I couldn't find a duvet cover that wouldn't fall apart after just 1 wash!
My mother taught me how to sew when I was a little girl, and I have been designing and sewing ever since then. Fabrics, sewing and design are all things that I am passionate about.
About 13 years ago I needed a new duvet cover for my bed. I shopped around, found one I liked, bought it and brought it home. The first time I washed it, I carefully followed the manufacturer’s directions. When I took it out of the dryer, I noticed it looked a little funny. It was very wrinkled, so I laid it on my ironing table. It had twisted and shrunken so much that it was impossible to lay flat or even iron. In fact, it was no longer usable. Being a seamstress, I knew what had happened. The layers of the duvet cover had not been cut out “on grain”, that is, not cut out straight along the grain of the fabric. The fabric print was probably not printed “on grain” to begin with. When items are mass produced this type of care and attention to detail are overlooked. We’ve all had a T-shirt or top that after one washing, the side seams seem to wrap around your body instead of going straight down the sides! It’s frustrating and a waste of money and the earth’s resources when this happens.
Because of my experience with the duvet cover, I decided to make my own. I started to research what the best fabric would be. I wanted fabric that would be comfortable to sleep with, strong enough to last many, many washings, and that was grown without harming the environment. In fact, the more I read about all of the many chemicals and pesticides used to grow cotton, the more determined I became to use organic fabrics. I discovered that hemp, the oldest fiber known to man, can be grown in any soil conditions, with little or no extra watering, and that it requires no chemical fertilizers or pesticides to grow. It is also super strong, naturally mold and mildew resistant, gets softer with every wash, and can be dyed naturally, in beautiful colours. I think I found my fabric! I also like to use linen and organic cotton, both fabrics that are biodegradable, eco-friendly, and long-wearing.
I try to keep my styles fresh, yet classic so that they will be treasured for many years to come.
I believe in honesty and integrity and try to live my life and run my business keeping these principles in mind.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I am the owner and founder of NikkiDesigns - I love to help people find the right soft furnishings for their home!
All of the products I sell are hand-crafted, in my studio. Most of the fabrics are pre-shrunk and certified organic, All of them are 100% natural and of the highest quality.
I believe in providing great service and would love to help you choose the right fabrics, colours and styles for your needs.
My designs are inspired by nature, and will create a calm, relaxed feeling in your home.
Feel free to browse and shop on my website: www.nikkidesigns.ca
Accepted payment methods
- Money Order
Payment is due at the time of your order, and must be received before I will ship out an item or begin to make your piece. If you do not pay for your order within three days, I reserve the right to cancel the sale. Please let me know if you are experiencing difficulties processing your payment- I am here to help!
Shipping within Canada is usually done by expedited post and takes 4-7 business days. Small packages (under 1 kg) are sent regular mail (no tracking).
Shipping to the U.S. takes about 6-8 business days. Express post is available for an additional charge.
International shipping for small packages are sent by Air, for large packages (over 2 kg), they are sent by land, which can take 4-7 weeks.
All items are shipped from my studio in BC, Canada.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
If you wish to make an exchange, contact me and let me know what you would like to exchange it for. I do not pay shipping on the exchange.
There are no refunds or exchanges on custom orders (made to order) or fabrics by-the-yard.
If an item arrives damage by the post, please notify me right away.
Additional policies and FAQs
FABRICS - I try to represent the fabric colours as true as possible, but every computer shows colours differently, so if you want to make sure it is what you want, please order fabric samples.
PRODUCTION TIME - Custom order generally require 2-3 weeks. At peak times, this may be longer. If you need a custom order quicker, let me know (a rush charge may apply)
Washing instructions: products are all shipped with care instructions. Most of my soft furnishings (except the roman shades) can be machine washed in warm or cold water with like colours. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Use a mild detergent. Tumble dry on low heat, remove promptly and hot iron if desired.
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (phone number or measurements, for example), if you contact me directly.
Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
-I will use the information that you provide me as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.
We will always use all reasonable physical measures, technical tools, and organizational controls at our disposal to protect your Personal Information from misuse or inappropriate disclosure.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Nicolette MacCallum, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at nikki [!at] nikkidesigns.ca Alternately, you may mail me at:
Nikki MacCallum, 117 Clarke Rd, Ladysmith, BC Canada V9G 1T6