FAQ | Frequently asked questions

Welcome to the FAQ | Frequently asked questions page of the Anin Website.If your Question doesn’t feature below, please send us a request at the end of the list.

What does Anin mean?

The name Anin refers to the Nama Meaning of many birds. The Hand Embroiderers at Anin are part of the Nama People hence the use of a Nama name for the Company.
The Hand Embroiderers of Anin live in the rural village called Hoachanas where 24 embroiderers are involved.  Inhabited since at least 1695, Hoachanas is the main settlement of the Khaiǁkhaun (Red Nation), the largest and most important of the subtribes of the Nama people see Hoachanas on Wikipedia for more information.

Does Anin NAMIBIA have a retail shop?

YES. Anin has various retail shops in Namibia. You can find them on our Retail outlet page.

Can I buy online from Anin Namibia?

Yes, you can buy online from anin NAMIBIA. We successfully ship Anin products worldwide. Our website is not yet a full online shop as we prefer to personally quote, handle payments and send off your order. You are welcome to access our online catalogue and send us your request. Please use our contact form in this regard.

Will I be charged import duties on my order from Namibia?

Sometimes. Import laws and duties differ in various countries.

Can I Pay with PayPal?

No, unfortunately not yet. Namibia does not yet allow PayPal to be used as an online payment solution. We use a secure System called Paygate where we generate an online invoice where you can securely pay for your order.

Can I resize my Bed Linen at Anin?

Yes. We supply our Quality Handmade Bed Linen and Table Linen to clients worldwide. due to variation in size and preference, we offer a customising service to supply you with the exact size and design you desire.

Our Lodge requires new Décor for the bedrooms and Lounge area, can Anin do custom Designs?

YES. As a Husband and Wife Design Team, we can help you choose your fabrics from top Fabric Houses and suppliers, we can have your logo or any relevant motif embroidered or even design a custom print to suit your style and brand.
We have been manufacturing and supplying Custom Bed Linen Table Linen and Home Décor to Lodges and smaller establishments like yours since 1989.

Does My purchase directly impact the living standards of the Community in Hoachanas?

YES. We currently have between 24-29 Hand Embroiderers who get paid per piece of work done. This source of income is an important part in their Families well being. We are in the process of starting a Fund to Aid the Nama Community from Hoachanas.

Is Namibia a Safe destination to travel to?

YES. You’ll have to come experience the Beautiful vast open Landscapes and decide for yourself. Tourism in Namibia accounts to 14.9% of the GDP of Namibia. (knoema.com)
Many refer to Namibia as the soft entry into African tourism.
Tourism in Namibia is a major industry, contributing N$7.2 billion to the country’s gross domestic product. Annually, over one million travelers visit Namibia, with roughly one in three coming from South Africa, then Germany and finally the United Kingdom, Italy and France. The country is among the prime destinations in Africa and is known for ecotourism which features Namibia’s extensive wildlife.[1]
In December 2010, Lonely Planet named Namibia 5th best tourist destination in the world in terms of value.[2] wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Namibia

I manage a Bed and Breakfast, can I have customised Bed Linen and decor items made by Anin?

YES. We have our own CMT facility and would be glad to facilitate your custom decor solutions. We can help you choose your fabrics from top Fabric Houses and suppliers, we can have your logo or any relevant motif embroidered or even design a custom print to suit your style and brand.
We have been manufacturing and supplying Custom Bed Linen Table Linen and Home Décor to Lodges and smaller establishments like yours since 1989.