A New Era Of Style
We at REV are very aware that operating a fashion retailer means incurring packaging and plastics that we would rather not have. We are feeling particularly guilty now as it is Zero Waste Week, which is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill.
The global consumption of plastic is rising shockingly – by 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Every person in Western Europe consumes 136 kilos of plastic per year alone. On a global scale, plastic consumption per citizen showed a 50% increase between 2005 and 2015. To make it even worse, at the production level most plastics are produced using petrol and natural gas which is bad for a number of reasons. Besides being non renewable, they are highly pollutant for ecosystems. Furthermore, due to the complexity and costs of the recycling process, the great majority of the world’s plastic ends up in landfills.
We also are contaminating our waters to an alarming degree. In a recent scientific study by Orb Media, tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation of plastic. Overall, 83% of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres. Meaning the vast majority of our drinking water is now filled with plastic particles. Big corporations do not want to stop producing such a cheap and lucrative resource, so it comes down to largely us as the consumers to decide to make changes about our plastic consumption.
Below you will find some of our top tips for change our habits.
Tip 1. Always refuse plastic forks, knives and spoons when you are dining or taking out.
We are always offered these things when eating out, and it is one of the most easily avoided faux-pas. Simply bring a set of cutlery with you in your bag or leave it at your desk for when you get take out. Always refuse or say in advance not to include any plastic utensils with your orders.
Tip 2. Try and invest in recycled or up cycled furniture
This is one of the top things we love to do at the REV office – all our furniture is pre-owned. It keeps things looking interesting when you have some mismatched pieces and there are so many beautiful pieces of vintage furniture out there. Avoid all the packaging and stress of Ikea (we all hate it anyway) and enjoy a day out at a flea market or local vintage store for some good finds. In the age of Uber, you can get things home (likely in a Prius!) and feel great about it.
Tip 3. Always bring a cloth bag with you and refuse plastic bags.
Ouph. 50 billion plastics bags are getting thrown away globally every year. Totes are much cuter and now readily available, just make sure you always have one in your purse and you are sorted!
Tip 4. Always bring with you a reusable bottle so that you don’t need to buy plastic disposable ones.
We really need to stop with the bottled water, it is so unnecessary. Especially when we have super cute alternatives, like BKR water bottles. Also just FYI, bottled water may not provide a microplastic-free alternative to tapwater, as the they were also found in a few samples of commercial bottled water tested in the US.
Tip 5. Buy local! Going to the Farmers’ Market is not only a great way to support your community but is also one of the easiest ways to shop without packaging!
Tip 6. Ditch all the plastics in your bathroom.
Never ending supplies of shampoo, conditioner, body washes and deodorants…that’s what most of our bathrooms look like at the moment. All these substances do not have to be encapsulated in plastic. We recently found an amazing company here in the UK that does soap and shampoo bars, and everything else in refillable glass bottles. Tried and tested by us, find them at Living Naturally.
Tip 7. Bye bye plastic tooth brush, hello bamboo!
We are so sorry to share this story but feel it’s a must. Plastic toothbrushes have been found inside the carcases of dead baby birds who choked to death when their mothers fed them the remnants of our old tooth brushes. These closely resemble the things they feed their chicks, so they mistakenly are feeding their babies our plastic remnants. It has resulted in mass loss of bird life on islands around the world. Bamboo tooth brushes are such a great alternative, and oftentimes much nicer. Our favourites are these Humble Brushes.
We need to make changes for the health of our planet and of humankind. We appear to be drinking and eating microplastics all the time. Does it matter? No-one knows, but research on marine plastic contamination raises cause for concern. Sea creatures that consume microplastics can be harmed by them and not just by physical obstruction.
Plastics often contain a wide range of chemicals and many of these are toxic or hormone disruptors. Plastics can attract other pollutants too like dioxins, metals and pesticides. As a more intimate consequence, the conditions in our guts enhance the release of pollutants from microplastics. A recent scientific review says, “there is evidence that particles may even cross the gut wall and be translocated to other body tissues, with unknown consequences”.
We love to think that these are steps we believe anyone can take. Small investments in a what we hope will result in a better way of life for us all!
As a company, we are looking into all aspects of how we operate to cut down on waste. With our new basics line, we will not be wrapping the clothing in plastic at any point of production, and they will be delivered simply in recycled tissue paper. We are asking designers to ship orders without excess plastic but are still in the process of figuring out how to protect items in international shipping – stay tuned! We are asking our beauty designers who still use plastic to consider switching to glass bottles. We also have gotten rid of all plastic clothing hangers and have replaced them with recycled cardboard hangers (we love them). We will keep you updated with other efforts we make behind the scenes!
We cannot clear all the plastics already in our eco-systems, but we can all do our best to halt further waste. Please join us in this journey to protect the very delicate natural system we all rely upon.
Full Priced Items Return Policy
Rêve En Vert will issue a refund to the original form of payment for the return of full priced merchandise with the following details:
All goods must be returned unworn and in perfect condition with all original tags attached.
