solaWu

Vegan Original Functional Handmade Bag

New Jersey, United States · 398 Sales

solaWu

Vegan Original Functional Handmade Bag

New Jersey, United States 398 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(145)
Shop owner

Cindy

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Last updated on Jun 13, 2016

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(145)
Emily Smalls

Emily Smalls on Jun 14, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Super great customer service. My only concern is that the smaller of the two front pockets is loose so I am nervous about cards falling out but the back pocket fits my iPhone 6 perfectly (not plus) and I love the zipper and the waxed canvas color and feel. I got turquoise - very pretty!

naheed83

naheed83 on Jun 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful and unique pouch. Perfect for storing makeup, etc.... Great service and communication!

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About

Live toward the dream

My name is Cindy. I came from Taipei, Taiwan. It is a small country in southeast of Asia. In 2009, my husband made a plan, which is studying in the United States. Therefore, I came to Maryland with my husband and started our new life!

After I came to United State, I lost the focus of my life. My English was not good and I had hard time to find new friends here. All I need to think is what we eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner… I felt empty. I didn’t know what I could do here. I was a fashion designer before I decided to come to the United States. I was worry about my future and my return to Taiwan that whether I could go back to my designer position again or not.

The first year was so tough for me. At that time, I tried to find out what could I do; what is my dream and passion. I always want to be a designer. Fortunately, I found the Etsy website. I thought maybe I could design and make some clothing or bags for selling. I also wanted to support my family with my own ability.

From Taipei, Taiwan → Tokyo, Japan → Maryland, US → Salzburg, Austria → New York, US now. Where's next? :)

Material choices by sola W.:
I don't use leather in spite of leather products are so beautiful. Usually I use vegan & Eco-friendly materials like cotton, linen, paper fabric, polyester, etc... They are varied and pretty, also kind to the earth. Recently I have found a new high quality material, “waxed canvas”, and I have used it in my 2012 new creations.

Waxed canvas is a tightly-woven 100% cotton fabric impregnated with wax that gives the fabric lifelong resistance to inclement weather. As the fabric ages, it develops a well-worn and comfortable patina. The wax consists of food and pharmaceutical grade waxes, and is completely non-hazardous. It is environmentally friendly, vegan and USA made.

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  • Cindy Wu

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography

    Something has to be done in my life. Loving people; Traveling around the world; Owning my brand. I love design, ideas and colors; I love flowers, birds and sky. Sky in Japanese is "sola". sola W., my brand, my love.

  • Max Wang

    Owner, Marketer, Model

    Life and shop partner of Cindy. <3

Shop policies

Last updated on June 9, 2015
Thank you for visiting sola W. These items are all created, designed, sewn, and packaged by me, Cindy Wu. It's a one-person small shop. Your satisfaction is my main concern. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
sola W. accepts credit card, debit card, Paypal, or Etsy Gift Card.
Orders won't be processed until the payment is cleared.
Shipping
Waxed canvas items will be shipped though USPS priority mail that takes 2-3 business days delivery with tracking and delivery confirmation. Other items will be shipped via USPS standard post that takes 3-5 business days delivery with tracking. Extra services, such as insurance, can be purchased for an additional fee.

International shipping is via USPS International First Class Mail without insurance and it will take 15-20 business days for delivery. Delivery confirmation or tracking service is not available for such a shipping method. If you would like to upgrade the shipping method, please contact me before check out.

Regrettably, I cannot take responsibility for any lost or stolen parcels or for any duties or charges incurred by your country of residence.

Please note that if you are buying a made to order item, it will take on average 6-15 business days for making it. Orders won't be shipped until the payment is cleared. If you need your order by a specific date, please contact me. I can let you know whether the order can be shipped sooner or it needs a shipping upgrade.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any concern, please contact me within 7 days upon receipt. I will do handle the exchanges & refunds case by case.

For item being refunded or exchanged, I can only refund the cost of the bag without shipping cost. The item must be returned in new conditions with the original packaging, with insurance and tracking. Buyer is responsible for all shipping cost.

Custom order is personal request item, so I don't accept refunds or exchanges.

All sales are final. I would not accept refunds or exchanges.