I hope you’re enjoying the most of the season in whatever way you like best =-)
I’m getting in touch today — as I like to do three or four times a year — to say hello and provide the latest news from Just the Goods. My last newsletter noted a number of recent accomplishments, and in this one I’d like to mention what feels like the largest yet… Just the Goods celebrated 5 years of making and sharing this past May!
I know I write this often, but I honestly and truly can’t believe how much JTG has flourished from a kernel of an idea to a part-time project to something that is on its way to becoming “all growed up”. I have many ideas yet to explore, and with that are many new challenges, but this is all very exciting and I want to thank you for finding Just the Goods and growing with me.
On a related note, some more — and very big — “all growed up” news: Just the Goods has been accepted for inclusion in the next Vegan Cuts beauty box. Yes, JTG is all about prioritizing self-care rather than “beauty”, but if there was ever a beauty thing that felt good, it’s this because Vegan Cuts’ subscription box is a fun way for both new and long-time vegans to discover a wide range of items that make kinder living even easier to embrace =-) I’ve been keen to participate for several months, and now the time is here! To learn more about Vegan Cuts, including how to subscribe to these fabulous treasure chests, please visit http://bit.ly/VeganCutsBeauty Whooooo!!!
New Shipping Calculator…
If you’ve visited http://www.justthegoods.net these past few weeks, you might have noticed that it looks quite different. This is because I’ve taken steps to ensure that the ideal shipping calculator works correctly, and I’m happy to say that it finally does!! At long last, I have the Canada Post plugin that carefully estimates the cubic weight of a parcel and offers clients the opportunity to choose their preferred shipping method for any destination worldwide. This will not only generate more accurate rates, but take the guesswork out of how a parcel will travel, too! Please feel free to check it out, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask =-)
Group shipping now available to Montreal *AND* Toronto
When the idea of regional group shipping to Montreal was launched, it was only a matter of days before Torontonians were able to get in on the action, too! Thanks to two fabulous regional coordinators, Rebecca and MeShell, anyone in either city is invited to have their order shipped to a central location allowing pick ups in person.
To take advantage of this opportunity, place your order at http://www.justthegoods.net as you would normally, then enter the coupon code “montreal” or “toronto” to have your order sent as part of one big box to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Shipping costs will be divided between the number of people participating that month and a regional distribution coordinator will be in touch by email to schedule a pickup date and time with you.
The deadline to be included in the next round of orders is Monday, June 30. For more information, please visit: http://shop.justthegoods.net/?page_id=3704.
PS. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to coordinate group shipping to your city!
Meet the Maker
When I visited Toronto in January, I had the opportunity to connect with Marsha and Ian of GoodRoots.ca, a fabulous retail website that makes it easier to choose safe cosmetics through rigorous standards, clear classification symbols, and an educational component hosted on their companion website, GoodReport.tv. As part of my visit, we shot a video that is the third in their series called, Meet the Maker, and in it I discuss some of the things that motivate Just the Goods. If you’ve ever been curious to know more about what I do and why, here’s your chance to find out =-)
Latest reviews and interviews
It is an honour to discover how much people enjoy using Just the Goods, and reading reviews always makes my heart glow. Thank you so much to Emily, Stephanie, Nicole and Andrea for their lovely words…
- Emily von Euw, the spirited creative force behind This Rawesome Vegan Life, reviewed a few Just the Goods items on April 22, 2014 and had so many lovely things to say. Thank you!! I’m still blushin’ =-) Check it out here!
- Stephanie of Une Fox had lovely things to share about “Just The Goods Facial Moisturizer” on May 23, 2014. Read more!
- Nicole of Vegarawatarian tried Just the Goods’ facial care products for acne prone skin and was very pleased. Read more here in “Product Review: Just the Goods” published on June 5, 2014. Check it out!
- Andrea reviewed a range of products in an article titled “(not) TEST(ed on animals): Vegane Kosmetik von “just the goods” aus Kanada” at KinderyogaBerlin.com on June 16, 2014. It is in German, but easily translated with various free services online. Please find the article here…
Upcoming Temporary Lab Closure
Please note that the lab will be closed July 1 – 9 so I can catch up on paperwork and inventory. Orders placed on or before June 30 will be mailed on or before July 3. Orders received between July 1 – 9 will be handmade and mailed beginning on July 10.
I might take a few days away from production at the beginning of September if possible but, apart from that, the lab will remain open until late December =-). Please feel free to follow me on Facebook or Twitter for updates. Thank you!
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As always, thank you for your ongoing support! It is an absolute pleasure to handcraft natural skin and body care products, providing a healthier, small-scale alternative to the corporate “beauty industry”. I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!
With all my best,
Just the Goods, Winnipeg MB
Handmade natural and affordable skin care for everyone…
Just the Goods is certified cruelty-free by the Leaping Bunny Program and a
Compact for Safe Cosmetics CHAMPION!
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