But I found out something else from their website today: they're in danger of closing. Small businesses everywhere are hurting, and CAYA co-op is facing troubled times. They're counting on Toronto--on those of us who believe in their anti-capitalist, co-operative, community approach to business--to help. And I think we can do it. I think we WANT small independent shops to survive and thrive.
To get us all excited, they're holding a "Use It or Lose It" event. Well, sale, but it sounds like an eventful sale. You can read more about it on their blog: http://www.comeasyouare.com/blog/use-it-or-lose-itits-time-we-talked/
CAYA's Core Values:
Come As You Are is special. It really is. It's not just a bricks-and-mortar (and online) store. It also hosts all kinds of workshops around sex, sexuality and gender, with an open and inclusive approach. I ran into them doing outreach at an organization where I do volunteer work. These people really care about the city.
Let's show them we care just as much: http://www.comeasyouare.com/blog/use-it-or-lose-itits-time-we-talked/