Announcement Leather accessories, hats, berets, coin purses, travel totes are designed and hand crafted by Carol Frechette for 2NFrom™. All of my products are created with sustainable and upcycled materials and made in my studio in Benicia, California. Many of my leather goods are created from upcycled leather pieces. "Use what we have . . . make use of the raw material that's in the cupboard and what's already around us." Enjoy your visit!
Leather accessories, hats, berets, coin purses, travel totes are designed and hand crafted by Carol Frechette for 2NFrom™. All of my products are created with sustainable and upcycled materials and made in my studio in Benicia, California. Many of my leather goods are created from upcycled leather pieces. "Use what we have . . . make use of the raw material that's in the cupboard and what's already around us." Enjoy your visit!
Susan Martin on Oct 23, 2015
This is such a beautiful purse with wonderful detail. I love it!!!
2NFrom speaks to the idea of one to the other, of and from the earth, and back around again — use what we have!
For one of my recent birthdays, my mother gave me a thimble that was handed down to her from her mother and to her from her mother. This particular thimble belonged to my great grandmother, Hetty Anderson. Hetty was a hat maker at the turn of the 20th century. I only discovered this after I began scrapping together bits of cuttings from the sail loft for caps and hats. I was compelled to begin my own hat business and ended up doing this for nearly 20 years with my partner in life, Greg. Soon after selling our business in 2008, I started 2NFrom.
I have always felt a responsibility as a manufacturer to deal with the downstream materials that are created out of production. This has moved me to begin creating bags and pouches from materials that already exist from manufacturers' scrap and waste bins. Rather than eliminating a material because it is flawed, I have delighted in incorporating these "imperfections" into the product that I am making. the Japanese have a term for it — "Wabi-sabi" — while difficult to translate, wabi-sabi embraces the beauty in imperfection . . . like a pearl, the defect becomes the prize. Many of my leather bags are created from "blemishes" in the hide that have their own story.
From tailor to sailmaker to hat designer and manufacturer, my work has always fostered the reuse of materials and care for the environment. Now I have the opportunity to create many beautiful items from the materials that I have been fortunate to discover over the years of work and travel around the globe. My personal touch goes into every piece that I make.
Owner, Designer, Creator
My inspiration with 2NFrom is to create products using unique materials and trims collected from around the world. I see this as the act of taking something that is cast off and allowing it to evolve into an art form that is personal and desirable.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
I am happy to ship internationally. Please let me know where we will ship to and I can provide quotes for shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
For returns and exchanges you are responsible for all shipping when sending your merchandise back to me. I will refund all returns for credit via PayPal. A 10% re-stocking fee will apply to all returns. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges as applicable.
Merchandise must be returned/exchanged in the original, new condition it was shipped — this includes its original packaging and must be in perfect, unused condition. We reserve the right to NOT accept a return if the item has been at all damaged or worn. Please include your original receipt. All returned merchandise must be shipped with a tracking number and insured for the full value. Returns lost in return shipping will not be refunded.