FAQs

To help answer any queries or questions that you may have about Cotton Comfort products and/or our online store, we have compiled a list of our customers’ most frequently asked questions. Hopefully you will find what you’re looking for. If not, we’d love to hear from you so please either get in touch or try us on Facebook (ideally using Messenger). 

Can I order on the phone?

How long does delivery take? And how much does it cost?

Do you deliver overseas?

Will I be able to send something back for a refund?

Are your sizes ‘true to size’ and why do your sizing charts vary between products?

What fit or size clothing should I buy that is best for eczema?

Will my new clothes shrink in the wash?

How long will my nightwear last?

Why don’t you sell nightdresses for children?

Do you sell mittens to tie on for small children? Like baby scratch mittens

Why does some of your packaging have plastic in it?



Can I order on the phone?

Yes! It might be quicker to do it online if you are able to but if you’d rather phone us that’s fine. Phone orders are taken by our customer service desk at our warehouse which is on 0333 240 0886. 

When you place an order by phone we will email you confirmation that it has been received. The order will then go through a number of checks before we accept it and confirm the products are being dispatched. These checks include stock availability, security, payment and fraud screening.

Your order has not been accepted until this process is complete and no contract exists until we confirm that the items have been dispatched to you.



How long does delivery take? And how much does it cost?

If the item(s) are 'In Stock' your order will be processed and mailed the same or the next working day. Delivery within the UK generally takes 2-4 days.

Deliveries outside of the UK can take longer, particularly if there is additional paperwork or issues at the borders. We will try to keep you informed if there are likely to be any delays. We cannot offer next day delivery outside of the UK or to offshore UK destinations.  NB. it is now MANDATORY that you provide a phone number for overseas orders otherwise we will not be able to ship it. 

Postage is FREE for UK mainland orders over £60. Under £60 there is a delivery charge of £4.75 per order.

We also offer a UK 24 Hour delivery service for a delivery charge of £9.75. If the item(s) are 'In Stock' and the order is received before 12 noon, your order should arrive with you the next working day i.e. order on Friday and we will deliver on Monday. If you order on a weekend your parcel will be despatched the next working day. This service is subject to credit clearance and we require a day time telephone number for our security check. These orders will require a signature upon delivery.

If any items within your order are out of stock at the time of ordering, we will try to get in touch to understand if you would like us to part ship your order or wait until all goods are available. 

A signature may be required on receipt, so it may be more convenient for you if we deliver to your work or an address of a friend. We will send you an email when your order leaves us. This may contain a carrier reference for you to track your parcel.



Do you deliver overseas?

We can deliver anywhere in the world.  

NB. We must have a phone number for overseas couriers to contact you on - this is now MANDATORY for all overseas orders

We have different rates now for different areas as delivery charges vary widely depending on the country.  As of Jan '22 delivery charges to Ireland have increased significantly so we have had no choice but to match EU/Ireland delivery charges.  In many cases this does still not cover the full cost. 

Ireland, Channel Islands and EU - £18

USA/Canada/Australia/Singapore - £20

Switzerland/China/New Zealand - £29

Rest of World - £38

For exceptionally large or heavy orders we reserve the right to charge additional postage at cost and will confirm this with you before shipping.

All prices include UK VAT charged at the current rate of 20% where applicable (adult clothing) and at 0% where applicable (childrens clothing). This is refundable if you live overseas so please contact us for this as we cannot automate this facility currently. 

NB. You may be charged local duty and tax on receipt of your goods.



Will I be able to send something back for a refund?

We want you to be delighted with the quality of the goods you receive from Cotton Comfort.

However, if for any reason you do wish to return any items from your order, please ensure it is sent back within 14 days of your order being received by you for either a full refund of the value of the goods or an exchange.  In order to keep our prices reasonable, we do not offer free returns - you are responsible for the cost of returning items unless they are faulty.

Any returned goods must be carefully repacked in original packaging with no tags or labels removed. If you need to remove a label to try something on (e.g. socks) please remove carefully using the pull thread or small scissors as tearing off labels can result in causing a hold to develop. We cannot give an exchange or refund if you have caused label removal damage, or if the packaging is damaged.

