One Week. One Cause. Your Choice.
At changeclothing, our community of customers is our driving force. You asked, and we’ve answered! If you still have a question, shoot us an email, we love hearing from our warriors of change.
What is changeclothing?
changeclothing is a communal movement where everyone is welcome and invited to be part of something much greater than ourselves. It’s about sustainable, tangible, positive change. Every week we create ONE exclusive, custom tailored art designs that support the causes closest to our hearts. We then carefully select a small group of well suited non-profit organizations dedicated to raising funding and awareness to these special causes. BUT WAIT, there’s more, at changeclothing we liberate the community by embracing the power of personal choice. When you buy our apparel, not only do you invest in world change, you choose which charity receives your hard earned $8. Our sales run every Sunday to Sunday, helping perpetuate change for the Humans, Animals and Earth, which make up our global community. Do you see why we’re so excited about partnering with you to create change? Thanks for being part of our special initiative.
Why do we do it?
We are all part of a community we like to call warriors of change. We believe all warriors are driven by an innate desire cultivated through love, that compels us to give back and help make the world a better place. There are two things humans need that help fulfill our happiness; we need to contribute to something positive, and we need to grow. We do it, because we are driven to, it’s in our genetic make up.
Where the heck did changeclothing come from anyway?
changeclothing was conceived over 15 years ago, and the website was first registered in 1999 (http://www.whois.com/whois/changeclothing.com) The founder of changeclothing’s father was fighting a battle with cancer that inevitably claimed his fathers life. It was through this battle coupled with the eternal challenges that “change” and adversity represent in our lives, that this special concept was born. At this time, changeclothing’s founder chooses to remain anonymous. In his words, “changeclothing is not about one person, it’s about a shared community coming together to help those in need.” “This land is your land, this land is my land….This land was made for you and me.” Now lets come together and make change happen.
Why only $8?
Being a for-profit company allows us the freedom to more efficiently work with the charities making the greatest impacts. In order to give what we do, our margins are razor thin. We ride a fine line between staying in business, yet remaining sustainable while still delivering an amazing product for you! As we grow, we’ll give more, stay tuned and you’ll see.
What about the rest of my purchase money?
Great question, there are SO many costs associated with running a successful business, to list them all would have your head spinning in boredom. Just to name a few, there are administrative fees like accounting, legal fees, marketing fees, office rent, TAXES(yuck!), office furniture, artist fees, we couldn’t do any of this without state of the art technology and computer costs either. The list go on and on. Check this out, they even charge a property tax on all the equipment at our headquarters. The cost of doing great work for great people adds up quick, that’s why we’re riding that fine line working hard to maximize our giving potential, while sustaining business.
Does your apparel maintain its integrity?
Hey, speaking of integrity. Our manufacturing process utilizes the highest quality fabrics available. We sell apparel made of 100% cotton, polyblend and tri-blend. While we strongly advise you not dry your garments to ensure quality and integrity, our testing shows only the 100% cotton shirts experienced shrinkage of no more than 4%. The standard is 8%, so we like to think 4% is acceptable. We also manufacture fashion fit apparel that doesn’t lose it’s shape. Overall, we’ve got you covered. If you’re worried, hang dry your garments or use a low setting on your dryer.
Where are your products made?
Our manufacturing processes are WRAP Certified and “fair trade.” That means everyone is treated the way they should be, with great pay, and a healthy ethical work environment. No sweatshops here. Our fabrics come from all over the world, but are manufactured and printed in the USA. Our print process is environmentally friendly making sure our carbon footprint remains minimal.
Who designs your artwork and apparel?
All of our products and designs are handcrafted by artists who are passionate about utilizing their special skills to help make the world a better place. We have a team of in-house staff dedicated to creating innovative designs that speak to the human emotions. At changeclothing we believe the real you is reflected in the clothes you wear. We pride ourselves in creating apparel you’ll feel excited about wearing that represents your drive to do something good. We like to call it, “fashion with compassion.” We’re always interested in creating the best designs imaginable, so if you’ve got the skills to create some killer swag, we’d love to hear from you. Click “here” and tell us about yourself.
Is your website secure?
Our reputation is everything, protecting your personal information is paramount at changeclothing. We use the latest industry-standard SSL (secure sockets layer) to make sure nothing is compromised.
Did we mention reputation? Point blank, we’ll never sell your personal information to anyone, not to any third party, or individual. Your credit card information is secure and fully encrypted through our payment system gateway Authorize.net. Although we don’t claim to be AllState, rest assured you’re in good hands.
How much does shipping cost?
For orders within the continental U.S., shipping starts at $4.95 (for 1-3 shirts only) for standard USPS.
If I order multiple tees, do they ship in one package?
Whoa!! You ordered more than one item? We may have to create a wall of honor for our most coveted frequent flyers, thanks! Your order may arrive in separate packing, it just depends on each individual location. Rest assured, we do our best to make your experience as smooth as possible. We’re building a relationship here, your support is invaluable.
Wait, I’m confused. Is changecothing a for-profit company or a non-profit?
Great question! Although we cater to and service the non-profit sector, negotiating and navigating successful campaigns that make a tangible difference as a non-profit would be challenging. By being for-profit, we’re able to forgo a lot of the “red tape” required that hinders the efficiency of our working process. Working as a for-profit organization affords changeclothing the freedom and opportunity to better serve the causes we are interested in provided sustained, and long-term impact.
When will I receive my changeclothing apparel?
Depending on when you place your order, taking into account where your product is being shipped, to time in transit from our warehouse to your house, can take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks.
What happened to last week’s design?
Our exclusive apparel is on sale for one week only. That’s by design! Rather than sell the same apparel item for multiple causes, we keep it fresh. They’re available as limited edition items so we alleviate competing products, therefore maximizing the weekly proceed for our select group of charities. So if you like what you see, hurry up and snap one up, it won’t be available the following week.
So, what time does the new design go up for sale each week?
Sunday’s at 12pm(high noon) CST. For the folks on the WEST SYDE, that would be 10am, 11am Mountain Time, and 1pm EAST SYDE.
Can I exchange my Apparel for another size?
Each apparel item is limited edition and made to order.. Therefore, exchanges will not be granted if you order the wrong size. If you have any questions regarding fit, feel free to contact us so we can make sure you get the right product that works for you.
How is your apparel printed?
We use the latest innovations in the screen printing apparel industry to ensure the highest quality for our customers. Our printing techniques are designed to allow the shirt to breathe. Our apparel is super soft, we hope you’ll agree and tell everyone you know just how happy you are with our products.