Cachiko

Bespoke Picture Frames Crafted On Bamboo Wood

Melbourne, Victoria On Etsy since 2016

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Cachiko

Bespoke Picture Frames Crafted On Bamboo Wood

Melbourne, Victoria | 695 Sales

Announcement    IMPORTANT: We are open for business but processing time is between 3-4 weeks plus delivery. Due to the Covid-19 crisis (scam!) my life has turned upside down and my time is very limited for making my adorable frames. Thank you for your understanding.

Bespoke picture frames crafted on real bamboo wood. The artwork is deeply engraved and laser cut to create a memory to last a lifetime.

All our frames are designed, individually and carefully crafted, laser cut and engraved in our small studio in Melbourne. It is important to note that our frames are made of natural bamboo and they will have some minor imperfections that make them very unique and special.

Before ordering PLEASE READ SHIPPING OPTIONS in More/FAQ section or scroll down to the bottom of this page for delivery time-frames and policies to Australian and international orders.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our shop.
Cheers
Jaime

Announcement

Last updated on 21 Sep, 2020

IMPORTANT: We are open for business but processing time is between 3-4 weeks plus delivery. Due to the Covid-19 crisis (scam!) my life has turned upside down and my time is very limited for making my adorable frames. Thank you for your understanding.

Bespoke picture frames crafted on real bamboo wood. The artwork is deeply engraved and laser cut to create a memory to last a lifetime.

All our frames are designed, individually and carefully crafted, laser cut and engraved in our small studio in Melbourne. It is important to note that our frames are made of natural bamboo and they will have some minor imperfections that make them very unique and special.

Before ordering PLEASE READ SHIPPING OPTIONS in More/FAQ section or scroll down to the bottom of this page for delivery time-frames and policies to Australian and international orders.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our shop.
Cheers
Jaime

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About Cachiko

Sales 695
On Etsy since 2016

Joy of life is a direction, not a destination.

Hi there, I am Jaime, the founder, artist, card maker and lead designer at Cachiko. Thanks for your interest in our products and I guess (because you are here) in our story too.

I have always been a creative guy with strong interests in graphic design and product design. By profession I am a Multimedia Designer with quite a few years experience in web & graphic design, video production and post-production. Although I enjoy my field with all its opportunities and challenges, I often feel like as humans we are losing something very important with all these intangible digital goods and services. I can rest assure that on the day of my birthday lots of “friends” will congratulate me through Facebook, why? Because Facebook is telling them it is my birthday, not because I am important and they remember. Same principle applies for multiple celebrations. On top of that, massive produced items seem to make those special occasions a bit less special. What is the purpose of receiving a card or “special” gift when it was mass produced for a very cheap price across the globe? Hence I have always had a passion and admiration for hand crafted unique products, where you see and feel the effort that someone took into making that item, with the intention to give it to someone very special.

The idea of making personalised cards & gift frames came to my head in 2016 by mere accident. After some failures in previous creative business (one making invitations and the other one making personalised soap) I decided to take a break to clear my head. Then, while doing some research in sustainable materials I found bamboo as one of the best alternatives to traditional wood in construction and other fields. I ordered a few samples from a local supplier and within a short time in my hands I fell in love with the material, its texture, aroma, colour and uniqueness brought into me a burning desire to make something different and creative. It didn’t take me too long to put my head and hands to work and transform them into unique cards.

I started selling my customisable cards online at the Etsy platform and after a few weeks I knew it was my calling. The incredibly positive reviews from customers from all over the world were like spinach to Popeye the sailor. Oh boy they just made my days! They were super uplifting and encouraging, it became an addiction, just to know I was adding huge value to someone’s life.

About a year later on a trip to Mexico, I found these beautiful hand-painted photo frames in a high-end market. I got inspired and again, within a short time, my head started to spin and as soon as I arrived back in Melbourne I made a few prototypes that ended in my unique customisable photo frames.

I welcome you to email us at anytime with suggestions, general feedback or ideas for new designs or products you would like for us to make in the future.

Cheers,

Jaime Guarro-Contreras

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  • Jaime

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Hello, I am Jaime the founder and brains behind Cachiko. I am a creative multimedia designer with a passion for card making, wood, soap making, glass upcycling and all things crafty and unique.

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Last updated on 13 Jun, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Shipping in Australia

Three available options. Delivery time-frames after dispatch (estimates only):
• Australia Post Standard 2-6 business days.
• Australia Post Standard + Priority 1-5 business days.
• Express Post with next business day delivery service after dispatch in most parts of the country (if unsure of your location please check Auspost website).

Shipping to USA & UK

By experience shipping to USA and UK is quite efficient with accurate delivery results.

Australia Post estimates to USA 6 business days and to UK 8 business days and in 90% of cases or more our cards arrive within those days, however delays may occur and it may take longer, therefore we are unable to guarantee a specific time-frame so please order in advance. We can only guarantee that we will process and post your order as soon as possible.

If you wish to have tracking or insurance you can select it during checkout at an additional cost (Standard + Insurance or Tracking option).

Shipping Elsewhere

We love to offer our cards and frames to international customers. Delivery time-frames after dispatch:

Western Europe: 2 to 4 weeks
Rest of the world: from 1 to 6 weeks.
USA & UK: check the above info.

All our international orders are sent by Australia Post Airmail, which is an effective, reasonably fast and affordable service to our customers. If you wish to have insurance or tracking you can select it during checkout at an additional cost (Standard + Insurance/Tracking option).

Please note the above dates are estimates only. We cannot guarantee that your order will arrive on time as we have no control over postal services. Please order in advance and allow enough time for your special card or frame to arrive.

Can I get my card/frame in X (Number) days?

We can only guarantee that we will process and post your order as soon as possible.

The shipping dates in policies and FAQ are estimates only by Australia Post. We cannot guarantee that your order will arrive before a specific day as we have no control over postal services.

Only orders placed in Australia by Express post can be guaranteed next day delivery after dispatch (guaranteed by AusPost).

We suggest to order in advance and allow enough time for your special card or frame to arrive.

Can I see a preview of my order for approval?

Sure you can, please request a card preview in "Note to Seller" during checkout.

Normally if the message is short and very simple we will proceed to make and send the card ASAP without any preview. If the message is a bit long, or we can offer two or more variants then we will email a preview with options at no extra cost.

Please bear in mind that artwork previews may affect dispatch times.