ORDERING

Yes, you will receive an email when the item has been picked up by the carrier and is on route. All the pertinent tracking information (when applicable) will be contained in that correspondance. (Some carriers provide information indicating the parcel has been delivered.) There are carriers that make pick ups from our warehouse everyday and others visit on a twice weekly basis. We will keep you posted.

We always endeavour to process orders in a timely and proficient manner. As long as the order has not left our warehouse changes can be made. Should you require a change of any time contact us immediately at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com

Not at this time. Once the company grows a little we will offer that service. If you would like to talk to us directly about anything please contact us at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com and leave a phone number where you can be reached and we will endeavour to contact you in a timely fashion.

SHIPPING

The bottom line. For everyone's shopping ease and convenience we streamlined our shipping costs into very reasonable all inclusive flat rates.

Canadian Orders: We will ship anywhere in Canada for a flat rate of $15 CDN plus applicable taxes, regardless of size and weight of the package. Delivery times will differ depending on the type of service and geographic location of the customer. (Expedited services are available at additional costs.)

USA Deliveries: We will ship anywhere in the United States for $20 CDN (approximately $14.50 USD) plus applicable taxes for next day delivery* complete with tracking numbers and status reports via DHL Express regardless of size or weight of the package.

(*please note there might be a delay due to the Covid19 situation. Delivery time commences upon the day of pickup.)

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA: PARALLEL UNIVERSE APPAREL will endeavour to ship our unique garments anywhere in the world. International deliveries outside of North America will be handled on an individual order-by-order basis. Final costs will depend on geographic location of the customer, expediency of delivery required, custom rates, duties and all applicable taxes. Inquiries are welcomed at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com

SPECIAL REQUESTS DELIVERY SERVICES: Parallel Universe Apparel has accounts with most major courier and trucking companies. We can provide unique and expedited services to suit any customers specialised requests. Please contact info@paralleluniverseapparel.com for additional information.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all delivery systems are experiencing delays. Some are more significant than others. This is due to a variety of mitigating factors. With a greater proportion of the population working from home and adhering to isolation and quarantine protocols the demand for online shopping and shipping has increased dramatically. The delivery companies are also ensuring the well being of their respective workforce by implementing stringent safety measures. We will endeavour to do everything we can to ensure your order arrives in a timely fashion. Your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times is greatly appreciated.

RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

If your parcel arrives in a damaged condition please try to take a photograph before opening (if possible).(This will assist with any future claims that have to be addressed with the carrier.) If the garment itself is defective in any way please contact us immediately at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com and we will make every attempt to rectify the problem. We stand behind the integrity of all our products.

At Parallel Universe Apparel our main concern is customer satisfaction. If for any reason you are personally unhappy with your purchase (sizing, style, etc.) you will have 14 days to return the item for full refund (less S&H). All items must have their original tags and be unworn and unwashed. (for hygienic reasons we cannot accept returns or exchanges that are dusty, dirty or marked)

We fully understand that there may be very unique circumstances regarding a return or exchange that is not covered in these policies. We encourage you to contact us directly at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com where we will be happy to address any additional inquiries you might have.

To initiate a return or exchange, email us at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com. Please include the order # and the email address used to place the order. If your order arrived damaged or flawed please include a photo of the defect. If we are issuing a refund please insure all returned garments are unworn and unwashed with all the original tags attached.

2) After your return or exchange has been approved by email please include in your return package a short note stating your order number, the details of your request, your shipping address and your email address.

3) Ship the item to the following address:

  • PARALLEL UNIVERSE APPAREL
  • Attn: Returns/Exchanges
  • 1365 Main Street.
  • North Vancouver, BC
  • CANADA,  V7J 1C4

4) If you are returning the item due to defect, damage, or error from our source we will instruct you the best way to return the item for full refund (including all shipping costs). The mode of transportation will vary on a "customer to customer" basis dependent on geographical location and parcel size.

4a) If you are returning the item due to personal reasons (wrong size, style, etc.) we suggest using Canada Post for domestic orders as this is generally the most economical mode of transportation. Packaging the item as small and lightweight as possible will also assist in reducing the costs. Tracking numbers are encouraged as we cannot be held responsible for lost packages.

5) When we receive your package, we will process your refund or exchange. You will receive a refund notification via email. Please allow a suitable length of time for the refund to appear on your credit card statement.

