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We’re Making Lanyards!

One of our favorite customers Alycia M. in KS (who recently ordered a diaper bag for her friend Courtney) asked if we could make a lanyard for her daughter to wear to school. Alycia recently designed her own bag and her daughter Erin liked the fabric so much she wanted it in a lanyard. Voila! A great idea was born. Alycia loved it:

How many emails have I sent that say I think You Are Awesome!”?  :)  I’m sure Erin will LOVE it.  Thank you so much for working with Erin to get the length right.

You can get your own lanyard with any of the fabrics on our site. They cost $15 and you choose nickel or antique brass hardware. Ready to design your own? Send an email to emily@elementalthreads.com.

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Lanyard for Alycia’s daughter Erin

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Lanyard for Alycia’s daughter Erin

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Alycia’s Medium Pouch + Strap that inspired Erin

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Alycia’s Medium Pouch + Strap that inspired Erin

 

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Crossbody Bags Combine Form and Function

In the last few years, we have noticed a rising trend in Crossbody Bags.  These bags have a long strap that hang on one shoulder and the strap goes across your body.  These styles are secure, functional and have become quite fashionable.  As editor-in-chief of Allure Magazine, Linda Wells has also noticed the trend:

“The idea of not having to carry an old-fashioned ladylike handbag in your hand by the handles is really appealing.  People want more function in their fashion and not just frivolity. They want fashion to perform a basic service.”  Courtesy ABC News.

Gone are the days of bulky, heavy nylon bags that look like they are meant for a burly bike messenger rather than a lovely lady.  At Elemental Threads, we have developed a line of fashionable bags that convert from purse-style to cross-body so you have more options on how to wear your bag.  And, because it’s an eThreads bag, you can design it yourself!  Choose between our Zippy Purse, Small Pleated Tote and Large Pleated Tote.  Then choose the fabrics, zipper, lining and hardware that best complement your wardrobe.  Form and function – how often does that happen in women’s fashion?

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More Organic Cottons Have Arrived!

Great news for you eco-minded fashionistas – we have added a fabulous array of organic cottons to our fabric options!  Now you can design your own bag with even more eco friendly fabrics to choose from!  To see the entire selection, just choose any bag you wish and click on the “Organic Cotton” tab above the fabric swatches.  There are two main color pallets and all the coordinating solid colors + a few wonderful extras.   The Organic Cotton is soft, vibrant and versatile, perfect for your next custom-made bag.  All our orders are shipped in recycled packaging, so you can design your own eco-minded bag and rule the green world.  This is my favorite combination – which one is yours?

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Just Arrived: Heavy Duty Nylon Lining

At eThreads, we want our bags to remain strong after years of your love.  We use multiple stitching, layers of reinforcing fabric and nylon lining.  Now, the bags are getting even stronger – we’ve upgraded our nylon lining so that it’s thicker, stronger and more water repellent than ever before!  Not only that, we have more lining colors to offer – 16 total!

The new lining will be offered with our new 15 piece bag collection, which you can view here.  We’ve already started incorporating the new lining into our current custom-made bags with fabulous results – we can’t wait for you to meet them!

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New Custom-Made Bags Arriving, a Few are Retiring

Out with the old and in with the new – some new bags are coming and others are retiring too!

Over the last year, we’ve studied the trends, listened to your suggestions and discovered better construction techniques.  We’ve polished, updated and ruminated over the bags.  The result: a new 15 piece custom-made bag collection that is more fashionable, functional and durable than ever before! The new bags boast interchangeable handles, adjustable long straps and multiple pockets for ultimate flexibility. You can preview a few new designs in our BlogShop.

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To make room for all these great new bags, we had to retire a few old designs.  In two weeks the following bags will be officially retired: Ring Pouch, Wristlet Pouch, Pocket Tote and Striped Wristlet.  If you love one of these designs, you must design your own by November 8.  After that the new 15 piece bag collection will be available on www.elementalthreads.com.

Do you have any questions or comments about the change?  Leave a message here, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy Designing!

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New Fabric: Brown Mocca Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This cotton fabric is new and already quite popular! It has blue, yellow and red flowers over a dark brown background. Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Turquoise Swirl Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This distinct cotton fabric is printed with swirls of turquoise, purple, blue and white colors. Talk about a bag that goes with everything! Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Pink Swirl Cotton

We have picked up some delicious new fabrics that will be introduced on the website soon. Until then, we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the goods! This distinct cotton fabric is printed with swirls of pink, purple, blue and white colors. We love to add purple linings to this fabric to really make it pop. Do you like the fabric? You can design any of our bags with it before it’s launched on the site. Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and tell her you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Black and Ivory Woven Etches

We have found some delicious new fabrics that will be debuting soon on our website. In the meantime, we’ll introduce them to you on the Blog! Our first, and one of my favorites, is this great woven black and ivory fabric that looks etched and feels wonderfully textured. One of the best parts – you can reverse this fabric for very versatile, complementary looks. For example, in the Ruffle Tote below, the body is made with the black side of the fabric and the handles and pull ties are made with the white side of the fabric! If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it before it’s on our website! Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and say you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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New Fabric: Black and Cream Damask Canvas

We have found some delicious new fabrics that will be debuting soon on our website. In the meantime, we’ll introduce them to you on the Blog! This fabulous fabric is brand new and already a big hit – it’s got a fabulous black and cream damask print that turns heads. If you like this fabric, you can design any of our bags with it before it’s on our website! Contact emily@elementalthreads.com and say you want your new bag in this fabulous new fabric!

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