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About


The Shaina Mote collection provides versatile and timeless staples for the distinctive, self-aware individual. We design pieces for a woman who eschews trend in favor of timeless self-expression. Season by season, the Shaina Mote collection balances the functionality of smart design with the delight of the unexpected. Each piece is purposeful: designed with subtle details and an attention to fit and construction; produced sustainably; intended to be worn, loved, and rediscovered season after season.


Make & Materials

All Shaina Mote pieces are designed, developed, and made in Los Angeles. We are dedicated to fair, American made production. From the company's inception in 2012, we have centered our ethos and practices around supporting the local economy and nurturing the trades and skills found within domestic garment manufacturing.

We have built a solid base of family-run contractors and local craftsmen with whom we work. They are responsible for the long-lasting construction of every piece of clothing that we make. Even special touches throughout the seasons such as pleating or dyeing are done locally. From perfect cutting of fabric to deliberate sewing and finishing with French seams, the collection is built to last by people we know personally.

Each Shaina Mote garment is made with attention and intention: every fabric is deliberately selected with care and consideration given to source, sustainability, and longevity.

Below, a list of current materials and their origins:

Lyocell

We wish lyocell could take on the properties of all fabrics! Made of sustainably-harvested eucalyptus trees, it is processed using minimal water in a closed-loop system where all waste is recaptured. It retains the comfort, breathability and longevity of cotton…without any of the waste.

MicroModal

Most of our knitwear is made of MicroModal, knitted in Los Angeles. Sustainably harvested beechwood trees need minimal environmental input to create a fabric that is incredibly soft, smooth, and luxurious … and still breathable.

Rayon

Often associated with synthetics, this fiber is actually made of wood pulp from trees. Its characteristics allow it to be woven in a number of different ways that translate into a wide array of fabric options. We like the natural properties for the ease of wear and beautiful drape.

Denim

Our preferred supplier of denim is Cone Denim from North Carolina. This company is one of the few that remains after the flight of weaving machinery and expertise overseas several decades ago.

Wool

We use wool sparsely but when we do, it comes from a family-run mill in Italy that has been weaving cloth for decades.

Knitwear

Our knitwear is currently made with Peruvian yarns by a group of small, women-run workshops in Peru. It is their handiwork that creates the quality, lasting knitwear we offer within our collections.


Sizing


XS (0) 2 S (4) 6 M (8) 10 L 12 XL (14) 16 XXL 18
Bust 31.5" 32.5" 33.5" 34.5" 36" 37.5" 38" 39" 41" 43" 44" 45"
Waist 25" 26" 27" 28" 29.5" 31" 31.5" 32.5" 34.5" 36.5" 37.5" 38.5"
Hip 34" 35" 36" 37" 38.5" 40" 40.5" 41.5" 43.5" 45.5" 46.5" 47.5"


Shipping

A shipping confirmation with tracking will be sent when your order has been shipped. Domestic orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail. International orders are shipped via DHL or USPS First Class International. Please note that the typical ship time for DHL is 2⁠—5 days, while USPS First Class International can take up to three weeks in transit. We highly recommend purchasing Route shipping insurance with your order when choosing the USPS First Class International ship option. Regardless of whether or not you have chosen to purchase shipping insurance, we are not responsible for items lost, damaged or stolen in the mail. 

If you have placed an order shipping to a destination outside the US, tax, customs and import duties will be levied by the client's local government on top of our shipping cost. All additional taxes and fees are the responsibility of the customer. This can range from 20% to 40% of the order value. Items will be shipping from Los Angeles, California (United States), with an official invoice declaring the exact total of merchandise purchased in US Dollars.

 

Curbside Pick-Up

We are pleased to now offer Curbside Pick-Up from our Los Angeles store. In order to coordinate a pick-up order, please select the Curbside Pick-Up shipping option at check-out. Once your order is placed, a store associate will get in touch to schedule your pick-up.

