I want to ship to THE USA, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO ARRIVE?
Provided your items are in stock we will process your order within 3 working days, personalized orders will be processed within 10 working days. Your order will then take between 3 and 15 days to arrive depending on the shipping option you select. Selecting DHL International Express will rush personalised orders to 5 working days.
INTERNATIONAL TRACKED AND SIGNED (7-15 days) $15.00 via Royal Mail
INTERNATIONAL TRACKED (NOT SIGNED FOR) (7-12 days) $16.50 via Royal Mail
DHL INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS (FULLY TRACKED) (3-7 days) $38.00 per order $3 per item
I want to ship to a non-us destination, How long will it take?
Provided your items are in stock we will process your order within 3 working days. personalized orders will be processed within 10 working days. Your order will then take between 3 and 15 days to arrive depending on the shipping option you select. Selecting DHL International Express will rush personalised orders to 5 working days.
We have 4 international shipping options depending on the destination country. Please see below.
INTERNATIONAL TRACKED AND SIGNED (7-15 days) £10.00 / $15.00 via Royal Mail
United States, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Korea (the Republic of), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Vatican City State (Holy See)
INTERNATIONAL TRACKED (NOT SIGNED FOR) (7-12 days) £12.00 / $16.50 via Royal Mail
United States, Australia, Canada, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Malaysia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Korea (the Republic of), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City State (Holy See)
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD (UNTRACKED) (7-15 days) £10.00 / $15.00 - For destinations where Royal Mail do not offer a trackable service.
Peru, Norway, Philippines, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Colombia, Greenland, South Africa
DHL INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS (FULLY TRACKED) (3-7 days) £28 per order £2.50 per item / $38.00 per order $3 per item
All Cheshire & Wain products are sent from the United Kingdom. Please be aware that international shipping may be subject to delay that is out of our control. A reference number will be sent to you once your order has been dispatched. Please allow up to 20 days for receipt of your goods. It is the responsibility of the buyer to resolve any import taxes or other charges arising from a purchase.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURNS POLICY?
All Cheshire & Wain products are carefully made in small batches to ensure strict quality control. However, if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase please contact us within 14 days of receipt of your order to arrange an exchange or return.
If your item is damaged in transit or you feel it has a fault - please contact us within 48 hours of receipt of your order to arrange a return.
Please note: Items must be returned (at your own cost) unused, in a saleable condition and with the original packaging that you received them in. Please use a ‘signed for’ and trackable delivery method with proof of postage.
Any personalised/customised items* are exempt from this returns policy and are strictly non-returnable and non-refundable.
*e.g engraved ID tags and personalized collars
MY CAT HAS CHEWED AND DAMAGED THIER COLLAR. CAN I RETURN IT?
Unfortunately we are unable to replace or refund collars which have been damaged by your cat. If you have a cat that is not used to wearing collars and you are worried about how they will get on - please contact us and we will be happy to advise you and answer any questions. If you order the wrong size and there is too much overhang on the leather please contact us to arrange an exchange.
WHY DO YOU HAVE A SEPARATE US STORE?
We have many loyal customers from the United States that were originally paying in Great British Pounds against a daily fluctuating exchange rate. For the benefit of our US customers all our prices are now fixed in US Dollars so you know exactly how much your order will come to before you make a purchase. Please add items from the US store if you want to pay in Dollars.
Please note that your order will still be sent from the United Kingdom. Please allow up to 20 days for receipt of your goods. It is the responsibility of the buyer to resolve any import taxes or other charges arising from a purchase.
I DON’T MIND PAYING IN GBP is it OK for me to purchase items from the UK store?
Absolutely! If you prefer to pay in Pounds Sterling you can add items from the UK store. Your bank will charge you the equivalent local currency depending on the exchange rate on the day of purchase.
I DON’T LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR THE UNITED STATES WHICH SHOP SHOULD I PURCHASE ITEMS FROM?
I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY CHECKING OUT. WHY DOES MY PAYMENT KEEP GETTING DECLINED?
Problems with processing payment is usually down to your bank or credit card's security and fraud prevention measures. Please contact us if you are having issues and we will be able to tell you why the payment has been declined. You can also contact your bank to confirm that you are trying to make an online payment to a UK based online shop. Please ensure your billing address is correct and exactly as it appears on your statements. If you are still experiencing problems, please try checking out with Paypal.
I PAID USING A CREDIT CARD AND HAVE BEEN CHARGED A TRANSACTION FEE BY MY BANK. WHY?
