WestermanBags

Felt & Leather Bags + Accessories + Apple Tech Covers

Nieuwleusen, The Netherlands

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Announcement    Welcome to Westerman Bags, we create felt & leather products with a fresh and modern feel. All work is handmade in my studio, everything is created with passion for functionality, raw materials and contemporary design.
I use my hands every day to create functional, appealing and sustainable gadgets that stand out from the crowd. I love slow design and each piece I make is made one at a time, by hand.
Our goal is to achieve an enjoyable shopping experience by offering high quality handmade products you are excited to recieve. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we will gladly answer any questions as quickly as possible.

*** See our top selling ​wool felt Macbook sleeves https://www.etsy.com/listing/771662283/macbook-sleeve-in-burnt-orange-wool-felt?
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..............................................................❤.............................................................. * KEEP IN TOUCH *
❤ Annemieke [!at] westermanbags.com
❤ Website - www.westermanbags.com/
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Announcement

Last updated on Jul 21, 2020

Welcome to Westerman Bags, we create felt & leather products with a fresh and modern feel. All work is handmade in my studio, everything is created with passion for functionality, raw materials and contemporary design.
I use my hands every day to create functional, appealing and sustainable gadgets that stand out from the crowd. I love slow design and each piece I make is made one at a time, by hand.
Our goal is to achieve an enjoyable shopping experience by offering high quality handmade products you are excited to recieve. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we will gladly answer any questions as quickly as possible.

*** See our top selling ​wool felt Macbook sleeves https://www.etsy.com/listing/771662283/macbook-sleeve-in-burnt-orange-wool-felt?
❤ Sign up to our newsletter for inspiration, giveaways and special deals here:http://eepurl.com/dvA48T

Read more about us here: ​http://www.etsy.com/shop/​ westermanbags/about
..............................................................❤.............................................................. * KEEP IN TOUCH *
❤ Annemieke [!at] westermanbags.com
❤ Website - www.westermanbags.com/
❤ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/westermanbags/ ❤ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WestermanBags/ ❤ Pinterest -https://nl.pinterest.com/WestermanBags/

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Annemieke Westerman Jagat Prem Kaur

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Annemieke Westerman Jagat Prem Kaur

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About WestermanBags

Sales 5,032
On Etsy since 2010

Westerman Bags is a small family run business. We believe in slow design, functionality and premium materials.

There's something addictive about working with my hands. I use my hands every day to create functional, appealing and sustainable gadgets, that stand out from the crowd. I love slow design and each piece I make is made one at a time, by hand.

Way back, in 199-something, I learnt how to build a house.. and graduated. I realised I was not a builder of large strcutures with ditto numbers.. so in the new millenium I graduated from fashion school. I learnt how to create things with my hands. As I am not the crafty type of person, I study the function of things and my designs. This is how the clear and straight lines of my designs arise.
I take pride in working with premium natural materials. The cognac buffalo calf leather is vegetable tanned and is made exclusively for my brand. The undyed woolfelt is a genuine natural product and made in Europe. It has been a process in-depth work for years to find these wonderful materials.

The times that I worked alone are past. It is a great pleasure to teach and learn from the fashion students that reside here. In case you are interested in learning about even stitches, red details and running a small international business, please write me. I am always looking for "artisan" souls to share my passion with :)

Etsy has been of great influence on the development of me and my work. I am proud to be a Etsy Seller. My bags and covers are in use all over the world, because of Etsy.

When I have the time I like to run a few miles through the flat meadows with my dog Vinni or take my Bianchi racing bike for the long rides.

If you would like to see some quick behind-the-scenes pictures visit my instagram account instagram.com/westermanbags

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions - feel free to ask!
Hello [!at] westermanbags.com

- Annemieke

Shop members

  • Annemieke Westerman

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I believe in the craftsman’s way of life: the command over materials, tools & processes. In an era of ruthlessly cheap imports, I take pride in handcrafting each item from premium materials with an eye for details and functionality.

Production partners

  • Magma

    Poland

    Producing premium wool products with an eye for details. Taking care for their people and the environment is a core value.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2020
Felt & leather bags and cases with a fresh and modern feel. Every items is created in our studio with passion for functionality, raw materials and contemporary design.

Our goal is to achieve pleasant ♪ transactions by offering high quality handmade products and personal services. If you still have questions about anything after reading the following information please do not hesitate to contact us.

All items are made after you've placed the order. It takes 6-8 workingdays for a bag to be ready to ship. Cases are made within 3-4 days. If you're in a hurry, you can upgrade to worldwide express shipping.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
In the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase we can refund or exchange the item - the item must be unworn/unused and in sellable condition with the original packaging. We are a European company and work according the Distance Selling Regulations.

If there is a problem with your order that is the result of my error, I will work with you on a solution. Please note that when you order the wrong size or colour, the return cost are on you.

How does this work.
* You have the right to return the product within 14 days after your purchase.
* Please contact us before you do so. This is important. We do not accept return for which we have to pay custom fees and incoming taxes and custom fees for a returned product.
* You will be reimbursed for the total price of the invoice. (Item price plus shipping cost) Exception: fees paid for express shipping.
* You are responsible for the cost of return shipping.
* When an item is being returned to us, we are not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit.
* All "SALE ITEMS" are final
* Custom orders and items with initials cannot be returned. Exception: In case there is a problem with the construction or size.

