FAQ

    • Product Waitlist (Coming Soon)

      We are excited to offer a new system to replace our former preorder system to ensure that customers can view our collections in their entirety with styles not yet ready to ship marked as "Coming Soon." We will offer the option to sign up for an in-stock notification when the piece is ready to ship so that our customers may purchase at that time. If you are a customer waiting on a preorder, your order is still in our system and will be shipped as soon as it arrives. For the most current estimated arrival date, please visit the product page! Our customer experience is of utmost importance to us and we are always striving to add more resources for our community. We hope that this will create a more enjoyable experience for our customers!

    • Sold out items

      Our inventory can be limited for certain items, which means that sometimes pieces do sell out. The best way to get ahold of a sold out item is to sign up for a Back In Stock Alert on the product page. Please note that once an item from a new collection sells out the only way to get one will be from a return. Returns come back one at a time but the Back In Stock Alert will go out to everyone who signed up for it in that size, so be sure to act fast when you receive a notification as those single pieces can sell very quickly.

      We sometimes will recut high demand items, so even if something has been sold out for quite some time we may still do another run. Be sure you're signed up for our mailing list as restocks will be announced there first, and can still sell out quite quickly.

      We're always happy to provide any information we have about restocks when available, or offer alternative options to a sold out style you're after; please feel free to email us at customercare@shopdoen.com with any inquiries.

    • Clothing size guide

      We include the bust, sleeve length, and body length measurements in size Medium and XL for each top or dress to give you an idea of how the item is cut. The bust measurement is measured from one inch below the armpit and reflects the full chest circumference of the garment. Pants and skirts include waist and hip measurements where relevant; the hip is measured at the fullest part of the hip.

      Each product will generally have fit info included in the bullet points below the product description. Most items fit true to size unless otherwise explicitly stated. Garment sizes as worn by the model are included only as a point of reference; please note that items may be clipped or tucked in when photographed, so it’s best to go with your normal size when in doubt.

      For additional measurements or sizing/fit advice on specific items, please feel free to reach out to customercare@shopdoen.com.

      Our Size Guides are below. For ease of reference these same charts are accessible on every product page under the size run buttons. These charts can be used as standard sizing reference for all of our items.

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    • Children's Size Guide

      Children's sizing generally corresponds to the child's age, with size 2 being suitable for a two year old and so on. We include the chest and length measurements for size 6 of each children's item for reference. The height and chest in the measurements below refer to the size of the child.

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    • Shoe size guide

      The shoe size conversions shown are based on international size measuring conventions and our own shoe fitting experience. Sizing may vary between styles; please always check the product page for fit information and feel free to direct any questions to customercare@shopdoen.com for personalized fit advice.

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    • Clothing Care Instructions

      Please follow the care instructions as stated on the label. For items marked Dry Clean Only, we encourage you to seek out green dry cleaners who avoid using the toxic chemical perchloroethylene (or “perc”). Two great options to look for that may be offered by your local green dry cleaners are CO2 cleaning and wet cleaning.

      Care instructions come from our manufacturers, and should be followed to keep your items in their best shape. Please note that we’re unable to replace or refund items damaged by improper care, so if you choose to go against the care instructions that is at your own risk.

      Whenever possible we work with our manufacturers to produce items that can be washed by hand or machine; stay tuned through 2020 as we expand our selection of hand-washable pieces.

    • Accessory Care Instructions

      Suede

      To keep your suede in the best condition, we recommend investing in a suede brush and water/stain protector spray. You can maintain the suede by brushing along the grain of the fabric with your suede brush to ensure the texture looks uniform. Apply a thin layer of the protective spray, and brush again with the suede brush once dry. This will help repel dirt and prevent stains.

      Should your suede become stained, do not attempt to clean with water as this can adversely affect texture and color. Apply your suede cleaner as directed, and if the stains persist, we recommend taking your shoes to a professional cleaner who specializes in leather and suede shoes. We do not recommend wearing suede shoes when it's raining.

