General Terms and Conditions of Sale for Individuals

The website (© Copyright 2010) is the property of EURL République Du Chiffon.

Please note that RDC sewing pattern designs are registered designs and sold to you exclusively for private use. Any public use of these pattern designs, any reproduction, representation, adaptation and/or exploitation, in any manner or form, is strictly forbidden without prior permission of EURL République Du Chiffon.

It is therefore strictly forbidden to sell products made from République Du Chiffon patterns without agreement or contract.

Any texts, illustrations and images reproduced on the website are reserved on the grounds of copyright as well as on the grounds of intellectual property. In accordance with the intellectual property code, only private use is authorised. Any use outside of private use constitutes an act of counterfeit and will be punished by articles 425 et seq. of the Penal Code.

The client, before his/her order, declares that the acquisition of these products is without direct relationship with his/her professional activity, their acquisition being reserved for a personal use on his/her part.

As a consumer, the client thus has specific rights, which would be called into question should the products or services acquired within the framework of the online sale actually have any connection with his/her professional activity.

These general terms and conditions of sale are concluded between:

EURL République Du Chiffon, hereinafter referred to as “the seller”; and any natural or legal person, hereinafter referred to as “the buyer”, who places and order on the website

These general terms and conditions of sale govern the contractual relationships between the seller and the buyer.

Before any order, the buyer is invited to consult these general terms and conditions of sale (available on the website).

Placing an order tacitly implies their full acceptance, without reservation. Any failure by the company to comply with one of its obligations, mentioned in these general terms and conditions of sale, shall not, under any circumstances, be construed by the buyer as a renunciation of the general terms and conditions of sale.

The said conditions are subject to changes without notice. Applicable are the general terms and conditions of sale valid at the time the order is placed.

Characteristics of the products

The company strives to provide as much detail as possible about the presented products. The pictures of the products on the website are non-contractual; they are as accurate as possible but the company cannot ensure complete similarity with the ordered product (depending on the lighting during the shooting but also on the screen resolution and monitor calibration of each individual computer, the colour shades and the rendering of materials may differ and are not guaranteed). In no event can the buyer hold the seller responsible of this.


Prices indicated on the website are in euros including VAT.

An electronic invoice is available via Paypal.

The website “République Du Chiffon” reserves the right to change its prices at any time, on the understanding that the price listed on the website on the day of the order will be the only one applicable to the buyer.

Payment and payment method

Payments are made directly through Paypal by credit card or paypal account if the buyer has one. Payment options by check or bank wire are also possible with a longer processing time.


Downloadable products are delivered through web links to the corresponding files. These links are available within minutes of the payment for the order, via an email received at the address of the buyer registered on the website at the time of order.

The subject of the email is “ Le produit que vous avez acheté est prêt à être téléchargé ” and is sent by “République Du Chiffon”. 

These links are temporary. They work for 5 downloads until 60 days after the receipt of payment. In case of dysfunction, it is possible to receive another download link within 60 days of your purchase and by expressly requesting it at the following address:

Any other product (printed paper sewing patterns and ready-to-wear clothing) can only be dispatched if bought on the website At receipt of payment, the order is sent by La Poste (lettre verte, lettre suivie or collissimo) within 8 working days unless otherwise specified on the website when the order is placed. We strive to meet this deadline, however, in case of delay, we commit ourselves to notifying the buyer via email (address registered on the website at the time of order). This type of delay may not in any case lead to a cancellation of the order, a tariff reduction or liquidated damages. We will not be liable for longer delivery times because of the carrier, such as in the case of a strike or loss of the goods.

Our printed paper patterns are deliverable in France and worldwide.

The ready-to-wear clothing is deliverable in mainland France only.

Shipping fees depend on the weight, on the destination of the goods and on the prices charged by La Poste at the time of order.


The right of revocation doesn’t apply to digital products downloadable directly from the websites.

The buyer of a downloadable product agrees to check the state of his/her internet connection and its ability to download the product. A bad internet connection of the buyer making it impossible to download the product cannot in any case be imputable to the seller and cannot constitute a reason for revocation.

As far as printed paper patterns and ready-to-wear clothing are concerned, the buyer has a period of 14 clear days to return, at his/her expense, the products that do not suit him/her provided that they do not show any signs of use or opening for the printed paper patterns. This period starts from the date of receipt of the order. After making a request by email, the buyer returns the product in its original packaging by registered mail to the following address: République Du Chiffon, 120 rue Mirabeau 59120 LOOS. If the products are intact and in perfect condition for resale, the buyer will be offered an exchange or a refund.

Protection of personal data

All of your personal data will be used strictly to process your orders and will never be shared with a third party. By virtue of law n° 78-17 of January 6th 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties, you have the right to rectify, to access, to modify and to delete the communicated data.


These terms and conditions are governed by French law. Any dispute between the company and the buyer shall be submitted to the competent court.