How do I shop your products?
Simply hover over the SHOP button at the top of our page and click the category you would like to browse!
How long will it take for my order to be shipped?
Please allow 1-3 days for processing your order. We are currently only listing items that we have in stock so we try our very best to get all orders out the next day!
How long will it take for my package to arrive?
We ship USPS Priority or First Class depending on the package. Please allow 2-5 days for your package to arrive and up to 15 days for international orders to arrive (this does not include processing time). Tracking will always be sent to you once your order is fulfilled :)
What parts of the world do you ship to?
We currently ship anywhere in the United States and Canada. Before we officially offer international shipping, we are hoping to find a way to make international shipping costs more reasonable for our international friends! However, if you live outside of the USA or Canada and would like to make a purchase, simply send us an email at email@example.com and we can make it happen for you!
Will my order come packaged in plastic?
Never! We are striving to be as sustainable and low-waste as possible. All of our packaging is recyclable and biodegradable and often times made from recycled content. Even our tape is biodegradable! We highly encourage our customers to reuse, recycle, or compost any packaging that your item comes in.
What if I am not happy with my order?
We are so sorry if this is the case! If you are ever unhappy with your order for whatever reason, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read our return policy here.
Are the clothes you sell handmade by you?
At the moment all of our clothes are vintage and secondhand pieces! Our goal behind this is to give old pieces a new chance at life which will ultimately reduce landfill waste.
Is it really sanitary to buy second-hand clothes?
It most definitely can be! Although secondhand clothes have been in different homes, with a few washes, an old piece can easily feel like a new piece to you. Here at Calico and Twine we wash each piece using a non-toxic, plastic-free, unscented laundry detergent as well as letting some fresh air and sunshine work their magic. We try our very best to try to get any toxic fragrance from previous owners out of the pieces before sending them to you. Wellness is a priority!
Why don’t you have different sizes?
This is a common frustration and misunderstanding that we get asked often. We do not shy away from carrying a range in sizes, in fact, we carry all sizes from XS all the way up to Plus Sizes. Unlike regular stores such as Target or Urban Outfitters that carry a range of sizes for each individual piece, at Calico and Twine, each piece of clothing we carry in our shop is vintage and secondhand for sustainable reasons. This means that each piece is one of a kind. The size you see is the size you get. This is not to say that all sizes are the same. There may be one shirt that is a Small while another shirt is a Large. This is where the descriptions come in handy. Sizes and measurements are always always listed in the description so you can evaluate whether the piece will fit you. Keep in mind that vintage number and letter sizing is different than sizing now a days. Because of this, measurements and more accurate sizing descriptions can be found for each piece.
Are your products organic?
At the time, we offer both organic and non-organic products. Of course it would be amazing to have a strictly organic home, even when it comes to textiles, but we also recognize that it's simply not possible or affordable for most of us. Any organic products that we sell will be clearly listed as organic! Hopefully someday organic will be the new normal and more affordable :)
Are your products vegan?
Calico and Twine will never carry anything silk, leather, wool, fur, etc. We believe in compassionate living and that extends to animal species as well. The only thing we may have on occasion is a wooden item finished with a homemade wood butter or hand-dipped candles using a local organic beeswax from a treatment-free beekeeper. Treatment-free beekeeping means the bees live in harmony with nature unlike commercial beekeeping where bees are forced to work overtime, honey is replaced with an unhealthy sugar-substance, the queen's wings are clipped, and pollinators are killed off due to the mass amounts of pesticides and GMO crops, etc. We will never use commercial beeswax and it will always be made clear in the product description if something contains our sustainably sourced beeswax.