Some credit card companies and banks will charge a fee for online international payments. Please check your terms and conditions before placing an order to find out if you will be charged. It is your responsibility to cover any fees and charges that arise from a purchase.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHYSICAL STOCKISTS IN THE UNITED STATES?
Not yet but we are hoping to have some bricks and mortar stockists in the USA soon. If you have a pet boutique or lifestyle store and are interested in stocking Cheshire & Wain products please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
WILL CHESHIRE & WAIN COLLARS FIT MY CAT?
Cheshire & Wain collars come in 3 sizes: Standard (approx. 7.5-10 inches inside circumference) that will fit most cats and Petite (approx. 6.6-8.6 inches inside circumference) for small breeds (such as Burmese, Siamese, Abyssinian, Cornish & Devon Rex, Singapura etc.) and young or fully grown cats with slim necks.* and Large (approx. 10-12 inches) for curvaceous kitties (such as Maine Coon, British Blue, Ragdoll, Savannah Cats etc. This size is 1mm wider in the strap.
If your cat's neck is under 8 inches circumference and fully grown we advise you select the Petite size.
If your cat does not fall in our sizing range (6.6-10 inches) and you require a made-to-measure collar please get in touch for more information.
We also make bespoke collars if you want your cat to have a one-off piece and/or if you would like a colour which is not in the current range of luxury cat collars we offer. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a bespoke, made-to-order collar for your cat and see our blog post about past commissions and for information on pricing.
HOW WIDE ARE CHESHIRE & WAIN CAT COLLARS?
The leather strap on our collars is approximately 11mm wide. The leather strap on the standard and petite collars is approximately 11mm wide. The leather strap on the large size is approximately 12mm (half inch) wide.
WHY ARE CHESHIRE & WAIN COLLARS UNSUITABLE FOR KITTENS OR CATS THAT WEIGH LESS THAN 5.5lbS?
It is not recommended for kittens to wear collars. Cats weighing less than 5.5 lbs will not be heavy enough for the collar to break open under their weight if they become caught. If you want to get your kitten used to wearing a collar we suggest you purchase the Petite size and supervise your kitten whilst they are wearing their collar.
*Please Note: Collars are not suitable for young kittens or cats than weigh less that 5.5 lbs.
HOW DOES THE BREAKAWAY BUCKLE WORK? IS MY CAT LIKELY TO LOSE THEIR COLLAR?
We use a high quality safety catch made by trusted hardware manufacturer, YKK. The catch is designed to withstand a medium amount of pressure and is therefore unlikely to break open unless the collar is caught and the weight of you cat is bearing down on it. Please refer to our fitting guide to make sure you fit your cat's collar properly.
WHY ARE CHESHIRE & WAIN COLLARS UNSUITABLE FOR KITTENS OR CATS THAT WEIGH LESS THAN 5.5lbs?
It is not recommended that kittens wear collars. Cats weighing less than 5.5 lbs will not be heavy enough for the collar to break open under their weight if they become caught.
I BOUGHT MY CAT A COLLAR FROM CHESHIRE & WAIN BUT THEY HAVE LOST IT. WHAT DO I DO?
Sorry to hear your cat has lost their collar. Luckily - this happens rarely due to the high quality safety clips we use on all our breakaway cat collars. If you wish to replace the collar with exactly the same design please get in touch with your name and past order number(s) and we will advise on what can be done by way of a loyalty discount for a new replacement collar. If you cat has lost their collar but you do not wish to replace it, we regret we cannot offer any refunds.
I ORDERED A PERSONALISED I.D TAG WITH MY ORDER. HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE TO BE ENGRAVED?
We send your collar and I.D tag together in one shipment. Please allow up to an additional 10 working days for us to complete your engraving order.
WHAT INFORMATION CAN I FIT ON MY CAT'S I.D TAG?
There is room on our tags for 2 short lines of text. We recommend you put your cat's name or your postcode and a contact telephone number. The Classic I.D tag is engraved on the reverse. The gold-plated fish tag is engraved on both sides (we recommend name on front and phone number on back).
Please ensure the spelling and information you provide for your tag is correct before purchase. If you notice a mistake, please email us straight away.
CARING FOR YOUR CHESHIRE & WAIN PRODUCT
THE SHINE OF THE BRASS HARDWARE ON MY CAT'S COLLAR HAS DULLED SLIGHTLY, WHAT DO I DO?
