Terms, Delivery & Returns Policies

Delivery Policy


We offer free same day dispatch on goods purchased before midday, (UK time), Monday to Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays.  Items are sent using a 2-3 business day delivery service. Tracking numbers are communicated as soon as your goods are dispatched. Please let us know if you have not received your items within 7 days of purchase so that we can investigate with the courier.

International Orders (outside UK)

International shipping is calculated by weight at checkout. Goods are dispatched daily Monday to Friday excluding UK Bank holidays. International orders have a 5-20 day delivery time. Tracking numbers are communicated as soon as your goods are dispatched. Please let us know if you have not received your items within 21 days of purchase so that we can investigate with the courier. There maybe additional local customs and duty fees to pay when your goods arrive in your country. The courier company will communicate this to you.


We hope you will be happy with your order but if it is not what you wanted please contact us at contact@designsemporium.com and return the item, unused, in the original packaging, in perfect saleable condition for a full refund, within 30 days of purchase.  We regret that outbound international postage costs cannot be refunded unless goods are being returned due to an error on our part or faulty.  Goods must be returned within 30 days of informing us of the return. 
Our returns address is Customer Returns, Designs Emporium, 42 Chelwood Rd, Earley, RG6 5QG 

Descriptions and Care of Goods

We have taken every care to ensure that pictures and descriptions are representative, but please be aware that most products are handmade and minor variations are inevitable. This is particularly true for soft furnishings, even more so for those made from recycled sari. All these pieces are unique.

Privacy Policy

Designs Emporium is a privately-owned UK based business and we value the privacy of the information of our customers. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.


Why do we collect information about you?

We collect information about you when you register with us or place an order for our products. We do so to process your order, manage your account and, if you agree, to email you about other products we think may be of interest to you. 

How will we use this information about you?

We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website.
With the exception of email marketing (see below) the lawful basis of processing information retained about you is either for the performance of a contract (for example, where you register as a customer or purchase products from our site) or the legitimate interests of Designs Emporium  to study customer activity in order to tailor product lines and develop business.
More information about the lawful basis of processing personal data and your legal rights can be found on the ICO website:


If paying by credit or debit card via this website you will be directed to a payment handler, either Shopify payments or Paypal. Designs Emporium never see nor hold your credit or debit card details. 


Marketing Communications

We would like to send you information about products which may be of interest to you. If you have consented (by expressly opting in) to receive marketing, requested information from us or purchased goods from us, you may receive marketing communications from Designs Emporium unless you have opted out of such marketing. You have a right to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes at any time.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email us at contact@designsemporium.com 
Opting out of receiving marketing communications will not result in deletion of any information Designs Emporium hold as a result of a purchase or other legitimate business transaction.

Sharing of your Personal Data

We will not share any of your personal data with any other companies. However there may be occasions where 3rd party service providers need access to this information as part of a legitimate business need, for example IT systems upgrades. Where this is the case, it will be done under a contract that protects the data in accordance with the law.
There may be certain circumstances where regulatory bodies (HMRC for example) require reporting of our processing activities in which case your personal data may be disclosed under the lawful basis of Legal Obligation

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you and at Designs Emporium we recognise how important it is that the data we hold is accurate. Please contact us with any relevant changes to your personal information. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information or to exercise your right to request deletion of your personal information, you can email us at contact@designsemporium.com 


Website usage information is collected using cookies. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Data retention

Your personal data is not retained for longer than the legal, financial reporting & record keeping requirements state and to fulfil the purpose it was collected for.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our privacy policy is under regular review and updates will be posted on this website. This privacy policy was last updated on 19th May 2022

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:
Or write to us at Designs Emporium, 42 Chelwood Rd, Earley, RG6 5QG