We only make use of natural fabrics. One of our core values is that we do not use synthetic fibres. We make use of linen, cotton, bamboo, tencel, hemp , wool and rayon.
We are constantly on the lookout for more sustainable fabrics that are available in south africa.
Most chemical fibres are petroleum based, which means they come from non-renewable resources and essentially have the same environmental impact as plastic. They are much cheaper to produce than natural fibers, but their true cost is far greater.
One piece of clothing can release 700 00 fibers in a single wash. Once our clothes reach a washing machine, the synthetic fibres release tiny micro fibres. These are essentially microscopic pieces of plastic, just like the microbeads you find in cosmetics.
Everytime you run your washing machine, hundreds and thousands of micro fibres are flushed down the drain. Many reach beaches and oceans where they remain for hundreds of years. Swallowed by fish and other sealife, microplastics travel up the food chain, where they end up on our plates and are slowly becoming part of and negatively affecting our entire ecosystem and survival.
Polyester, spandex, nylon take 20-200 years to decompose.
Nylon production releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is 300 times more environmentally damaging than co2.
When on the item you are interested in purchasing, you will find an ‘additional information’ tab. Here you can see the care instructions for the specific garment.
Genereal rule of thumb with caring for an item made up of natural fabric: cold hand wash. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Wash separately. Cool iron preferably on reverse
for more information on our fabrics
Regrettably our production method does not allow for custom sizes or styles.
Unfortunately, our team is just too small.
Natural fabrics are made up of natural fibres and sometimes another fibre or a fibres of a slightly different colour or texture get woven into the fabric during the weaving process. We take great care to ensure our garments do not have these flaws but sometimes it happens and it is a part of what makes the garment special.
Yes, the item prices include VAT.
If an item is sold out, depending on the success of a style, we will try to restock it as soon as possible. You can also subscribe to a waiting list for the style/product and an email will be sent to you as soon as its back in stock.
If we are not able to restock, the item will be removed from the website.
You can also contact a stockist near you to check if they sell the item you are looking for. You can find the list of our stockists here.
If there is no stockist near you, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , our team will try to source this item for you should it be available.
If you have forgotten your password, click on the link below to be redirected to the forgotten password form. An email containing your password will be sent to your inbox.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, you will be informed of the arrival of our latest collection & events. You will also receive offers exclusive to our subscribers such as invitations to pre-sales and private promotions. We make a point not to send more than 10 to 12 emails a year to our subscribers.
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We have a couple of payment options available when you check out. You can use our Payfast or Paygate interface to pay with your credit/debit card, Paypal or SID for instant EFT payments. Paygate also has the option to pay with Paypal if you do not reside in South-Africa.
We offer a variety of payment methods through the trusted Paygate interface.
- National (South-Africa)
- SID (Instant EFT)
Transactions are verified instantly and will reflect on our account immediately.
- Forex payments
You can also make a payment using Payfast.
- National (South-Africa)
- SID (Instant EFT)
Please note that there is strictly no additional charge or fee for using PayFast or Paygate.
Unfortunately, payments by postal order, cheque, or administrative payment order are not accepted.
Unfortunately not. All orders must be placed and paid for online before an order can be processed.
Yes, payment is 100% secure. Transactions carried out on www.sittingpretty.co.za are secured by our partnerS, PayFast, PayGate and Snapscan payment system.
Our partners use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption, the highest, level of encryption currently available. 3D Secure is also in place for all credit card transactions.
If you would like more information regarding security, please visit the Payfast website: www.payfast.co.za
Absolutely no card details are stored on our website. Your card details are entered directly onto the secure server hosted by our technical and financial partner, PayFast.
When your order has been shipped, you will receive an email with your invoice. You can also access your invoice from your Account Dashboard. Click on the relevant order and look below the list of items included in the order for the “Print Invoice” link.
As soon as we receive your payment we will send you an email to confirm that your payment has been processed and that all is in order.
If your payment was successful, you will receive and email confirming your payment.
Please note we do not ship to P.O Boxes. Our couriers will need a signature to deliver.
We ship to a variety of coutried world wide. See countries below.
Local orders will also be delivered to your door or any address that we are given.
