CampRobber

Vintage style waxed canvas

Beulah, Colorado · 387 Sales

CampRobber

Vintage style waxed canvas

Beulah, Colorado 387 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(127)

Announcement   My products always come wrapped in kraft paper and red twine at no extra cost. If you purchase multiple items, let me know if you need them wrapped individually.

For my people, the makers and the pilots of the world, I construct bags, work aprons, and tool rolls using natural, sturdy materials. I use only waxed and plain canvas and fine natural-fiber fabrics (but no leather). Designs come from classic sewn equipment such as the sailor's ditty bag, the woodworker'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. As a one-person shop with a full schedule, I am not able to do custom work.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 26, 2018

My products always come wrapped in kraft paper and red twine at no extra cost. If you purchase multiple items, let me know if you need them wrapped individually.

For my people, the makers and the pilots of the world, I construct bags, work aprons, and tool rolls using natural, sturdy materials. I use only waxed and plain canvas and fine natural-fiber fabrics (but no leather). Designs come from classic sewn equipment such as the sailor's ditty bag, the woodworker'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. As a one-person shop with a full schedule, I am not able to do custom work.

Janet Switzer

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Janet Switzer

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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.

Except for the Camp Robber Air stickers, 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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Shop members

  • 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

Production partners

  • Sticker Mule

    New York, NY

    Sticker Mule prints the stickers from my own graphics.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2018
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 either red cotton twine or natural hemp twine, as available.

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).

White cotton canvas will become "dirty" - there is no way around that! I suggest that you embrace this natural process! Contact me if you would like me to pre-grubby a white canvas item by rubbing blacksmith's coal on it.

Custom and personalized orders

Not available.

Sizing details

Apron sizes correspondent reasonably closely to men's tee shirt sizing.

Items lost in mail

If postal tracking indicates a package has been delivered, and it is addressed to the address the buyer gave me, and in spite of all this you have not received the package, contact your post office. I take no responsibility for refunding or replacing the item.