      When storing your suede accessories, we recommend keeping them in a cool, dry place in the dust bag you received with your purchase. If you are storing shoes, you may wish to keep the stuffing you originally received and place it inside the shoe to help keep their shape.

      Leather

      Care for your leather with a brush or soft cloth, leather cleaner, and leather conditioner. Dirt and debris from normal wear can simply be brushed off. Stains and scuffs can be addressed with a leather cleaner, or by taking them to a professional for tougher stains. Once you've cleaned your leather accessory, and they're still damp, you may want to condition them for added moisture, waterproofing, and protection.

      Leather accessories can also be polished after cleaning and conditioning to help them last longer. Let them dry in the open air, and store them away from heat and direct sunlight.

      Patent Leather

      Leather is coated with varnish to produce the smooth, glossy appearance of patent leather, with the added benefit of creating a durable outer layer. You can maintain the gloss of your patent leather by gently removing any surface dirt with a soft cloth. Patent leather can be vulnerable to color transfer, so be sure to store your shoes in their care bags away from any other leather materials, as well as direct light and/or heat.

      Metallic Leather

      Metallic or "mirror" leather is a delicate type of leather given a laminated finish for a smooth, glossy surface. This type of leather can mark easily, so we recommend wearing with care and avoiding contact with abrasive or sharp surfaces to prevent scratching. Any surface dirt may be gently rubbed away with a clean, dry cloth. Do not use any leather care products on metallic leather.

      Velvet

      Surface dirt on velvet can be removed by rubbing it away with a light touch using a clean, dry, soft cloth. The velvet pile can be refreshed by gently steaming the outer fabrication with a clothing steamer.

      Do not use any leather or suede care products on your velvet. We recommend storing your velvet accessories in the provided dust bags when not in use.

    • Mask Care Instructions

      For hygienic reasons, all masks are final sale. Please wash your mask before first wear and after each subsequent use. To keep your mask clean, we echo the CDC’s recommended mask washing instructions: machine wash hot, tumble dry high, or hand wash hot and air dry flat.

      Please note that our masks are not FDA-approved or medical grade masks. These masks should not replace any other CDC-recommended measures or medical-grade PPE. Please continue to follow all CDC and public health guidelines in conjunction with the use of masks, and please check with a medical professional if daily use of a mask is right for you if you experience breathing or respiratory difficulties.

      Our kids masks are not be worn by children under the age of 2.

    • When will my order ship?

      We try our best to ship all packages within 48 hours of receipt of the order from our Los Angeles warehouse location (excluding weekends and holidays). Please allow up to 7 business days of additional processing time for orders placed with Ground Shipping or International Economy during and after sales, as well as during season launch periods. If you need to receive your order quickly, please select an expedited shipping option when checking out. All orders placed with expedited shipping will be prioritized and sent out same day if the order is received before 12pm PST Monday-Friday.

      If you placed your order during a normal volume period (not during a sale or season launch) and it’s been longer than 72 hours and the item you ordered is currently in stock, please check your email inbox to see if we’ve contacted you with any notifications about your order.

    • I need to change my order

      Please ensure that all order information is accurate at checkout. After you receive your order confirmation, we are only able to cancel your order, remove items from your order, and/or update the domestic shipping address. In order to make any of these changes, please reach out to our Customer Care team at customercare@shopdoen.com immediately. Once your order has been processed, we are unable to make any changes to your order.

    • My order arrived incomplete

      Please double-check your emailed order confirmation to confirm that all items you ordered were in stock. Items on pre-order will have the text “Pre-ordered items: 1” beneath the product size and color in your order confirmation email. From there you can click on the product name to take you to the product page, where you will see the expected ship date under the Select Size/Pre-Order button.

      If your items were in stock at purchase, please double-check your email to confirm that no one from Dôen has contacted you via email to let you know that an item from your order was unable to be fulfilled. If so, you would have one email from Dôen explaining what happened as well as an email indicating you were refunded for the item we couldn't send.

      If you have confirmed that all of the items in your order were currently in stock when you placed the order, but an item is missing, please reach out to us at customercare@shopdoen.com with your order number, a photo of the packing slip from your package, and the name of the missing item, and we will investigate this for you.

