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A Good Thing: A New Slew of Bright, Ethically Made Housewares from Goodee

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A Good Thing: A New Slew of Bright, Ethically Made Housewares from Goodee

April 30, 2020

Good news: Here are housewares that do plenty of good for the world.

We’ve been following Goodee for the better part of a year, from the time Fan heard a talk by the founders—Canadian twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart (formerly of WANT Les Essentiels)—to when Julie met up with the duo for a peek into their pop-up at the Whitney Museum in New York earlier this winter. The online marketplace offers a curated collection of home goods and stories from around the globe, and we love the bright, well-made, good-looking wares, made by artisans and creators all over the world. But there’s something else we love about Goodee’s colorful offerings: Behind each responsibly crafted object is a commitment to fair trade, eco-conscious practices, and ethical making.

The common thread among all of the blankets and baskets, wallpaper and tableware curated by Goodee? Good design and good purpose. The B Corp-certified online marketplace empowers makers and consumers alike to foster environmental, social, and community change through this global platform that champions fair treatment of workers, upcycling, and waste reduction. Goodee is also a new member of 1 Percent for the Planet and pledges to donate at least one percent of each sale to support nonprofits focused on environmental causes.

“A Goodee stamp of approval means that every item we offer is ethically made and transparently sourced,” the website says. It’s the kind of forward-thinking, purposeful, beautiful design we’re firmly behind.

Now, Goodee is giving Remodelista readers a first look at their new offerings—plus 10 percent off when you make your first purchase: Enter REMODELISTA10 at checkout.

Take a look:

the brand new bassi market tote (\$\199), shown here in the “mimosa and purpl 10
Above: The brand-new Bassi Market Tote ($199), shown here in the “mimosa and purple” colorway, is Goodee’s own sustainable design, created in partnership with the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative. The textiles are handwoven by mostly female artisans in a network of social cooperatives created to promote work and trade opportunities to marginalized communities in Burkina Faso. The bags are then constructed in northern Italy by the social cooperative Cartiera, which supports people in difficult conditions—particularly asylum seekers and migrants—through the development of artisan training courses and the creation of handmade wares. The sturdy design features long handles and a snap closure.
a cheerful addition for spring: baba tree’s medium bicycle basket (\$80)—sh 11
Above: A cheerful addition for spring: Baba Tree’s medium Bicycle Basket ($80)—shown in aqua, lime, and yellow—is hand-woven in Ghana from locally sourced vetiver grass and features adjustable leather straps with brass buckles. It’s also available in three other colorways.
the galapagos gift set (\$39) by haeckels includes a travel candle, an exfoliat 12
Above: The Galapagos Gift Set ($39) by Haeckels includes a travel candle, an exfoliating seaweed block, and other mini amenities for self-care.
Above: The three-legged Small Barro Pot II (left; $509) is designed by Sebastian Herkner for Ames and hand-made in Colombia, and the versatile Little Towel in Morning Grey (right; $17) by The Organic Company is made of organic cotton and features a loop for hanging.
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Above: A collection of simple white tableware from Netherlands-based Studio Ro-Smit, crafted by artisans with physical or mental impairments.
an oversized cushion for the sofa or bed: tensira’s long cushion in kapok wit 16
Above: An oversized cushion for the sofa or bed: Tensira’s Long Cushion in Kapok with Removable Cover in Indigo Tie-Dye ($119) is made in Tensira, West Africa, an area known for its expert indigo dyeing. The removable cotton cover is hand-spun and hand-woven before being hand-dyed in a subtle striped pattern.
Above left: Among the bedding offerings is Tekla’s eco-conscious Duvet Cover, shown here in lavender ($225) and woven in Portugal of Oeko-Tex-certified cotton, so it’s free from harmful substances. (It’s also available in yellow, pale grey, and three other colorways.) Above right: The 1917 Scented Candle ($57) by Frama.

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