Unique re-fashioned leather and textiles

Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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Note from shop owner :: onceworn twiceloved has moved to New Zealand and can be found here https://www.etsy.com/shop/onceworndesigns Please pop over and see us! ::

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 28, 2020

:: onceworn twiceloved has moved to New Zealand and can be found here https://www.etsy.com/shop/onceworndesigns Please pop over and see us! ::

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About onceworn

Sales 127
On Etsy since 2009

One day I needed a handbag...

... and "onceworn twiceloved" was born.

As a child I loved to draw and sew, then, sadly, I grew up.
After years of working a real job, my neglected creative side screamed for attention, and I got back into the fun stuff, making handbags and accessories from recycled leather and textiles.

I was over the moon when I discovered I could sell my creations on Etsy, and people would actually want to buy them! I've never looked back since.

Shop members

  • Sue Paul

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a self-confessed perfectionist, terrible procrastinator and a hoarder of vintage coffee sets who loves creating, renovating and just generally making stuff.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2018
The potential of gorgeous vintage textiles and clothing just amazes me, and I hope you love what I turn them into as much as I love the process of creating them!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I’d hate it if you were unhappy with your purchase, so please check out all the pictures and details in the listing and don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to if anything isn’t clear. I’m happy to provide more details if you need them!

Items are made from re-purposed fabric and leather and some flaws, such as old stitching lines on my leather bags, are intended to be part of the item’s vintage charm. Having said that, if something you buy doesn’t function as intended, then I am more than happy for you to return your purchase for a full refund.
Payments can be made through Paypal, an easy to use secure online payment system. If you don’t have an account you do not need to sign up to use their service, and can pay directly through their site by credit card.

Please make sure you make payment within 3 days of the purchase. After 3 days, you will receive a reminder from me. All non-paid transactions within 7days of purchase will be canceled.

If you can’t pay immediately please let me know. I don’t mind waiting a few days as as long as I know what's going on!
I try to ship the next day after receiving payment because I know the anticipation of the item arriving in the post is just too much sometimes!

I ship to your Etsy address. If you need me to ship to a different address it’s not a problem, but please let me know before you order.

Within New Zealand::
Small items are sent via Regular Post. Delivery to major cities is 1 to 2 days but can take several days to country locations.
Bags are sent via Registered Parcel Post so they are insured as well as trackable. Delivery can take up to 7 days.

International Shipping::
I send my bags via International Courier. Parcels are trackable and require a signature on delivery. Delivery timeframes are generally 2-6 working days.

Smaller items are sent via Regular Post Airmail (not trackable).

Some examples of estimated transit times are:
USA/Canada 6-10 working days
Singapore 5-7 working days
Australia 4-6 working days

I can send small items internationally with tracking, but unfortunately the cost is pretty high. Let me know if you’re worried and you’d like a quote.

Please note that international customers are responsible for all customs, duties and taxes associated with shipping to their respective countries. Delays through customs, while unlikely, are possible. Most countries have a dollar limit under which customs/tax is not payable. Please note that some destinations, such as the UK, have a very low limit and customs/tax fees may be charged.