MadameRenard

Eco-friendly sewing. Modern rustic bags and accessories

Catania, Italy · 175 Sales

MadameRenard

Eco-friendly sewing. Modern rustic bags and accessories

Catania, Italy 175 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(94)
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Silvia

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Announcement   Bags and accessories made of recycled, vintage ed eco-friendly fabrics, sometimes mixed to other materials. Rustic style for modern women who like to live closer to nature (and something for their kids, too!). Colours, decorations inspired by animal and plants, minimalistic accessories with an indulgence to romance.
This is what you can find in my shop :)

You can read more about me and my work in my "About":
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadameRenard/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

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Last updated on Jan 5, 2016

Bags and accessories made of recycled, vintage ed eco-friendly fabrics, sometimes mixed to other materials. Rustic style for modern women who like to live closer to nature (and something for their kids, too!). Colours, decorations inspired by animal and plants, minimalistic accessories with an indulgence to romance.
This is what you can find in my shop :)

You can read more about me and my work in my "About":
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadameRenard/about?ref=shopinfo_about_leftnav

Silvia

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Silvia

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
simociarrocchi

simociarrocchi on Aug 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bellissima borsa, molto ben fatta. Sono soddisfatta del mio acquisto.

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Same fabric for the lining of a new pencil case. But the case is made of crocheted green cotton
Just finished! A new floral brooch... Yellow! Made of fabric and tulle! Sono in the shop!
A red version of my best seller crocheted pencil cases... Soon in the shop!
I' m adding the fabric lining by hands.

About

That lonely night...

... the sewing machine, left on the livingroom table by mum, looked so irresistible!
I started to sew a small brown bag for me.
And I liked the process so much that I haven't stopped yet! :)
Now I live 1200 km far from that table, I have a new sewing machine, too much drawers filled with lovely fabrics, a patient partner, all sorts of sewing supplies and my Etsy shop!

I've quickly learned that sewing is a very good way to give my contribuite to the planet and I started to work with recycled materials and ecofriendly supplies.
I love to give a new life to old fabrics destined to be thrown away and I try to waste new materials only if it is necessary.
You can read more detailed informations about my metarials in my shop's policies:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadameRenard/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

When I'm not sewing I try to stay busy.
In my free time I like to:
- read good novels
- take photos of butterflies, birds and italian landscapes
- write and draw on my Moleskine journals
- take care of my cats and my plants
- cook vegetables and fruits we (my fiancè and I) grow in our garden
- learn new things
- have a walk and explore the world!

In "real life" I'm a tourist guide for Sicily: silvia-guidasicilia [!at] blogspot.com

WHY "MADAME RENARD"?
Renard is the french word for "fox".
The fox is a wild animal, it can't live far of its environment, it has a symbiothic relationship with nature. But this animal is also very elegant, with a sort of personal style when it moves and acts.
So I decided that fox is my shop's symbol and it symbolizes what I'd like my products communicate: a life in nature that doesn't neglect style!

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  • Silvia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Proud Fac Totum :)

    I was born in a small town in northern Italy, but now I live with my lovely man in Sicily. I have a degree in history of art and I am a teacher and a tourist guide. I like nature and beautiful things. I try to live an ecofriendly life!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 22, 2016
Hi! Welcome in my shop!

Here you can find my textile creations, handmade with care by me in unique pieces.
I'm doing my best to live an eco-friendly life close to nature, so I sew my bags and accessories using recycled, vintage and eco-friendly fabrics, mixed sometimes to other kinds of materials (handmade felt, crocheted cotton, recycled leather, vintage bottons and zippers from my family collection).
You'll find in the shop some objects embroidered by me following my own embroidery designs and some other with crocheted details.

I design my products by myself, inspired by seasons, nature, animals, plants and their colors. I'm not influenced by temporary fashion trends: I try to make lasting products!
Sometimes I realize my bags following patterns made by other designers: I always write it in descriptions.

MY MATERIALS
I like to recycle old fabrics and save them from the trash can. By recycling, you can make things without wasting our planet's resources to have new materials!
I think this is a good way to respect our planet.
But recycling doesn't mean carelessness! I always wash my fabrics before using them and I use them only when in perfect conditions.
My recycled fabrics are often from upholstery sample books: they are usually destined to the trash can, but I save them before ending their life in this way!
My vintage fabrics are gifts: relatives and friends are so kind to give me old fabrics and other materials they have at home instead to throw them away!
Sometime I have the opportunity to use organic fabrics and I always write it in items' description.
Wool and leather come from animals and I use it only when recycled or very old (I don't want to support the kill of animals to make my creations).

Please take a peek at my policies below to make your experience in my shop easy and pleasing.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment via paypal and direct checkout for all country buyers.
Shipping
I usually ship items by ordinary mail (no tracking number).

I ship to your etsy address, so please make sure your address is correct and up to date!

I ship from Italy.
My envelopes take around 2 weeks (and something more, sometimes) to arrive in USA, Canada and other far places (they become 7-10 days for european destinations and a few days for Italy).
Please, consider this timetable before purchasing from my shop!
This timetable is not valid for Christmas time!
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase.
If, for any reason, you are not, please do not hesitate to contact me! I'll do my best to help you and, if not possible, I'll refund you or I'll send you a new object.

Please note that I can not be held responsible for damages/losses made by the postal service. However, if one of these unluncky events will happen, I'll do my best to help you and to satisfy your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you like an item in my shop, but it is not exactly what you want... convo me!
I'll try to realize something similar, following your informations about measurements, colors, fabrics and other details!