GOOD: excellent, satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree, of high quality; right; proper; fit; kind, beneficent, or friendly: honorable or worthy; educated and refined; safe; genuine; not counterfeit; valid; reliable; dependable; responsible; healthful; beneficial; in excellent condition; healthy: favorable; propitious; cheerful; optimistic; amiable; comfortable; agreeable; pleasant; attractive; handsome; close or intimate; warm; advantageous; skillful; clever; skillfully or expertly done; socially proper; comparatively new; best or most dressy; full; fairly large or great; fertile; rich; loyal.

December 21, 2009

December Update

We have established a policy for artists for store credit and trades.
We traded a card for some cheese from a farm.
We don't accept credit cards. Doing so would reduce the amount the store receives for the sales. As a new business, even a few cents on the dollar can count.
We haven't lost a sale yet.

These are just a few steps Good Merchandise is taking to reclaim the retail industry, support a cash-free economy and remove ourselves from the corporate credit card industry. Find ways to break away from the cycle of debt and still support each other. Much love this holiday season, we look forward to 2010!

December 13, 2009

Design Council study on the Nike "Considered" line

-Check out this story on Nike! Their strike on the environment to provide low labor and high profits is terrible, but perhaps we can take from Nike their business insights into the manufacturing world. This is proof we can take large steps to make a difference in waste, consumerism, the economy and unemployment.  

December 02, 2009

Alterations and new creations at Good Merchandise

I am officially sewing up a storm! Appliques, new designs and alterations galore. I've worked on oil cloth, elf collars and some wicked faux suede alterations for a friend's vest and dress (see below). I used the excess to make a super simple and flattering scarf. Next up, warm weather wear and holiday stockings!