About Washein

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. 

Little has changed since then, and with the addition of straw bags, home and winter accessories, 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.

The artisans we work with along with our founder have Wayuu roots and we have always been proud of the brand's identity and closeness to this rich indigenous community.
Wher are you based?
We are based 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 forms of payment do you accept?
We accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Maestro or direct payments through PayPal, ApplePay, and Google Pay.
How do I make a purchase?
Shopping at washein.com is easy: browse the products, add items to your shopping bag and follow the prompts at checkout.

If you need help making a purchase please reach us at hello@washein.com or send us a DM via Instagram. We'd be happy to help.


Where do you ship to?
We ship to almost every country in the world and have customers in over 20 countries. 

(The only countries we don't currently ship to are: Yemen, Libya, and other parts of Africa.)
Where do you ship from?
All products are shipped by us from our warehouse in London, UK.
What does shipping cost?
UK -
Free on all orders size. Shipped with Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Europe - £15 on all orders size. Shipped with DHL Express. Receive your order between 2-3 business days.

USA & Rest of World - £25 on all orders size. Shipped with DHL Express. Receive your order between 4-6 business days.

Allow 1 business day for order processing.
How long does it take to dispatch an order?
Please allow 1 working day for orders to be processed after your purchase is complete.
What is your shipping policy?
Please refer to our Shipping page to learn more about shipping.
I live outside of Europe, will I be charged additional customs fees or import taxes?
Most likely not. Or it will be a very small amount. However, every country has different regulations on how they handle imported goods. 

We recommended you visit SimplyDuty.com, a duty calculator to find out if you will be charged when the package arrives. We do not pre-pay or cover any import fees.
Can I track my order?
When your order ships, you will receive an email with a tracking link. Please allow a few hours for the link to activate. 

International customers from outside the EU also receive a tracking link.

If you have any questions about your order, please email us at hello@washein.com.

Returns and Refunds

What is your return policy?
Please refer to our Returns page to learn more about returns.
What is your refund policy?
Please refer to our Refund page to learn more about refunds.

  • Quality Craftsmanship

    Expertly crafted products with high-quality natural materials and careful attention to detail.

  • Social Impact

    Give job opportunities to small makers and create awareness about sustainable fashion. 

  • Aesthetic and Function

    With each new product we try to raise the bar on aesthetic while keeping its main purpose.