This Under-the-Radar Site Is My Secret Spot for Unique Home Goods — and Now I’m Telling Everyone About It

updated Feb 24, 2022
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Lately, anything in my home that garners compliments is from the same place. A place so special and so satisfying to scroll through that it even serves as brain bleach after I watch too many scary movies (which is often). Founded by twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, the same brilliant design minds behind WANT Les Essentials, GOODEE is a digital marketplace with everything you need (but especially what you want) in your home.

Black-owned marketplace GOODEE is loaded with items that they guarantee are “transparently sourced, ethically made, and designed to last.” From bedding to light fixtures, laundry baskets to clothing steamers, playroom furniture to kitchen supplies… GOODEE has it all. What’s more: Everything is crafted by artisans and socially and ecologically conscious brands from around the world.

Below, find my latest personal favorites, must-have recommendations, and ever-growing wishlist of goodies from GOODEE. And if you see something you like, be sure to enter code ApartmentTherapy10 at checkout to save 10% off any purchase.

GOODEE Editor’s Picks

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Goodee’s own Peshtemal Towel is a perfect pick if you like a textured bath towel. Lightweight and thin, this organic cotton Turkish spa-style towel is machine washable, highly absorbent, and even a bit exfoliating as it dries you off. I use this guy year round, especially during self-care days involving clay masks, coffee scrubs, and showers enhanced with a few drops of essential oil.

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If there’s one simple change you can make to your kitchen and bathrooms, it’s adorning their sinks with aesthetically pleasing (but also eco-friendly) hand soap. Doing so is a service to you and your guests, since washing our hands a ton is the new norm. This one by Austin Austin, a father-and-daughter-owned UK company, has an earthy vetiver scent made with essential oils that cleanse, treat, and heal skin without stripping or drying it out.

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As a lover of flannel, fleece, and all things fluffy, I’ve been hard-pressed to find a classic cotton sheet I truly like — until Goodee introduced me to the wonderful world of Tekla sheets and duvet covers. It turns out that when they're made well, dyed with unique and beautiful hues, and crafted from organic materials, classic cotton sheets are pretty great. Actually, these made our list of The Best Organic Sheets, so one (us) might call them among the best. Plus, Goode is quite possibly one of the only places to find Tekla bedding stateside outside of the brand’s website itself.

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The Garden Pruner by Barebones is, much to the surprise of my younger (aka less plant-savvy) self, one of the most-used tools in my home. Inspired by the design and mechanics of Japanese gardening tools, these antique-style, stainless steel pruners are attractive, sharp, and lock up tight when not in use. More importantly, Barebones ensures a living wage for its supply chain workers and provides them rightful opportunities for professional development and leadership.

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Before discovering the Pilo Fabric Shaver by Steamery, I’d almost accepted pilling as an inevitable part of dressing in the winter. Not only are all my wool and cashmere sweaters now lint- and pill-ball-free, but this little gadget has totally changed the way I do laundry.

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This lidded hamper by brand Makaua is what I might even call the perfect laundry storage solution. It’s stunning enough to display, discreet enough to work in many different decor schemes, and crafted by a brand that contributes to a number of worthy causes. It was also a winner in our recent list of The Best Laundry Baskets.

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When you live in a small home, sometimes your household essentials double as decor. If this is the case for you, I suggest adding Takada products — specifically the Natural Wood Dustpan and accompanying Japanese Cypress Broom — to your wishlist. They’re investments worth making when you consider how long they’ll last, how artistically and painstakingly crafted they are, and how proud you’ll be to display them.

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This uniquely textured blanket has been on my wishlist for some time. Made from recycled cotton woven into a 3D pattern inspired by the sea, this blanket looks plush, inviting, and interesting while being neutral enough for most decor. Produced by a historical-knitting expert in Belgium, it's designed to retain air so that it stays fluffy and soft while insulating you, too. It's perfect for anyone who's perpetually chilly (like me).

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This bundle of two gorgeous artbooks — "Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas" and "Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living" — is a gift I'd give to anyone I love, but it's also perfect for treating yourself. I'm a big fan of this particular bundle, but Goodee's book selection is full of culturally and socially significant, aesthetically beautiful, and supremely interesting choices. You can't go wrong.