Countries we ship to:
- Africa: South-Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia
- Europe: France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech republic, Poland
- United kingdom
- South America: Argentina, brazil
- New Zealand
No, the price indicated does not include duties and taxes for your country.
For all South-African orders
WE WILL DELIVER WITHIN 2 TO 7 WORKING DAYS AFTER RECEIVING PAYMENT DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION. For outlying and regional areas such as Kakemas or Hermanus for example, your delivery might take a few days longer. Usually not longer than 3 extra working days.
We process orders from 08h00 – 13h00 on weekdays. So, if you order before 13h00, we will try to send your package off with our couriers on the same day – meaning you should receive your order within 3 working days. Local couriers take 1 – 3 days to deliver but outlying and regional areas such as Kakemas or Hermanus for example, your delivery might take a few days longer. Usually though, not longer than 3 extra working days.
For all international orders
We process orders within 24 hours of order. We usually send the following working day and it takes approximately 3-8 business days worldwide. Sent with DHL Express service.
For local shipments, a change of address can be emailed to us via email@example.com if your order has already been shipped you will be liable for any additional shipping costs occurred.
With DHL shipments, this can be done at any time via the DHL website using your tracking number. If you are making a drastic change, such as country or state, this must be done before we ship the product out.
We use fedex for local shipping, you will not receive a tracking number but you will be notified when your order has been shipped. If you are concerned about the delivery of your order you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will track it for you.
When we ship off your order, we have live shipping with DHL, they send you everything you need to know regarding your package.
South Africa Courier
Shipping in South Africa is free.* When you spend more than R1000, for any orders under this amount there is a flat fee of R100. This is a door to door service via FedEx
**With Clearance and Black Friday Sales, Sitting Pretty will charge a standard fee of R100 for shipping which will be added to your order.
International shipping is free on all orders above US$120, for any orders under this amount there will be a flat fee of US$ 20.
This is sent with a DHL Express service and usually takes between 3 and 10 working days from the fulfilment date.
Once the order has been confirmed, it is unfortunately no longer possible to make any changes.
This is because, to guarantee you the shortest delivery times, we prepare and dispatch your order within hours of you confirming your basket.
However, it is possible to amend your default address for your future orders within the ‘my details’ section in your customer area.
We will deliver within 2 to 7 days after receiving payment depending on your location. A day refers to a working day and would exclude Saturday/Sunday and public holidays.
The following delivery times are given as indication and depend on the day and time of your order, as well as our carrier partner.
For each order placed before 12pm, Monday to Friday, your order will be shipped the same day. If you order after 4pm, your order is shipped the next working day.
We use DHL express and delivery usually takes 3-10 business days
Customs and import duties are calculated by the receiving country and are therefore the buyers responsibility.
Please note that during special operations or sales, a 72H delay for order treatment need to be added to shipping for all orders.
Should you have any queries regarding your delivery, please contact our customer care service: +27 21 447 1567 or email@example.com.
Our customer service is available from 8.00 am to4.00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
We do accept product returns
For all South-African orders
COUNTING FROM THE DATE YOUR ORDER WAS DELIVERED TO YOU, YOU HAVE 14 (FOURTEEN) WORKING DAYS IN WHICH TO RETURN THE PRODUCTS ORDERED.
RETURNS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY ADHERING STRICTLY TO THE PROCEDURE BELOW.
YOU MUST COMPLETE FULLY THE RETURN FORM THAT YOU WILL FIND ON OUR WEBSITE HERE.
ONCE ARRANGED, WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE WAYBILL DETAILS THE COURIER WILL GIVE YOU. ALL DETAILS MUST BE ENTERED EXACTLY AS INDICATED AND IF ANY HAS BEEN ENTERED WRONG YOU WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE COURIER FEES.
PRODUCTS MUST BE RETURNED IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING, WITH THEIR LABELS INTACT AND ANY ACCESSORIES INCLUDED, IN PERFECT CONDITION FOR RE-SALE. THEY MUST NOT THEREFORE HAVE BEEN WORN, WASHED OR DAMAGED.
IF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS ARE MET, ONCE THE RETURN HAS BEEN APPROVED, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE ITEMS RETURNED, INCLUDING VAT, WILL BE REFUNDED OR, IF YOU WISH SO, AN EXCHANGE PRODUCT WILL BE SENT TO YOU, DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.
