We carry so many products to make creating more sustainable, more enjoyable (aka less frustrating), and more all around fabulous. We consider so many factors in selecting what we carry since our buying budget is limited: is this product up to the standards we consider high quality? is this product sustainable? who can afford this product and is there an affordable option that we can also offer? will this product bring us joy today and tomorrow?
And we also consider who benefits from stocking a product? Was it created by another small business (a micro business even)? Was it made in and around New England? Does the business's values align with ours? It's not possible to only stock products not available at big box stores or at Amazon but whenever we can, we invest in brands that remain fiercely independent, eco conscious, and prioritize forming relationships with other small businesses.