About Magnetic Me
What’s Magnetic Me’s Mission?
In our short experience as parents to 5 little ones (between our 2 families), we’ve already experienced little boys, little girls, twins, preemies, 3 under 18 months, and all sorts of labor experiences in a few hospitals. Our mission is to help parents in all that we do, from clothes that actually lend a hand when you need it most, to being a resource of information for new parents from our hang tags to our website.
Who is Magnetic Me?
Magnetic Me was founded in 2010 by Lauren, a former investment banker and, Lawrence, a former corporate attorney. The two friends met in college and moved to New York City to slay the corporate world. Realizing they wanted their life’s mission to be helping parents and babies, they co-founded Magnetic Me, bringing their quirky personalities to a great product with fun prints.
How do you ensure quality?
Our high quality fabrics are carefully selected for specific reasons, with baby and parent in mind. For example, our organic cotton layette is super soft with a premium weight so it withstands all the rigors of use from your first child to your last. Next, we design each garment for maximum ease of use. For example, all of our newborn essentials open down the front so new parents don’t have to worry about a newborn’s wobbly neck. And finally, we’ve carefully chosen factory partners who can bring all of our great designs to fruition.
Are Magnetic Me clothes made ethically and sustainably?
Our brand pillars are: Soft. Stylish. Sustainable. We want to make our world a better place by using eco-friendly fabrics & packaging.
Our modal is TENCEL modal, an eco-friendly, 100% natural fabric made from fibers of sustainably-grown beech wood trees, which means you can find comfort in its sources--and the way it feels. TENCEL Modal is created with an efficient, closed-loop process, which reduces the use of resources and energy and promotes circular economy and up-cycling from certified sustainable forestry.
Our 100% organic GOTS certified cotton fabric is eco-friendly, extra soft and gentle on baby’s sensitive skin. All GOTS certified cotton must meet social and environmental criteria. For example, ensuring that occupational health and safety standards are met. To see the complete list of criteria we adhere to, visit the Global Organic Textile Standard organization.
We also prioritize sustainability with our packaging! Our hangtags are made from recycled paper and our polybags are 100% biodegradable. Our reusable mailers packaging will be replaced with compostable packaging by the end of 2021.
Where are your clothes made?
Our headquarters are in New York City where our designers, sales and production team members are based. All of our clothing is responsibly manufactured in China and India. All of our production lots are tested for product safety to ensure compliance with CPSC regulations.
How can I reach you?
Our customer service hours are 9:30am – 5:30pm EST. The fastest way to reach us is to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To facilitate your request, please include your order number and full name on the order.
Product & Safety
Does exposure to magnets or magnetic fields cause people harm?
No; according to the world health organization, exposure to static magnets have not been proven to have harmful (or positive) effects on people. For more information, you can research on the internet or email us at email@example.com for more information.
Have Magnetic Me clothes been safety tested?
Absolutely! Our products have been independently safety tested by a consumer products safety testing bureau.
What about swallowing magnets?
Our magnetic fasteners are safely sewn into our garments to be inaccessible to infants or their siblings. The magnetic fasteners have sewsafe construction, stitched into our clothes hidden between layers of fabric and would take serious tampering to remove. Periodically inspect seams and fabric near magnetic fasteners. If tears, rips, or loose stitching are found, discontinue use of the product.
Will Magnetic Me save me time?
Absolutely! Our magnetic fasteners practically close themselves…your baby will be warm and dressed in seconds!
Do Magnetic Me products contain lead?
No way! Our products have been thoroughly tested and all of our products meet lead safety standards.
What’s a phthalate and do your products contain any?
Phthalates are chemical plasticizers used in many ways, such as making plastics softer. Magnetic Me products have been thoroughly tested and all of our products meet phthalate safety standards.
What about pacemakers? I heard magnets can interfere with them.
Keep this garment away from pacemakers and other sensitive electronics. This product contains magnets which may interfere with the proper function of these devices.
Do you add flame retardants to any of your clothing?
Nope, we do not use any flame retardants on our garments. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) mandates that children’s sleepwear sizes 9-12M and up be either tight fitting OR treated with flame retardants. Magnetic Me follows the tight fitting mandate (so as not to use chemicals on our fabrics). This means that the fit on our larger sizes will be more snug than the fit on our smaller sizes.
What are those ‘health’ magnets that I’ve heard about?
This answer comes right from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s website. The National Maglab is a large institution jointly operated for the National Science Foundation by Florida State University, the University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
“Since scientists aren’t too fond of yes or no answers, the closest thing we can say here is that there’s no solid evidence that “health” magnets – the kind that some people put in their shoes or pillows and wear on wristbands – have any direct medical benefits.”
