Seller Profile – Totes by Wendy

Name
Wendy Dutton

Etsy Shop Name
Totes by Wendy

A bit about my product range
I make and sell a variety of bags including Totes, clutch and makeup bags plus purses. I also make pet collar accessories such as bandana and bow ties, my bandana can also be personalised with your pet’s name.

I started an Etsy shop because…
I was made redundant in September 2014 from a stressful job and I was looking for a new direction. My daughter suggested Etsy after I bought myself my first sewing machine and fell in love with sewing!

I feel inspired by…
I am inspired by some of the great fabrics available at the moment but I never buy in bulk for my bags as I like to keep my product volumes low so that my customers are buying something unique.

When I’m making, I like to listen to…
I am lucky to have a workshop in my garden so in the summer I just love to listen to the birdsong and the waterfall from my pond, I find it very calming!

My favourite product to make is…
Personalised pet bandana as I love some of the unusual names that customer have for their pets.

My plans for the future are…
To keep expanding my product range so that I have a broader appeal so maybe add some men’s products

A few of their products…