Goodbag, Inc. Embroidery and Patches

Oakland, California 243 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Goodbag, Inc. Embroidery and Patches

Oakland, California | 243 Sales

Lucia Goodbag

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Lucia Goodbag

Announcement    wearable and non-wearable handmade art all made by Lucia Goodbag
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instagram - @LuciaGoodbag


Last updated on Jul 9, 2017

wearable and non-wearable handmade art all made by Lucia Goodbag
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instagram - @LuciaGoodbag


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About LuciaGoodbag

Sales 243
On Etsy since 2012

A Combination of Many Things

I started embroidering in January of 2013; what was supposed to be a one-time project has become my main artistic medium.

My work often explores the theme of identity. I am fascinated by the interchangeability of our identities that social media allows us. I feel we often pick and choose which accomplishments/personality traits we display on our internet profiles to consciously achieve a certain effect, quite literally putting them on like we would an accomplishment badge on a girl scout sash.

I've been an exhibiting artist since 2008. Since then, Goodbag, Inc has progressed into an extension of my artistic process. I work out ideas and try new things as wearable goodies, and these ideas eventually coalesce into my art works!

I am extremely committed to sustainability, and therefore attempt to get as many of my materials as possible secondhand. After spending time in Southeast Asia, I am firmly committed to not contributing to the garment industry which exploits so many. Additionally, garment waste is a huge problem in the world's landfills. All of my t-shirts and notions I divert from the waste-stream via thrift stores or swap meets - embroidery thread and needles (I am extremely allergic to nickel so I have to get special needles :[ ) are the only items I purchase from traditional stores.

If you have any questions about my store or my process or life plz send me a message =-]

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  • Lucia Goodbag

    Creator, Designer

    I grew up in small-town Upstate New York, and after several moves I now live in Oakland, CA. My artistic practice includes small runs of handmade and embroidered patches and clothes, generally around a common theme. I spend my free time learning!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 23, 2017
I am committed to keeping my work accessible and my prices low. My top goal is to be able to share my work with whomever likes it. That being said, I make my work by hand and am committed to creating a quality, lasting product - which takes time, and try to find a price which is fair to you and me :)

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Contact me within a week of receiving the item at GoodbagInc [!at] with a request for refund. I'll provide you with an address to ship it back to along with shipping instructions. I cannot compensate for items damaged during mailing, as I use as many safeguards against mailing damage as possible, without being wasteful and using lots of excess shipping materials.

I will refund the cost of the item (not including shipping) when I receive the item back in its original condition with all packing materials/original tags. If a month passes from the date I receive your request for a refund and I haven't received the item back, the refund will be cancelled.

If you are concerned about damages incurred during shipping, or you want insurance/tracking on your order, I now offer a shipping upgrade! I offer USPS priority mail, which includes $50 in insurance. For insurance upgrades, please contact me before placing your order.
I accept direct checkout and Paypal !!

If you wish to cancel an order, please contact me within 24 hours to receive a refund. Otherwise, see return policies.
I try to keep my shipping costs low and fair, using recycled packing materials whenever possible. My shipping prices include costs of materials for packaging.

My standard shipping option uses USPS first class parcel postage for packages. First class parcel postage generally arrives in a few business days.

If you wish to add expedited shipping or insurance, please contact me in advance of purchasing!

When I receive your order, I give you 24 hours to cancel it to get a refund. Subsequent to that, I ship anywhere between one and five business days. I will send you a notice that your order has shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom embroidery! If you have a custom request, please contact me here or at GoodbagInc [!at]

HOW I SET MY PRICES: I have timed how long my hand-embroidering takes. Each piece takes me an extensive amount of time. I try to keep my prices low, but because of how labor-intensive my designs are, I strike a balance between what is fair for you as the buyer and what is fair for me as the creator. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Additionally, I have very high standards of quality of my work, and I reserve the right to refuse custom requests. I have had several customers request that I "cut corners" in order to lower my prices and I believe that is antithetical to the core values of this business. I have done extensive experimenting and testing, and I know what works for me and what will last for you.

Last, I am currently not offering wholesale pricing. I do offer discounts for bulk orders, but be aware that as my work is completely hand-made I generally do not provide significant discounts from my retail prices. I am currently not in possession of an embroidery machine; if you are wanting a bulk order of patches for under $10 a piece, there are several wonderful fellow Etsy sellers who would be more than happy to have your business! Unfortunately I do not have the capability to perform this sort of work at this time.

WHY I SELL ONLY VINTAGE AND SECOND-HAND CLOTHES: I spent some time in Southeast Asia a few years ago and saw the devastating, deep effect our garment industry has had there on the already very depressed economy. I cannot begin to convey how thoroughly it has impacted their lives. Additionally, garment waste contributes severely to our massive trash problem - not only in volume, but the chemicals that are off-gassed when clothing breaks down in landfills are extremely bad for the environment.

Because of this, I am extremely committed to diverting all my materials possible from the waste stream. In the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a thriving culture of reuse. I source the vast majority of my clothes and materials from thrift stores and other second-hand sources. I treat and sterilize all the amazing materials I find.

Moreover, the variety of beautiful clothes I find, as a single artisan, is far beyond anything I could produce myself. In my dream world, instead of favoring flashy, ostentatious new garments, people would see the beauty and character in reused garments which I try to imbue with new life. Everything i make is truly one of a kind.