Announcement   Special Holiday Sale Nov 30th until December 7th....
Leaving NYC on the 8th of December, here's the special Holiday sale for certain styles :)


Clarification: There had been misunderstandings regarding the location of the production for the bags. We just want to make it clear that we work with a family friend's team in Hangzhou, China, to make our bags. The bags are ethically made in a professional factory. We are located in NYC and usually handles shipment directly from the city, but whenever we are away for trips/or if we are out of stock for certain styles, our partner team handles shipping for us from China.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2017

Special Holiday Sale Nov 30th until December 7th....
Leaving NYC on the 8th of December, here's the special Holiday sale for certain styles :)


Clarification: There had been misunderstandings regarding the location of the production for the bags. We just want to make it clear that we work with a family friend's team in Hangzhou, China, to make our bags. The bags are ethically made in a professional factory. We are located in NYC and usually handles shipment directly from the city, but whenever we are away for trips/or if we are out of stock for certain styles, our partner team handles shipping for us from China.

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Bristlegrass at Brooklyn Collective - Stop by and check out the selection if you are in Brooklyn!
Lovely photo from our partner shop FancyTigerclothing of the black duffle bag; check out their cool shop if you are in Denver!

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First day of the leather craft course behind the Basilica di Santa Croce a little while ago :)

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Bristlegrass

The name of "Bristlegrass" comes from the name of my mother's favorite plant. Free-Spirited and unpretentious, Bristlegrass carries the characters of the products I want to include in my shop.

We received some concerns/misunderstandings from customers regarding the production of the bags, so I want to share more details of how and why we partnered up with our team in China:

Bags from Bristlegrass are ethically produced by a small team from our family friend's east coast factory near Hangzhou, China. Before we landed this decision, our first option was to check out factories in the Garment District in NYC as well as Brooklyn, however, we found out that the labor cost here in NYC would already constitute more than 70% of the retail price we are offering right now for each bag. Also, minimums were required for each style for each production, which would create huge stock pressure. When we were stuck in this situation, we talked to a family friend, who owns a factory in China. They were really supportive of us, and offered to share a small team to help with our small batch productions, which creates a lot of flexiblity for us and relieves our stock pressure. They've been awesome!

For those who are concerned about Ethical production, Etsy does have a process to review and approve factory information to ensure that Etsy sellers partner with responsible manufactures.

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Shop members

  • Huimin

    Production Manager, Technical Designer

    Based in Hangzhou, China. Huimin is the technical designer, who overlooks pattern-making and the small batch production for our bags.

  • Heidi

    Owner, Photographer

    Based in NYC, idealist, who wishes to have a lifestyle combining work and travel. I overlook the shop and handle shipment when I'm in the city, but when I'm away, Huimin's team in China helps handle the shipments etc.

Production partners

  • A team from a family-friend-owned factory

    Hangzhou, China

    The partner factory is owned by our family friends, they have been in the industry for 20 years, specializing in emergency care bag making for major US and EU brands. They are very supportive of us and shared their production team with us.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2016
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Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
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  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Accept returns within 14 days upon receipt; the item needs to be in its original condition, no sign of usage. If theres's any issue regarding the quality of the bag, please free to contact us at any time, we can work together to resolve the issue. Your feedback always provides space for our improvement :)

For International Orders, custom clearance fee might be charged in certain countries, Bristlegrass would not be able to check on the details for each country, so buyers are subject to check and take care of it in advance. Thank you!
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Accept payments through online checkout.
Shipping
US Domestic Customers: USPS
International Customers: USPS
Shipment during my travel: international express shipping depending on the owner's location