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What is Washein?

Washein started in 2017 as a side project that provided work to local artisans, making them feel productive and able to support their children.

I felt there was no better way than by the making of what they know best: beautiful and durable straw hats.

Little has changed since then, and with the addition of straw bags, our core mission remains the same - creating beautiful artisan-made quality products that positively impacts the maker and the buyer.

Learn more through OUR STORY tab.

How do you pronounce Washein?

One word: “washh-ein”

Where did the name come from?

The word "Washein" literally means "our custume" in the wayuu dialect.

We have always been proud of the brand's identity and closeness to the wayuu people of Colombia. Our founder's roots are wayuu and our name honors her roots.

Where are you located?

We are located in London, UK.

Do you have retail stores?

Not at the moment. We currently sell directly through our online shop. This allows us to keep our overhead costs down and keep our prices affordable.

We love how powerful selling online is and that it has allowed us to reach millions of people around the globe. 

How Can We Help You?

You ask, we answer

What is Washein?

Washein started in 2017 as a side project that provided work to local artisans, making them feel productive and able to support their children.

I felt there was no better way than by the making of what they know best: beautiful and durable straw hats.

Little has changed since then, and with the addition of straw bags, our core mission remains the same - creating beautiful artisan-made quality products that positively impacts the maker and the buyer.

Learn more through OUR STORY tab.

How do you pronounce Washein?

One word: “washh-ein”

Where did the name come from?

The word "Washein" literally means "our custume" in the wayuu dialect.

We have always been proud of the brand's identity and closeness to the wayuu people of Colombia. Our founder's roots are wayuu and our name honors her roots.

Where are you located?

We are located in London, UK.

Do you have retail stores?

Not at the moment. We currently sell directly through our online shop. This allows us to keep our overhead costs down and keep our prices affordable.

We love how powerful selling online is and that it has allowed us to reach millions of people around the globe. 

What is Washein?

Washein started in 2017 as a side project that provided work to local artisans, making them feel productive and able to support their children.

I felt there was no better way than by the making of what they know best: beautiful and durable straw hats.

Little has changed since then, and with the addition of straw bags, our core mission remains the same - creating beautiful artisan-made quality products that positively impacts the maker and the buyer.

Learn more through OUR STORY tab.

How do you pronounce Washein?

One word: “washh-ein”

Where did the name come from?

The word "Washein" literally means "our custume" in the wayuu dialect.

We have always been proud of the brand's identity and closeness to the wayuu people of Colombia. Our founder's roots are wayuu and our name honors her roots.

Where are you located?

We are located in London, UK.

Do you have retail stores?

Not at the moment. We currently sell directly through our online shop. This allows us to keep our overhead costs down and keep our prices affordable.

We love how powerful selling online is and that it has allowed us to reach millions of people around the globe.