vintage lighting, home decor for sustainable living

Dublin, Ireland

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Announcement    20th c. vintage lamps and home decor; handmade upcycled kimono pillow covers; vintage kimonos, eco fashion accessories; contemporary embroideries, vintage clothing and accessories.

COVID-19 shipping: we offer fully trackable worldwide courier shipping by DHL Express from 1-2 working days, as usual. Shipping may take slightly longer than normal.

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No discounts may be applied post sale, sorry!

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Last updated on Aug 11, 2020

20th c. vintage lamps and home decor; handmade upcycled kimono pillow covers; vintage kimonos, eco fashion accessories; contemporary embroideries, vintage clothing and accessories.

COVID-19 shipping: we offer fully trackable worldwide courier shipping by DHL Express from 1-2 working days, as usual. Shipping may take slightly longer than normal.

Our other vintage shop:, fabrics and supplies:

No discounts may be applied post sale, sorry!

Instagram : @projectsarafan
on Pinterest:


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About ProjectSarafan

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On Etsy since 2011

We strive to live sustainably hence our interest in vintage and reusing what is already made but no longer wanted, where possible. Project Sarafan came about after a long period of our own home renovation. We learnt how to source vintage, how to value it, how to cherish the flaws and marks of previous use.

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  • Project Sarafan

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Last updated on December 8, 2020
Hello and thank you for stopping by at Project Sarafan

We hope information below answers your questions. If you have a question however please don't hesitate to contact us! We aim to respond within 24 hours.

IMPORTANT Project Sarafan is based in Dublin, Ireland. Many countries collect taxes on imported goods. They are the responsibility of the buyers so please find out about them before purchasing. You can use a duty calculator like this for an estimate of taxes and duties:


Most of our items are made of/contain vintage silk. Because silk doesn't withstand water treatment or agitation of drying well those items should be dry cleaned (and sometimes hand washed), as per listing description.

It is important to note that although the vintage fabrics have been carefully unstitched, dry cleaned and ironed, there could be minor creases and discoloration (darker or lighter permanent stains) on the silk which are hardly noticeable and can be reasonably tolerated in a vintage item.

Cushion inserts are not provided.


Vintage items will usually have some signs of age (tarnished, rusted etc.) even if they are unused. We inspect and clean our items thoroughly except where signs of ageing give special charm and character to the item, and describe their condition as accurately as we can in the item description and photos.

VINTAGE LIGHTING: All Vintage lighting is sold "as is", is used, comes without any guarantees or warranties, and must be checked/ installed/ certified by a qualified electrician prior to use for your safety.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour 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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please read descriptions and zoom in on the photos and make sure you are satisfied you have enough information about the item you are considering to purchase. We are happy to provide exhaustive information, including more photos.

If you wish to return the item for whatever reason, please contact us immediately but not later than 3 days from receipt and return item(s) to us within 14 days from the day you receive the item(s) in their original condition in their original packaging. Please note you must notify us of your intention to return. Use registered shipping method for returns and retain proof of shipping. We will issue a refund with the exception of the shipping fee. Shipping for returns has to be covered by the buyer.

We cannot be held responsible for packages which are undeliverable because the address provided was incorrect or for packages not collected by the Buyer from their post office. No refunds will be issued for cost of goods or postage for items returned to us as undelivereable and in damaged condition.
We can accept credit card payments through Paypal and Credit Card Direct Checkout.

We can also accept bank transfers in the Euro zone using BIC and IBAN through the European SEPA system (your bank will be able to help with this).

IMPORT TAXES/CUSTOMS DUTIES: Many countries collect taxes on imported goods. They are not included in our prices, and are the responsibility of the buyers so please find out about them before purchasing. Use this tool to calculate import taxes in your country
We use two carriers, a courier company DHL Express and Irish postal service (An Post). Shipping method is mentioned in each listing's description. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
AN POST (Irish Post) is economic and sometimes slow method. Most packages reach most worldwide destination in 4 - 14 days but An Post claim that it can take up to 45 days due to various delays (at customs for example). Please be patient if your item takes longer than usual. An Post packages may be shipped with or without tracking. Please check individual listings for details. If a listing ships without tracking you can purchase tracking/insurance via shipping upgrade, available in your shopping cart.
Expedited shipping by courier, DHL, is also available via shipping upgrade.

