CAVU Creations FAQs
Find answers to all your burning questions here. At least those related to what happens here at CAVU Creations.
What clothing sizes do you offer?
Find size charts here.
Is everything really handmade by you?
Yes! Well, almost nearly so. I hand-cut and sew each and every pair of leggings, each beanie, swaddling blanket, burp cloth, reusable wipe, and every zipper pouch. The bodysuit blanks I use for my appliqued items are made by Colored Organics or Gerber (depending on the product), but each applique is hand-cut and sewn onto the bodysuits by me. For my printed bodysuits and tees, I start with tops from Colored Organics, Royal Apparel, and HAE Now, and have them printed locally here in Anacortes, WA with my original designs and prints.
What does CAVU mean?
CAVU = Clear Above Visibility Unlimited. It's a term used in aviation to describe clear skies and beautiful weather. Learn more about why I chose this name in my "About" section.
Where do you purchase your fabrics?
The fabrics I use come from the following textile manufacturers:
> Spoonflower (CAVU too Designs) – www.spoonflower.com/profiles/cavutoodesigns
* All Spoonflower fabrics used in this shop feature my original designs.
> Birch Fabrics – www.birchfabrics.com
> Cloud9 Fabrics – www.cloud9fabrics.com
The one-piece bodysuits and tees I sew appliques onto, and have my designs printed on, are made by Colored Organics (www.coloredorganics.com), Royal Apparel, HAE Now, and for some of the smaller sizes, Gerber.
Can I buy fabric from you?
Not at this time, but you can purchase any of my CAVU too Designs prints on the fabric (or wallpaper, or wrapping paper!) of your choice by visiting my Spoonflower page here: www.spoonflower.com/profiles/cavutoodesigns
Organic cotton - why bother?
All of the organic cotton products in this shop are made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton. That means the cotton used to make the fabrics in for these products is grown naturally, with sustainable practices, and without herbicides or pesticides (or other harmful chemicals). Farming cotton this way helps preserve the surrounding ecosystem, conserves energy, and helps protect the health of the people in the local community. It also prevents those chemicals from being incorporated into the fabrics we use and wear.
> Learn more about GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification and what it means here: www.global-standard.org.
Why don't you separate your items into girl and boy sections?
Here at CAVU Creations, it's my belief colors shouldn't be restricted to one gender or the other. I know lots of boys who love pink and purple, and girls who adore blues and greens. Same goes for rainbows, planes, and animals. If you're looking for a specific color palette, please use the search box at the top of each page.
How do I care for my CAVU Creations?
All fabrics (except bodysuits and tees) have been pre-washed with a minimal amount of baby-friendly "free" detergent to prevent further shrinkage and remove any residue from manufacturing. Cotton interlock knit fabric has a tendency to shrink A LOT on the first washing, which is why I pre-wash the fabric before cutting. No surprise shrinkage here!
Your new items will get softer with each washing. To ensure they last their longest, be sure to wash warm or cold on the "gentle" cycle, using only phosphate-free detergent, and dry with low heat. It is recommended you wash clothing inside out to increase longevity and preserve the colors of the prints. Detailed care instructions will be included with each purchase.
When will I receive my order?
Almost everything in my shop has already been sewn and is "ready to ship." Orders for these items will ship within 1-2 business days. The only exception to that time frame is on the rare occasion when I have a processing delay. Temporary shipping updates will be noted at the very top of every page in my shop and included in your order confirmation email. Please check the announcement bar at the top of this page for any temporary adjustments to shipping time frames.
Made-to-order items (clearly stated as such in the item description), custom orders, and prints will have their own associated turnaround times, also listed in the item description or on your invoice.
All orders ship via USPS. Depending on the total weight of your order, you will be offered various shipping class options at checkout, which will include the following:
Domestic (within the U.S.)
> First Class (for orders less than 16oz) / 2-5 days, tracked
> Priority Mail (all orders) / 1-3 days, tracked
> Priority Express (all orders) / 1-2 days guaranteed, tracked
> First Class International / tracked to most destinations
> Priority Mail International / 6-10 business days, tracked to most destinations
You will receive a notification when your order ships with tracking information. If you have questions about your order delivery time frame, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
I live in or near Anacortes, can I pick up my order in person?
Absolutely! Please send a note to email@example.com before (or right after) ordering, and we'll arrange a pick up location and time (any shipping costs already paid will happily be refunded).
Do you sell in person at any local markets?
Yes! And I'd love to see you! You can find me at the Anacortes Farmers Market during the summer, and various other markets throughout the year. Please check out my Market Calendar page here for the latest list of dates.
Are your items carried in local shops?
Yes! I currently have an exclusive line of locally-themed bodysuits and tees available at Lil' Tugs Children's Boutique in Anacortes, WA. Lil' Tugs also carries my original prints.
NEW! Look for CAVU cloud and mountain bodysuits at Tender Loving Empire in Portland, OR.
I've seen that you make flannel and minky blankets, nursery pillow covers, and bunting banners. Do you still make these items, and if so, where can I find them?
Yes, while my organic cotton goods and prints are my primary focus, I do still have the above items for sale through my Etsy shop, www.cavucreations.etsy.com.
Do you have reviews of your products I can peruse?
Yes! I have been selling my items through my Etsy shop since 2013 and have many reviews there. You can find them by clicking here: Etsy Reviews