Give Back With Yana Dee
Give Back With Yana Dee
Give Back With Yana Dee
Give Back With Yana Dee

Give Back With Yana Dee

Regular price $20.00 $500.00

Help spread cheer in our community this holiday season! Give a handmade gift to those who could use some extra love.

We invite you to join the Yana Dee team in giving to the staff and families served by Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan. We will match every contribution, doubling the value to create gift bags of heartwarming, handmade goods made by us. Examples of gifts include hats, scarves, blankets, robes, and cozy things to wear for all ages. 

Why we are giving through CFS

Yana's family has a strong connection to CFS. In early 2019, her & her husband became licensed foster parents, and immediately received a placement for James and Rachel, then 3 months and 18 months old. Over two years later, they adopted the pair. Working with CFS opened their hearts and minds to the needs families and special children face in our community, as well as the challenges the CFS staff face to meet those needs. If you would like to read more about Yana's personal journey with CFS, click here.

How it works

To give back with Yana Dee, simply select a "Gift Amount", add it to your cart, and check out. It's that simple! Your contribution remains anonymous, and is not tax exempt. We will match your gift dollar-for dollar, so your $500 gift turns into $1000 worth of Yana Dee items! Larger contributions will be distributed to multiple gift recipients; smaller amounts may be combined to give more valuable gifts. We will work directly with CFS to identify who will receive gifts, and what specific Yana Dee products will best serve them. The last day to join us in this round of gift-giving is December 20, 2022.

Why the gift matters

The excess of low quality goods in our economy is never more apparent than it is during the Christmas shopping season. Well before Thanksgiving, most big name retailers are advertising "pre-black-Friday sales!" because they plan to overproduce & waste. While this is normal, it comes at a real cost to our communities, our health, and our planet. We can tell ourselves "it's the thought that counts", but when we are truly thoughtful about the gifts we give, it becomes clear that it is better to give gifts that were made with love.

With your support, we are giving gifts that were made by our team with love. We feel fulfilled by making meaningful, beautiful items; we put care into everything that leaves our studio. It is our sincere hope that gift recipients will feel this love and care that is so needed in our communities.

Thank you for giving back with us!

(Scroll down for information about kids sizes and accessory sizes.)
Contact us before ordering for personalized sizing advice. 

Adult Sizes

Every body changes with time, and you will find that most Yana Dee clothing is way more versatile that what you are used to. These clothes will still fit well, even as you gain or lose a few pounds. Stretchy waistbands, wrap or faux-wrap styles, and contoured patterns help Yana Dee designs easily fit many different bodies, throughout life changes. 

Pro Tips on Adult Size Selection

  • Use your measurements, in inches, to find your Yana Dee size. It doesn't matter what your bra size is, or what size you wear in other brands.
  • Only pay attention to the measurements that are relevant to the item you are considering. For example, don't worry about your bust measurement when ordering a skirt. 
  • Wrap, faux-wrap, and circle skirts and dresses can accommodate just about any hip or stomach measurement (including maternity).

Stock Adult Sizes: Additional Information

Stock Yana Dee clothing is ready to ship from our store in Traverse City. Yana Dee sizes are typically generous and versatile. If you "usually" wear a size XL, for example a size M/L or L will likely work for you for many items. The more "fitted" a Yana Dee item is designed to be, the more sizes we offer in stock. Bras, underwear, and many leggings are stocked in sizes XS-XL. Looser fit, wrap, and flowing items are usually available in size S/M and M/L. Moderately fitted items are usually available in size S, M, and L. We do our best to keep our size consistent from product to product, but the truth is, different styles fit differently. You are encouraged to contact us before ordering to learn more about how a particular design fits in each size. We have all the products and a measuring tape right in front of us, so we can figure out together if the item you are looking at on our website will work for you in person. .

Custom Adult Sizes

Some Yana Dee products are "Custom Made". This means the item doesn't exist until you order it! Even if you order a standard size, Yana will pull down the bolt of fabric in the color you choose, and cut out your dress, top, or skirt, just for you. This gives you a unique opportunity to have your clothing item made just the way you like it, to your unique proportions. Instead of picking a standard size, you might as well get out a measuring tape and provide your exact measurements! We can also add up to 4" to the length of most pieces free of charge, and are happy to take inches off as well. Maybe you have longer than average arms. Maybe you have a shorter torso and longer legs. Maybe you like your tops with extra waist coverage. Whatever your adjustment is, just leave a note to the item before you add it to your shopping cart. Always send a message before ordering if you have questions about adjustments!

Kid Sizes

Age graded sizing

Yana Dee kids sizes are based on age, and do not have a correlation to the "T" other brand use. Just like adult clothing, kids sizes are generous and versatile. Many kids items have more specific measurements right on the product page, to help you size appropriately.

  • 0-6 Months: Select kids items are available in this small size. Very small people pants.
  • 6-18 Months: Our smallest dress size, this may fit anywhere from 2 months up to 2 years or so. 
  • 1-2 Years: Many smaller people still wear this size at age 3.
  • 3-5 Years: The most popular size, this dress fits lots of kids!
  • 6-8 Years: Likely to work for slightly younger or older kids too.
  • Juniors: The largest "kid" size. Many XS/Petite adults have found lovely dresses from this department! When the Junior size is too small, it's time to start shopping in the adult department. 

Accessory Sizes

Unless otherwise specified, accessories are "one size fits most adults."

We usually put at least one measurement in each accessory product listing, to give you an approximate idea of how big the item is.

Some accessories (like hats) are recommended for either babies, kids, or adults. If a product is designed for a specific age demographic, this information will be in product title, just above the product price.

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