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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-Fish Bag
Whale-Fish Bag
DonFisherShop
$73.90 USD
OYSTER (Ostra)
OYSTER (Ostra)
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
OCTOPUS (Pulpo)
OCTOPUS (Pulpo)
DonFisherShop
$45.87 USD
SNAPPER (Pargo)
SNAPPER (Pargo)
DonFisherShop
$36.95 USD
Small pink PUFFERFISH (small pink Balloon)-Fish bag
Small pink PUFFERFISH (small pink Balloon)-Fish bag
DonFisherShop
$50.97 USD
Adult BLUE SILVER BIDDY (Mojarra Azul Adulto)
Adult BLUE SILVER BIDDY (Mojarra Azul Adulto)
DonFisherShop
$63.71 USD
CARP KOI (Carpa Koi)
CARP KOI (Carpa Koi)
DonFisherShop
$36.95 USD
Adult shark (adult shark)-Fish backpack
Adult shark (adult shark)-Fish backpack
DonFisherShop
$61.16 USD
TRIGGERFISH (crossbow)-Fish case
TRIGGERFISH (crossbow)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$35.68 USD
Print-A3 SEABREAM (bream)
Print-A3 SEABREAM (bream)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Print-A3 SMALL HALIBUT (Halibut)
Print-A3 SMALL HALIBUT (Halibut)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Print-A3 ROCKFISH (Rock)
Print-A3 ROCKFISH (Rock)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Sole-Fish case
Sole-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Grouper (mere)-Fish case
Grouper (mere)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Print-A3 PERCH (Perch)
Print-A3 PERCH (Perch)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Print-A3 trout (Trout)
Print-A3 trout (Trout)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
PLAICE (plaice)-Fish case
PLAICE (plaice)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Tuna-Fish hand bag
Tuna-Fish hand bag
DonFisherShop
$48.42 USD
MUSSEL (mussel)-purse
MUSSEL (mussel)-purse
DonFisherShop
$28.03 USD
Carp-Fish case
Carp-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
SAURY (Paparda)
SAURY (Paparda)
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
BLUE ANCHOVY (Anchoa Azul)
BLUE ANCHOVY (Anchoa Azul)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
PINK ANCHOVY (Anchoa rosa)
PINK ANCHOVY (Anchoa rosa)
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
MULLETFISH (red mullet)-Fish case
MULLETFISH (red mullet)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
PINK GOLDENFISH (Pez dorado rosa)
PINK GOLDENFISH (Pez dorado rosa)
DonFisherShop
$77.73 USD
Pink BREAM (Pink sea bream)-purse or keychain fish
Pink BREAM (Pink sea bream)-purse or keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$25.48 USD
PINK LARGE SHELL (Caracola rosa)
PINK LARGE SHELL (Caracola rosa)
DonFisherShop
$29.31 USD
Whiting (whiting)-Fish point needle case
Whiting (whiting)-Fish point needle case
DonFisherShop
$38.23 USD
Navy BLUE herring (sea herring)-keychain or fish purse
Navy BLUE herring (sea herring)-keychain or fish purse
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Small BLUE SILVER BIDDY (Pequeña mojarra azul)
Small BLUE SILVER BIDDY (Pequeña mojarra azul)
DonFisherShop
$29.31 USD
Blue BREAM (blue sea bream)-purse or keychain fish
Blue BREAM (blue sea bream)-purse or keychain fish
DonFisherShop
$25.48 USD
SARDINE (sardine)-Fish case
SARDINE (sardine)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
CODFISH (COD)-Fish hand bag
CODFISH (COD)-Fish hand bag
DonFisherShop
$48.42 USD
KING Salmon (Royal salmon)-Fish hand bag
KING Salmon (Royal salmon)-Fish hand bag
DonFisherShop
$48.42 USD
Green MONKFISH (green monkfish)-Fish backpack
Green MONKFISH (green monkfish)-Fish backpack
DonFisherShop
$61.16 USD
ROCKFISH (Rock)-Fish case
ROCKFISH (Rock)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
ANGELFISH (Angel)-Fish case
ANGELFISH (Angel)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$35.68 USD
MACKEREL (mackerel)-Fish case
MACKEREL (mackerel)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
MUSTARD Herring (mustard herring)-keychain or purse fish
MUSTARD Herring (mustard herring)-keychain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$24.21 USD
PERCH (perch)-Fish case
PERCH (perch)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Pandora-Keychain or purse fish
Pandora-Keychain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Goldfish (golden)-Fish case
Goldfish (golden)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Water Herring-keychain or purse fish
Water Herring-keychain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Scum-Fish case
Scum-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
Green Butterfly fish (green butterfly)-Fish case
Green Butterfly fish (green butterfly)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$35.68 USD
Water HALIBUT (HALIBUT water)-Backpack fish
Water HALIBUT (HALIBUT water)-Backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$61.16 USD
SEABREAM (bream)-Fish case
SEABREAM (bream)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$33.13 USD
CLAM (Almeja)
CLAM (Almeja)
DonFisherShop
$30.58 USD
SQUID (Calamar)
SQUID (Calamar)
DonFisherShop
$45.87 USD
GOLDEN THREADFIN BREAM (Besugo del hilo dorado)
GOLDEN THREADFIN BREAM (Besugo del hilo dorado)
DonFisherShop
$36.95 USD
BLUE LARGE SHELL (Caracola azul)
BLUE LARGE SHELL (Caracola azul)
DonFisherShop
$28.03 USD
Pink MONKFISH (pink monkfish)-Fish backpack
Pink MONKFISH (pink monkfish)-Fish backpack
DonFisherShop
$61.16 USD
Blue butterfly fish (blue butterfly)-Fish case
Blue butterfly fish (blue butterfly)-Fish case
DonFisherShop
$35.68 USD
Small green PUFFERFISH (small green balloon)-Fish bag
Small green PUFFERFISH (small green balloon)-Fish bag
DonFisherShop
$50.97 USD
Kid Shark (Child shark)-backpack fish
Kid Shark (Child shark)-backpack fish
DonFisherShop
$56.07 USD
Crab-Fish Case
Crab-Fish Case
DonFisherShop
$45.87 USD
Navy BLUE HALIBUT (HALIBUT Marino)-Fish backpack
Navy BLUE HALIBUT (HALIBUT Marino)-Fish backpack
DonFisherShop
$61.16 USD
Small GREEN SILVER BIDDY (Pequeña mojarra verde)
Small GREEN SILVER BIDDY (Pequeña mojarra verde)
DonFisherShop
$29.31 USD
Pearl Herring-keychain or purse fish
Pearl Herring-keychain or purse fish
DonFisherShop
$22.94 USD
Small Turtle-purse turtle
Small Turtle-purse turtle
DonFisherShop
$44.60 USD

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