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***As of January 2015, I am no longer accepting custom orders.*** Ready-to-ship listings will be available in our Etsy store.


Questions about ordering?  Here are some FAQs that may help.  


Where can I place an order?  Can I pay with Paypal / a Credit Card / an Etsy gift card?

We sell our items exclusively through our Etsy storefront at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEssenceofEve  

We can take payment from Paypal or any major credit card through Etsy.  Etsy also offers gift cards!   If you've been hoping to get new cloth for your birthday, but don't want to have that awkward conversation with Uncle Joe, an Etsy gift card may be just the thing to add to your birthday or holiday wish list.   


I'd like to place an order, why is your Etsy store is empty?  When will new items be available?

Currently we stock our Etsy store a few times a month, usually every other Friday.  Sometimes listings sell out very quickly, and other times listings will remain available for longer periods of time.  It's hard to predict!  If the store is empty, we're currently sold out.  

If you'd like to get emails notifiying you of upcoming times and dates for restocking, you can add your name here:
 
Email Notification List  You can also follow our Facebook page, if you'd like. 


I'm looking at your listings and wonder what  you mean by "Mini", "Petite", and "Regular"?

Those are just the names we decided on for the different lengths.  Mini indicates our smallest sizes, 7" or 8" cloth (see the listing for specific length).  Petites are 9 inches and Regulars are 11 inches.  The names don't mean anything about the cloth beyond the length.. we could have named them Suzy, Annie, and Rachel instead. ;)

How long will it take for my order to ship?

Ready to ship orders are usually mailed next business day from completed purchase.  Sometimes it may take two business days if we're snowed in!  You will get an email from Etsy notifying you that your order has shipped.  We ship USPS First Class which usually takes 3 to 4 days to arrive in the US and longer for international orders.

Shipping is flat rate first class, $1.50 for US, $7 for Canada, and $10 for any other International address.  Please be aware that tracking is not available for many international addresses at the first class rate.   If you'd like international tracking, please contact us for rates before placing your order.  First class shipping overseas can take a looooooong time.  It is not unusual for packages to arrive 6 to 8 weeks after shipping.  If you'd like faster shipping, contact us for a price quote.


How much do your items cost? Do you offer a discount if I place a large order?

Please see our pricing table below.

We offer 20% off the retail price of our items when ordered in a package of more then one item (liners are exclued).  The 20% discount does not apply to bags, totes, liners, and has already been applied to ready-to-ship listings.

Example order with discount:  You order a package of three 9" Cotton Velour  (retail: $10.25 each).  

3 x $10.25 = $30.75  - 20% discount ( $6.15)  = $24.60 is your total.

We offer flat rate shipping rates as well.  Our shipping charge is $1.50 to US customers, regardless of your order size.   Canadian orders ship for $7.00 and all other international orders ship at a flat rate of $10.00.  International customers may be charged additional import duties or fees by their country.  We always mark exact value on customs forms and cannot declare as "gift".


Do you ever have sales?  

Sometimes we have products with minor cosmetic defects (i.e., uneven stitching) available for discounted prices.  You can be the first to know about discounted pieces if you follow us on Facebook.


What are my choices for sizes and absorbencies? Which fabric should I choose?

We offer liners in our 7 inch and 8 inch Mini size. Liners have one layer of flannel in their core and are meant for every day use. 

Our cloth is available in three sizes:  7 inch Mini, 9 inch Petite, and 11 inch Regular.   For cloth, you can choose from three absorbency levels:  Light, Moderate, or Heavy. The absorbent core is made with cotton fleece.  Light flow cloth has one layer of cotton fleece in the core, Moderate flow cloth has two layers, and Heavy flow cloth has three layers.

We use flannel, cotton velour, and organic bamboo velour as topping fabrics.  All three of these fabrics are terrific options for reusable cloth products.  Flannel is soft, durable, absorbent , comes in a wide variety of fun prints, and is the most economical.  Cotton velour is extra soft, also durable and absorbent, and dries very quickly.  Organic bamboo velour is the silkiest, softest fabric (true luxury!), is extra absorbent, and stain resistant.  

You can find more sizing information and info about  fabric choices on our Product Info page.


Can you make my cloth in custom lengths like 8 inches or 10 inches instead of your standard sizes?  Can you dye custom colors or can I change the color in a ready-to-ship listing?

Unfortunately, we're not doing custom packages at this time.  Our listings are "ready-to-ship", meaning they have already been sewn and are ready to mail to you when you place your order.  


Does cloth shrink a lot / stain / smell funny / get stiff / lose softness?

