June 22, 2020 at 01:00PM
Made in collaboration with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative and Italian social co-operative Cartiera, the new Bassi Market tote from Goodee is truly the result of a meeting of the minds. Not only is it crafted with handwoven textiles made by artisans connected by social co-operatives in Burkina Faso but its design was conceived by Goodee’s founders, Montreal’s Byron and Dexter Peart, who launched the renowned luxury brand Want Les Essentiels (best known for its selection of natty handbags).
The tote’s launch is another feather in the cap of the Peart brothers, who saw their marketplace brand earn enviable B Corp certification earlier this year. “As a company founded on principles of sustainability and mindful connection to our world, becoming a certified B Corp felt like a natural fit from day one,” said co-founder Byron Peart at the time of the prestigious announcement. “It validates our raison d’être—to create a world where caring for people and the planet comes first—and ensures we always live up to the high standards we’ve set for ourselves.”
In addition to its work with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative and Cartiera, Goodee has partnered with fellow B Corp brands like Antwerp-based children’s decor brand Ecobirdy, and Danish furniture company Skagerak.