6) Shipping times and related fees fluctuate considerably and are dependent on parcel size, geographic location and mode of transport. Please take this into consideration.

*We are always here to assist you. If you have any questions or are in the need of clarification about anything in regards to returns/exchanges do not hesitate to contact us at info@paralleluniverseapparel.com. We can arrange to talk to you personally by phone.

Parallel Universe Apparel stands behind the integrity and quality of all its products. Please take a photograph of the defect and contact us directly at info@paralleluniveseapparel.com  We will take all steps necessary to resolve the issue to your complete satisfaction.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all delivery systems are experiencing delays. Some are more significant than others. This is due to a variety of mitigating factors. With a greater proportion of the population working from home and adhering to isolation and quarantine protocols the demand for online shopping has increased dramatically. The delivery companies are also ensuring the safety of their respective workforce by implementing stringent safety measures. We will endeavour to do everything we can to ensure your order arrives in a timely fashion. Your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times is greatly appreciated.

OUR PRODUCT

It is our desire that you can immediately enjoy your new apparel upon arrival. Ensuring you order the correct size is extremely important.

Sizing is generally the main reason for customer dissatisfaction when it comes to ordering clothing on-line. To this point we have endeavoured to include as much information pertaining to the specifics of our apparel as possible. Please take note of all pertinent details. Due to a wide range of manufacturing specifications we have included size charts with each item. They vary from style to style. It is equally important to follow all care and handling guidelines once you receive your garments.  

If you have any doubts regarding sizing please contact us at info@paralleluniverseapparel and we would be happy to provide you with any additional clarification you might require. Your satisfaction is our main concern.

At Parallel Universe Apparel we endeavour to ensure our garments are responsibly sourced and manufactured in a socially conscious environment. Whenever possible we try to purchase products that are manufactured domestically, from companies renown for their ethical practices and superior craftsmanship. Currently the majority of garments are manufactured in Canada  including our entire line of SuperSoft men's t-shirts produced from silky smooth bamboo celebrated for its comfort and natural sustainability. Parallel Universe Apparel engages Canadian companies whenever possible for all aspects of our production needs. All facets of our fine detailing from the embroidery, silk screening, labelling, etc. is performed by local craftspeople.

When is impossible to source certain styles domestically we import our garments. The remaining bulk of our clothing is WRAP certified (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) and follow the Fair Labour association guidelines and codes of conduct.

As our Universe grows it is our mandate to engage not only those companies that follow these principles but to explore even broader eco-friendly and socially conscious production avenues.

We deal with a wide variety of manufacturers that have specific washing and care instructions for each style. Please adhere to these directives before wearing. Read handling and care labels. (In general, hot water and/or a hot dryer will shrink most natural fibres. Some polyesters will bead if they are subjected to excessive heat. Never iron any polyesters or silk screened artwork. When it comes to fine garments caution is your best friend. Many garments are not prewashed and could retain a slight residual of colour from the dying process. Try to wash new garments individually or with clothes of the same colour.)

All conceptual aspects of Parallel Universe Apparel is generated in house. The creator of Parallel Universe Apparel has over 20 years experience in the clothing industry. As a former co-owner and Head Designer for Ironhead Retail he was responsible for well over 750+ unique and innovative graphic designs. Everything we manufacture is limited edition. We will produce variations of popular images in a variety of different satellite divisions. "Where yesterday ends and tomorrow starts." It is our mandate to offer a perpetually evolving galaxy of genuine and innovative design under a wide variety of different company banners and formats. Our classic designs echo vintage fashion silhouettes, a style we created called "RetroNow"©

All concepts, design and artwork are the sole property of Parallel Universe Apparel Inc. Any unauthorised reproduction in any way is strictly prohibited. 

THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Our known universe cascades for billions of light years stretching to the far reaches of infinity. There is an equally vast parallel universe within every one of us. A place where the soul resides, the heart finds a home, and the spirit shines.

MAGIC COMES FROM WITHIN©

We manufacture limited edition, high quality, responsibly sourced, urban uniforms for those original individuals that embrace positivity as a way of light but don't relate to ubiquitous mainstream fashion trends. Distinctly unique vehicles of self expression for the nonconformist nomads who are looking for a home outside the box.

"Enlightened Threads for Rebel Hearts."©

Huddled under the prodigious planetary dome of "wellness apparel" a vast legion of clothing manufacturers offer an astonishing array of wonderful, but pervasively similar garments. While we believe that all avenues that lead to greater luminosity and positivity are remarkable, in our Parallel Universe we prefer to take the road less travelled.

