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Parcel string / 100% cotton bakers twine / vintage gift tie ribbon cut to spec red white green black orange gold aqua gray new old stock

Parcel string / 100% cotton bakers twine / vintage gift tie ribbon cut to spec red white green black orange gold aqua gray new old stock

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It’s funny how basic cotton string, marketed/sold for multiple hyper-specific purposes, all looks and works well for any/all purposes...

When you purchase this item, you’ll receive your chosen length & color(s) from our secondhand-sourced collection of vintage cotton packing string. We will package it in 100% secondhand-sourced shipping materials and send it to you via ground shipping. If you live more than 250 miles from Minneapolis, this means you’ll likely pay more for shipping than the product (unless you make it an add-on to something paper-based that we can ship via media mail).

For more than one color, please choose ‘multiple colors’ option and indicate your color preferences, if you have them, in a message at time of order. Otherwise, we will select and send a combination of 3-4 colors totaling the yardage you select. Thanks!

Pro tip: this is great for product packaging and/or gift wrap accompaniment to our (sewing) pattern tissue paper packs (no tape needed).

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  • Shipping

    • 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:

    The Fine Print 
  • 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.

    Refund policy 

'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

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secondhand everything:

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