Fiber artist, designer, business woman
I have been successfully sewing for over 40 years. I have been successfully making yarmulke for 20 years. I've been designing bags since I was a child and find this work very relaxing and rewarding.
My business background and my artist talent go hand in hand with running a successful business. I make generally very useful things out of long lasting fabrics and materials. I also love color and batiks and incorporate these into many designs.
I personally have had to carry epinephrine for severe allergies for 33+ years. One of my sons has also for most of his life. I totally get it when it comes to carrying epipens or auvi-q and severe allergies.
I have been making the epinephrine auto-injection insulated weather-proof cases / bags for over 20 years. My philosophy, personal experience, and injector manufacturer guidelines require the epinephrine to be kept in a small window range of temperature....thus insulation is a must. I personally think that carrying epinephrine is a serious thing so I make serious bags. Cutesy just won't cut it. You can personalize your own bag by selecting the optional clear pocket---just insert your own personal information. Your insulated epipen case needs to be clearly visible that it contains seriously needed medication without any other distractions on the case.
I design and make all of my jewelry. I do not use a pattern nor do I copy other jewelry. The majority of my designs are Judaica and my designs will also have an earthy basis to them. My jewelry designs range from simple and elegant to avant garde and funky. I use sterling silver and genuine semi-precious gemstones.
I have designed my own yarmulke and I love to find interesting and funky fabrics when making them. You will find gorgeous tapestries, beautiful silks, popular cottons, superheros, and more in my kippahs. I do bulk orders and also custom labels so please contact me about this well in advance of your simcha.
I have an empty nest so I have been spending my time exploring new creative methods and making more jewelry. My two now grown sons have been an inspiration to my work and they often model and certainly give me their feedback (whether I want it or not! LOL).
I am an environmental activist and am very careful to limit my carbon foot print with my business. I used recycled products where ever I can, especially in my shipping materials. I also love birds, especially owls, so you will see bird themed goods as well in my designs and goods.
All of my goods are shanetz free and are "Jewishly" made by me.
Kate Rachel Lozier
Owner, Maker, Designer, Fiber Artist
I have been successfully sewing for over 40 years. I have been successfully making yarmulke for 20 years. All of my goods are shanetz free. All of my designs are original and are copyright protected.
All of my wares come from a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
You can check out my bag and purse designs at www.tuffbags.com or racheltreasures.com as well as some of my jewelry. For all of my designs please see my web site www.tuffbags.com. All of my designs are copyright protected so thank you for not copying.
I do NOT offer wholesale/ bulk discount orders on etsy...please contact me via my web site TuffBags .
Accepted payment methods
Payments not made within 72 hours of purchase are canceled and relisted.
All prices are FIRM. Sale items are not returnable--those listed in the detash section.
All international buyers are responsible for custom charges and any duty charges imposed by your government. I will not mark the package anything other than what the item is (in other words I will not label your purchase as a gift).
When you order the wrong item and want to change your order I do charge a change of order fee from $ 2 to $ 6. So I appreciate you asking all questions prior to placing your order. Thank you.
I always use delivery confirmation AND INSURANCE with all of my USA shipments as well as my international shipments.
I generally ship USPS first class mail which is my standard shipping and it does include insurance.
I can ship priority mail and the option is now an option with all of my listing. all priority mail packages are insured.
Gift wrapping with a card is now included as an OPTION in the shipping selections for traditional yarmulkes, bucharians, and epipen cases.
USA: Generally your purchase must ship to your USA address you select at checkout...I don't ship a USA purchase to an international address.
I ship to all USA, Canada, Australia, and non-EU countries. The items MUST ship to your pay pal confirmed address or the address on your invoice when using the Etsy credit card system.. Any duty and/or tariff charges by your country are up to the purchaser.
All international packages are marked as merchandise with more detail as to what is in the package. My basic international shipping is via first class international mail insured with e delivery confirmation. You can upgrade to the priority international by selecting this in the shipping part of the cart.
For all shipments your package is considered delivered when the USPS says it has been delivered. For any issues with the delivery please see your postal service or of course email me as I will of course assist you.
Guaranteed shipments are via USPS overnight ONLY; OR via UPS which is not a standard shipping, must be requested, and WILL cost more.
Orders may not be refused !! I will not accept refused shipments.
Buyers are responsible for the shipping address - it must be complete and correct. When shipping to a business the business name MUST be on the address. RMA numbers are now required for any refunds or exchanges...see my entire policies. Refusing a package is not allowed.
Returns and exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Buyers may NOT refuse the package ---if a buyer does this you will not get a refund and you forfeit your rights to a refund.
All of my regular items are refundable as long as they are in the same condition as purchased and with the ORIGINAL TAG still intact. The ORIGINAL tag must not have been removed.
No shipping of any kind is refunded. Sale items from the "ON SALE DETASH" category" are not returnable. If I run a sale on other items in other categories these will be returnable.
Custom items are not returnable and you have already agreed to this prior to purchase.
Exchanges: buyer pays all shipping fees (exchange is limited to one exchange per item).
Restock fee of 25 % when USPS returns package to us due to buyer error on address.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
All sizes are listed in the details of each listing.
For how the kippahs fit please go here for details
Gift wrapping and packaging
Yes, I provide gift wrapping with a card for many occasions. All you have to do is select gift wrapping choice in the SHIPPING choices when you check out. Please be sure to tell me the occasion: Hanukkah, Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc. Also if I am shipping this directly to your gift recipient please tell me what you want the card to say.
Sorry but I can not provide any gift wrap or cards for free.
I offer wholesale / bulk discounts ONLY on my web site
additionally, coupons are available on my web site for smaller discounts (can not be used on etsy)
Custom and personalized orders
Please contact me for these. I do many custom items. Thanks!
For all cotton kippahs: machine wash and dry, light ironing may be needed.
For most all cotton quilted goods: machine wash and dry, light ironing may be needed.
For tapestry kippahs and tapestry trim kippahs: dry cleaning; OR hand wash air dry.
epipen medical cases: hand wipe is best. They can be machine laundered with air drying recommended.
jewelry: you may need to polish items from time to time.