We are offering free shipping within the USA for all orders of $200 or more. For orders under $200, an $8 flat shipping rate is applied. Outside the USA, depending on your country, you will be responsible for paying for customs, duties, taxes, or other applicable fees before you can receive your package.
These policies are set locally, so please check with the relevant sources where you live for the most accurate information. If the customs/duties are not paid and the shipment is returned to us, you will be refunded, minus the shipping cost.
Returns & Exchanges
Our return and exchange policy lasts 30 days. To be eligible for a return, your item must be undamaged and in the same condition that you received it. Returns aren't accepted after taking the 1-Week Challenge.
Pre-ordered items cannot be refunded because we use these funds to bring the product to life for the first time. This is the tradeoff of a discounted price.
Our sweaters are a timeless design meant last in your closet. If your Oliver Charles sweater becomes damaged from holes, snagged threads, or pilling at any time, send it back and we'll restore it to the best of our abilities.
If you feel your sweater needs a repair, please fill out the form below. Please note that you must be the original purchaser of the product with a valid proof of purchase (order number).
When you decide your sweater has reached the end of its life - whether that’s in 10 years’ time or 100 years - please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We'll make sure to find it another home or make sure it is naturally returned to the earth. As each sweater is biodegradable, although designed to last a lifetime.
One of the most important factors that affects the way wool feels is the fiber fineness. Thinner diameter fiber is softer. While a human hair has a average diameter of 75 microns (µm), the merino and yak wool (AKA "khullu") we use in our sweaters is ultra-fine at 17.5µm.
Wools that are generally considered "soft" have a fineness <20µm. Although, at the end of the day, you know best, so try new materials at different levels of fineness and decide what you like wearing most. If you find a wool sweater you love but find slightly itchy, note that fine wools, like merino and khullu, get softer with washing.
SeaCell fibers are smooth, unlike wool. The silky fibers don't irritate sensitive skin. SeaCell is efficient at moving sweat and moisture away from your body, discouraging bacteria growth that causes skin irritation.
Organic cotton is also very soft when compared to other natural materials. The fibers are very fine, ranging between 11 and 22 microns. For reference, Yak wool ranges from 14-19 microns.
Wicking is an important benefit of wool, because in order to regulate body temperature, humans can sweat several liters a day. All this sweat can get pretty smelly right? In fact, sweat only becomes odor if it isn't wicked away. Wool has a number of unique moisture management properties that allow it to resist body odor making it ideal for #repeat wear and simplifying your life.
1) Saturation regain: wool can absorb and retain up to 35% of its own weight in moisture and still feel dry to the touch, which reduces sweat buildup and discourages bacterial growth.
2) Isolation of bacteria: after sweat is absorbed from the skin's surface it travels outwards where it evaporates. In the process, wool actively binds and isolates bacteria within it's fiber. The isolation of bacteria reduces odor to the point where unwashed wool has 66% less odor intensity than plastic-based fibers and 28% less than cotton fabrics (Woolmark).
Fun fact: bacteria thrive in humid environments, where sweat is trapped instead of being wicked away. For example, while a 1x1cm area on a human forearm contains around 100 bacteria, an identical square in the armpit contains on average 10 million bacteria (Popular Science).
We make our sweaters from yak down, which is the hair they shed naturally in the spring, all the herders do to collect it is simply brush the animals. Merino sheep on the other hand are unable to shed their coat so it is sheared.
The seaweed used to make SeaCell is a strain found in the Icelandic fjords and northern Atlantic. Harvesting in the Icelandic fjords means there is no pollution and waste from ship traffic, so the seaweed is extremely clean and without pollutants.
Local Icelandic sea farmers gently harvest the abundant seaweed beds once every 4 years using large floating conveyor belts that remove the tops of the plants.
The harvesting process ensures that each bed can naturally regenerate without disrupting the ecosystem. Solely trimming the upper portion of the marine plant also encourages healthy growth, like cutting the split ends of our hair.
Once cut in Iceland, it’s transported to manufacturing facilities in Austria. The seaweed is entirely untreated, retaining all its natural properties.
Our sweaters are made in Brooklyn, New York by Tailored Industry. We work with them to create our sweaters through a new manufacturing process called WHOLEGARMENT® 3D-knitting.
We chose Tailored Industry vs. other WHOLEGARMENT® manufacturers in part because of their brand vision. They want to become a platform for on-demand knitwear. We're hoping we can grow together, create all kinds of custom sizes, and eventually remove the need for inventory completely.
Yes! Simply machine wash your sweater with the rest of your clothes. Lay your wool sweater flat to dry. You can toss your SeaCell sweater in the dryer.
The 1-Week Challenge is a way to test owning less and better. See how it feels to #repeat and get more from a go-to sweater. Wear an OC sweater every day for 7 days straight and at the end, we'll send you $50.Take The Challenge
Travel memories, much like an OC sweater, last a lifetime. So challenge the idea that only jumping on a plane counts as “real” travel.
Travel can be a mindset, right? One where everything feels new. The Summer Sweater Challenge is about stylistic versatility and adventure.
Get more out of a go-to sweater and see what it's like to be a "tourist" in your own town. Wear your sweater while completing 5 local adventures.
We’re a new clothing brand creating an easy go-to item for modern professionals. We’re also Slater & Jack... a couple of lifelong friends on a mission to get the world to rethink their wardrobe.
- OCT, 2019 Discovered khullu fiber.
- DEC, 2019 1st samples of khullu.
- MAR, 2020 Designing our sweater.
- APR, 2020 Met 3D-knitting partner.
- JUN, 2020 Determined knit type.
- JUL, 2020 First prototype arrived.
- AUG, 2020 1st 50 sweaters knit/sent.
- SEP, 2020 Launch on Indiegogo!
- OCT, 2020 New color!
- NOV, 2020 1st production complete.
- DEC, 2020 1st batch delivered!
- JAN, 2021 2nd production begins.
- FEB, 2021 Sent out 70% of pre-orders.
- MAR, 2021 Sent out 100% of orders.
- APR, 2021 Mother's Day new color.
- MAY, 2021 Limited edition design.
- JUN, 2021 New yarn color arrived!
- JUL, 2021 Jewel of The Sierras launch.
- AUG, 2021 Summer adventures.
- SEP, 2021 Prepping for 1st pop-up!
- OCT, 2021 Launch dark red color!
- NOV, 2021 Launch 1st v-neck sweater.
- DEC, 2021 Holiday Sweater Pop-up!
Our goal is to change the way we currently think about the clothes we buy. We strongly believe that the future of style is buying less and, crucially, buying better. As a brand, we want to keep in our lane and create the best sweaters out there.
When people talk about sweaters, our hope is that we’ll be the first brand mentioned. In 10 years, if we have our way, our sweaters will be the go-to item for a modern professionals everywhere.
- JAN, 2022 Taking time off.
- FEB, 2022 Design our 1st accessories.
- MAR, 2022 Bennies and scarves.
- APR, 2022 Launch 2 new colors.
- MAY, 2022 Jewel of The Sierras is back.
- JUN, 2022 Launch new summer style.
- JUL, 2022 OOO... adventure month.
- AUG, 2022 Chipotle of Sweaters.
- SEP, 2022 Launch a new fall style.
- OCT, 2022 Launch 2 new colors.
- NOV, 2022 Launch a new yarn blend.
- DEC, 2022 launch new winter styles.
Order a sweater and we'll tell you.