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Claro-Creations came about from a need to create outfits for myself, as I am not a standard size or shape! I was in the fortunate position to be able to add to my skills by calling on the expertise of family members, who between them have decades of experience in fine tailoring and dress making.
Soon I had requests to do likewise for friends and clients. It seems there are a lot of us who are not “standard”! In addition, it’s rare to find off-the-peg items in the right fabric, colour, style or fit. Sometimes, it’s just lovely to have something unique and personal designed and made just for you. Over time this developed into the business it is today.
The name of the business “Claro” is a combination of my first name, Claire and my husbands’, Roland. I work from my little studio in Devon where I make everything from start to finish including design, sourcing materials and constructing all my lovely creations. I am very lucky to be able to do what I love.
The necessary bits . . .
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas. I can advise you on fabrics, designs and pricing.
If you decide to go ahead I can then finalise the design, fabrics, colours, pricing and also arrange to get measurements. We can also work on any adjustments to achieve the most flattering look and fit for you.
Cost and Payment
Each creation is unique and made from scratch. I don’t hold any stock. A deposit of 25% is required to secure your order and fix your time-slot for construction. The deposit is non-refundable, as it’s used to offset the cost of purchasing your materials.
The price will vary depending on the complexity of the design, size, type of fabric and any special finishes or embellishments. Once everything has been agreed, I will send you a fixed quote and completion date.
If it helps, payments can be made in instalments during the construction phase. Full payment must be made on completion of your Claro Creation.
If you require changes to the original specification, however small, please contact me ASAP as it could affect the order of construction . Please note, any changes could incur additional charges. The charges will be discussed and agreed upon before proceeding.
Fabrics and Materials
Whenever possible, fabrics & materials are sourced from my regular local suppliers. Materials usually take 2 - 6 weeks to be delivered to me.
The availability and delivery of any material are out of my control. From experience it is advisable to pay your deposit as soon as you have made your choice, so that I can order all the materials well in advance. This will ensure that the correct quantity and quality of fabric and materials are delivered to me in good time. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that your choice of fabric will be available at a future date.
If you have any questions, please contact me.