As an effort to be fully transparent, we want to share with you Our Process; how we curate, source, design + handcraft our various pieces in Our Collections available in our Web Shop.
Kimonos + Textiles
Each textile used in our Kimono Collection is an antique or vintage African Textile, some are over 100 years old! They are all found in various villages along the Ivory Coast in Africa. The last trip our source took, he visited over 60 villages!
We buy from only one source, who we have built a friendship with, who shares his knowledge + travels with us to share with you! Often time taking hours, we sort through stacks of textiles, hand-selecting each + every textile we use. Each is a work of art, 100% handmade from the ground up.
After each is chosen, we carefully mend + launder each one. Keep in mind, many of these textiles are extremely old and have traveled many miles to arrive here and sometimes will naturally unravel over time. Please see our FAQ page to inquire about our mending services.
We then turn these beautiful, handcrafted textiles into wearable art, carefully cutting + crafting each and every kimono by hand. We do our best to preserve the special details crafted by the Artisans, i.e. patches, tassels, hand stitched hems, natural selvage edges, repairs + other details, incorporating the original details into our designs. Each kimono takes anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, from start to finish + depends on the style and detail of each piece.
Some textiles are just too beautiful to cut. For these beauties, we mend, launder + sell them as they are. They can be used in a variety of ways; beach, picnic + yoga blankets, bedding, scarves, table cloths, anything you'd like!
No two are ever alike and each is always 100% handmade + one-of-a-kind.
Our Jewelry Collection is a combination of our handcrafted, original designs + vintage finds from various flea markets + travels. We purchase our gold-fill chains, clasps + jewelry findings wholesale and do our best to keep the prices fair for everyone.
Our stones + crystals are hand-selected at gem fairs + throughout our travels. We source our Czech glass seed beads from specialty bead shops locally in Southern California. All of our pieces are handmade in our studio along side our Kimonos.
We do our best to price our vintage finds fairly, carefully researching the era, detail, materials, worth + overall quality. If you ever have any questions, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Vintage, Found + Home goods
We source all of our vintage and found pieces at flea markets, our favorite antique malls + thrift stores, both locally in Southern California and on our travels. We spend a lot of time scouring our go-to places, searching for one-of-a-kind, handmade vintage pieces. We do our best to find goods in perfect condition, but every now and then we come across a piece with minor flaws but has more life left!
Just like our vintage jewelry, we do our best to price our vintage finds fairly, always doing our research to keep it real.
We offer a curated selection of Essential Oils by doTERRA. Each oil we offer is thoughtfully chosen and follows the price guidelines doTERRA sets for vendors. Each essential oil description includes detailed information, uses, benefits + properties. We are always here to answer any questions you may have.
We thoughtfully + carefully package each + every purchase and always offer specialty gift-wrapping if you'd like to order + send a special gift. Just drop us a note at email@example.com! We can make it happen.