MeryBradley

Waxed Canvas Tote Bags and Convertible Backpack Purses

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Announcement    Hello, and welcome to my shop! Here you´ll find Waxed Canvas Tote Bags, Convertible Backpack Purses and Crossbody Bags. No matter if you prefer a large roomy Tote Bag, a Medium Size Day Purse, a Diaper Backpack or a Work Laptop Bag, you can check my collection and find the one that fits your needs. The bags I make are so versatile, with a minimalist look and classic style, simple but elegant, practical but fancy, with a timeless design, high quality materials and sturdy construction. Made to last, these bags will be the perfect companion for a long time. Most of the bags are plenty of pockets, so they´ll be so helpful for keeping your things organized and easy to access.
Personalized Bags and Gifts:
Almost all the Bags and other products from my shop can be personalized. You can choose colors of Canvas and Leather, different lengths for leather straps and adding extra pockets in case you need them. You can also add your initials or a personalized message engraved on leather to make personalized and really thoughtful and special gifts. Please feel free to contact me if you can´t find what you need!

You´ll find more about me, my creative process and designs, on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merybradley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MerrymerybyMeryBradley
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

SHIPPING:

- WHAT SHIPPING METHOD DO YOU USE?

Since national postal services are showing delays due to the pandemic, all international orders are shipped through DHL Express, and orders within Spain are shipped through MRW. You´ll be able to track your parcel all the way from my studio to your address.
The carrier requires a phone number, so please add it to your order while check out. Please note I can´t ship to PO Boxes, and I can´t be responsible of any taxes or extra Custom fees.

- HOW LONG WILL TAKE MY ORDER TO ARRIVE?

Ready to ship items ship between 2 business days.
Made to order Items need up to 7 business days to be shipped.
Once the parcel is shipped, transit time depends on your location.

USA and Canada, 2-4 days.
Europe: 1-4 days (many European countries take 1-2 days, others 3-4).
Other countries: 2-5 days.

Please keep in mind that delays may occur in Customs, or due to bad weather, Christmas, Black Friday, etc. I can´t be responsible for import fees or unexpected delays caused by customs or postal services, and all Custom taxes and expenses must be assumed by the receiver if applied.

- MY ORDER IS A GIFT. CAN I ADD GIFT WRAPPING?

All orders ship nicely wrapped on white paper and tided with a string, humble and simple to avoid extra supplies and shipping costs (like unnecessary wrapping paper, ribbons, etc). I´ll be happy to add your personal note or wishes to the one who´s receiving your gift, just send me a note while check out.

- CAN I SHIP DIRECTLY TO THE ONE IM GIFTING IF MY ORDER IS A GIFT?

Yes, you can! Please check and re-check the address while check out. When sending your gifts directly to the gifted one, keep in mind that I can´t avoid including the invoice on the package for Customs and shipping requirements, and that I can´t mark shipments as gifts (because they are real transactions). Also, a phone number is always required by the carrier for shipping and delivery.

- WHAT KIND OF WRAPPING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS DO YOU USE?

Paper, boxes, cotton strings, gummed paper tape. All materials will be marked as compostable or recyclable for you to know how to treat them after used. I do my best to avoid plastic, but, sometimes I need to include a small transparent plastic envelope for the Customs invoice that goes outside the package.

- WHERE CAN I FIND MY TRACKING NUMBER?

You´ll always receive a message through Etsy once I ship your parcel, and there you´ll be able to track the package. You´ll also receive DHL´s updates in your e-mail. Also, you can go to your Etsy´s profile, and clicking on “purchases and reviews” you´ll find your tracking information. And finally, of course you can contact me if you need help to track your parcel!

- MY ADDRESS WAS WRONG, WHAT CAN I DO?

If you realise you´ve put a wrong address while ordering, please contact me through Etsy as soon as you can. I´ll be happy to help if the parcel is not sent. But please keep in mind that if the parcel is already shipped, or if it´s returned because of an incorrect address, it may result in additional shipping costs to be covered by the buyer.

RETURNS:

- DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

Yes, I can accept returns. Please check my Shop Policies or contact me as soon as possible if you want to return your order. Of course items must be returned without being used and in similar conditions of wrapping to avoid damage and loss of value while coming back to me. I can´t accept returns for personalized and/or customized items, for custom special orders and items on sale. Shipping costs back to me must be assumed for the buyer who returns the item. Please ship your items back with tracking number to avoid the parcel getting lost in the mail. I´ll give a refund once I receive the items back in my studio.