    • There's a problem with my order

      We're so sorry about this! Please contact us at customercare@shopdoen.com with your order number and a description of the issue, along with a photo of the packing slip from your package, and we will take care of this as soon as we can.

    • I can't find my package

      If you've received an email stating your package has been delivered, but your package isn't at your door, please check around the outside of your home (front/back porch, side/back door, garage area, bushes) as well as double-checking your mailbox to make sure it isn't wedged in the back or out of sight. Please also check in with your neighbors, roommates, doorman, or apartment mailroom/front desk if they may have received it for you.

      If the package doesn't turn up within the next 24 hours, please contact the shipping carrier and file a claim. Once you have filed a claim, please give them 48 hours to look into it for you. If your package has not been located within two business days you may reach out to us at customercare@shopdoen.com with your claim number and we will do what we can to help.

    • Retroactive sale discounts

      Discount codes, discount prices, and flash sale prices only apply during the duration of any sale, and cannot be applied retroactively. Because of our limited inventory items can sell out very quickly, especially during sales, so it would not be fair to our customers to allow some to order before a sale begins and get items at a discount when everyone else has to wait for that discount and maybe not get what they wanted. Thank you for understanding!

    • Domestic shipping

      We try our best to ship all packages within 48 hours of receipt of the order from our Los Angeles warehouse location (excluding weekends and holidays). Please allow up to 7 business days of additional processing time for orders placed with Ground Shipping or International Economy during and after sales, as well as during season launch periods. If you need to receive your order quickly, please select an expedited shipping option when checking out. All orders placed with expedited shipping will be prioritized and sent out same day if the order is received before 12pm PST Monday-Friday.

      Shipping rates are calculated at checkout. Please add the items you'd like to your cart and then enter your shipping address at checkout to determine shipping cost. You do not have to provide any payment info in order to see the shipping cost.

      We currently offer free Ground Shipping for orders totaling $500 USD or more before tax. Once your cart passes this threshold Ground Shipping will show up automatically at checkout as an option at no cost. For all domestic orders $500 and over, a signature is required upon delivery. We cannot ship to PO Boxes at this time.

      Please note the Dôen offices are closed on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

    • International Shipping Policy

      We try our best to ship all packages within 48 hours of receipt of the order from our Los Angeles warehouse location (excluding weekends and holidays).

      Please allow up to 10 business days of additional processing time for orders placed with International Economy shipping during and after sales, as well as during season launch periods. We encourage selecting expedited shipping at checkout if you need to receive your order by a specific date. We ship Monday through Friday, and all orders placed with expedited shipping are prioritized and sent out the same day if received before 12pm PST.

      All International shipping options require Duties and Taxes to be paid at checkout.The duty amount is calculated or applied based on the value of the goods and will vary depending on the country’s regulations and duty de minimis values. These fees are calculated through Zonos calculator.

      Shipping prices are as marked on our website. We offer free Economy shipping when your order is $500 or above.
    • Expedited shipping

      All orders using a 2 Day or Overnight shipping option, if placed before 12 noon Pacific Standard Time on a business day, will be prioritized and shipped out that day. Expedited orders placed after noon will ship out the following business day.

    • Same Day Delivery with Shipsi

      Deliveries are available between 7am and 6pm PST, Monday through Friday. Shipsi is a shipping option available at checkout — enter your zip code, and if your exact location is eligible, the option for same-day LA delivery will appear. The delivery fee for this service will be determined based on traffic, time of day, and zip code. We expect that you will receive your order within a 2-hour window.

      For any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Care team at customercare@shopdoen.com. Once your order has left our Distribution Center, you will be alerted via email from Shipsi, which allows for real-time tracking on your delivery. You will also receive an email notification to confirm your delivery. If your order is en route with Shipsi and you should have any questions, please reach out to the Shipsi service team at 888-421-4392 or support@shipsi.com.

