BlackShipCrafts

Black Ship Crafts - Recycled Bike Tube Vegan Gear

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 357 Sales

BlackShipCrafts

Black Ship Crafts - Recycled Bike Tube Vegan Gear

Minneapolis, Minnesota 357 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(115)

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Note from shop owner We're on vacation. Thanks so much for your years of support and feel free to email or convo us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you so much for supporting handmade crafts,
check back soon!
-Black Ship Crafts, Minneapolis, MN

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 10, 2016

We're on vacation. Thanks so much for your years of support and feel free to email or convo us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you so much for supporting handmade crafts,
check back soon!
-Black Ship Crafts, Minneapolis, MN

Joe Bridge

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Joe Bridge

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(115)
DontSTOPLoving

DontSTOPLoving on Nov 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second time ordering from Blackship and the quality remains top notch. Thanks for providing an animal friendly alternative.

DontSTOPLoving

DontSTOPLoving on Nov 25, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This is my second time ordering from Blackship and the quality remains top notch. Thanks for providing an animal friendly alternative.

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About

Bringing Dead Tubes Back To Life

I started making bike tube belts and wallets in 2004 in the basement of a old co-op house I lived at in Milwaukee, WI. My friend Jason Angst is an awesome heavy metal leather worker and showed me the ropes and let me use his tools. I made a few things for myself , and gathered the interest of friends.

After being offered a few bucks or trades here and there, I got my own tools together, after I moved to Florida, and started making items to table crafts fairs an art shows. I stocked a couple local stores, then was introduced to Etsy. Everything got busier and now there's a full-time a shop in our basement in Minneapolis!

You can also find us out in the garden or locally at The HUB Bike Co-op, Extreme Noise Records, local craft fairs, and online at Pedalr.com and Big Cartel.

And check out Natalie's shop - Blackbird Workshop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackbirdWorkshop

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Shop members

  • Joe Bridge

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I live in Minneapolis with my wonderful partner Natalie and an amazing community of artists, musicians, cyclists, activists, and hard working folks from all walks of life. When not crafting, I fix bicycles at a worker owned bike shop or my frame shop

  • Natalie

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Mama

    I'm a mama, to a beautiful daughter and sweet baby boy. When not crafting I bake at a collectively run cafe and enjoy camping and biking and gardening. I also run Blackbird Workshop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackbirdWorkshop

  • Anwen

    Distractor, General Sillyness

    I'm 8 and I'd rather play then do boring grown-up work. Will you play with me, please?!

  • Rowan

    Shelf And Table Clearer

    I'm the youngest member of the shop (family!)

  • Ruby

    Shop Kitty

  • Morgan

    Shop Dawg

    Our wonderful and newest addition!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 31, 2013
BSC makes durable and beautiful gear by up-cycling tubes and metal parts from local bike shops. We strive to put behind environmentally destructive production practices and make a beautiful, clean, recycled, locally sourced, hand made product. We are also working on custom bicycle frames and a specialty shop. Thanks so much for supporting hand made crafts!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Payment must be made before order will be processed. Any unpaid orders can be cancelled after 2 weeks.

I haven't set up direct checkout yet, I usually wait till they get the bugs out of new stuff like that and make sure it is secure and safe. Please use Paypal for now, I've never had problems with it and there is an option to pay with a credit card even if you don't have an account.
Shipping
We are proud supporters of the USPS and, unless requested, ship exclusively with them. We are not happy to see our public rates rising and post offices disappearing.

**As of Jan 28th 2013; USPS Int'l Rates about doubled! We will notify buyers of adjustments via convo..**

Please expect 3-5 days for made to order items to be produced, and 3-5 days for shipping.

If your shipping cost is over $5.00, we will happily pack it in a flat rate priority box. Please convo to upgrade or expedite shipping (flat rate, confirmation, next day, tracking, etc.).

You can see from our feedback that we often ship as soon as next day if we are not too busy. That means you could receive your order as soon as 3 days and no more than two weeks.

Lost Packages; We keep VERY detailed records of our production and shipping and do not assume ANY responsibility for lost packages. We do offer tracking (extra $12 Int'l) and we have been known to replace lost items IF it is clear that the item was honestly lost, but we are NOT obligated to do so.

Thanks!!
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. If there is an issue with the item after sale: 1) the buyer must FIRST convo the shop about the issue they are having 2) the shop will attempt to resolve the issue without returning/refunding 3) If the issue CANNOT be resolved, the item may be returned under the following terms: the Item is; defective, damaged, or does not meet the description given in the shop, or specific terms agreed to in convo. Items CANNOT be returned if it meets all of the terms, yet you just 'don't want/like it.' this is not wal-mart. Our Etsy shops are charged each time an item is listed and a percentage of each sale, and we lose money/time packaging and shipping items. The buyer will be convo'd and if no resolution can reached, the shop will refund the price of the ITEM, NOT the shipping. To clarify; if it's the shop's fault, the shop will not cover the shipping; If you don't like it, etc, you are responsible for paying all the the shipping. A buyer should not order something they may or may not like and expect the shops to pay for them to 'try it on.' Thanks for your time! -BSC
Additional policies and FAQs
Buyers; please provide us with all the information we need to complete your order! ie size, style, etc. IF NO INFO IS GIVEN, an effort will be made to contact the buyer. If no contact can be made, a second contact will be attempted. If at that point it is not resolved, we reserve the right to make the decision to either CANCEL THE TRANSACTION, or, use our MOST COMMON SPECS and ship the item to complete the transaction on our end. Thanks, and please, keep in touch!