MontclairMade

Handmade | Vintage | Sustainable

Montclair, New Jersey
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Announcement    Fun Zipper Pouches, Paper Party Supplies, and more, Handmade with Love in Montclair, NJ by Claire Cohen. Cleverly Curated Vintage Finds. Sustainable | Retail | Wholesale | Global Shipping

✂️ New Fabric Lining Options have been added to made to order Zipper Pouch listings!

📫 Due to USPS delays it is highly recommended that you upgrade shipping to Priority Mail if you have deadline concerns. Ready to ship items will go in the mail faster than made to order items.

💰FINAL SALE section items prices have been reduced even more and are ready to ship!

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Last updated on Jun 24, 2022

Fun Zipper Pouches, Paper Party Supplies, and more, Handmade with Love in Montclair, NJ by Claire Cohen. Cleverly Curated Vintage Finds. Sustainable | Retail | Wholesale | Global Shipping

✂️ New Fabric Lining Options have been added to made to order Zipper Pouch listings!

📫 Due to USPS delays it is highly recommended that you upgrade shipping to Priority Mail if you have deadline concerns. Ready to ship items will go in the mail faster than made to order items.

💰FINAL SALE section items prices have been reduced even more and are ready to ship!

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About MontclairMade

Sales 3,488
On Etsy since 2010

Fun Zipper Pouches and Paper Party Supplies, Handmade with Love in Montclair, NJ by Claire Cohen.

Claire from Montclair...I grew up in Montclair, NJ, went away for college, and returned.

Now I combine the skills I learned as a Weaving and Textile Design major at Rochester Institute of Technology with a big dose of humor and a touch of color.

My products fuse nostalgia with snark to create signature products that are Montclair Made!

My banner is a collage I created from photographs I took of signage around Montclair.

Much of my material is sustainably sourced! Repurposed denim and vintage fabrics for the zipper pouches. Vintage sheet music, National Geographic atlases, and vintage field guides are material for the paper garlands. Vintage calendar tea towels are material for my one-of-a-kind bird ornaments. Tshirts find new life as unique back packs. Repurposed beer promo banners donated from a local bar are transformed into utilitarian shaving kit bags!

When I create the zipper pouches I sew the notebook paper lines first, then I hand embroider the cursive letter words, and then I sew the zipper pouch. When I make my products it's like a meditation through repetition that I thoroughly enjoy!

I sell my handmade masks on my website www.montclairmade.com

My How-Tuesday Feature: How to Make Plarn
https://blog.etsy.com/en/how-tuesday-how-to-make-plarn-crochet-an-eco-friendly-tote-b/

I made the props for this Etsy Studio post about plarn:
https://www.etsystudio.com/project/151321195801/3-housewares-you-can-crochet-with-plarn

Etsy Labs I taught:
2012:
http://livestre.am/41Sag
2010:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/events/come-crochet-upcycled-tote-bags-at-the-etsy-labs-7817/

Here's an article about me in the Montclair Patch (I love the title!):
http://montclair.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/who-is-montclairmades-claire-cohen

Tutorials on my Flickr Page:
Business Card Tutorial:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/copabananas/sets/72157623921272914/
Plarn Tutorial:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/copabananas/sets/72157623639182064/
Tote Tutorial:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/copabananas/sets/72157624074608063/

My older Etsy shop, Copabananas, is named after my party supply shop, now closed, that I owned for 10 years in Montclair.

Shop members

  • Claire from Montclair

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Production partners

  • Cape Cod Shibori

    Woods Hole, MA

    Cape Cod Shibori dyed the fabric for one of the Opposite Side options for me.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    I support independent artists by purchasing their designs, printed by Spoonflower on premium cotton fabric, for use in my zipper pouches!

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
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Wholesale availability

📫 Are you interested in buying my products wholesale? Contact me for information about buying my products wholesale on Faire.

Custom and personalized orders

🧵 Feel free to contact me about custom or personalized orders. I love to collaborate and create brand new products based on my customers' needs!

USPS Delays

📫 Due to USPS delays it is highly recommended that you upgrade shipping to Priority Mail if you have deadline concerns. Ready to ship items will go in the mail faster than made to order items.