Q1. How do I know what size to buy?
Bust is best
Holi Boli garments usually have a tailored fit around the shoulders and bust, so to get the best fit we recommend prioritising and choosing the size that is closest to your bust measurement. Waist and hips on our garments are usually looser and adjustable, so we suggest to choose the dress that best fits your bust.
Waist for pants
Our jeans/denim pant are made from a stretch denim, so they are flexible around the butt, hips and thighs. However the waistband is less stretchy, therefore when buying denim pants we recommend choosing the size that matches closest to your waist measurement.
For jumpsuits we recommend looking at your bust and hip measurements and choose the size that accommodates your widest part. The waists on jumpsuits are usually looser than the size measurement chart, and are cinched in with a sash belt.
If you need any sizing advice or have any questions, please feel free to message our designer/dressmaker Ana at email@example.com or send us a message on Facebook.
Q2. How long does it take to ship to my country?
Holi Boli product is coming to you from our flagship store/HQ (head quarters) at 462 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand. Domestic postage (in NZ) usually arrives within a week. For international destinations allow two to three weeks.
Postal services are always busier during December and January so order early to receive your purchase in time for Christmas. For international destinations, please consider there may be postage delays around your local festival times.
Q3. How do you ship my order?
We use NZ Post Courier and use compostable bags that can be turned inside out and composted.
Q4. What if my order gets lost in the mail?
If you think your parcel may have got lost please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out. We will be tracking your parcel and take responsibility to see it safely reach you.
Q5. I don't want to buy 'online', can I still buy a dress?
Yes! Email us at email@example.com and let us know what you would like to purchase. We will give you the bank details and when we have received your payment we will then send your parcel.
Q6. What if I don't like the garment after I receive it or the size isn't right?
If the garment you buy is not what you want or is the wrong size, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and post it back to us at the Holi Boli shop at 462 Ulster Street, Beerescourt, Hamilton 3200. Please do this within two weeks of receiving your purchase. We're happy to refund or exchange the garment (what ever is your preference) if it's returned quickly and is in its original, unworn condition with tags still attached.
We want you to be empowered with an ethically made product you love.
If you purchased your garment from one of our stockists, the return/exchange needs to be done with that stockist and their store policies will apply.
Q7. I don't need any clothes but would like to support Holi Boli in empowering women. What can I do?
We love it when others want to join us on our mission to empower women! If you are wanting to financially support the ladies at our sewing house in India and the work that Holi Boli does with our partner production houses (in Northeast India and Cambodia) you can do this by buying a Holi Boli Journal. Proceeds from your journal purchase help to keep our teams empowered with wages plus provides extra support for our communities, such as covering medical bills and unexpected needs as they arise.
There is a ‘tip’ option at the checkout where you can choose to donate more should you wish to.
Other ways to support Holi Boli are by giving us a Google or facebook review or by sharing our story and our social media posts.
Q8. I'm a socially conscious retailer and want to stock ethically made clothing. Can Holi Boli design and manufacture clothing for my shop?
We do manufacture for other designers and retailers in NZ who want a trustworthy and transparent supply chain. We make small runs in woven (non-stretch) natural fabrics - organic cotton, linen and raw denim. Our seamstresses are some of the best in India and we pay more than a living wage, hence our wholesale pricing is fair and more expensive than a mass producing sweatshop.
If you would like to initiate a discussion about stocking Holi Boli in your store or Holi Boli being your ethical manufacturer, click the link below.
Q9. What does your name mean?
The Holi Boli name has several different fun meanings. Boli is a yummy Indian sweet. It is a play on the words and the glitz and glamour of Holllywood and Bollywood. It is a nod to our Indian-western fusion with courageous sisters of different nations coming together to make the world a better place. We love and appreciate the expression and freedom of colour so we resonate with the fun Indian festival of colour called Holi. Holly is a feminine name, so that reflects our brand made by real women for real women, and modelled by real women.
To us, our name reflects everything Holi Boli stands for - freedom, empowerment, sisterhood, connection, courage and celebrating femininity.