Shwe-Shwe Designs

Notice from Shwe-Shwe Designs: WELCOME TO SHWE-SHWE DESIGNS - A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN IT. We make things for your kitchen, your table and your little ones. All our products are handmade, one at a time, using only real Shweshwe. Its things we use and love ourselves made specially for you in the heart of South Africa.

Born and bred in South Africa, our products not only celebrate the good things in life but also our country and its unique history. We're South African - and proudly so! Looking after her family has always been Rene's passion and with a sewing machine, needle and thread in hand - she has always loved creating beautiful things for her loved ones. Well, now she's making products for YOUR family too - its things that we use and love everyday and we can't wait to share it with you. We started with making aprons - for us and for the kiddies (one of the best ways to get them to try foods they don't like btw!!) and then expanded our range to include placemats, napkins, shoes for babies and even quilts. They're products that you will use over and over again and will make you look (and feel) good while you're doing the things that busy moms do. We know - we use them too! Even better is that the fabric that we use has a beautiful and unique story behind it - a fabric that you can't get anywhere else in world and is an easy way to inject some African chic into your home. We invite you into our family and home with these products and we cannot be happier to have you be a part of it. 

Estimated shipping times

  • South Africa: 3-4 business days

  • North America: 10-16 business days

  • Europe: 10-16 business days

  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 10-30 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.


Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.


I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations

  • Contact me within: 14 days of delivery

  • Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

  • Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalised orders

  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)

  • Digital downloads

  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


Custom and personalised orders

Our designs can be personalized by embroidering names, initials, dates, etc on each item. We can also change the length of width of each product as per your specification. 

Please let us know how you would like to personalize your item by leaving a note for us during checkout.

We will confirm font and color (in case of embroidery) with you before going ahead. Please note that there may be an additional charge for any customization.


Gift wrapping and packaging

Please let us know if you would like your purchase gift wrapped. 

Imagining a loved one opening an unexpected gift it one of my favorite things - so don't hold back. Ask away :)