This year, while buying for the store and creating our new online shop in the midst of the pandemic and ever-pressing uncertainty, we were inspired by Sycamore's Speak Up Aves group/initiatives, whose movement seeks to promote mental health awareness and wellness throughout the district.
From this inspiration, we thoughtfully curated a collection of goods from small, independent U.S. artisans who give back to our world as part of their business model. We call this collection Goods for Good.
The artisans featured in this collection have brand values that align with Sycamore Community School's guiding principles of inclusion and empowerment.
Learn more about these artisan partners and feel good about your purchases supporting their important efforts and the Sycamore Community.
Big Moods offers high-quality and relatable stickers, including mental health stickers, travel stickers, social good stickers, dog stickers and more! A portion of profits is donated to activeminds.org, impacting Mental Health education, research, advocacy, and creating a lasting change in the way mental health is talked about and treated in society. Made in Michigan.
Calliope Pencil Factory - Handmade, small batch pencils with sassy sayings, pens, and stationary that is colorful, playful with a big of edge. Woman-owned business in Massachusetts.
Expressions Bracelets - Mantra hand-stamped bracelet cuffs that are handcrafted in Texas. A portion of all sales is donated to Autism awareness. Black woman-owned business.
Idlewild - Eco-friendly paper goods and gift company based in Florida. Woman-owned business.
Kind Lips - Organic, lip balms made in the USA, that are cruelty-free, gluten-free, and recyclable. 20% of net profits are donated to stop bullying to help spread the message of kindness. Made in Minnesota.
Part of League's REPREVE Collection for positive impact, your purchase of one of their Reclaim ethically-sourced shirts helps sustain our world for tomorrow. Recycled bottles are melted into pallets to create fibers, which are then woven into fabric. The result is a 40% Repreve, combined with cotton and polyester into a recycled jersey ultra soft fabric.
Pinch Me Therapy Dough
Made in Delaware, Pinch Me Therapy Dough is a handmade, soft, and flexible dough infused with calming aromatherapy. Pull it out at the first signs of stress. Great for use while reading, listening to music, or studying. It’s relaxation in a pinch. Wherever you go, pack the dough. A portion of profits is donated to the Wounded Warrior Project serving veterans. Woman-owned business.