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Kunstateliers Slabbinck nv
050 / 31 25 57
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Frequently asked questions

Sales conditions
Is the VAT (value added tax) included in these prices?
2016-01-14 13:31:22 by anonymous

Yes, for European countries, all our pricess are VAT included. For the USA, local sales may apply.

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How much are the shipping and handling costs?
2016-01-14 13:31:52 by anonymous

In the USA, shipping and handling is free of charge for orders over $125 placed on the website. For other countries, shipping costs will be announced during when checking-out but before the order is final.

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How much are the administrative costs?
2010-08-19 12:06:13 by anonymous

For small orders under €40.00, we are forced to charge a supplement of €5.00.

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Would I be able to be billed so that I may pay off the invoice?
2014-05-20 10:04:32 by anonymous

Yes, during the check-out procedure, you will be asked how you wish to pay the order. You can either pay with credit card, but you can also  choose to pay off the invoice of the dealer. In that case, our local dealer will contact you first before the order is put into production.

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Please suggest an Alb that will be for summer months. Is polyester the coolest material ? Which drapes the best?
2013-11-26 14:54:32 by anonymous

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "perfect fabric", it is always a compromise between "wrinkle", "heat" and "easy care". We have a made chart where we place the fabric on two axes: "warm/cool" "wrinkles more/ less" :

Alb fabrics chart
Ultimately, it is a matter of personal taste. Most of of dealers carry our albs in stock and all have fabric samples for you to feel. If you can not visit our dealers, you can also request small fabric samples.

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How do I remove wax stains from my altar cloth? How do I take care of the fabric?
2018-02-22 12:39:01 by anonymous

Remove excess wax, then press with iron between layers of tissue to absorb the melted wax. Launder as usual.
For more information on fabric care and stain removals, please download our fabric care brochure.  (PDF 1013Kb).
TIP: You can also use EZ-Task wax remover, ideal for removing candle grease (wax) stains from textile.

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How does one measure the length of an alb?
2014-06-02 10:17:39 by anonymous

We measure the length of an alb (A-B) itself, not of the person: from the top of the vertebra to the top of the shoe (about 12"/30 cm less then the person's total height).

Albs can be made to measure at a supplement. In order to do so, one must dowload and fill in the the sizing chart.

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Looking at your albs on-line, I do not see a poly/cotton mix. Have you discontinued that?
2012-01-17 10:02:55 by anonymous We do not have poly/cotton fabrics, but we do carry fabrics that contain polyester for ease-of-use.

Here is a list of the composition of the fabrics:
- Brugia (92) : 100% wool
- Greco (77) : 70% polyester, 30% viscose
- Jersey (53) : 100% polyester
- Leo (70) : 90% polyester, 10% flax
- Livorno (20) : 55% polyestery, 45% wool
- Malta (66) : 70% polyester, 30% viscose
- Pius (54) :  100% polyester
- Prisma (26) : 55% polyester, 45% wool
- Ravenna (87) : 70% polyester, 30% viscose
- Terlenka (61) : 70% polyester, 30% viscose
- Vaticano (67) : 70% polyester, 30% viscose
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How does one pronounce your name, "Slabbinck"?
2013-12-03 14:41:06 by anonymous

The pronunciation of our name is "SLAH-bink".

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What is the fabric Trevira made of?
2016-02-23 09:07:20 by anonymous

Trevira CS is a mand-made fibre, developped by Trevira GmbH. It was developped for curtains, that is why it is fire retardant, but the Trevira GmbH has agreed to weave exclusive fabrics designed by Dirk Slabbinck for our company. The fact that the fabric is fire-retardant is a welcome side-effect in case the priest gets too close to burning candles…


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Do you custom alter vestments, and in particular stoles?
2016-03-31 12:28:36 by anonymous

As all our vestments are made piece per piece in our workhop in Brugge, it is perfectly possible to adapt the length of our stoles to fit you, design permitting. There is no extra cost for doing that.

Normally, a stole in a style 25 which is 145 cm or 57" long in total, and a style 38 is 155 cm or 61" long in total, including the capuche when folded. The effective front drop of stole, on the outer edge is about 120 cm or 47 1/4".

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How long is the delivery time?
2016-05-02 12:06:57 by anonymous

Items that we have in stock ship within 2 working days, textile items that are not in stock take about 3-4 weeks. You can check the availability on our website. You can also limit the offering on our website, to just the articles that we have in stock, by turning on the "express shop" button.

We have daily shipments with UPS to the US. Shipping time itself is about 2-3 days.

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info dealerKunstateliers Slabbinck nv | L. Bauwensstraat 18 B - 8200 Sint-Andries (Brugge) - Tel. : 050 / 31 25 57 - F. : 050 / 31 83 58 -