Can I visit Block Shop HQ in Los Angeles?
Yes, please do! We love having visitors stop by our bustling studio! We're in the heart of Downtown LA, in the old Spring Arts Tower. Please drop us an email to make an appointment. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our address is:
453 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Can I visit your production site in India?
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to host visitors in Bagru at this time. Printing occurs inside printers' homes, and unannounced visitors are extremely disruptive. If you do wish to experience hand block printing, there are more modern printing facilities in Sanganer, outside of Jaipur, as well as the famous Anokhi Museum. Day-long printing classes at Jai Texart will give you a great understanding of our process.
Please note: if you decide to visit Bagru on your own accord, Block Shop cannot be held accountable for your well-being.
When are you restocking kantha quilts?
We’re currently working on a line of certified organic Indian cotton baby quilts for this fall and queen and king quilts later this winter.
You sold out of the scarf I had my heart set on.
So sorry! We're probably printing a new batch this very moment and will restock soon. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram for updates on when we update our inventory.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, anywhere in the world! Please see our shipping page for full info.
Do you offer gift wrapping?
All our scarves come in hand stitched cotton pouches but we do not gift wrap. If you're giving a scarf as a gift, you can leave a note for the recipient in the "Order Notes" box when you check out. We'll handwrite the message on a Block Shop note card and will remove the invoice from the package.
Do you sell wholesale?
Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you think Block Shop might be a good fit. Tell us about your shop, your customers, and other brands you carry that you love.
Do you do custom projects?
We love collaborations and wild schemes; drop us a line.
How do I wash my Block Shop?
You do not need to wash your scarves, pillows or quilts before using them– we did it for you! All our textiles are washed with hypoallergenic soap and ironed by a professional certified organic laundry service in Los Angeles before we ship to you. When it does come time for cleaning, we recommend washing in cold water either by hand or on the gentlest cycle setting in a machine with gentle, pH-neutral soap. Please note that some natural dyes, especially indigo, will bleed the first few washings, so we recommend washing alone or with like colors. Air dry flat, iron if desired. We also recommend this if you wish to return your scarf to its original shape after continuous wear.
Will my scarf look exactly like the one I saw online?
Because of the nature of our natural dyes and the hand block printing process, color and pattern variations are to be expected and celebrated. This is why we love our product: no two textiles are exactly alike, and each scarf has been lovingly and carefully made from start to finish by an entire community of specialized artisans.
Please note that some dyes are slightly stiffer upon receipt, but will soften into the most comfortable, wearable slouch after a wearing or two.