FAQs

Can you make me...

Baby or Children’s clothing - Sorry, but no, we don’t make baby or children’s clothing and currently have no plans to. There are many small business out there that make beautiful children’s clothes, message us and we’ll even suggest a few. 

This cool dress by - No. Nope. Not going to happen. If you find a cool dress by another maker, why don’t you go and support that maker? It’s sold out or in the wrong size? Well message them and ask, it can’t hurt and fabric gets lost in stashes all the time, you might be in luck.

A custom order of one of our dresses? Hell yeah! Have a look at the little custom order faq section below ✌🏻

 

Custom Orders - OPEN

Yes! We would love to make something just for you! Send us an email or DM us on our social media with what you might be after and we’ll get the ball rolling! Please be aware that no, we are not going to just copy someone else’s design for you, and we have the right to say no if we simply cannot do or want to do what you request. 

We can also make our clothing in multiple sizes, need a 10 at the bust but an 8 at the waist?  Just let us know, however, these items cannot be returned or exchanged for change of mind.

Our current turn around is 4 weeks, it will most likely be finished quite sooner but you never know.

 

Returns? Exchanges?

The short answer is email us.

The long answer is, Yes. If you got the wrong size, doesn't quite suit, just let us know within 12 days and we can sort something out.

If you return an item, there is a 99% chance it will posted for sale again. Please return it in an unworn condition.

What is my dress made out of?

The majority of our fabric is a cotton and polyester blend. However, as our fabric is vintage, secondhand and recycled we can’t always be 100% sure of the fibre content as the fabric may not have its original tags. 

Our Care Instructions relfect this and are suitable for our clothing. If in doubt a cold hand wash is always best.

Help!! How do I tie a Bow Tie?

It can be very tricky, there are heaps of really good tutorials on Youtube, we recommend this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X4aBSRt_HQ

It gets easier every time.

I have an allergy to...

I get it, I'm allergic to egg. We never have nut products near our sewing supplies and we don't currently have any pets. HOWEVER we live and work in a studio apartment so there may be a chance of contamination. We do wash all of our clothes prior to them being listed for sale. If you do have any concerns, please wash your new clothes before you wear them or email us.

How do you pre-wash the clothes ready for sale?

We use natural soapberries and a blend of essential oils, on a cold, normal cycle wash. We use the That Red House Laundry Tonic 'Citrus Fresh' which is a blend of West Indian Lime, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange essential oils.

What the what are Soapberries?

Soapberries (or soapnuts) are a natural alternative to laundry detergent. They are hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.They are waste free and the Soap berries from That Red House are 100% sustainable and certified organic.

What is The Trading Circle?

The Trading Circle is a fair trade, not-for-profit, empowering women to trade out of poverty. Learn more here: www.thetradingcircle.com.au

Why the name Forests and Things?

It is our ideal. To be in a little A-Frame cabin in the middle of a forest, making our dresses, drinking coffee and doing yoga.

Who designs your clothes?

We design and draft all of our clothes. They are 100% our work. Our blood, sweat and tears have gone into them. Sometimes literally, its hard work and scissors are sharp.