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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


0 (XS)  2 (S) 4 (S) 6 (M) 8 (M) 10 (L) 12 (L) 14 (XL) 16 (XL) 18 (XXL)
Bust 31.5" 32.5" 33.5" 34.5" 35.5" 37" 38.5" 40" 41.5" 43.5"
Waist 25" 26" 27" 28" 29" 30.5" 32" 33.5" 35" 37"
Hip 35" 36" 37" 38" 39" 40.5" 42" 43.5" 45" 47"


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.

  

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

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.

 


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Contact

Shaina Mote
info@shainamote.com


Customer Service, Press, Employment, 
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Wholesale Sales Inquiries
sales@shainamote.com

 

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