Please ensure that garments are tried on over your regular underwear and that products are not exposed to broken skin, perfumed products, or to the family pet. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any returned goods that are not ‘as new’ and that do not conform to these conditions.

Masks cannot be returned unless faulty. Items that have been altered or mended cannot be considered for return. Please ensure you have the correct size before washing your garments as laundered products cannot be returned.

Please return with the despatch note that arrived with your order, this gives your order number and your order details. Let us know if you wish to have an exchange of goods or a refund and pack carefully.

Returns/exchanges should be sent back to our warehouse at the following address:

Cotton Comfort Ltd
c/o Whistl SW
Woodview Road
Paignton
TQ4 7SR

We aim to process refunds within 7 days of receipt.



Are your sizes ‘true to size’?  And why do your sizing charts vary by product? 

Yes! Several of our customers have remarked that they find it a relief that our own brand sizes are more ‘real’ or ‘true’ than other companies - this only applies to our own brand goods where we can control sizing. 

We also stock products from other suppliers and we've found that all the sizes vary so we have made bespoke sizing charts per item so you know exactly how each one will fit.  This is important as we want the fit to be right - not too tight and not too loose - to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.  So do take a look at the individual charts on each product. 



What fit or size clothing should I buy that is best for eczema?

Sensitive skin and areas of eczema benefit from being covered and kept at a constant temperature. Wearing clothes that are too big can create friction, as the material moves over the skin, and folds which make some areas hotter (and itchier) as well as being uncomfortable to lie on. Any skin on skin contact (e.g. underarms or between legs if the garment is too big) may cause discomfort so the fit should be fairly close-fitting while allowing free movement without feeling tight.



Will my new clothes shrink in the wash?

We only use the finest long fibre cotton and allow for up to 5% shrinkage when hot washed. Tumble dry cool only, a hot dryer will reduce the size of the garment.



How long will my nightwear last?

Our garments are made of long lasting high quality organic cotton and many of our customers have passed clothes on between children and even between generations.

All Cotton Comfort own brand garments are made to last for several years. However, the additional wear and tear and frequent laundering necessary for a child or adult with eczema or other skin conditions can reduce the life of a garment, dependant on the severity and medication used, by between 20% and 50%. We base this assumption on a rotation of at least 3 (preferably 4/5) night time outfits.



Why don’t you sell nightdresses for children?

We don’t sell these because Cotton Comfort does not sell any clothes with chemical finishes.

By law in the UK all cotton nightdresses for children must be dipped in flame proofing chemicals, which often contain formaldehyde. Children with eczema or broken skin should not be exposed to these chemicals which can cause an allergic reaction. In addition, the fumes given off can precipitate a bad reaction in children with asthma.



Do you sell tie on mittens for small children? Like baby scratch mittens?

No - we do not. Eczema often develops between the ages of 6 months and 2 years, at a time when vital hand/eye co-ordination skills are developing. Any constriction of the wrists and fingers severely restricts natural movement, delaying normal development of the child's fine motor skills.

Thankfully tie-on mittens are no longer recommended by Dermatologists and nursing staff who recognise the damage that can be done by this uncomfortable practice. Tying mittens on to sore wrists and hands will squash the fingers, making them hotter and itchier causing additional distress and discomfort to the child. Sore little fingers need room to move to facilitate the healing process.

Using a Cotton Comfort Scratch Mitten T with integral mittens allows unrestricted movement of the wrist and fingers whilst protecting damaged skin and turning a scratch into a protected rub.



Why does some of your packaging have plastic in it?

We work with several different factories and suppliers and whilst we try to work with suppliers who use environmentally friendly packaging, our priority is the fabric and design of a garment. Where we have a choice we go for environmentally packaging which can be recycled but in some cases our suppliers just aren’t yet able to provide that. In those cases we are working hard to find alternative suppliers or to ensure that our current ones switch their packaging to more environmentally friendly options. Because we are small we often have to buy a years worth of stock at a time so it can take time for this to be replaced with better packaged goods.