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HENDREARY Hoot Bag.

HENDREARY Hoot Bag.

Regular price £195.00
Regular price Sale price £195.00
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Bag Colour

You literally can take nearly everything in this bag. Large rounded tote for daily adventures. Single large compartment with plenty of room for all the essentials, fits an A4 folder / books / laptop (depending on size) and room for other bits. Long shoulder straps to accommodate chunky winter outerwear and tuck neatly underarm. Made to love and to last. Matching keyfob included.

  • MAIN COLOUR - Select your favourite.
  • STRAP COLOUR - As shown.
  • ACCENT - Twin little Hoots sat on a branch worked in various woodland shades (let me know if you want a specific owl colour. If you prefer plain please ask in 'Notes' box.
  • DIMENSIONS - Width at base: 41 cm. Height: 41 cm. Depth: Flat but expands as you fill. Straps: Handle height from top edge to handle centre when held: 30cm / 35cm.

Delivery

Allow up to 10 weeks making / dispatch time for custom accessories. An email will be sent as soon as they are in the post.

Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and are based on the basket total.

UK postage rates
Total up to £39.00 = £4.50
Total up to £90.00 = £6.00
Total up to £205.00 = £8.50
Total up to £250.00 = £10.00
Total £250.01 and up = £12.00

INTERNATIONAL postage rates
Total up to £30.00 = £11.00
Total up to £49.00 = £14.00
Total up to £90.00 = £18.00
Total up to £250.00 = £25.00 
Total up to £350.00 = £30.00 
Total up to– £440.00 = £40.00 
Total up to £500.00 = £50.00
Total £500.01 and up = £60.00

Delivery information
All custom made accessory orders are sent via Royal Mail insured & signed for post.

Delivery times can vary depending on the destination country but it can take a while. Please allow up to 21 days for your parcel to be delivered. International customers are responsible for any customs charges that may be incurred. I am afraid that custom charges are beyond my control and I am unable to offer quotes of what they might be. Please do check the customs rules within your country before ordering.

The Maker

Your bag or purse will be handmade especially for you by Ren, an artisan Shoemaker / Bagmaker working from her woodland workshop in the heart of rural Devonshire, England. Ren has been crafting unique shoes & bags for her eclectic customers for over 2 decades, adding a little magic worldwide, one item at a time.

What materials do you use?

Tanneries / Merchants

Leathers are carefully sourced from reputable accredited Italian and British tanneries that work to high ethical and environmental standards, among these are A & A. Crack & Sons, Badalassi Carlo and C. F. Stead. As a maker I am blessed to use these fabulously precious materials in my workshop.

I specialise in artisan leathers simply because they offer instant aged beauty. Expect perfect imperfections throughout. Like knots & grain in real wood, these materials are a canvas of their origin, with marks, wrinkles & scratches worked into each item, embracing the hides individuality to create a unique product which develops rich patina with use. Colours have been carefully chosen to ensure your footwear, bag or purse becomes an everyday, every season, go to accessory.

Many leathers harden during the lasting process as they are sculpted to the shape of the final shoe or boot. Do not be put off by this firmness, after a few wears they will soften and become supple and mellow. The leather insoles will allow your foot to bed into the sole creating its own unique cradle.

Prices vary depending on the leather costs to myself as well as other factors, such as lining, etc with the tannery name / origin (if known) stated on the product description.

 

Adhesives & Threads

The adhesives I use are the lowest in nasty chemicals (toluene and MEK free) I could find whilst still being highly effective. Stitching threads are British made, superior quality, rot proof and abrasive resistant. My old sewing machines are terribly fussy, they only like to sew with the best.

 

After care

Always make sure that your shoes are kept well polished to avoid unnecessary wear. Any good polish will do, my preference being old fashioned dubbin (very sticky to apply), just use a small amount and rub in well. Dubbin is the most marvellous leather treatment balm made from almond oil, bees wax and other natural products. Any polish made from natural ingredients is a winner. I also recommend Renapur which smells almost edible. You can buy this on Amazon here.

Polishing your shoes will darken the finish on all leathers apart from the satin finish ones. The *antiqued finish leathers will lighten with wear as the waxes and oils in the leather are displaced. It's a useful indicator that a jolly good polish is needed to replenish both the colour and the finish. If there is any fading then you can use a tinted shoe cream available in shoe shops or online.

Veg tanned leathers develop their own unique patina over time, the colours darken and become rich and burnished. Polish them each month, make it a date ♥ and love them, they will be with you for a very long time.

Fairysteps are all season shoes. Mine have gone boulder hopping at the seaside and the Moors, as well as running and rambling. As with all leather shoes you should avoid wearing in excessively wet conditions as it may cause stretching. I clean off the mud, pop them somewhere lukewarm (not on a radiator), and when dry I give them a polish. The ribbons even get a wash in the sink with warm water and hand soap. My shoes are then ready for the next adventure.

 

Barefoot comfort soling

I believe that your shoes should feel just like slippers, all day, every day, and our shoes do just that. With all leather interiors your new shoes will naturally give with wear, gradually moulding to your feet and offering glove like comfort.
We use a very durable, highly flexible, lightweight, cushioned, non slip soling. There is no heel, just like Mother nature intended, with the soling offering a good level of bounciness and protection. When the time comes your shoes can be resoled by your local cobbler, thus extending the life of your beloveds and avoiding landfill sites.

Returns

I have changed my mind, can I return my order?

Listings give oodles of information allowing customers to clearly see exactly what they will receive. All custom / made to order accessory sales are final and are non refundable. Incredibly expensive materials alongside hours of painstaking work have gone into completing your order, its a thing of beauty, fall in love x

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Amanda
I love this bag!

Ren, you were right- it was a difficult colour to capture in a photo but when it arrived I loved it even more!
A simple classic tote, skilfully made in an amazing coloured leather has made me a very happy (and organised - it holds so much) person. No doubt it is going to last me a lifetime of adventures! Thank you Ren x