AN EXCHANGE CAN ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF IT IS AN IDENTICAL ITEM IN A DIFFERENT SIZE, AN IDENTICAL ITEM WITHOUT ANY EVENTUAL DEFECTS OR AN ITEM AT THE EXACT SAME RETAIL PRICE.
EXCHANGES ARE SUBJECT TO STOCK AVAILABILITY. IF THE ITEM IS IN STOCK, IT WILL BE SENT TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A MAXIMUM OF 15 DAYS.
IN CASE OF A REFUND, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL INDICATING THAT THE REFUND WILL BE PAID ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITHIN A MAXIMUM OF 30 DAYS. YOU WILL BE REFUNDED USING THE EXACT SAME BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS PROVIDED USED FOR YOUR PAYMENT. CASH REFUNDS ARE NOT POSSIBLE.
SITTING PRETTY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT RETURNS SENT OR COMMUNICATED BEYOND THE RETURN PERIOD LIMIT, OR ITEMS, WHICH AREN’T IN THE SAME CONDITION IN WHICH THEY WERE RECEIVED.
FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
-The returned product must be in the original condition as sent.
-The returned product must come with the original packaging.
-You are responsible for getting the product back to us.
-Once we get the product back, we will refund you in full less any shipping costs/duties we have had to pay.
For orders placed in South-Africa :
Counting from the date your order was delivered to you, you have 14 (fourteen) working days in which to return the products ordered.
Returns can only be made by adhering strictly to the procedure below.
You must complete the return form in full. Click here.
- Once collection is arranged, the courier will give you a waybill. We will provide you with waybill details which must be entered exactly as indicated, if any information is entered incorrectly you will be held liable for the courier fees.
- Products must be returned in their original packaging, with their labels intact and any accessories included, in perfect condition for re-sale. They must therefore be unworn, unwashed and undamaged.
- If the above conditions are met, once the return has been approved, the total amount of the items returned, including vat, will be refunded or exchanged depending on your preference and on product availability.
- Exchanges are subject to stock availability. If the item is in stock, it will be sent to you free of charge within a maximum of 14 days.
- In case of a refund, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that the refund will be paid on your bank account within a maximum of 30 days. You will be refunded using the exact same bank account details provided used for your payment. Cash refunds are not possible.
- Strictly no returns on clearance items sold on black Friday
- Sitting pretty reserves the right to reject returns sent or communicated beyond the return period limit, or items, which are not in the same condition in which they were received.
- The returned product must be in the original condition as sent.
- The returned product must come with original packaging.
- The customer is responsible for getting the product back to us.
Once received, we will refund you in full less any shipping costs/duties we have incurred.
- No exchanges on international orders
Once the return has been approved, the total amount of the items returned, including VAT, will be refunded.
If you wish to only return part of your order or if you paid via Snapscan, we will request your banking details via email. If you wish to be refunded in full, you will be refunded via EFT or Payfast. Strictly no cash refunds are not possible.
Sitting Pretty reserves the right to reject returns sent or communicated beyond the return period limit, or items, which aren’t in the same condition in which they were received.
For orders placed within South-Africa returns are free and subject to our return policy.
For orders placed outside of South-Africa, the customer is liable for the courier fees as well as duties and taxes incurred upon re-entry of the goods into South-Africa, which will be deducted from the refundable amount.
Sitting Pretty pays particular attention to the quality of its products. However, should you find any fault despite all the quality checks carried out, please inform us of this problem so that we can send you a replacement or a refund. Please follow the returns procedure and state the reason for returning. If we accept the fault, you have the choice of exchanging your item (subject to availability) or a refund.
We collect a certain amount of information that is required for processing orders. All these details are treated with the utmost confidentiality and will never be disclosed to any third parties.
You can always modify your personal data by connecting to your account page on our website using your email address and password.
Once we’ve received the payment for the Gift Card you purchased, an email will be sent to you with the gift card voucher number.
Simply enter the code emailed to you during Checkout into the block provided and select ‘Apply Coupon’.
Our Gift Cards do not have an expiry date.
Simply select any of the given amounts for your Gift Card and add to your cart just like you would do with any other product.
Check Out and make the payment.
Once we have received the payment for the Gift Card you purchased, an email will be sent to you with the gift card voucher number.