Seller Profile – barmadebags

Name
Barbara Rose

Etsy Shop Name
barmadebags

A bit about my product range
My product range consists of a range of bags: clutch bags, crossbody bags in various sizes, tote bags, belt bags, phone pouches, coin purses and the occasional backpack. All are made from fabric, much of which is upcycled, and either feature patchwork or appliqued designs usually based on flowers or animals. Each is individually designed and made so every BarMade bag is a unique item.

I started an Etsy shop because…
after retiring from a career in teaching, I wanted a new creative challenge and started designing and making bags. I then needed to find new owners for them, so started my Etsy shop.

I feel inspired by…
the flowers and wildlife I see in my garden and the varied shades in beautiful batik fabrics.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
a random selection of indie music with Sigur Ros being a particular favourite.

My favourite product to make is…
messenger style crossbody bags with an appliqued floral design such as the clematis flower which forms the logo for my business. However, because I am always exploring new designs, I love making each of my bags so it’s hard to pick a favourite!

My plans for the future are…
to continue to develop new bag designs while maintaining the individuality and quality of my products.

A few of their products…