From the very start of HUM, I have been committed to creating a business and a brand that is ethical, socially and environmentally responsible, and built on strong human values:
authenticity generosity caring joyfulness
creativity quality integrity
One of the main ways HUM can express these values is through the products we offer, products that are beautiful and useful for your practice, as well as thoughtfully designed and made.
It has been a long and inspiring journey to bring HUM to life, with many decisions to make along the way, and each one has been carefully considered. From the materials that go into our products and the people who make them to the way we pack and ship them, each choice has been made to ensure the well-being of the people, our planet and our practitioners.
Our beautiful collection of essential tools and little luxuries to support your home practice has a common thread running through it, and that is our commitment to the following:
Organic, Wild-Crafted, All Natural
We are passionate about creating and curating a collection of the highest quality products that are beneficial for our practitioners and friendly for our planet. And so we choose raw materials that are organic, wild-crafted, sustainably grown and harvested, all natural, chemical-free.
Our own HUM products are all produced locally in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Any other product we choose to add to our collection supports artisans or small businesses, their families and communities wherever they may live (Tibet, Nepal, India, Brazil, Peru).
There is something beautiful, personal and rare about a handmade product, it’s like a little work of art. Many of our products are handmade using traditional methods, and choosing one helps to preserve these age-old techniques as well as support the artisans creating them.
While we take great care to protect and beautifully present your purchases, we only use packing materials that are made from recycled materials, that are recyclable and biodegradable, and as little as possible.
A portion of our sales is donated to the New Leaf Foundation in Canada, dedicated to bringing mindfulness and yoga-based tools to support the wellness of youth in marginalized communities.