Frequently Asked Questions
These questions are updated periodicly and open for sugestions.
Simple Size Chart:
World Size Chart in FAQ’s questions.
Where do you get all of the clothes to make SaladBowlDress?
The majority of clothes are donated by individuals, (if you wish to donate your clothes,) we accept all types and do our share of exchange from a favorite charity, and some come our way aka Deadstock in the fashion industry.
Where are the garments made?
We grade each of our patterns and cut and sew them in my studio and at local facilities here in Southern California.
*** SOME OF OUR NEW ADDITIONS WE ARE MAKING WITH RECLAIMED TEXTILES aka Deadstock. It's another avenue to producing sustainable garments, by recycling textiles.
What do I need to know about upcycled clothing?
We have been making upcycle clothing for many years. Each piece from this collection is made separately, making each piece a one-of-a-kind.
Here are a few disclaimers: All *one-offs are exactly what you see in the picture and the same size. The *in-stock is very similar. *Made-to-order is a custom piece. The garment may not match exactly to what's on your screen... but we will make sure it's beautiful and as close as possible to the one you have chosen.
Each of the clothing items is available in a very similar fabrication to the one pictured, there is an artistic license with each garment to turn out quite similar but not exactly like the image, another disclaimer, you would be the first if not 100% satisfied.
Our fabrications are "Natural Looking", and not always "perfect". Our garment combination recipes are well-made, permanent, and meaning the imperfections are meant to be.
We have care instructions on the label and on our website at the time of delivery. In condensed form, the care for our garments look like this: machine wash, in cold water, hang or tumble dry. Light iron as desired.
How do I find my size?
How to Measure? Here's how to determine the closest fit to your size: note: I recommend to order a size that won't fit you tight. Though our fabrics are pre-shrunk before assembly, they are made from natural fibers and meant to fit as a looser, more casual fit, ... for comfort and natural chic-ness!
BUST: Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
WAIST: Measure around your natural waistline, below your rib cage, leaving the tape a bit loose.
HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your body, above the top of your legs.
HPS Length: Measure from the High Point Shoulder, where the shoulder seam meets the neckline, to the desired length straight down.
Here's our World Size Chart:
How long will my order take to arrive?
We are working towards a greener and cleaner approach to clothing production and fashion. By choosing to be a sustainable brand, we are pursuing healthy choices. Each garment is cut and sewn by hand. This is a slower process than fast fashion... and we believe this is the future: Working with nature rather than against it.
**Please note on each shop listing if the item is "One-off" or "In-stock". One-offs and In Stock items will be packed and shipped by 2 business days. "Custom-orders" can range from 1-2 weeks before shipping. Feel free to message us before or after you order. We'll be sure to give you the most accurate lead time for each item.
What is the return and exchange policy?
We offer a full return or exchange within the first thirty days after delivery.
*one-off- is a one of a kind piece with measurements included to determine it’s the exact size and fit.
*in-stock-is the same garment of many sizes, including the one in the picture.