Since its conception in November 2017, SustainAble Home Goods (@sustainablehomegoods) has made its mission to make conscious consumerism more mainstream. Founded by LaToya Tucciarone, the Atlanta-based retailer offers fair and ethical home goods crafted by local, BIPOC, Native American and global artisans. In 2019, the passion project turned into a Ponce City Market staple, opening its first brick-and-mortar in PCM’s buzzing Community Hub. Shoppers flocked to the 163-square-foot retail kiosk to examine the thoughtfully curated collection of dishware, decor, handmade jewelry and more. This month, SustainAble Home Goods will celebrate its third birthday in its brand-new Ponce City Market shop.
Nestled between Citizen Supply and Modern Mystic Shop, the expanded retail space features a broadened lineup of home goods and accessories, as well as new additions, like ethically sourced and vintage furniture. Visitors are not only encouraged to shop the collection of fair and ethical artisan goods, but also to engage with each and every product. Bold visuals and creative graphics create a story-driven shopping experience designed to educate and inspire. Also decorating the walls are original artworks from local female artists, which rotate each month. “Our store is created out of a place of inspiration, and I hope folks feel that when they come in,” says Tucciarone.
Intended for more than just retail, SustainAble Home Goods’ new space will also serve as a community where people can connect over shared values. Eventually, Tucciarone says the shop will invite people of all backgrounds to participate in curated conversations about important topics such as sustainability, equity, representation, capitalism and more. Despite all of its growth, the brand remains rooted in its original purpose: to create sustainable jobs, sustainable communities and a sustainable world one purchase at a time.