1. Where does the money go?
Our costs reflect the cost of sourcing, production, overseas taxes, and shipping. Whatever "profit" is made is reinvested into Job Creation & Market Access programs for our women. This means strengthening partnerships with our production partners, securing more partners, and funding our women through training programs.
However, donations are free from shipping and tax fees, which is the best way of supporting our mission. As a nonprofit, we are funded by generous donors and large grants. Please see our Annual Report to get up-to-date information on our impact and work. To donate, please click here.
Any purchases or donations made on this site will be reflected in your bank or billing statement as SP*NOMINETWORK.
2. How long will it take for my order to arrive?
Your order is fulfilled from our warehouse in New Jersey or by our staff in New York, USA. We ship via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or the United Parcel Service (UPS). At checkout, you may be offered a variety of options based on the weight of your order.
During busy holidays times, please be aware shipping may be delayed. In an effort to ensure as much of your purchase is reinvested into our programs, our shipping fees feature an added rate which allows more than just your product purchase to be allocated to our programs while covering the costs of packaging, shipping, and handling.
4. For International Customers:
Nomi Network does not provide return shipping for international orders and is not responsible for any additional fees associated with return shipping for exchanges. All out of USA shipping is done by DHL Express and based on weight.
The average delivery time is 4 to 5 business days. In an effort to ensure as much of your purchase is reinvested into our programs, our shipping fees feature an added rate which allows more than just your product purchase to be allocated to our programs while covering the costs of packaging, shipping, and handling.
5. What if my package encounters issues?
If there is an issue with the delivery of your order, please contact us and we will contact the carrier. Nomi Network is not responsible for shipping delays or lost/stolen packages.
6. Can I track my order?
Upon the fulfillment of your order, you will receive an email with your tracking number. You can also sign up for automated order notifications through Facebook Messenger before and after checkout. Once you opt-in, you’ll also be able to chat with us directly if you have follow-up questions about your order.
7. Is it possible to rush ship?
Yes, if the option is available, please select it and pay the fee assigned to the shipping option. Please make a note of receiving your goods by a certain date when placing your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Be aware that once you place your order, there may be a 1-2 day between receiving the order and us packing the order. Once it is fulfilled, it is up to the carrier to ensure delivery in the timespan specified.
8. What is the return policy?
Due to our core mission of providing economic opportunities to those at risk and survivors of human trafficking, we do not offer refunds. However, if you received damaged/incorrect goods, please notify us within 14 days of receiving the item so that we can issue store credit in the form of an electronic gift card. If you would like to exchange due to an adjustment of size/color, the shipping costs for the returned item are the responsibility of the customer.
9. Do you offer gift purchases?
When placing your order, please include a note specifying that your purchase is a gift so that any pricing information is not included in the shipment. We currently do not offer any gift wrapping or personalized messages, however, please include any and all details in Order Notes and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
If you would like to give a dollar amount for your gift, we have gift cards available for purchase ranging from $25 - $100. A code will be emailed to you upon payment of this item, and the dollar amount will be available for any future purchases on this site.
10. Where else can I purchase Nomi Network products?
We currently do not have any brick-and-mortar shops that exclusively carry Nomi Network products, however, we often participate in pop-up shops in the tri-state area of NY. During the holidays, you can always find us at the Union Square and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets. If you would like to carry our items, please contact the Sales Manager.
11. How do I know the material is really recycled/repurposed?
We work with certified partner organizations that have regular contact and site visits with the company that provides the recycled bag material. Our cotton is repurposed from remnants deemed unusable due to minor defect or blemishes. The repurposed metal we feature is melted from brass bullets casings. We go through strict systems that ensure our materials are locally sourced and/or ethically made so that we not only help our women and their families but the communities and villages they live in. We are also a Fair Trade Federation Member.
12. What size of t-shirt should I order?
Our tee sizes run a little bigger than American Apparel, commonly used for logo tees in the US market. For each apparel item, we provide you our model height and the size of the shirt they are wearing. Be aware that any blended materials do offer some stretch but may shrink in washing. Our Tanks and other non-tee items are One Size.
13. How do I best care for my Nomi product?
Recycle rice/fish feed bag material and the upcycled tire is wipeable with a damp cloth. Dab silk with a slightly soapy cloth to remove dirt. Apparel should machine wash cold. Scarves are best hand-washed and ironed. Any canvas bags can be machine washed, but lay flat to dry and iron, otherwise items will crease. Sterling silver must be cleaned with slightly warm water, lemon, and a bit of soap. Brass jewelry and accents should be cleaned with a metal polish, we recommend Autosol.
14. How can I help fight human trafficking beyond making a purchase?
15. Interested in wholesaling our current products/getting customizable goods?
Please visit our online form and submit your information.
16. Will my email be used for marketing purposes?
Unless otherwise selected at checkout, Nomi Network only collects email addresses as a means of communication regarding orders and store updates. If you would like to receive additional information about Nomi Network, you can join our mailing list.
17. Is my credit card/personal information secure?
All orders and sales completed on the Nomi Network website are encrypted and secured. Unless flagged by our systems, we process orders as accurately and safely as possible.
18. What are the legal terms?
For any other questions and to contact us directly, please send detailed emails to our Sales Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org