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About

Comforted by nature, inspired by design, Beklina is passionate about living at the harmonious crossroads of the two. Founded in 2006, Beklina was the first and original online, “eco boutique.” Zealous trendsetters to the core, the shop has an emotional pull towards influential and arousing collections brought forth by new and established designers that love to play with color, print and fresh contrast.

Based in Northern California, our shop is a family business ( a mom and two daughters) that tightly curates strong thinkers and artists in the fashion world, emphasizing USA made, well crafted heirloom wares with sustainable ideals. Portraying our aesthetic, Beklina continues to present pieces that are versatilve and timeless.

We hope to spark your attention, motivate your expression and assist you in your beautiful life. We encourage you to email us or call us, 831.224.0912 with comments and suggestions. Generally the quickest response to inquiries is by emailing us.

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Press

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Privacy/Security

We respect our privacy and do not sell or distribute any customer information under any circumstances. This includes our mailing list as well as your email information, and any personal information. We do not store any credit card numbers.

Shipping

We ship USPS flat rate $8-$9. for all Continental orders depending on your coast. Your order will be filled as promptly as possible, usually within 1-3 business days. We will notify you as soon as possible of any delays. Beklina orders are shipped USPS First Class & Priority Mail which takes up to 2-7 business days. At checkout there is an option to ship overnight for an additional fee. Please feel free to contact us for special shipping requests. We ship to Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and other countries. Special requests and return shipping are not covered under our free shipping policy.

International shipping rates are a flat $18 for Canada, and a flat $28 fee for the rest of the world. Once Beklina has delivered the merchandise to the carrier, you will assume the risk of loss and title for the merchandise. You are responsible for any additional taxes and duties. Beklina is not responsible for any fees charged by customs or any delays due to customs.

We are proud to announce that Beklina participates in CarbonFree shipping. Go to www.carbonfund.org for more information about CarbonFree shipping.

Returns

We gladly accept returns for store credit within 14 days of ship date. Apologies, no refunds. Sale and discounted merchandise, as well as special orders, are final sales. Jewelry is not returnable. To make a return, please email us with your order information. Please include your name and email with your return. Returns received after 12 days will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. You will receive notification via email once we receive your return.

Gift Wrap

Gift-wrapping is available upon request for an additional fee of $10. Please contact us and tell us your order number and requests.

Sales Tax

Order shipped to California will incur a 8% sales tax.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if a color, or my size is not available?

Please email us with your request and we will let you know if your item can be special ordered.

What is Fair Trade?

All Beklina products are either made in the USA or fairly traded. As defined by the Fair Trade Federation: “Fair Trade means and equitable and fair partnership between marketeres in North America and producers in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world. A fair trade partnership works to provide low-income artisans and farmers with a living wage for their work.”

 

The criteria for joining the Fair Trade Federation are the following: •Paying a fair wage in the local context • Offering employees opportunities for advancement • Providing equal employment opportunities for all people, particularly the most disadvantaged • Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices • Being open to public accountability • Building long-term trade relationships • Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context • Providing financial and technical assistance to producers whenever possible.

There is not yet a fair trade certification process in place for manufactured goods as there is for some foods. However, the Fair Trade Federation has an extensive screening and approving process for its members.

Why organic clothing?

While the pesticides from the cotton in your clothing most likely will not seep into your bloodstream, buying clothing helps lessen the impact that conventional farming has on the earth. Organic agriculture protects the environment and health of people by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals that can end up in the ground, air, water, and food supply. The following are some facts about pesticides and organic cotton from Organic Trade Association:

• Approximately 10% of all pesticides sold for use in U.S. agriculture were applied to cotton in 1997, the most recent year for which such data is publicly available. (ACPA) • Fifty-five million pounds of pesticides were sprayed on the 12.8 million acres of conventional cotton grown in the U.S. in 2003 (4.3 pounds/acre), ranking cotton third in total amount of pesticides sprayed. (USDA) • Over 2.03 billion pounds of synthetic fertilizers were applied to conventional cotton in 2000 (142 pounds/acre), making cotton the fourth most heavily fertilized crop. (USDA) • The Environmental Protection Agency considers seven of the top 15 pesticides used on cotton in 2000 in the United States as “possible,” “likely,” “probable,” or “known” human carcinogens (acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, and trifluralin). (EPA) • It takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt (SCP).

We invite you to email us with questions, comments, or anything that comes to mind. Please let us know how we may improve our site or product offerings, or just pass along your dream-store visions. Tell us what you want; you might just get it.

See the following links to learn more about eco fashion and green style: