Code of conduct for BCIA members and babywearing industry standards
The BCIA strives to be a leader in both setting and meeting babywearing industry standards. In that spirit, our board and staff keep our core values front-of-mind in the work we do with and for small baby carrier businesses.
Babywearing educators, baby carrier manufacturers and resellers, and all other BCIA members agree to follow the BCIA code of conduct
- All industry members will conduct business in a manner consistent with the core values of the BCIA. Each BCIA member commits to these babywearing industry standards, recognizing that one’s actions reflect on the industry as a whole.
- Member manufacturers, distributors, and retailer stores show a good faith effort to:
3. All industry members endeavor to:
4. All industry members show a good faith effort to manage their business interactions with integrity and respectful deportment including but not limited to:
5. Professional educators and those involved in outreach and/or product education endeavor to:
The BCIA is committed to exceeding babywearing industry standards and holding itself accountable
The BCIA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade organization. Our organization is bound by antitrust laws in the United States (for example, Section 5 of the FTC Act), which strictly prohibits anti-competitive practice or adjudicating trade disputes. Similar competition laws exist in most of the countries where our members conduct business.
It is the policy of BCIA to comply strictly with the letter and spirit of all applicable federal, state, and international trade regulations and antitrust laws. Any activities of the BCIA or BCIA-related actions of its staff, officers, board members, committee members, volunteers or business members that violate these regulations and laws can be detrimental to the interests of BCIA and are contrary to BCIA policy.
Participation in the BCIA trade association by function brings competitors together. Accordingly, it is necessary to avoid discussions of sensitive competitive topics and to avoid recommendations with respect to such subjects. Agreements to fix prices or fees, to allocate markets, to engage in product boycotts and to refuse to deal with third parties are automatically illegal under the antitrust laws.