Announcement Original (first on the market 2010) cotton sleeping bag, hand crafted and hand tie quilted by the designer here in the UK, not factory manufactured! Luxurious heirloom quality cotton sleeping bags that can also be used as quilts. Made with top notch materials. For all the family, wherever you need to snuggle or sleep - indoors at home, a sleepover at friends, outdoors in summer for caravan, cabin, boat, camper van, camping or holiday rental. Practical luxury! Ready to go or made to order.
Original (first on the market 2010) cotton sleeping bag, hand crafted and hand tie quilted by the designer here in the UK, not factory manufactured! Luxurious heirloom quality cotton sleeping bags that can also be used as quilts. Made with top notch materials. For all the family, wherever you need to snuggle or sleep - indoors at home, a sleepover at friends, outdoors in summer for caravan, cabin, boat, camper van, camping or holiday rental. Practical luxury! Ready to go or made to order.
Luxurious, comfortable, practical sleeping bags to take wherever you need to snuggle or sleep!
I went camping, in Cornwall, after a 25 year gap! This was not because I hated it (the camping, not Cornwall), in fact quite the opposite, so, when invited on a camping weekend with a fun, but very urban, group of friends, I found myself digging out the tent that was once my home in France when working as a campsite courier in my gap year (many moons ago). A massive canvas frame tent emerged from the attic...... in remarkably good condition for its age! The 2 men in my house (partner and then 8 year old) were on the opposite ends of the enthusiasm scale for this adventure. The older one reluctantly went along with the tidal wave of excitement generated by the younger practicing setting up camp in the sitting room. I realised that to get the older one on side I would have to make it as 'house' like as possible and play down the possibility of leaks......
It was the one of the funniest weekends I've ever had... but the sleeping conditions left a lot to be desired. Conventional sleeping bags were too tight and sweaty, while the duvet was draughty. Believing strongly that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, these bags are part of the journey to improved home comforts while sleeping under those summer stars or anywhere you need to snuggle (apart from expeditions to Everest, obviously). Their look is partly inspired by the traditional, simple styling of the very first sleeping bags seen in old photographs of historic expeditions and field trips. These are One Season bags, which means they are suitable for summer use outside and inside all other times...if you have a camper/caravan/trailer/tree house/eco pod (!) then their use could be extended to warm spring/ fall nights.
Use indoors unzipped for a beautiful bed cover all year round....don't hide away! These bags are also great for over night guests.... no need to make up a bed! Be a good guest and take your own bedding to a friend's house.... less work for them and saves all that washing (and waste water!). Or, keep in the office (like a news editor customer) for emergency power naps!
Easy to carry and store, they are presented in pillowslip style bags (which can double as a pillow/cushion) or a drawstring bag to hang up or throw over your shoulder. Adult bags weigh just over 2 kilos.
There are 5 sizes to suit everyone in the family...Small (2-7 yrs), Inbetweenie (6+), Medium (older child/small adult), Adult and Large (extra wide) adult.
If your purchase is a gift and you would like to include a personal message, I will be happy to write a card on your behalf, just send me a message.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
BACS from UK banks may be accepted. Again, please contact me.
Please be aware that any customs tariffs,taxes, brokerage and import duties accruing from international shipping will be the responsibility of the buyer (importer) and are not payable/quantifiable in advance ( they are applied on entering customs in the destination country). For information, thus far (May 2014) only 3 transactions incurred a fee, and this was probably due to the high value of the import.
Sometimes I can ship bags in stock within 24 hours.If you require a speedy shipment please let me know. I try to keep shipping costs as reasonable as possible. On all adult sleeping bags, outside Europe, I use UPS courier door to door service which usually takes just 2/3 days (to the US and Canada, 1 week to Australia). This service is very reliable and is fully insured and tracked.
PLEASE NOTE that if UPS classes your delivery address as 'Remote' (eg. Hawaii) there may be a surcharge of $25 to pay. Please contact me if you think this applies to you.
UPS do not deliver to a PO BOX address. Please provide a street address for delivery.
For children's bags sent outside the EU I post by regular Airmail which takes about a week. For an additional fee ($8) this can be expedited by one day and tracked.This is a cheaper service and makes sense for a smaller bag. However, I can ship this by UPS, but the cost will be almost the same as for the adult bags.
Shipments to Europe will be by Airmail for the small child bags and ParcelForce for the Inbetweenie and adult bags.
Please let me know if you have not received your order asap.
Refunds and Exchanges
Full refund (cost of item and shipping) for receiving the wrong goods. Please let me know within 7 days of delivery. On receipt of wrongfully sent goods I will issue a replacement or refund (with a refund of reasonable return postage costs in any event).
I do not accept returns from outside the EU for any other reasons (change of mind etc).
In the UK and EU returns are accepted on non bespoke bags within 14 days (from delivery), postage costs to be paid by the buyer. Refund ( minus a restock charge of $10) given once goods have been inspected and judged to be in 'new', re saleable condition.
I can provide you with a standard Etsy Cancellation form if this is required.
I try to describe and photograph my products as accurately as possible. Usually, the photo shown is the bag you will receive, but occasionally I make a batch of the type and slight differences may be seen. These are minor differences in fabric positioning and sewing lines, all materials used for the product are the same , as is the quality of manufacture. If it is important that you wish to receive the exact product shown, please check with me before purchasing so as to avoid any possible disappointment,
Please bear in mind that colors can vary with monitors as with light when photographing the product. If I feel that it has been difficult to achieve a true color representation, I will indicate which photo is the nearest to the original in the item description. therefore. I do not refund on the basis of color difference.
Every item is handmade by me. It is unique and may have slight irregularities in weave, which is to be expected in this type of hand loomed Indian cotton. However, if the materials used are faulty, please contact me, with supporting photographs and we can discuss this. I always use top quality supplies and scrutinize the product before I send it out, so hope this never happens!
Additional policies and FAQs
If in doubt about anything at all, please contact me before placing your order.
Thanks for your patience in reading this and I hope it helps you purchase with confidence.