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Materials and Care ….

Handmade bags

We like natural materials … cotton, linen, canvas to name but a few.

It’s not always possible to stick to these, but we like how they work together and feel. But the choice of material is always down to end-use. We consider what and how the bag will be used and decide which material is best accordingly.

That’s why we generally use cotton batting. This is the padding between the layers of some of our bags. It gives a little extra protection to the contents inside. It may, initially, look slightly rippled … but over time it softens, it feels lovely; making your product enjoyable to hold and use.

We also use YKK zips. Renowned for their quality, as they move easily and smoothly. Depending on the bag finish required, either plastic and metal varieties may be used.

To care for your product we suggest you wipe clean with a damp cloth. For tough stains, try a gentle hand wash and hang to air dry.

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Handmade bags

Whether it’s for you or a friend, there is nothing like receiving a beautifully wrapped gift.

As a child, unwrapping presents was so exciting. Sometimes I would carefully un-peel ribbons, bows and tags; folding wrapping paper neatly. Other times I’d just rip it all apart, eager to find out what was inside. Then, as I got older, I’d request money, so I could ‘choose myself’ a gift.

At Vivid Violet UK it doesn’t matter if you have purchased for you or a friend. Each is wrapped carefully in acid-free tissue paper, tied gently with a grosgrain ribbon and finished off with our gift card. As the card is matt finished you can write on the back a message of your choice.

We don’t stop there … our mailing bag is coloured (why have a boring grey one?!) so you know instantly that something special is inside.

Then we post your product – signed for – by Royal Mail, to ensure you receive it.

So it doesn’t matter if you are a ‘careful un-wrapper’ or a ‘rip it all open’ one. We hope that on receipt, you’ll be so pleased with your purchase that you’ll share photos of you and your gift.

We’re also happy if you upcycle the tissue paper and ribbon, there are many uses for both!