FAQs

Delivery & Shipping

How long does delivery take?

Please allow 1 to 3 working days for printing and packing. When dispatched, orders typically arrive in 1 to 2 days to mainland UK, 3 to 7 days to Europe and 5 to 14 days to everywhere else.

How much does delivery cost?

We offer free UK delivery on orders over £50. Otherwise, delivery to the UK costs £3.99. For international delivery, please check the delivery cost after entering your address at checkout.

Are there any exclusions for delivery destinations?

We cannot ship to PO boxes. We ship to all countries, excluding Cuba, Iran, Crimea, and North Korea.

Who pays customs fees and taxes?

As we do not have the ability to know the cost of customs fees ahead of time (they vary for each country), all international customers (outside of the UK) are responsible for the taxes and duties that are charged once the package arrives in your country.

What packaging do you use?

Recycled vegan-friendly cardboard boxes, biodegradable and recyclable eco-friendly packing tape, recycled paper mailing bags, and recyclable and carbon-neutral sugar-cane bags. See the packaging section of our sustainability page.

There’s plastic tape on the box!

Boxes may arrive with plastic tape if the courier or customs (border force) opened the box to check it’s contents.

Where is my order?

If your order is taking longer than expected, please contact us. Our customer care team will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

I won’t be home on the delivery day

If your order has been dispatched, we cannot change the destination address. We strongly recommend that you use a neighbour or work address to ensure your order is delivered safely.

Will I receive tracking information?

We provide tracking numbers where available. You will receive a tracking number by email after your order has been packed and dispatched.

Can I track an international order?

Yes! We will send international orders using a tracked service so that you can stay up-to-date about the location of your package.

Which delivery providers do you use?

We send orders using Royal Mail’s 1st Class Tracked (1 to 2 working day delivery, including Saturdays) and DPD’s carbon-neutral (1 to 2 working day delivery). We may use a different provider for international orders.

Can I change my delivery address?

We will do our best to change your delivery address before your order is dispatched. However, if your order has already been handed over to our delivery partner, it won’t be possible to update the address for that order. To change your address, please visit your account area or contact us.

Products

Are your products ethically manufactured?

Absolutely! Our clothes are sustainably and ethically made at a Fair Wear Foundation approved factory – providing safe working conditions, no child exploitation, unreasonable work hours, and more! On top of that, the factory is inspected daily, offers free childcare and pays at least the living wage. Find out more on our sustainability page.

Do you have a size guide?

Yes, we do. Our clothes are a medium/regular fit, so we recommend choosing the size up if you prefer a looser fit.

We highly recommend you read our size and fit guide information before choosing a size.

Do your clothes shrink?

Our cotton clothes may shrink slightly in the wash. Ensure you follow the care instructions on the product label. See our size guide for information about fit.

What are the care instructions?

100% cotton clothes: wash at 30°C. Do not tumble dry. Ironed at 110°C. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. Do not iron artwork.

Do you offer wholesale?

Yes! Jolly Elephant is accepting applications from physical stores. Please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

Do you offer custom branded products?

Yes, we do! You can help us save wildlife by ordering custom products, too. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

What is organic cotton?

Organic cotton comes from seeds that have not been genetically modified (non-GMO) and is grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilisers. Organic cotton farming uses natural me thods, such as crop rotation, which benefit not only the soil, fauna and the environment, but create biodi versity and promote good health and quality of life for farmers and their communities.

Why is organic cotton better?

Cultivating organic cotton ensures that no chemical insecticides, fertilisers or pesticides flow into the soil or into adjoining rivers, lakes or seas. This also means that the water used for organic farming is not considered as lost water, as it can be reused again and can return to the soil and other water sources without causing any harm. The overall positive effect on water, animals and biodiversity means that the well-being and livelihood of cotton farmers and their communities are respected and protected.

Benefits of organic cotton include:

  • 26% less potential for soil erosion
  • 46% less impact on global warming
  • 70% less acidification of land and water
  • 91% less surface and groundwater use

Orders and Returns

Do I need an account to place an order?

No, you can checkout as a guest without creating an account. We will hold basic details to send you the product(s) and identify you if you contact us with any questions in the future. However, we strongly recommend you create an account to keep track of orders and faster checkout in the future.

How can I cancel my order?

As we process orders as quickly as possible, it may not be possible to cancel an order once payment has gone through. It’s important that you contact us as soon as you can to check if the order has been sent out.

How do I track my order?

You will receive an email with a link or tracking number once your item has been dispatched (if available). If you have an account, you can log in and see any notes and tracking numbers by going to orders and clicking on the order you’re interested in.

Can I return or exchange an order?

We accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Please visit our Exchanges & Returns page for more information.

Payment Information

What payment methods do you accept?

We currently accept debit cards, credit cards and PayPal. You can also pay using Apple Pay and Google Pay. Accepted cards include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB and Discover.

How do you process payments?

Card payments are processed through our secure payment processors, Stripe and PayPal. We do not have access to and don’t store any card details on our servers.

Stripe is a PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest level of certification available in the payments industry. To put it simply, any payment information sent to Stripe is sent very securely and safely. With Stripe’s Radar, Stripe will automatically detect and block fraud. PayPal is well known and also offers great buyer protection and security.

When will I be charged for my order?

All payments are taken at the time of the order being placed.

Do you offer a student discount?

We’re working on implementing a system for this. In the meantime, please email us using your education email address and we will send you a code.

Do you sell gift cards?

Yes, we do! You can see our gift cards here. You can choose your own amount or select a pre-defined value. Gift cards are digital and will be delivered to your recipient by email immediately or on the selected delivery date.

About Jolly Elephant

Do you really donate to charities?

Yes! We’re passionate about elephants, wildlife and the planet. At least 10% of our profit goes directly to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, while even more is spent on planting trees, using ethical and sustainable suppliers, reducing waste, investing into our employees and ambassadors, using no plastic packaging, using 100% solar power, and much more!

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is a UK registered charity (1108693) working to raise vital funds supporting front line conservation projects which help secure a future for endangered wildlife in their natural habitat.

Learn more about our sustainability and responsibility.

Do you have an affiliate or ambassador program?

We love influencers big and small – preferably you will have an Instagram account, YouTube channel or blog. Please see the Jolly Ambassador program for more information if you’re interested in helping us save the elephants and support sustainable fashion.

Where is your company located?

Our offices are in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Our 100% solar energy powered print facility and warehouse are near Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

What are your opening hours?

Our phone support hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. You can also reach us by email and Facebook Messenger.

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