Wild Stripes® most commonly asked questions:
Is it safe to order online?
Of course! Wild Stripes® uses Paypal to process all our payments which is one of the most secure ways of paying online.
What payment methods can I use?
When you’ve added your items to the shopping cart you can select to pay by using the Paypal gateway. You don’t even have to use a Paypal account but can pay using any major credit / debit card using this gateway.
If you don’t want to use online payments, then you can also download and complete our mail order form here and send it to us with a cheque. No worries
Can I only buy Wild Stripes® online?
No, of course not! We are going to various markets, fairs and shows in the South West of England. On the Wild Stripes® homepage we have a list of upcoming events. Come and see us if you’re near!
Do Wild Stripes® Base Layers itch?
No! Our garments are made from quality polypropylene that doesn’t itch, is chemically inert and safe for people with even the most sensitive of skins. Please see this page for more info on polyyprop.
Will Wild Stripes® Base Layers make me look fat?
No! Academics have done research into this and everything… apparently horizontal stripes make you look thinner! Check it out here.
Isn’t polypropylene legendary for smelling bad after a while, and retaining odour?
Yeah that’s what we heard too (and have certainly experienced that with the other man-made fibres that can be used for base layers, such as polyester) but in our field trials we’ve actually not had a problem. We’ve even worn our Wild Stripes® for 5 days on the trot with no loss of friends! Wild Stripes® are very easy to wash and the modern, quality Isolfil yarn can be washed up to 90 degrees (unlike old fashioned polypropylene) and our garments also have a pretty open knit which helps this as well as making them super warm and cosy. We carefully considered using a microbial coating on our garments to help this perception, but we don’t like the potential negative environmental aspects of using heavy metals in our manufacturing process, so we haven’t.
If you’re worried about pong, we recommend that you never use fabric conditioner when washing your Wild Stripes®, do wash them occasionally on a hot wash to keep them fresh and of course, always wear deodorant! Polyprop dries very quickly (unlike more natural fibres) so if you are planning to wear them for a few days and have been very active, you can always rinse them out in the evening and as long as you don’t hang them directly in the rain they will be dry by the morning!
When will my Wild Stripes® arrive?
Your order will be packaged and sent the next day, if not the same day, first class, ensuring your Wild Stripes® Base Layers arrive with you ASAP.
How much is delivery?
Our postage and packing costs will be added to your order during the checkout process and are:
UK Signed For delivery for orders over £100 is FREE. Orders under £100 will have a £3.99 delivery charge added at checkout.
European orders are sent International Signed For and a charge of £9.00 is added at checkout
Rest of World orders are also sent International Signed For and a charge of £12.00 is added at checkout.
Can I return my Wild Stripes®?
Yes of course. If you are not happy with your product then please return it (with a note explaining why!) and we will reimburse you immediately. Alternatively you can swap them if wanted. In this case, please state which colour and style you would like. The garments have to be returned in the same condition as when they were bought and the receipt included.
Does Wild Stripes® only sell polypropylene base layers?
At the moment yes, but we have a few other ideas in progress ;-)
My Wild Stripes® don’t fit me?
No problem. We have Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL sizes available. Just return them and we will exchange them for something larger or smaller.
I live overseas, can I buy some with the VAT deducted? Or, I want some for my business can I have a VAT invoice?
At the moment we are still small enough that we don’t have to be VAT registered so the price doesn’t include VAT already. Really sorry, but this allows us to keep our prices as low as possible for all our customers.
I’m interested in ordering for my school / club /charity group. Do you do bulk discounts?
If you would like to place a bulk order for your group please contact us as we may be able to offer you an excellent discount!
I’m interested in ordering for my school / club. Can you make Wild Stripes® in our own colours?
Er, yes… If you can order at least 50 pieces (ie 25 crews and 25 long johns) we can make them in your school or club colours. How cool would that be?! Please contact us to discuss.
Hope we have answered all your questions and queries but if not don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact page and we will get back to you ASAP.