Announcement Happy spring time everyone. Why not get yourself a new one of a kind messenger bag for this fresh new season!
Happy spring time everyone. Why not get yourself a new one of a kind messenger bag for this fresh new season!
Messenger Style Bag - One Of A Kind Purse - Lightweight Crossbody Tote - Eco Conscious - Computer Bag - Unique Gift - Shoulder Bag
Messenger Bag with Birds - One Of A Kind Purse - Lightweight Crossbody Tote - Eco Conscious - Computer Bag - Unique Gift - Shoulder Bag
Set Of 18" x 18" Cushion Covers - Finely Crafted Pillow - Modern Farmhouse - Designer Style - Eco Conscious - Ready to Ship Pair - Unique -
Amaris on 09 Nov, 20225 out of 5 stars
This is a one-of-a-kind with superb craftsmanship! And the magnetic enclosure is perfect for keeping things in place I definitely recommend this shop to anyone looking for quality items with a unique flair! ☺️
Sonia on 19 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
What a great bag! I needed an everyday crossbody that would hold my stuff (wallet, makeup pouch, some some Knick knacks) that also looked good. And, man, does this bag deliver. Love the size. Greta craftsmanship - it’s better made than any cloth-based store bag I’ve seen. Worth every penny.
buttercupandwestley on 07 Feb, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! Love it!
Chris on 21 Nov, 20215 out of 5 stars
Arrived quickly, well made and practical.
Enas on 20 Nov, 20215 out of 5 stars
Very nice costumer service! Highly recommend!
Jessica on 23 Oct, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautifully made and high quality. I’m absolutely delighted with my purchase!
Ofelia on 15 Sep, 20214 out of 5 stars
Delivered, good quality item. Nicely packaged
Anne on 31 Jul, 20215 out of 5 stars
This bag is so unique and beautifully made and the artwork is wonderful! It's perfect for carrying my laptop or just as a casual bag. Love it!
Jennifer on 28 Jul, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love it! So many compliments already!
Created From A Love Of Textiles and The Environment
Funky Thistle was established in 2005 out a love for textiles.
Since that time we have created hundreds of one of a kind messenger bags, totes and purses that have been sold to people across Canada and around the world.
Every piece is individually designed. We do not use bolts of fabric but instead pull each design together from hundreds of small sample swatches. The art is in taking from all these colours, patterns and textures and making something new each time.
Why do we use these swatches?
As stated we love textiles and we also love this beautiful planet. The sample fabrics we use are collected from the interior design industry when they are longer in need. These fabrics are high quality but too small for most uses. It has been our mission since the beginning to rescue these gorgeous fabrics and create items that allow them to be appreciated for years to come. Besides, where would the fun be for us or for you if we were just taking bolts of fabric and making the same bag over and over! Not one of our pieces has ever been replicated, it could not be done.
You can feel great about purchasing slow crafted, Canadian made pieces designed with an earth friendly philosophy. And you will never bump into someone with the same bag!
A little more info if you like:
-All Funky Thistle pieces are made using both new and repurposed materials.
-The bags are fully lined with great care and attention to detail.
-All feature well placed pockets.
-The appliqués are carefully hand cut from leather and sewn on.
-Each bag is a hand signed original.
We aim to create little pieces of wearable art & craft that are also practical and comfortable.
All the pieces are designed by Melanie Murphy. A love of art and craft led her to pursue her BFA in Fine Arts at NASCAD University in historic Halifax, NS. After graduation she moved to the Rocky Mountains of Canada where she has been inspired by their natural beauty ever since.
Owner, Designer, Maker
Lifetime crafter and maker of things for people to use and enjoy. She obtained a degree in Fine Arts from NASCAD University In Halifax, NS. As well as designing for Funky Thistle she is also a professional chef and baker.