Last winter, I was on a business trip that I shouldn't have been on since I had one of the worst colds of my life. A friend saw the distress I was in and gave me a soft, lovely handkerchief to use for the duration of my cold. Did it make the cold go away? No, but I have to say that using that handkerchief made me feel better in some small way. I wasn't schlepping around paper tissues, finding them wadded up in my pockets and purse. I always had my new handkerchief tucked away and ready to pull out anytime I needed it.
Nothing feels more special than a soft, beautiful handkerchief against your face -- much nicer than a paper tissue. And, needless to say, much better for the environment than using all that paper. The more you use and wash these soft cotton handkerchiefs, the softer they will get. Once you use these, you'll never go back to paper. These Fair Trade 100% cotton handkerchiefs are hand-woven on bamboo looms by indigenous women in India using low impact dyes. Because they are handmade, they may vary slightly in size.
Depending upon your location, your order should arrive within 3-7 business days via Standard UPS. If shipping via US Parcel Post, please allow 2-3 weeks.
We ship by both UPS and the U.S. postal service. We select whichever method provides the most efficient delivery of the items you've ordered. If you prefer one method over the other, please let us know. We need to have a physical street address for UPS. Please include shipping as indicated by the following chart, based on your merchandise subtotal:
Shipping and Handling
$15.00 and under
$15.01 to $30.00
$30.01 to $50.00
$50.01 to $70.00
$70.01 to $90.00
$90.01 to $110.00
$110.01 to $130.00
Priority Mail - Add $8.95 to your standard shipping rate above. After your order is shipped, you can expect it in 3-5 business days.
UPS 2nd Day Air - Add $12.95 to standard shipping (Continental U.S.). We need a physical street address. This guarantees you will get your order within 2-3 business days (excluding weekends) after we ship it.
UPS One Day Air - Add $22.95 to standard shipping (Continental USA only). We need a physical street address. This guarantees you will get your order one business day after we ship it (excluding weekends).
Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Territories - We normally ship all HI and AK orders by U.S. Mail Parcel Post (normal delivery time is 2-4 weeks). Add $8.95 to regular shipping for PRIORITY MAIL; after your order is shipped, you can expect it within 3-10 mailing days. Add $16.00 to regular shipping for UPS 2ND DAY AIR; please allow 3-4 business days from the time your order is shipped. (We need a street address.) No UPS to APO/FPO addresses.
Canadian and International Shipping:
Unfortunately, we no longer ship to international addresses, including Canada. We only ship to U.S. addresses, APOs, FPOs, State departments, and U.S. territories.
We collect sales tax based on the "ship to" address of your order. We are required to collect sales tax in California, which is where we are located. If you're shipping to California, please include tax as follows:
Calculate 8.0% of the total of your merchandise.
We don't collect tax on gift certificates.
Sales Tax Exemption
We are required by law to collect sales tax on any orders going to California. If you are a tax-exempt organization, we need to have a copy of the Exemption Certificate issued to you by the State of California on file before you can order tax-free. You may either mail or fax (619-670-5203) us a copy of your certificate. We ask that you place your orders by mail, fax (619-670-5203) or phone. If you are ordering by phone, please call our customer service line, 1-888-481-6744, between 6am and 6pm Pacific time.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 4 months for a refund of the item price or an exchange for another item. For items returned after 4 months, we will give you a Chinaberry credit for the purchase price. On the back of your invoice, we provide you with a return form to complete. Please include it with your returned item(s). If an item is defective or if the order was filled incorrectly, we will send you a prepaid return label. If you have lost your return form, click here to print one out. We will do our best to handle the transaction quickly and in accordance with your wishes.