MEET THE WOMEN behind Austicon
Austicon Council is a community of more than 70 strong, passionate, fearless women who support our work. It includes influential leaders, feminists, entrepreneurs, human rights experts, and advocates. Each member lends their time and talents to make a unique contribution to Austicon.
Our Core Values
To put it simply, our goal is to bring you natural, healthy products for you and your family. We are dedicated to offering families in Kingston and across the country ecologically sustainable, quality products for daily life from pregnancy to babyhood and beyond.
Each product we choose is carefully researched and has been chosen for a number of reasons. Some of the factors we take into consideration are:
- What materials are our products made from? We are committed to carrying products that are made from organic, natural, non-toxic, non-GMO, and petroleum-free products as often as possible.
- How are the products manufactured? We look for brands that value fair pay, equitable wages, sustainable and healthy work conditions, and ethically sourced raw materials.
- How far have the products travelled? We strive to reduce our carbon footprint by sourcing locally as much as possible.
- How long are the products intended to live and what happens at the end of their life-cycle? We can all reduce our waste and reliance on new raw materials as much as possible by choosing durable, quality goods, and open-ended imaginative toys meant to last years rather than months. When the items inevitably reach the end of their life cycle, we want to know that they can be reused, upcycled, composted, recycled, or returned to the companies that produced them for waste management.