Sizing & Care
Are magnets washer and dryer safe? / Are there special care instructions?
Yes, provided you carefully follow our care instructions (see care labels on each garment as different fabrics may have further specific instructions). Just close fasteners before washing and drying. In the dryer, dry with a full load on low for 30 minutes maximum. Line dry if garments still damp. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed and do not use in industrial or commercial dryers.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to your garment.
Does Magnetic Me’s clothing tend to run large or small?
Trick question! Running large or small when it comes to baby clothing doesn’t mean a whole lot :). Boys and girls are on different growth charts but baby clothing is cut to the average of both charts. To ensure the absolute best Magnetic Me fit, please choose a size based on height and weight (not age). Check our size chart on each product page or click here.
*For sizes 9-12M and up*: The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) mandates that children’s sleepwear sizes 9-12M and up be either tight fitting OR treated with flame retardants. Magnetic Me follows the tight fitting mandate (so as not to use chemicals on our fabrics). This means that the fit on our larger sizes will be more snug than the fit on our smaller sizes. Check out our blog on snug fit here!
Shipping & Processing
How fast are orders processed?
We typically ship within 24-48 hours of purchase and orders placed before 1 pm EST are often processed the same day (yay!). Orders placed over the weekend are processed first thing Monday morning. Orders placed after 2 pm with express shipping will typically be shipped the following business day. Please note, orders placed during extra busy periods (like during site-wide clearance sales) take a bit longer to process. Please take that into account when choosing your shipping option.
At this time, due to COVID-19, shippers are unable to guarantee ship time.
When will I get my order?
Most US orders are delivered in 3 to 10 business days. Please note that delivery to Alaska, Hawaii and APO/FPO addresses may take a bit longer (10-14 business days). Your shipment confirmation email will include tracking information.
Flat rate shipping is typically by USPS.
What are my shipping options?
Please account for order processing time (typically up to 3 business days) before selecting delivery service. Please note, due to Covid-19 restrictions, carriers are unable to guarantee shipping times.
- Free shipping on orders $100+ (US only)
- Flat Rate ($5.95): We typically use USPS. This typically takes between 3-7 business days, depending on the destination. In some cases, shipping can take up to 14 days.
- Fedex One Rate ($11.95): 2 day shipping offered for U.S. orders under a certain weight.
- Fedex 2 Day Shipping: This shipping option is offered for all orders and the rate is calculated based on destination address. These orders are typically delivered by 4:30 p.m. to most areas, and by 7 p.m. to residences.
- Fedex Overnight: Next-business-day delivery typically by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas; and by 8 p.m. to residences.
- to note for all FedEx orders: FedEx currently delivers packages Monday - Friday. We cannot offer refunds for expedited shipping if your package is shipped within our expected processing window.
- International Shipping: FedEx is the recommended shipping choice for international orders (it'll get your baby essentials to you quicker!). The shipping time for international orders can vary depending on the service and location. To some countries, these orders take 6-10 business days; but they can take up to 4 weeks to other countries (or longer). Once your package leaves the country we cannot provide any further information regarding delivery other than what is provided in the shipping tracking system. If you have any delivery issues, please reach out to your local postal service or FedEx directly. Please also note: We are not liable for shipments once they leave the U.S. Magnetic Me does not cover any customs and duty charges. Customer is responsible for paying all fees raised by country for custom & duty charges.
What if my package is stuck in transit, is damaged in shipping, or is marked “delivered” but never arrives?
Magnetic Me has partnered with Route to help cover the cost of lost, damaged, or stolen packages! You can add Route Protect insurance at checkout. For orders up to $100 (after discounts, without shipping, handling, or taxes), package protection costs $0.98. For orders over $100, package protection costs between 1.5%-5% of your overall order value. You can read more about Route’s policies here, or down below! You can file a claim with Route here.
(If you choose not to purchase Route coverage, don’t panic! Sometimes USPS prematurely marks a package as “delivered” and then the package is delivered a couple days later. Your local USPS postal carrier may also be able to assist! Please also ask any neighbors in case the package accidentally wound up with one of them. Nearly every time, the package is delayed, not lost. If your package doesn’t arrive after 3 business days, please contact the carrier to file a claim. Please note that if you chose to opt out of insurance with Route at checkout, Magnetic Me is not responsible for lost or stolen packages at this time.)
What if I need to change my order?
