The Custom Service

All CARV leather bags, backpacks and leather goods can be customised to suit your personal style and practical needs. You can either customise an existing style - for example by adjusting the size, shape, colour, strap length, closure, pockets, or adding personalised embossed initials to the leather - or design a completely new piece.

Please take a moment to review the following FAQs before getting in touch:

  • The custom service is available for private clients and commercial gifts only - Becky does not currently offer wholesale or produce samples or products for other brands.

  • As a general rule the production time is 3-6 weeks depending on Becky’s workload and the complexity of the design. Please get in touch if you have a specific deadline to check Becky’s availability.

  • Design ethics are paramount to Becky so please avoid asking to copy or reproduce designs by other brands.

  • Please ensure the design aligns with the broad style and minimalism of the CARV aesthetic. To work out if Becky’s design style is a good match for you please firstly take a look at the CARV leather bag collection.

The Process:

The steps in the custom leather bag design and making service are set out below:

  1. Send Becky an email with an outline of your customisation or bespoke design requirements, including any precedent images or sketches.

  2. Becky will then confirm if she can help and, if so, will provide a proposal, including a sketch (if it's a new design), cost quote and indication of the production time. You can review this and request any adjustments to make sure you're 100% happy before the commission starts.

  3. Once you're happy with the design proposal, Becky will create a custom listing for the order to be placed online. 

  4. As soon as the order is placed production will begin and Becky will provide an estimated production timeframe.

  5. You will receive regular progress updates as the bespoke design is made.

  6. Your order will be shipped as soon as possible and you'll receive notification and a tracking reference once it has been dispatched.

Pricing

Customising existing leather goods in the CARV range will not be significantly more than the standard price. However researching and creating new designs does take time and thought and therefore will incur additional costs.  For a rough cost guide, please refer to the standard prices with the following additional charges:

  • Emboss leather with initials £10

  • Additional zip closure or pocket £30

  • Add strap £40

  • Increase width or depth by up 1-3 inches £30

  • Increase width or depth by 4-6 inches £60

  • Source new leather £40-100 (depending on the leather style and cost)

  • Create a new pattern £50 (for new designs)

All CARV leather bags are 100% refundable and this includes custom orders. The only exception to this is where embossed initials have been added as these items cannot be re-sold. Refer to the refund terms and conditions for more information.

Previous Commissions and Reviews

Becky is absolutely dedicated to making sure every customer is happy with their customised or bespoke leather bag and has received 100% positive feedback, including from the latest customer who said:

‘I love my custom pioneer backpack and have received multiple compliments. The quality of the bag is excellent and Becky’s attention to detail impeccable. Becky was also amazing to work with. She was always quick to respond to my questions and requests for additional customization beyond what I’d originally asked. The final product is a beautiful , functional , extremely well made, understated yet stand out, piece of wearable art, that I get show off everyday!’

You can check out some of Becky’s previous bespoke leather bag and backpack commissions and read reviews and feedback.

Interested?

Please get in touch via the form below to ask any questions or start the customisation process.

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