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THE MATERIALS:

- WHAT IS WAXED CANVAS?

Wax Canvas is a 100% cotton canvas which has been waxed to make it waterproof. The one I use is a midweight canvas, softer and lighter than heavy duty Wax Canvas. The bags will still have the water resistant feature, but will also be so comfortable to wear as they will gently adapt to your body shape. Due to the fact of being waxed, the canvas will show some wrinkles and a crinkly pattern, that will be different for each bag giving them a unique personality.

WHAT IS VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER?

This is genuine leather. The term “vegetable” refers to the tanning procedure, which is based on vegetable tannins. Is much more friendly with the environment than the tanning procedure used for other kinds of leather. It can show some little imperfections here or there showing the history of the material, and the lighter colors will gradually darken with some time and use.

- HOW CAN I CLEAN MY BAG?

Waxed canvas and leather can´t be washed with detergents or soap. Please remove the dust with a gentle brush, and kindly apply a dump cloth if there´s a punctual stain. Please keep in mind that Wax Canvas is fabric, so it can be tanned being in contact with dark jeans or denim, for example. Please don´t wash your bag, and avoid dry clean too.

Please send me a message if you have any more questions or concerns, I´ll be happy to help you!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 14, 2021

Hello, and welcome to my shop! Here you´ll find Waxed Canvas Tote Bags, Convertible Backpack Purses and Crossbody Bags. No matter if you prefer a large roomy Tote Bag, a Medium Size Day Purse, a Diaper Backpack or a Work Laptop Bag, you can check my collection and find the one that fits your needs. The bags I make are so versatile, with a minimalist look and classic style, simple but elegant, practical but fancy, with a timeless design, high quality materials and sturdy construction. Made to last, these bags will be the perfect companion for a long time. Most of the bags are plenty of pockets, so they´ll be so helpful for keeping your things organized and easy to access.
Personalized Bags and Gifts:
Almost all the Bags and other products from my shop can be personalized. You can choose colors of Canvas and Leather, different lengths for leather straps and adding extra pockets in case you need them. You can also add your initials or a personalized message engraved on leather to make personalized and really thoughtful and special gifts. Please feel free to contact me if you can´t find what you need!

You´ll find more about me, my creative process and designs, on
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merybradley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MerrymerybyMeryBradley
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

SHIPPING:

- WHAT SHIPPING METHOD DO YOU USE?

Since national postal services are showing delays due to the pandemic, all international orders are shipped through DHL Express, and orders within Spain are shipped through MRW. You´ll be able to track your parcel all the way from my studio to your address.
The carrier requires a phone number, so please add it to your order while check out. Please note I can´t ship to PO Boxes, and I can´t be responsible of any taxes or extra Custom fees.

- HOW LONG WILL TAKE MY ORDER TO ARRIVE?

Ready to ship items ship between 2 business days.
Made to order Items need up to 7 business days to be shipped.
Once the parcel is shipped, transit time depends on your location.

USA and Canada, 2-4 days.
Europe: 1-4 days (many European countries take 1-2 days, others 3-4).
Other countries: 2-5 days.

Please keep in mind that delays may occur in Customs, or due to bad weather, Christmas, Black Friday, etc. I can´t be responsible for import fees or unexpected delays caused by customs or postal services, and all Custom taxes and expenses must be assumed by the receiver if applied.

- MY ORDER IS A GIFT. CAN I ADD GIFT WRAPPING?

All orders ship nicely wrapped on white paper and tided with a string, humble and simple to avoid extra supplies and shipping costs (like unnecessary wrapping paper, ribbons, etc). I´ll be happy to add your personal note or wishes to the one who´s receiving your gift, just send me a note while check out.

- CAN I SHIP DIRECTLY TO THE ONE IM GIFTING IF MY ORDER IS A GIFT?

Yes, you can! Please check and re-check the address while check out. When sending your gifts directly to the gifted one, keep in mind that I can´t avoid including the invoice on the package for Customs and shipping requirements, and that I can´t mark shipments as gifts (because they are real transactions). Also, a phone number is always required by the carrier for shipping and delivery.

