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Featured Shop: Don Fisher

Aug 10, 2015

by Julia Castaño

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Ahoy! This is Captain Don Fisher speaking. Actually, this is Julia Castaño – the girl behind the bearded Captain’s concept. I’m a graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain.

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I studied branding and design. When I finished my master’s degree in 2012, all I could think about was having my own shop where I could make beautiful things. Back then, my favorite thing to do was spend hours browsing beautiful pictures on Pinterest, so I started a blog called Pesca lo Bonito, which is a pun that means “fishing beautiful things.” (In Spanish, bonito means beautiful, but a bonito is also a kind of fish.) There, I shared beautiful projects by different designers that I really liked.

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Sometime after I started Pesca lo Bonito, my mom said, “Why don’t you make fish-shaped pencil cases? They would be beautiful bonitos!” With that, I started designing and sewing, and my collection has grown from there. When I was thinking of what to name my brand, I knew it had to be the name of a Captain (of course!) – so Don Fisher was a pretty good option. And here we are.

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When I presented Don Fisher for the first time – at one of the best European handmade fairs, Festivalet – it was beyond successful. I never imagined such a good reaction to my creations! Some days later, I decided to open an Etsy shop so I could sell my products worldwide. I’m very happy I made the decision to open a shop here. I receive lots of nice messages supporting my work, and that’s very encouraging for me.

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I started this brand all by myself, but my family and boyfriend always help with everything they can: they come with me to fairs, help cut and sew when things are busy, and my boyfriend even dresses up as Captain Don Fisher himself when we’re at events. This past year, I introduced new products such as bags, backpacks and beach towels, and I am currently working on some ideas that will come to life after the summer break. I can’t wait to share them – stay tuned!

Follow Don Fisher on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

All photographs by Caro Adrover.