Please note the following before placing your pick-up order:

-Pick-up is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 12 - 5pm
-We require at least one hour to prepare your order from the time that your pick-up order is placed
-Orders placed after 3pm will be available for pick-up the following day
-All pick-up orders must be placed on the Shaina Mote website. Please contact lastore@shainamote.com if you need any assistance.

Please observe the following protocol when picking up your order:

- Wearing a face covering is mandatory at all times and must be worn approaching the store
- Please maintain a 6ft distance between other people 
- Only (1) person is allowed in the vestibule at once.
- Please keep entrances clear at all times. 
- Your order will be on the table with your name on the bag
- Please do not approach the table until staff members have stepped away from the table.

 

Packaging

Our approach to packaging maintains the commitment to circularity that we use to guide our production processes. Using recyclable, plastic-free and compostable materials, we aim to create the lowest environmental impact possible when selecting packaging options for shipping your order.

Each shipment includes the following:

-FSC certified acid-free tissue paper printed with soy-based inks
-Notecards made from partially recycled paper and printed at an independently-owned local printing press
-A USA-produced mailing envelope that is comprised of 90% post-consumer material and is biodegradable and recyclable.

 

Reduced Packaging Shipping

Our reduced packaging option ensures the safety of the goods in your order while leaving out extra branded matter that we typically include in our shipments. We know that promotional paper goods in shipments can often seem extraneous and quickly end up discarded, so we have made both options available at check-out.

In addition to excluding promotional materials, our reduced packaging option uses a biodegradable bag from The Better Packaging Co in lieu of tissue paper. Unlike most other compostable or biodegradable bag options, which can only degrade in an industrial composting facility, these can be home composted with food scraps and garden waste.

Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding our packaging options.


Return Policy

Due to the challenges for our business caused by the coronavirus pandemic all items on the site are currently final sale at this time, though it is not our usual policy. In order to provide as much support as possible to our customers at this time we are happy to provide detailed sizing recommendations and additional images of any garments upon request. Please get in touch with us at info@shainamote.com for assistance.

Any full-price, unworn and unwashed items may be returned for refund or exchange within 7 days of receiving your order. Purchases made using a gift card or store credit are eligible for exchange or store credit only. Swimwear will only be accepted if the hygienic strip is intact. 

Please contact us for a Return Authorization code before returning or exchanging items. We cannot issue refunds or exchanges for items returned without an accompanying code.

The customer is responsible for return shipping costs. We are not liable for any lost or stolen merchandise incurred during return shipping and we therefore recommend providing tracking information with your shipment.

Your account will be credited your refund or any difference in your exchange within 3 business days of receipt, less shipping charges. Please note that it may take up to an additional 10 days for the refund to show up on your account statement, depending on your credit issuer's processing time.

All sale items marked 20% off or greater are final sale.

We reserve the right to refuse any return that does not comply with the conditions stated above.

 


Retail Partners


Contact

Shaina Mote
5007 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
lastore@shainamote.com


Customer Service, Press, Employment, 
info@shainamote.com

Wholesale Sales Inquiries
sales@shainamote.com

 

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A Moment of Pause

In this unique and challenging time we are taking a pause - a moment to reflect on the people who make the existence of our company possible. Our staff, our suppliers, cutters and sewers, the stores that we work with, and you, the customer: we pause to share gratitude for all of the individuals that make our work both feasible and worthwhile.

We understand that this moment has challenged all of us to consider what is important to us, which is why the support you have shown us at this time has been especially valued. It is important to us that you feel cared for in return, and we therefore welcome any dialogue you’d like to share - questions about a specific part of our supply or production chain, why a particular design decision was made, or even thoughts about what you’d like to see from the brands you shop right now. At this moment of reflection, we think it’s imperative to keep the conversation going.

Our intention is to continue to create clothing that feels meaningful - items that are comfortable, practical and timeless, constructed for longevity and with care in mind towards each of the individuals that contributed to produce each piece.

We thank you for allowing us to continue in this mission.

With gratitude,
Shaina