The MTO items are all created when ordered and shipped within two weeks (clothing) or four weeks (bedding). These items can be customized and are made especially for you. For example, if you love a colorway but wish it had a little pop of yellow, we can certainly do that! Just add your requests in the notes section at check-out, and within two weeks (often sooner) your beloved new treasure will be on its way to you.
Additionally, any of our items can be created in one of our favorite colorways. If you want an item in a colorway that isn't listed in the item description, just select "Custom Colorway" and add the requested color in the notes at checkout.
Our Ready-to-Ship or RTS items are pieces that are in our current inventory. They are often posted individually by item, and may incorporate colorways that are outside of our main offerings, TRULY one-of-a-kind! The RTS listings also may include sale items or misprint items which will be discounted accordingly. RTS items ship within two business days and are a great option for those shoppers who want their order right away!
Currently I sell in-person at the San Rafael Thursday Farmers Market, Grand Lake Farmers Market on Saturday, and Stonestown Farmers Market on Sunday. I am not at every market every week (the artisans are rotated) so please check my current schedule to see when I'll be at a market near you.
I also have a studio space in the Canal in San Rafael, CA and I can host shoppers there by appointment only. Please reach out to me directly to schedule an appointment to shop!
I can occasionally accommodate faster turnaround times on my made-to-order items, depending on my production schedule. If you are on a tight schedule, you can always reach out to me directly to find out what my current capacity is for a tight turnaround.
Ice Dyeing is a technique similar to tie dye, where you utilize ice cubes to dissolve powdered dye into fabric, rather than mixing a dry powder with water. The result is reminiscent of tie dye, but results in patterns that are more organic and floral.
Currently, I am not set up to offer classes or parties, but I hope to be able to do so in the future. I do sell an ice dye kit which comes with an instructional video.
I also love to chat with people who are curious about ice dyeing or tie dyeing to help them have success with this medium-- if you have specific questions about ice dye or the kit, please reach out.
Yes! I love to do this. Everyone can do the same pieces, or you can select different items per person. Some ideas include a variety of different dresses, robes, cover-ups, and other interesting options.
I am also now able to offer pieces with personalization -- such as your bridesmaids' nicknames on the backs of their shirts or sweatshirts. Reach out to me directly to get a conversation going.
Yes! I have done this for a few corporate clients and I love it! Reach out to start a conversation.
Yes! Currently I only offer this as a custom request, but I can do embellished shirts with a design of your choice, names, logos, etc. I can do this in a few different ways depending on how many pieces you'd like. Just reach out to start a conversation!
Yes! I love to do this, especially if items have stains or issues that would otherwise make them less-than-loveable. In order to use my process, I need the fabric to be 100% cotton, or as close to 100% as possible (>80% is ideal). I can also work with other natural fibers such as rayon, bamboo, and hemp. I can work with wool but I don't have quite as much experience with it so generally, I prefer not to.
I also can dye yards of fabric for quilting or other products, or I can dye just about anything white that you can purchase online, whether it be a Nike sweatsuit or Madewell jeans. I charge a fee to dye your item in cases where you provide the blanks. This fee covers my time and materials, and shipping, if needed.
Sure! For the time being, I'm a small enough operation that I love working directly with customers to create custom pieces. If you tell me a color or two that you'd like to include (and/or some that you want to avoid), I can send you some sample photos of some past pieces I've made, and we can go from there. You can also check out my Custom Orders page for inspiration photos of past projects.
Yes! I offer a selection of my most popular items on my website, but I could never offer every item I sell in person online. I'm just one lady!
Also, it's possible that the piece you saw was a sample, upcycled/vintage piece, or simply just the last one of something that I no longer carry. Whatever the case may be, I will work with you to try to find something you'll love, whether it be a similar item to what you saw, or something just as special.
I occasionally do sample sales/story sales on my Instagram page with current inventory, one-offs, samples, and other fun stuff, so follow me over there to stay updated when those happen!
Returns & Exchanges
I truly want every customer to love their EmmyLou Farr Item, and for it to fit and flatter their body in the best way possible.
I currently honor exchanges for size only (same exact item in a different size), provided that the item is returned to me unworn. In these cases it's best to reach out directly to discuss where and how to exchange. Mail-order purchases may be exchanged, and I only ask that the customer pay the shipping.
If you have questions about sizing prior to ordering, I will work with you to assess the item and select the right size, to hopefully avoid the need for an exchange later on.
Made-to-order items ship within two weeks of the date of purchase due to the nature of the one-of-a-kind pieces that we create and the fact that everything is created to order.
Ready-to-ship items will ship within two business days.
As we've all been dealing with shipping delays more and more these last few years, I encourage my customers to get those holiday orders in as soon as possible! I cannot guarantee shipping by Christmas, but I will be shipping out all holiday orders by December 16th.
The last day to order custom or made-to-order pieces will be December 1st, and the last day to order from our ready-to-ship offerings will be December 14th.