falcieridesigns

Falcieri Designs

Manchester, England On Etsy since 2012

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falcieridesigns

Falcieri Designs

Manchester, England | 312 Sales

Announcement    ***Due to the Coronavirus lockdown deliveries might be subject to delays which are out of my control. If you are unsure as to the status of shipping to your country please use the link below:

https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5317/~/international-incident-bulletin

If you have any queries please contact me before you purchase and I will do my best to advise you.***

Welcome to Falcieri Designs. I am a Manchester, UK based womenswear designer founded in 2012. I specialise in one-off designs in statement wear, fashion, concept and bridalwear as well as a limited range of upcycle and recycle accessories.

All my designs are unique one-offs conceived, designed and made by me in my studio, for women who want to stand out in a crowd and want to be the only one who owns 'that dress'. I make 'off the hanger' and to client requests. No two pieces are ever exactly the same and 90% of my work is open to customisation.

I specialise in soft drape fabrics that flatter any figure and are beautifully elegant. I have designed for all sizes from UK4 to 30. We all deserve to look and feel a million dollars but because all my designs are one-offs I didn't want to have to decide who got to wear it. I wanted to be able to cater to a range of women in one go.

Many of my garments are designed with taller ladies 5ft 9in+ and are predominantly designed with multi-fit in mind. Generally one gown will fit a UK 8 - 16 without alterations. I do, however, offer a customisation service on all my designs so if you are shorter in height or have a different body shape I can usually make those changes at minimal extra cost.

When you buy from me you are buying British handmade every time, utilising my skills as a pattern cutter and designer and supporting British manufacturing as well as the uniqueness of an independent company. I design, cut, sew, market and package everything myself from my studio here in Manchester and I don't employ any staff or outside companies.

I use two sewing machines - a semi-industrial Brother straight stitch, and a Janome 4-thread overlocker. I make my patterns using paper, a pencil and a French Curve.

Because I make everything myself, without robots or automated production, everything I make is slightly different and includes slight imperfections. This is because it is handmade by a human being, not a factory line.

To see more of what Falcieri Designs does you can follow me here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/falcieridesigns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/falcieridesigns
Instagram: https://instagram.com/falcieridesigns/
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/falcieridesigns/
Blog: https://falcieridesigns.wordpress.com/

Your custom is warmly appreciated. Every time you buy from a small independent company you are helping to keep a business in business. Thank you.

Announcement

Last updated on 27 Apr, 2020

***Due to the Coronavirus lockdown deliveries might be subject to delays which are out of my control. If you are unsure as to the status of shipping to your country please use the link below:

https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5317/~/international-incident-bulletin

If you have any queries please contact me before you purchase and I will do my best to advise you.***

Welcome to Falcieri Designs. I am a Manchester, UK based womenswear designer founded in 2012. I specialise in one-off designs in statement wear, fashion, concept and bridalwear as well as a limited range of upcycle and recycle accessories.

All my designs are unique one-offs conceived, designed and made by me in my studio, for women who want to stand out in a crowd and want to be the only one who owns 'that dress'. I make 'off the hanger' and to client requests. No two pieces are ever exactly the same and 90% of my work is open to customisation.

I specialise in soft drape fabrics that flatter any figure and are beautifully elegant. I have designed for all sizes from UK4 to 30. We all deserve to look and feel a million dollars but because all my designs are one-offs I didn't want to have to decide who got to wear it. I wanted to be able to cater to a range of women in one go.

Many of my garments are designed with taller ladies 5ft 9in+ and are predominantly designed with multi-fit in mind. Generally one gown will fit a UK 8 - 16 without alterations. I do, however, offer a customisation service on all my designs so if you are shorter in height or have a different body shape I can usually make those changes at minimal extra cost.

When you buy from me you are buying British handmade every time, utilising my skills as a pattern cutter and designer and supporting British manufacturing as well as the uniqueness of an independent company. I design, cut, sew, market and package everything myself from my studio here in Manchester and I don't employ any staff or outside companies.

I use two sewing machines - a semi-industrial Brother straight stitch, and a Janome 4-thread overlocker. I make my patterns using paper, a pencil and a French Curve.

Because I make everything myself, without robots or automated production, everything I make is slightly different and includes slight imperfections. This is because it is handmade by a human being, not a factory line.

To see more of what Falcieri Designs does you can follow me here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/falcieridesigns
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/falcieridesigns
Instagram: https://instagram.com/falcieridesigns/
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/falcieridesigns/
Blog: https://falcieridesigns.wordpress.com/

Your custom is warmly appreciated. Every time you buy from a small independent company you are helping to keep a business in business. Thank you.

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If you've not jetted off for your summer holidays yet there's still time to pick up your go to day dress.
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Bold geometric patterns can work on any figure. It's how you work it! muscle
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About falcieridesigns

Sales 312
On Etsy since 2012

I design as a reaction to the fast fashion industry

Falcieri Designs became official in July 2012, although my career as a freelancer began years before as a historical costume designer and maker. After I sold all my costume stock in 2012, my business transitioned into fashion and to the design work you see today.

I have always worked alone managing my business single-handed, with no factories, marketing companies or bricks and mortar shops. Etsy is currently my only sales outlet.

I wanted my design process to be a reaction to fast fashion and the problems it is causing to our environment, our shopping habits and the way we perceive material gain. I am a strong supporter of upcycle, recycle, make do and mend, and keeping things until they have realistically worn out, not just binning them because they are no longer 'in fashion'. It is an ethos I follow in my day to day life when I can.

