About us

Hi, my name is Cheryl Potts. I am a proud mother, happy wife, retired teacher, and the creator of Turtle Bags. It has been my wish to do something like this, and the birth of Turtle Bags is a dream come true.

I spent most of my life in Beckley, West Virginia and now reside in Melbourne, Florida. I was raised by two wonderful, middle-class Americans. My parents instilled in me the importance of family, the value of a true friend, the rewards of a strong work ethic, the significance of one's character, and the intrinsic gift of "giving back."

After 40 years of trying to be fashionable by matching purses to an outfit, the season, or the occasion, I decided to reinvent the classic purse. The innovative and distinctive brand, Turtle Bags, was designed for women to easily accessorize, or to simply express themselves with originality and flair without changing purses. Just a quick change of the shell, and you are good to go! My product enables me to do what I love, allow women to be unique and creative and at the same time, "pay it forward." For every Turtle Bag sold, a dollar will be donated to The National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation. You can find out more about the many things this foundation offers by visiting the "Giving Back" section of my website.

Thank you for visiting our online store! I sincerely hope that you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy creating them! If you have ideas or thoughts you want to share, please send us an email, or find us on Facebook.

Warm regards,
Cheryl Potts
Principal / Designer