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WHALE (whale) - bag fish
WHALE (whale) - bag fish
DonFisherShop
$70.62 USD
VERDIN-case fish
VERDIN-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
SMALL TURTLE (turtle small)-purse tortoise
SMALL TURTLE (turtle small)-purse tortoise
DonFisherShop
$42.62 USD
BLUE BATFISH (filamentous blue)-purse or Keychain fish
BLUE BATFISH (filamentous blue)-purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$26.79 USD
REDFISH (Ocean perch) - box fish
REDFISH (Ocean perch) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
Print - A3 SEABREAM (bream)
Print - A3 SEABREAM (bream)
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
Print - A3 SMALL HALIBUT (halibut)
Print - A3 SMALL HALIBUT (halibut)
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
Print - A3 ROCKFISH (Rock)
Print - A3 ROCKFISH (Rock)
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
BIG GREEN PUFFERFISH (big green balloon) - bag fish
BIG GREEN PUFFERFISH (big green balloon) - bag fish
DonFisherShop
$53.57 USD
SOLE (flounder)-case fish
SOLE (flounder)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
KING SALMON (King Salmon) - fish tote bag
KING SALMON (King Salmon) - fish tote bag
DonFisherShop
$46.27 USD
WATER HERRING (herring water) - key chain or purse fish
WATER HERRING (herring water) - key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
NAVY BLUE HERRING (herring marine)-key chain or purse fish
NAVY BLUE HERRING (herring marine)-key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
NAVY BLUE HALIBUT (Halibut marine)-backpack fish
NAVY BLUE HALIBUT (Halibut marine)-backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
SMALL GREEN PUFFERFISH (small green balloon) - bag fish
SMALL GREEN PUFFERFISH (small green balloon) - bag fish
DonFisherShop
$48.70 USD
Print-A3 PERCH (Perca)
Print-A3 PERCH (Perca)
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
Print-A3 TROUT (trout)
Print-A3 TROUT (trout)
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
GREEN BATFISH (filamentous green) - purse or Keychain fish
GREEN BATFISH (filamentous green) - purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$26.79 USD
GROUPER (Mero)-case fish
GROUPER (Mero)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
BREAM (pink sea bream) PINK - purse or Keychain fish
BREAM (pink sea bream) PINK - purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$24.35 USD
PLAICE (plaice)-case fish
PLAICE (plaice)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
GREEN MONKFISH (angler fish, green) - backpack fish
GREEN MONKFISH (angler fish, green) - backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
WHITING (Whiting)-case for needles of point fish
WHITING (Whiting)-case for needles of point fish
DonFisherShop
$36.53 USD
SARDINE (sardine)-case fish
SARDINE (sardine)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
WATER HALIBUT (Halibut water)-backpack fish
WATER HALIBUT (Halibut water)-backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
CARP (CARP) - box fish
CARP (CARP) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
MULLETFISH (mullet) - box fish
MULLETFISH (mullet) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
BLUE BREAM (blue bream) - purse or Keychain fish
BLUE BREAM (blue bream) - purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$24.35 USD
MUSSEL (mussels) - purse
MUSSEL (mussels) - purse
DonFisherShop
$26.79 USD
PEARL HERRING (herring Pearl) - key chain or purse fish
PEARL HERRING (herring Pearl) - key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
ANGELFISH (Angel) - box fish
ANGELFISH (Angel) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
KID TURTLE (turtle boy) - backpack turtle
KID TURTLE (turtle boy) - backpack turtle
DonFisherShop
$70.62 USD
CATFISH (CAT) - key chain or purse fish
CATFISH (CAT) - key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
KID SHARK (shark boy) - backpack fish
KID SHARK (shark boy) - backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$53.57 USD
ADULT SHARK (shark adult)-backpack fish
ADULT SHARK (shark adult)-backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
CRAB (crab)-case fish
CRAB (crab)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$43.83 USD
MUSTARD HERRING (herring mustard)-key chain or purse fish
MUSTARD HERRING (herring mustard)-key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$23.13 USD
MUSTARD BREAM (bream mustard)-purse or Keychain fish
MUSTARD BREAM (bream mustard)-purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$24.35 USD
GREEN BUTTERFLY FISH (butterfly green) - box fish
GREEN BUTTERFLY FISH (butterfly green) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
TRIGGERFISH (crossbow) - box fish
TRIGGERFISH (crossbow) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
TENON - purse fish
TENON - purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
SCRATCHFISH (pez raya)-towel for Beach FISH
SCRATCHFISH (pez raya)-towel for Beach FISH
DonFisherShop
$82.80 USD
MACKEREL (mackerel)-case fish
MACKEREL (mackerel)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
PANDORA-key chain or purse fish
PANDORA-key chain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
SURGEONFISH (surgeon) - case fish
SURGEONFISH (surgeon) - case fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
PINK MONKFISH (angler fish, pink) - backpack fish
PINK MONKFISH (angler fish, pink) - backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
BLUE BUTTERFLY FISH (blue butterfly) - box fish
BLUE BUTTERFLY FISH (blue butterfly) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
ROCKFISH (Rock) - box fish
ROCKFISH (Rock) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
SEABREAM (bream) - box fish
SEABREAM (bream) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
PERCH (Perca) - box fish
PERCH (Perca) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
BIG PINK PUFFERFISH (big pink balloon) - bag fish
BIG PINK PUFFERFISH (big pink balloon) - bag fish
DonFisherShop
$53.57 USD
CLOWNFISH (clown)-case fish
CLOWNFISH (clown)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$34.09 USD
CODFISH (COD) - fish tote bag
CODFISH (COD) - fish tote bag
DonFisherShop
$46.27 USD
MUSTARD MONKFISH (angler fish mustard)-backpack fish
MUSTARD MONKFISH (angler fish mustard)-backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$58.44 USD
GOBY (goby) - purse or Keychain fish
GOBY (goby) - purse or Keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$21.92 USD
Print - A2 FISH (fish)
Print - A2 FISH (fish)
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
TUNA (tuna)-bag of hand fish
TUNA (tuna)-bag of hand fish
DonFisherShop
$46.27 USD
GOLDFISH (Golden)-case fish
GOLDFISH (Golden)-case fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
COD - Fish box
COD - Fish box
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD
TURBOT (turbot) - box fish
TURBOT (turbot) - box fish
DonFisherShop
$31.66 USD

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