I source most of my fabrics from sewing co-operative sales and dead stock from UK clothing factories, making use of fabrics that would probably otherwise have ended up in landfill. I design using paper, a pencil and a french curve and I do all the work myself in my home studio. My supply chain is, therefore, almost completely transparent.

Each garment I make is unique because of the limited amounts of fabric I am able to pick up at any one time. Because of this, I specialise in multi-fit garments using my own drape design technique. This mean that many of my garments fit on average a UK8 to a UK 16 without alterations and I keep hems long to cater for much taller women (on average 6ft). I am happy to custom alter wherever possible, thus broadening the potential appeal of each individual garment to a range of women.

Shop members

  • Claudia Oliver

    Owner

    I am the sole proprietor of my business. That means I do everything from fabric sourcing, to pattern drafting, to doing my taxes.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 May, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Return items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within:  24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
RETURN & REFUND POLICY

You must book a return within 5 days of receiving your goods. Costs (including agreed postage return costs) refunded in full if the product is at fault.

We recommend you thoroughly check your items upon receiving, and before disposing of any tags or packaging. Goods must be returned to us in a saleable condition, without being worn, washed, damaged or used and with tags still on.

Customised items are non-returnable or refundable.

If you would like to exchange an item or require customisation after receiving it, get in touch, and I will be happy to send out the new item upon receiving the original or arranging alterations with you for garments you have already received.

Return and exchange shipping costs are the buyer's responsibility unless the product is at fault.
Payment
If you are requesting a custom order on an existing garment, please purchase in advance, including agreed customisation costs and shipping. If you would prefer to visit for your customised fitting you are more than welcome to.

If you are requesting a customised version of an existing garment that is being made from scratch for you, costs will be agreed in advance. Usually I request a deposit in advance plus materials, with the rest payable upon completion with pre-agreed shipping costs.

Please contact me for full details for customised items as it does vary depending on your requirements, timescales, shipping area etc.
Delivery
Items are sent within 2 days provided there are no holdups with public holidays, alterations required, communication issues or verifying of details. If you require faster delivery please contact me in advance of sale and costs will be found and agreed in advance.

Due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, some orders may be delayed in transit. Please bear this in mind when ordering internationally and if you have any concerns please send me a message. At present some deliveries are taking 9 weeks or longer to reach destinations such as the USA, Canada and beyond. Whilst deliveries are apparently leaving the UK in good time, the situation in the receiving countries is unclear. Many items are no longer being sent by air from the UK but by ship and it is impossible to discover where this is happening or how that affects delivery estimations because it also depends on how post is being distributed in the receiving country.

Worldwide standard airmail is based on information provided to me by the Post Office but it cannot be guaranteed as the situation in other countries is changing daily. I provide accurate postage information where I can but cannot take responsibility where the postal system has failed to uphold their delivery times and especially where the situation is out of their control. In some cases where a guaranteed service has been requested and not met by the postal service refunds may be an option but that is dependent on the policy of the postage service concerned.

The following represents standard estimated shipping durations in normal times but please see above for the extended shipping times currently in operation:

UK: 1-3 business days
North America: 1-5 weeks
Europe: 3-12 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-5 weeks

TAXES AND VAT

Some countries impose import taxes/customs charges. I am not responsible for any import taxes incurred for delivering overseas. It is the buyers responsibility to pay. Please check with your import policies where possible if you have concerns about additional costs.

PACKAGING

To keep shipping costs down I recycle packaging wherever possible.

MULTIPLE ITEMS

Multiple items costs on my shipping calculator are a guide. If you are purchasing more than two items of varying weights I am more than happy to manually recheck all weights for you and recalculate based on this and increased insurance for your items. Just drop me a line in advance to check shipping costs. I am always happy to respond to queries regarding estimating shipping costs in advance!

COLLECTION OR DELIVERY IN PERSON

If it works better for you, you are more than welcome to collect directly from myself in Manchester. Alternatively, and if you are not too far away, I can deliver for petrol fees at a rate of 20ppm.
Additional policies and FAQs
In many cases customised orders are based on the details you give me. Therefore, if you provide inaccurate measurements or other incorrect information I cannot be held responsible for mistakes when I have worked to your request. I will be clear about what measurements I require if I am completing a customised order on your behalf.
Privacy
I Falcieri Designs am the data controller of your personal information as it relates to my shop. When you place an order, I will receive your name, delivery address and email address from Etsy. I will only use these details to process and deliver your order, or deal with any queries you have related to that order. If you send me a message using the contact button on Etsy, I will receive your user name and email address.

The only circumstances in which I will share your data are in processing your order or complying with the law. I will never use or pass on your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, other than the circumstances listed below or add you to any mailing list without your explicit consent. The circumstances in which I may share your data are :-
With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
With delivery companies to fulfil your order.
To comply with legal or tax obligations.

I will retain your details for as long as necessary in order to process the transaction and I will securely store any data collected during that period. I retain personal data related to orders or customer queries for 6 years. After this time I will delete your data from my records.

You have the right to know what personal data I hold about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you believe there is a problem with the way I handle your data. If you have any concerns about your personal data, please contact support@Etsy.

In addition to my own privacy policy, if you pay with PayPal, your data will be protected by PayPal's privacy policy. If you pay directly by card on Etsy, your personal data is protected by Etsy's privacy policy.

My contact details are in "sellers details" below.

More information

Last updated on 19 Jul, 2019
Frequently asked questions
When are parcels deemed to be lost

Overseas packages can sometimes take up to 6 weeks to clear customs so please be aware if your items are taking a long time to arrive - this may very well be the cause. If there is duty to pay you will be contacted by the customs authority to pay the additional customs due.

UK parcels are not deemed to be "lost" until after 15 working days.

UK legislation

UK legislation applies to this shop

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