CastawayTradingCo

The Castaway Trading Co.

Littleton, Colorado
| 1,646 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- We are currently up-to-date on all our open orders, and processing times should be as-listed! However, if you have a strict deadline for a custom/made-to-order item, please let us know BEFORE ordering to ensure we can get it to you on time!
- PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR MEASUREMENTS IN THE PERSONALIZATION FIELD WHEN YOU ORDER CUSTOM ITEMS! WE CANNOT COMPLETE YOUR ORDER WITHOUT THEM!
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Welcome, intrepid explorer, to the Castaway Trading Company! Our shop is chock full of strange and exciting creations for the urban adventurer! Here you'll find the perfect accessories for your pirate, post-apocalyptic, medieval, beachcomber, space scavenger, convention, and festival costume needs, as well as plenty of fashionable accessories for your every-day exploits! Check out our hats, jewelry, costume items, and accessories regularly, as we're always adding new oddities to our peculiar little shoppe!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

https://www.facebook.com/CastawayTradingCo/

https://www.instagram.com/castawaytradingco/

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 16, 2022

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
- We are currently up-to-date on all our open orders, and processing times should be as-listed! However, if you have a strict deadline for a custom/made-to-order item, please let us know BEFORE ordering to ensure we can get it to you on time!
- PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR MEASUREMENTS IN THE PERSONALIZATION FIELD WHEN YOU ORDER CUSTOM ITEMS! WE CANNOT COMPLETE YOUR ORDER WITHOUT THEM!
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Welcome, intrepid explorer, to the Castaway Trading Company! Our shop is chock full of strange and exciting creations for the urban adventurer! Here you'll find the perfect accessories for your pirate, post-apocalyptic, medieval, beachcomber, space scavenger, convention, and festival costume needs, as well as plenty of fashionable accessories for your every-day exploits! Check out our hats, jewelry, costume items, and accessories regularly, as we're always adding new oddities to our peculiar little shoppe!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

https://www.facebook.com/CastawayTradingCo/

https://www.instagram.com/castawaytradingco/

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Michael and Sarah Sheridan

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About CastawayTradingCo

Sales 1,646
On Etsy since 2010

Setting sail with the Castaways!

The Castaway Trading Company is the pet project of Michael Sheridan and Sarah Rose - two intrepid artists, adventurers, and general ne'er-do-wells, who strive to deliver the most authentic and unique accessories this side of Tortuga.

Sarah is the daughter of a deposed Crown Princess of Sweden (you know the one) and a mysterious Frenchman whose identity has never been confirmed. At the tender age of 3 she was lent to a family of Hungarian circus performers in order to pay off the Princess' growing debts, and with this troupe of vagabonds she made her way to America, becoming the youngest flaming-chainsaw-juggler in sideshow history. When Sarah came of age, she struck out on her own to seek her fortune.

Michael is the natural son of a poor Irish-American bean farmer, and an even poorer Scottish itinerant schoolmarm. At the age of seven, Michael won first place in the International Whistling Olympics, taking home the incredible grand prize of $10. He used the prize money to purchase for himself a pirate ship in order that he might plunder the Spanish Main. This proved ill-advised, however, as most of the Spanish Main had already been plundered dry years ago, and furthermore, he turned out to be a remarkably poor pirate. Nevertheless, he managed to scrape together a meager living, and on one fateful day when he was but a young man, his crew captured the ship carrying Sarah Rose from Boston Harbor to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

It was, as they say, love at first sight - but alas their bliss was short lived, as they were soon shipwrecked in a terrible storm, and cast away on a supposedly-deserted tropical island, not marked on any charts. Here, they began to trade with the native islanders, learning from them skills for making exotic trinkets, jewelry, and leather goods, and thus, the Castaway Trading Company was born.

Today, Sarah and Michael live with their pet rabbit, Fredrick, and their lovable canine first-mate, Emmett, in a comfortable townhome in Littleton, Colorado. Though arguably fully domesticated, they continue to make uniquely quirky accessories, with an emphasis on the nautical, the the well-agéd, and the macabre. Michael still enjoys whistling, and if you ask really, really nicely, Sarah may just juggle a flaming chainsaw or two for you.

P.S. That last part is true.
P.P.S. Except the bit with the chainsaws.

Shop members

  • Sarah Rose & Michael Sheridan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Michael Sheridan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

  • Sarah Rose

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2022

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 2 days of purchase

Payment

We accept all major payment methods offered through Etsy, including PayPal, Etsy direct checkout, Klarna, etc. We do not accept personal checks, Money Orders, or Cashiers Checks.

Order cancellation discouraged, but negotiable under special circumstances. Please be VERY sure that you know what you're purchasing, and that it's something you know you really want, before clicking "buy.” Please also read our return and exchange policy thoroughly.

