rewanted

repurposed leather bags and vintage everything

Canning, Canada · 235 Sales

rewanted

repurposed leather bags and vintage everything

Canning, Canada 235 Sales On Etsy since 2011

0 out of 5 stars
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Shop owner

Eve R

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rewanted is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner So sorry to say rewanted is on "vacation".
I LOVE making repurposed leather bags and I hope to continue in the future but right now it's just not possible.
I am currently working hard to build and maintain a local social enterprise co-op with my sister. We run a community-minded second-hand shop that is challenging us daily and keeping us very busy!
My three-year-old son keeps me busy at home and time in between is limited. I am trying to keep time for my husband, family and friends so rewanted is on the back burner for now, rather than me burning out ;)
"You can do anything, but not everything" has never rung truer for me :)
Anyone interested in a rewanted bag can certainly contact me about a custom order; I would LOVE that!!
Fingers crossed my shop will be open before too long; thanks for your interest and support!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

So sorry to say rewanted is on "vacation".
I LOVE making repurposed leather bags and I hope to continue in the future but right now it's just not possible.
I am currently working hard to build and maintain a local social enterprise co-op with my sister. We run a community-minded second-hand shop that is challenging us daily and keeping us very busy!
My three-year-old son keeps me busy at home and time in between is limited. I am trying to keep time for my husband, family and friends so rewanted is on the back burner for now, rather than me burning out ;)
"You can do anything, but not everything" has never rung truer for me :)
Anyone interested in a rewanted bag can certainly contact me about a custom order; I would LOVE that!!
Fingers crossed my shop will be open before too long; thanks for your interest and support!

Eve R

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Eve R

Reviews

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Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart on Nov 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Made beautifully. Postage time very reasonable. Eve was communicative and presented her work sweetly.

nfaul52

nfaul52 on Nov 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Ordered a small bag from Eve. This is my second one. Great craftsmanship.

nfaul52

nfaul52 on Nov 3, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

November 3rd 2015 Tuesday This small soft leather envelope bag is beautiful, and the craftsmanship is excellent! Ordered a custom envelope bag in a dark brown, in a larger size. Know it will be as good as the small bag. Eve, hope your business grows on Etsy! If I could give you 20 stars, I would! Good Luck! Keep us informed on new items! Nancy Faulkner nfaul52@gmail.com

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About

Eco Chic, Handmade Leather Bags, Assemblage Jewellery and Vintage Everything

rewanted is my endeavor to embrace my creative spirit while fulfilling my desire make the world a better place in my own small way.

Repurposing materials and finding & creating things that someone will love is very fulfilling. I feel lucky to be able to infuse eco-consciousness into my designs and I love when others embrace and support rewanted.
I think it is so cool that people from all over can see what I can do and make it their own. I love imagining my customers wearing my work on the streets in cities, towns and villages around the world.

Design
Great design is something I strive for with rewanted. I love the look of something that's been worn and loved. There's something so authentic about the textures and patina that come with age.

When designing bags I focus on the aesthetic but also on functionality.
There are many ways that bags and purses are used and I am trying to fill those needs with great options. From a night out on the town, a day running errands, to a weekend away I create what I think will work best and look great. I always try to imagine how the bags may be worn and used. Colors, textures, styles and sizes are at the forefront of my designs but pocket placement, closure types and strap styles all influence how a bag functions.
Of course, I wear my designs too! Using my own bags on a regular basis helps me find the things that I can improve on or the ways I can create something totally different.
I am constantly trying to create new things and improve on what I've already done.

Leather Bags
rewanted leather bags are made with second-hand leather jackets which are deconstructed before being redesigned, cut and sewn into 'new' one-of-a-kind pieces.
For years I've collected second-hand fabrics that are integrated as linings as well.
Even when using my patterns, the second-hand nature of the materials means each bag is truly one-of-a-kind.

Vintage
I am always on the hunt for vintage accessories and home decor. I love when something catches my eye that's just right for rewanted. Curating a collection for the shop is a fun way to spend days that I don't have the creativity for designing or the patience and motivation for making. I love to find unique items and bring light to them in my shop for someone else to find.

