How We Work
Goodee is a leading curated marketplace where the conscious-minded consumer can find an array of beautiful, essential, and timeless items for the home. Each item on our platform is carefully vetted by our in-house sustainability team to ensure that they are ethically made and transparently sourced. That means all of our partner brands and makers must report to us on their materials, supply chain, labour standards, ecological footprint, and business practices.
We are committed to ensuring that each item sold on Goodee is able to tell a story that’s beautiful, authentic, and honest.
Our values are simple and easy to remember. We’re a human-centered platform and are driven by our unrelenting desire to co-create a better world. We believe that creativity is what ignites us, diversity is what emboldens us, and thoughtful consideration for our planet is what empowers us. We embrace a diversity of thought and believe that the exchange of knowledge and experiences is what guides us toward building a more beautiful, connected, and equitable world.
In 2017, acclaimed designers and curators Byron and Dexter Peart set out on a new mission. After founding the acclaimed brand WANT les Essentiels de la Vie in 2000, the duo set out on a new venture with the same aim of launching and developing meaningful brands. This time, however, the pair decided to work exclusively with products and items that make a strong social or environmental impact. Goodee is leading the charge in curating a marketplace that brings together the values of good design and good purpose. With a fast-growing team split between Montreal and New York, Byron and Dexter act as the lead curators for the platform, which is set to become a global e-commerce platform and storytelling destination.
Letter from our Founders
Welcome to an entirely new destination. We’ve put a lot of time, thought and love into designing a special space to host you, so please, make yourself at home.
In 2017, we came off a successful 20 years developing Want Les Essentiels, a luxury fashion brand built on our most core values—universality, purpose and beauty. As we pondered our next journey, we found the confidence to return to our roots: a lifelong practice of seeking to do better while inspiring others to be their best. Our passion and ambition led us to a vision of a kinder, smarter, more beautiful world where caring for people and the planet comes first.
In a world with so much waste and overconsumption, we asked ourselves what truly needed to exist. To discover this raison d’être, we travelled throughout North America, Africa and beyond, meeting with and being inspired by artisans and visionaries. With each creator or product we discovered, there was a deeper story to unearth and a meaningful conversation to be had.
We began to imagine a world of slower living, where communities could consume responsibly-created products, connect with loved ones and find respite from the distractions of our modern world. As our vision came into focus, we began to see that the power of good design, paired with technology, could powerfully change the way we consume and connect with our surroundings.
The result is GOODEE, a leading curated marketplace of the world’s most coveted and collectable products. Here you’ll find classic items, discover new brands, and gain inspiration from the stories and makers behind each unique item. Why the latter? Because we believe effective storytelling can open doors, minds and hearts—affecting the change and connection our world so desperately needs while flourishing the advancement of humankind.\
Being twins, we are natural-born collaborators and we can’t do this alone. We invite you to join us.
Welcome to GOODEE. Welcome home.
Byron and Dexter