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What payments do you accept? -We accept domestic and international Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards.
Can handmade products be customized?
Sometimes, yes! Email us at email@example.com with the 1) designer name, 2) style name, and 3) your customization request. We will check with the designer and let you know.
Do you ship internationally?
-We do ship internationally. Please email us for inquiries.
Can I add an item, change, or cancel my order?
-We are unable to cancel or modify orders once they have been submitted. If you email us right away, we may be able to catch the package before it leaves the store.
When will my return be processed?
- Returns are generally processed within 5 business days from when we receive your package. Processing times may be longer during holidays, You'll receive an email as soon as your return is processed.
It's been longer than 30 days. Can I return my order?
-We are unable to accept returns beyond the 30 day deadline.
Can I special order a sold out item? - Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the 1) designer name, 2) style name, and 3) color/size information. We'll let you know if we are expecting a reorder of the style or if we are able to special order it.
Can I include a personal note in my order?
- Yes, we can include your personal note - all you have to do is leave your note at checkout. We'll send a handwritten note within your gift.
Is there a brick and mortar store to visit?
- Yes! We are located at 255 14th Street Astoria, Oregon
What inspired the name Maiden Astoria?
-Maiden Astoria is inspired by all the ladies/maidens of Astoria, Oregon.
Our team processes orders within 24-96 hours. We are working on our speed! Delivery times are based from the day your order ships, not always the day your order is placed.
Orders are shipped during business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Order accordingly for Holiday shipping :)
You will receive an email notification as soon as your package is in on the way! Please keep an eye on your spam filters to ensure you receive all our emails.
Are you a Maiden?
The dictionary defines a maiden as a girl or young woman, calling out that it’s often specifically an unmarried one. As an adjective, a Maiden is being or involving the first attempt or act of its kind, “the ship’s maiden voyage”.
I prefer a definition that is a loose combination of both, and then some!
As Maidens we are anything but ordinary and together we are as powerful as the sea itself.
Maidens of the Pacific is not a mass manufactured apparel and goods company. Everything I create is an extension of myself and a thoughtful expression of who I am – as a woman, surfer, crafter, maker, artist, activist, and environmentalist. All of my graphics are hand drawn and hand screened by me in my studio in Astoria, Oregon. All Maidens of the Pacific apparel is made in the USA and I make efforts to source locally to cut down on my carbon footprint.
My drawings come from my experiences in nature and my love for being outdoors. They find their way on to my apparel, patches, scarves, towels, bags and anything else my tribe might find useful. Useful! Fellow Maidens know the value of the products they purchase and consciously and with intention put their money where their heart is. Minimalists at heart, we support local artists and makers that create useful art, that combined makes us feel good and serves a purpose. If I have to wear clothes, I want them to be a reminder to Live. Laugh. Create!
I hope Maidens of the Pacific’s products make you feel alive, ready to live life to its fullest and enjoy your experience here on earth. My wish is that they encourage you to find joy and humor in the everyday – gently nudging us to keep it light and silly when possible, and to remember to make and share our creations. I create for many reasons, but mainly and most simply, because I can’t do anything else. It’s who I am at my core and my most authentic self.
So, are you a Maiden?
You are a lover of nature and with a deep respect for mother earth. You explore her beauty and stand in awe of her magic.
You draw inspiration from helping others, serving your community and taking care of your local open spaces.
You choose the products you purchase carefully and mindfully and support fellow makers.
You explore life like a new trail – carefully observing and joyfully taking it all in.
Sara Knighton is an artist and maker living in Astoria, Oregon. She has called Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon home. A self-taught surfer and Coast Guard Veteran, she has found her happiness making in the Pacific Northwest.