Frequently Asked Questions
- What forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through PayPal.
- How secure is this store?
This store uses PayPal for payments, and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).
- Do I need a PayPal account to purchase from this store?
No, you are not required to have a PayPal account to purchase from this store.
- How should I care for my Cottage Industrialist textiles?
Cold water, machine-wash on gentle cycle, phosphate free detergents. Tumble dry low or allow to air dry flat. Steam iron to remove wrinkles.
- How are Cottage Industrialist textiles produced?
Cottage Industrialist textiles are digitally printed on-demand in the United States. On-demand printing eliminates the need for wasteful inventory; digital printing also wastes very little water and uses non-toxic, water-based inks and dyes. I make every effort to make environmentally responsible choices, including the base fabrics on which I print. I use organic cotton whenever possible, as well as environmentally friendly linen.
- Do you take custom orders?
Yes! If you see a fabric you love, but you need it in a different colorway, on a different base fabric, or at a different scale, please drop me a line.
- Are your fabrics suitable for apparel? Upholstery?
The organic cotton sateen is definitely appropriate for apparel—just be sure to follow washing instructions (and pre-wash before sewing) to keep the fabric looking lovely. The cotton-linen canvas is a home decor weight and is perfect for upholstery projects. That said, because of the nature of the printing process, we don't recommend it for heavy-use items like ottomans.
- Can I sell goods I produce with Cottage Industrialist fabrics?
Absolutely. You may use any Cottage Industrialist fabric you purchase for commercially produced goods. Of course, I'd appreciate if you mentioned where you got such rockin' fabrics, but that's up to you! The only thing I ask is that you not reproduce the artwork from my fabrics in any other medium—all artwork is protected by copyright.
- What's a printable?
A printable is a PDF file that includes all you'll need to produce your own, personalized stationery for your own use or to give as gifts. Take a look inside the marigold zigzag printable stationery set:
- Can I sell goods I produce with Cottage Industrialist printables?
No. You may use any Cottage Industrialist printable you purchase for unlimited personal use (including distribution as gifts to your friends and family), but you may not reproduce the printables digitally or physically for commercial redistribution.