- WHAT KIND OF WRAPPING AND SHIPPING MATERIALS DO YOU USE?

Paper, boxes, cotton strings, gummed paper tape. All materials will be marked as compostable or recyclable for you to know how to treat them after used. I do my best to avoid plastic, but, sometimes I need to include a small transparent plastic envelope for the Customs invoice that goes outside the package.

- WHERE CAN I FIND MY TRACKING NUMBER?

You´ll always receive a message through Etsy once I ship your parcel, and there you´ll be able to track the package. You´ll also receive DHL´s updates in your e-mail. Also, you can go to your Etsy´s profile, and clicking on “purchases and reviews” you´ll find your tracking information. And finally, of course you can contact me if you need help to track your parcel!

- MY ADDRESS WAS WRONG, WHAT CAN I DO?

If you realise you´ve put a wrong address while ordering, please contact me through Etsy as soon as you can. I´ll be happy to help if the parcel is not sent. But please keep in mind that if the parcel is already shipped, or if it´s returned because of an incorrect address, it may result in additional shipping costs to be covered by the buyer.

RETURNS:

- DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

Yes, I can accept returns. Please check my Shop Policies or contact me as soon as possible if you want to return your order. Of course items must be returned without being used and in similar conditions of wrapping to avoid damage and loss of value while coming back to me. I can´t accept returns for personalized and/or customized items, for custom special orders and items on sale. Shipping costs back to me must be assumed for the buyer who returns the item. Please ship your items back with tracking number to avoid the parcel getting lost in the mail. I´ll give a refund once I receive the items back in my studio.

---------------------------------------------------

THE MATERIALS:

- WHAT IS WAXED CANVAS?

Wax Canvas is a 100% cotton canvas which has been waxed to make it waterproof. The one I use is a midweight canvas, softer and lighter than heavy duty Wax Canvas. The bags will still have the water resistant feature, but will also be so comfortable to wear as they will gently adapt to your body shape. Due to the fact of being waxed, the canvas will show some wrinkles and a crinkly pattern, that will be different for each bag giving them a unique personality.

WHAT IS VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER?

This is genuine leather. The term “vegetable” refers to the tanning procedure, which is based on vegetable tannins. Is much more friendly with the environment than the tanning procedure used for other kinds of leather. It can show some little imperfections here or there showing the history of the material, and the lighter colors will gradually darken with some time and use.

- HOW CAN I CLEAN MY BAG?

Waxed canvas and leather can´t be washed with detergents or soap. Please remove the dust with a gentle brush, and kindly apply a dump cloth if there´s a punctual stain. Please keep in mind that Wax Canvas is fabric, so it can be tanned being in contact with dark jeans or denim, for example. Please don´t wash your bag, and avoid dry clean too.

Please send me a message if you have any more questions or concerns, I´ll be happy to help you!

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About MeryBradley

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Making Waxed Canvas Bags and Convertible Backpack Purses

Hello, and thanks for being here!

I´m María, and I spend my days handmaking Waxed Canvas Tote Bags and Convertible Backpack Purses in my home studio in Madrid. Here you´ll find Wax Canvas Totes, Canvas Backpacks, Crossbody Bags among some other goods.

With the intention to avoid over consumption, over production and filling the world with unnecessary things, I want the bags I make to be really long lasting, with a timeless design that won´t depend on the waves of fashion and the always changing trends.

That´s why the bags I make are so versatile and comfortable, easy to wear and combine. You can wear the same bag if you prefer a casual look and also if you need to go dressy or a bit more fancy. With a minimal design and sturdy construction, I want to make simple but elegant bags, practical and functional yet stylish and classy. We all need bags that really do their job combining beauty and function. Bags and other accessories are parts of our outfits and extensions of the owner, and they are also part of our busy lifes. So they must be practical and helpful, nice and comfortable to carry. Bags should always be a nice and good companion, no matter if they are work totes, diaper bags, travel rucksacks or just everyday bags.

I´ve been always been crafting since I was a girl, making personalized gifts for friends and family, making my own clothes since I was a teenager, always making and making. After working for some time in corporations with “traditional” jobs (where I´ve learnt a lot and made many long lasting friends) I had the chance to rescue my hands for the making, and focus my creativity in building this business which has already been running since 2012. When I started my business I also needed a job that allowed me to change my location not needing a new job every time we moved because of my husband´s job.