An Post tracking may not update for up to 48 hours after each scan. Tracking is not supported by tracking systems within Canada and Australia. An post does not allow any address corrections at any stage. Please check your address during checkout.
DHL EXPRESS is a courier service. Fully traceable and trackable. Shipping Prices shown for DHL are the most economical and sometimes slower options. Within the EU we ship via economy surface service. Faster, air service is available upon request.
Generally delivery takes 1-6 working days to most main cities of the world. Our shipping rates show delivery to main cities as standard. You will be informed of the scheduled delivery date once the package is shipped /label is created.

Contact TELEPHONE number and/or email address are required by DHL for delivery progress and updates. Your contact details will only be used for the delivery of your order.

DHL do not deliver to PO Boxes. If you have a PO Box address please contact us for an alternative shipping quote.

Certain DHL services attract a surcharge and must be covered by the buyer:
-Change of address after shipping label has been created - €10+fees.
- Fuel surcharge (ca. €20+fee s) for deliveries to remote areas.
- Brokerage fee - a fee that DHL collects when import taxes/customs duties are payable upon import of goods and DHL pays those on your behalf. You may receive an invoice for this service after you receive your package.

DHL makes 2 delivery attempts, after that packages are held at a delivery centre for 1 week and then returned to sender as undeliverable. Return shipping equals the original shipping cost and must be covered by the buyer.

We ship every day, Monday to Friday, 1-2 working days after payment is received. Indicated transit times are on top of order processing times.

Shipping costs include the actual cost of shipping plus Paypal/ Etsy commission and VAT where applicable; we may charge ca. €1-2 on top of that to pack larger/fragile items.

-Direct delivery. Both Irish Post and DHL Express deliver to buyer's address, not a specific recipient. When signature is required the package will be handed to an adult who answers/ is available to sign for it. DHL provides a Direct Delivery service (to make sure a specified recipient signs for the package), at €40 on top of normal shipping cost.
-Delivery on a Saturday by DHL costs €40 extra.
The above surcharges must be paid at the time of booking a courier.
We will charge an additional 3-5% on top of all payments to cover payment processing fees by credit card or Paypal.

IMPORTANT: We post to your Etsy address or Paypal address only. We cannot be held responsible for packages which are undeliverable or not collected by the Buyer from their post office /delivery centre for any reason. No refunds will be issued for cost of goods or postage paid for items returned to back to us as undelivereable and damaged. Refund may be issued if we receive the goods returned to us in the original condition.

REFUNDS. Please contact us immediately if you wish to return your order but no later than 3 calendar days after receipt. After receiving our approval for a return, any specific instructions and a return address, ship the item back within 2 weeks from receiving it. The item must be unused and in original packaging. The buyer pays for return post. Refund of the price of the item will be issued upon its arrival to us.

PACKAGING. We pack items carefully and securely for their safety in transit. We use appropriate recycled packaging when possible to keep cost of shipping down.

COMBINED SHIPPING. In certain instances (especially if you are purchasing more than 2 items) shipping cost needs to be adjusted (either up or down) post-sale. This is because it is impossible to envisage all combinations of items and their weights. A lightweight item may increase the total package weight to bring it into the next weight bracket which means it will cost more, sometimes significantly. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any issues or problems please contact us as soon as the issues arise and we will do everything we can to resolve them.

If you need gift wrap, please let us know and we will be happy to arrange for a small fee. A short personal gift note can be included free of charge.
PRIVACY POLICY Complies with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law;
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you with my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
- Data Retention. I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for up to 7 years (as required by Irish tax law).
- Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU. I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Apart from exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at: projectsarafan [!at]