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Addis Collection - Spring Drop

This just in! Our Addis collection received a spring update: think lightweight breathable 100% cotton scarves in neutral spring colours and dainty jewelry made of recycled bullet casing. As always, shop goods that do good. 

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Thank you 2018!

It is incredible to think that 2019 is almost here and that Collective Goods has been up and running for an entire year already! As we enjoy our last few weeks of 2018, we at CG wanted to look back and celebrate everything that was accomplished this past year, and thank all of you for your amazing love and support. The first few months of 2018 were spent planning, planning and planning as the CG volunteers met every few weeks to establish the vision and mission of CG, figure out a marketing strategy, and get communications rolling with Ellilta Products, our first Global Artisan partner. In March, several members of the CG team traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where we...

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CG x ROSSO!

Ethical fashion, coffee, handmade goods, coffee, live music, and more coffee! This past weekend, Collective Goods collaborated with the amazing Rosso Coffee Roasters and hosted a pop-up shop at the Rosso Studio Bell location. It was an amazing evening where we were able to meet with so many great people, share the story of Collective Goods and our partner, Ellilta Products, and sell their beautiful handmade jewelry and scarves. Not only that, but we even had local band Handmade Music perform a dreamy live set for us! Needless to say, it was a great time. So why Rosso Coffee Roasters? We didn’t collaborate with this amazing company just for their stunning venue and great coffee; we collaborated with them because...

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From Seed to Scarf

Earlier this year, some of the Collective Goods team had the opportunity to visit our partners at Ellilta Products (EP) in Ethiopia. We wanted to meet the women who were crafting the scarves and jewelry and catch a glimpse of their daily lives in Addis Ababa. We spent several days at the EP headquarters, sitting alongside the women as they made various necklaces and handwoven scarves. Let’s just say, we KNOW who made our clothes. The women taught us how to bead necklaces, and they even taught us how to use the loom and we were able to weave part of a scarf! It was such an eye-opening and humbling experience as we all learned very quickly just how difficult...

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CG: Officially Up and Running!

Countless meetings, emails, cups of coffee and one trip to Ethiopia later, Collective Goods (CG) is officially up and running! On June 16th, 2018, we celebrated our official launch by hosting our first ever pop up shop at Distilled Beauty Bar and needless to say, it was an incredible day! Over the last several months, the CG team has been working tirelessly to establish every part of our organization, from our vision, mission and values down to the design details of the tags on our scarves. It was amazing to finally see all the beautiful scarves and jewelry created by Ellilta Products on display; we are thrilled that our first collection was so well received by everyone who was able...

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