Brass naturally loses its lustre over time. If you wish to polish the brass on your cat's collar please avoid using brass cleaners such as Brasso. If you still wish to use a chemical cleaner, only polish the buckle portion do not polish the loop, rivets or bells, make sure you don't get any on the leather and that you make sure no residue is left which could be harmful to your cat. Please note: the loops, rivets and bells are brass plated and so polishing them my take off the plating entirely. We recommend you use a clean cloth to buff the metal instead. Replacement bells can be sent free of charge if it comes off the collar or gets very scratched. Please contact us to ask for a replacement.
DO I NEED TO TREAT THE LEATHER ON MY CAT'S COLLAR?
We only use the finest British and Italian leather to make our collars. High quality leather and vegetable tanned leather has natural oils which release over time helping to keep them nicely conditioned. After a few months you may want to keep the leather a helping hand by rubbing a mild leather wax or cream on the collar and leaving it over-night to soak in. Make sure you buff any excess with a clean cloth before putting the collar back on your cat. If your cat goes outside a lot, we recommend you choose a collar from the heritage range: these are made from a particularly waxy leather that stands up to the elements very well.
MY CAT'S COLLAR HAS BECOME FADED AND/OR DISCOLOURED - WHY?
Please note than colour variations or irregularities may occur due to the natural grain of the leather we use. This is normal and expected for vegetable tanned leather which actually improves and evolves with wear. The reason for this is due to the tanning process which produces the leather without the use of harsh colour-setting chemicals that could be harmful to your cat. We recommend conditioning your cat's collar every once in a while (see above) to revive its colour. Some of our limited edition collars (Beluga, Patent Red, Red & Bronze, Jabberwocky, White Rabbit and Ghost) have a protective wax or plastic coating which prevents extensive colour changes.
THE DYE FROM MY CAT'S COLLAR HAS TRANSFERRED ONTO THEIR FUR - WHY?
Please see above. Due to the nature of the leather we use colourfastness cannot be 100% guaranteed, The dye is not harmful and any staining will not be permanent. As the collar wears over time and the natural oils of the leather build up with the oils from your cat's fur this will produce a natural barrier and the colour transfer should cease. If colour transfer is unacceptable please choose a lighter leather and/or avoid red which is the hardest to set via the vegetable tanning process.
We regret that you cannot return a collar which has been worn.
WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE?
Cheshire & Wain luxury cat collars, catnip toys, ID tags and ceramics are made in England. Our organic catnip, skull charms and cat names book are imported from the USA.
are cheshire & wain cat collars color fast?
Due to the nature of leather and suede and the dying process it cannot be 100% color fast (especially when wet.) However, we have had no complaints to date about the dyes running. Cheshire & Wain uses vegetable tanned leather which is dyed with natural and harmless dyes. Setting color on leather so that it is 100% non-transferrable uses harsh chemicals that would not be suitable for this type of product. It is highly unlikely that any colour will transfer onto your cat's neck.
HOW ECO-FRIENDLY ARE YOU?
The Color-Pop collection is made from vegetable tanned leather, produced in Italy without the use of harsh chemicals. The leather comes from cows from Sweden, Denmark and Belgium – countries known for their high ethical farming standards where all leather is a by-product of the meat industry. The Limited Edition collars are made using British leather that has been carefully selected and processed in the UK to a luxury standard.
Our gift boxes are made ethically within the western world from 100% recycled boxboard. They have a partly recycled black paper covering from FSC forests.
Our catnip is Organic and certified by the Soil Association
DO YOU EVER RUN PROMOTIONS OR HAVE SPECIAL OFFERS ON YOUR PRODUCTS?
Yes we do! Please make sure you join our mailing list in order to stay informed of any promotions or offers. We also post discount codes on the Cheshire & Wain Instagram feed. Please note that promotions have a time-frame and cannot be back dated. If you miss out on an offer please keep an eye on the Cheshire & Wain social media channels and on your email if you're a subscriber for future opportunities.
I HAVE BOUGHT FROM CHESHIRE & WAIN BEFORE DO YOU HAVE A LOYALTY SCHEME?
Firstly, welcome back! We are delighted that you love our products and are looking to purchase again. Please contact us with you name and past order number(s) and we will give you a special discount code to use on your next order to say thank you for your loyalty.
I BOUGHT MY CAT A COLLAR FROM CHESHIRE & WAIN BUT THEY HAVE LOST IT. WHAT DO I DO?
Sorry to hear your cat has lost their collar. Luckily - this happens rarely due to the high quality safety clips we use on all our breakaway cat collars. If you wish to replace the collar with exactly the same design please get in touch with your name and past order number(s) and we will advise on what can be done by way of a loyalty discount. If you cat has lost their collar but you do not wish to replace it, we regret we cannot offer any refunds.