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June 20, 2019

Greater Goods is a Gallery, Store, Workshop Space and Tea Bar

The local entrepreneurs behind Crafted, Salt Water Tea and Mint & Daisy join forces to open a brick-and-mortar store.

Photograph by Alana Willerton

They say good things come in threes, and that’s definitely true of the latest addition to Calgary’s retail scene.

Greater Goods, which opened in Bridgeland’s De Waal Block building in late February, is a collaboration between Crafted founder Pam Morales, Nicole Bracey of Salt Water Tea and Amelia Cammaert of Mint & Daisy. The three local entrepreneurs have joined forces to create a home for modern, handcrafted goods.

Inside the 513-square-foot, two-room space is a mix of products curated by CraftedBracey’s Salt Water Tea jewellery line and Cammaert’s Mint & Daisy bath products. All the products in the store are Canadian, with most of them coming from companies and makers in the Calgary area. Calgarians may recognize local products such as mismatched socks from Friday Sock Co., mountain shelves from Needle & Pine and reclaimed skateboard cutting boards from Adrian Martinus, among others. 

The trio will also occupy the hallway space that leads into the store, and will use it as a fine art gallery starting in April. They’ll be displaying and selling the work of one fine artist a month.

The store’s main room also acts as a workshop space for Crafted’s Make & Mingle DIY workshops and business classes. Past classes have focused on subjects such as bookkeeping, photo styling, watercolour painting, calligraphy and jewellery making. The space is also available to rent out for events and other workshops.

Head towards the back of the store and you’ll find a handmade pine tea bar complete with eight kinds of tea from Tearrific, coffee from Calgary Heritage Roasting Company starting on March 6 and baked goods from Pretty Sweet. Six of the teas are hand blended, including Greater Goods’ own custom blend. Make sure to check out the cute teacup chandelier that brightens the room before you leave.

606 Meredith Rd., unit 8, N.E., 403-455-0221, greatergoodsco.ca, @greatergoodsyyc

High ceilings and large floral pendant lamps add to the fresh, bright vibe of Greater Goods. Photograph by Alana Willerton

Bracey’s Salt Water Tea jewellery products include crystal necklaces, cute stud earrings and body chains. Photograph by Alana Willerton

Handmade bath bombs and candles are a few of the Mint & Daisy products available here. Photograph by Alana Willerton

Greater Goods also carries a great selection of handmade cards from locals including Little Me Paper Co. and Becky Warren, plus party products from Dixie + Twine and prints from Gypsy Skulls. Photograph by Alana Willerton

Co-owners Nicole Bracey, Pam Morales and Amelia Cammaert are the team behind Greater Goods. Photograph by Alana Willerton

Pick up a cup of tea blended by Tearrific, coffee from Calgary Heritage Roasting Company or baked goods from Pretty Sweet at this handmade tea bar in the back of the store. Try Greater Goods’ custom blend, a white tea with mango, jasmine and pineapple. You can also buy tea leaves or coffee beans for home. Photograph by Alana Willerton

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