PlatypusMax

Barrettes and accessories, inspired by nature

Lexington, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2017

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

PlatypusMax

Barrettes and accessories, inspired by nature

Lexington, Massachusetts | 732 Sales

Announcement    Ordering a gift for the holidays? Please order by by 12/18 for best chance of arrival by 12/24! Happy shopping!

Orders are usually shipped within 2 business days, and are mailed USPS First Class, arriving within 2-5 days (typically, but not guaranteed).

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2020

Ordering a gift for the holidays? Please order by by 12/18 for best chance of arrival by 12/24! Happy shopping!

Orders are usually shipped within 2 business days, and are mailed USPS First Class, arriving within 2-5 days (typically, but not guaranteed).

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Rachel Summers

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Rachel Summers

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quality 23 shipping 15 customer service 9

About PlatypusMax

Sales 732
On Etsy since 2017

Print Designs and Handmade Leather Accessories

Platypus Max is the home of maker & designer, Rachel Summers. My studio is located in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA.

I make barrettes and other accessories mainly from leather as well as other repurposed materials. I also work in print, and often find the various media playing off of each other in unexpected ways, each pushing on the other. I love natural textures, especially leaf structures as well as geometric designs, typography and appreciate dry humor.

Eco-friendly practices are central to my philosophy. That is, to keep the carbon footprint of everything I create as low as possible. This means that my core materials are sourced as post and pre-consumer waste, trash-bound relics, and are almost entirely free of new plastic. Packaging is minimal, using only paper when possible. I ship personal orders in upcycled mailers, which community members save for me.

Many of my designs are one-of-a-kind, so check back often to see what’s currently available, or contact me if you have a special request.

Shop members

  • Rachel Summers

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    It's just me! I craft with leather, buttons, ink rollers, take photos, do the graphic design work, and everything else on my handmade items and designs. Print-to-order items (shirts, mostly) are handled by a third party.

Production partners

  • Specialty Printer

    United States

    Specialty printer, who prints my designs on shirts and other products - to order! - then ships directly to my customers.

  • Specialty Printer

    United States

    Specialty printer, who prints my designs on shirts and other products - to order! - then ships directly to my customers.

  • Printing and Shipping

    United States

    Specialty printer, who prints my designs on shirts and other products - to order! - then ships directly to my customers.

  • Laser Engraving

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Manufacturer of laser engraved cutting boards and printed products.

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