What's with the name Saint Virginia?
It was inspired by a question: What if we revered our sweet land like we revere the saints? Of course, people are God's most glorious creation, but we also are meant to be good stewards of the land and natural resources that we’ve been entrusted with. When we disconnect from nature, we disconnect from God, and true health is impossible in this scenario.
It's also about finding beauty and joy wherever we're planted during any given season of our life. Saint Virginia textiles themselves are seasonal and a reflection of the dyestuffs available depending on the time of the year. Much like farm-to-table in food, this is farm-to-fiber in textiles.
Saint Virginia is also an actual saint, Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli, who cared for the poor and the sick in Genoa, Italy in the early 1600s.
Do you accept returns?
Returns are gladly accepted within 10 days after shipment, however, Saint Virginia cannot be responsible for additional shipping fees.
When can I expect to receive my item(s) in the mail?
All items are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping is a $7 flat rate. Please allow up to 7 business days for shipping once your order is placed.
How should I care for my items?
All items may be machine washed on gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Washing by hand always is a good option, too. Items also may be tumble-dried on low, or hung to dry but out of direct sunlight.
Are your natural dyes colorfast and lightfast?
Yes, they have been tested for colorfastness from washing, however, most dyes may fade slightly over time. This is the beautiful nature of plant dyes. The color may soften, like synthetic dyes, but natural dyes seem to get lovelier with time.
Do you use any mordants in your dye process?
Yes, I use alum, which is a non-toxic pickling salt essentially. Natural dyers use various mordanting techniques to enable color to “fix” to the cloth.
I'd like a custom item. Do you do that?
Not usually. But if my schedule allows for it, I will from time to time depending on the project. Please contact me for details, samples, and pricing.
I want to send my item(s) as a gift. Can you wrap it and send a special note?
Absolutely. Please include a note with your order to specify what you’d like to say.