KesselringTotes

Kesselring Totes

Missouri, United States · 372 Sales

KesselringTotes

Kesselring Totes

Missouri, United States 372 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Featuring beautifully sewn eco-conscious gifts for children and their caregivers.

2016 products, coming soon:
Toddler and Children's Messenger Bags, Animal Purses, Pencil Pouches, Reusable Snack Bags, and Messy Wipe-Free and Organic Cotton Bibs

ALL PRODUCTS ARE MADE BY Sonia Kesselring in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Custom orders are welcome! FIRST CLASS and PRIORITY shipping options available both in the US and internationally; all shipping charge overages of more than $1 will be refunded.

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 3, 2016

Featuring beautifully sewn eco-conscious gifts for children and their caregivers.

2016 products, coming soon:
Toddler and Children's Messenger Bags, Animal Purses, Pencil Pouches, Reusable Snack Bags, and Messy Wipe-Free and Organic Cotton Bibs

ALL PRODUCTS ARE MADE BY Sonia Kesselring in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Custom orders are welcome! FIRST CLASS and PRIORITY shipping options available both in the US and internationally; all shipping charge overages of more than $1 will be refunded.

Sonia Kesselring

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Sonia Kesselring

Binder or Pencil Pouch in Arrows
US$8.00
Binder or Pencil Pouch in Aztec Fox
US$8.00
Binder or Pencil Pouch in Space
US$8.00
SALE Three Pack Eco-PUL Sandwich Bags in Camo
US$13.50
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About

Making Fun and Functional Products out of Eco-Friendly Fabrics

My relatives have a long history of working with fabric, including re-using fabric to make new and beautiful items. I have many memories of Grandma Edna's hook rugs depicting entire dessert landscapes using old clothing; this tradition was passed down to her by her elders. I'm inspired by my heritage, to create useful products from organic, upcycled, and eco-friendly fabrics.

I love creating functional products. My goal when I design and sew a product is to always make it of excellent quality so that it is both durable and interesting. I also strive to develop designs that allow me to keep my prices fair, so that many people may enjoy my work.

I began my business using fabric scraps or smaller second-hand remnants to construct my bags. Now, after extensive reading about the environmental, social, and ethical aspects of cotton farming and fabric production, I have added new and beautiful organic fabrics to my arsenal. Though I feel that using upcycled fabrics is the most eco-friendly fabric choice, I find that older styles appeal to a smaller audience. Wanting to incorporate more modern fabrics into my work, I have invested in an assortment of GOTS Certified 100% organic cotton fabrics. In addition, I have researched fabrics for snack and sandwich bags that are machine washable, do not wrinkle, and keep the food fresh; I've settled upon using made in the USA PUL by Eco-PUL for wet bags and food safe zipper pouches. As an added plus, to reduce my carbon footprint, I'm delighted that this fabric is distributed from my own town of St. Louis, Missouri.

Ask me what "colorgrown" means in organic cotton fabric manufacturing, and you're sure to get me into a great discussion! I'm also keeping my eye on grown in/manufactured in the USA cottons, as another a way to reduce the carbon footprint for producing my bags.

I design and sew all the products sold by Kesselring Totes. I hope you enjoy viewing and using my products!

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  • Sonia Kesselring

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I enjoy sewing and love designing new bags with organic and second-hand fabrics. I am a former computer programmer who has turned to sewing to allow more family time.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2014
We're so glad you are shopping at Kesselring Totes! It is our pleasure to serve you, the customer!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal or credit card accepted.
Shipping
Domestic buyers may choose between USPS First Class or Priority mail shipping upon check-out; international customers may choose USPS First Class International or USPS Priority International. I only charge the actual shipping cost; any shipping overages of more than $1 will be refunded. Unless otherwise noted, my products are available for immediate shipment; I aim to ship within one business day for all in-stock inventory, as I know you are excited to receive your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer Satisfaction is the #1 goal of Kesselring Totes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact kesselringtotes [!at] yahoo.com or initiate an Etsy conversation.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS
I welcome custom order conversations! Please allow 1 week for individual custom orders where fabric is in-stock. Please allow 2 weeks for individual custom orders where fabric must be ordered.

WHOLESALE ORDERS
Wholesale orders are considered on a case-by-case basis. Kesselring Totes asks that wholesale clients purchase one sample of the product at regular price before finalizing any wholesale orders. Please note that my products are marked up less than traditional retail stores, so wholesale discounts are typically not as drastic.

More information

Last updated on Apr 21, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I do offer gift wrapping and am happy to include a personal gift note, free of charge. Just note this during check-out or send me a message.