One-of-a-Kind Jewellery
rewanted assemblage jewellery is made using second-hand and vintage pieces.
Pieces are collected and disassembled before being added to the sorted materials supply I have in my studio.
Complementary components are then pulled together again and assembled to create 'new' one-of-a-kind jewellery.

I am happy and proud to be able to do what I do and I hope to continue for a long time.
I truly appreciate when people enjoy and support rewanted :)

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  • Eve R

    Owner, Creator

    My name is Eve and I am the owner, designer and maker for my brand, rewanted. I am a mother, wife and entrepreneur who is constantly trying to find a balance between my loves. From unwanted to rewanted, I love to give old things new life!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 20, 2014
Hi, thanks for checking out my shop, rewanted.
It is my pleasure to take unwanted, discarded and second-hand items and find people who will appreciate their value and help make them rewanted .

(Yes, I made the word up, but you know what I mean, right?)

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I accept payment through PayPal.
Please make your payment within 24 hours of ordering on etsy. If for some reason this is not possible please contact me, otherwise the item will have to be re-listed.

- eChecks may have a hold on them and your order will not be sent until the payment has been confirmed by PayPal
Shipping
***Items are shipped from Nova Scotia which is on the east coast of Canada*****

SHIPPING STANDARDS:
I currently ship items out within 3 business days of receiving orders. I use Canada Post and generally send orders under 'Small Packet' which does NOT have a tracking number.

SHIPPING COSTS:
I try to list accurate shipping prices but due to many differing factors they are not exact. If you would like a specific quote please contact me before ordering for your personal shipping cost. Note that the new quote will be the cost to ship to you, whether it turns out to be more or less.

I do not refund on shipping costs if no inquiry is made prior to ordering.

TRACKING AND UPGRADES:
If you have any questions, would like to upgrade your shipping options to speed up delivery or add a tracking number, etc. please notify me and I will let you know what your options are as well as the additional charges.

SHIPPING TIMES:
Most orders shipped within Canada take between 1 and 2 weeks to arrive.
When shipping internationally I cannot predict how long a package will take to arrive due to potential customs delays as well as the vast differences in travel times when going by Surface Mail.
Some orders may take up to 2 months to arrive, unfortunately this in unpredictable and uncontrollable.

*If you did not upgrade your shipment standard please do not contact me about slow international shipment unless you have been waiting more than 6 weeks.

**refunds will not be given for lost parcels unless shipping was upgraded by the customer **

SHIPPING MATERIALS:
I try to reduce, re-use and recycle whenever possible. This is carried over strongly in my shop, rewanted. I try to reuse boxes, paper, fabric etc. as much as possible when getting items ready to ship. If you have an issue with receiving your order packaged in re-used materials please let me know when you place an order and I will try to accommodate you. (There may be an extra fee for materials.)

Please contact me if you have any questions whatsoever. You can send me a message through 'Conversations' at the top of the Etsy page, with the envelope icon.
Refunds and Exchanges
Feel free to contact me if you are dissatisfied with your purchase.

Returns will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Please take note of measurements and additional information, (below), before purchase to ensure you know the product well before ordering.

Returns will not be granted if the complaint is based on anything I address within the listing or my shop policies so please read all the information carefully.

Please contact me personally through 'Coversations' before filing a formal complaint.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything in my shop is second-hand or made from second-hand materials.

It is my experience that people buying used things wash them before wear or use regardless of sellers' practices, therefore, as not to waste energy, items from rewanted are generally not cleaned prior to being sold.

Inventory is stored in a smoke-free environment but did not necessarily originate in one.

Please note that colors will not be exact. I try to represent the item as well as I can but variables like angle, lighting, differences in monitors, etc. will all change how the colors are captured.

Item descriptions provide measurements in inches and centimeters.
For clothing, please compare these with the measurements from your own garments to get the most accurate fit.

Please take all these things into consideration before ordering.

Vintage items are to the best of my knowledge at least 20 years-old. I cannot always verify that fact and therefore cannot make any guarantees.

If you would like more information about an item or would like to see additional photos please send me a request and I will see what I can do.

Prices are subject to change at any time.