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    Sewn for the long haul

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    One-of-a-kind creations

    Made entirely from recycled materials

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    Playful. Lively. Lighthearted.

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    Handmade in Colorado

Welcome to Elisabethan…

We’re crazy about recycling! Since 1996, we’ve been committed to making exceptional garments and goodies from all the post-consumer fabric we can get our eager little mitts on. Using laundered second-hand clothing as our “yardage,” we hand-cut each piece using our original patterns, then lovingly combine them into one-of-a-kind items. It’s new, not more. Enjoy — we’re glad you’re here!

All About Us!

Wholesale Inquiries

Hello!  We still have limited summer immediates ready if you need some quick fill-in, but it’s getting to be time to think about fall/holiday ordering (good heavens). Our fall/winter offerings will be posted soon… If you already have the password to access our wholesale website, please enter here. If not, please email us for access. Or call — we’re friendly! 970-527-4073

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From the Blog

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Blog, Inspiration, Products

HRC 2016

We’re finishing up a batch of skirts for a very important customer… (hint: her initials are HRC) We’ll share more details soon, but for now, here’s a photo of Sara getting the Tee Appliqué Skirts ready to ship to Philadelphia for a big event happening there this month! #hrc2016 #presidentialpalette more »
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Blog, Findings, Inspiration

Does Fashion matter?

Interesting read about a thoughtful, motivated, savvy young woman who is looking at what a career in fashion means today, and what she is doing about it… “I’m not even the same designer that I was. I think it’s for the better,” Luna said. “I don’t want to sound snobbish more »
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Blog, Inspiration, Shops

…we call it Refinery

So, we’ve been working on a new project, and if this is the first you’ve heard of it, we freely admit we are not great at self-promotion. We’ve teamed up with Allison McGuigan, former owner of Echo Consignments, and are opening a store. Yes, a store. We call it Refinery. more »
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Blog, Inspiration

SLOW is the new black

Good read… ‘bethan fans know a lot if this already, but we just want to keep spreading the word: slow fashion is where it’s at. In the words of Maxine Bedat, owner of Zady — Be an owner, not a consumer when it comes to clothing! http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-04/slow-fashion-designers-tout-their-wares-better-planet

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRUNK SHOW
AIR – Artist in Residence
Oak Island, NC
July 20 (2pm-6pm)
44th ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
August 5-7
ELISABETHAN at REFINERY
Paonia, CO
We’ve opened a store! Read more here
MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Town Park
Paonia, CO
September 24-25

Thank you!

buttonTo Meredith Spidel from “The Mom of the Year” blog for gushing about Elisabethan on her popular website themomoftheyear.net

“Let me break it down for you: I have spent countless hours drooling over the items in their shop, stalking semi-local stores that sell the goods, and fantasizing about chancing on another amazing consigned skirt find. My husband is thrilled.… ” Read More