RockabellaBags

Handmade water resistant bags and accessories

Redmond, Washington On Etsy since 2013

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RockabellaBags

Handmade water resistant bags and accessories

Redmond, Washington | 436 Sales

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Announcement    NOTE: For a limited time only, I am offering fabric face masks. If masks are sold out, check back. I am adding inventory for as long as my fabric stash holds out. If you’d rather get on a wait list, contact me. For local customers,if you’d rather pick up your order, let me know. Etsy automatically charges shipping at checkout, but I can refund the shipping charges.

Strong, durable, and water resistant bags and accessories that are above all stylish. Items are handmade using laminate fabric and cork fabric. These fabrics are soft, pliable, and easy to care for. ** NEW HARRIS TWEED LINE!** Custom orders are welcome.

* Like Rockabella Bags on Facebook for shop news and to be notified of new listings: www.facebook.com/RockabellaBags

* To learn how Rockabella Bags got its start, visit my "About" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/about

* To learn more about laminate fabric, cork fabric and HARRIS TWEED, visit my "About" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/about

* Want to find out more about details of the shop? See the shop "Policies" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/policy

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Last updated on May 8, 2020

NOTE: For a limited time only, I am offering fabric face masks. If masks are sold out, check back. I am adding inventory for as long as my fabric stash holds out. If you’d rather get on a wait list, contact me. For local customers,if you’d rather pick up your order, let me know. Etsy automatically charges shipping at checkout, but I can refund the shipping charges.

Strong, durable, and water resistant bags and accessories that are above all stylish. Items are handmade using laminate fabric and cork fabric. These fabrics are soft, pliable, and easy to care for. ** NEW HARRIS TWEED LINE!** Custom orders are welcome.

* Like Rockabella Bags on Facebook for shop news and to be notified of new listings: www.facebook.com/RockabellaBags

* To learn how Rockabella Bags got its start, visit my "About" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/about

* To learn more about laminate fabric, cork fabric and HARRIS TWEED, visit my "About" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/about

* Want to find out more about details of the shop? See the shop "Policies" page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockabellaBags/policy

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About RockabellaBags

Sales 436
On Etsy since 2013

Eureka!

For many years I traveled extensively for business, always with my laptop. I had a laptop bag that I loved for its functionality, but like most laptop bags it came in your choice of - black nylon. I hoped to find something a little more colorful but that was impossible to find. Eventually I tried one made from quilted cotton - it was cute but didn't hold up to heavy use. Back to the boring black nylon.

One day I discovered vinyl laminated cotton fabric, and I immediately thought "Eureka"! This beautiful fabric came in designer prints, was strong, durable, water resistant, and easy care (wipe clean!). It was perfect for a laptop bag - or for any bag. That was the beginning of my Rockabella Bags journey.

Since then I have added cork fabric to my collection. Cork fabric shares all of the attributes of laminated cotton. In addition, it is sustainable since the cork bark grows back after being harvested. Cork trees can be harvested every ten years and they live for hundreds of years. Cork fabric is similar to leather, but in contrast is considered to be environmentally friendly, even vegan! The natural variations within the cork results in a beautiful material.

As of autumn 2018, I have added a HARRIS TWEED collection. Harris Tweed is a tweed cloth that is handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. This definition, quality standards and protection of the Harris Tweed name are enshrined in the Harris Tweed Act 1993.[1]. The tweed fabric pairs beautifully with cork cloth accents to provide a rustic yet elegant look. Note, these bags are NOT water resistant. They are treated with Scotchguard to provide as much water and dirt resistance as possible. This is intended to be an exclusive, luxury line.

Watch the making of HARRIS TWEED fabric here: https://youtu.be/q7NAFmIKBLk

I hope that you love these bags as much as I do.


Editorial reviews:
“Every Rockabella design starts with a need. Using her favorite laminated designer fabrics, Gail designs accessories in her Redmond studio that will both organize your life and make your day. Every design comes with clever details, and the vinyl laminated fabric means that they are easy to clean, and durable for a long life of making yours easier.”

"Inspired by the sometimes drippy Pacific Northwest, Gail develops her own accessory designs that use waterproof vinyl laminated fabrics to solve all your accessory puzzles. A perfect combination of durability, whimsy, and clever details, Rocksbella Bags are sure to brighten your day."

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  • Gail Kirwan

    Owner, Maker

    After working 20 years as an engineer, I took a break to raise my kids. I fell in love with vinyl laminated cotton fabric, using it to create bags that are strong and beautiful. My signature item is the laptop bag - no more boring black nylon bags!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2019
Welcome to Rockabella Bags!

I started this shop because I am in love with bags that are both beautiful AND functional. For many years, I traveled the world working for a large corporation. I never could find a laptop bag that I was happy with. The one I used most was durable and functional, but made of black nylon - not exactly stylish. For a while I used one made of quilted cotton print - very pretty, but it didn't hold up well. When I discovered laminated cotton, I thought "voila!" I can make a bag with a designer print fabric that is also strong, durable, waterproof and wipes clean! What could be better? Since then, I haven't looked back.

Laminated cotton and cork fabric are perfect for laptop bags, tote bags, purses, backpacks ... you name it. All items in this shop are invidually handmade by myself.

Custom orders are welcome!

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Accepted payment methods

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
Your complete satisfaction is important to me. All items are handmade by me, I hold my workmanship to the highest standard. I do my best to describe each item fully. Please feel free to contact me with as many questions as you wish prior to your purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase please convo me and I will do what I can to correct the situation.

If your package arrives seriously damaged, please refuse it and have the postal
service return the shipment.
Payment
I accept Etsy direct checkout as payment. Etsy gift cards are accepted.

All custom orders must be paid in advance in full.

Please make sure your address is accurate for shipping purposes.
Shipping
I ship within 2 business days (custom or private orders excluded). Packages will be shipped USPS Priority mail (2 - 3 days) or USPS Priority Express mail (1 day). Shipping method can be chosen at checkout. Packages are insured up to $50. If your purchase exceeds $50 and you want the additional value insured, contact me to add additional insurance at your expense.

INTERNATIONAL shipments are welcome! You are responsible for any fees that your country may have that are associated with packages shipped from the US. International packages will usually be shipped Priority Mail International which includes insurance coverage. Should you opt to have the package shipped First Class Int'l (which is a lower rate), then you will assume the responsibility if the package does not make it to the destination. No refunds will be issued for First Class Int'l shipping due to loss.

I will gladly combine shipping if you are purchasing more than one item. The shipping cost calculated at checkout should be accurate for combined shipping. If significant shipping overcharges do occur, I will issue a refund for the difference.

Shipping fees include postage and packaging. Insurance up to $50 is included.

I use recycled packaging whenever possible.

LOCAL BUYERS: If you are in the Redmond WA area and want to purchase online and pick up your purchase at one of my upcoming craft shows to avoid shipping charges, please let me know when you order. You can do this via "note to seller", convo or email. PLEASE NOTE that Etsy WILL charge the shipping fee when you check out. I can then refund you the shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Fabric samples may be available for some items. If interested in a fabric sample, please contact me.

CUSTOM ORDERS ARE WELCOME! Feel free to contact me and I will be glad to discuss your ideas and options.

All items are handmade in a smoke free, pet free studio.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support
* when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list
* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law
* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

* Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
* Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
* Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at rockabellabags [!at] gmail.com.