Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are the answers to frequently asked questions by Made of Stories customers.
Where can I find a size guide?
Sizing directions and guides are included on each one of the product pages as each product has different sizing recommendations. You will find the sizing guidelines either in the description of the product or on the last image of the listing. Should you be unsure of which size to select, drop us a note on the chat or via email.
How can I contact you and when can I expect an answer?
You can contact us via this contact form, email or phone. The most effective way to get a response to order related enquiries is via email. If you have contacted us in any of the changes above, you can expect an answer from us within 48 hours. Please take extra care when typing our email address and if the email gets bounced back please verify the email you used with the one supplied on the contact us page of our website.
We are an extremely small team so if you don't hear from us straight away please don't worry, we will reach out to you as soon as we can. Please remember that there are real people on the receiving end of your emails and we expect you to be as nice to us as we are to you - we reserve the right to not respond to rude communications and ban serial offenders from our customer list.
When can I find you?
Our customer service working hours are 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday (excluding UK Bank holidays). We strive to respond to everyone within 48 hours but might take slightly longer during the weekend due to the high volume of enquiries received during this time.
How can I choose the right size? Do you have a Size Guide?
Most of the products include a sizing chart on the listing. Please follow it carefully and contact us if you have any questions about the best one to choose according to the way you'd like it to fit. Each product has different sizing directions and we, in no way, state that these sizing guides are the normal dimensions of a human body.
Can I cancel or alter my order?
You can cancel or change your order within 2 hours of placing the order or by 9 pm the same day (whatever is the latest). Once your order has been processed, it can't be cancelled. If when the item arrives, you no longer want it, you can return it to us for a full refund (as per refund terms below).
Where is my order?
Prior to contacting us to track your order, please follow the below steps:
- Check the product listing of the products you ordered to get an estimate of when your order should be arriving. If it's still within the given timeframe, it would be best to wait and/or check the tracking information as per step 2.
- Check the tracking information. Your shipping confirmation includes a tracking code and the carrier. If a tracking link hasn't been provided on the email; type in a search engine 'tracking *add the name of the carrier as per email*' and use the tracking code provided. We're very sorry, often, a tracking link isn't listed on the email - as this is how our system works.
We kindly ask for your understanding with shipping as after we hand it into the shipping carrier, it's outside of our control - but we're doing the best we can to deliver it within the given timeframes.
Can I exchange my item?
We don't do exchanges. The fastest way to change an item to a different size or style is by contacting us to return the existing one and order a new one on the website. The return of the existing one will be treated in the same way as the returns and refunds below. We don't accept exchanges only for personalised items or underwear items (swimwear included) for hygiene reasons.
Can I return an item and get a refund?
Of course, you can. You can return an item within 14 days of receipt. Should you wish to return an item, please contact us and we'll send you a pre-paid return label (for UK customers only) and the return address. From the day we send you the label, should you wish to take advantage of the free return service, you will have to post it by the date we state in our email. For our international customers, we can offer to make return arrangements, sending you a link to pay for the return postage or we can provide the return address and you can make your own return arrangements.
You will also have to post the item(s) in the original condition you received it - it will need to be nicely folded too. Once we confirm receipt of the item at our facilities we'll issue a full refund. We don't accept returns only for personalised items or underwear items (swimwear and socks included) for hygiene reasons.
For more information on returns please read our Returns Policy.
I didn't receive an order confirmation or shipping confirmation email. What shall I do?
Please check your spam folder. Also, please check that you haven't subscribed and unsubscribed from our emails as doing so will mean that you won't receive even any order related emails either. If you haven't got an email from us, please contact us and we'll look into it.
The product I received doesn't look right. What are my options?
Although we do make our best efforts to ensure the best quality, it might happen that the product quality is not of standard, or you received the wrong item.
If the product quality or design doesn't look as described on the product listing, please reach out to us within 14 days of receipt, including images describing the issue. We can either offer a return and refund or a replacement that meets the standards. We might ask you to ship the original product back to us and we'll cover the return postage fees. It will depend though on a case by case basis.
I've noticed an error on one of the products. What shall I do?
We try to ensure that information is as correct as possible on the website. However, on the rare occasion you happen to spot something that doesn't look right, please drop us a note and we'll clarify and/or get it fixed. For more information on any errors or inaccuracies, please read our Terms & Conditions.
How do I know if the product I'm buying is slow fashion?
You can find all of our slow fashion products on this page.
Every other product is curated and is either produced in small batches and stored in local Made of Stories facilities or is shipped directly from our suppliers. This enables us to be more cost-efficient for our customers and minimise product waste.
Which products are Made of Stories branded and which ones are curated?
Our travel-inspired collections consist of exclusive Made of Stories slow fashion products and curated products. The Made of Stories products have been uniquely designed by our founder and are created exclusively for every order in a sustainable manner. When the product is a Made of Stories design, you will see this written in the description of the product. You can see them all listed under the Premium line or on this link.
Every other product is curated. Some of them will come with a Made of Stories label or tag and some of them will come with no label.
I've found the same product on another website. What does this mean?
The fact that you might have found the same or similar image for a product on another website doesn't mean it's the same product or the quality is the same. Our products have been checked for quality and we guarantee to our customers that the product you'll receive will be of standard.
For any other information, please read our Terms and Conditions.