There’s a lot of joy to be had in owning a one-of-a-kind piece from a custom handbag manufacturer. Not only can you be sure that your favorite accessory is the only one like it, but you can get something that’s exactly what you want. Here are some things to consider when you order a custom piece.
Questions to Ask a Custom Handbag Manufacturer
When purchasing a custom purse, there are a few things you’ll want to know. In addition to questions about care and maintenance concerning your particular piece, you’ll want to ask the following questions.
What if I don’t like it? What is the designer or custom handbag manufacturer’s return policy? Can you return it if you don’t like it? What if the item is made upon order? Will you be able to return it under that circumstance? Will you get a full refund? Will you get a partial refund?
Where is my handbag being manufactured? Will the handbag be manufactured by the designer? By a team? Is the manufacturing outsourced to a factory? What are the conditions there? Are there reasons my handbag might be delayed in the manufacturing process?
What materials are being used? Yes, your handbag is made from wood, but what kind of wood? What findings are being used?
What happens if it breaks through normal use and recommended care? Does the manufacturer have any warranty or guarantee?
What options are there for customization? Even if you’re ordering a ready-made bag, are there ways for the manufacturer to customize it so that it’s unique to you?
Do you offer design assistance? If the manufacturer does have custom handbag options, how involved are they in the design process? Do they help you get started with the process? How does the customization process work?
What are the price ranges for my design? Don’t be afraid to ask questions about pricing. While it’s helpful to have an affordability figure in mind for the cost of your handbag, it’s also important to understand why the pricing is what it is.
When it comes to pricing, you’ll find that the more detail and the higher the quality of woods and textiles, the higher the cost. Be honest with your custom handbag manufacturer about your budget for the piece.
Is there a warranty? If your bag breaks or stitches come loose with normal use, will the designer repair it for you? Are you out of luck? It’s good to know these policies ahead of time so you will know what to do if your bag doesn’t hold up as expected.
As consumers, we’re often not used to asking a lot of questions about the products we buy, but it’s important to seek answers, especially when buying a product like a custom handbag that you want to last for years.
By going into the buying process fully informed, you can be sure that you’ll find the perfect purse that will give you enjoyment well into the future.
Getting to Know Kema
What’s the most comforting sound you can think of from your childhood? For handbag manufacturer Karen Maxwell (Kema), it’s the sound of a sewing machine roaring along as her mother hemmed and repaired family garments. It’s no surprise then that Karen grew up to first study fashion and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology before she went on to found Kema’s Kreations.
This black-owned business started when Kema began wearing her own designs and others suggested she begin to sell her original work. So, she learned about running a business, rented an office, and set herself to work.
Kema’s bags are quite unique. Every bag is handmade by skilled artisans. Not only is each bag handcrafted, but customers can choose a range of additions to make it so that the bag they’re purchasing is unique to them. That means you’ll never walk into a room and see someone else with the exact same purse.
In addition to being able to purchase custom wooden purses from Kema, customers can also purchase ready-made bags and backpacks made from a variety of durable materials.
Kema also gives back to help build her community. Through the Kema’s Village program, individuals can contribute to Kema’s crowdfunding campaigns. These campaigns always go to support small business owners by helping provide equipment necessary to their business operations.
Kema maintains a list of small business wishes. A recipient is selected at random from this list, and when enough money has been raised, then the gift is provided, and the recipient is publicly announced.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our custom handbag manufacturing process. When you contact us, please feel free to ask us anything – from the suggested questions above to questions of your own.