Why doesn't my item ship out as soon as
I order it?
All of the items listed in the Apple &
Ivy store are handmade and made to order. We do not have product
inventory, everything is made to your order specs. It takes time for
us to create your order. We really love our work and take pride in
the handmade goods we create. We put creativity, love, time and care
into every item we make. We do understand some orders are needed
quickly, so we do offer a rush service.
Are all of your items handmade?
Yes all of our items are handmade by
Rebecca H. Wilding. To see an example of how an item is made at
Apple & Ivy please see our “Handmade” page by clicking here.
Are your items made in the USA?
Yes all of our items are handmade in
the USA, more specifically in Winter Park, Florida.
Can I come visit the Apple & Ivy
We are sorry but the Apple & Ivy
studio is private and closed to the public. However, you can see
inside the Apple & Ivy studio by clicking here.
Can I order samples of the fabric?
Yes we offer a free sample service to
ensure the fabrics you see in our store match you needs. If you
would like to order a fabric swatch please click here.
Where do you get your fabrics?
The fabrics used to create our items
come from all over the world. Majority of our silk fabrics come from
What forms of payment do you accept?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard,
American Express, Discover, or regular account payments all through
How secure is the webshop?
This store uses PayPal for payments,
and PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in
transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer
protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest
level commercially available).
Do I need a PayPal account to buy?
No, you don't need to have a PayPal
account to purchase from this store, although if you already have a
PayPal account you may use it.
Once my order ships, how long will it
take to be delivered?
Shipments within the United States
usually arrive within 3 business days. To Canada it can be from 7-10
days. For all other areas the shipping time can vary from 7 to 12
days. For international shipping, please be aware that it is not
uncommon for packages to be held in customs within your own country
for several days and on some occasions weeks for processing. That is
beyond our control and shipping time also depends on your countries
international security concerns and the levels of threat the
receiving country may be experiencing. So please allow up to 30 days
for arrival in the worst case scenario. Having said that, most of our
packages arrive at their destination in a timely manner.
How long does it take for me to get a response from an email I sent?
The typical response time for an email or voicemail response is around 24 to 48 hours. I try my best to respond as soon as possible to inquires. I receive hundreds of emails and phone calls in one day and want to give each one the attention they deserve.
How are your products packaged?
Apple & Ivy products are packaged
in a professional manner to ensure they get to you safely and so they
are perfect to give as gifts (or keep for yourself).
I am not sure what size necktie or bow
tie to order?
At Apple & Ivy we offer several
different sizes for our neckties and bow ties. For size information
please refer to our size chart by clicking here.
How do I tie a freestyle bow tie?
For instructions on how to tie a
freestyle bow tie, please click here.
How do I adjust the neck size on the
pre-tied necktie or bow tie?
Our pre-tied neckties and bow ties are
easy to adjust for the perfect fit. Please click here to see how to
adjust the neck size.
How do you adjust the belts on the
Our suspenders use traditional suspender slides and clasps. To see how to use the slides and clasps, please click here.
How do I clean my silk necktie or bow
Our silk ties can either be spot
cleaned or dry cleaned. They can be spot cleaned with Dryel cleaner
which is safe to use on silk fabric. Or they can be taken to a dry
cleaning service provider.
How do I clean my non-silk necktie or
Our cotton, tweed or poly blend ties
can be spot cleaned or machine washed on gentle. They can be spot
cleaned with Dryel cleaner or with a Tide pen. Or they can be
machine washed on gentle and then line dried. Please note that the
tie may need to be iron pressed after washing due to some wrinkling
that may occur.
How do I clean my Apple & Ivy
Our clothing items can either be
machine washed, hand washed or dry cleaned. The more delicate
dresses would do best to be either hand washed or dry cleaned. All
of our clothing items are handmade and do require gentle cleaning so
either the hand wash or delicate cycle should be used when machine
washed. It is advised not to use a heated dryer on our clothing
items but you can do so if you use the delicate cycle. Line drying
is the preferred method.