WHAT IS MINIMALISM & CO.?
Minimalism & Co. is a new way to discover elevated lifestyle essentials from emerging and established brands and designers. Consider us your guide to discovering the best of minimalist design and lifestyle.
We present carefully selected, high-quality goods sourced from around the world – via our curated collections, premium parcels, and contextual editorials. You may not want to fill your personal space with clutter but you will get excited about thoughtful designs that are beautiful, functional, and of course, minimal.
WHAT IS MINIMALISM?
There are many different definitions of minimalism – here we focus primarily on the aesthetic principle by selectively indulging in objects that enhance our lifestyle. For more about our viewpoint on minimalism read our editorials here, here, and here.
WHAT ARE EDITORIALS?
Contextual editorials are short stories about brands, ideas, or concepts we've discovered, with a focus on ways in which you can seamlessly integrate them into your life. Though we occasionally feature sponsored stories, we never write about topics we don't genuinely find interesting and worthy of sharing.
WHAT ARE COLLECTIONS?
Curated collections are tightly edited selections of everyday essentials by our favorite minimalist goods, grouped by lifestyle theme. We are in the process of building out this new shop so check back often as we continue to add more brands
Shipping is free for purchases over $100 for U.S. residents.
We stand behind the quality of the goods we source. If you have an issue with your purchase we only require that you contact us within 15 business days of receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to resolve it. Please note that in the event a return is warranted we gladly accept unused items with all the original packaging and labels intact in exchange for a new item or account credit. We will provide U.S. residents with a shipping label to return the goods.
WHAT ARE PARCELS?
Premium parcels are a selection of luxe assembled that are dual gender, timeless, functional, and beautiful. Consider them a minimalist gift box that you can give to others or treat yourself with. We curate parcels every three months from thoughtful designers and brands with a story to tell. Many of these items will be original and exclusive and you won't be able to easily find them elsewhere.
If you become a member you'll receive our parcels at a preferred rate and are billed every three months (or annually if you opt for the annual plan) unless you skip a quarter or cancel (which you can do at any time). Quarterly plans are $100 USD per quarter. Annual plans offer more value at $350 USD per year ($50 discount). Current members can make changes to their account by logging in. From there, you can navigate to the appropriate sections to update your information.
Even if you aren't a member of the subscription offering you still have the option of pre-ordering parcels at retail price. This allows you to reserve them before they sell out.
We send out parcels quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Parcels ship out in the time frame specified on the parcel page (typically end of the ship month). The exact arrival dates will vary depending on where you are in the world. When your parcel has been prepared and ready to ship you will receive an email with a tracking number. Residents abroad should expect a slower parcel arrival given the customs clearance process.
Shipping is free for U.S. deliveries. Residents abroad play a flat rate of $20. Please be aware that international packages may be subject to import duties and we are not responsible for covering those costs. These rates are subject to change and will be communicated clearly at checkout.
We stand behind the quality of the goods we source. If you have an issue with any item in your parcel we only require that you contact us within 15 business days of receipt at email@example.com and we will try our best to resolve it. Please note that in the event a return is warranted we gladly accept unused items with all the original packaging and labels intact in exchange for a new item or account credit. We will provide U.S. residents with a shipping label to return the goods.
We have a special referral program for current members that allows you to earn a free parcel in exchange for inviting friends. If your invited friend subscribes to our membership, both of you will receive a free parcel. Upon your friend's signup, your account will automatically be credited with a free parcel discount that will apply to your next renewal. You can access your custom referral page here.
IS MY INFORMATION SECURE?
Yes it is and we use very reliable and trustworthy third party systems: Braintree and Stripe to process your payments, Cratejoy to store your mailing address (for members) and Mailchimp to communicate with you via email. We never share your information.
CAN I RECOMMEND A PRODUCT OR BRAND?
You sure can. If you manufacture, design, or sell minimalist goods and want to be featured in our quarterly parcels please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or here. We also accept ideas from the general public.
DO YOU HAVE AN AFFILIATE OR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?
If you are a blogger or digital/social influencer with a significant following and similar design aesthetic contact us at email@example.com to learn more about our ambassador program which includes a free parcel for you and potential giveaway for your followers.
I'M A MEMBER OF THE PRESS, HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
We welcome any inquiries from journalists and bloggers. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our press kit or request an interview. Please clearly credit minimalism.co with a link back in your news stories and blog posts.
I'M INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING ON MINIMALISM & CO.
Every month we offer a limited number of sponsored stories via an editorial features and/or social mention. We have a number of programs that can be tailored to your specific needs. Contact us at email@example.com to receive more information.
SO WHO'S BEHIND THE BRAND?
Our founder, Aja Nicole Edmond, is an ex-brand and marketing executive with an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business. She garnered extensive fashion/retail/e-commerce experience before becoming a creative entrepreneur, brand advisor, and minimalist lifestyle blogger, who decided to leave the corporate world to build her own simple, beautiful, and meaningful brands. She is also a minimalist and advocate of simple living (on your own terms). You can learn more about Aja here.