Modern hand printed & hand dyed totes, bags & clutches

Madison, Wisconsin
1,156 Sales

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Note from shop owner The Milkhaus Design shop is currently closed while we take a break from making. Thanks for all of your support over the years!
Have questions? Email milkhausdesign [!at]

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

The Milkhaus Design shop is currently closed while we take a break from making. Thanks for all of your support over the years!
Have questions? Email milkhausdesign [!at]

Bethany Nelson

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About MilkhausDesign

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Modern goods made with love in the Midwest

Bethany Nelson, the creator behind Milkhaus Design, creates pretty and practical items for you, your family, your friends, and your home. She believes every item you own should be stylish, no matter what it is. It’s often the little details that make life just a little bit better and a little bit sweeter.

The Milkhaus Design aesthetic is simple, modern and classic. Bethany’s love for the beauty of natural materials is balanced with her love of vibrant and bold colors. All Milkhaus Design screen printed products are printed with Bethany’s original designs that are inspired by the everyday details she notices as she goes about her day. All dyed pieces are considered happy accidents — she custom mixes all dyes based on feeling rather than formula and is (almost) always pleasantly surprised at the results.

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  • Bethany Nelson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Milkhaus Design is a one gal shop offering modern screen printed and hand dyed items for you and your home. Milkhaus Design products are pretty, practical, modern, functional and classic. The way all design should be.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hello! Thanks for checking out Milkhaus Design. All items are designed and handmade by me in lovely Madison, WI. I hope you'll find something you like!

/// I usually only list one "in stock" for each item at a time but more are usually available or can be completed. I like to keep the last bit of finishing until I package it up and send it to you. Convo me if you'd like to purchase more than one and I'll post more.

/// If you have any questions even after reading this oh-so-exciting policy page don't hesitate to contact me at milkhausdesign [!at] I'd love to hear from you!

/// Thanks for supporting and promoting handmade, one-of-a-kind designs.

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Returns and exchanges
/// I want you to be happy with your purchase from Milkhaus Design! Please notify me as soon as possible at milkhausdesign [!at] if the item is not what you wanted.

/// Because all items are handmade they may vary slightly from the listing photo. I do my best to accurately represent my work in all photos. Do know that computer screens may affect the appearance, especially color, of an item.

/// Did you purchase a linen item? Please also be aware that the "nubby" texture of linen is different from cotton, paper and other extremely smooth surfaces and the fabric may take ink differently. That is what I love about linen and I hope you do as well!

/// If you do need to return an item it must be returned within five (5) days. Please contact me as soon as possible to determine whether item may be returned. Buyer is responsible for shipping and handling costs. Used or damaged items will not be accepted for return.

/// No returns on sale or custom items.
/// I currently accept payment via PayPal. Worried because you don't have a PayPal account? Not a problem! You can use your credit card without being a registered user of PayPal to make purchases. It's quite simple. More info here:

/// Wisconsin Residents - A 5.5% sales tax will be added to purchase.
/// I ship to the pay-pal address. Please make sure your address is correct. We don't want your item to get lost!

/// Many items are made to order. Please allow two weeks for making and shipping item although I try my best to get items out sooner!

/// Items will be shipped via USPS First Class. After 13 ounces, packages automatically go via priority mail, according to postal regulations.

/// All orders shipped within the US come with complimentary Delivery Confirmation. I'm happy to send you your delivery status. Just ask.

/// Special requests for shipping? Convo me and I'll do my best to make it work.

/// International addresses - I'll first calculate first class and priority and then choose the least expensive way to ship the item. All international buyers are responsible for any costs required because of customs. Please be advised that international shipping has limited tracking and it is often difficult to track a package once it leaves the US. Unfortunately I will not be responsible for any lost packages sent to international destinations. International orders usually take at least 2-3 weeks to arrive to their destination once leaving the post office.

/// If there are any other details regarding shipping your purchase I will contact you prior to posting it.
Additional policies and FAQs
/// All items are handmade by me not a machine! There may be slight variations from the original photo.

///Care instructions: All bags should be spot cleaned only. The leather straps cannot be washed. Linen does have a quality that "repels" dirt so your bag should stay fairly clean. Linen tea towels should be washed in cold water and on the low setting in the dryer.

/// If you have any additional questions that I did not answer in this section I'm happy to help you out.

/// I'd love to hear from you and your experience with my product! Email me at milkhausdesign [!at]

Thanks again!