Scott Larson summarizes our shop perfectly in a minimum of words.
'The Better Good store has recently moved a block or so down from its
previous location on Broadway Avenue. Owners Corey and Laura Neufeld have
bought the building they now occupy. It was formerly owned by Willey’s
Jewellers, which had been at that location since 1949.
"They were happy to pass (the building) on to another local family," Laura
Neufeld said. “It is the ideal location and size.”
The Better Good offers a wide variety of environmentally and socially
sustainable products. This includes items ranging from organic mattresses
to clothing, shoes, locally made toys, body care products, organic and fair
trade food items.
And they now have a gardening section that offers organic and heirloom
seeds. “We’ve introduced lots of new and unique products, but they still
must fit into our ethical buying criteria,” Neufeld said.
Those include being organic, fair trade, locally produced,
reused/recycled/renewable materials, handmade items and natural products.
The Better Good is celebrating its fifth year and has maintained its core
values, which include donating 10 per cent of profits to local and
international charities, and being involved with the community through
events such as free yoga in the park every Sunday. It is also doing its
second yard and home tour this August featuring green home designs and
Neufeld said virtually all the renovations to the new location were done
with recycled and used materials, including the counter, which was
reclaimed from the KG Bowling Alley.’