    • Missing Packages

      If your package’s tracking number indicates that your order was delivered but you are unable to locate your parcel, please be sure to check around your property/lobby/mailroom and reach out to neighbors in case someone has accepted the package on your behalf or it was misdelivered.

      We advise waiting 1-2 business days to see if the package is redelivered by the carrier. If your package has still not been located or redelivered after 2 days, please notify the carrier directly in order to file a claim and launch an investigation. If your package was shipped domestically within the United States via FedEx, you may also initiate a claim by visiting FedEx.com, clicking on the ‘Support’ tab, and then selecting ‘File a Claim’ and filling out the required information.

      Once your claim is filed, you will receive a claim number from the carrier. Please contact Customer Care at customercare@shopdoen.com with your claim number, and we will take the next steps to assist you in the resolution of this issue.

    • 2021 Update to UK VAT

      Due to a recent Taxation Act passed on Thursday, December 17th 2020 in the UK, there are new VAT rules on the sales of goods moving into and out of the UK from January 1, 2021 onwards. VAT must be collected on all low-value orders being shipped to the UK With the new UK VAT scheme, all businesses must collect 20% VAT at the time of sale on all orders with a product total of £135 or lower. Please see more information on the GOV.UK site Here.

    • Local Pickup

      If you're in the LA area and you need an item immediately, we are currently offering in-store shopping as well as curbside pickup at our Brentwood Country Mart store location (225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA) from 10am to 6pm PST Monday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm PST on Sunday. To place an order for curbside pickup, please give our store a call at 877.756.7353. Orders will be ready to be collected within a 1-hour window. If you have any pickup-related questions, the shop can be reached at 877.756.7353 or countrymart@shopdoen.com.

      Our store personnel is practicing all COVID-19 CDC-recommended safety measures, including donning face masks while preparing your order for pickup.

      For any questions about orders, curbside pickup, shipping windows, and returns, please contact our Customer Care team at customercare@shopdoen.com, via phone call at 877.756.7353. Our Help section is also available for answers to frequently asked questions. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these adjustments.

    • Shipsi

      We offer Shipsi, a same-day delivery service for our LA customers, from our Brentwood Country Mart store!

      To order with Shipsi, call the store at 877.756.7353 between the times listed below to see if your item is in stock and place your order. Our retail team will coordinate your same-day delivery to any address within 15 miles of our store location. There is a flat fee of $18 for Shipsi, and we expect that you will receive your order within a 2-hour window depending on time of day and traffic.

      Schedule:

      Mon - Fri 10am -5pm PST
      Saturday 10am - 4pm PST
      Sunday 11am - 3pm PST

      During this time, we are working with Shipsi to prioritize the health and safety of drivers, delivery persons, and our customers. To request a no-contact delivery, please add it to your delivery notes. All drivers have been provided with gloves and sanitizer, and our team is following all safety protocols required by Shipsi as well as our own guidelines.

    • Domestic return policy

      We accept returns shipped back to us within 30 days from your order date. All items must be in new and unworn condition with tags attached. We do not accept final sale items.

      To initiate a return and to confirm if your items are eligible for a refund, please visit returns.shopdoen.com and follow the below steps:

      1. On the returns page, enter your 6 digit order number and zip code and select “start a return.”
      2. Select the items you’d like to return.
      3. You will be directed to a confirmation page where you will have the option to "Return by Mail" to download and print your shipping label or you can select the "Scan & Go" option to drop off at USPS with a QR code. Present the QR code at the counter and they will take it from there, no packing slip required!
      4. You will also get a refund confirmation email with the "Return By Mail" or the "Scan & Go" options.
      5. Send the items being returned back within 30 days of your order date.

      You will receive an email including an optional instant credit. Choosing to opt out of this credit can be done by not using it and your order will be refunded to the original form of payment. Return processing may take up to 7 business days and may experience delays during high volume periods. Please allow additional processing time for your bank to post the refund to your account.

      We also accept returns of your online purchase at our stores. To return in-store, please take the item(s) you wish to return to our Brentwood Country Mart or Montecito Country Mart locations, along with your confirmation email and all other paperwork and packaging included with your order. Please do not ship your return to our stores. All in store purchases can only be returned in store. We are unable to offer returns for these orders online.

      Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St. Santa Monica CA 90402. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm

      Montecito Country Mart, 1014 Coast Village Road Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm

      For help or questions about a return please contact customercare@shopdoen.com anytime.

    • International return policy

      We accept returns shipped back to us within 30 days from your order date. All items must be in new and unworn condition with tags attached. We do not accept final sale items. Customer pays for and arranges all international return shipping. We cannot be held responsible for return shipments that are lost in transit. Doen is unable to refund any duties and taxes paid. You can pursue a refund of duties with your local tax agencies. To complete a return, please follow the steps below:

      1. Fill out Return Reason on the packing slip included with your shipment. Please make sure this packing slip is included in your return shipment so we may identify your order.
      2. Ship your return package to:

      Doen Returns
      20807 Belshaw Ave
      Carson, CA 90746
      877.756.7353

      Return processing may take up to 7 business days and may experience delays during high volume periods. Please allow additional processing time for your bank to post the refund to your account.

      For help or questions about a return please contact customercare@shopdoen.com anytime.

    • In Store return policy

      DÔEN offers returns on unworn items with tags attached within 30 days of purchase. Refunds will be issued to the original form of payment or store credit with the exception of cash payments. Cash Refunds over $1000 will be issued via a store gift card. All sale items are final sale and not eligible for exchange or refund.

    • Saturday Deliveries

      Please reach out to us at customercare@shopdoen.com if you require Saturday delivery for a package. FedEx offers Saturday delivery with an extra $16 charge, so if you need an item delivered on Saturday we will need to invoice you and receive your payment for that fee in advance of shipping your package.

      In order to avoid paying the extra fee for Saturday delivery for domestic packages, please order before 12 noon PST on Thursday with Overnight Shipping, or before 12 noon PST on Wednesday with 2nd Day Air for delivery on Friday.

    • Final sale policy

      Final Sale items will be indicated by text on the product page, the cart page, your order confirmation, and the packing slip you receive with your order. Thank you for understanding that we are unable to accept returns or offer exchanges on final sale items.

    • Why wasn't my return accepted?

      We're so sorry for any inconvenience incurred from an unaccepted return. We are only able to accept returns in new, unworn condition with tags still attached. All returns must be received back in salable condition, free of wear, alteration, and damage.

      When trying on clothing, please be mindful to avoid any contact with makeup, pet hair, etc. so that each piece is returned in the condition in which you received it.

      Shoe soles can easily be scuffed when trying on, so we request that you take care to try on shoes on carpeted surfaces to avoid any damage.

      If you receive an item in imperfect condition, please contact us at customercare@shopdoen.com to alert us so we can make it right.

      Please note that no returns will be accepted for Final Sale items.

    • Gift return policy

      We're happy to make return arrangements for items received as gifts (excluding Final Sale items). Once we receive the return we will issue you an e-gift card to your email. The gift card will not expire. We do not offer refunds for items received as gifts.

      Please reach out to us at customercare@shopdoen.com to let us know you're returning a gift, and include the packing slip (if you have it) in your return package as well as your email address so we know who to send the gift card to. If you do not have the packing slip with the order number, please include the name of the person who purchased the gift for you so we can locate the order and process the return.

    • How our gift cards work

      We offer both physical gift cards and digital gift cards. Our gift cards never expire.

      Physical gift cards are sent to the shipping address used at checkout. If you'd like the physical gift card sent directly to the recipient, please enter their address as the shipping address.

      Digital gift cards are sent upon purchase directly to the email address you used at checkout. From there you can simply forward the gift card email to the intended recipient, or if you’d like a physical copy, you can open it from the email, print it out, and give the paper to the recipient.

    • Refunds on gift card orders

      We're happy to accept returns on orders where you paid fully or partially with a gift card. Please note that our payment processor automatically refunds payment first to the original form of payment, so if you paid with a gift card first, the funds will go back to your gift card first, then to your credit card once the gift card is filled back up with the original amount of funds. The gift card you used for your order can be re-used on a future order. Please reach out to us at customercare@shopdoen.com if you need the original gift card re-sent to you.

