Frequently Asked Questions

What is 941 Love™?

941 Love™ is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and harnessing the power of community activism to create a more sustainable and beautiful society in the 941 area code for current and future generations. Please visit our Mission and About Us pages for more info. We are based in the Manatee County/Sarasota County area on the west coast of Florida.  

What makes 941 Love™ products unique?

We strive to only sell products that are made using "eco-friendly" practices and sustainably harvested materials made in the USA! There are only a very small number of companies and brands that adhere to those core values (as of now in 2018) and that are doing what 941 Love™ does.

Who came up with the idea for 941 Love™?

941 Love™ is not "brand new", however it is a "new brand." This term has been sporadically used by locals in recent years to represent their love for the area. After many months of creative brainstorming and planning, we were able to transform 941 Love™ into something tangible and with a meaningful purpose. Credit and recognition goes out to a myriad of individuals who have supported and impacted our efforts thus far and will continue to do so as we grow the team and company. 


The inspiration for the 941 Love™ brand is a result of many different influential people, experiences, and memories accumulated throughout a lifetime of "growing up" in the 941 area. In addition, there are countless individuals who we can't thank enough for helping get 941 Love™ to where it is today.

The conceptual idea and business plan was developed by Billy Malfese, a 25+ year resident of Manatee County and the 941 area. He is a graduate of the School for Constructive Play Pre-School, Anna Maria Elementary, King Middle School, Manatee High School, and Florida State University. His roots and love for the 941 area run deep.


His biggest supporter throughout this whole endeavor, has been his mother, Bonnie. Without her unconditional love and encouragement, this idea wouldn't have ever come to fruition. 941 Love™ is surely dedicated to Bonnie, as she is the epitome of what 941 Love™ represents on every level. She is an amazing woman, role model, human being, and mother. I Love You Mom!

*Thank you to Tyler Krauss, Hunter Green, and Lex Johnstone for your efforts, energy, passion, and support of 941 Love™.

Why should I care about the environment?

We only have one planet/home with a finite amount of resources to share and utilize. Based on our current society and consumption trends, we may not have enough natural resources to sustain future generations.

I love what you're doing! How can I get involved?

Please subscribe to our email updates or Contact Us directly using the links on our website.

How are clothes made out of recycled materials?

This website provides excellent educational info to answer this question.
http://www.boardroomclothing.com/Textile-Recycling.html


eConscious Brand - How It's Made
https://www.econscious.net/pages/fabrics

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Do you accept returns, offer exchanges, or give refunds?

We want you to love what you purchased. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your order, you have 14 days from the purchase date to return it. All items must be "unworn" and in the same (like new) condition it was received. Unfortunately, we do not offer exchanges at this time. You will receive email confirmation once your return has been received and funds added back to your account. Once we receive your return shipment, please allow 3-5 business days to process your refund. Your bank or credit card company may take up to 10 additional business days to post the refund to your account.  

  • Please follow the return instructions provided in the original shipping package.
  • If you need assistance please use the contact form to reach out for help.

When will I receive my order?

Standard processing takes 3-5 business days to complete your order and be ready for shipment. 

  • Shipping takes 2-5 business days and includes item tracking (for orders made in the United States).

Do you have sizing information?

We have added a size chart on the Product Catalog page to help you determine your size when ordering from us. Because sizing and cut will vary between fabrications and styles please use this chart as a general guide to compare the various size scales.  

Do I have to pay sales tax on my purchase?

As a courtesy to our valued customers, 941 Love™ will pay for any obligatory fees such as Sales Tax.

What if an item I ordered is not available?

We make every effort to keep adequate stock of items listed on our site, but sometimes we do sell out of certain products. If we are out of stock on an item that you've ordered, we will notify you via e-mail. Any changes will be reflected in your order total as well as your shipping confirmation.  

How is my order shipped?

After making your purchase, standard processing typically takes 3-5 business days to complete your order and be ready for shipment.


United States:

  • Your order ships via the USPS.
  • USPS shipping typically takes 2-5 business days and includes item tracking. 
  • Free shipping.

Canada

  • Your order ships via USPS International 1st Class.
  • USPS International 1st Class shipping typically takes 5-12 business days.
  • $9.00 (US Dollars) for 1 item. Add $1.00 (US Dollars) for each additional item ordered.
  • Tracking is only available when the package is in the United States. 941 Love™ is not responsible for delays due to customs.

