gorlech

Modern Rustic home decor & woodland ring boxes

Abergorlech, Wales | 864 Sales

gorlech

Modern Rustic home decor & woodland ring boxes

Abergorlech, Wales 864 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(270)

Announcement   gorlech are designer-makers of 'Modern Rustic' items for the home and woodland-inspired heirloom ring boxes. We are based in the pretty village of Abergorlech in rural Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

We specialise in crafting home decor items - such as wall racks, candle & incense holders, doorstops, bookends and shelving - from wood that we source ourselves from a woodland that we help to manage locally. We also create gift items, such as our handcrafted jewellery / trinket boxes, that we hope will become the heirlooms of the future.

Ethically-driven, we strive to be as zero-waste and low-impact as possible in our personal lives, gorlech simply follows naturally on this path. Therefore, we pride ourselves on making sustainable items of the highest quality, which we will deliver to you in recycled packaging.

As you will see from our customer reviews, a personal customer service is of the utmost importance to us and we will always strive to meet or exceed your expectations - if there are any problems, talk to us and we will find a solution for you.

If you like what we do, but cannot see exactly what you want, please message us and we will do our best to help. We would love to do a Custom Order for you...

Many thanks for your interest in our shop,
Claire & Paul.

Announcement

Last updated on 11 Nov, 2018

gorlech are designer-makers of 'Modern Rustic' items for the home and woodland-inspired heirloom ring boxes. We are based in the pretty village of Abergorlech in rural Carmarthenshire, West Wales.

We specialise in crafting home decor items - such as wall racks, candle & incense holders, doorstops, bookends and shelving - from wood that we source ourselves from a woodland that we help to manage locally. We also create gift items, such as our handcrafted jewellery / trinket boxes, that we hope will become the heirlooms of the future.

Ethically-driven, we strive to be as zero-waste and low-impact as possible in our personal lives, gorlech simply follows naturally on this path. Therefore, we pride ourselves on making sustainable items of the highest quality, which we will deliver to you in recycled packaging.

As you will see from our customer reviews, a personal customer service is of the utmost importance to us and we will always strive to meet or exceed your expectations - if there are any problems, talk to us and we will find a solution for you.

If you like what we do, but cannot see exactly what you want, please message us and we will do our best to help. We would love to do a Custom Order for you...

Many thanks for your interest in our shop,
Claire & Paul.

Claire and Paul

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Updates

Another jewellery display rack added tonight - turn your jewellery into wall art! heart_eyesheart_eyes
Natural branch joss stick incense holders- a lovely little Christmas stocking filler. christmas_treegreen_heart
At only £10 to include free UK domestic shipping and made from 100% sustainable materials, this is a Christmas present that doesn't cost the earth earth_asia green_heart
Today's task is to work on these little jewellery boxes, which have proven to be very popular on our Etsy shop this month. They'll make lovely little heirloom Christmas gifts giftchristmas_treegift
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About

Sustainable woodcrafting in West Wales

gorlech are Claire and Paul, woodcrafters based in rural West Wales.

We love nothing more than to be out in the woods or in our home workshop designing and creating stylish, functional items from sustainably sourced wood.

We manage – on a voluntary basis - a small woodland owned by friends. It is a magical place overlooking a Welsh Valley with an abundance of beautiful native trees – such as Ash, Oak, Hazel, Sycamore, Holly, Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

Wood is a wonderful material that has been used for centuries to make strong, durable and attractive items for living. Unfortunately, in recent years, it has been taken over by our reliance on plastics and other energy-intensive materials, such as ceramics, glass, metals and man-made composites.

However, wood is unique, in that – if harvested correctly - it is a completely sustainable, carbon-neutral and zero-waste material. It is also warm, tactile and inherently beautiful. Our ancestors knew this. We hope to follow in their tradition by providing high-quality, hand-crafted alternatives to the mass-produced items sold in big stores across the globe.

So join us on our journey to put wood back in our homes and our hearts…

If you like what we do, but cannot see what you want, contact us and we’ll do our very best to help…

Shop members

  • Paul Knight

    Owner

    Happy in the woods or the workshop. Paul just loves working with wood.

  • Claire Glover

    Owner

    The chief mover of wood! Claire is happiest when working in the woods sourcing the wood for the next project...

Shop policies

Last updated on 03 October, 2018
gorlech are Claire and Paul, designer-makers based in Carmarthenshire in rural West Wales.

We make heirloom ring boxes, perfect for your woodland-inspired engagement or wedding.

We also like to produce stylish and functional home decor items in our home workshop.

All are products are made from wood we source sustainably in a local woodland, as part of our woodland conservation work.

Join us on our journey to bring wood back into our hearts and homes...

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
We will aim to post your item within 3 working days (delivery times to be agreed individually for custom orders)

Estimated shipping times:
- North America: 5-10 business days
- Europe: 3-5 business days
- UK: 2-5 business days
If you would like to receive an item quicker than the estimated shipping time given above, please message us and we will research alternative postage options for you.

Most of items are sent via the Parcel2Go service. We will provide you with a Parcel2GoTracking number when we dispatch your order. We usually select either Hermes or Parceforce to deliver our items to you. We take out insurance cover for all items.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our products (and the packaging for our products) are not suitable for children under 3 years of age due to small parts.

Many of our products are made of surplus, recycled or 'waste wood'. Consequently there may be marks, blemishes and splits on the product, but these will not compromise the structural integrity of the item (i.e. we do not sell products that we think will break with normal use!). We think that these marks, blemishes and splits are what gives our pieces their individual and rustic charm.

We only use paints, oils, waxes and varnishes that meet current UK Safety Standards to bring out the best in our wood products. Where an item is intended for food use, we use ‘Raw Linseed Oil’ (which is safe for this purpose and doesn’t leave an unpleasant taste which could contaminate food). Items with evidence of woodworm have been appropriately treated.

Our wooden or painted candle / tealight holders are designed for use by responsible adults only – never leave a naked flame unattended.

The very observant of you may notice that items on our site have an individual number on the back – our products are NOT mass produced, we only sell hand-crafted items that we make or upcycle ourselves.
Privacy
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This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewellery, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to use, and share your information, including:
* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
*if necessary to comply with a legal obligation, such as retaining information about your purchases as required by tax law.
*as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
*Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
*Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
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Data Retention
I only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to complete your order and as described in my Privacy Policy. I do not retain any of your personal information on my own records either paper based, computerised or cloud, other than;
* Proof of posting (postcode or zip code)
* For my tax returns.
To comply with tax requirements I retain this information for a period of 7 years.
I do not collect your information, for marketing or mailing lists.
However personal information relating to your purchase will be retained and available via Etsy and/or Paypal and you should refer to their privacy polices for further information.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I do not store and process your information.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
*Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
*Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
*Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Claire Glover, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at: gorlech [!at] mail.com

More information

Last updated on 29 Sep, 2018
Seller details
Claire Glover
Corner House
ABERGORLECH, Carmarthenshire SA32 7SN
United Kingdom