      If you've ordered multiple items and you’d like funds returned to a credit card first when refunding, please email us beforehand at customercare@shopdoen.com to let us know, and note that you'd like your refund processed that way on the packing slip as well when you send us your return.

      Please note that if you return the entire order that funds will still go back onto the gift card as we are unable to offer cash refunds for gift card purchases.

    • Anti-Racism Accountability

      The Dôen leadership team has humbly embarked on self-education, committing ourselves to the immense learning -- and unlearning -- required of whiteness. We recognize that it is our responsibility to be an actively anti-racist company. We have been using our platform to educate, inform, and provide resources for direct action and engagement in challenging deeply embedded concepts and constructs (please see our saved BLM highlights on Instagram to view our Stories). We are dedicated to the continuation of such work, and to the use of our platform as a vehicle for insight and action.

      The Black community deserves better from us. We have identified areas of short- and long-term accountability, and have committed to the following plans that we wish to share with our community.



      Our Vendors and Partners

      Since our launch, one of Dôen’s company values has been a commitment to closing the gender gap and advocating for gender equality. We have maintained long-term partnerships with organizations that support the education of young women and girls in the areas where we produce our product (Room to Read), as well as women’s access to respectful healthcare here in the States (Planned Parenthood LA). While our focus has been on gender equality, we now recognize that our approach did not allow for a deeper understanding of intersectionality and the ways in which Black women and girls are under-resourced, underfunded, and underrepresented in this country.

      We will be adding a third long-term partner to specifically support Black women in our community and continue to actively contribute to anti-racist work, and will announce this new partner as soon as details are finalized. We will be reallocating our annual donations so that they will be divided evenly across these three organizations moving forward.

      Following the lead of Aurora James’s 15% Pledge, we in turn pledge to partner with Black-owned businesses for at least 15% of all annual collaborations. Black artists will be regularly featured in our newly launched Artist-in-Residence program at our store location.

      We are making a new commitment to partner with Black-owned vendors in our store and at our office and Distribution Center. We are reexamining our vendors and partners in order to divest from any corporations that donate to and fund pro-police and pro-prison industrial complex entities. Additionally, we are actively seeking out alternative local vendors and credit unions that are aligned with our company values.



      Content and Creative

      We are thoroughly examining our processes around the production of our creative content and campaigns, and want to acknowledge not only our past failures to represent diversity and size inclusivity, but also our failure to understand the scale and depth of white supremacy and its perpetuation via photography, location scouting, casting, and content creation. We are sorry for the harm we have caused. We have been complicit in propagating beauty standards heavily rooted in Eurocentric whiteness, and we are committed to change.

      We have learned from past failings to acknowledge size inclusivity, as well as errors we have made regarding locations and casting steeped in white privilege. In our 2020 Resolutions, we committed to expanding our knowledge and range of perspectives and to making strides in our practices of inclusivity, diversity, and representation. We will continuously challenge preconceived notions of beauty, womanhood, and representation, and are reconfirming our dedication to the evolution of representation across our channels.

      We will continue to partner with creatives of color in order to celebrate all women-identifying individuals.



      Inclusive Hiring and Talent Retention

      Dôen is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to constantly bettering our inclusion practices and cultivating a diverse community and workplace. We collectively celebrate differences in life experience, perspectives, self-expression, knowledge, and education as qualities that deepen our understanding, challenge the status quo, and make our company stronger. We are working with external HR consultants to help guide our hiring practices to increase diversity and eliminate areas of implicit bias.

      Based on voluntary self-reporting from 72% of our management team, our executive and leadership team identifies as:

      39% White
      22% Latinx
      11% Asian
      28% declined to self-report


      61% woman-identifying
      6% non-binary
      33% declined to self-report

      This isn’t good enough. We will do better. We have set goals for a more diverse team, as well as the development of a mentorship program and paid internships over the next 18 months. To make the necessary changes, we are actively networking with recruitment programs specifically created to place Black candidates. In 3 months, we will provide more details to our community regarding the programs we’ll be working with.



