Goodee’s Founders Are Staying Positive With Pops of This Color
Plus why they want to change how we shop.
Published Sep 3, 2020 1:00 AM
Byron and Dexter Peart are not your typical twin brothers. After founding the cult-favorite fashion brand WANT Les Essentiels, the Montreal natives moved on to new ventures in 2019, namely cofounding the socially conscious, curated online design marketplace Goodee, which, according to the Pearts, “brings together the values of good design, good people, and good purpose by working with artisans and products that make a positive social or environmental impact.” The wildly popular site sells everything from duvet covers to statement lighting to dining chairs with one common thread: Every item sourced is ethically made and environmentally friendly—and packs a serious design punch.
These days the brothers are living in Habitat 67, Montreal’s historic ’60s-era community housing complex, and thinking a lot about the concept of home. “Home is one of those human environments, those places of family, emotion, and story,” the pair tells Domino editor-in-chief Jessica Romm Perez on this week’s episode of Design Time. “When we started Goodee, it was about how we all have artifacts and souvenirs surrounding us that remind us of incredible, indelible moments in our lives. What we wanted to do with the platform was to use it as an opportunity to celebrate those moments and celebrate those artifacts and go a little bit deeper.”
If you want to know more about the brothers’ mission of bringing cultures, artisans, and consumers together through Goodee, tune in to today’s episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, in which you’ll hear about the future of the brand (more original products!) and learn some of their design tips and what—and who—is inspiring them right now (they’re loving meditation). Throughout the episode, listeners will get an inside look at how Goodee operates, from the way the Pearts source products to their current favorite color. Read on for their main takeaways.