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The Seven Principles of Co-operatives
* 1. Voluntary and Open Membership
* 2. Customer Service that Helps
* 3. Members’ Economic Participation
* 4. Autonomy and Independence
* 5. Education, Training, and Information
* 6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
* 7. Concern for Community

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8. Contribute Co-operatively

Co-operative doesn’t just describe our status; it describes our culture.

In undemocratic businesses, people are encouraged to succeed by climbing over each other and scrambling to get to the top where they alone rule. At Come As You Are we've proven that it's possible to get to the top together (and, by the way, when you get there together it's a lot more fun and way less lonely once you've made it). We use creative and collaborative decision making at every level of the co-op and have found that even though it takes a little longer, it results in better decisions and greater happiness.

Being a worker co-operative means having a commitment to working with each other and knowing that what's most powerful in a group is not the individual who can talk the loudest, but the open exchange of ideas.

What binds us is a collective belief that the way we talk about sex is a radical act, and that (funny as it may sound) sex toys can change the world.

If you're interested in learning more about worker co-operatives you should check out the Seven International Principles of Co-operatives which we follow and we'd be happy to contact us more about.

 

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