coffeepurse

Recycled Burlap Messenger Bags Purses Notebooks & More!

Washington, United States · 139 Sales

coffeepurse

Recycled Burlap Messenger Bags Purses Notebooks & More!

Washington, United States 139 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   I would like to share with you fashionable designs and innovative fun ideas that embrace coffee and art!

COFFEE PURSE has been featured:
Right here in Seattle at the University of Washington at the Burke Museum and in Portland OR at the World Forestry Center at - Coffee: The World In Your Cup - An exhibit that explores the fascinating world behind the coffee we drink. Focusing on environmental and social impacts of the coffee industry, the exhibit recommends ways for consumers to make responsible coffee purchases at the grocery store or in a coffee shop.

Each item at Coffee Purse is unique, from the weave to the print and even the distressing from transfer. Imperfections are common and of course make them one of a kind. Sizes vary depending on the original bag they were cut from.

These original handmade items are created from reclaimed coffee sacks obtained from local Seattle coffee importers. Once containing green coffee that was hand picked, naturally processed, and shipped from around the world in enormous jute sacks.

Jute is a rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, used for making twine and rope or woven into sacking or matting. Similar to burlap; a canvas woven from jute, hemp, or a similar fiber.

Much of the writing you see indicates information about the coffee, such as the varietal, how it was processed, crop dates, weight, and where it was grown. The images are often logos of the farms, cooperatives, mills, organic certifications, and countries of origin.

Images on Messenger Bags, Purses, and Totes have been hand treated/preserved with a clear nontoxic acrylic. Images are PERMANENT: they won't fade, bleed, or rub off on your clothes in rain or humidity. When coffee is being processed and shipped, if water, or moisture were to come in contact with the jute sack the coffee is in, the entire contents (hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coffee) would essentially be ruined. So, in these conditions there would be no need to preserve the images, but in urban metropolitan settings, where we have more extreme weather, the images are subjected to wind, rain, spills, humidity, and need to be preserved to last more then a couple weeks of constant use to keep looking new. Items that have not been preserved include: Pillows and pillowcases, wallets, make-up/cosmetic bags and notebooks. *Please check the listing for details, or convo me with any concerns regarding product care.

Using reclaimed items promotes healthy environmental practices. Reducing and reusing are two key facrs of of recycling that Coffee Purse strives to promote. By using reclaimed jute coffee sacks to create new usable items is one way to reuse items that would have previously gone into landfill.

Go fashionably green with this reclaimed item!

Announcement

I would like to share with you fashionable designs and innovative fun ideas that embrace coffee and art!

COFFEE PURSE has been featured:
Right here in Seattle at the University of Washington at the Burke Museum and in Portland OR at the World Forestry Center at - Coffee: The World In Your Cup - An exhibit that explores the fascinating world behind the coffee we drink. Focusing on environmental and social impacts of the coffee industry, the exhibit recommends ways for consumers to make responsible coffee purchases at the grocery store or in a coffee shop.

Each item at Coffee Purse is unique, from the weave to the print and even the distressing from transfer. Imperfections are common and of course make them one of a kind. Sizes vary depending on the original bag they were cut from.

These original handmade items are created from reclaimed coffee sacks obtained from local Seattle coffee importers. Once containing green coffee that was hand picked, naturally processed, and shipped from around the world in enormous jute sacks.

Jute is a rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, used for making twine and rope or woven into sacking or matting. Similar to burlap; a canvas woven from jute, hemp, or a similar fiber.

Much of the writing you see indicates information about the coffee, such as the varietal, how it was processed, crop dates, weight, and where it was grown. The images are often logos of the farms, cooperatives, mills, organic certifications, and countries of origin.

Images on Messenger Bags, Purses, and Totes have been hand treated/preserved with a clear nontoxic acrylic. Images are PERMANENT: they won't fade, bleed, or rub off on your clothes in rain or humidity. When coffee is being processed and shipped, if water, or moisture were to come in contact with the jute sack the coffee is in, the entire contents (hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coffee) would essentially be ruined. So, in these conditions there would be no need to preserve the images, but in urban metropolitan settings, where we have more extreme weather, the images are subjected to wind, rain, spills, humidity, and need to be preserved to last more then a couple weeks of constant use to keep looking new. Items that have not been preserved include: Pillows and pillowcases, wallets, make-up/cosmetic bags and notebooks. *Please check the listing for details, or convo me with any concerns regarding product care.

Using reclaimed items promotes healthy environmental practices. Reducing and reusing are two key facrs of of recycling that Coffee Purse strives to promote. By using reclaimed jute coffee sacks to create new usable items is one way to reuse items that would have previously gone into landfill.

Go fashionably green with this reclaimed item!

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Anonymous on Mar 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Jan 3, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Great stockings! Love them.

Anonymous on Dec 11, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

The perfect stockings for my little Seattle family. Love them.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 16, 2011
I would like to share with you fashionable designs and innovative fun ideas that embrace coffee and art!

Bags are made out of fabric that has been reclaimed from specialty coffee shops and local coffee roasters in the Seattle area.

Each Coffee Purse is unique, from the weave to the print and even the distressing from transfer. Imperfections are common and of course make them one of a kind. Sizes vary depending on the original bag they were cut from.

Bags are all fully lined, have a reinforced bottom, and triple stitched to ensure durability.

Special attention is made to guarantee that fabric is assembled to maximize the life of your bag.

Most images have been preserved are PERMANENT and WASHABLE. For general cleaning and care: Spot wash with a damp cloth or sponge first.

*Pillows, wallets, cosmetic/make-up bags, notebooks, and calender images have not been preserved. If you have any questions regarding care or preservation, please convo me.

*Messenger Bags, Purses, and Tote Designs are treated with non-toxic acrylic and are PERMANANT, guaranteed to last; Images won't come off in rain, humidity, sweat, fog, snow, and spills.

*Handmade by your local barista!*

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Payment
CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD: You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal! HOW TO: Choose the Paypal option during checkout. After you submit your order, click the "pay now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account.

PAYPAL & MONEY ORDER: If using Paypal, please pay within 24 hours of purchase. If this is not possible, then please email me with the details, I will gladly work something out with you.

MONEY ORDER: If paying by money order please let me know so I can keep your item for you until I receive your payment.
Shipping
ALL bags are shipped USPS. Items will be shipped 2-3 days after payment has been confirmed. Shipped items will be sent to the address on the ETSY invoice. All international customers are responsible for any additional taxes or customs fees.

LOST or STOLEN ITEMS: items that get lost or stolen in the mail is NOT my responsibility! I will do everything I CAN to find out what happened, but cannot guarantee I'll be able to track down your package! I can only give you a refund if your item arrives broken. If this happens read "Refunds and Exchanges" below.
Refunds and Exchanges
DAMAGED ITEMS: I accept refunds on items that have been received in damaged condition. I require that you send me back the damaged goods, when I receive the damaged goods, I will send you an instant refund via paypal or make an exchange for a substitute item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me for wholesale and custom orders, I'll see what I can do.