It's important to me that Amaranth Designs reduce its environmental impact wherever possible. In celebration of Earth Day later this month, I thought I should share the three main ways I do that in my business.
Let’s start with price: Most people assume custom design is outrageously expensive, but it’s often the same price as buying a mediocre garment off the rack and then altering it. Sure, you can make that work, but why not spend your money on something that is made for you with care, dedication, and detail at every step?
They’re a great choice for the in-person shopper, since you can support multiple local businesses at once. And some carry all kinds of local goods, so you might be able to finish all your shopping in one stop if you’re feeling determined.
Today I want to talk about my alteration and tailoring services—and the difference between the two. Those two terms often get used interchangeably, but they’re not exactly the same. If you know the difference, you’ll know what to ask for, and be prepared for the process and the price.
If you’re still shopping, I offer gift cards—in paper format if you want to have something to tuck into the card, or online (perfect for staying safe and treating those loved ones who live further afield). For a paper gift card, just send me a message and we’ll arrange all the details. You can grab the online versions any time, available on my website in $50 denominations. These are delivered by email, so if the shopping days slip by you, I’ve got you covered right up to Christmas Day.