International

  • Your order ships via USPS International 1st Class.
  • USPS International 1st Class typically takes 7-12 business days.
  • $13.00 (US Dollars) for 1 item. Add $1.00 (US Dollars) for each additional item ordered.
  • Tracking is only available when the package is in the United States. 941 Love™ is not responsible for delays due to customs.

    You will receive an email confirming your order (with tracking code) once it has been submitted. A shipping confirmation e-mail will also be sent once your order has been shipped.

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How should I wash/dry items so they last long and uphold good quality?

Washing: Wash inside-out with cold water with similar colors using a gentle cycle. 

Ironing: If ironing is necessary, iron inside-out on the lowest setting. 

Drying: Tumble dry low or hang-dry. 

Avoid using bleach and do not dry clean.

Can I recycle my old or unwanted clothes? If so, where?

Partners in Recycling

Goodwill

Salvation Army

Plato's Closet

How is Organic Cotton different from Traditional Cotton?

There are many differences but essentially, producing organic cotton means that there is no use of harmful/toxic fertilizers and pesticides in the farming process. Organic cotton grows therefore slower than non-organic cotton, but usually has stronger and better fibers. Organic cotton is obviously much more environmentally-friendly than traditional cotton, but with that fact comes a higher cost of production and manufacturing. In general, the costs of producing organic cotton are 20-30% higher than regular cotton. 


Organic cotton is all-natural, soft, flexible, breathable, absorbing, renewable, biodegradable and better for your skin than conventional cotton.


Since there is no use of fertilizers and pesticides with growing organic cotton, the soil stays much cleaner than with ordinary cotton. Insects are kept away by the use of "beneficial" insects. This means that natural enemies of the insects are used in order to keep away the insects. Mother Nature takes care of it.


Did you know that the original color of cotton is white with yellow and brown tints? The white color, which is often associated with cotton, is the result of a bleaching or dyeing process. This coloration process requires high temperatures and contains high levels of metal and sulfur. These materials are toxic and end up in our water system during washing. Besides, these toxics might be absorbed through your skin while wearing garments of cotton.

 

Organic cotton is usually picked by hand and not by machines. The use of machinery requires chemical defoliants which is not environmentally friendly. In general, the production of organic cotton is better for workers than the production of regular cotton. The production of organic cotton avoids the use of toxic pesticides which is often associated with health problems of farmers. The use of fertilizers and pesticides is expensive and many farmers have pesticide debts which they won't be able to pay off.

Is 941 Love™ currently hiring?

We are looking for a few qualified, outgoing, mature, and talented individuals to be Brand Ambassadors and represent 941 Love™ in various ways. Please Contact Us if you are interested and we'll discuss potential opportunities. 

Where are you located?

We are based in the Manatee County/Sarasota County, Florida. We are one of the few sustainable brands that currently exists in our 941 area code.

I live in the 941 area code, can I just pickup my order and avoid paying for shipping?

No, not at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we have decided not to allow this as a method of shipping/delivery. One explanation we don't offer a local pickup service is to maintain a high level of professionalism, accuracy, integrity, and consistency with our business operations and branding. The other reason is due to potential liability and risk management issues that could arise from these scenarios. Better safe than sorry. Plus we all know that it's much more exciting to get a package/present delivered to you in the mail! We are confident that you will be extremely satisfied with your purchase from 941 Love™.

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How are your shirts printed? What printing method/technology is used?

Our t-shirts are printed using a Direct-to-Garment printer. Kornit brand printers use water based inks in the CMYK profile that are 100% biodegradable, non-hazardous, toxin-free and adhere to the strictest human health and environmental standards including Global Organic Textile (GOTS-3V), Residues Standard List (RSL) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).

Who actually manufacturers 941 Love™ products?

Royal Apparel, eConscious, and Alternative Apparel are the brands who currently manufacture our eco-friendly apparel.

www.royalapparel.net

www.econscious.net

www.alternativeapparel.com


Print Aura and Scalable Press are the fulfillment companies we're partnered with that print the 941 Love™ logo and other graphics on our apparel. 

www.printaura.com

www.scalablepress.com