ForestBags

Waxed canvas & leather bags from Australia

Woodend, Australia | 3439 Sales

ForestBags

Waxed canvas & leather bags from Australia

Woodend, Australia 3439 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (796)
Samantha Hutchinson

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Samantha Hutchinson

Announcement    ***Every Bag is individually handmade by Samantha. Typical production time is currently 2-3 weeks. Should you require your bag by a specific date, please send me a convo!***

G'day and welcome to Forest Bags!

I have two Etsy handbag shops and a website. If you are an Australian buyer - please check out forestbagsau.etsy.com or my website forestbags.com.au as my items may be cheaper due to no currency conversion fees!

I also operate a further two Etsy shops: stormclouddesignco.etsy.com and cocomangodesigns.etsy.com, where I sell my designs on apparel and accessories for men and women. These shops are still in their infancy but hoping to grow!

All bags are handmade to order by my hands alone and I pride myself on quality. Please allow up to 4 weeks production time, although I will always endeavor to make your bag as soon as possible. If you need your bag by a specific date, let me know and I can try and prioritize your order.

Please be sure to read my shop policies before making a purchase. These clearly set out production and shipping times, information on customs taxes and duties and my policies on returns and refunds.

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Forest Bags was established in 2012 in the UK - I have since moved back to my native Australia and operate two Etsy shops and a website selling Forest Bags all over the world!

I'm so proud to be an Etsy featured seller! Check out my interview with Etsy Australia here https://blog.etsy.com/au/forest-bags/

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Forest bags are high quality and durable, with a minimalist aesthetic combining a balance between function and beauty.

I make each bag myself, one at a time, in my home studio in the country town of Woodend, at the foot of the beautiful Macedon ranges in Australia.


Find me on:

www.forestbags.com.au
Instagram: forestbags
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/forestbags
Facebook: www.facebook.com/forestbags

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 25, 2019

***Every Bag is individually handmade by Samantha. Typical production time is currently 2-3 weeks. Should you require your bag by a specific date, please send me a convo!***

G'day and welcome to Forest Bags!

I have two Etsy handbag shops and a website. If you are an Australian buyer - please check out forestbagsau.etsy.com or my website forestbags.com.au as my items may be cheaper due to no currency conversion fees!

I also operate a further two Etsy shops: stormclouddesignco.etsy.com and cocomangodesigns.etsy.com, where I sell my designs on apparel and accessories for men and women. These shops are still in their infancy but hoping to grow!

All bags are handmade to order by my hands alone and I pride myself on quality. Please allow up to 4 weeks production time, although I will always endeavor to make your bag as soon as possible. If you need your bag by a specific date, let me know and I can try and prioritize your order.

Please be sure to read my shop policies before making a purchase. These clearly set out production and shipping times, information on customs taxes and duties and my policies on returns and refunds.

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Forest Bags was established in 2012 in the UK - I have since moved back to my native Australia and operate two Etsy shops and a website selling Forest Bags all over the world!

I'm so proud to be an Etsy featured seller! Check out my interview with Etsy Australia here https://blog.etsy.com/au/forest-bags/

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Forest bags are high quality and durable, with a minimalist aesthetic combining a balance between function and beauty.

I make each bag myself, one at a time, in my home studio in the country town of Woodend, at the foot of the beautiful Macedon ranges in Australia.


Find me on:

www.forestbags.com.au
Instagram: forestbags
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/forestbags
Facebook: www.facebook.com/forestbags

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About

Forest Bags

I'm very proud to be an Etsy featured seller! Check out my interview with Etsy Australia here https://blog.etsy.com/au/forest-bags/

Forest Bags was established in 2012 after I left my career in Corporate Finance in London following the birth of my son. I taught myself sewing and leatherwork and now work full time on my business, making each bag myself in my home studio in Australia.

My best selling product is my Waxed Canvas and Leather Diaper tote Bag which has the option to convert to a backpack. My customers tell me that they love the minimalist, unisex design which their husbands and partners also feel happy to carry on their arm (or back). There are a lot of women out there who don’t want to carry a diaper bag with florals, flounces or kiddy motifs but want a bag that is grown up, stylish and doesn’t look like a diaper bag. My bags are made to last and they make ideal work tote bags after a diaper bag is no longer required.

You can follow me for product and behind the scenes photos here:

www.forestbags.com.au
instagram: forestbags
www.facebook.com/forestbags

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  • Samantha

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Forest Bags was established in 2012 with a desire to create bags with a classic, minimalist aesthetic using quality materials. I make every bag myself in my home studio in the Australian countryside.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 15, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to discuss customising my existing designs with you. Just send me a convo!
From time to time I do undertake new design work but this depends upon how busy I am!
Please note that customised products are not eligible for return.

Sizing details

My diaper tote bags do come in different sizes. I try to represent these sizes as best as possible in my listing details. Should you need any more specific information please contact me.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All bags are wrapped in a protective plastic bag and cotton dust bag. I do not normally include an invoice but by law, the value of the item will be displayed on the Customs Address Label on the front of the package.

If the bag is a gift, select the 'gift' option and consider including a gift message for the recipient when you checkout and I will gladly print it and include it with the package.

Wholesale availability

As a one-woman show I do not currently undertake wholesale orders but this may change in the future, so drop me a convo!

Shipping Cost

All bags are now shipped FREE within Australia.

All LARGE bags (including diaper totes and hobo bags) are now shipped overseas using the fastest possible method - International Express Courier with tracking, a signature on delivery and an average 1 week shipping time worldwide.

Small bags (including crossbody bags and accessories) are shipped using a Standard Airmail tracked service with average shipping time of around 2 weeks.

Customs Duties and Import Taxes

I ship all around the world and each country has its own individual taxes and laws regarding imports. Please note that any additional charges incurred through your country's Customs is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

To my UK and German customers - please note that my experience is that you are likely to incur some customs and import charges before your item is delivered. Please be aware of your responsibilities and the potential additional costs before placing an order.

Production times

I individually handmake each bag to order myself. During busy periods it may take up to 3 weeks before your bag is ready to ship, although I will always endeavour to make and ship your bag as soon as possible.

Should you require your bag by a specific date, let me know and I will do my best to prioritise your order. Remember you can also select Express shipping at checkout which will significantly speed up your shipping times.

Returns and Refunds

If your bag is faulty or defective then I will always offer to either repair, replace or refund you.

Should you wish to return an item due to a change of heart, I will accept returns on the following basis:

1. The item is in its unused, original condition free from stains, smells and signs of wear.

2. You advise me of your wish to return the item within 7 days of receipt.

3. You are responsible for the safe return of the item. A tracked or insured service is recommended.

4. Once received back, you will be refunded the original cost of the bag, not including the original or return shipping costs. These are the responsibility of the buyer.

5. Returns are not accepted on customised or personalised orders.