Why the name Skinny laMinx?
Skinny laMinx started in 2008 when Heather Moore could no longer contain her enthusiasm for pattern and colour.
She began designing and hand printing products in a small studio, and gave the business the nickname of her skinny little Siamese cat Monkey.
See more on our About page.
Where do we make everything?
All our fabrics are professionally screenprinted by our print partners at Imaterial Textiles, using waterbased inks on 100% cotton basecloth.
Our products are stitched by our seamstress team in our Cape Town studio, and quality checked by our QC team.
Come and visit us! We’re at 16a Buiten Street in central Cape Town.
Will the colours fade?
Our fabrics are screen-printed with pigment inks. Eventually, all screenprinted fabrics will fade with extensive washing, or if left in harsh sunlight.
To extend the life of your products, turn them inside-out before washing.Use cold water and mild detergent. Line dry, do not tumble dry or dry clean.
Possible shrinkage: 5%
Can I get my order gift-wrapped?
All our orders are sent out beautifully wrapped in tissue and brown paper, ready to be given as a gift to someone special… or just to yourself!
If you’d prefer no invoice in your parcel, please mention this at checkout.
Orders within Cape Town are sent by courier at a flat rate of R100. Orders within South Africa are sent by courier at a flat rate of R150.
Free delivery on orders over R1500 in value.
Expect delivery within 5-7 business days, excluding Public Holidays.
International orders are shipped from South Africa by FedEx. Expect delivery within 5-7 business days, excluding Public Holidays.
We offer flat rates based on weight categories for international shipping:
Orders under 3kg’s / 6.6 Pounds
Flat Rate: USA $16 / UK £12 / Euro €13
Orders between 3-5kg’s / 6.6 – 11 Pounds
Flat Rate: USA $42 / UK £32 / Euro €34
Orders over 5kg’s / 11 Pounds – Flat Rate:
USA $63 / UK £48 / Euro €50
NOTE: Some countries may add import taxes and VAT, and these costs will be for the customer’s account. Skinny laMinx is not responsible for any additional costs accrued from custom taxation or abandoned packages. International vendors must agree to these terms when placing orders.
If an order doesn’t arrive with the buyer within 30 working days of sending (barring extraordinary delays due to problems at Customs, postage strikes, extreme weather or political events), we will re-send a replacement. This will happen one time only. After that, it’s a loss for both of us, and we’ll just have to jointly curse the Fates.
Returns & refunds
If you change your mind about your purchase, you can return it within 30 days of the purchase date. If it is still in the condition in which we sent it, we’ll give you a refund on your purchase. Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable.
NB: Before returning an item, please email us to let us know what you plan to do.
If the item you received is damaged, or somehow unsatisfactory, please get in touch with a clear photograph of the problem. Any damaged goods supplied by us will be replaced.