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We are a small family business, established with the aim of offering an alternative to mass produced, unsustainable and poor quality goods which have come to dominate our lives.  Tired of things that break or that are not fit for purpose, we select  what we sell with an eye to longevity, utility, provenance and beauty. 

Buy well, buy once

Objects should always be fit for purpose, durable and functional.  By consuming less, purchasing more thoughtfully, and sending fewer things to the landfill, we make better use of the Earth's resources and create more space in our homes and lives for what we love. All our products have been made by people who put a great deal of care into what they do and in many cases have been making them in the same way for generations.

Avoidance of plastic

The accumulation of plastics is an urgent environmental crisis to which we have no solution. And yet in the face of this impending catastrophe, with heads firmly in the sand, we continue to produce and consume single-use plastics, throwing away 300,000,000 tonnes per year. There's almost always a sustainable alternative to household plastic products, and as consumers we only have make the choice to use them.

Ethical production

Industrial decline in Europe and the increase in overseas production has pushed consumer prices to an artificially low level by relying on cheap exploitative labour, low quality materials and environmentally unsound production.  We source products carefully, offering objects that have been made with care and built to last. 

Simplicity of design

The more complex our lives become, the more we crave a tactile, pared-back counterbalance to our sped-up, technology-dominated  world.  The more we simplify our lives, the more balanced we feel. Simple and hand-made objects that are thought through in both form and function, bring enjoyment and pleasure to everyday life; and offer an antidote to the ubiquitous electronics and digital technology which threatens overwhelm us. 

 

'The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten' - Benjamin Franklin

The Made Good Shop is a trading name of Lana Bambini Ltd