General information | Art, vintage & natural dyeing
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE OBJECT OF YOUR CHOICE AND THE BUYING PROCESS
1. ORIGINAL WORKS & REPRODUCTIONS
ORIGINAL WORKS - All original pieces are sold as seen on the photographs. Original artworks may have wrinkles, tears, stains or splatters: these are all part of the creative process. I like to work with different types of paper, both light and heavy, sometimes exploring the way paper reacts to different mediums. The particularities of a work will always be presented as faithfully as possible in the photographs.
CARE OF THE WORKS :
In addition to the experiments mentioned above, I always work with conservation and archiving of the work in mind. The papers and materials used are as often as possible acid-free, and then an archival quality fixative with UV protection is applied to the finished work so that it can preserve its integrity for as long as possible.
REPRODUCTIONS - Reproductions are Fine Art quality, which means that they are printed on 280 GSM or higher archival quality paper with inks of the same permanence. The reproductions are then signed, dated and numbered as required, and two coats of protective fixative are applied.
2. VINTAGE CLOTHING
As the challenge with online shopping is often to buy a garment in our size, to help you achieve this, I note each time the size written on the label and the actual measurements of the garment.
The clothes are cleaned and wrinkled. However, I invite you to keep in mind that these are vintage clothes and that they have had a life before you. Please contact me if you need additional information or photographs.
Vintage clothing and accessories are sold as is and without refunds or returns. However, I try to describe the items as accurately as possible and also to show the garment in detail in the photographs.
3. HAND-DYED ACCESSORIES
Hand-dyed garments, especially with natural dyes, have a charm that cannot be matched. However, it is quite normal for the garment to show unevenness in coloring, even marks, stains or the like. The colors may also change over time. The photos try to show the fabric from all angles, but if you are looking for perfect coloring, this type of process is probably not the best for you. There is something about natural coloring that is perfectly imperfect and fits beautifully with the principles of slow-living and wabi sabi. Items considered unique are non-refundable unless there is a significant defect that was not seen at the time of packaging. I take the time to inspect each product before packing it but please do not hesitate to write to me if you have any questions.
4. RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Due to the unique nature of the products offered, I do not offer returns or exchanges. Please take the time to read the description of the work purchased so that you understand what will happen to it. I try to describe precisely what is for sale to ensure that you are happy with your purchase, but if anything seems unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me. If the product received was damaged during the delivery process or appears to have a defect that I did not notice, please contact me so that I can see what I can do.
The works will be carefully packed with the necessary protections. Works of 16 x 20 inches and smaller will be sent flat and the others in a roll designed for this purpose.
If you wish to add a frame to your work or receive a large canvas that is delivered flat on its frame rather than in a roll designed for this purpose, an additional charge will be added through an adjustment invoice that I will send you after the purchase. Customs duties and taxes that may be added by the receiving country are the responsibility of the buyer. It is your responsibility to check this if it is a problem for you. I cannot refund a work that will be returned to me because it has not been accepted by you.
When specified, it is possible to receive certain works already framed. To the initial price would be added the price of the frame plus a 20% surcharge to pay for the time and steps taken with the framer. The cost of delivery will be adjusted accordingly and the time of receipt of the piece may be extended from 14 days to 21 working days.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Eco-responsibility is at the heart of my priorities. I am in an active process of finding the most environmentally friendly alternatives for packaging and delivery, but also for the choice of paper and materials used in the creation process.
I prefer to use what is already available and then purchase products made from recycled materials. In addition, when making purchases, I try to give priority to local companies and/or those whose approach tends to favor sustainable development and a healthier consumption pattern. My approach is not yet perfect, but I am doing my best to improve in this regard. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have an observation/comment/advice to share on this subject.