We hope not!  That said, considering common use and a wide variance of care and washing routines, we can't guarantee they'll stay pristine forever.  Our cloth is made with  natural fibers (cotton and bamboo) which can shrink if exposed to high heat and long agitation.  We suggest you wash in cold or warm water and avoid drying at very high temperatures.  A cool water rinse prior to washing may help reduce staining.   You can hang or lay in the sun to dry (a little spritz of lemon juice and sunshine can also reduce stains!), but a tumble in a warm dryer with an old towel or two will keep them soft.  Don't use fabric softeners or dryer sheets since both products will reduce the absorbency of your cloth. Do not use chlorine bleach or other harsh stain removers, which will quickly deteriorate the fabric in your cloth. If you take gentle care of your cloth, it will serve you well for many years!


Do you use PUL (polyurethane - a waterproof barrier) in your items?

We do not use  PUL (polyurethane) in our items.  The vast majority of our customers prefer PUL-less cloth!   It dries faster and allows optimal air flow.  


What fabrics do you offer?

For the top layer, we commonly use organic bamboo velour, cotton velour, or cotton flannel.  We hand-dye most of our velours in solid colors.  Our flannel fabrics have various printed designs.  

We use flannel for the core of our liners.  We use cotton fleece for the absorbent core in our cloth.

Polyester microfleece is the backing fabric we use for our items.  It is available in various solid colors.  It is not dye-able, so we are limited to the colors we can find to purchase.


I'm new to cloth.  How many should I order and what types and sizes?  

This is a tricky question because every woman is different.  If you are switching from disposable items, you will probably find that the sizes and absorbencies that worked for you in disposable will work well in cloth, too.  Many women find that they change about as often as they change disposables.  If you are just starting out, there will be a period (hah. no pun intended) of trial and error.   We recommend that rather then ordering an entire "stash" up front, you order a few items and try them out.  This will allow to you discover whether the absorbency and sizes you ordered are adequate and how often you'll need to change.  




Current Price Chart

Cloth Liners
7 inch Mini, 1 layer of cotton flannel in the core, backed with microfleece.  No discount currently available. Prices are as listed (before shipping).

Flannel :  $5.00 each
Cotton Velour: $5.50 each
Organic Bamboo Velour:  $6.20 each

Examples of typical packages commonly offered in our Etsy store:

Set of 6 liners, Rainbow of colors, 7" length in Cotton Velour: $33.00
Set of 6 liners, Rainbow of colors, 7" length in Organic Bamboo Velour: $37.20

Set of 3 liners in 3 colors, 8" length in Cotton Velour: $18.00
Set of 3 liners in 3 colors, 8" length in Organic Bamboo Velour: $20.10
Flannel 
Choose size and absorbency.  Cotton fleece core in your choice of absorbency: Light, Moderate, or Heavy.  If you order more then one item, 20% discount* on listed prices.

7" Mini, any absorbency:  $7.85 each
9" Petite, any absorbency: $8.85 each
11" Regular, any absorbency: $9.85 each
14" Overnight / Postpartum - Heavy absorbency : $13.85 each


Examples of typical packages commonly offered in our Etsy store:

Set of three 9" Petites, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $21.24
Set of three 11" Regulars, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $23.64
Try Me package, including one 11" heavy, one 9" moderate, and two liners: $24.96
Cotton Velour
Choose size and absorbency.  Cotton fleece core in your choice of absorbency: Light, Moderate, or Heavy.  If you order more then one item, 20% discount* on listed prices.

7" Mini, any absorbency:  $9.25 each
9" Petite, any absorbency: $10.25 each
11" Regular, any absorbency: $11.25 each
14" Overnight / Postpartum - Heavy absorbency : $14.75 each

Examples of typical packages commonly offered in our Etsy store:

Set of three 9" Petites, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $24.60
Set of three 11" Regulars, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $27.00
Try Me package, including one 11" heavy, one 9" moderate, and two liners: $28.20
Organic Bamboo Velour 
Choose size and absorbency.  Cotton fleece core in your choice of absorbency: Light, Moderate, or Heavy.  If you order more then one item, 20% discount* on listed prices.

7" Mini, any absorbency:  $9.85 each
9" Petite, any absorbency: $11.85 each
11" Regular, any absorbency: $12.85 each
14" Overnight / Postpartum  - Heavy absorbency : $16.85 each

Examples of typical packages commonly offered in our Etsy store:

Set of three 9" Petites, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $28.44
Set of three 11" Regulars, Moderate or Heavy absorbency: $30.84
Try Me package, including one 11" heavy, one 9" moderate, and two liners: $32.16

 * 20% discount for multiple item purchase has already been applied on ready-to-ship item listings in our Etsy store.  




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