It is our mandate to offer a perpetually evolving galaxy of responsibly sourced, authentic and innovative apparel under a wide variety of different company banners and formats. "Authenticity in every stitch"©

"Satellites of love for the Blissfully Unorthodox"©

Absolutely. It is our intention to give back whenever possible. As the company grows we will look for suitable organizations to align ourselves with that share our same ideals .

COMPANY CONCEPTS AND DIVISIONS

At Parallel Universe Apparel we believe that imagination knows no bounds. Since our clothing reverberates with the echoes of  futurepast, (a style we created called RetroNow) there are many tributaries it will take We will offer a wide spectrum of unique design under a variety of company divisions, each with its own unique appeal. The following is a list of our inaugural departments and collections. Under these banners we will introduce a perpetually evolving array of innovative apparel. As we grow we will add additional branches to this company tree.

UNIVERSAL PROPERTIES

BLACK RABBIT YOGA© A Division of Parallel Universe Apparel©
SPIRIT GARAGE© A Division of Parallel Universe Apparel©
UNIVERSE CITY© A Division of Parallel Universe Apparel©
SOULSMITH© A Division of Parallel Universe Apparel©

PARALLEL UNIVERSE INFINITY SERIES©

REPEL ENERGY VAMPIRES© A Parallel Universe Apparel Perpetual Collection©
PROTECT YOUR MAGIC© A Parallel Universe Apparel Perpetual Collection©
LIGHT HEARTED© A Parallel Universe Apparel Perpetual Collection©
ENLIGHTEN© A Parallel Universe Apparel Perpetual Collection©
WISPY© (our mascot who is always “With You in Spirit”©)

All concepts, design and artwork are the sole property of Parallel Universe Apparel Inc. Any unauthorised reproduction in any way is strictly prohibited. 

The company slogan is "Enlightened Threads for Rebel Hearts"©

The company motto is "Magic Comes From Within"©

The individual garments we sell are "Satellites of Love for the Blissfully Unorthodox"©

The motto for our clothing and design "Authenticity in Every Stitch"©

The type of style we created "RetroNow"© 

Our SPIRIT GARAGE collection "Where the past is the Present and the Future is Now"©

Our mascot Wispys motto is "With You in Spirit©"

All concepts, design and artwork are the sole property of Parallel Universe Apparel Inc. Any unauthorised reproduction in any way is strictly prohibited. 

It's a style we created that is encapsulated by these two statements "The Past is The Present and The Future is Now". "Where yesterday ends and tomorrow starts". All our garments have whispers from the past and a classic vintage aesthetic. (Even the echoes of the Space Age and Atomic Age weave their way into our collections and branding.) And of course Now is all we have, all we will ever have, all we have ever had.

With a nod to the late, great, genius Lou Reed we call each and everyone of our products a Satellite of Love. Everything we produce is a vehicle of luminosity in some capacity. These satellites leave our Parallel Universe and go forth to be worn by the Blissfully Unorthodox, hopefully bringing a little much needed positivity to the world.

A cuffed hand with a pointing index finger (called  a manicle) have been used for centuries to indicate specific notations in text or more recently as a means of pointing the way to something that is significant. The hand design we created points within. A reminder that "Magic Comes From Within."

COMPANY MASCOT

We do have a company SpokesSpirit. He is a happy little soul named Wispy©. Like Smokey the Bear, Woodsy the Owl and Elmer the Safety Elephant before him Wispy© will bestow little bits of sage advice to the world. He has his own page under the banner "Wispys Words of Wisdom."© There is even a WORLD WIDE WISPY FAN CLUB complete with membership cards and Official Wispy©Club Buttons. As an introductory offer we are giving these special items out FREE with every purchase. Your WORLD WIDE WISPY© membership cards will entitle you to special discounts in the future. Keep your eyes open for regular appearances from our wise little mascot.

All concepts, design and artwork are the sole property of Parallel Universe Apparel Inc. Any unauthorised reproduction in any way is strictly prohibited. 

"Wispys Words of Wisdom" can be found in our menu under Wispy©, by clicking the Wispy© icon in the bottom header or click this link to take you straight to that page...

He actually has two. His personal saying is"With You In Spirit"© His favourite piece of sage advice for everyone is "Listen to your Spirit"©

THE LUMINOUS ONES

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