SasakiBags

Recycled & Novelty Bags and Accessories Made in Hawaii

Hawaii, United States · 1166 Sales

SasakiBags

Recycled & Novelty Bags and Accessories Made in Hawaii

Hawaii, United States 1166 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(302)

Announcement   The USA Love List which supports made in the USA products, has listed Sasaki Bags as one of their 10 favorite made in Hawaii businesses! Mahalo for your support! Check out www.USALoveList.com to see the other companies that made their list!

Sasaki Bags will be at the Joann Williams Christmas in July event at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Date TBA

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Or check out my blog at www.SasakiBags.blogspot.com

If you sew and would like to purchase some of the fabrics that I use , check out my supply shop: http://www.SasakiCreations.Etsy.com

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 22, 2016

The USA Love List which supports made in the USA products, has listed Sasaki Bags as one of their 10 favorite made in Hawaii businesses! Mahalo for your support! Check out www.USALoveList.com to see the other companies that made their list!

Sasaki Bags will be at the Joann Williams Christmas in July event at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. Date TBA

Follow Sasaki Bags on Facebook to see the latest.
www.Facebook.com/SasakiBags

Or check out my blog at www.SasakiBags.blogspot.com

If you sew and would like to purchase some of the fabrics that I use , check out my supply shop: http://www.SasakiCreations.Etsy.com

Barb Sasaki

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Barb Sasaki

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(302)
Mary Sam Price

Mary Sam Price on Aug 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for our new dog Kona! Thank you!

Kai Duran

Kai Duran on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This stocking is so beautiful! It is really thick material and the quality of the stitching is really great. It's also larger than I expected - perfect for stuffing! Barb sent the item very quickly and was great to work with...I received it in 3 days, I believe! Much mahalo!

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Updates

I just finished this custom bag for one of my fabulous Instagram customers.

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Reserved for Lokey808
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Lucky to be sewing on this beautiful piece of fabric salvaged from a vintage kimono. Making bags for my show in kona on July 16.

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Brightly colored Recycled Kimono Key fob
US$15.00
Carry a power bag in 2016! Just finishing up this one. Stay tuned

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Ready to Ship - Large Purse - Carryon Bag
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About

Lemons to Lemonade

How did you start your shop? How does it all work?

I was injured at my place of employment and following two surgeries, I began wondering "what on earth will I do if I can't go back to my job?"

During my rehabilitation, I suffered depression and my weight yo-yo'd. I began thinking about what types of things I spent money on regardless of my size or mood. For me, it was jewelry or handbags. They always "fit"!

I have always figured myself to be quite "average". My feet were average, I often wore an "average" size in clothing. I even finished middle of the pack when I ran the Honolulu Marathon (many years ago). So I thought there must be other "average" women out there who have similar spending habits.

At first I took a jewelry making class with my husband. He excelled at it...me, well, not so much! But I did know how to sew (Thank you momma!)

I worked hard at my physical rehabilitation and was able to return to my original job, but by then, life had changed so much that I knew I had a new goal. It was starting my own business and making it my sole source of income within 4 years.

It was at a bad time in the economy, so living in Hawaii, I also wanted to sew something "different" that would make my creations stand out. I live in the middle of Kona Coffee Country so using coffee bags seemed like a no brainer. My very first sale was for 100 tote bags to a retail store.

My background working in a 5 star hotel gave me knowledge of the corporate incentive world. I now sell to several companies who bring their clients to Hawaii for incentive trips. I love it when they call me year after year. That is the greatest compliment!

In January of 2011 after 3 years and 3 months of bag making, I was able to close the door on my former career and open a new door to being self employed. Doing something I love makes the long days pass quickly. An added bonus is that I can even sew in my jammies without any makeup on!

One of my biggest lessons has been to dream BIG .....and then dream BIGGER! Not every idea I have is a good one, but I'm not afraid of giving it a whirl. Stay tuned. The journey isn't over yet!

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  • Barb Sasaki

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    Barb Sasaki is a hardworking determined woman who dares to dream big. She has been making bags since 2007 and has big goals for the future.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 8, 2016
Aloha!
Thank you so much for stopping by my shop. I am aware that Etsy has many shops to choose from so my goal is to always offer great customer service and let you know that you are buying from a real person working in a "one woman sweat shop" in Hawaii.

Feel free to "convo" me about any of my items. If you are purchasing a gift, please let me know and I will enclose a complimentary gift card and wrap it for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
Etsy has made it easy for you to pay with a credit card or via PayPal.

I require custom orders to be paid in advance of making your item.

Hawaii orders will have sales tax automatically added to your purchase price.
Shipping
I am usually able to ship your item within a day of receiving payment. You will be notified upon shipping with tracking information. If it is an item that weighs less than 13 ounces, it may be shipped USPS 1st class mail. I ship USPS priority for heavier items.

If you require additional insurance, please inform me prior to your purchase so I can adjust the cost.

I do ship internationally.
All customs import fees are your responsibility.

I am not responsible for items once they leave my control. It is very rare for items to be lost in the mail, but since many of my items are "one of a kind", a replacement will not be possible. Please consider purchasing additional insurance if you are overly concerned. *note: I have never had a bag not arrive to the location I shipped it to out of over 1000 orders.
Refunds and Exchanges
I can't imagine that you will anything less than thrilled with your Sasaki Bag. However, if it is not the size you thought it would be, or if the fabric is not what you expected, or if for any reason you are less than ecstatic, please contact me. I will accept returns within (7) seven days of delivery if they are in new condition. You will receive a refund for the price of the item, excluding the cost of shipping once I have the item back.

I want happy customers. Please give me a chance to give you great customer service!
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee the quality of my work. If you have any problems with one of my handbags, please let me know and we can discuss an appropriate solution. I want you to be a happy customer!