Frequently Asked Questions


What is Vathir?

Vathir is a curated marketplace and promotional hub for independent fashion designers with a focus on dark, artisanal slow-fashion. We scour the world for the most talented artisans, handpicking emerging designers, giving them an effective platform to promote and sell their products.

When purchasing through Vathir you’re purchasing directly from the individual artisans and designers behind the product, supporting both their livelihood and the artisanal artform itself.

What does Vathir mean?

Vathir is a stylization of the Old Norse word váðir (ᚡᚨᚧᛁᚱ), bearing the meaning “garment”.

Where is Vathir based?

Vathir is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Our designers are however based all across the world and orders are shipped directly from their respective location.


How can I return an item?

Return policies vary from designer to designer. Please read our shipping & return policies, and check the specific return policies of the product in the “Shipping” tab in each item before placing an order. If the designer’s return policy allows returns, contact the designer through their Vathir profile, or contact us through our contact page.

How do I track my order?

The designer you purchase from will provide you with the tracking information via email. If you have not received your tracking information, please contact info[at] for support.

Selling at Vathir

I am a designer, why should I sell through Vathir?

By gathering the greatest emerging designers within the sphere of dark slow-fashion and avantgarde, your brand will be featured alongside distinguished designers from around the world. We help designers reach their targeted audience and gain exposure, while keeping the integrity and artisanal values of each designer.
Being a part of Vathir means you’ll get promoted through all of our channels – including our journal, social medias, newsletters and advertisements. Most of our spendings goes to marketing in various forms, meaning your online presence will grow exponentially.

How do I sell through Vathir?

Send an application to us, go to this page for more information.

I know a designer that would fit perfectly for Vathir, will you take them in?

We’re always accepting suggestions and recommendations for new designers. You can get in touch with us through our contact page.