CastawayTradingCo

The Castaway Trading Co.

Littleton, Colorado On Etsy since 2010

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CastawayTradingCo

The Castaway Trading Co.

Littleton, Colorado | 1,269 Sales

Announcement    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!

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****ATTENTION****
We are happy to announce that we are OFFICIALLY CAUGHT UP with all orders! Even so, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis may occasionally cause slight delays as we wait for supplies to be re-stocked, etc. Just know that we are doing everything we can to keep both our team and our customers healthy and safe, and to get all our orders out on time, or as close as possible! If you need your order by a specific date, it is always a good idea to contact us BEFORE purchasing so we can ensure it arrives on time! Shipping upgrades are available upon request, and always feel free to contact us with any questions!

(WE CANNOT OFFER SHIPPING TO ITALY. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 24, 2020

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/

****ATTENTION****
We are happy to announce that we are OFFICIALLY CAUGHT UP with all orders! Even so, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis may occasionally cause slight delays as we wait for supplies to be re-stocked, etc. Just know that we are doing everything we can to keep both our team and our customers healthy and safe, and to get all our orders out on time, or as close as possible! If you need your order by a specific date, it is always a good idea to contact us BEFORE purchasing so we can ensure it arrives on time! Shipping upgrades are available upon request, and always feel free to contact us with any questions!

(WE CANNOT OFFER SHIPPING TO ITALY. We apologize for the inconvenience.)

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Michael and Sarah Sheridan

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About CastawayTradingCo

Sales 1,269
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 Lenore of Götaland (the deposed crown princess of Sweden) and a mysterious Frenchman whose identity has never been confirmed. At the tender age of 3 she was sold 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 chainsaw juggler in sideshow history. Along the way she also became an avid photographer, chronicling her strange journeys over the years with a keen eye for composition (many of her more brilliant photographs are now apocryphally attributed to the famed photographer, Diane Arbus). When Sarah came of age, she struck out on her own to seek her fortune, where she met Michael, and together, they formed the Castaway Trading Company.

Michael is the natural son of a poor Irish-American bean farmer, and an even poorer Gypsy schoolmarm. At the age of seven, Michael won first place in the International Whistling Olympics, taking home the grand prize of $10,000,000, which he used to buy his family a small plantation in up-state Montana. In his youthful arrogance, however, Michael opted to use the remainder of the prize money to purchase for himself a pirate ship in order that he might plunder the Spanish Main. This proved ill-advised, as he turned out to be a remarkably poor pirate. His propensity for whistling - considered unlucky, and just downright irritating by most self-respecting mariners - did not help matters. However, he made a meager living of it, and on one fateful day when he was 21, he captured the ship carrying Sarah rose from Boston Harbor to Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The two fell instantly in love, but alas their bliss was short lived, as they were soon shipwrecked in a terrible storm, and cast away on a deserted tropical island, not marked on any charts. Here, they began to trade with the natives, learning from them the secrets of making exotic trinkets, jewelry, and leather goods, while also picking up the finer points of a strange , heretofore unknown variation of New Orleans Voodoo. Thus, the Castaway Trading Company was born.

Today, Sarah and Michael live with their pet Holland Lop rabbits, Annabelle and Fredrick, in a comfortable townhome in Littleton, Colorado. Though arguably fully domesticated, and well shot of their wild and reckless pasts, they continue to make uniquely quirky accessories, with an emphasis on the nautical, the functional, and the macabre. Michael still enjoys whistling, and Sarah still enjoys photography from time to time. And if you ask really, really nicely, Sarah may just juggle a 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 September 29, 2020

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please read the description of the item thoroughly BEFORE purchasing, and contact us with any questions on the item prior to finalizing the sale, as we are not liable for misunderstandings that arise from a customer not having read the description in detail, and we will not accept returns for this reason.

Items that are damaged, tampered with, or altered in any way from their original state are not eligible for any kind of return, exchange, refund, or repair. We are willing to negotiate exchanges ONLY in the case of extreme sizing issues, IF the item in question is completely unworn and unaltered.

Initial shipping costs will not be refunded and buyer is responsible for return shipping. If an item is damaged or lost during shipping, please inform us as as soon as you can, and if possible photograph all damage. We insure all our packages and will need this information in order to send you a new item or refund your payment.

Any questions or concerns about our policy should be asked prior to buying.
Payment
We accept Paypal and Etsy checkout only at this time. 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", and please read our refund 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.***

All items are shipped USPS First Class Mail or Priority Mail unless otherwise specified. All packages are insured. In the event of a lost or damaged package, please contact us as soon as possible to resolve the situation.

ALL IN-STOCK ITEMS SHIP WITHIN 2 TO 3 BUSINESS DAYS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED WITHIN THE LISTING. If you need your package shipped sooner, or by ANY specific date, please contact us. Please keep in mind, orders placed on or near national holidays may take longer to ship, so again, please explicitly state via private message and/or in your order notes if you require delivery by a certain date. But please keep in mind that processing times are estimates ONLY, and can fluctuate depending on the time of year and volume of orders.

We are happy to ship to international locations, but please contact us first before purchasing for a shipping quote if none is provided, as our standard shipping rates may not apply. International orders are always shipped first class mail unless chosen otherwise, or if the package is over the weight limit for first class (1 lb).

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
We gladly 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 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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