About Argaman&Defiance

Argaman & Defiance (A&D) creates 100% silk scarves naturally dyed by hand in our studio located in Chicago, Illinois. We only use natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.I get asked a lot where I came up with such an interesting name for my little business. So here it is... the surprisingly simple story of Argaman & Defiance. My first name, Lydia means 'the maker of purple dye'. That purple dye was described as Argaman, which translates from Hebrew as crimson. Growing up, my grandparent’s home was in Defiance, Missouri located near a popular Missouri nature preserve, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. This is the place where I spent a good portion of my childhood learning, discovering, nature, which had a great impact on my artwork and designs. Although we are a young company, our presence in Chicago has been greatly received since our establishment in 2009. Most recently, A&D was highlighted in Chicago Magazines's "Holiday Gift Guide"! Our efforts are not just limited to Chicago. A donated gift basket of A&D merchandise (valued at $100) will be auctioned this spring with all proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) during their Kansas City Gala. We have also participated in Dose Market, Gold Coast Art Fair, Pilson Art Walk. Thank you for taking the time to look at the A&D collection.Keep In TouchWebsite - "http://www.argamandefiance.com" Facebook - "https://www.facebook.com/argamandefiance"Instagram - "http://instagram.com/lydia_argamandefiance"Pinterest - "http://www.pinterest.com/argamandefiance/"

PAYMENTS:A&D accepts PayPal or you can pay with credit card by contacting Argman & Defiance directly. SHIPPING:All domestic items within the U.S. ship USPS mail, with delivery confirmation via email when your order ships. Delivery confirmation is included in all US orders, which allows both of us to track your order from the time we ship it to the time it reaches you. Argaman&Defiance is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. If the postal service shows your item was delivered and you did not receive it, Argaman & Defiance is not responsible. Please note - our scarves are made to order. Typical turn around time is within 1-2 weeks after purchase (usually sooner!) Priority mail is available for an additional charge, please contact me if you would like to purchase an upgrade to priority mail and get your item faster. RUSH ORDERS:Rush orders are accepted but please contact Argaman&Defiance prior to purchasing to ensure that we can meet your order needs. This rush order will only move your order to the top of my make list, if you wish for it to ship sooner, you also need to purchase priority mail upgrade as well. Our rush order fee is a minimum of $10.00, depending on order size. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:Please understand that international mail takes TIME. Once the item ships from our studio in Chicago, Argaman&Defiance is no longer responsible. International orders are subject to customs and handling fees that are determined by the country in which you live. BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AND ALL SUCH FEES. REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES:Customer satisfaction is my ultimate goal. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, please contact Argaman&Defiance so we can make things right within 5 days of receiving your item. A&D will only accept returns on items that unused, unwore, and unwashed and in original packaging. A&D will work with you to either offer an exchange of equal or greater. Unfortunately, no shipping charges can be refunded or reimbursed unless return is due to a mistake on the part of Argaman&Defiance.ADDITIONAL INFO Slight variations in color, and surface design will occur in each piece, which is in the nature of natural dyes and handmade tasks. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.