To recognize the companies that choose to go above and beyond, look for our Ethics standard. These companies exceed our safety and environmental standards, as well as commit to responsible, respectful fair labour, and human rights practices. These companies may also make an outstanding effort to give back to both local and extended communities. Their stories are nothing short of extraordinary.
Though we look at company practices for suppliers of all of the products we carry, we recognize with our Ethics label those who make a particular effort to meet very high standards. These companies look at the impacts of the products they make from the source through every stage until it reaches you, the end user.
We especially like supporting companies that make their own communities better places to live. We know that they are creating the real economies of sustainability for our children’s future.
Many of the products that we carry are mother-made products that either started out at the kitchen table or, in some cases, still are made at the kitchen table. We have been happy to feature mother-made baby care and cosmetics, mother-made baby carriers, and mother-made cloth diapers. One of those companies that started out at the kitchen table is Bummis.
Bummis is about more than just beautiful, functional, Canadian-made cloth diapering products. Bummis as a company considers the well being of their company, workers, suppliers, retailers, and community as part of their bottom line. “We believe that the way we do business matters,” they write, “and that business can be an important vehicle for social change.”
We live on a wonderful little cloth diapering planet here at Bummis that we and our employees have created. We have a lovely factory with lots of plants and natural light, and our offices are situated there as well. We also have two beautiful little stores in the Montreal area where we sell tons of cloth diapers, baby carriers and breastfeeding supplies. We all really enjoy working on our special little planet refuge at Bummis, and we have a great team – all of whom care passionately about what we do and how we do it.
This month, we are telling you more about our Safe Family Promise at bynature.ca. To make it easy for you to identify products by their key attributes, look for our standards labels.