2NFrom

Handmade accessories — hats, berets, leather goods

California, United States · 58 Sales

2NFrom

Handmade accessories — hats, berets, leather goods

California, United States 58 Sales On Etsy since 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars
(25)

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!

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 30, 2015

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!

Carol Frechette

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Carol Frechette

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(25)
Dennis Obergfell

Dennis Obergfell on Oct 6, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Exceedingly Well made. Solid quality leather. However, I wish it was slightly adjustable - perhaps bit of elastic in the headband - so one to set the size exactly to their liking.

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About

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.

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  • Carol Frechette

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 5, 2015
The emphasis of 2NFrom™ is to reclaim the bits and pieces of fine materials from manufacturing that would otherwise be considered flawed because of their unique character. A very special collection of products have been made from distinguished materials — I have taken something that is cast off and allowed it to evolve into an art form that is personal and desirable.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
2NFrom™ accepts payments through PayPal, Money Order, Cashier's Check. Sales tax for merchandise ordered are based on the county of Solano and the state of California and the location to which the order is being shipped.
Shipping
Products from 2NFrom™ ship from Benicia, California in the USA. I ship via USPS. If you would like another carrier, please kindly advise and I can work on that.

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
I want you to be happy with your purchase. If for any reason you wish to return for credit or exchange your merchandise, please notify me by email for your Return Authorization Number (RA#) before returning the merchandise. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return or exchange the item within 14 days of receiving it. Place the RA# inside the original shipment and on the outside of the shipping carton. Cartons not clearly showing this number will be refused.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale and/or customer order inquiries, please contact me via email.