Lingerie and undergarments cannot be returned or exchanged.
Socks and tights cannot be returned or exchanged.
Beauty products cannot be returned or exchanged.
Refunds are issued once merchandise has undergone a quality control check and will be issued in original form of payment. Shipping fees are non-refundable.
We accept returns or exchanges for unworn jewellery only.
Rêve En Vert may refuse any returns that do not comply with our conditions stated above.
Your return request must be received within 14 business days from the date you received your shipment.
Return of Sale Items
Sale items are eligible for exchange or a credit voucher only.
A sale item is any marked down item.
Items purchased using a promo code are eligible for exchange or credit voucher only.
Items marked Final Sale and found in Rev Archive are not eligible for return, credit or exchange.
To process a return, please follow the following steps:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name and order number to request a return’s form.
2. Print and fill out the return label and place it with the items you wish to return. Our return mailing address is on the bottom of the form.
3. Send the item back via any tracked mailing service you prefer.
Once we receive your package, we will promptly issue a refund or web credit for the items as you specify. Your refund will be credited to the same card used to make the original purchase. Please allow 10 business days to ensure that your refund is credited. You will be notified via email when your return package is received and your refund or web credit has been processed.
Rêve En Vert will issue an exchange for any merchandise other than Final Sale items, upon stock availability.
Please email email@example.com and request an exchange number.
If you have any further questions about returns & exchanges, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: +44 (0) 203 632 2118.
Returns Department c/o Rêve En Vert
40 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place
Rêve En Vert uses UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping on all orders.
Online orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours. We ship internationally and delivery times can vary. Any orders placed over the weekend or during public bank holidays will be processed the next working day.
Once your order is shipped, we estimate you will receive your order within 5 business days of its ship date. Shipping times may vary, but rest assured we work our hardest to get you your order as quickly as possible.
Please make sure your shipping address is correct. Orders that are returned because of an invalid address may incur a shipping charge if they are reshipped. After an order has been delivered to the correct shipping address, we cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Please note that for orders shipping internationally there is likely to be a customs charge upon arrival of your package that is determined from country to country. UPS will be in touch with you directly to facilitate that payment.
UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping: £4
UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping: £12
UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping: £15
Rest of World
These terms & conditions apply to the use of and orders placed on the www.revenvert.com website. By placing an order with Rêve En Vert you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these terms and conditions.
Every care has been taken to ensure that descriptions, measurements, colours and prices are correct.
We reserve the right to amend prices in the event of a change in VAT. Please note that there may be some variation in the colour of goods shown on the website due to the limitations of photographic and web processes and we cannot be held responsible for any variations in colour that may arise caused by your browser or computer software.
Orders can be processed directly though this web site. rêve en vert processes card payments securely via a third party payment system called sagepay. All transactions are processed using a secure server. rêve en vert does not hold any customer card details and we will never pass your details on to anyone.
All items are offered subject to availability at time of ordering. However, should an item be out of stock there may be short delays in delivery and we will notify you immediately. Rêve en vert will have no liability to you for any failure to deliver goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems, failures or sub-contactor transport or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.
Upon placement of an order the customer will receive an email receipt as confirmation of the purchase. This email receipt is not the same as a contract. rêve en vert reserves the right to cancel orders at any time due to insufficient stock, an inability to authorize a payment, suspicion of fraudulent intent, discovery of an incorrectly priced item, or any other reason deemed appropriate by rêve en vert. As such, rêve en vert reserves the right to decline or cancel any orders that fit within these perameters. If the purchase has already been charged to the customer’s credit card, rêve en vert will issue a refund to the account in the same amount as the incorrect price.rêve en vert reserves the right to change any of the information found on this site and the services and products described therein at anytime and without notice.
PayPal and all major credit/debit cards accepted. Personal cheques and money orders will not be accepted.
Last updated on May 23rd, 2018.
REVE EN VERT LIMITED (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site www.revenvert.com (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our site and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, delivery details, payment details, personal description and photograph.
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
to maintain your registration, to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
to provide you with information about special offers and promotions and other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the order form).
to notify you about changes to our service by post or email;
to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
The lawful bases for our processing your personal data are:
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 women aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
If Reve en Vert Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Reve en Vert Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us.
If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails or direct mail please send an email to email@example.com inserting “Unsubscribe” as the subject. Please ensure that you also include the email address that you wish to be unsubscribed, your full name and postal address.
You can also contact us at any time either in writing or by email, and on 30 days’ notice at your request we shall stop marketing to you.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
If you have any questions or inquiries about an order, our clothes, sustainable fashion & lifestyle or our website, then please get in touch. One of the team will do their best to help.
For general inquiries and customer service please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Press enquiries: email@example.com
Sales enquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org
Or feel free to call us: +44 (0) 203 632 2118
Write to us:
40 Chocolate Studios
7 Shepherdess Place