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Frequently Asked Questions

You mention that Flower Power 444 is a zero-waste company, with the majority of your inventory being upcycled clothing. I was wondering if there were any other strategies you utilize to avoid the production of waste, and if so, what strategies are these?
 

We take sustainability into account with nearly every aspect of Flower Power! Our packaging is 100% compostable, and completely breaks down within 180 days. The vast majority of our materials is secondhand, as we try to avoid materials going to the landfill.

Do you have a sizing guide?


Yes we do! Find our size chart here.

Do you have sizes that accommodate taller people (ex. 34"+ inseams, longer rompers/jumpsuits)? As a tall woman, I am very familiar with the struggle to find ethical clothing I can actually wear, so it is very important to me to find and empower tall-friendly and plus-size-friendly ethical fashion brands.

Because the majority of our clothing is sourced secondhand or up-cycled, we do have some limitations on what sizes we are able to offer. This is due to the supply & demand of specific items at secondhand stores. We try to accommodate for as many sizes as we can, and currently carry sizes XXS-XXL. However, we can accept requests for custom pieces. 

Do you ship to Canada? 

Currently our website offers only U.S. domestic shipping, but if you would like to arrange an international order please send us a request here.

What is your policy on the use of animal products?

The vast majority of products on our site have no animal products whatsoever. However, there are some exceptions when it comes to sourcing second hand wool, leather, or fur items. I am against sourcing brand new items containing animal products. However I personally feel that there is no harm in purchasing second hand items containing animal products, because the item is already created and would otherwise go to a landfill. Also, because we source such items second hand we are not supporting the industry. I do respect others’ choice to abstain from animal products completely, and when uploading such items onto our site, we make sure to include a picture of the materials tag in order to not mislead customers. 

How did you start Flower Power?

Flower Power was my independent project for my senior year of high school! Now, I am maintaining the business while studying fashion design and graphic design, with a focus on sustainability at the Parsons School of Design. 

What practices do you use to make Flower Power an ethical business?

All of our In-House Design and up-cycled Zero-Waste items are handmade by me in my home (or dorm room). This ensures that when people buy a Flower Power designed item, they are not wearing a piece made from exploited labor. Because all of our clothing and materials are sourced secondhand, Flower Power customers can feel good about how their purchase doesn’t support exploited labor and environmental impacts that come with many brand new clothing pieces.  I recognize there is a widespread concern for resellers buying clothes from traditional thrift retail stores (that many people shop at who can’t afford more) and reselling them for a profit. So, when sourcing second hand items, I try to find alternatives to sourcing from traditional thrift retail stores. When selling our items on our website, we try to price them as fairly as possible in order to maintain accessibility to cute clothes.​

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