What is your turnaround time?
Easter cut off is March 4th. Such a great question!!! Currently our hardwood trays have a 2-4 week turnaround time. Why so long?! It depends on the quantity and item ordered; but all of our stuff is finished in house, by a hubby and wifey duo! But we also have a 2 and a 5 year old at home too, so we have to balance family and work. We often do things in batches. So if your order comes in right before a batch, then it might ship in 1-2 weeks. If it comes in right after a batch, it will go into the next batch and it might be closer to 4 weeks. Our Signs have a slightly longer turnaround time, of 2-5 weeks. The Garden signs can take up to 5-6 weeks during peak seasons.
Are your finishes non toxic?
Yes! The paint used is water based. It is completely free of VOCs, lead, ammonia, toxins, all the ickies. There’s none of it here. The naturally dyed goodies are dyed with a water based watercolour dye. It’s even food safe! Lastly — Our coatings are all either water based or a beeswax oil based. Our plates are finished with a cutting board conditioner.
What ages are your toys appropriate for?
This is such a great question! And we get it! It can be hard to tell. There are a lot of wooden teethers and rattles on the market aimed at babies. All of our toys are made for kids that are no longer mouthing their toys. All of our toys are suggested for ages 3 and up. This is both for insurance regulations as well as the Toy Regulation section under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. These are mandatory safety requirements set for children’s toys and related products. Our toys are NOT meant to be teething products. All of that being said — any of our solid hardwood toys (with no loose or small parts) are safe for your little ones to play with under your supervision.
order processing times are separate from the shipping times you see at checkout.
All orders are are made to order and we have two little ones at home. Toy orders can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to complete (depending on the products and cut times) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.
Note that there may be potential delays due to a high volume of orders, or delays in shipping due to the postal service that are outside of our control.
Domestic Shipping Rates and Estimates
For calculated shipping rates: Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout.
Free shipping: We offer free shipping to Canada & USA on a variety of items ! Check out our listings to see which ones.
We also offer free shipping to USA and Canada on all toy purchases over $150.
Pick up options
You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup in Chilliwack BC. We are in the Promontory area. After placing your order and selecting local pickup at checkout, we will send you an email when your order is ready along with instructions.
Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes (including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. AW & Collective is not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
How do I check the status of my order?
When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.
If you haven’t received your order within 21 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.
Refunds, returns, and exchanges
Please see our refund policy here
In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at email@example.com with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We address these on a case-by-case basis but will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at — firstname.lastname@example.org