I recently ordered one of my own designs from my Society6 shop while it was on sale + worldwide free shipping. Yesterday, my “Berber Teatime” Throw Pillow arrived in my mailbox! I wanted to check the quality of this print-on-demand website, and to see what my designs looked like in real life. And I must say I couldn’t be happier!
When my package arrived, I couldn’t believe how vibrant and crisp the colors of the print were on this 16×16″ pillow case. Made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, it truly is “a stylish statement that will liven up any room,” according to the product description.
Packaging & Presentation
The packaging is simple and minimalist, but I could tell the person who put the order together had great attention to detail. Not messy at all! I’m saying this because I have made a few purchases in the past from another online service, and the packaging looked a bit sloppy, like it was thrown together in a hurry.
I’m very pleased with the quality of the print, as well as the look and feel of the pillow. It looks very well-made, with strong stitching, and the material used is actually thick, but soft.
My husband could instantly tell that the pillow case was “individually cut and sewn by hand,” as described on the website. The pillow cover also features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed, nice-looking zipper.
In the above picture you can see what the design looks like on the website.
Just bear in mind that the other pictures I took for this post are photo-edited, and that’s why the colors look a bit brighter than the website’s photo. However, in real life the actual product looks pretty close to the website’s image (and of course colors may vary from one monitor to the other). In real life, the colors are much, much better than I have ever imagined. I guess I have gotten used to a certain look and feel owing to the fact I live a few blocks away from a print-on-demand T-shirt and tote bag shop – whose colors are often unappetizing and washed out. But the Society6 colors are just fantastic, very rich and well pigmented.
Excellent Customer Service
When I first made my order, the courier service tasked with shipping my pillow lost the package. So I filled out the form on Society6 to inform their customer service about the delay in package arrival. Not only did their customer service succeed to respond promptly, but they were also extremely polite, very empathetic, and ended up sending me another pillow case, which arrived yesterday.
The Story Behind MY “Berber Teatime” Design
Many years ago, I met a Berber lady during one of my visits to the UK. With her son being a university admin, she came all the way from North Africa to see him, carrying her colorful personality and her love for storytelling along the way. She donned a pretty colorful outfit and cooked couscous and lots of delicious patisseries from family recipes handed down to her from her mother and grandmother. I spent a whole day with her, and because of her I developed such deep fondness of the vintage Moroccan, Tunisian and Berber traditions. This hand-illustrated Berber-inspired teapot and teacup are in her honor, and are hand-illustrated by Yaansoon.
I hope you found some useful insights in today’s product review. I look forward to seeing you all soon with another post!
Image Credits: All photos are by Yaansoon, except for image no. 4, which is taken from this page on Society6.