Due to the volume of orders we receive, once an order is placed, we are not able to change your order but may be able to cancel it. If you’d like to cancel your order, please contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do! Please note: orders placed during normal processing times are packed very soon after they're placed. If your order is shipped before your request can be processed, Magnetic Me is not responsible for any shipping costs to or from customer. Please check your order, billing and shipping addresses carefully before you place it.
Is your website secure?
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover payments. We also accept Amazon Pay and Zip (formerly QuadPay) (more info here).
Does Magnetic Me include a receipt on my gift order?
Nope, we include a packing slip that includes your gift note but it does not contain any pricing info. To add a gift note, you have that option at the bottom of the cart page. Anddd.... (drum roll!) we just introduced gift wrapping! You can add your gift wrapping at the bottom of your cart page, too!
What if a signature is required at delivery?
Magnetic Me is not responsible for shipments after tracking confirms they're delivered to customer-provided addresses. If insurance or signature is required, please contact Magnetic Me immediately after order is placed with your order number. Additional shipping charges may apply.
What if I provide an incorrect shipping address?
After an order is placed, Magnetic Me will ship your order to the address as entered. Please make sure to double & triple check this address! We are not responsible for charges incurred from the return of a package or its reship to the correct address.
Where is my order confirmation & shipping information?
All orders successfully placed on our website automatically receive order confirmations and shipping notifications that are emailed directly to the address that we’ve been given. Please note that if you are paying by Paypal, these emails go to the Paypal email address on file. Please check there if you haven’t received any notifications to your usual email address.
Returns & Exchanges
What is your return policy?
Returns can be made as long as the item is unwashed and unworn with tags attached in its original, sellable condition. All clearance sale items are final sale (no returns or exchanges). Please make sure to request your return or exchange within 30 days of your order being shipped and provide your Magnetic Me order number, located on your packing slip.
A $5.95 return fee will be charged to cover shipping on all returns initiated in our portal. (We are not able to accept returns or provide shipping labels for any international or APO/FPO/DPO orders.)
When can I expect my refund?
Your refund will be processed within 3 business days of your return being delivered to our warehouse.
What if my items are damaged or defective?
We stand behind our products and are proud to have a fabulous quality control team (who works hard to ensure the highest quality possible). There are some rare cases where a lemon slips through. We will allow returns on any items that have manufacturing defects within 60 days from the date of purchase.
Not covered under warranty (non-returnable, no exceptions)
- Normal wear and tear (holes at the toes, pilling, fading, snags, stains, etc.)
- Accidents (things like "the dog ate my footie", we wouldn't be able to replace)
- Shrinkage (remember to wash in cold water & dry on low heat for 30 min max)
- Clearance Sale items
- International orders and APO/FPO/DPO addresses
- Purchases made in-person or from a website other than magneticme.com. For these orders, please contact the store/website from which you made the purchase to ask about their return policy.
Covered under warranty (returnable AFTER wash/use, within 60 days)
- Stitching or seam issues
- Missing magnets
- Mis-labeled outfits
To make a claim, please email us at email@example.com and we’d be glad to help.
I'd rather make an exchange!
Need a different size? Want a different print? We’re glad to help you exchange your outfit — or shop for something new! You can kick off an exchange through our return portal. (And don't worry — shipping is free for exchanges!)
Your exchange order will be created once you drop your return package has been dropped in the mail and scanned by USPS. You’ll receive an email with details about you new exchange order and your new order will be created before your return even makes its way to our warehouse.
All exchanges are based on inventory. Items that are available when you request your exchange may not be available when your package is first scanned by USPS. If we sell out of your requested item before being able to fulfill your exchange, you will receive a notification and will be refunded for the original item once your package arrives at our warehouse.
All exchange returns must be mailed back within 30 days of request, otherwise your exchange will be cancelled and you will be refunded for these items instead.
I received a gift, how do I return it?
We are able to accept gift returns for non-clearance sale items purchased directly from our website and shipped within the last 30 days.You can initiate your gift return directly through our gift returns site. If you don’t know the original order number or shipping zip code for your gift, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your gift giver's name or email and we’ll be happy to help!
Gift returns will receive merchandise credit to magneticme.com in the amount of the original purchase, which will be emailed to you. Magnetic Me is happy to waive our return fee for all gift returns.
If your gift was purchased from another website, retail partner or anywhere other than magneticme.com, we are unable to process a return but encourage you to contact the website or store where the gift was purchased to return or exchange.
Can I get a clearance sale price adjustment?
Our clearance sale is a special event where prices may drop throughout the sale. Early shoppers get the best pick of styles and sizes! All clearance sale purchases final sale (this means they're not eligible for returns, exchanges, or price adjustments).
