Credits, inviting friends & Co.
Unfortunately some features aren´t completly developed yet. But if you sell your designs, you´ll earn credits for each sale – it´s just not possible to pay with it right now. Follow us on Facebook for updates!
Do I need to register to place orders?
No, you can order anything from the shop as a guest. However, there are many reasons for signing up with us. As a registered user, you can check up on your orders and their status, earn credits and be part of the community. Register now >
How do I pay?
You can pay through PayPal or bank transfer.
Has my order been dispatched yet?
We start processing orders on receipt of payment. The quickest way, therefore, is to pay via PayPal. Production days are Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Registered Users can check their order status by logging into their account.
- Guests will receive a dispatch confirmation e-mail after their order has been dispatched. If you haven’t received an e-mail, you might want to check the spam folder of your e-mail provider. If you’re still out of luck, then either your payment hasn’t yet been received or we haven’t seen a production day yet. Feel free to send us an e-mail containing your order number and we’ll get to the bottom of it for you.
How long does delivery take?
Production days are Mondays and Wednesdays. If we receive your payment by 9 a.m. on a production day, your order will be sent out by the next working day.
Standard delivery time for orders within Germany is 1 – 3 working days. Standard delivery time for international orders is 5 – 7 working days. If you don’t receive your order within these timeframes, please send us an e-mail and we will look into what went wrong.
What about shipping costs?
Order over 20 Euros worth of Designs For A Change and enjoy free shipping worldwide. Click here for more information on shipping costs.
Can I collect my order personally?
No, we’re afraid not.
What do I need to do if I want to exchange an item?
Please send us an e-mail with your order number first and let us know why you’d like an exchange, and we’ll take it from there.
I ordered the wrong belt size. What to do?
As long as it hasn’t been worn and isn’t damaged in any way, you can just send the belt (only the leather part) back to us. Please enclose a note with your address and stating which size you would like to exchange it for.
I would like to return my order – how does it work?
Whaddaya mean? That’s unheard of ;). Before sending everything back, please contact us, providing your order number, and we’ll take it from there.
Where do you manufacture the items?
The Designs For A Change are produced by us, here in St. Pauli. The belt buckles are manufactured in Germany to our specifications and are then reworked by us. The leather belts are produced in India in a verifiably sustainable way, with the final production step happening in Germany.
How do I know which size I need?
You can find our size chart here. Just get your hip measurement and you should be good to go ;)
Which size Design For A Change do I need for my model?
When browsing our gallery with interchangeable designs, simply choose which model you’re going to be ordering them for. You can do this in the column on the left. Once you’ve selected a model, the designs will be shown in the size you need.
How do I know which model I have?
You’ll usually find the model name on your belt or else on the packaging, depending on when you purchased the belt or cap. Our older models might not have a model name directly on the belt or cap. If that’s the case, then there’s images and measurements in our shop that you can use as guidance.
I need a gift for someone – can you help me out?
You can upload your own personal design here, or check out the existing designs to find the perfect gift! And there’ll be gift vouchers to come soon...
Designs For A Change
How do you fasten the Designs For A Change?
The interchangeable designs for our belts are magnetic and can therefore also be fixed to your car or fridge! The designs for our caps are fastened with velcro.
Are the Designs For A Change securely fixed, or is there any danger of losing them?
The manufacturer guarantees the magnetic vinyl for use on vehicles for a speed of up to 200 km/h (124 mph) – so your dance moves shouldn’t do it any harm ;)
The velcro designs are similarly secure – a word of warning though: keep them away from your favourite wool jumper. They wouldn’t get along too well.
What can be printed up? And how about the quality/durability of the print?
Our prints are four-colour, photo-quality prints. A protective film is applied to every print in order to make it more durable. The ink is UV-resistant and will last a long time without fading.
The protective film makes sure the design is protected from wind and weather and can be cleaned with a damp cloth. Still, you might not want to take it swimming with you ;)
Do the magnets present any health risks?
Well, all my bodily functions are still intact, and I’ve been wearing the belt day and night since 2009.