      Internal Trainings and Guidance

      Our leadership team has been in consultation with Dr. Akilah Cadet for the past year in order to develop employee resource groups (our three internal, employee-led committees), and will continue that partnership. With Dr. Cadet’s advisement, we will be offering regular training to our staff as well as opportunities for them to learn. We have compiled a list of educational resources for all employees, and would like to make this available to you here. We are providing our employees with additional tools, including online workshops, for educational and training purposes.

      Each committee is budgeted for speakers and training, and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was thrilled to bring in social justice activist, author, and speaker Sonya Renee Taylor to speak to our staff in March. Our committee co-chairs have been appointed as advocates for staff, creating a safe place for voices to be heard and actions to be taken.



      Our Supply Chain

      A cornerstone of the Dôen brand mission is supporting women in the workplace and in the supply chain. We remain steadfastly committed to this: It is our guiding principle and North Star. We believe that today’s sustainability conversations, which have been centered around environmental impact, are crucial -- but have obscured the invaluable interconnectedness of environmental, economic, racial, and social justice. We commit the resources of our company to the practice of and the advocacy for ethical fashion, which addresses not only ecological and environmental impact but the interdependence of social justice and financial systems.

      As we have navigated the impact of COVID-19 throughout the past few months, we have been dedicated to keeping our team safe and employed. As a clothing company with international vendors, we are inextricably linked to the employment of people around the world, and we have observed with heavy hearts as cancellations of orders from brands have caused humanitarian crises in the countries where they manufacture. We have continued a close dialogue with our overseas and domestic partners to ensure that their teams are paid and able to return to jobs. We have continued to pay our vendors in a timely manner, and refused to engage in leveraging.



      We are working with our external consultant on the implementation and evolution of our commitments, and setting clear timelines and benchmarks for each change. We plan to externally publish reports via email newsletter and on our website every 6 months to hold ourselves accountable to our commitments. We also want to encourage feedback: Please reach out to us at connect@shopdoen.com if you should have any questions or ideas that you’d like to share.

      The work of active anti-racism is not finite, and neither is this list: Progress must never stop, but increase in continued forward momentum internally, existentially, and interpersonally -- and we must always support Black lives.

      See here for a list of anti-racist resources that we have found helpful.

    • Accessibility Statement

      Dôen strives to provide customers and other individuals with disabilities with equal access to its products and services, including through an accessible website. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using this site, please e-mail us at customercare@shopdoen.com or call 877.756.7353.

    • Our Ethical Production and Sustainability Initiatives

      Thank you so much for the opportunity to share with you our commitment to both sustainability and ethical production! Although we are nowhere near perfect, we are constantly working with our suppliers and testing new initiatives. Please read on for more info on where we’re currently focusing our energies in this direction.

      Ethical Production and Dôen’s Commitment to Closing the Gender Gap

      Dôen sources globally, and manufactures with socially compliant, mostly vertical factories in the United States, Peru, India, Portugal, Brazil, Romania, and Turkey. Our sourcing strategy is based largely on the availability of quality raw materials, responsible factories, and regional techniques. Examples of this sourcing strategy include the import of our handknit alpaca sweaters and pima cotton t-shirts from Peru, and our use of raw silk, intricate handwork, and traditional printing techniques from India. We are committed to long term partnerships with factories that are women-owned and women-run whenever possible. Our factories have been audited for social compliance; in these third party compliance audits, we evaluate gender and social equality indicators including percentage of management roles held by women, ownership structure of factory, presence of an internal worker’s union, and if the factory has established any foundations or organizations to directly benefit their employees or the surrounding community.

      Here are a few of the programs started by our overseas partners that we would like to share:

      New Delhi, India: Dôen’s largest supplier in New Delhi, India has started a foundation to fund 100% of the education of the daughters of their employees. Prior to forming the foundation, the owners of the factory identified that due to limited resources for tuition, employees were opting to send their male children to school, while keeping their female children home. Our vendor is deeply committed to removing barriers to empowerment - cultural, economic, societal, and political. They believe that literacy will help to close the gender gap, and promote self-reliance, independence, and leadership skills for girls and women.

