MODO Make | Urban & Upcycled

Winnipeg, Manitoba On Etsy since 2014

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MODO Make | Urban & Upcycled

Winnipeg, Manitoba | 33 Sales

MODOmake is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Relocating ... will be back later in 2020

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Last updated on 01 Dec, 2019

Relocating ... will be back later in 2020

Fiona Robinson

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About MODOmake

Sales 33
On Etsy since 2014

MODO Make - The Story of Urban, Masculine Essentials from Upcylced Industrial Textiles

The name, MODO is short for 'Mora & Dora', who were my two grandmothers - women who lived through two world wars and times of scarcity and resourcefulness. I was a crafty kid growing up, and I was fortunate to be surrounded by talented family members and a community who taught me to knit, crochet and sew. I was conditioned to be obsessed with detail and craftmanship from a very early age.

Although you can buy virtually any craft supply you want nowadays, I find it more intriguing to make 'something from nothing' and give textiles a second chance while honouring the story of their previous life. For example, the Aviator Dopp Kits are shaving bags made out of upcycled airline seats that would have otherwise found a landfill. I love the idea of them continuing to be useful and travelling on new adventures for many years. I am currently working with fish leather and learning how we can use this local, sustainable and otherwise disposed of resource to create aesthetic, functional and essential products. My manufacturing commitment is to use at least 80% upcycled and sustainable materials in each piece.

Today, I create urban casual, essential items from 80%-plus upcycled and/or sustainable textiles for extended lifetime use. MODO is a creative outlet for industrial textile ideas.

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  • Fiona Robinson


    I create urban, masculine, essential items from 80%-plus upcycled and/or sustainable textiles for extended lifetime use. MODO is my creative outlet for industrial textile ideas.

Shop policies

Last updated on 31 March, 2019
Peace in details, aesthetic, quality

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Scars and marks on upcycled materials are kept for their originality and to honour their original lives. There is no such thing as 'flawless' in my shop materials. I do, however, stand by the integrity and long-standing quality of my assembly work and details.

If you have any concerns about your purchased item after you receive it (or if you do not receive it), please contact us and we'll do our best to make it right for you.
MODO Make accepts Paypal and credit card payments through Etsy. We also accept cash from in-person buyers.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

MODO Make does not send packages until payments have cleared. Please send a note via Etsy or to shop [!at] if you are experiencing any problems with payment.
MODO Make uses clean, recycled packaging to reduce waste. Items are shipped either by Canada Post or other name brand carrier. All shipping is economy, ground shipping that takes 7 business days (longer in December). Please contact us in advance of purchasing if you would prefer to upgrade to faster, tracked or insured shipping.

If the shipping address given during Etsy checkout differs from your PayPal shipping address, MODO Make will ship to your Etsy address. Please contact us in advance if this is not your preference.

If you are ordering from overseas, customs can delay packages by up to 6 weeks. This does not happen often, but it can happen.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish to order items in bulk, just send a note and we'll figure out a good deal on shipping multiple items.

More information

Last updated on 21 Jul, 2017
Frequently asked questions
What is fish leather like

Fish leather is a considered a sustainable leather product as a bi-product of the food industry and it comes in coated (shiny) or uncoated (suede) varieties. The texture differs by fish or sample. It is extremely durable with a tension that outlasts cow leather at the same thickness. It has no particular smell if any at all.