48NorthCanvas

48North

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 64 Sales

48NorthCanvas

48North

Minneapolis, Minnesota 64 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(22)

Announcement   FREE SHIPPING ON ALL USA ORDERS!
$12 Shipping for International Orders.

Visit our new website at 48northcanvas.com. Messenger bags and backpacks are coming soon!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 17, 2016

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL USA ORDERS!
$12 Shipping for International Orders.

Visit our new website at 48northcanvas.com. Messenger bags and backpacks are coming soon!

Paul Jacobson

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Paul Jacobson

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About

Love Your Bag

Welcome
Thank you for visiting our Etsy Store! We Love our Customers, and we want you to Love your 48North bag!

48North is my latest life project. It builds on a lot of things I've done: teaching myself to sew as a teenager; making outdoor equipment for myself, friends, and family; a career as a mechanical engineer; and on all the sewing and designing I’ve done over the years.

48North is all about functional design and meticulous craftsmanship. Most of all, it is about You! Providing great Customer Service during and after the sale is the most important thing we do. I hope you Love your 48North bag as much as I loved making it for you!

We will be adding our line of Waxed Canvas Messenger bags soon, so please stop back.

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Shop members

  • Paul Jacobson

    Owner, Customer Service, Creator

    I taught myself to sew as a teenager. A few years ago I realized I'd be happier making cool stuff that people could use every day and fall in love with. Welcome to 48North! Hope you find something in my shop that you can love.

  • Mary Deeg

    Marketer, Designer

    After a great career as a commercial Interior Designer, I was really happy when my old friend Paul asked me to join 48North as Marketing Director. I love marketing, connecting people with opportunities, and helping design great products.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 19, 2016
Welcome to 48North!

Thank you for visiting our Etsy Store. We Love our Customers, and we want you to Love your 48North bag. Everything we make is designed and sewn in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

48North is my latest life project. It builds on my roots sewing outdoor equipment as a teenager for myself, friends, and family; on my career as a mechanical engineer; and on all the sewing and designing I’ve done over the years.

48North is all about functional design and meticulous craftsmanship. Most of all, it is about You! Providing great Customer Service during and after the sale is the most important thing we do, and we love helping our customers. I hope you Love Your 48North Bag as much as I loved making it for you.

If you have any questions about our Policies or products, please don't be shy - ask! We love corporate orders for events or customer appreciation gifts.

Paul Jacobson, Owner - 48North

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Warranty:
48North is 100% committed to your satisfaction. Your business and loyalty are essential to our success. That's why we offer this uncommon guarantee: 48North products are guaranteed to give you satisfaction. If you are not completely satisfied with your 48North bag, return it at any time for a full refund. We do not want you to have anything from 48North that is not completely satisfactory.

Our warranty covers your satisfaction and materials & workmanship. Normal wear and tear is not covered.

If your 48North bag fails in any way, contact us right away. We are here to to help you.

Returns:
We ask that you take time to fall in love with your new 48North bag at home before subjecting it to the wilds of street or trail so that if you feel the need to return it, it comes back to us in the best possible condition. Remember: We are serious about your satisfaction! Please contact us immediately if you have any questions about your new 48North bag.

Return shipping cost is at customer's expense. We recommend insurance against shipping loss or damage. 48North will pay shipping costs to ship your warranty replacement (or repaired) bag back to you.

Contact us for information on how to package your bag for return.
Payment
Credit Cards, Paypal, and Etsy Gift Cards accepted.
Shipping
Shipping:
US (including AK and HI): We offer flat rate shipping, see the Shipping & Policies tab on each item's page. Most order shipped using USPS priority mail or FedEx, with insurance and tracking included on all orders.

Multiple items ship for a small additional charge.

International: We love international customers! Shipping rates for your location can be found under the Shipping & Policies tab on each item's page. Customs and duty fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Expedited Shipping: Contact me for cost and production time to meet your needs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Non-warranty Repairs:
We are happy to repair your 48North bag if it falls prey to animals (wild or domesticated) , machines, angry pavement, or anything else. Contact us for cost. We will ask you to send photos so we can determine the best course of action.

Custom Orders, Colors, Fabrics:
We do not do custom designs.
We may have colors that are not shown. Contact me if you have something else in mind. Final color selection is at my discretion.

Wholesale:
Please contact me for wholesale terms and pricing.

Fabric Care:
Waxed canvas and leather really want to be used!
If your bag gets wet, always let it dry completely before storing it in a closed space. Never put a wet canvas bag in a plastic bag or closed space like a closet or trunk of a car for more than a few hours. DO NOT throw it in a clothes dryer!

48North Water Repellency Constructions:
For open-top tote bags, the bottom construction is the most important feature for water repellency. All 48North totes are made with a two layer bottom.

- Maximum: Martexin Original Wax fabric for bottom and bottom lining.

- Excellent: Martexin Heavy Water Repellent fabric for bottom with Original Wax bottom lining.

- Very Good: Commercial Water Repellent fabric for bottom with Original Wax bottom lining.

- Good: Commercial Water Repellent fabric for bottom and bottom lining.

Sides and pockets are made from any of the fabrics noted above.

Other Available Colors: COMING SOON!

Cleaning:
Plain water and a soft brush or damp cloth is recommended for cleaning heavy dirt from waxed canvas.

For spot cleaning stubborn stains, try mild bar or flake soap (NOT detergent). Saddle soap may remove stubborn stains. Be sure to test these cleaning methods in an inconspicuous spot before trying it on highly visible places.

Things NOT to do:
DO NOT Dry-Clean.
DO NOT Wash in a Washing Machine. Fatal wounds to the waxed canvas are guaranteed.
DO NOT dry in a clothes dryer.

If you run into a problem you can't solve, please contact us and we'll do whatever we can to help.

Restoring Water Repellent Finish:
With time and use, the water repellent qualities of waxed canvas can diminish. The good news is that you can restore the fabric to its original finish at home.

Archival Clothing has a great refinishing guide on their website:
http://archivalclothing.com/archival-diy-reproofing-waxed-cotton/

Be sure to read the comments, there is a lot of good information there!