DELIVERY AND RETURNS
Items in stock will be dispatched within 48 hours. At times, due to the handmade nature of our products, orders may take a little longer. If this is the case you will be notiﬁed as soon as we receive an order.
UK - STANDARD DELIVERY - £5.50
Includes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Channel Islands. Delivery within 5 working days. Orders placed on a weekend or bank holiday will be processed the following working day. If your order exceeds 1kg in weight, you will be notified of any additional shipping costs. These costs are payable before items can be dispatched.
UK - EXPRESS DELIVERY - £15.00
Delivery by 13.00hrs next working day, excluding weekends and UK bank holidays. Orders must be received before 11.30hrs to guarantee a next working day delivery (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Orders placed after 11.30hrs will be delivered within 48 hours. Orders placed on a weekend or bank holiday will be processed the following working day. We cannot provide a next day service to Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and counties north of West Lothian.
To avoid paying delivery charges all items can be collected from the workshop by prior arrangement.
Zone 1 (Eire, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Netherlands, France) - £15.00 Delivery - approximately 7 working days. For express delivery option, please email for shipping quote before ordering. All shipping costs to be paid in full before items can be dispatched.
Zone 2 (Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Malta, Poland) - £20.00 Delivery - approximately 7 working days. For express delivery option, please email for shipping quote before ordering. All shipping costs to be paid in full before items can be dispatched.
Canada, USA, Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand - £25.00 Delivery - approximately 10 - 14 working days. For multiple items over a total weight of 1kg / maximum package size 37cm x 48cm x 6cm shipping costs will be calculated separately and you will be notiﬁed accordingly. All shipping costs to be paid in full before items can be dispatched. For faster delivery options, please email for shipping quote before ordering. When ordering please ensure you include a telephone number as local couriers may need to contact you.
REST OF THE WORLD DELIVERY - £25.00
Delivery - approximately 14 working days. For multiple items over a total weight of 1kg / maximum package size 37cm x 48cm x 6cm shipping costs will be calculated separately and you will be notiﬁed accordingly. All shipping costs to be paid in full before items can be dispatched. For faster delivery options, please email for shipping quote before ordering.When ordering please ensure you include a telephone number as local couriers may need to contact you.
TRACKING YOUR INTERNATIONAL ORDER
All international deliveries are sent by Royal Mail International and the progress of your delivery can be tracked through their website at http://www.royalmail.com/track-trace.
CUSTOMS & LOCAL TAXES*
Please note that customers outside of the European Union (EU) may incur import duty and local sales taxes on receipt of the shipment. These vary widely from country to country and are not included in your payment to The Welsh Girl. We recommend you contact your local customs ofﬁce for further information. Please also note that international shipments may be subject to cross-border inspections by customs authorities and on occasion this could delay the delivery time of your goods.
When you give delivery instructions TWG cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen parcels.
DELIVERY OF CUSHIONS OUTSIDE OF THE UK
With the exception of the 12" Welsh Lovespoon cushion, cushion covers only are sent to countries outside the UK. If you wish to receive the cushion pads as well please email for shipping quote before ordering. All shipping costs to be paid in full before items can be dispatched.
RETURNS & REFUNDS
Our refund policy is for 14 days from receipt of goods but due to the handmade limited edition nature of TWG products we recommend you return items as soon as possible, particularly if you are wishing to exchange an item. If you are returning an item could you kindly email us with proof of purchase and let us know whether it is for exchange or refund - firstname.lastname@example.org. If more than 14 days have elapsed since your receipt of goods unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or an exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in its original packaging.
Please ensure the package to be returned is clearly labelled with the correct address and securely sent via a recorded delivery service with proof of dispatch and the item is fully insured. We cannot accept liability for any goods lost or damaged in transit. Also please include a print out showing proof of purchase with the goods you are returning.
The Welsh Girl - Studio, St John’s Chapel, Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, HR3 5AA.
Once your return item is received we will process your refund. Refunds will only be made to the card you used to make the payment. Refunds can take up to 10 working days from receipt of goods.
Overseas Refunds - Any import duties that arise from the return of goods back to the UK will be deducted from the ﬁnal refund to you.
If in doubt about anything please email or call, we’re human after all and we do like to talk to people.
Exchanges are free in the UK.
Please email us if you want to exchange an item - email@example.com - and specify what you would like to exchange the item for, including colour and size. If the item is available we can then put it to one side or notify you if the item is sold out. Sadly sometimes due to the handmade, limited edition and one-off nature of our products items do sell out.
Please remember when you return a package that it is clearly labelled with the correct address, securely sent via a recorded delivery service with proof of dispatch and that the item is fully insured. We cannot accept liability for any goods lost or damaged in transit. Also please include a print-out with the goods you are returning for exchange showing proof of purchase.
