Whats the deal with Dunia, anyway?
A. Simple, really.
Dunia is a store whose mission is to serve people who want to furnish
their homes without compromising their principles. We do this by offering
housewares, home décor, gifts, bath and body products, and other
niceties, all from sources that are environmentally friendly, cruelty-free,
fair-traded, or some combination thereof. We also carry gift and décor
items made from recycled materials, and feature the work of artists from
the Town of Maynard, where our store is located, and the surrounding community
whenever we can.
Q. How is Dunias merchandise selected?
A. Dunia specializes
in products that offer an elusive combination of quality, sustainability
and compassiongood for you, good for planet, good for spirit. Each
of the products we sell offers one or more of the following attributes:
No sweatshop or prison labor involved in its manufacture;
No animal products or animal testing involved in any stage of processing
All components fair-traded, and manufactured by people working
under humane conditions, and in exchange for a living wage; and,
Any and all cultivation, harvesting, and manufacturing processes
are sustainable practices.
Again, we also try to feature many fine recycled and locally produced
products. As a general philosophy, all of our products are designed for
maximum durability and longevity, rather than merely for low cost, convenience
Animal testing? These arent my problems! (Or are they?)
A. They may or may not be. Thats entirely up to you. But
part of our mission is to try to take these issues off the table for you,
so that you can focus on the less burdensome factors of beauty and practicality.
Q. Can I
order your products online?
A. Well, yes and no. At this point, unfortunately, we dont
offer online shopping, as our focus has been on creating a brick-and-mortar
environment, a community focal point, a haven for reflection and conscious
buying. We may eventually develop an e-commerce capability, depending
upon how things go and upon the feedback we receive from our customers.
For now, however, weve decided to minimize the bells and whistles on our Web site.
That doesnt mean you cant send us an e-mail with an inquiry,
or even an order. For your own protection, though, please dont send
us credit card or any other sensitive information via e-mail. Be sure
you send us your name, mail address, telephone and e-mail information,
and we can conduct a multimedia transaction of sorts, and give you a real-time,
personal assurance that your order will be handled with the utmost efficiency,
security and respect.
Q. Does Dunia
A. At this point
in time, we are strictly a retail business. However, were open to
bulk discounting for corporate, institutional and other high-volume purchases.
Please inquire within, or contact us via the information provided at the
end of this FAQ.
Q. How can I contact you for inquiries, feedback, etc.?
A. Easy. There
are several ways, actually.
We invite you to visit us at our store, located at 43 Nason Street, in
downtown Maynard, Massachusetts. Thats us next to the Citizens
Bank, and across from China Ruby restaurant, in what for many years was
a doctors office.
Of course, you can always contact us via e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well reply as soon as we can, but we ask that you please be patient,
as this kind of correspondence is spiky, and our inbox ebbs
and flows in sometimes unpredictable ways.
Finally, theres the old-fashioned telephone. Give us a call at 978-897-8850.
As with e-mail, please be tolerant of traffic spikiness