Q: I'm not sure what size to choose?
A: My size chart can be found below. There will be slight variances in every piece, as I do not use commercial patterns. Do not hesitate to contact me with sizing questions if you are unsure.
This is a general guideline of my sizing. These are the actual measurements of your body, NOT the clothing so there is a bit of give here.
XS- size 0/2, bust 32-33, waist 24, hip 35
S- size 2/4, bust 34-35, waist 26, hip 36
M- size 6/8, bust 36-38, waist 29, hip 39
L- size 10/12, bust38-40 waist 33, hip 42
XL- size 14/16, bust 44, waist 36, hip 46
Q: What types of fabrics do you use?
A: We use the most sustainable fabrics we can find! All of our clothing is made from organically grown natural fibers such as organic cotton, bamboo, organic linen, and organic hemp.
Hemp is one of the strongest fibers in the world.
Hemp grows extremely fast in any kind of climate. It does not exhaust the soil, uses little water, and requires no pesticides or herbicides. Its skin is tough and insect resistant, and this is why often hemp is used as a rotation crop. Its fiber and oil can be used in making clothes, papers, building material, food, skin care products and even biofuels. No wonder it’s considered by many as the most versatile and sustainable plant on earth.
With high moisture absorbency, high heat conductivity, and excellent abrasion resistance, they can be made into beautiful, comfortable and long lasting clothes. The more you wash them, the softer they get!
Organic cotton is an ecologically responsible and green fiber. Unlike conventional cotton, which uses more chemicals than any other crop, it is never genetically modified and does not use any highly polluting agro-chemicals such as those found in pesticides, herbicides and many fertilizers. It is soft and gentle on your skin.
Linen fabrics are made with flax fibers. Flax is very similar to hemp in its growing and cultivating properties as well as its durability and wear.
Bamboo is another highly sustainable crop as it does not claim farming land, grows very fast and needs minimal care. It is a much better CO2 extractor and oxygen emitter than trees, and all bamboo products are completely biodegradable and recyclable. Bamboo fabric is made with both bamboo fibers and bamboo pulp. They are soft and silky to the touch, drape well, and possess properties of excellent moisture absorption and permeability.
Q: What kind of dyes do you use?
A: All of my fabrics (except for the bamboo/organic cotton blends) are hand dyed using all natural, low impact dyes. These are fiber reactive dyes that use a soda ash fixer and will not fade with wash. They differ from dyebath to dyebath however, so while you can be assured that the color is similar, the shades may range from dark to light. Dyeing is an art and the colors do vary from one dyebath to the next making it evermore unique.
Also keep in mind that the colors of the actual garment may be different than how they look in the photos depending on your computer's resolutions, I do my absolute best to match everyone's color requests!!
Please wash hand-dyed garments separately in cold water as bleeding may occur the first few washes.
Q: Where is your clothing made?
A: All of our clothing is made by hand in Michigan. We firmly believe in employing local people and keeping all of our production in the USA. Although many "organic" companies have found lower cost labor in places like Nepal and China, we believe in hand made and supporting our local communities and economy.
Q: What is your turn around time? When can I expect to receive my hand made garment?
A: Most items take about 2 weeks to dye, cut, sew, finish, and package. Some times of the year it may be closer to 3 weeks as orders increase.
Q: Do you wholesale?
A: Yes, please see the wholesale inquiry form found at the bottom of the website.
Q: How do I care for my handmade garment?
A: Most of the pieces have been preshrunk during the dyeing process. They can be hand washed or machine washed on gentle with cold water to increase the dye longevity. Laying flat to dry is best.
Q: What if my clothing does not fit?
A: All sale are FINAL and there will be no refunds. If you have an issue with your order you must contact me for review. I will not address any unauthorized returned items without prior contact and approval.
Please inquire about alterations. Note that in some cases alterations cannot be done and a new item will have to be made and processed as an exchange.
>>All exchanges are subject to a 15% restocking fee + shipping costs + difference in cost if a new style is chosen.
>>All Alterations are subject to a $10.00 fee + shipping costs.
Please be sure to read my Terms and Conditions before ordering.
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