Shipping

***DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE ITALIAN POST OFFICE WE NO LONGER SHIP TO ITALY. If you purchase an item with an Italian shipping address we will be forced to cancel your order and issue a full refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

IF YOU REQUIRE DELIVERY OF YOUR PURCHASE BY A SPECIFIC DATE, PLEASE CONTACT US *BEFORE* YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER TO VERIFY WHETHER OR NOT IT CAN BE DELIVERED BY YOUR DEADLINE. KEEP IN MIND, INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIMES MAY TAKE LONGER THAN EXPECTED. ALL SHIPPING TIMES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND CAN FLUCTUATE DEPENDING ON TIME-OF-YEAR AND ORDER VOLUME.
Most items we sell are made-to-order and are not generally kept in stock at all times - especially items that must be made to the buyer’s size. All in-stock items ship within 2 to 3 business days unless otherwise specified. Please read the estimated production times carefully before ordering. Keep in mind, orders placed on or near national holidays may take longer to arrive, so again, please explicitly tell us if you require delivery by a certain date, BEFORE placing your order. We are literally a two-person team working out of our home, and we do our best to operate on-time in a professional manner, but please have patience.

We are happy to ship to international locations, but please contact us first before purchasing for a shipping quote if none is provided, as standard shipping rates may not apply. International orders are always shipped First Class Mail unless buyer explicitly requests another shipping method, or if the package is over the weight limit for international First Class.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: we are NOT responsible for the cost of any customs fees due the customer upon delivery, and refusal to pay these fees will result in your package being returned to sender. We DO NOT offer refunds for orders that are returned due to unpaid customs fees, and WE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, MISREPRESENT THE VALUE OF ANY ITEM WE SHIP TO AVOID HIGH CUSTOMS FEES. We know, customs fees can be high, but please understand that we will not lie to keep costs down.

All items purchased from within the United States are shipped USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail unless otherwise specified. We insure most packages against damage and loss in transit. Signature confirmation is also available upon request. Should any loss, theft, or damage occur in transit, please contact us IMMEDIATELY to resolve the situation. If your package is damaged in transit, please keep all packaging and photograph it as thoroughly possible. If your package has gone missing AFTER confirmed delivery by the carrier (for instance, if you believe it may have been stolen from your porch or mailbox), we advise our customers to check unusual delivery locations, such as: behind patio furniture, or off to the side of a front deck, or at the end of your driveway. Also consider checking with any possible roommates or neighbors who may have accepted your package when you were not home, or may have been holding onto it for you for safekeeping. If you live in a gated community or apartment building, check with your neighborhood’s front office as well as the common mailbox area and/or parcel locker.
If you have checked these locations and have not found your package, contact your local post office IMMEDIATELY. They may be able to get you in touch with the driver that delivered your parcel, who may have more information on the location of the package. You will want to reference your USPS tracking number when speaking with them. If they are unable to locate the package, you can open a case with USPS. Please send us the case number when possible so if they contact us we can reach out to you.

If the shipping service cannot locate the package and you believe the parcel to be stolen, you should speak to your local Police Department and file a report of theft immediately. Once you have done this, please send us the case number. We are not liable for packages that are stolen after delivery, and cannot file an insurance claim for them without further proof or a police report.

Additional policies and FAQs

We do occasionally accept custom orders, and we love to hear our customers' ideas! Please convo us for more information and tell us what you'd like to see in our shop! We can’t guarantee we can make what you have in mind, but we are always happy to discuss it!

We also adore fun pictures! We would love to see photos of you and your friends wearing or using our items!

***ONCE AGAIN, WE WISH TO REITERATE THAT DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE ITALIAN POST OFFICE WE NO LONGER SHIP TO ITALY. If you purchase an item with an Italian shipping address we will be forced to cancel your order and issue a full refund. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

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More information

Last updated on May 27, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Do you offer international shipping?

We absolutely do! If You want to buy one of our items that does not have an international shipping option listed, please send us a direct message and we will happily calculate your shipping costs and add them to the listing for you, with the exception of Italy, as we cannot ship our goods there at this time due to the Italian postal restrictions.

Sizing details

If your are confused about what size you should purchase for one of our custom items, please - WE BEG YOU - message us BEFORE placing your order, and we will happily advise you on which size will work best for you.

Can I cancel my order?

We happily accept cancellation of any order within 48 hours of purchase, for any reason, for a full refund (EXCEPT in the case of rush-orders which cannot be cancelled under any circumstances). WE DO NOT ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS AFTER 48 HOURS, or once the item has been shipped, so please BE ABSOLUTELY SURE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE. The reason for this being: most in-stock items should ship within two to three days, and in the case of custom orders, these items cannot be resold, and the materials cannot be repurposed once we have begun constructing them to your measurements/specifications. Once again, rush-orders cannot be cancelled under any circumstances.

Seller details

CastawayTradingCo is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?