Poise

Poise.cc — Designed to suit your purse-onality.

Chicago, Illinois · 463 Sales

Poise

Poise.cc — Designed to suit your purse-onality.

Chicago, Illinois 463 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(119)

Announcement   Holiday orders: If you need a bag before 12/24, please place your order before midnight on 12/16/2016. Any orders after that time will be made and sent as quickly as possible, but on-time delivery can't be promised. If you need tracking information, please pay for Priority shipping.

Poise.cc makes bags that use sweatshop free, fair trade, and ethically produced fabric and supplies. I would rather carry a heavy bag than have a heavy conscience and assume you would, too.

A proud member of the Etsy Craftivism Team. http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=290

Check out more work by the Craftivism Team, changing the world one handcrafted item at a time. Click on this link to see the next shop in our chain: http://itzglitz.etsy.com

Poise.cc is a proud member of the Carried Away Bag Team: http://www.carriedawayteam.blogspot.com/

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 14, 2016

Holiday orders: If you need a bag before 12/24, please place your order before midnight on 12/16/2016. Any orders after that time will be made and sent as quickly as possible, but on-time delivery can't be promised. If you need tracking information, please pay for Priority shipping.

Poise.cc makes bags that use sweatshop free, fair trade, and ethically produced fabric and supplies. I would rather carry a heavy bag than have a heavy conscience and assume you would, too.

A proud member of the Etsy Craftivism Team. http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=290

Check out more work by the Craftivism Team, changing the world one handcrafted item at a time. Click on this link to see the next shop in our chain: http://itzglitz.etsy.com

Poise.cc is a proud member of the Carried Away Bag Team: http://www.carriedawayteam.blogspot.com/

Cinnamon Cooper

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Cinnamon Cooper

Waxed Canvas Reusable Lunchbag with handle
$27.00
Waxed Canvas Reusable Lunchbag
$22.00
Waxed Canvas Water Resistant Dopp Kit -- Small
$40.00
Plain Reusable Zipper Large Sandwich Bag
$7.00
Waxed Canvas Reusable Lunchbag: Large Appetite
$25.00
Plain Reusable Zipper Sandwich Bag
$6.00
Plain Reusable Zipper Snack Bag
$5.00
Pink Sandwich Snack Set: Reusable Bags
$10.00
Pink Sandwich Reusable Bag
$6.00
Pink Snack Reusable Bag
$5.00
Small Messenger Bag
$60.00
Spirograph Tote
$30.00
Pink Plaid Wristlet
$15.00
Faux Red Snakeskin Wristlet
$15.00
Heavy Rolltop Messenger
$150.00
Liberty Messenger Bag
$90.00
Simone Pocketbag
$50.00
The Goes With Anything Bag
$150.00
Geometric Messenger Bag
$70.00
The New York bag
$60.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(119)
Frieden Johnson

Frieden Johnson on Feb 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this canvas bag more than I can say. My spouse and I now have a matching set, and we love them. Give this woman your money. Do it.

crowe613

crowe613 on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is perfect for lunch on the go. Lunch sized square containers sit flat with room to stack plenty more to eat on top. The handle is a nice touch. Very well made - my husband happily uses this daily.

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Updates

I'm sewing the tab to the front of a waxed canvas lunch bag. Many thanks to James Allenspach for taking this and other photos of me.

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Waxed Canvas Reusable Lunchbag: Large Appetite
$25.00
Im lucky to have a friend who is a great photographer and came to take pictures of me while I worked in my sewing room recently. This sewing machine feels like my friend, since I spend so much time with it.

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Waxed Canvas Water Resistant Dopp Kit -- Small
$40.00

About

I'd rather carry a heavy bag, than a heavy conscience.

