TharDesertLeather

Naturally tanned Leather Bags & Journals, vintage

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Hello Spring!

New ideas, new designs, new creations... that is what we are getting ready.

CLEARANCE section.

We will add all the products that did not pass out test of quality or end of lines that we want to clear off quick and bring in more new products. Since we work with our brothers in India we cannot reject their products like the big stores and we are committed to paying them for their labour. By offering these products at Clearance prices we hope to only recover a small fraction of our costs.

All our regular priced items we offer sales on them regularly.

We thank you for your continued support.

Love and Respect
Jessica

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 9, 2021

Hello Spring!

New ideas, new designs, new creations... that is what we are getting ready.

CLEARANCE section.

We will add all the products that did not pass out test of quality or end of lines that we want to clear off quick and bring in more new products. Since we work with our brothers in India we cannot reject their products like the big stores and we are committed to paying them for their labour. By offering these products at Clearance prices we hope to only recover a small fraction of our costs.

All our regular priced items we offer sales on them regularly.

We thank you for your continued support.

Love and Respect
Jessica

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About TharDesertLeather

Sales 993
On Etsy since 2007

Recycling, Travelling, being creative, meeting people, wanderlust

Travelling, visiting remote markets in India, build relationships with artisans, learning the process of how things are made is a dream job. I love the dusty and not well travelled roads to touristy places any time.

All my products I sell on my site are from these artisans I have met on my travels. By going to them I am able to keep alive traditions of handmade products. They have more character and a timeless elegance and style that cannot be compared with factory manufactured products.

Recycling
I love recycling or upcycling fabrics, leather that I get locally. One such fabric is coffee sacks. These get thrown out once the beans are roasted. I pick them from a coffee roasting place here in Toronto and make totes and aprons with them. Organic fabric and one of a kind tote. Similarly I recycle scrap leather and make totes, jewelry, bookmarks, bracelets. I list them as and when I make them.

Shop members

  • Jessica

    Owner, Chief All Rounder

    2021 The plan is to continue creating and most important enjoying the process. Make the online experience of all our customers seamless as if they were at one of our booths :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 18, 2021
Thank you for visiting my Etsy Store. I hope you have a pleasant experience and feel free to connect with me if you need any clarification or more information on any of my products.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We want you to be completely and truly happy that you are buying a one of a kind product. To that end we are happy to replace the item you have purchased from us. Ship us the damaged item and we will send you a replacement.

We will use etsy to refund.
Payment
We accept paypal, credit cards and email transfers to our email address thardesertleather [!at] rogers.com.
Shipping
ALERT: There may be some delays in delivery of parcels. This is just random post office that have a backlog. We try and send out our orders the very next day and will continue to do so. Thanks

We are based in Canada. We ship using USPS, UPS, Purolator, Fedex or Canada Post. Always the cheapest option is selected.

All customs and duties and taxes on international shipping have to be borne by the Buyer. We are not responsible for any of these duties.

Shipping to the USA we will always check the postage and provide you with the best option that suits you.

We ship international as well.

Always we will offer the best service to you.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are a store and would like to carry our products, we will be happy to communicate with you via email at thardesertleather [!at] rogers.com

We wholesale all of our products.

More information

Last updated on Jan 18, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We cannot customize individual leather bags or make custom 1 off bags. We work with our brother in India and we create our designs and have to be present personally to oversee our designs from conception to finished product including checking on hardware etc to be used.

If you need to personalize bags or book with initials, we can do that here.

Care instructions

All our bags are oiled. So it is well conditioned when you get it.

Over time if you need to give it a shine if it’s looking worn out, all you need to do is use a good natural wax to buff it to make it look like new. Any scratches will disappear if you rub it with wax too. Leather is very forgiving.

We recommend natural beeswax (which we include with every bag we sell) to condition the bag. Beeswax help to repel water on it as well. Our beeswax leather care works wonderfully with your leather boots, or any wooden boards you may have. It is all natural using beeswax and vegetable oil.

Gift wrapping and packaging

While we do not offer specialized gift wrapping, we send all our products nicely wrapped in a cotton drawstring bag with our care package which includes a post card of who makes our bags, care instructions, a FREE gift of a leather key chain or bookmark.

Wholesale availability

Yes we do offer our products with wholesale pricing.

Leather Odour

Occasionally we get people telling us that the leather bags have an odour. It is not unusual because it is naturally tanned. To get rid of the odour you could use lavender or vanilla sachets in your bag. Or even a vanilla candle will help. I believe some essential oil, any pleasant smelling oil if you dab some on a cotton cloth and wipe the interior will help. The canvas lining is just waxed fabric and it is glued to the hide so it is easy to wipe it if needed.

Cotton, Canvas, Jute

We have cotton, canvas and jute products on out site. We get these in Calcutta where a lot of these fabrics are grown. These fabrics help replace plastics and we consider these to be a good alternative to plastic in terms of the number of years you use them.