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Ethos

Good Things is a conscious online store that supplies well made, ethically-minded homeware and everyday goods. We celebrate the clever-minds of local makers, champion earth-friendly practices and hero honest, ethical suppliers.

Good Things encourages kinder, slower, better ways of consuming. We want to slow down the fast-paced decision making that surrounds purchasing everyday goods, and support people in filling their homes with mindful, functional items that they’ll use or find pleasure in daily.

By only stocking a curated collection of products that are firmly rooted in our Good Values, we provide an easy alternative to habitual, quick-fix buying.

Good Things Store is built on five foundational Good Values. These are the building blocks of who we are and what we do. Good Things are Earth-Friendly, Ethical, Recycled, Made Local and Timeless. Each of these values have their own no-nonsense criteria to ensure our customers can make easy, informed decisions when shopping with us. Each and every brand we stock meets one or more of our Good Values. 

Good Things are Earth-Friendly, Ethical, Recycled, Made Local and Timeless.

 

  

Good Things are Earth-Friendly

Championing brands that tread lightly on the Earth.

We endorse the forward-thinkers that are committed to reducing their ecological footprint and emissions. Prioritising ingredients, fabrics and fibres that Certified Organic, Non-toxic & 100% Natural. Made without chemical fertilisers, pesticides, synthetic dyes and harmful ingredients, these products are a kinder choice for our skin, our planet, and the farmers.

Criteria:

In order for a brand to meet this values criteria, they must be committed to reducing their ecological footprint and emissions and meet the following points:

  • Certified Organic
  • 100% Natural
  • Made from Natural fibres
  • Non-toxic — eco friendly dyes (OEKO-TEX® 100)
  • GOTS certified organic cotton (Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified manufacturer.)
  • Have no synthetic fibres — polyester, nylon etc.

 

Good Things are Ethical

Ensuring the health and well-being of makers and craftspeople is upheld with water-tight, globally recognised fair trade certifications.  

Criteria: 

In order for a brand to meet this values criteria, their manufacturing must be accredited with a globally recognised fair trade certifier. This ensures the workers are guaranteed a living wage, safe working conditions, and regular audits.

 

Good Things are Recycled

Recycled materials are gentle on the planet. 

When makers favour recycled materials like glass, wood, and deadstock textiles, they minimise waste by giving this matter a second life. Simultaneously, they conserve energy that would be otherwise expended in the production of new materials. 

Criteria:

In order for brands to meet this value, their goods must be made from 80% recycled or upcycled materials.

 

Good Things are Made Local

Being a supportive neighbour has an abundance of benefits.

When we shop local, we reduce our carbon footprint and support our community. This benefits the local economy and celebrates the craft and practices of our clever-thinking neighbours.

Criteria:

In order to meet this values criteria, the goods must be made in Australia or New Zealand.


Good Things are Timeless

Honest, tried and true products that will withstand the test of time.

Made from premium and long-lasting materials with a considered approach to design. These are good quality, well made products that are in it for the long haul, crafted by dependable, well-regarded brands.

Criteria:

In order for brands to meet this value, their goods must be of considered design and crafted from good quality, long-lasting materials.