Where can I purchase your bags?
You can purchase Misneach bags here on the website. I will also be at various craft fairs in the Ottawa/Eastern Ontario and Southern Ontario regions. Check out the Happenings page to see where I’ll be. You can also subscribe to Misneach’s mailing list to keep up to date on what’s happening. The sign up box is to the right.
Where do you ship to?
I currently only ship within Canada.
How much does shipping cost?
Shipping is incredibly hard to estimate, even with all these great plug-ins that help you. Those plug-ins don’t account for all of the variables that come into play when shipping, like purchasing more than one item or knowing that Canada Post offers flat rate shipping boxes. I can generally ship a single Tweed and Tartan Crossbody bag nationwide within Canada for a flat rate of $20.00 (this is the medium size flat rate box). This is a maximum cost to anywhere in the country. Depending on what you’ve purchased (for example, just a pouch or a Wee Bag), shipping could be less, depending on where you live (yup… it’s complicated). I always look to find the most economical way to ship with a tracking number, so if it costs less than $20.00 to ship to you, I will refund the difference. If you order more than one bag, I can use a large flat rate box, which is $25.00. Please select the correct option at checkout.
If you’d like an accurate quote before you buy, just send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll gladly provide one.
I live in the North Glengarry/Ottawa area, do I have to pay for shipping?
No! Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can arrange pick-up/drop-off at a mutually acceptable location. Be sure to choose the “local pickup” option when checking out.
Do you do custom orders?
Yes! I’m happy to work with you to create your perfect piece. Please send me an email at email@example.com to discuss.
Do you have my tartan?
I have so many requests for custom orders with specific tartans. I get my tartan as off-cuts from kilt makers in Scotland. This is the fabric that is left over from making a kilt, or other highland wear, that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Because of this, I don’t choose which tartans I receive. That said, I currently have about 202 different tartans available. Click here to consult the list of currently available tartans.
If your tartan is not on the list and you have some of your own tartan fabric, I can use this to make a bag for you. For the Tweed and Tartan Crossbody Bag, I need a piece measuring 12″ x 3″ for each bag. For a Wee Bag, I need a piece measuring 12″ x 7″. I will provide a small discount on the price of the bag if you supply your own tartan.
If your tartan is not on the list and you don’t have any of your own tartan fabric, get in touch with me and we can discuss options. I can special order most tartans, however, there will be a small additional charge for the increased cost. I also have other potential sources of tartan that I may be able to draw upon.
Can you shorten/lengthen my strap?
Yes! I can either shorten your strap or swap your strap for a longer one so that your bag fits you perfectly! Just ask.
I have an item in my shopping cart, will it be reserved for me until I check-out?
No, placing a bag in your shopping cart does not guarantee it for you. The item will be yours once you check-out and provide payment.
What are your policies?
Can I machine wash my bag?
No. Each bag contains elements (such as wool and leather) that cannot be machine washed. Spot cleaning is recommended as required. You can use a lint roller to remove any debris.
Also note that denim jeans, jackets, skirts or shorts may bleed dye. Please test your denim clothing by rubbing it with a piece of fabric to see if the dye bleeds before wearing your Misneach bag against it.
What’s that mark on the leather?
I only use high quality leather in my work. But leather is never “perfect”, meaning that there are often small marks on it. This is because the leather was on an animal that roamed the earth and had bumps and scrapes. This is completely normal. These marks, in my view, only add to the beauty and uniqueness of the final product.
Leather also wears over time. Marks will appear with use and give it an “aged” look. This is completely normal and is a sign of a well-loved piece.
How do I care for the leather?
Leather is not too hard to care for, but there are a few hard and fast rules. The most important being that water/moisture/high humidity/perspiration and leather do not mix. If the leather on the bottom of your bag gets wet, marks will likely result. Fear not, though, because if you catch these marks early enough, you can generally eliminate of them by following the advice here. If the strap gets wet (from rain, humidity, perspiration etc.), there is a chance that it could leave a mark on your clothing from the dye. I seal the straps before using them to minimize the risk of this, but please use caution when wearing your bag where moisture may be an issue. That said, any marks left behind generally come out with some good laundry treatment (like Shout or OxiClean), a soft brush, and some good, old-fashioned elbow grease.
If your lighter coloured leather appears dirty over time, you can take it to a leather cleaner or shoe repair shop to have it cleaned.