I would like to address the ethics of using animal parts such as hides for anyone who would ask this question.
Perhaps you ask as a vegan, as an environmentalist or to clear up a perceived guilt you may feel when buying objects made from animal parts?
Vegan drums are made from plastic rather than hide. While plastic drums have advantages such as working in the rain, they are not an eco-friendly alternative as many people suggest. Nor can it be said that they are an ethical use of resources.
I have a few vegan Remo drums and do not suggest people don’t use them.
I’m just clearing up an occasional misconception that these drums are somehow ‘better’ than their hide counterparts.
No animal is killed specifically for our drum/sacred object making materials.
Using animals hides that would otherwise be discarded as waste products is a viable, eco-friendly and more ethical use of resources.
We often find dead animals and collect parts that way.
We work in Ceremony and in connection to the Spirit of all things.
We respect the choice of the individual to choose whether to purchase items made of animal products.
We ask that you respect our choice to create drums and sacred objects as our ancestors have done for millennia.
We follow the principle of reuse, reduce, recycle.
We aim to reuse as much packaging as we can and try to avoid buying new.
When we do have to buy new packaging it is always recycled packaging.
We thought about adding thank you cards but that would require buying paper cards.
You’ll get a thank you email instead with a sacred object birthing ceremony how-to guide.
Therefore, your packaging may seem rough around the edges and not as professional as some sellers who also add nice touches… but if we really want to start properly re-using as a society, then we need to get used to things being a little different.
Terms & delivery
We aim to dispatch your order to you as soon as possible.
We are a family run business with new babies in tow and will do our best to get these orders to you as soon as possible.
Delivery times vary according to the weight of order and destination country and are sent fully insured using Hermes
Please note: We only ship Sacred Objects to the UK, USA & Canada. Hoodies & mugs ship worldwide.
The arrival time depends on the day of dispatch.
You will be emailed a tracking number once your order has been dispatched.
UK shipping costs are free for all items. Worldwide shipping costs for hoodies & mugs are free. Sacred Objects shipping costs to North America are calculated and added to the item cost. All items are fully insured against loss or damage.
Returns, cancellations, Refunds and Exchange Policy
You have 14 days to request a refund.
With our Shamanic Drums, it is often only when you have played it and felt it that you know if it is the right drum for you.
If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the item you have received please email us within 14 days of receiving your order to arrange a return and return the item to us within 30 days of receipt.
You are responsible for return postage costs.
Once the item has been dispatched, it becomes your responsibility to return an order or item in an unmarked and resalable condition before we can provide an exchange or issue a refund to you.
Postage charges cannot be refunded unless the product is faulty or not as described.
Return requests received outside of the 14 day period and up to 30 days can only be exchanged not refunded and the credit will only apply to the actual cost of the goods, not any shipping charges. We will not exchange or refund purchases after 30 days.
In the case of non-delivery or missing goods please contact us in the first instance by email. If sufficient time has passed for the goods to be delivered by the original postage/courier method, we will contact them to report the non-delivery.
Further to the information received from the courier or postal service, steps will either be a) your item is reported as delivered and we cannot take any further action b) the item is missing and we will action an insurance claim and refund your order.