Frequently Asked Questions (previous)
Is Ade + Ayo black-owned?
Yes, Ade + Ayo is owned by a Nigerian mom - so we’re proudly black- and woman-owned!
Is it cultural appropriation for my child to use Ade + Ayo products if we’re not African or of African descent?
Great question! I created Ade + Ayo to make beautiful African design more accessible to children. I hope to spark curiosity, love and respect for the people and cultures that inspire our products. From my perspective, it’s not cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is a valid concern and there are two key factors I consider: (i) who benefits from the exchange and (ii) what happens after the exchange? First, I am Nigerian and I work with other African artisans and designers, which means Ade + Ayo pieces are created from African cultural perspectives. So, when you purchase from Ade + Ayo, African creatives directly benefit. Second, when you receive your Ade + Ayo pieces, it’s important that your family interacts with these items from a place of celebration and respect for the cultures and people from whom they originate. So, you certainly don’t have to be of African descent to bring Ade + Ayo into your home. In fact, I love to see everyone wearing and interacting with our products! I’m so grateful for your support.
We do not include pricing on our packing slip, which makes gifting easy! You may also include a note with your order at checkout.
Where do you ship?
We ship worldwide! Shipping charges are calculated at checkout.
You should receive a shipping confirmation email after purchasing and when the item is shipped out. We strive to ship orders out within 2-3 business days.
3-6 business days from ordering you should receive your order.
10-20 days after ordering you should receive your order (may be delayed due to COVID-19). Customs may apply charges, we are not responsible for those fees.
What if my order is not correct?
Mistakes happen but we will do our best to fix any errors as quickly as possible. If you notice a mistake with your order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into it. Please include your order number when emailing us so that we can locate your order.
Can I change my order once placed?
Please email hello@adeandayo and we’ll do our best to make changes, where possible. Please include your order number when emailing us so that we can locate your order.
Where are Ade + Ayo products produced?
Our pieces are designed and curated in Oakland, California but are produced in various parts of the world including Rwanda, India and China.
What are Ade + Ayo clothes made of?
Each of our clothing items are made of GOTS-certified organic cotton textiles, creating safe and easier-to-care for clothing that improves with every wear.