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Shipping and Returns


Second Class Royal Mail

Up to value

£10.00 – £3.20
£20.00 –  £3.50
£50.00 –  £5.00
£50.01+ –  £6.00

Next Day (orders before 12.00)

Up to value

£10.00 – £9.80
£20.00 – £11.50
£50.00 – £12.50
£50.01+ – £12.50

NB next day delivery excludes Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays.

Rest Of World

Up to value

£50.00 – £12.50
£100.00 – £16.50
£100.00+ – £20.00

First Class Royal Mail

Up to value

£10.00 – £4.20 
£20.00 – £4.50
£50.00 –  £6.00
£50.01+ –  £7.00

EU Delivery

Up to value

£10.00 – £6.50
£50.00 – £10.00
£120.00 – £12.50
£120.01+ – £30.00


We operate a maximum wait of 28 working days for a delivery within UK & Europe – however we process orders in date order of receipt and pride ourselves on our rapid despatch. If for some reason you do not receive your order within 14 days, please call us on 01282 863181 or email us at

No matter what shipping option is selected Empress Mills is not liable for any loss incurred through a delay in delivery.

Shipping Times

Next Day Option orders leave us the same day when placed before 12noon.
First Class Option orders usually leave within 1-2 days.
Second Class Option orders usually leave within 2-5 days. However we do constantly strive to beat these targets.

Orders are despatched during our usual trading days – Tuesday to Saturday (Saturday cut off 12 noon due to carriers closing at this time). No despatches take place Sunday or Monday without prior arrangement – please Contact Us with any specific requirement, we would be delighted to help.

Please note that delivery of your Order may take longer during sale or other busy periods – please Contact Us if you are unsure or for clarification.

If an item is likely to be out of stock for longer than 14 days we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss various options with you – these include but are not limited to a full refund or back-ordering of the product.




Returns & Cancellation Policy

Please Always Contact Us Prior To Making A Return.

We aim to offer you the very best service including in the event of a return for any reason. With this in mind should you wish to return or exchange any item please contact us first, as there are occasions when it may be unnecessary for you to be inconvenienced by sending an item back. Alternatively returns should be made following discussion with an Empress team member.

Contact: 01282 863181 or email:


Under The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 you have a right to cancel your order* within the period of 14 working days, beginning with the day after your order was received. You must make notice of cancellation, clearly stating your request to cancel, in writing, by one of the following options:

  1. Empress Mills (1927) Ltd., Glyde Works, Byron Rd, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0BQ.
  2. Email:

If however the goods have already been despatched prior to us receiving your intent to cancel you have a legal duty to retain possession of them and to take reasonable care of them. You are under obligation to restore these goods to the supplier (Empress Mills) and, under this contract, you will be responsible for sending your order back to Empress Mills at your own expense, with the exception of faulty or substituted goods, where returns costs will be reimbursed to you (subject to the below).

Please always Contact Us to discuss the best method of return.

Faulty Items / Items Which Were Not Ordered

Returns postage will only be reimbursed if the item is faulty / not what was ordered. Please always Contact Us prior to making a return so we can advise on the method of return – if a return method is used which has not been specified by us a full reimbursement for the cost may not be possible.

If the item is being returned for other reasons please Contact Us to discuss the best method of return.

Contact Empress Prior To Any Return

Please always Contact Us prior to making a return for any reason. That way we can ensure you receive the best possible service regarding the return.

If a return method is used which has not been specified by Empress Mills a full reimbursement for the cost may not be possible (subject to the above).


7 thoughts on “Shipping and Returns

    • The fabric is £12.40 + shipping £12.50 – at todays exchange rate that is 31 dollars but of course it will change daily.

  1. Hi,
    I need about 20 metres good quality fabric to sheets. Width at least 220 cm. I think that Egyptian cotton will be best. Colour white or off-white. Have You some minimum quantities to deliver? Can You send some little samples of 2-3 qualities. What are the prices of fabric/metre and the freight to Finland, in Euros, please.

    Best regards
    Evita Ahonen, Peilikuja 7, 38250 Sastamala , Finland

    • I will send you swatches of the Egyptian cotton fabrics – they are a beautiful quality. We can send as little as one metre – it is 304cms wide.

  2. Hello,
    Do you offer a swatch service for a reduced price? I need swatches of your pre washed linens, cotton lawn and muslin, as well as anything you would consider ideal shirt weight.
    Thank you

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