sanatifactory

Sanati Factory of Joy

Kiev, Ukraine · 2295 Sales

sanatifactory

Sanati Factory of Joy

Kiev, Ukraine 2295 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(849)

Announcement   Hi! 💗 💗 💗 Please stay here for a while and see what we do! You will most likely enjoy our shop.

💗 💗 💗 Do you want to stay in touch with our creative team and get the best offers and new items from behind the scene? Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter:
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💗 Please write and communicate, and we will make something that will make you stand out from the crowd and make a statement with your best ever notebook.

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Please stay in touch with incredible and awesome Sanati Factory Community!

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💗 Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/alexrad1974/
Also a lot of news, updates, product shares from buyers, great experience and fast communication.

💗 Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/alexanderradich/

💗 Here you can meet us and view our work processes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1E4ZQVNlIc&t=24s

💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 We are here for you.
Natalia and Alex.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 8, 2017

Hi! 💗 💗 💗 Please stay here for a while and see what we do! You will most likely enjoy our shop.

💗 💗 💗 Do you want to stay in touch with our creative team and get the best offers and new items from behind the scene? Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter:
http://sanatifactorynews.gr8.com/
- and we will try to never disappoint you!

💗 Please write and communicate, and we will make something that will make you stand out from the crowd and make a statement with your best ever notebook.

💗 💗 💗 Facebook
Please stay in touch with incredible and awesome Sanati Factory Community!

💗 (PAGE) https://www.facebook.com/sanatifactory/
Just let us know that you are here with us, write a message, and get a discount that will most likely surprise you!

💗 (GROUP - needs our approval but you are welcome!)
Be in the community of our followers, fans and buyers who share what they have bought from us, and how they feel. There is no better way to know a company than to see how other people talk about it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/241153769559648/

💗 Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/alexrad1974/
Also a lot of news, updates, product shares from buyers, great experience and fast communication.

💗 Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/alexanderradich/

💗 Here you can meet us and view our work processes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1E4ZQVNlIc&t=24s

💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 We are here for you.
Natalia and Alex.

Natalia Radich

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Natalia Radich

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(849)
April Hayman

April Hayman on Jun 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous cover! The detail is amazing and the leather smells so good. Lots of storage on the inside too. I think the only drawback - of you can call it that - is that it isn't quite wide enough for a Leuchtturm *and* a Rhodia web notebook. But I can fit a few of the included inserts with one of them with no problem.

kaleighallisonscott

kaleighallisonscott on Jun 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Just perfect!! The artist did such an amazing job on the painting!!

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About

Getting Things Done when Everything Crashes

When I look back at the start of our Sanati Factory shop on Etsy, I wonder what were the reasons for our leather journal business.

There are certainly more than one.

First, both I, Natalia and my hubby Alex (in Russian his short name is Sasha) wanted to start something unique and connected with production. Etsy was the first choice as we had some prior experience with it. We called our little company Sanati (with is an abbreviation from Sasha and Natasha), and started with what we knew something about – nested dolls, amigurumis, sewn toys. But that was tough. When we saw how other people sold their TNs here on Etsy, we thought we might add our own creative spark into this field as it offers wide variety of options.

Second, we had some skills and were inclined for journalling, getting organized, designing (and travelling, too!). Alex loves to design (he has all possible graphic professional software on his laptop, along with a graphic tablet for drawing, and is very proficient in using photo and video editors) and to write (he also writes business books). I have been doing decoupage, knitting, sewing for a long time.

Third, we wanted to organize a family business that has a potential and does not depend on our poor country’s dying markets.

Well, there were other causes but it all began in April, 2015. We worked from our apartment till the end of the year when pre-Christmas sales inspired us to rent an office. We went through many stages of buying equipment, finding materials suppliers as well as employees. It was incredible experience, and although we spent as much as we earned, for about a year, we knew this will change.

Some experiments led us to change the direction of the business drastically when one of our aquaintances, Katya, offered to paint on the notebooks (she had been doing that for a few years for her friends). When we tried, it was almost an instant success.

Today we have both an office and located nearby spacy studio and get orders from many places, not only selling on Etsy but also locally, wholesale and on other marketplaces. We have a loyal group of international buyers on Facebook and Instagram, regular customers from all around the world. But the other side of this business is that we are connected to Ukrainian community of masters and aspiring shop owners who learn from my husband how to start their Etsy business. He is a well-established authority, and many people come to his webinars and master classes from all the country.

