CampRobber

Vintage style canvas, waxed canvas and denim goods

Colorado, United States · 221 Sales

CampRobber

Vintage style canvas, waxed canvas and denim goods

Colorado, United States 221 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Made in the CoIorado forest! In my one-person shop I construct bags, cases, woodshop aprons and tool rolls using natural, sturdy materials. I choose waxed and plain canvas, raw denim, and fine wool fabrics (but no leather) for their intrinsic, authentic beauty. Designs come from classic sewn equipment such as the sailor's ditty bag, the carpenter's or blacksmith's tool roll, and the incredible array of military canvas goods produced by factories full of working women for the war effort of World War II. Due to my busy schedule, I am not able to design or build custom items.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 25, 2016

Made in the CoIorado forest! In my one-person shop I construct bags, cases, woodshop aprons and tool rolls using natural, sturdy materials. I choose waxed and plain canvas, raw denim, and fine wool fabrics (but no leather) for their intrinsic, authentic beauty. Designs come from classic sewn equipment such as the sailor's ditty bag, the carpenter's or blacksmith's tool roll, and the incredible array of military canvas goods produced by factories full of working women for the war effort of World War II. Due to my busy schedule, I am not able to design or build custom items.

Janet Switzer

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Janet Switzer

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
Ali

Ali on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My husband loved the ditty bag style and craftsmanship of my smaller bag so much, that I got the larger one for him… because he wanted to take mine. True to the item description, if you are a larger man/woman, the bigger ditty bag will fit better when carried cross body. It was shipped very quickly and my husband is very happy with it.

Ali

Ali on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this bag!! The quality is superb and it is very well made. I like the different ways it can be carried and, using public transportation, a simple knot on the top keeps everything secure. It can be used as a quick overnight bag but I like it for everyday use. It was shipped very quickly and Janet was very friendly.

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About

Practicality and good looks

I'm a bit of a tomboy, with a degree in geology/geography. I've ridden motorcycles, been a mapmaker, contemplated becoming a camp cook, built a straw-bale house and a log house, worked in a greenhouse. I ride a recumbent trike and am thinking of taking flying lessons. Frilly doesn't suit me. The fabrics I choose are meant to proudly and confidently go outside.

Frequently I get ideas from canvas gear that survives from World War II. They didn't use plastic in those days so I resist it in my own designs.

I don't outsource any of my design or production. My husband John assists with critiques and with setting up my equipment. A significant portion of my supplies comes from other Etsy sellers.

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  • Janet Switzer

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My influences: World War II artifacts, Colorado's mountains, New Mexico's colors, Oregon's materials, all of which I have experienced first-hand.

  • John Switzer

    Repairs And Design Advisor

    Blacksmith at Black Bear Forge.

  • Smitty

    Personal Assistant

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Last updated on May 30, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

I do not wholesale my items.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders are wrapped informally with kraft paper and tied with red twine.

Care instructions

Waxed canvas should never be washed because that will remove the wax. Instead, hose it off, damp wipe it, vacuum it, or brush it. Eventually the wax will become worn and should be reapplied (a simple process).

Raw denim can be hand-washed with a mild soap such as shampoo, rinsed well, and hung to air-dry. It is sanforized so it will shrink only minimally.

Sales tax

Colorado buyers will pay 2.9% sales tax, and those living in Pueblo County will pay an additional 1% sales tax.

Custom and personalized orders

Not available.