Creativity and generosity unite at design-for-good company, Goods that Matter. Based in New Orleans, the small business creates everyday products with extraordinary impact. From soaps to candles, each item is handmade in the U.S. and crafted from eco-friendly materials. Moreover, the company gives to those in need with each purchase.
Donating for Good
To date, the business donated nearly $36,000 to causes that matter. Donations are based on sales and 10% of the company’s profits go to its partners, the majority being environmental and social justice groups.
Each product ties to a specific cause. For example, soaps give to ocean clean-ups and candles contribute to specific causes. Goods that Matter donates three times a year: spring, summer, and winter. According to the company’s creator, Tippy Tippens, it gives to a variety of environmental and social justice groups. “Climate change, protecting wildlife, eliminating plastic, and helping those who are treated unjustly are what I’m most inspired by,” she said.
Inspiration Behind the Movement
The company’s inspiration came from BirdProject Soap, which helped clean the BP oil spill. Developed by Tippens in 2010, the product’s success motivated her to start Goods that Matter, where she leads the way as chief eternal optimist. For Tippens, this dream-come-true tied her passion for design with environmental and social issues.
As stated by Tippens, each product is handmade of high-quality materials in New Orleans. The products arrive in simple, stylish packaging that’s informative yet attention-grabbing.