Our goal is to engage in commerce while maintaining our sense of responsibility to the diverse neighbourhood that has embraced us, and the global network we seek to serve, all while maintaining a commitment to the sustainability of our planet.
While we aim to maintain competitive price points against bigger retailers, the nature of independent business occasionally makes this difficult. We make up for that through our promised and continued efforts to deliver extraordinary customer service, premiere products at a diverse range of price points, and a sense of belonging and community that we believe can only be offered by a small, close knit business such as ourselves.
We partner with, and continue to seek suppliers who share a socially and environmentally conscious ethic to match our intentions. Brands including PlanetBox, who partner with Parting from Plastic, Koru who supports the 1% For The Planet Initiative, Grosche and their innovative Clean Water Project, and Danica, part of whose proceeds are donated to Education Without Borders, to name a few.
When it comes to shipping, we reuse many of the materials that go into the process, including bubble and plastic wrap, scrap paper, and even the occasional box. Every package we send to customers is shut tight using plastic free tape, with our preference being recycled paper packing tape (which is just as strong!). So when your order arrives to your front door, our boxes might not be as pretty as others, but the care, effort, and thought that goes into each package is unmatched.
Within the local community, we have sponsored teams in the Withrow Park Ball Hockey League, supplied charitable donations to multiple schools and organizations in need, and offered 2x iQ member points on reusable storage accessories, and bonus points for those who shop using their own bags. We also continue to give back over 1% of Back To School revenue in donations to schools and centres in the community, and, of course, treat passerbyers to free refreshing lemonade on the weekend all summer long!
Schools and organizations we partner with for donations to tremendous causes include: