Who we are

This website https://startmakingclothes.com (Start Making Clothes) and its content are owned and operated Shazia Begum (“Shazia”). Please read this page carefully before using this site. By using startmakingclothes.com in any way, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies, and notices contained on this page (these Terms).

Advertising Disclaimer

Google advertising cookies

Google uses cookies to help serve the ads it displays on startmakingclothes.com. These ads may be Google ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. This means that when a user visits startmakingclothes.com a cookie is dropped on the end of their browser.

How it works

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to this website.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to my users (you) based on their visit to startmakingclothes.com and/or other sites on the Internet. 
  • If you wish to opt-out of personalized advertizing then you may do so by visiting Ads Settings. Additionally, if you wish to opt-out of a third-party vendors use of cookies for personalized advertizing then you may do so by visiting www.aboutads.info

Affiliates Disclaimer

Start Making Clothes is a participant in affiliate programs with Awin and ShareASale. This is at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you happened to make a purchase. So, thank you.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email list, such as newsletter or marketing email list. We also never sell email addresses to third parties.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics technology to collect information about how you use startmakingclothes.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements. The information Google Analytics stores about are things like:

  • the pages you visit on startmakingclothes.com
  • how long you spend on each startmakingclothes.com page.
  • how you get to the site.
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy over here.


Who we share your data with

We don’t sell or share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This is done through Akismet. They collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). Akismet’s privacy policy can be found here.

Our contact information

For questions regarding your data and how we use it, you can reach us at shazia@startmakingclothes.com. You can also email us here if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on our website or to request that we delete all of your information stored on our website.

Additional information