To summarize the above said, our Sanati Factory shop on Etsy helped us not only to create a stable income for supporting our growing family (now we have three kids) but also connect to a wide community of like-minded people. Thank you, Etsy! Thank you, our visitors, our current and prospective buyers! Thank you for reading our (maybe a bit unusual and maybe an inspiring) story!

Please feel free to stay in touch with us here or in social media:

Facebook
Please stay in touch with incredible and awesome ever growing Sanati Factory Community!

(PAGE) https://www.facebook.com/sanatifactory/
Just let us know that you are here with us, write a message, and get a discount that will most likely surprise you!

(GROUP - needs our approval but you are welcome!)
Be in the community of our followers, fans and buyers who share what they have bought from us, and how they feel. There is no better way to know a company than to see how other people talk about it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/241153769559648/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/alexrad1974/
Also a lot of news, updates, product shares from buyers, great experience and fast communication.

Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/alexanderradich/

Here you can meet us and view our work processes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1E4ZQVNlIc&t=24s

Shop members

  • Natalia Radich

    Owner, Creator

    Natalia was born in the Crimea. Now she lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. She makes every process in Sanati perfect.

  • Alex Radich

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    Alex is a graphic designer and video producer. He writes and makes beautiful photos. He is fond of marketing and communicating with customers.

  • Anna Radionova

    Artist

    Anna paints beautiful notebooks with great details and can make any photo into artistic masterpiece. It take long hours and sometimes days to finish one notebook.

  • Katya Romanenko

    Artist

    Katya was the first to introduce idea of painting on all kinds of notebooks with acrylic paints. We have been working for years before starting Sanati, and she is incredible - talented artist and journalist.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 24, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

We are often asked about our hand painting on leather. Will it peel off, does it stick well? How to take care of these notebooks? Well, the paint is specific for this task, and it holds well without cracking. No special care is needed. But of course, if you scrab it a lot, it will have flaws over time. So it you want it have a worn look like a traditional travelers notebook, you can choose a simple leather one, but the painted one will add style and beauty to your leather accessory.

Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter and get the latest news from our creative studio. Best advices and new arrivals are guaranteed on monthly basis with the best prices:
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Custom and personalized orders

We do it all the time. If you feel hesitant about asking us, please type a few words on a keyboard and send us a convo. We are happy to answer any questions and suggestions and custom requests as soon as possible, usually within half a working day or even on weekends. We would love to paint your dog or cat or even a portrait of your child!
We made hundreds of custom requests, and can have a glimse of some of them in our Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Wholesale availability

Now we do not take part in the wholesale Etsy program, but if you are looking for a large number of items, you are welcome, and we can make a custom listing for your needs.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Do not hesitate to ask for an additional packaging or gift wrapping. We can even print a postcard if you want to send a gift to someone you care.
Our packaging is the one we are proud of, and even when the shipping companies mistreated the parcels, the items came undamaged. Please note that we always feel responsible for our times, and guarantee delivery. There may be occasional delays that are independent of our will, but we work out to resolve all possible issues, and always succeed.

How can we get to know your company better?

Please write and communicate, and we will make something that will make you stand out from the crowd and make a statement with your best ever notebook.

Facebook
Please stay in touch with incredible and awesome Sanati Factory Community!

(PAGE) https://www.facebook.com/sanatifactory/
Just let us know that you are here with us, write a message, and get a discount that will most likely surprise you!

(GROUP - needs our approval but you are welcome!)
Be in the community of our followers, fans and buyers who share what they have bought from us, and how they feel. There is no better way to know a company than to see how other people talk about it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/241153769559648/

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/alexrad1974/

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💗 💗 💗 Do you want to stay in touch with our creative team and get the best offers and new items from behind the scene? Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter:
http://sanatifactorynews.gr8.com/
- and we will try to never disappoint you!

Important Notice for Our Canadian and Australian Customers

We know that our standard logistics provider UkrPoshta with decent service and prices (about 12 USD per kg with air mail and tracking number) has problems with local Canadian and Australian postal services in terms of tracking and shipping terms. So we receive letters from customers that our parcels are delayed, and delivered up to 5 weeks from the day of shipment. If you are in a hurry, please consider using our upgraded shipping options for faster delivery and tracking in these countries.