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Artifact

Omaha, Nebraska · 1636 Sales

ArtifactBags

Artifact

Omaha, Nebraska 1636 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(285)

Announcement   Artifact - American Made. Offering handmade carry goods, aprons, home goods, and accessories in Omaha, Nebraska since 2010.

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Artifact - American Made. Offering handmade carry goods, aprons, home goods, and accessories in Omaha, Nebraska since 2010.

Chris Hughes

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Chris Hughes

No. 42 Card Wallet in Bourbon Leather
$42.00
No. 42 Card Wallet in Black Leather
$42.00
No. 2 Pencil Pouch in Antique Awning Cloth
$28.00
No. 2 Pencil Pouch in Antique Awning Cloth
$28.00
No. 2 Pencil Pouch in Antique Awning Cloth
$28.00
No. 2 Pencil Pouch in Antique Awning Cloth
$28.00
No. 2 Pencil Pouch in Antique Awning Cloth
$28.00
No.44 Carlisle Wallet in Chestnut Bridle Leather
$48.00
No. 44 Carlisle Wallet in Black Bridle Leather
$48.00
No. 445-T Culinary Apron in Copper Brushed Twill
$64.00
No. 445-T Culinary Apron in Slate Brushed Twill
$64.00
No. 445-T Culinary Apron in Clay Brushed Twill
$64.00
No. 445-T Culinary Apron in Navy Brushed Twill
$64.00
No. 445-T Culinary Apron in Wine Brushed Twill
$64.00
No. 406 Bistro Apron in Navy Brushed Twill
$44.00
No. 406 Bistro Apron in Clay Brushed Twill
$44.00
No. 406 Bistro Apron in Wine Brushed Twill
$44.00
Set of 6 Leather Military Coasters w/ Bag
$42.00
Set of 6 Leather WWI Anchor Coasters w/ Bag
$42.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(285)
Kevin Hale

Kevin Hale on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks again for a finely crafted product and fast shipping!

Sherry Skocdopole

Sherry Skocdopole on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a cute tote! Excellent craftsmanship! I love it!!!

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About

Born Out of the Great Recession

After college, I worked ordinary jobs until The Great Recession when, like many Americans, I lost my job.

This created an opportunity to evaluate my place on earth, as well as my future. I created three lists: What are the things I love to to? What are the things I’m genuinely good at? What are the things I could make a living doing?

With the lists in front of me, lines intersected and dots connected into a pattern that became Artifact. I realized I wanted my own business, where I design well-made American products with a nod to my passion for vintage military and utilitarian design. I wanted to create the products in my studio with the help of craftspeople in my community. Thus, I started Artifact Bag Co. in February 2010. The first ten months I balanced a placeholder job with my nights and weekends devoted to building Artifact. By December, I left my job to run Artifact full-time.

It’s 2017 and skilled people help me in a larger studio with more equipment, but my philosophy hasn’t changed. The ongoing challenge is to create high quality, useful products that look and feel as impressive as the antiques I am inspired by. I never set out to make replicas of these items, but rather to honor their materials, and the process in which they were made. I’m grateful when my designs fall in line with fashion, but my focus is always on style and Americana, which is timeless.

Artifact products are handmade in Omaha, Nebraska using domestically sourced materials whenever possible. Many products incorporate vintage, new old stock fabric and hardware. All products offer a lifetime guarantee against defects in workmanship or materials. Buy it once!

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  • Chris Hughes

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Artifact Bag Co. began February 2010 in my basement with a vintage commercial sewing machine I found on Craigslist. In December 2010, I left my job to run Artifact full-time. It may be the best decision I've ever made.

  • Shea

    Maker

    Shea joined Artifact in 2014. She is also a talented fiber artist. Check out her work at: http://www.sheawilkinson.com/

  • Erica

    Assistant, Maker

    Erica joined Artifact in 2015. She loves Watson, her Saint Bernard, and has a handy degree in Textiles and Apparel Design.

  • Ruby

    Maker

    Ruby joined Artifact in 2016 and is very crafty in so many ways.

  • Katherine

    Maker

    Katherine joined Artifact in 2016. She likes to eat candy and pet puppies in her free time. She also has a green thumb.

  • Tommy

    Maker, Muscle

    Tommy (AKA T-Boi') joined Artifact in 2016 and gets wrangled into projects well outside the scope of what he signed on for. Thanks Tommy!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Credit Cards and PayPal accepted.
Shipping
Orders ship within 1-2 days via USPS.

Expedited shipping is not available through checkout, but contact me and we may be able to work something out.
Refunds and Exchanges
Items may be returned or exchanged in new / unused condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
- Retailers or companies interested in quantity may inquire about wholesale pricing

- Artifact does not offer custom / bespoke, or white label products

- Lifetime Guarantee against defects in materials and / or workmanship. Normal wear, misuse, or animal damage are not covered.