I'm very happy with my purchase.

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About

For the love of fabrics!

I was born on the beautiful island of Curacao, a small - still Dutch - island in the Caribbean. My mother used to sew a our clothes and would often have an embroidery project around.

I remember as a little girl that was always going through my mother's stack of fabrics (She always had boxes full of material), looking for nice pieces to add to my own projects. It was then that my fabric fettish began and I started collecting......

I moved to Holland for college and after finishing my bachelor in hotel administration I decided to go to law school. I was practicing law for quite a few years when my husband (yes, by then I got married and had two boys) was offered a position in Mumbai, India.

We had to think it over for this meant for me to become an expat wife for a couple of years, but we decided to take the plunge. When we were sorting out our stuff I realized that at that point in my life, I too had boxes and boxes of collected fabrics. I brought them all with me to India.

But I was not prepared for what India was to offer me. We lived in Mumbai for three years, and these years changed me forever. Never have I been in a place that you can feel alive and in the moment every second of the day. Not one day went by without experiencing deep emotions, good ones and bad ones.

I fell in love with Mumbai and even now that we are back in Holland I consider Mumbai as my home (one can have more then one home, clearly).

Here I was thinking that I had a fabric stock, but encountering the Indian silks and other great fabrics I went crazy. I was buying beautiful stuff with no particular project in mind. I was also making bags and pouches out of them and gifting them to friends.

I also decided to educate myself and started learning everything about silks, hand-loom fabrics, cottons and wool. There is no end to the beauty and the craftsmanship of Indian fabrics!

Then a friend forced me to attend an arts and crafts exhibition with my bags. I have been making bags ever since. You can visit my shop here on Etsy, BagsbyTravelher:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BagsByTravelher?ref=ss_profile

But that did not fulfill my fabric craving. I noticed that customers loved my fabrics and even wanted to buy them from me. I saw an opportunity to collect even more beautiful silks and started this silk shop. I travel to India myself to find the great stuff, them I list them for you to see.

I get to take care of my fabrics until the find a new home, but till then they are mine and mine only!

Shop members

  • Monique Rhuggenaath

    Owner, Curator

    I was born on Curacao, a small - still Dutch island in the Caribbean. I had the privilege to live in Mumbai, India for 3 years. I am back in the Netherlands now, but am deeply in love with India and crazy about Indian fabrics!

  • Maurits Kerbert

    Assistant

    I am proud to present my 10 year old son Maurits who has been helping me out in my shop (mostly sorting ribbons and counting buttons for educational purposes ;-). But Maurits has accompanied me on my 2014 shopping trip. It was an exciting experience!

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 September, 2017
Welcome in my shop, thanks for stopping by,

Everything you see in my shop is bought by me during my travels all over the world. I am crazy about silk and India. Having lived in Mumbai for a few years I had the chance to learn a lot about silk, brocades and other fabrics. I love ribbons and trims and I like buying silks and ribbons that are out of the ordinary and different. All the brocades, hand loom silks, ribbons and beads in my shop are the ones I fell in love with.

I understand that buying fabric from a site is not the same as holding it in your hands before you buy it. If you are in doubt about a color or usage please contact me before you buy. You can also ask for a sample before you place an order. Do inquire about the options, I charge a small sum for samples.

Please check out my policies, especially my return policies, before you place an order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
If you have received an item completely different then you ordered, please return within 10 days. If the goods are undamaged, you payment will be reimbursed.

Please pay attention to the size of the piece of silk that you are ordering. Most pieces are offered per 1/4 yard (so-called "fat quarter"). If you need a yard you need to order 4 quantities and I will cut one continuous piece of one full yard. If the fabric is offer per yard or per meter it will say in the description of the item (as it will say if you are ordering per 1/4 yard).

I will not cut your fabric before you place an order, all fabrics are custom-cut. For this reason I cannot accept return fabrics unless I made a mistake, or the fabric you received is a totally different one than you expected. Fabrics cannot be returned if you the piece you ordered is exactly as described but smaller than you expected.

If you have second thoughts after receiving your order, but the order has been completed correctly, it cannot be returned. The reason for this is that I have to cut your fabric or ribbon according to your order. I May not be possible to sell that exact size to someone else. I hope you understand!

If a package cannot be delivered to you due to circumstances in your power it is not possible to cancel your order and reimburse your payment (e.g. incomplete or incorrect address, other delivery problems, not picking up package from post office).
Payment
I accept payments through paypal and the credit card companies allied with Paypal. After you payment has checked out your ordered items will be shipped to you. I would like to have your Payment within 24 hours after placing your order.

If you request a custom listing I will list a extra Etsy item in my shop, You can then make your payment through the normal channel. The prices you see in my Etsy shop are the prices including Dutch taxes.

If your order has been a major mistake you can cancel as long as I have not cut your fabric or ribbon. I will thus refund your complete payment.
Shipping
I ship within 3 to 5 days with a normal carrier. I you wish me to send you a secured package, or if you want met to expedite your shipment, this is possible at additional costs. I can send you a quote for the extra shipping costs.

From the Netherlands shipping is quite smooth. Most packages arrive in the USA within two weeks. On rare occasions shipping can take much longer due to US customs. This can be inconvenient but I cannot prevent this from happening. If you want to be sure that you will have your package by a certain date, please contact me before shipping and we can review the options.

Australia takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks. packages sent to European countries take less then a week. Please keep in mind though that I do not control the postal services and that sometimes it takes longer. If you need your order before a specific date please communicate with me and I will see if it is feasible. Also take into account that it takes 3 to 5 days for you order to be processed by me. Again, if you are pressed for time let me know and I can prepare your order with preference.

I ship to all countries by normal post. I you need your order to be delivered by secured post or expedited this is off course possible. The extra costs will be charged to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are possible.

For all EU countries there is an additional sales tax of 21%.

Seller information:
Travelher
Monique Rhuggenaath
Rotterdam
the Netherlands
info [!at] travelher.nl
Chamber of Commerce number: 24481617
VAT identification number: NL014869652B01

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Last updated on 08 Jun, 2018
Seller details
Monique Rhuggenaath
ROTTERDAM
The Netherlands