At Balodana, they believe the solution to modern-day clothing woes is custom built and made-to-measure clothing tailored to fit your exact shape. It didn’t exist in a warehouse somewhere before you ordered it.
We are thrilled to have Balodana return to the Oak Brook Artisan Market at Oakbrook Center on Sat & Sun, Oct 5-6, 2019. This 2-day outdoor market showcases the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods + art.
Balodana is for women who demand stylish clothing that fits both their bodies and their personalities, and who care about the long-term effects of fast fashion on the environment.
How it works:
1.) Shopping – Browse made-to-measure fashions and collections to find the perfect items for you. Balodana’s designer partners operate independently, but they bring it all together into a unified shopping experience for you.
2.) Measuring – Custom clothing fits best when you provide accurate body measurements. A professional measurement session is recommended for the full Balodana experience.
3.) Worrying – No worrying! Their Happiness Guarantee ensures you’ll be overjoyed with your purchase. (Did you know that the fit satisfaction rate for custom-made clothing is actually higher than typical online shopping?)
4.) Timing – Garments may take 1-3 weeks for creation and shipping, depending on the complexity of the garment. Please remember: this is not fast fashion, it’s completely made-to-measure and made-to-order, meaning that a brand new article of clothing is created from scratch exactly to fit you!
Balodana is an online marketplace that helps small custom clothing makers from around the world reach US women customers. Launched about a year ago, they are thrilled to be the first online “department store” that has entirely custom, made-to-measure clothing for women. From underwear to evening wear, 100% of their garments are made on-demand, precisely to your body measurements, so they’re more sustainable and guaranteed to fit. At this time, they represent 16 designer-makers, hailing from Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Zurich, Canada, India, Israel, UK and USA.
Before Balodana’s founding, reports emerged about the significant environmental damage being wrought by the fast fashion industry, which creates mountains of overproduction waste and chemical impacts to water and land. (Not to mention, the labor practices of the garment industry frequently injure or even kill workers.) Balodana aimed to change this by outsourcing the designs to small-batch manufacturers who value quality over quantity.