How do I care for my Designs For A Change?
The best thing to do is to always keep them on the collector’s card in the collector’s box. This ensures the designs keep their shape. If they need a clean, you can wipe them with a damp cloth.
Could the magnets damage my bank card?
Probably not. But it’s still best to keep the Designs For A Change away from anything that could potentially be damaged by a magnet, like hard drives, mobile phones, floppy disks (LOL), etc. Hotel key cards and parking tickets will definitely be wiped by magnets.
How durable is the leather?
Unlike many other manufacturers, we use cowhide for our leather belts. Even highly priced belts or watches are often made of split hide leather, where two layers are being glued together that will come apart over time. This won’t happen with our belts – you’ll be able to pass them on to your kids one day ;)
Is the buckle nickel-free?
Yes. It’s 100% free of nickel, which makes it 100% suitable for allergy sufferers.
Why should I register?
You don’t need to register to be able to shop with us – however, there are many reasons for signing up as a registered user. For example, you would be able to earn credits, check your orders and order status and bookmark your favourite Artists and designs.
How do I join?
The easiest thing to do is to register through Facebook. You could then also find your friends on Facebook, invite new ones and share your activities on your Timeline – all up to you, of course! Another way of registering is simply by providing your e-mail address.
I didn’t receive the e-mail asking me to confirm my e-mail address
You’ll only receive an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address if you’ve registered through e-mail. If you don’t receive an e-mail within 15 minutes of signing up, please check the spam folder of your e-mail provider (Yahoo, Web, Googlemail etc.).
If you’re still out of luck, you can either request a new e-mail here or contact us.
What’s the difference between an Artist and a Collector?
- Artists use this platform to showcase and sell their artwork. It is imperative that their designs are created, photographed and/or illustrated by the Artists themselves!
- Collectors use this site mainly to follow their favourite Artists, bookmark designs and/or earn credits. However, they can also create private designs and order them for themselves or as gifts.
How do I earn credits?
- By inviting friends to join wechselwild. You’ll earn credits for every friend who registers with us. For more information, see “Inviting Friends”.
- By publishing and selling your designs. The better you promote your Profile, the more people are likely to see your artwork and buy your designs.
How can I redeem my credits, and what can I buy with them?
You can use them for anything you’d like to buy from the wechselwild shop. However, they’re not redeemable for vouchers or shipping costs.
Why should I invite my friends?
We’re a small startup company which relies on a lot of personal commitment and many a leg-up from our friends. Which is why we’re very grateful for every little bit you can do to chip in. To say Thank You, for each of your friends who registers with us we’ll give you credits to spend in our shop.
How can I invite my friends?
Once you’ve registered, there’ll be various options to invite friends through the “Invite Friends” button on your profile.
If you’ve linked your wechselwild account with Facebook, you can simply send an invitation to all your Facebook friends. And you will find all your friends who have already signed up with wechselwild.
Via e-mail or through your blog or forums
You can send your personal invitation link in an e-mail, post it in forums you frequent or put it on your blog.
What about the rights to my design?
You’re only temporarily granting us the rights of use to your designs. This means we can sell them and use them in our advertising. You’re still the creator and holder of all rights to your artwork and are free to do whatever you like with it ;)
What kind of data can I upload?
Simply upload a high-definition JPG-file. The picture is then automatically adjusted in width and centered horizontally. If you want to make sure text or other important objects are definitely included in the visible area, please download the respective file template here.
The file template provides guidance regarding the different formats. If you’d like everything to be visible even in the smallest format, you need to consider this when creating your design. But please also bear in mind that there needs to be enough content for when the design is used in a larger format.
How do I become a Top Artist and what’s in it for me?
By wowing us with your fabulous designs. Top Artist will be featured separately and e. g. introduced through our blog. In this way, they are much more visible than our regular Artists. So – don’t hold back :)
Which designs will be featured, and how does it work?
Exceptional designs that show great technical skill and creative ability or world-class ideas will be picked by our editorial team and will receive special recognition.
