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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!

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Wholesale Inquiries

Hello!  If you missed us at the American Craft Council’s Baltimore show (booth #2501), our SPRING/SUMMER offerings are posted on our wholesale website. 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


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 »

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

Blog, Findings, Inspiration, Studio

March 17

Top o’ the morning to you! What are YOU wearing today? Any green? Elisabethan definitely gives a nod to our Irish ancestors… Luck of the Irish to you on this St. Patrick’s Day… and everyday! And here’s an Irish saying to for you… “May you never forget what is worth more »


Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
July 3 and July 17 (10am-2pm)
West Lincoln Park
Steamboat Springs, CO
July 9-10, 2016
Paonia, CO
We’ve opened a store! Read more here
FYI… We are currently waitlisted for Smoky Hill River Festival in Salina, KS, June 10-12–ugh!
It’s favorite of ours–we’ll definitely let you know if we get offered a spot!

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