FAQ


 

How long do I have to wait once I’ve placed my order?

Since all of our pieces are handmade, we require approximately 2 to 3 weeks to process your order. It’s a long process making such beautiful items, and good things comes to those who wait. So we ask for your patience. We might occasionally surprise you and send your item in just a few days.

We will inform you once your product is ready to ship or has shipped.

What is African Wax Print?

African Wax Print, also known as Dutch Wax Print, is the traditional choice of clothing in many West African countries, these days it has become the go to fashion across the globe, worn and adored by many. Who knew that these beautiful works of Art would be so celebrated by fashion houses small and large.

These prints are made from 100% cotton fabric and are printed using wax resins, pattern blocks and dyes resulting in Batik-like patterns which appears on both sides of the cloth and results in distinct bright and vibrant colour combinations.
In Africa, wax prints play an important role in communication especially among women. Each print has a name, and often has messages or meanings associated with it. There are prints for virtually every occasion, from naming ceremonies to birthday celebrations, weddings to funerals. Some are even named after personalities and places.

if you are yet still curious you may find this link useful; https://www.naaoyooquartey.com/ganyobinaa/do-you-know-the-meaning -of-the-designs-on-your-waxprint-clothing/4/13/2015

What is Kente cloth?

Kente is an indigenous Ghanaian textile, made of interwoven cloth strips of silk and cotton. Kente is made in Akan and Ewe lands, in Ghana, from the historic Ashanti Kingdom and Ewe Kingdom. This fabric is worn by almost every Ghanaian tribe and represents national cultural identity.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kente_cloth

Where are the Emerald and Wax clothes and accessories made?

All Emerald & Wax pieces are designed, cut and hand made in my studio in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland.

 

Where do the fabrics come from?

The fabrics are mainly sourced in Ghana. 

 

How do I care for my garment?

Almost all of the prints and fabrics I use can be washed on a quick and cold cycle with mild detergent. Unless advised otherwise.
I would highly recommend line drying and ironing on the reverse side only on a low heat setting and with a little steam.

Please store in a well ventilated area.