Good Day Shop supports small independent makers’ mindfully made products

Owner Sarah Artz has a passion for quality handcrafted products.
interior photo of Good Day Shop on Monroe Street
Good Day Shop (Photos by Timothy Hughes)

Good Day Shop underwent many iterations before finally calling Monroe Street home. Owner Sarah Artz, who started One-OneThousand as a space for makers  to work and collaborate in 2017, launched the shop concept in her studio space, occasionally opening it during workshops and other occasions.

In winter 2018, it became Good Day Collective, a pop-up on Capitol Square in winter 2018 with Wildewood and Red’s Mercantile. Then in April 2019, Artz announced she was opening Good Day Shop in the One-OneThousand studio space, which is now closed.

When Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. left its space on Monroe Street in fall 2019, Artz decided to move the shop to that location, completely redoing the interior.

Artz says she felt like she was able to test the concept a lot over the years and realized it was something she wanted to prioritize.

“It’s something I just really love to do and want to put all my energy and passion into, so [I] went all in,” Artz says.

Good Day Shop is focusing on “mindfully made” goods. While she plans to maintain a strong connection to unique makers, Artz says she’s carrying products created by independent brands from all over the country. She says she wants to support brands that work directly with product makers and continue working with them as they scale larger.

“We know where everything comes from, they’re small-batch, they have a unique story and then people can bring things into their lives that feel a little bit more special and connected versus mindlessly consuming,” Artz says.

The shop largely carries home and lifestyle products as well as some furniture and clothing in inclusive sizes. She plans to hold some workshops and other gatherings in the spring and continue hosting yearly Good Day Market events, in which makers can showcase and sell their products.

Must-Haves

Estes Ceramics out of Texas creates delicate ceramic spoons. Small $6, medium $8, large $12three miniature clay spoons

These mini gem soaps from Bell Mountain Naturals are free of palm oil and made with ethically sourced, plant-based oils and butters. $5two little soaps

Give your nails a pop of color with vegan and cruelty-free nail polish from Palate Polish. $14two bottles of nail polish

Nipomo’s blankets — hand-woven by artisans in central Mexico who are paid a fair wage — are portable, great for spreading out during Concerts on the Square or warming up with after playing in the snow. $84blanket wrapped up in a leather wrap

A Well Worn Story, a New Glarus-based designer, creates handcrafted bags from natural materials. Prices varywell worn story bag

Treat yourself to a natural, high-end Rosehip & Sea Buckthorn Restorative Night Oil by The Sunday Standard. Small $22, large $74night oil in a bottle

FIND THEM: Good Day Shop, 1925 Monroe St., gooddayshop.net

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