retrofromscratch

Notebooks and diaries made from recycled books

Romford, United Kingdom · 13741 Sales

retrofromscratch

Notebooks and diaries made from recycled books

Romford, United Kingdom 13741 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1755)

Announcement   Get 50% off selected notebooks to celebrate National Stationery Week, 23 - 29 April 2018
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Hello! I recycle old books and turn them into notebooks and diaries etc... to order choose a book & add it to your basket. If you would like lines, diary, food diary pages etc, then add one of my 'upgrades' to your basket too, before you check out.

Head to the upgrade section of my shop for the full list of notebook styles available. Thank you! Becky x

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 22, 2018

Get 50% off selected notebooks to celebrate National Stationery Week, 23 - 29 April 2018
...
Hello! I recycle old books and turn them into notebooks and diaries etc... to order choose a book & add it to your basket. If you would like lines, diary, food diary pages etc, then add one of my 'upgrades' to your basket too, before you check out.

Head to the upgrade section of my shop for the full list of notebook styles available. Thank you! Becky x

Becky Wash

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About

How it all began...

I love books and can vividly remember my favourites from childhood.

The books I so fondly read over and over again were eventually abandoned when they became too tatty, but the memorable stories I can still remember to this day.

Looking at my bookcase all I could see were tatty spines and thought it was a shame to not look at the covers.

I wanted to think of a way of using the books so that I could look at the covers all the time - I am a lady that loves a list so naturally notebooks came to mind!

After joining slimming world I made myself a food diary to track my daily food intake - now my best seller, and that start of a variety of printed page upgrades which make my notebooks one of a kind.

I have received wonderful feedback (thank you!), it is a lovely feeling to know my notebooks bring back memories and make people smile as I had hope they would.

I hope you find something that you like but if there's anything in particular you are looking for then please do ask.

Becky x

Shop members

  • Becky Wash

    Owner, Maker

    I graduated in Archaeology & Environmental Science & followed a career working in museums, caring for objects, creating displays & family craft events. I work & live in Romford with my husband Jamie & our dogs Bert and Otis.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2018
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to view my shop policies. Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
I’m sorry, but as each Retro from Scratch notebook is custom-made / made to order, I cannot accept refunds or exchanges.

However if for some reason an item is faulty or incorrect then please let me know within 7 days so I can rectify the problem. Refunds can only be made to the original purchaser for faulty items.
Payment
PayPal, credit cards, or Etsy gift cards are accepted.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:
You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.

Packages will not be sent until payments have cleared.

If you are having any problems with payment then please get in touch.
Shipping
My notebooks are sent First Class signed for (within UK) and Airmail international tracked Small Packets (to everywhere else).

I aim to provide a fast and efficient service for buyers, I aim to post your item within 1 to 2 weeks after payment.

Once your parcel enters the post office, delivery in the UK is approximately 1 day (but not guaranteed) Outside of the UK can take up to 2 weeks.

Please check your delivery address and notify me within 48 hours if it needs changing.

If you are out when your parcel is delivered it will be returned to your local Delivery Office. It is your responsibility to collect your parcel within the 14 days time frame. Otherwise the items will be returned to me. You will be responsible for having to pay the repeat postage fee if you would like your items redelivered. Please remember refunds cannot be made for custom-made items. (Please see my refund policy)

Shipping on multiple item orders are discounted automatically. The item with the highest shipping charge will be full price, and any additional items will use the "with another item" shipping charge. However sometimes this may need to be reviewed and a refund will be given for over payments.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy Policy

I take your privacy seriously and I will only use your personal information to provide the products and services you have requested from me.

This includes orders placed through Etsy, social media messaging services and direct email. And newsletters via Mailchimp of which you have given consent.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy, Mail Chimp, Facebook, Instagram & Paypal or any third-party services you access through those sites. You can reference Etsy, Mail Chimp, Facebook, Instagram and Paypal’s Privacy Policies to learn more about their privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me or have provided by direct message), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a personalised notebook or change of address, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Mail Chimp. I share information with Mail Chimp as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under Mail Chimp’s policies and Terms of Use.
I share information with PayPal as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under PayPal’s policies and Terms of Use.
Facebook & Instagram. Please refer to Facebook and Instagram’s policies and terms of use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Becky Wash, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at retrofromscatch [!at] live.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Becky Wash, 25 Tavistock Close, Romford, Essex, RM3 8HF