Zip (formerly QuadPay)
What is Zip?
Zip’s payment platform gives shoppers the choice to pay for their purchases via 4 simple installments. It is a platform built for shoppers, so you can buy now, but pay over time and avoid repayments.
What does it cost to use Zip?
If a customer pays on time, there is never a cost to using Zip.
Who can use Zip?
In order to have an account, you must:
Live in the U.S.
Be at least 18 years old
Have a valid and verifiable mobile number
Use a U.S. credit or debit card to make a purchase
Are there late fees?
We only charge a $7 fee on a late payment that’s overdue. We reserve the right to charge a further $7 fee, if the customer remains late 7 days after the original payment due. $14 is the maximum a customer will ever be charged for an individual order.
How can you contact Zip?
If a customer has an issue with their payment, please contact: email@example.com
You can also check on their order by logging into their account at: https://customer.quadpay.com/
Or, you can learn more about by reading their FAQ page: https://www.quadpay.com/help/
For help with checkout, read here: https://help.quadpay.com/hc/en-us Please note: Zip/Quadpay is unable to help with issues related to delivery, returns, refunds, and cancellations.
Is there a hard credit check?
No. They'll never performs a hard credit check on a customer and there is no impact on a customer’s credit rating.
How do refunds to the customer work?
As soon as Magnetic Me approves and processes a refund for a customer that has checked out with Zip, the refund is immediately processed.
If the refund is in full, the customer will have any funds paid to-date refunded immediately to their card and all future installments will be cancelled. If the refund is partial, the refund amount will be applied to the total purchase amount, starting with the last installment.
For example, if a purchase was for $100 (4 x $25 installments) and a partial refund of $25 was issued by the merchant, Zip would cancel the 4th installment. If a refund of $50 was applied, they would cancel the 4th and 3rd installments.
Why has a credit card been charged multiple times?
This is typically because the wrong zip code has been entered. When this occurs, the customer’s bank may hold the funds as pending temporarily. Importantly, in this instance, the customer hasn’t been charged and this will be reversed shortly.
If the issue persists, please have the customer contact their bank in the first instance and if they confirm a charge has been made, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information does Zip need?
For initial sign up we only need your date of birth, mobile number, and either a debit or credit card. After that we only need you to enter your mobile number to make a purchase through Zip. Checkout is completely secure.
What is Route?
We’ve partnered with Route—a package protection and tracking solution—to give our customers the best possible delivery experience. Route offers a few options to improve the post-purchase experience.
Adding Route Package Protection to your order at checkout means that your order is protected against being lost, damaged, or stolen. In the unfortunate instance that you experience one of these inconveniences, you can report an issue with Route and they will work with you to make sure you get the resolution you prefer.
Purchased Route Protect and need to file a claim for a shipping issue? File here
How do I file a claim for my lost, stolen or damaged order?
If you insured your order with Route Protect at checkout, you will receive a confirmation email from Route with a link to file a shipping issue.
What are Route’s Policies?
Marked As Delivered (Stolen)
- Issues can be approved no earlier than 5 and no later than 15 days from when it was marked delivered
- Orders over $100 USD require a police report
Stuck In Transit (Lost)
- Issues can be approved no earlier than 7 days and no later than 30 days from the last update (US), 60 days from order date
- Issues can be approved no earlier than 20 days and no later than 30 days from the last update (International), 60 days from order date
- File issues for damaged items with photos of the package and item (required) and no later than 15 days from when it was marked delivered.
What if my order never arrives or is stolen?
To protect your order against loss or theft, add Route package protection at checkout.
When you add Route Protect, you can easily file an issue for a lost, stolen, or damaged package. When you file an issue, it will be reviewed for approval for a reorder or refund within 1-2 business days.
What if my order is damaged?
To protect your order against damage that occurred during shipping, add Route Protect (package protection) at checkout.
When you add Route Protect at checkout, you can easily file an issue for a lost, stolen, or damaged package. When you file an issue, it will be reviewed for approval for a reorder or refund within 1-2 business days.
Does Route Protect cover stolen items?
Yes! When you insure your orders with Route Protect, stolen items are eligible for reorders or refunds.
Route Refunds vs Reorders
Refunds: When refunding an item, Route covers the subtotal of the order. Shipping costs, taxes, and the Route premium are not included.
Reorders: Route will reorder the items, but please note that items can only be replaced depending on in-stock availability. All reorders have Route Shipping Protection added, for free!
What are Route’s terms and conditions?
Is Route a licensed insurance company?
Yes. Route is a licensed insurance company with SEG Insurance Ltd. as its partner.