What’s my share of the pie if you sell one of my designs?
You’ll receive a 10% commission whenever we sell one of your designs. After 10 such sales, the accumulated amount will be credited to your account. You can then use this credit to buy anything you like from our shop. The credit you have with us cannot be exchanged for cash.
But there are other things you can do to earn even more credit – click here for more information.
What can I publish?
Please only use your own artwork – do not use any old content you found on the internet. Also, please don’t include logos of other brands or companies. And, naturally, no images that glorify violence, are radically right-wing or pornographic or in any other way illegal!
How can I earn credits faster?
- Use the “Share” button on your profile to post your artwork to all your networks or to send it via e-mail to all your friends.
- Link your wechselwild account with Facebook. Your activities and uploads to wechselwild will automatically be posted to your Facebook Timeline, helping you to increase the visibility of your artwork.
- You can also add a profile link (www.wechselwild.com/user/username) to your mails or your social media-accounts
- Or blog about your wild designs :)
I can’t find my Design For A Change in any of the galleries – how come?
Every new Design For A Change is reviewed by us. This is because we need to make sure that the uploaded content does not infringe on any copyrights or is in any other way offensive. Also, we would like to ensure a certain quality standard. Every design showing a certain amount of creative talent or technical quality is sure to be published – however, please allow up to 24 hours from the time of upload.
Do I need to register for this?
No. You can just upload your picture here and order your own design with or without a belt or cap.
How much is it to order my own personal design?
The cost for a personal design is the same as for any of the existing designs in our shop. Magnetic personal designs are available from 5.90 €, if ordered individually.
I would like to order my own design. How do I go about it?
Ideally, you would cut your picture to the desired size. You can download the necessary templates here. After that, you can upload your picture here without having to register. All that’s left to do then is choose your favourite product and place your order.
I don’t have a graphic program. Can I still order my own Design For A Change?
Of course! Just send us an e-mail with the picture you’d like to upload and let us know what product you would like to order it for. We’ll edit it for you and send it back, so that you can then simply upload and order it.
There’s a problem with my upload – what now?
See above ;)
What is Wechselwild?
Please make sure, that you see the end of the video ;)
Wechselwild – that’s innovative belt design from the heart, right here in St. Pauli. We invite everyone to publish their designs with us or just browse and collect fabulous Designs For A Change. That’s what we’re all about: devoted to flexibility and a certain fun factor for your outfit.
Who’s behind Wechselwild?
Edin and Eule. The designer and the business administrator met during an internship for the advertising agency Jung von Matt. After their little stint there, they started devising belt buckles and grand schemes in their diploma thesis. That was back in 2009 – wanna know more?
What’s the story behind the logo?
What is Wechselwild all about? You guessed it – about designs that can be changed daily, our Designs For A Change. This way, you can wear the perfect belt or cap every day by adapting it to reflect your outfit, mood or the event you’re going to.
What would be more fitting, therefore, than an adaptable logotype with a verbal twist – from Wechselwild to Wechselbild.
I love the project – how can I support you?
We are incredibly thankful for any kind of support. There are many different ways in which you can help:
- Invite your friends to join Wechselwild, or tell them about us
- Blog about us
- Are you an editor or do you know someone who works in TV, print, radio or other media? Tell them about us! We’re always happy to consider new media projects.
- As a designer/illustrator you can publish your designs with us
- Need a gift? Check out our belts and caps ;)
Just write a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note that all Designs For A Change are produced on demand. We run 2-3 production days per week. If we receive your payment by 10 a.m. on a production day, your order will be sent out by the next working day. The quickest way, therefore, is to pay via PayPal.
Designs For A Change
Germany – 2,90 €
International – 4,90 €
Free shipping on orders for interchangeable designs of over 20 € – worldwide!
Starter Kits, everything else + Designs For A Change
Germany – 5,90 €
International – 9,90 €
Free shipping on orders over 60 € – worldwide!
Quick Turnaround Time
We start processing your order on receipt of payment. Orders that are paid via PayPal are therefore the quickest ones to be processed.