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Sourcing & Sustainability

01 Sourcing

Sourcing & Sustainability

Salvage section, you can find the pieces are that are one-of-a-kind thrifted and up-cycled in our studio. In our shop's Signatures section, about 80% of our products use deadstock or thifted blanks, and 20% use blanks sourced as brand new. At the moment, the majority of our blank Signatures top's stock are actually vintage deadstock tees. We try to offer a sizing range of XXS-XXL but finding the same model vintage blanks with in such a wide range is near impossible. So we typically source different brand/model blanks that are as similar-as-possible in color and style for in each size. We put in extra effort to dig in local thrift stores for high-quality blanks with durable but soft, comfortable fabrics.


Every thrifted item has been properly sanitized. It is either machine-washed or steamed (unless otherwise explicitly stated, for example: not washed to preserve a vintage item with its original tags attached).

After placing an order, if you have questions about how your particular item was sourced, feel free to email us at hello@amenityave.com

Sammy wearing the bubblegum pink 'Popstar tank' and standing next to a clothing rack using one hand to sort through denim jeans at a thrift store

02 Design

design

Inspired by cinema and pop culture of the 90s and 2000s, Amenity Ave's designs are all
original collage work, photography and hand-drawn illustrations by Sammi.

photo of Sammy (right) during a photoshoot session with a model, Nohea (left)Graphic design of model Nohea overlayed three times and her skin is changed to a cyan-blue color, the silver Amenity Ave 3D star logo is overlayed in the top right of the design

03 Production

production

We print all our pieces in-house, by hand.
This method allows us to craft each item as their own unique art piece. However, we are bound to make more mistakes using this process. In order to reduce waste, we list flawed samples that don't meet our standards at a discounted price in our Sale section.
Everything in your order from the packaging and stickers to screen printed baby tees is designed and handmade with care. Sammi prints everything herself by hand. Screen-printed items are printed by hand with water-based ink, then naturally air-dried (as opposed to flash drying or conveyor drying), and then heat pressed for proper ink setting.

still image of a thrifted pair of jeans with fairy skeleton design screen printed in white ink laying face-down on a table

04 Packaging

packaging

We ship our items in high-quality, recyclable and compostable brown paper mailers. Any plastic packaging we use is made from 100% recycled plastic and is recyclable (again)!

GIF of screen printing Amenity Ave's logos onto brown paper packaging with carmine red colored paint
sizing
SIZING
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sizing

we sell clothes
not bodies

We list our sizes by measuring the clothes, not the people who can wear them.

Body-optional
browsing

If you feel like just focusing on our clothing pieces, we offer a body-optional browsing mode on our website. The site's default will include photos with people modeling our pieces, but these can be hidden by switching to 'clothes-only' mode.

How to use:

1) Click the gear icon in the top-right of the screen
2) Hit the toggle to switch browsing modes

flatlay image with a black stroke outline of the white 'Popstar Baby Tee' . Hover reveals a pink background and temporarily hides the decorative image of a modelcartoon icon of an abstracted human figure wearing a white 'popstar baby tee'
How to change ur browsing mode
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1) Click the gear icon in the top-right of the screen
2) Hit the toggle to switch browsing modes

NOTE: This body-optional browsing feature uses cookies to remember if you have clothing-only mode enabled or not. If you have cookies disabled in your browser, this feature may not be accessible to you.

How to find ur size

(1) grab ur fav top + a measuring tape

If you already have a tee or tank that you love the fit of, it's the perfect piece to take measurements from! A ruler also works instead of a measuring tape.

(2) measure it & compare w/ our size chart

MEASURE FLAT FROM PIT TO PIT
GIF showing how to measure length of a shirt using an animated pink line horizontally crossing the width of a flatlay image of the white 'Dust Bunny baby tee'
PINCH UR MEASURING TAPE W/ THE PIT IN ONE HAND,
STRETCH THE TOP BY PULLING THE OTHER PIT UNTIL U FIND HOW FAR THE OTHER PIT WILL COMFORTABLY STRETCH
MEASURE FLAT,
FROM HIGHEST POINT ON THE SHOULDER
TO THE BOTTOM EDGE
GIF showing how to measure length of a shirt using an animated pink line going up and down the length of a flatlay image of the white 'Dust Bunny baby tee'

All of our pieces are Unisex*

* but pls note that 4 us 'unisex' sizing does NOT equal 'adult men's retail sizes'! For reference, all our baby tees/tanks fit smaller and tighter based on the typical retailer's women's sizes.

more sizing help

When you submit your order, you will have the option of adding a comment about your desired fit or measurements so we can find the best fit just for you. You may also request no neck tags, for our neurodivergent friends :)

If you have questions about finding your size, the fastest way to contact us is to DM us through Instagram, but you can also send an email with the subject line "help me find my size!"
hello@amenityave.com
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Fabrics & Materials

Typically, our blanks are deliberately selected for comfortable fabrics that are soft and stretchy. Please check each item's details for specific fabric info. Baby tees will fit smaller/tighter than typical adult sizes, so if you do not want it to fit like a bby tee, size up!

FAQ

How long does it take until I receive my item(s)?

Everything in your order from the packaging and stickers to screen printed baby tees is designed and handmade with care. Sammi prints everything herself by hand. Please allow 2-3 weeks for making everything, and another week for shipping & handling.

What if I can't find the item I want in my size?

Custom sizing is available upon request. Having both inclusive and consistent sizing across all of our designs can be extremely difficult when our stock uses dozens of different brand blanks that are primarily sourced from thrift stores and deadstock. If you see something you love, and we do not offer your size please email or DM us on Instagram because we will try to do our best to make something custom in your size!

What do you mean by "deadstock"?

Deadstock refers to items that are no longer in production but sitting in a warehouse somewhere typically unused.  It is often much more expensive and time consuming to acquire deadstock items, compared to new ones, because they are by nature limited in quantity depending on the supplier. However, sourcing blanks from deadstock instead of new, is more environmentally friendly because you are utilizing pre-existing materials instead of commissioning the manufacturing of new items. This also prevents these deadstock items from being dumped into landfills like the majority of clothing stock will end up when it has been sitting too long unsold by a supplier or manufacturer.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes! We use USPS and ship pretty much anywhere except N. Korea. Amenity Ave is not responsible for additional customs fees, lost or missing packages beyond the U.S.

What's Amenity Ave's Return Policy?

We currently do not accept returns because each item is custom and hand-made for each order. If you are unsatisfied with your order, or if you believe you were sent the wrong item(s) entirely, please reach out and we will do our best to address the situation.

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We print all our pieces in-house, by hand. This method allows us to craft each item as their own unique art piece. However, we are bound to make more mistakes using this process. In order to reduce waste, we list flawed samples that don't meet our standards at a discounted price in our Sale section.

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Amenity Ave's logo consisting of a heart with two A's inside styled in a silver/chrome-metal texture
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"Amenity Ave" logo in a hand-drawn pen style