What we're really about

The three main ingredients that make up GDS.

 
 
 
 

 

GDS was created to provide ethical and sustainable alternatives to people who appreciate great design. We believe that knowing the makers of our textile goods is as important as understanding the route of food from farm to table. By making products and facilitating workshops at the intersection of design, sustainability and community, it's our mission to connect with and nourish our communities through tools of intentional living.

This is our journey.
We hope you'll take part.

 
 
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I grew up in Southern Brazil, a place where, in the 80’s, bread was bought at bakeries and produce from farmers. Urban gardens weren’t aspirational, just a way people saved money. And, in the middle of a metropolitan city, I woke up by rooster-call every morning. I was also a regular coffee drinker when my age was still in the single digits. It was mostly coffee-flavored milk, but none-the-less, helped form an early fondness for coffee. This was home for the first decade of my life. The sounds of tires on cobble-stone, regularly going sewing machines, hand-washing in the bedroom-sized laundry room – these experiences left an impression that would later resurface as objects to help us connect and appreciate the everyday work of living.

 
 
 
 
 

The Goods

 
 
 
 
 
 

collaborators

Rosey Lakos, photography
Maria Schoettler, illustration
Christopher Sturm, Ghostfotographics, photography
Alexandra Bowman, illustrator/graphic design
Chelsey Dyer, graphic design
Rich Cali, logo design
Brita Thompson, logo design
Jenna Rae, photography