Returning exchanged items for a refund - if you are returning an already exchanged item for a refund please note that the delivery cost will be deducted from the amount refunded to you.
Overseas Returns - Any import duties that arise from the return of goods back to the UK will be deducted from the ﬁnal refund to you.
All commissions have to be paid for at time of ordering and are non returnable and non refundable items.
WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND THE WELSH GIRL?
Items to treasure forever… a range of timeless, functional, quality wear for the self and the home using traditional ways of making with a unique modern twist, whilst at the same time celebrating the beauty of Welsh textiles and helping to keep the looms running and our heritage alive.
We believe in the ‘less is more’ approach, keeping it simple and doing it well; items of quality; making things slowly; items that are not the usual run of the mill (excuse the pun); and all items made to last.
TWG working closely with the Mill has Welsh tapestry woven in colour combinations unique to us. No two colour combinations are ever repeated. All the ponchos, scarves and tapestry cushions are made in limited numbers. All patchworks are made from traditional Welsh flannel and each item is a ‘‘one off’.
WHERE ARE THE WELSH GIRL PRODUCTS MADE?
The Welsh Girl fabrics are woven on traditional looms in West Wales before travelling to Mid Wales. All our products are handmade at our workshop in Hay on Wye and some of the sewing is done by experienced local outworkers. The idea being that, as the brand develops, we are creating work for women in rural Wales.
WHAT IS WELSH TAPESTRY?
Double weave pure wool cloth. Two layers of cloth are woven simultaneously making it fully reversible. The pattern used for TWG Tapestry is from a very old Welsh pattern and is woven on a 1930’s Dobcross Loom. The fabric is woven in small runs in unique colour combinations. No two colour combinations are ever repeated.
WHAT IS WELSH FLANNEL?
A plainly woven lightweight pure wool cloth which is used for all our patchworks.
Welsh flannel has been around for centuries and has a long and interesting history. Before flannel production became one of the largest rural industries (sadly not so today) Welsh farmers used the wool from their flock of sheep and spun and wove in their own homes. In its heyday (1800’s), flannel was used widely for workwear – miners, steelworkers, farm workers, country folk, army personnel and even by American slaves. Alongside clothing, flannel was also used for traditional patchwork quilting in Wales and overseas. It was, and still is, the material used in the traditional Welsh National Costume which was a signature of Welsh identity during the Industrial Revolution. On March 1st each year (St David’s Day) young girls still don the costume.
WHAT IS A COLER CWTCH? (pronounced Kootch)
The Coler Cwtch Scarf is a short versatile scarf for indoor and outdoor wear – exclusive to TWG.
Literally translated it means a collar hug.
I love the word Cwtch. It’s a widely used term in Wales and really means a loving hug.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER TWG PRODUCTS?
Dry cleaning recommended for all wool products.
For the occasional spillage you can spot wipe with cold water using a lint free cloth, but just blot fabric -‐ do not rub it. A cool iron is fine. For the odd not too unpleasant odour just hang out and let the fresh air do its work.
Do not hang your poncho on a coat hanger for long periods of time or it will take on the shape of the hanger -‐ not you.
If you get caught in a rain shower and your poncho gets wet then simply give it a good shake when you take it off and hang it over something (indoors or outdoors) to dry naturally.
CUSHIONS - plump up daily.
STORING YOUR PONCHO – It really does like to hang around with you. If you’re not wearing it then fold as you would a throw / blanket and hang it over the back of your favourite chair. After all it is for indoor as well as outdoor use.
WHY THE WELSH GIRL?
When I lived and worked in London, I was invariably referred to as ‘the Welsh girl’. As a child I loved to dress up and particularly enjoyed St David’s Day when I could go to school in traditional national costume. This was made from the same fabric now used to make TWG Patchworks.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
DO YOU HAVE A SHOP?
This is the shop but if you want to visit in person, pop into the workshop, situated in the heart of Hay-on-Wye, this is where the cutting, creating and most of the making is done. We can be found here most days and generally open the doors on a Saturday, bank holidays and other busy times when Hay-on-Wye is hosting one of its many festivals. If you’re travelling any distance it would be advisable to call first to ensure someone is in.
DO YOU DO COMMISSIONS?
Yes. If we have the time and fabric is available then we’re always happy to discuss a special order.
DO YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS I CAN USE TO FEATURE TWG PRODUCTS?
Yes. For all press enquiries, use of images, loan of product for photo-shoots, use of content on this site please get in touch.
DO YOU WHOLESALE / SELL TO TRADE?
Not at present
For anything else please get in touch.