Hey, we’re Sam & Rich, co-founders of Goose Studios. We make organic cotton clothing for nice people.
Nice people just like you.
But what if we told you not to buy our clothes?
To think twice about buying. To look at what you already own.
Right now, we're drowning in the stuff we own.
Our wardrobes are bursting at the seams. Kitchen drawers have become personal museums to Nokia and Blackberry.
To be fair, we've all lived through a multi-decade long programme of stuff accumulation, cleverly branded 'Retail Therapy'.
But we know the real therapy we need to lead happier, more fulfilled lives is found by jumping off the treadmill of buying more and enjoying what we already own.
Scientists have also made it clear that the ever-increasing production of stuff is partly responsible for the worsening climate crisis.
What then, if the solution for happier lives on a stable planet doesn’t come from being sold more stuff by billion-dollar businessmen with side-hustles of flying their ego into space?
What if we all equip ourselves in the fight for a sustainable future with 4 simple words of resistance?
"Do I Need This?"
"Do I Need This?" is a simple question for a complex world that gives you a brief moment of reflection to think twice and choose well.
The opportunity to wonder whether something you already own could be used again instead of buying something new. A chance to check who you’re buying from and understand why they want you to buy.
“Do I Need This?” leads to a life of products that are cared for, loved and put into regular use.
You’ll save money, avoid the unwanted; even find a little happiness!
If enough of us ask “Do I Need This?”, then together we can change how businesses act.
Instead of focussing only on conjuring up new products you don’t need, businesses will discover demand for great services offering repairs, alterations and re-working.
They’ll nurture trade-in schemes, refurbish used products and create second-hand markets.
They’ll see the value in making a better product in the first place.
"Do I Need This?" already shapes the blueprint for how we see business at Goose Studios.
Since 2016 we’ve been selling rather nice, very durable, ethically sourced, PETA-approved, 100% organic cotton clothing. We’ve gained a 4.8 star customer rating and thousands of customers.
We’ve used all of those reasons to encourage you to buy right here, right now.
But now we realise our role is to encourage you to discover who we are and what we stand for. To offer guidance and advice on how you can make the most of what you already own.
To buy what's right for you, when it's your right time.
And of course, we’ll be patient and ready for the one day when your favourite sweatshirt really is ready for recycling, as then you might just think of us.
In the business of less, you grow slow.
We’re not in this for the fast-profits of fast fashion. We’ve no investors to answer to. We can happily grow slow, because our message of ‘less’ can scale fast.
We believe Goose Studios can become a blueprint for how business can be done in a world that’s grown out of control.
If you too are crazy enough to think that simply asking “Do I Need This?” has the power to turn the tide of stuff entering into our lives, then we’d love to stay in touch!
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Thanks so much for listening - speak soon,
Sam & Rich ✌️
Co-Founders of Goose Studios