We do our best to photograph the work accurately - please keep in mind that the image colour may appear differently according to your computer screen.

Please send us your claim within 7 business days after you receive your order.

** Returned goods** In case an item is returned to me, I will resend the item only after:
- Reconfirming the address by buyer
- Additional shipping fee has been paid for
Payment
We accept all payments methods within the Etsy system, also Ideal for Dutch customers.

Prices include 21% EU sales tax (BTW). Shipping prices have been adjusted for the countries outside EU ( for which we do not have to charge sales tax) to mediate the difference.
Shipping
I do my best to photograph the work - please keep in mind that the colours may appear differently according to your computer screen.

>>SIZING: PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE CASE, BEFORE YOU ORDER PLEASE ASK ME WHCH SIZE YOU NEED FOR YOUR LAPTOP/IPAD/PHONE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS

>>TAXES: PLEASE NOTE: customers pay for any custom charges, duties or taxes charged to them by their country. ( This is also the case in Swiss and Norway. )

>>VALUE: I DO NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" AND I PUT THE TRUE VALUE OF THE ITEM

>>IF YOU CHOOSE TO SHIP YOUR ORDER WITH STANDARD SHIPPING YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE INSURED AND I WILL NOT ISSUE YOU A REFUND FOR LOST, UNCLAIMED OR UNDELIVERED MAIL

In the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase PLEASE send back to us for a REFUND or EXCHANGE - the item must be UNWORN/UNUSED and in sellable condition. This also includes smells (I WILL NOT accept a return on a bag if it has a strong odour, for example cigarette odours) you are responsible for shipping costs.

PLEASE NOTE I WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS AFTER 7 DAYS OF IT'S ARRIVAL DATE

>>please send back your order via the POST OFFICE and NOT WITH A COURIER COMPANY - please indicate on the box that the item is BEING RETURNED, I are not responsible for taxes and duty charges incurred<<

-When an item is being returned to us, we are NOT responsible for items lost in transit returned items must have insurance and tracking
-for items you want to exchange/refunded - you are responsible for any of the shipping costs

If an item arrives damaged due to postal transit please contact us to file a claim with the post office - the item must be photographed in order to make the claim.

*PLEASE NOTE* Woolfelt is made by rubbing and rolling the wool. If the woolfelt is rubbed onto another surface intensively it will pill more and wear quickly. This is a natural process.
We will NOT exchange or refund on this matter.

If you want to have your bag repaired we have paid repair services available. Please contact us.

All gift certificate purchases are final

ALL "SALE ITEMS" are final

ALL SALES WITH CUSTOM REQUESTS OR CHANGES ARE FINAL - WE WILL NOT REFUND OR EXCHANGE IT IF YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU REQUESTED TO CHANGE ON THE BAG.
Additional policies and FAQs
Leather:
I use vegetable tanned leather. The surface is porous and not flawless. Small scratches will come & go. If the leather dries out you can put some natural (no color) shoe shine on the leather for conditioning. We use Fiebings natural wax for a subtle satin shine. The leather will darken overtime and become more shiny.

Woolfelt:
The felt I use is produced in Europe & carries the Woolmark label: 100% virgin woolfelt, with a density of 280. Due to this density, the felt is highly waterrepellant, however not fully waterproof. It is durable, dirt- and water repellant. Lanolin, the naturally accorring waxy coating on wool fibers, is responsible for this.

We advise the following methods of maintenance:
Wet spills → directly blot with dry cloth or paper towel. If necessary, rinse with Cold water and blot again until dry. Do not rub.
Grease stains → clean with K2r

When pills (small felt balls) occur, cut them off with sharp scissors. The sharp cut will prevent the felt from forming new pills.

More information

Last updated on Jan 17, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Initials: All felt cases and bags can be personalised with initials. You will need to order an additional item, find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/248510705/monogram-personalise-your-case-customize

** Please do not forget to send us the characters for engraving together with your order. **

The purchase of items with initials and custom sized case are final and cannot be returned.

Custom and personalised orders

Size: For custom sizing please contact us before you please your order. We can make cases in many sizes for a small additional cost.

Wholesale availability

I have a shop. Can I sell your items?
The items in our shop cannot be sold on commission base or wholesale trading.

We do make small custom collections for resale or business use. Feel free to enquire. We have examples with custom designs and logo's.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All items come giftwrapped in our signature vintage Dutch wrapping paper.

Sizing details

The standard sizing for our products is for Apple devices.

* I have the new 2016 Macbook Pro. Which size do I need?
"New MBP 2016>"
Read more about Macbook sizing here:
http://www.westermanbags.com/blog/november-27th-2016

* Will my iPhone with a bumper or hardcase fit in the felt or leather case?
Does our product show the option "XL" or "with bumper"? This means your case or sleeve can be made a little larger to accomodate your iphone plus a thin case or bumper.


In case of doubt please contact us before you order.