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 to drop by! One highlight from the day was being able to talk with each person about what we are doing as an organization and share the story of the women of Ellilta Products.
Although each scarf and piece of jewelry is stunning on its own, the story of the hands who made them add a deeper element of beauty and value; therefore, it was an honor to be able to share that story with our supporters throughout the day. We are truly floored by the amount of interest and support we received, and it was so encouraging to hear from satisfied customers about how much they loved their new scarves and jewelry. At the end of the day, we are excited to report that we have sold out most of our first batch of inventory! But don’t worry, the few remaining pieces from our launch are still up for sale now in our online shop! Check out www.shopcollectivegoods.org and click “shop”!
So, what’s next for CG? Currently, we are busy working on our next order to replenish stock for our online shop, and we are in the midst of setting up more pop up shops and events around the city. We are excited and we hope you are too! Based on the success of our first pop up event, we just know that you will love all the amazing goods we have coming from Ethiopia in the near future. Check out our online shop today, and if you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for our newsletter on the homepage and follow us on Instagram (@shopcollectivegoods) to stay up to date and be the first to hear when our new stock arrives! The women of Ellilta Products have some beautiful pieces in the works!
Finally, a huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who came to support us! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who helped keep the day running smoothly, and a very special thank you to Distilled Beauty Bar for graciously opening up their beautiful space and supporting our cause. Your support is empowering thousands of women to find fulfilling employment and a new life off the streets and out of prostitution. Help us continue to spread #consciousconsumerism by supporting #goodsthatdogood!
Your CG team