With my Etsy shop I´ve been able to move from Spain to Chile in 2013, then to Argentina in 2017, and now back to Spain again since 2020. I´m so thankful for the chance life gave me to work on something I really enjoy, and specially thankful to my dear customers for supporting my job. Thanks to you for reading all this, and please feel free to contact me with any questions! All the best to you, María (or Mery for almost everyone!).


To go back to my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MeryBradley

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  • Maria Bradley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Hello! I´m María, I make Waxed Canvas Bags and Convertible Backpack Purses in my studio in Madrid. Thanks for visiting, hope you like my work and please send me a message if you have any questions :)

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Last updated on Aug 6, 2021
Frequently asked questions
What shipping method do you use?

Since national postal services are showing delays due to the pandemic, all international orders are shipped through DHL Express, and orders within Spain are shipped through MRW. You´ll be able to track your parcel all the way from my studio to your address.
The carrier requires a phone number, please add it to your order while check out. Please note I can´t ship to PO Boxes, and I can´t be responsible of any taxes or extra Custom fees.

Delivery: How long will my order to arrive?

Ready to ship items ship between 2 business days.
Made to order Items need up to 7 business days to be shipped.
Once the parcel is shipped, transit time depends on your location.

USA and Canada, 2-4 days.
Europe: 1-4 days (many European countries take 1-2 days, others 3-4).
Other countries: 2-5 days.

Please keep in mind that delays may occur in Customs, or due to bad weather, Christmas, Black Friday, etc. I can´t be responsible for import fees or unexpected delays caused by customs or postal services, and all Custom taxes and expenses must be assumed by the receiver if applied

My order is a gift. Can I add gift wrapping?

All orders ship nicely wrapped on white paper and tided with a string, humble and simple to avoid extra supplies and shipping costs (like unnecessary wrapping paper, ribbons, etc). I´ll be happy to add your personal note or wishes to the one who´s receiving your gift, just send me a note while check out.

Can I ship directly to the one I´m gifting if my order is a gift?

Yes, you can! Please check and re-check the address while check out. When sending your gifts directly to the gifted one, keep in mind that I can´t avoid including the invoice on the package for Customs and shipping requirements, and that I can´t mark shipments as gifts (because they are real transactions). Also, a phone number is always required by the carrier for shipping and delivery.

What kind of wrapping and shipping materials do you use?

Paper, boxes, cotton strings, gummed paper tape. All materials will be marked as compostable or recyclable for you to know how to treat them after used. I do my best to avoid plastic, but, sometimes I need to include a small transparent plastic envelope for the Customs invoice that goes outside the package.

Where can I find my tracking number?

You´ll always receive a message through Etsy once I ship your parcel, and there you´ll be able to track the package. You´ll also receive DHL´s updates in your e-mail. Also, you can go to your Etsy´s profile, and clicking on “purchases and reviews” you´ll find your tracking information. And finally, of course you can contact me if you need help to track your parcel!

Personalization: What can I do if I don´t want to personalize my order?

There´s no problem! You can just type "no thanks", or "no personalization", and I´ll know you don´t need your item to be personalized.
Anyway, I ask for a telephone number on the personalization menu, because it´s needed by the carrier. Please add it while check out. Thank you!

How can I clean my bag?

Spot clean only. I recommend cleaning your bag by brushing softly to take off the dust it may have, and kindly use a sponge or cloth damped with cold water if there is any punctual stain. Please don´t use soap or detergents for Waxed Canvas, don´t dry clean either.

Can you work on custom orders?

Of course I can, and I´ll be happy to help! Please feel free to ask or contact me with any questions.

Do you accept returns?

Yes, I can accept returns. Please check my Shop Policies or contact me as soon as possible if you want to return your order. Items must be returned without being used and in similar conditions of wrapping to avoid damage and loss of value while coming back to me. I can´t accept returns for personalized items, for custom special orders and items on sale. Shipping costs back to me must be assumed for the buyer who returns the item. Please ship your items back with tracking number to avoid the parcel getting lost in the mail. I´ll give a refund once I receive the items back in my studio.