No - The Advent of Change (Trading) Ltd is a non-profit social enterprise limited by guarantee. This means that there are no shareholders taking money out of the company. Our ethos is to pass as much of the sale price of our products onto the designated charities.
We do have a small part-time team of people working for us who are – of course – paid for their time. However, the majority of the management team give their time and expertise pro bono.
We cover a some of our fundraising costs through the sale of products, and the rest is funded through corporate partnerships.
Many companies give us free or reduced fee services which keeps our operational costs to a minimum and we have also received generous donations towards our running costs. We call these companies our corporate partners, and you can find out more about them here
Yes! We do everything we can to ensure our products are eco friendly.
Our Calendars are made in the UK from sustainable sources, are recyclable and wrapped in a biodegradable film. Our candle is made of 100% natural wax and crackers are plastic-free and recyclable.
You can find more about each product on their individual pages.
Each of our products support different organisations - you can find the full list here
We use Royal Mail within the UK, and first class airmail outside of the UK.
Yes, we ship all over the world, shipping costs and times vary - for some parts of the world it can take up to 14 days however we always use first class airmail.
We offer free UK delivery for all order over £50. Outside of that:
- UK orders £3.50
- European orders £6.50
- Rest of World orders £7.50
Of course! Simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and send your product back to us, within 14 days to gain a refund.
Yes - simply select 'add a gift message' (light grey button below 'checkout') when adding an item to your cart.
Typically Royal Mail takes 2-3 days within the UK, and we ship every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Internationally it's 5-10 days within Europe and 7-14 for the Rest of the World.
Unfortunately we are seeing worldwide postal delays due to the COVID19 pandemic. For the sorting centres affected by this, deliveries in the UK can take up to 10 days, within Europe 2 weeks and 3 weeks for the Rest of the World.
Around the festive season we will be shipping daily until December 23rd, after which the next shipments will de December 29th and resuming usual shipping schedules from January 5th.