Poise.cc opened for business in 2003 as a way for Cinnamon Cooper to raise money to support non-profit organizations that moved her heart. She'd been making bags to donate to raffles and silent auctions for a few years and realized that as the internet had become easier to use, she could create a web shop and sell items directly to people. At first, her eye was attracted by bright and shiny fabrics that were fun to sew. But she began to understand how textile creation has affected the environment, low-wage workers, economies, and so much more, so she soon began to focus on finding materials that were all sourced in the United States (at least as much as possible). She's happy to announce that almost all of her supplies are US-made, and every bag is made by her personally to live up to her high-quality construction standards. A bag is useless if it breaks soon after it is made, so she'd rather spend the time to make a bag that will last for years, and that can be repaired, than see her creations end up in a landfill. She'd rather carry a heavy bag, than a heavy conscience and assumes you would, too. More than a decade after she started her business, she continues to donate 20% of each sale to nonprofit organizations that focus on women's issues and poverty reduction. She's even willing to entertain your request for a donated bag if you volunteer for or work for an organization of interest to her.

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  • Cinnamon Cooper

    Owner

    Cinnamon lives in Chicago, the city that works. She fits right in. When she isn't working at her day job, she is most often found sewing or making other things (like a delicious loaf of banana bread). She prides herself on making the world better.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 22, 2014
Poise.cc is a small, conscious, shop in Chicago, Illinois run by Cinnamon Cooper. This crafty maven began making bags when she couldn't find the perfect bag. She continued making bags to give to non-profit organizations and soon thereafter created a shop where she could sell them online to raise money for those same organizations. She's gathered a set of suppliers who mostly make their materials in the United States so she can assure her shoppers that her bags are sweatshop-free, made from sustainable goods, and eco-friendly whenever possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
Poise.cc accepts payment via Paypal (send to shop [!at] poise.cc).
Or you can send a check to:
Poise.cc
PO Box 668
Evanston IL 60204-0668
Or if you would like to pay via credit card you can contact her through an Etsy conversation with your phone number so she can take your information over the phone.

Poise.cc is located in Chicago, IL so a tax rate of 9.25% is currently applied to all Illinois purchases.

If you are located outside of the United States and don't see shipping costs for your country, feel free to contact me and I will research them to add them. Please understand that all foreign shipments may result in customs fees and local taxes that you may be responsible for paying before you can pick up your package at your local post office.

Should you order something on Poise.cc and decide that you can't continue with the transaction, we will refund the full amount if the error is on our behalf. If the decision to cancel was not due to an error on part, we'll refund your funds, minus any fees charged by Etsy.com.
Shipping
All items are shipped via USPS unless otherwise stated. Large bags will arrive via Parcel Post. Smaller bags will be shipped via Priority Mail. You will receive an email letting you know your order has been received and letting you know when your item will ship. I ship items that are currently made within 48-72 hours. Some items are custom-made, or made to order and will ship in 2-3 weeks.

If a rush delivery is required, please state so in your Etsy order notes and provide a phone number or email for us to contact you directly to arrange for UPS or Fed Ex delivery. An extra charge, in the amount of the extra shipping cost, will apply.

International orders are considered. Feel free to contact us to find out how much an item will be to send internationally and the terms for that item will be adjusted for your convenience.You may be responsible for paying duties, taxes, and other customs fees. I am unable to know what these are ahead of time so I can't include them in my purchase price.
Refunds and Exchanges
Poise.cc stands by the quality of workmanship we provide. Poise.cc takes great care in creating bags that are durable, sturdy, and as long lasting as possible. Should any error occur with our bag due to construction, it will be repaired or replaced for free. If a bag simply wears out and you would like an identical bag, please contact us to arrange for a discounted bag to be created if possible. If I'm unable to re-create your bag I'm happy to discuss other options.

If after receiving your bag you decide the bag doesn't live up to your hopes, please contact us within 30 days and we'll be happy to refund your money after the bag is returned.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are fun but do take more time to create. If you see a bag that seems kinda like what you want, but not exactly what you want, let us know and we'll be happy to talk about how to create a bag that suits you.

It's also enjoyable to recreate a bag that you used to have but lost, wore out, had stolen. To the best of our ability, we'll recreate your bag to spec.