AnnikaLDesigns

Handmade Unique Vegan bags with Upcycled materials

Salo, Finland 1 Sale On Etsy since 2019

AnnikaLDesigns

Handmade Unique Vegan bags with Upcycled materials

Salo, Finland | 1 Sale

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Announcement    Unique handmade bags made with upcycled materials.

Vegan- and Ecofriendly.

I ship via First Class (PRIORITY) airmail within 1-2 business days

SHIPPING TIMES:
US and Canada 5-10 business days
Scandinavia and Central Europe 2-5 business days.
Rest of Europe 3-6 business days.
Other countries: the major cities in 5-10 business days

UPCYCLING AND RECYCLING DIFFERENCE?
Recycling means that we take old materials, break them down, and turn them into new materials that we can use to make new products.
Recycling turns the products back into their raw form or an equivalent product. Cans back into their raw form of aluminum. Plastic stays plastic. Paper gets made into more paper.
It takes a lot of manpower, processing power and machinery for recycling to happen. Often times, the products are downcycled because they can’t be restored to the same quality of product. For example, we can only recycle paper seven times.

However, while recycling is one of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact and repurpose old materials, there is a way to take your eco-footprint one step further — upcycling.

Upcycling is a way to transform old things and turn them into something new without breaking the product down into its raw materials. Instead, upcycling take an old object and gives it new life.


You can find me on Social Media:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/AnnikaLDesigns

INSTAGRAM: @annikaldesigns

Thank you for visiting!

Announcement

Last updated on May 25, 2019

Unique handmade bags made with upcycled materials.

Vegan- and Ecofriendly.

I ship via First Class (PRIORITY) airmail within 1-2 business days

SHIPPING TIMES:
US and Canada 5-10 business days
Scandinavia and Central Europe 2-5 business days.
Rest of Europe 3-6 business days.
Other countries: the major cities in 5-10 business days

UPCYCLING AND RECYCLING DIFFERENCE?
Recycling means that we take old materials, break them down, and turn them into new materials that we can use to make new products.
Recycling turns the products back into their raw form or an equivalent product. Cans back into their raw form of aluminum. Plastic stays plastic. Paper gets made into more paper.
It takes a lot of manpower, processing power and machinery for recycling to happen. Often times, the products are downcycled because they can’t be restored to the same quality of product. For example, we can only recycle paper seven times.

However, while recycling is one of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact and repurpose old materials, there is a way to take your eco-footprint one step further — upcycling.

Upcycling is a way to transform old things and turn them into something new without breaking the product down into its raw materials. Instead, upcycling take an old object and gives it new life.


You can find me on Social Media:

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/AnnikaLDesigns

INSTAGRAM: @annikaldesigns

Thank you for visiting!

Updates

Listed new top handle bag.
Made with 100% Egyptian cotton and added some crocheted 🧶 details.
My pouches and bags are unique so this one is sold out. First Etsy sale! grinningtwo_hearts
Eco friendly packaging with recycled paper and ribbon. seedling
This pouch has small silver plated heart charm heart️ where you can have your initial stamped. I wanted to create something unique that can be personalized. blush
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About

Who Made My Handbag?

I’m Annika, maker and designer behind AnnikaL.Designs.

Been crafting since I was little girl but started sewing after I lost my mother. I wanted to start new hobby to cope with my sorrow and get other things in mind. I wanted to learn sewing because I’m fashion stylist and always loved fashion and clothes.

I did go to sewing class but teaching wasn’t what I expected. Luckily my talented friend gave me private lessons. I started to sew some clothes for myself but after my friend gave me big pile of furniture sample fabrics that were going to be landfill otherwise and I made my first upcycled handbag I was hooked. If I had known the joy that sewing would give me, I definetly would started a lot sooner. It´s so exciting mixing and matching different colors and fabrics and designing new handbags and pouches.

I started my etsy shop because I wanted to give others too a chance to enjoy my bags that are bringing me so much joy. And to give eco- and veganfriendly alternative for everyone bored with mass production.

Materials I use to make my bags are upcycled furniture samples for most part.
Love the fact that they are very durable and don’t pilling fast so it would been such a waste to go landfill.
It has always been important that I recycle in my personal life too. And Thanks to my mom I have grown up with thrift store adventures and other Slow fashion values.
I’m vegetarian myself so I don’t want to use real leather in my designs.

My designs mainly follow the minimalist style but every piece has something eyecathing whether is fabric, buttons, cut etc.

My bags are handmade just for you - every bag is unique.

Shop members

  • Annika

    Owner

    Designer and maker of unique handbags and pouches. Loves to upcycle materials to give them a secon chance and create something beautiful of them. Eco- friendly vegetarian living in Finland with her cats.

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More information

Last updated on Apr 28, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you would like an item made in a different size or fabric please feel free to send me a message via etsy convo or email annika.l.designs@gmail.com.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All of my items comes with ecofriendly packaging, envelopes are made with recycled paper.
Always beautifully wrapped, and I use recycled materials when possible.
If you would like me to include a written note or a message with a purchase bought as a gift, please let me know during checkout.

Care instructions

Spot clean with damp cloth.

Dry Clean for best results.

If you want to wash them with water, handwash with similar colors and use a mild detergent, wash gently inside out at low temperature.

Returns and Refunds

I hope you’ll be happy with your purchase.
If you are not satisfied or your item is lost in mail please let me know immediately and and we will work together to make things right.
I´m happy to help you anyway I can.

All orders have 14 days time to exchange and return policy after you have received your order.

Customer is responsible for that the item is packaged carefully when the item is returned.

Customer will be responsible for returning shipping fees. I´m sorry but I do not refund any shipping cost.

I will give you refund for items price after I receive items back.