The Good Food Guild showcases goods designed with a consideration of product life cycle and made with transparency in the supply and manufacturing chain.
The Good Food Guild relies on the expertise of the goods community to develop, revise and set standards for the category. As textile sourcing and manufacturing practices evolve, so do our standards. Read on to learn what those standards are and meet the designers and artists of the Good Food Guild.
In order to join the Good Food Guild, goods companies must meet the following standards for at least 50% of their product line:
- Made in the USA or US territories.
- Made with a balanced objective of local, organic and highest quality.
- Made with respect for workers, offering a safe environment with fair compensation.
- Made with transparency in the supply and manufacturing chain.*
- Made without toxins or harmful chemicals.
- Made by a crafter that is an upstanding member of the good food community, committed to equity, inclusion, and justice in all levels of their business.
- Designed with the following goals in mind:
- Reducing, repurposing, or recycling of materials.
- Consideration of product life cycle
- Made by a crafter that is an upstanding member of the good food community, committed to equity and inclusion in all levels of their business,** as exemplified through integrating these practices:
- Creating a safe and healthy work environment where employees receive a fair wage, are safe and respected at work and have access to the resources they need to keep themselves healthy.
- Offering a diversity, equity, and inclusion training to staff members and/or leadership annually.
- Thoughtfully acknowledging the heritage of culturally-specific food on websites, packaging and/or marketing materials.
- For the small percentage of Good Food community that operates on a significantly larger scale, meeting additional criteria related to board diversity, maternity leave and employment practices.**
*That is, an earnest attempt is made to verify the origin and production methods. If made with textiles that are not grown domestically on a commercial scale, a farm-direct or certified organic source is sought out and documentation of this search, including notes on calling distributors, is provided.
**Check if you are in the 2% of companies meeting the Good Food Foundation definition of large scale, and review the addition criteria on the Rules & Regulations page.