Yu Mei is committed to responsible consumption and cultivating sustainable buying habits within our community. With timeless designs that transcend trends and seasons, it is our hope that each customer’s purchase decision mirrors that of our considered and intentional design.
Born out of our commitment to circularity, the Buyback Initiative works to extend a product’s useful life through mending and refurbishing. We invite you to return your preloved Yu Mei bags for a credit towards your next purchase. Preloved bags will be refurbished in-house and given a second life, to be on-sold in archive sales.
We design with care and respect for the high-quality Deer Nappa of our products. With a view to maximising the longevity of your Yu Mei bag, proper care for the leather is imperative. Read about how to care for your Yu Mei bag here. Our Buyback Initiative is celebrating two years of circularity.
Here, are some dazzling highlights of the past 24 months of mending, refurbishing and extending the useful life of preloved Yu Mei.
We have received and refurbished 482 bags, that’s a 11% increase from last year. Of these, 77 have been matched with loving new owners, while the rest were returned to their original homes after a spruce up. We’ve spent an estimated 361 hours mending and refurbishing items that may otherwise have been neglected or relegated to the back of the closet.
We’re exceptionally proud of our collective efforts as a community to reduce waste, divert from landfill and consume more sustainably. Our warmest thank you to all who have participated in the initiative thus far.
Duties and Taxes included for Australia and New Zealand
|New Zealand||Complimentary Shipping over $50, Complimentary Returns|
|Australia||Complimentary Shipping over $50|
|Rest of World||Complimentary Worldwide Shipping over $200USD|
|New Zealand||Orders shipped within 2-3 working days, sent via tracked Courier Post.|
|Australia||Orders shipped within 2-3 working days, sent via tracked DHL Express|
|Rest of World||Orders shipped within 2-3 working days, sent via tracked DHL Express|
New Zealand and Australia
Taxes and duties are included within the purchase price.
Rest of World
As orders are shipped from our New Zealand warehouse you may incur duties, clearance fees or local taxes. Yu Mei Ltd does not cover these charges and is not liable for any fees incurred; although we will always do our very best to ensure a smooth delivery to you. For more information, we advise you to check with your local customs agent.
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