      Lima, Huancayo, and Cerro de Pascua, Peru: Via programs facilitated by our vendor, we are able to create a substantial handknit product offering each season. This program, designed to connect Peruvian women to an export market, allows women to take knitting into their home and is one of the few available forms of work that allows these women to care for their families while earning a fair income. Many of the knitters are unmarried mothers. Once an order for a new design is passed, all women in the knitting group meet together, often in the church hall or one of the knitter’s homes. The “Jefa de Groupo” (Chief Knitter) teaches the group the new stitches, new pattern, and which knitting needles each knitter will need to use. The knitters then meet twice a week to discuss any issues and check the progress of the knitting. These meetings also give the women a chance to socialize and connect with women in their community. Once knitting on a style is complete, the Chief Knitter coordinates with our vendor partner to arrange trims, finishing, and completion of all export paperwork.

      Dôen’s Work Towards Sustainability:

      Although the fashion industry as a whole has a long way to go, Dôen has prioritized making small changes in the day-to-day of our supply chain that will make a huge impact in aggregate. We use primarily natural fabrics, and embrace a “fewer, better things” mentality in regards to consumption. By creating quality, timeless pieces, we ensure that they can be worn season after season. We reject the idea that clothing is disposable, and encourage secondhand sales of our clothes via resale and consignment retailers. Our packing is 100% recyclable, and our Eco-shippers include a minimum of 90% post consumer content. Because we believe the customer shouldn’t be responsible for understanding how to correctly recycle items like poly bags, any product requiring a poly bag for transit is removed prior to shipping to the customer and recycled by our team. We are constantly working towards a better solution for poly bags / plastic bags - currently testing biodegradable bags with our largest supplier. We are working to participate in production methods that eliminate waste; we only order enough fabric to fulfill our orders, not excess fabric that conventionally would end up in storage or a landfill. We also work to minimize wastage from the cutting-room floor - our children’s clothing offering started as a way to produce garments from what would have been the wastage fabrics from our women’s collection. Today, our wastage fabrics from the cutting-room floor are repurposed into small fabric bags and sent to our customers with their purchase. Many of our friends and customers have remarked that they repurpose these bags for trips to the farmer’s market and for toy storage. As we expand our children’s offering, we are also expanding our commitment to work with organic fabrics when possible. Many of our children’s knits out of Peru are 100% organic pima cotton.

      Dôen’s Partnership with Room To Read:

      To extend our commitment to closing the gender gap in the communities where we produce, we have partnered with Room to Read. Each season, we design a group of designated “Room to Read” children’s styles and donate 100% of the profits of those styles to benefit Room to Read’s mission to promote literacy and gender equality. Room to Read works with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. We also welcome our customers to support literacy and gender equality by making a donation at checkout.

      As of September 2019, we have been able to donate $66,850.00 to Room to Read, supporting a total of 219 girls.

      Dôen’s Partnership with Planned Parenthood:

      As a women owned and operated company, the issue of women’s reproductive rights has always been of particular importance to us. We partnered with Planned Parenthood when we first launched, and have continued to support their efforts towards providing safe and accessible reproductive care for all in the years since. Each holiday season, we gather our friends and family for a fundraiser and donate all proceeds to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. We are proud to have raised a total of $28,562 for Planned Parenthood since launch, and are committed to continuing our relationship with this life-changing organization!

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      For customer service, product, order, or shipping-related inquiries, please contact customercare@shopdoen.com. We do our best to respond to all inquiries within 48 business hours, and we appreciate your patience with us during higher volume times like season launches and sales.

      Customer Care can be reached by phone 877.756.7353 (toll free). Our customer service phone and email hours are Monday-Friday, 7am - 7pm PST, Saturday 10am - 6pm PST, Sunday 11am - 5pm PST. Customer Care assistance is available in English, French and Spanish.

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