We have an abundance of beautiful items that are slightly imperfect. For the longest time I wanted to list them here in the shop as 'donation based' items, pay what you can if you're struggling. Quickly I learned people will take advantage and see it as a deal (sadly this happened the first time I listed a product), and I felt very uncomfortable judging who was financially struggling and who was not. On top of all this, we have such a unique variety of seconds items that I didn't know where to start in terms of photographing every unique item and its flaw, one by one, and then listing each product, one by one. It's a big BIG job and I wanted to keep the prices LOW.
Fast forward to my five year old being obsessed with mystery toys, or toys you don't know which one you'll get. (Who am I kidding, I love them too! Nothing beats the excitement of getting a rare item or something you really wanted- by chance!) I thought... what if I could offer our second quality items as mystery bundles at a super low price?! If you've never bought from us and couldn't afford it- now might be the time to try out something rare and perhaps one of a kind! I think it's a win-win!
- INGREDIENTS: 92% forest fiber from acacia, eucalyptus, poplar, pine, spruce, beech, birch, and maple trees grown on tree farms in Eastern Europe, 8% spandex for stretch.
- FIT: Top surprise! In this bundle you will get either a bra top/t-shirt/long sleeve. *NOTE* you will not receive the items in the photo.
- WE CARE DEEPLY: Hand dyed by Hayley, hand printed by Hayley, hand sewn by Nadya! OR handmade in our small family owned Los Angeles shops :) These items have a very small defect, such as an undissolved dye spot, funky seam, fabric imperfection, etc. I make sure all items here are wearable and will last.
FINAL SALE: Because of the nature of this offering and the super discounted price, we cannot take returns or exchanges. This product is truly best for those that have never purchased before to avoid receiving a duplicate item. You will receive the items that are meant for you!
Q - Why is it so expensive?
A - Things can only be made cheaply when either someone is underpaid or it's completely automated. Unfortunately, machines haven't taken over all labor yet. So in the meantime we pay a premium for high quality fabrics and labor. While an average top may cost $5 for Forever 21 to make, we pay anywhere from $30-$50. That means on a $68 dollar top, profit may be $30-40 which then must cover operating expenses (website fees, shipping containers, freight charges), taxes, and payroll. Our end of the day profit is closer to $3-6. If we did this for the money, we'd be in the wrong industry. We do this to make an amazing garment you'll love for years.
Q - When are sold out items restocked?
A - Never. Nothing gold can stay. Each piece is specially designed for the vibe and spirit of the season. Once it's gone, it's gone!
Q - Where is it made and who makes it?
A - We only work with small family owned shops employing 8-10 people paying well above minimum wage in Los Angeles, CA.
Q - Is it sustainable and organic?
A - Anyone who claims sustainability while producing a product is greenwashing, intentional or not. We are responsible. To be truly sustainable we should all be wearing undyed, unisex, 100% recycled fabric scraps, government issued uniforms for 5-10 years at a time. While we are not that, we are much, much better than most of the alternatives out there. Our fabric is 99% closed loop, low plastic, made with fair wages, GOTS certified dyed, water based inked, and we donate money to a new charity every month. We will never stop seeking more ways to be make a cleaner and more beautiful piece of clothing!