Exchanges, etc.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Below you will find our typical exchange policy. While operating a public-facing business in a global pandemic, most purchases are final sale, particularly those that have entered home and spaces out of our control. Our usual considerations for efficacy stand - we want to make it right if products don't work as they should - but we also have to keep a close eye on the safety of our employees and customers. Thank you for understanding the immense responsibility we now face.

In-store exchanges:

Return mint condition product (hasn't been opened, still has the tags attached, packaging in original condition, doesn’t smell like cigarette smoke, hasn’t been washed – you know the drill) for store credit within 14 days of original purchase with receipt or evidence of purchase through our customer database.

​Some exclusions apply - undergarments, bathing suits, rugs, personal care products, and sale items, for example, are all final sale.

During holiday shopping, anything purchased starting Black Friday can be exchanged (if it meets the other criterion) until January 15th.


The above restrictions apply, but you must email us at for approval and to begin the return process. If you're worried about the environmental impact of your purchases, know that you can save fuel and materials by asking all your product questions up front; we're happy to help!

A bit more on exchanges:

We pride ourselves on sourcing products that are not only beautiful, but built to last. If you don’t enjoy looking at it and it doesn’t serve its purpose, we’d just be bringing more junk into the world. And that’s not how we roll. So, while we have a rather strict return policy, we stand behind the integrity of our products and can only continue to serve our customers in that way if you come forward with defective and misrepresented merchandise. We’ll always do what we reasonably can to get the best goods in your hands.

Just remember that Ware is a small business with one location in Asheville, NC. Your purchases (and returns) have a big impact on our ability to stick around and continue supporting the sustainable brands and artisans whose pieces we carry. Help us help them by shopping intentionally the first time.

We'd like to elaborate a bit more on why our personal care products, specifically, are final sale. We spend a lot of time and resources sourcing effective natural skin and beauty products. We research ingredients, test products for months, and make our friends try them. This is all to be sure we're curating a superior collection of products that work for most people. However, the skin's microbiome is a complex ecosystem. We will wax poetic all day about how well our products work for us - and even most people - but we will not guarantee you will have the same results. We can't. And we, as a small, independent retailer, can't afford to back those claims up with money. We have testers of almost all skincare products in the shop (the exception being deodorant, because gross) and invite you to thoroughly try it out before you buy it - even if you want to try it every day for a week! We appreciate any and all feedback about the efficacy of anything you buy from us.

Discounts and Sales:

Products purchased at a discount are final sale and sold as is. For many of the same reasons regarding this small business' need for reliable finances, we cannot apply discounts retroactively or extend them beyond their expiration dates.