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bundle of ten vintage cotton handkerchiefs: cutter or mending grade for upcycling, art, repair, or not-precious use as-is

bundle of ten vintage cotton handkerchiefs: cutter or mending grade for upcycling, art, repair, or not-precious use as-is

Regular price $22.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $22.00 USD
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If you love working with aged textiles like we do, and if you're not the fussy 'omg, it's got a flaw' type, then you'll appreciate the economy and spirit of this listing.

Vintage handkerchiefs often feature gorgeous handstitching or aged prints. They make lovely zero waste gift wrapping for small items with parcel string or a la furoshiki.

These handkerchiefs will be cleaned and ready for use. Most will be cotton, but there may be a bit of silk or linen in the mix. Items pictured are a representative sample of what you might expect to find in a batch of this curated-for-creatives product -- a couple of the photos have been taken using a backlight to highlight the types of flaws and weave content common to items set aside for this listing (can you envision patchwork lampshades?).

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• 100% secondhand product + packaging = no new manufacturing emissions
• extending the useful life of existing materials defers recycling/waste/composting emissions.
• shipping orders via ground transit cuts emissions by 90% or more vs air-based shipping (per

We can *all* feel good about choosing the most sustainable goods possible: the ones that already exist! #reuse

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    • 100% secondhand packaging

    • intentionally slow in-house service levels

    • ground shipping only

    This is climate-competent commerce, and we talk a bit more about each of these strategies on our 'official' shipping policy page:

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  • Proactive Satisfaction + Refunds

    We have adopted a 'generally generous' approach to fulfilling many of our product listings, as sending a wee bit extra can avoid costly errors & 'fix it' shipments (besides, we find most folks appreciate the occasional freebie).


    That said, if you would prefer to avoid the extras, we will gladly rightsize or downsize your order on request (product price would remain the same because more labor + less product = wash). If you prefer this option, please include a detailed order note to specify the quantity you wish to recieve (i.e. 'please send precise count of 7 for XYZ product').


    As a rule, we discourage returns - but we also don't abide crappy customer experiences. To initiate issue resolution in the event that we miss the boat with your order (gaps happen!), head to our refund policy page (linked here - and at the bottom of any page) to get started.

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'This is a phenomenal shop! Every little detail screams "love, care, quality, reduce, repurpose, reuse, upcycle!" Cannot recommend highly enough! I was blown away! My favorite new shop of 2022!'

-Kimberly, Long Beach CA

Graphic text stamped on cardboard against an orange patterned background. Stamp reads: Pre-Loved Products For People & Planet. Secondhand Everything • Ground Shipping Only • Carbon-Competent, Climate-Constrained Commerce

secondhand everything:

because the most sustainable goods possible are the ones that already exist.