Ethos

Carefully curated homewares with good values.

Good Things celebrates locally made, well-designed, and sustainable homewares with longevity and good craftsmanship front of mind.

Founded on the principle that good things take time, our hope is to highlight a slower, more thoughtful mode of consumption – supporting small and local makers along the way. 

For a brand to be stocked at Good Things it must meet the requirements for one of our values – Good Things Take a Village, Good Things Take Less, Good Things are Kind, and Good Things Care.  

 

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[01] Good Things Take a Village 

We believe there’s real satisfaction in supporting local creators and makers crafting by hand. We find ourselves in a time where too often we don’t know where our goods come from, or who made them. 

When supporting local creators and makers you’re supporting the little guys, contributing to local employment, and boosting your own economy.

Handcrafted and locally made tends to require less energy and resources compared to items mass-produced in a factory line. Local goods also don’t need to travel quite as far to arrive at your doorstep, resulting in a kinder carbon footprint.

When you purchase an item made by hand you’re not only supporting the local maker but also the heritage and traditions of their field so easily forgotten in today’s fast world. 

In order for a brand to meet this value, their goods must be handmade in New Zealand or Australia. 

 

[02] Good Things Take Less

We pride ourselves in stocking brands where upcycling and recycling play a fundamental role in their production line. 

In recycling materials like glass, wood and textiles we’re minimising waste by giving them a second life, while at the same time conserving the energy that would be expended in the production of new materials. 

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

 

[03] Good Things Are Kind 

We believe what we use on our skin should always be a consideration.

A quarter of the world's chemicals produced, are used in textiles – resulting in soil degradation and pollution. Organic, natural fibres like cotton, linen and wool are produced without chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and synthetic dyes  – making them a kinder choice for our skin, the planet, and the farmers.

Natural textiles are biodegradable and when buried in soil can degrade in just a few weeks. Synthetic fibres break down, but never completely disappear. As they break down into tiny pieces, these microplastics make their way into our oceans, threatening marine wildlife and ending up in our food supply.

In order for a brand to meet this value, they must be committed to reducing their ecological footprint and emissions. 100% of their textiles must be made from non-toxic, natural fibres.

 

[04] Good Things Care

By supporting brands that support their workers, we are uplifting individuals, communities, and countries. 

In order for a brand to meet this value 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.