Monday, May 30, 2011

Featured Artist - Ickady Bag

                                              Ickady Bag
                           (all pictures supplied by Ickady Bag)

I discovered Ickady Bag while browsing the "suggested shops" section. 

At Ickady Bag, they make functional fabric bags/handbags using eco-friendly materials: cotton, hemp, canvas and other type fabrics such as Nylon, Satin Sponge, Faux Suede, etc. You will find in their shop shoulder bags, tote bags, messenger bags, hobo bags, laptop bags, camera bags, unisex bags, carry all bags, evening bags, zipper bags in various colors and styles (floral bags, animal print bags, cute bags with ruffles, pleats, etc.).   Custom bag orders are also welcome. Please convo them with any questions. 

Samples from Ickady Bag
1. 5 Bridesmaid - Hemp / Cotton Tote Bags - Bridesmaid Gifts - FREE Shipping Upgrade and Flower Pins - $116.00
2. Yellow Pleated Hemp / Cotton Tote Bag - FREE Crochet Flower Pin - $29.00  

3.  Canvas Bag in Khaki Brown with Black Sash - $35.00

4. Bridesmaid Gift - Hemp Wristlet / Wallet / Coin / Change / iPhone / Pouch / Cosmetic Purse with Flower - Color of Your Choice - $14.00

5. Grey Pleated Hemp / Cotton Messenger with Bow - Adjustable Strap- $32.00

6. Ruffle Khaki Canvas Camera Bag / Handbag with an Adjustable Strap - $35.00

Here's a little insight into the owner of Ickady Bag

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi. My name is Thiriya Ramingwong. I now live in Chiang Mai, the second big city, a beautiful northern province of Thailand. I grew up in Chiang Rai, a beautiful place to the north of Chiang Mai. I went to France two years ago to pursue my dream of studying dressmaking, but French was a bit too hard for me. :) I came back to Chiang Rai and started a one person business for making bags. I sold around one thousand bags in two years which was exciting. Then I got married and moved to Chiang Mai where I am now. My new family is truly amazing. They give me support in everything I do. My sister-in-law also inspires me to start an online shop on Etsy.

2. How did you become interested in creating?
I love handcrafting since I can remember. My mother had a business for selling handcraft supplies. That might be what got me into creating things. I love making clothes for my dolls when I was young. Doll clothes are not easy to find at that time, and my mom would not buy those things for me. So I made it myself. It was fun. I started making bags when I was in the University. I wanted to have new bags but I did not want to buy. So I made some for myself.

3. What is your inspiration?
I love to look at every source available. I looked through magazines for new ideas on bags. I looked at someone's bag when I walked pass them. When I had something in mind, I used Google to find the inspiration. I also love to draw when I get an idea. Etsy is a good place to look around to see what other people like.

4. What is your favorite piece you've made and why?
I have a few favorites. The first one is not a bag but it is a flower pin. The first bag I made for my Etsy shop is a simple pleated bag. So I thought of a way to decorate it, and I came up with a flower pin which now was given away with most of my bags. Customers like it. I think it makes bags more beautiful too. The second one is my ruffles laptop tote which I just sold the last one. It is functional and pretty. I love ruffles. I think I should do more. I love the bow bag too. :)

To see all of Ickady Bag's great products check out Ickady Bag.


  1. Thank you so much Ittybit to write about me and my shop. It has been my honored to be mentioned on your blog. I love it. Thank you very very much for your time. Your shop is lovely. Your artwork are beautiful. :) Thank you so much!

  2. Ickady Bag- you are very welcome! I enjoyed working with you and it's been a pleasure. Thank you for your kind words.