FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I ORDER?
Custom scapulars and other items are Pre-Ordered and then handmade thereafter. Those listed as "Ready to Mail" are in stock and ready for mailing. Scapulars may be purchased by clicking on the scapular product you like and pressing ADD TO CART. If you have a custom request, we like to receive that information by email prior to your purchase so that we may answer your questions prior to pre-ordering.
Once you have placed your order, you will receive your Invoice by email within the hour. If you prefer to mail your check or money order, you may send a note ahead of time to let us know.
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE BROWN SCAPULARS TO GIVE AWAY. WHERE MAY I FIND WOOL AND SUPPLIES FOR MAKING THEM?
You may find brown wool on the internet by searching "scapular making supplies" or "scapular making kits" or "brown scapular kits - cord". You may find them also at scapular of mount Carmel (dot) com.
On a limited basis, we provide wool and cord for sale. Please send a note for availability if you are interested.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE MY SCAPULAR
Those listed as "Ready to Mail" will ship in 1 to 3 business days. All other scapulars are individually hand made for you after we receive your "Pre-Order" Completion time varies depending on the design. Scapulars without design will be completed in 7-10 business days, embroidered scapulars up to 1 - 4 weeks. If you have questions about when your scapular will be completed, please feel free to contact us in advance of pre-ordering. We do not have local pick up available. Orders are mailed upon completion.
HOW DO I MEASURE FOR STRAP LENGTH - Is there a standard length
You may give us your preferred strap length at the time of your purchase in order to customize your scapular.
Calculate the strap length by measuring from where you would like the top of the front panel to sit and over your shoulder to the top of where you would like the back panel to sit. That measurement will be the number you provide to us for making your scapular.
Straps are available in a variety of widths: 1/8 or 3/16 wide ribbon, 3/8, 5/8, 7/8 inch wide black or brown grosgrain for larger brown scapulars, and 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 inch wide cotton twill. We also make matching wool straps by special request in 1 to 3 inch widths. Rolled cord is available in black, brown, white, gold, wine, black and navy.
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE USA? Do you offer your scapulars, rosary collection or other custom products in stores or other locations?
All of our products are custom hand made to order. The Mantle Of Mary designs are first hand drawn, then special ordered. You will not find Mantle Of Mary Scapulars in stores with the exception of our website here, our Etsy Store (Mantle Of Mary). The A.V.U.N brown scapulars are made by Mantle Of Mary and sold only through the Apostoli Viae Community only and are only found in their Community store.
For International Orders, please visit our store on Etsy at MANTLEOFMARY.Etsy.com
DO YOU PROVIDE FREE SCAPULARS?
No purchase is necessary to request ONE free Mission Brown Scapular. The Mission Scapulars are single panel with single stitch prints ironed to the wool.
Send a double-stamped self address envelope for ONE Mission Scapular. We are not able to send multiple free scapulars. Please allow 4-6 weeks due to the volume of requests we receive.
Your privacy is important to us. When you provide your information to us, we will use this to communicate with you to fulfill your order and for mailing your scapular. We may also use your contact information should you need assistance with a custom or group order.
WHAT TYPE OF SCAPULARS CORDS DO YOU OFFER?
We offer the dark brown polyester middy braid for most of our scapulars. This strap is 3/16 inch wide. The rolled cord (also known as "RT" cord is available on a limited bases. The "RT" cord does not hold up as long as the 3/16 wide polyester middy braid. We offer black and dark brown polyester grosgrain in various widths and a very sturdy black coreless paracord with zero inner strands. We make custom matching wool straps for larger brown, white and black scapulars. White cotton twill is available for white wool scapulars on a limited basis. By special order and additional cost, we offer hand dyed cotton twill.
What Fiber or Material Do You Use to Make Scapulars?
Is It Okay To Wash in Washing Machine?
We make our scapulars with 100 % woven wool. We do not use felt or boiled wool. We do not make custom scapulars with cotton or polyester. We offer brown, black and white wool scapulars.
We clean our Woven Wool Scapulars in the following manner:
Cleaning your Woven Wool Scapular (Small Scapulars only; Larger Scapulars must be dry-cleaned)
Use a gentle soap with little or no bubbles. We use lanolin soap for wool.
Fill a washbasin with enough lukewarm water to cover your wool scapular. Add a little diluted wool soap to your basin.
Submerge your wool scapular in the basin gently. Do not agitate too much to avoid felting your wool scapular.
Soak 5-15 minutes.
Remove the wool scapular from the water and pour out the water. Add fresh lukewarm water to the basin. Gently submerge the wool scapular again and then remove. Do not wring out or twist the scapular.
Lay the wool scapular flat on a clean towel and gently press the water out.
If you like, press out the wool scapular using your fingers toward the edges of the wool scapular to reshape.
Let dry. A lint brush is helpful to remove dust or lint after your scapular is dry.
Returns, Refunds, Adjustments
It is important to us that you are very happy with your custom made scapular. If your scapular is not what you had expected, please send a note to us within 3 business days to make arrangement for an adjustment, refund or remake. We are able to accept your returned scapular if they have not been worn.
Should you like adjustments or a remake of your scapular, please contact us first for costs. We will ask that you return your scapular along with the package materials if available and provide any notes that you would like us to know inside your return package once we have made those arrangements with you. Alteration costs may apply for remake.
The Item I would like is Out of Stock, May I Pre-Order that Same Item
If you would like to have made a Rosary, Banner or Scapular that is currently showing "Out of Stock" you may send a request for this design through the "Contact Page".