Yes, absolutely. We have a distinct advantage since we are an online store. Without storefronts to manage, we are able to operate as normal with additional safety protocols in place. However, shipping companies are a bit overwhelmed, so it may take additional processing and shipping time to receive your order safely. Please be patient. Our team is doing its best to retain our exceptional service, and continue to bring our products to your home during this time.
During this time, our staff is working remotely to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. We regularly sanitize and disinfect all working surfaces, practice social distancing, and wear masks whenever coming into contact indoors for more than 15 minutes with members of our team outside of our household. We also practice hand sanitizing before and after handling any client merchandise.
Yes. We are only able to accept returns of items in new condition, unwashed, and in original packaging. This is to keep our team safe during this time. We will still accept returns for any items that arrive damaged, but ask that you provide photographs of the damage. We do this to limit the need to ship items back whenever possible, for the environment and to keep everyone safe.
The short answer is - it depends on the product. Our items are unique and made in small batches all over the world. Although we try to centralize distribution, it may take some time to process and receive your order. Quality, handmade items are not made at lightning speed. We will make sure to let you know the average times on EACH product page, so you can decide if you would like to wait. We also offer expedited shipping options for an additional fee.
Pre-order means our artisans are hard at work creating the next batch of product. This means that within 1-3 weeks, we will be able to ship your product. You can pre-order the product for a discounted price, or wait for the product to re-stock and place the order at a later time at the regular price. If a pre-order item becomes unavailable we will cancel your order and let you know. When it becomes available, we will process your order and provide an order confirmation that your purchase is on the way. Pre-order products are our most popular items and sell out within days.
The wishlist can be used as a registry or just a notation for yourself that you like a product, but are not yet ready to make the purchase. You are able to share your wishlist with family and friends, and also create event specific lists - such as a birthday list and a holiday list.
Depending on which products you order, they may ship from different warehouse locations. For this reason, you may have multiple trackings per order, and items may arrive on different days.
We strive to control every quality aspect of the fulfillment process, but understand this is impossible to achieve 100% of the time. We also understand this can be very frustrating, especially if your product took some time to receive. If your product arrives damaged, we would like to know about it right away so we can try to make things right. Please snap a picture of the packaging and the damaged product, and email it to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will contact you within 1 business day for next steps. We will replace any damaged items if the item is still available, or issue you a full refund. Please visit our REFUND POLICY page for full details on returns.
*We offer products not readily available unless you are traveling the world.
*We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
*Shipping is free.
*Returns are free.
*Your purchase makes a difference - we donate a percentage of every purchase to support artisans worldwide.
*We stand by the quality of our products, our commitment to unequalled service and are here to help any time!
There are many reasons. One is the reduction of environmental impact from less waste, transportation and infrastructure. Oftentimes, artisans use natural products they can grow or cultivate themselves to save costs and to keep their businesses alive. This results in an environmentally friendly process, and also produces products that are naturally derived and safer than synthetics. Artisans sell these products to tourists directly in their villages, which reduces the needs for several middlemen in the logistics chain.
It is also an industry that is in jeopardy of extinction due to competition from sweatshops and large manufacturing facilities, which can offer a mass-produced, inferior product but at a lower cost. A single artisan product can take weeks and sometimes months to create a product . They need to charge a fair price in order to sustain life and continue to create their art. We believe that what is made by hand is unique, it is art, and it needs to be protected. We are committed to preserving the craft any way that we can.
Not at this time. We realize that in today's world, a physical storefront would limit our reach, and undeniably raise our costs. For now, we will continue to offer our products online so we can keep our costs and prices low.
Since our products are produced in small batches and sell out very quickly, we are currently unable to offer a wholesale program.
We are please to offer no or low cost financing (depending on approval) through Klarna.
We value your opinion and are here to serve you. We are also passionate about the details, and welcome any and all suggestions for improvement. Please email email@example.com if you would like to comment, request any changes, or simply say "Hello!".
We offer free U.S. shipping and returns, so you can shop with peace of mind. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, so we also cover all costs associated with returning products within a certain posted timeframe which is clearly indicated on each product page.
We also offer expedited shipping options whenever possible for an additional fee.
We are able to ship certain products worldwide. Unfortunately, it would be too expensive to ship some products overseas, so this is product specific. Each product description will clearly state where we are able ship it. Please note that international orders are final.
We use all major carriers, and local courier partners. You will be asked to select a standard or expedited shipping option at checkout. This will help determine which carrier we use. We make every effort to use the lowest cost, reliable shipping option for your order.
Every shipment can be tracked for status through the link you received in your order confirmation email. You can also email us your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org and a team member will reach out with your order status. We also offer proactive order notifications via SMS and email, which is an option you can choose when you receive your order confirmation.
About 85% of the time, our products are made from natural fiber raw materials that are sustainable and ethically sourced. This includes yarns, threads, dyes, woods, and most other ingredients you find in our products. We clearly state on each product page what the item is made from, and if it is entirely or partially natural and/or handmade. On occasion, to offer a hypoallergenic option, we may include synthetic blends as an option to clients, such as with pillow inserts. We understand that some clients may have sensitivities or allergies, and aim to offer some synthetic alternatives that are created in ways that meet our standards.
From experience, our family has never kept an insert from a throw/decorative pillow or cushion. We generally like the design, but are not fans of the traditional "stuffing" feel. We prefer them to be moldable, stuffed with high-quality downs, to hold their shape when styled, but soft, forgiving and comfortable when curled up and in use. This comes from the best quality down inserts, but not everyone can handle living around feathers. Understandably, pillow inserts are a huge personal preference! To save on the waste of discarded inserts and to avoid having to sacrifice our down insert preference, we offer the covers unstuffed so you can choose your favorite look and feel for your home. We know this takes a bit longer to put together, but will result in a pillow you cherish for years to come.
Coming soon, we will offer an Artes Del Mundo gift box sized to fit most of our giftable products. This gift pack is a beautiful package to wrap any item and gift it to someone important to you. You will be able to add this one to any purchase in the appropriate size and dimensions.
We also offer virtual gift cards in many denominations.
Coming soon, we will offer physical gift cards in a beautiful Artes Del Mundo gift envelope which you can physically gift to someone special. Give the gift of choice while making a difference!
In many cases we find our products through our family's own personal network, and subsequently word of mouth. We are a multi-cultural family with extended family and friends in many different countries. We believe in sharing the unique culture and creations of these amazing places with the rest of the world. We also research cooperatives and connect through organizations looking to preserve the artisan way of life in remote small towns and villages. Lastly, we work with small, mostly family owned manufacturers, which specialize in hand-weaving or hand-looming and operate in a fair and ethical way. This may mean paying more for our products, but it is the right thing to do.
We hand pick every product for our store, and always aim to make sure our customers love our products. However, sometimes things happen, and we understand you may need to return an order. Each product page specifically states the terms for that individual product's return policy. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com, and we are happy to provide assistance and clarification. We will personally review and consider each and every return request submitted.
We do offer personalization options on some of our products. If this is available it will be an option at checkout and will be indicated on the product page.
If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an inquiry through our CONTACT US page. It is our pleasure to assist you!