tracers28 on May 16, 2016
Absolutely love my new strap! Very well made:)
Camera Staps for DSLR Cameras
We began our little business in 2007. That was the year of my wedding. We didn't have a lot of money to spend on a wedding since we just purchased a home so I thought I could try to make a few things myself, like table runners. How hard could that be right? Well, not knowing how to sew, makes it a little bit of a challenge. My husband grew up watching his mother sew so he taught me the basics. I purchased my 99 dollar sewing machine and took a sewing class. I made my table runners and after the wedding my 99 dollar investment sat in a closet. A couple months later, we got a great pyrenees. Being such a large dog, we had trouble finding cute collars in her size. That was when I decided to dust off that sewing machine and attempt to make a dog collar. We began with Dog collars and branched out to include custom Camera straps.
We began selling out dog collars and my first website was born. Fido's Fashion Collars. We started small in a small spare room of our house and only purchased supplies from the profit I made when I sold a collar. So the business really took very little money to begin. That was when I found Etsy. I sold on Etsy for about 6 months before I got my own website. I didn't want all my eggs in one basket so to speak. Soon after, we began selling Camera Straps (PhatStraps). We begin by hand selecting only the finest leather and designer fabrics to create top quality custom camera straps. We hand cut the leather from premium grade hides. We do not use faux leather or vinyl. Each strap is individually made, one at a time, from beginning to end. Every aspect of your strap is given my sincere effort to craft the finest camera strap you will ever own. You get the same great quality with every PhatStrap or Fido Collar you purchase.
Over the years, we have grown. We are now a corporation and put over 6000 of our products in people's homes annually across all of our selling venues. We sell our camera straps to several boutiques and retail stores around the world including Canon Canada.
We hope you enjoy your purchase and feel free to contact us anytime with questions.
Owner, Designer, Marketer
Myself and my husband own the business. We also have two other Etsy stores. Fidos Fashion collars and NTX Laser. I am in charge of all the computer end of the business including but not limited to running the Etsy store, accounting and photos.
Rob is in charge of almost all the production along with packaging, shipping and custom orders.
Customer Service, Assistant
Michelle is my beloved sister who helps out seasonally. She is in charge of customer service and helps prep and ship our orders.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I ship via USPS first class mail with delivery confirmation for domestic parcels. Transit times are average and not guaranteed. Please allow extra time during peak periods.
Domestic (2-6 days)
**We do offer RUSH processing for an additional fee of 19.95 per order. All RUSH orders are shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Email us to arrange a RUSH service. Leaving a note in your order without paying the fee will result in the posted production time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Since all our items are custom made, all returns/exchanges will incur a 25% return fee with a minimum fee of 6.00. Shipping fees are non refundable. The buyer is responsible for any additional shipping fees involved with returns or exchanges. Returns are NOT accepted after 30 days from the purchase date. Returns received after that time will be refused.
THERE ARE NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ON PERSONALIZED OR CUSTOM ORDERS UNLESS PHATSTRAPS WAS AT FAULT. PLEASE INSPECT YOUR STRAP UPON ARRIVAL AND CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU FIND A DEFECT OR ERROR. WE MUST BE CONTACTED WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RECEIPT REGARDING ERROR ON OUR PART.
By purchasing from our store you agree to our return policy and terms and conditions. http://www.phatstraps.com/terms.asp
Additional policies and FAQs
PhatStraps shall not be liable or responsible to any person or entity for any injury, loss or damage caused, or alleged to be have been caused, directly or indirectly by products purchased from PhatStrap's website. Your participation and purchase of our products, therefore, is solely at your own risk. Please inspect products regularly for wear and tear AND possible slippage of they nylon through the slot of the triglide.
VIEW PROPER STRAP INSTALLATION HERE