Welcome to Simple Good | Long Island's First Zero Waste Lifestyle Shop
Simple Good started in a small 5' x 7' booth selling zero waste goods in Brooklyn in 2019 and popping up at fairs in East Hampton and Patchogue. After some small successes and failures too, we decided to take a huge risk and open a permanent shop in Port Jefferson, NY. Our original shop was about 900 sq feet and in 2021, after tremendous support and surviving the challenges of a pandemic, we expanded into the shop next door for a combined space of almost 2000 sq feet!! The additional space gave us room to expand our Refillery and become a one-stop shop for everything from organic self-care and plastic-free home goods to women's small-batch apparel, local art, and ceramics. Our website has grown to offer almost everything available in the shop and in 2022, we acquired a small warehouse to give us a little more elbow room for shipping. We are very excited to continue to grow our own line of products under the Simple Good brand and are very humbled and grateful for the amazing and caring people who visit us every day, trying to take small steps to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
At Simple Good, we put people and the planet above profits and carefully curate zero-waste goods that are ethically made, plastic-free, vegan, and organic. We help you live more sustainably by offering an ever-expanding Refillery, where you can bring your own container, and purchase non-toxic basic self-care and cleaning essentials like laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, face toner, and much more.
Giving back is so important to us. Most of the small, family-owned brands you'll find at Simple Good donate a portion of their profits to several social causes. In 2021, we co-founded the LI Center for Environmental Activism (LICEA). If you are local, you can join us for FREE classes and workshops on composting, recycling, going zero waste and so much more!
We strive to leave nothing behind. This means our products and shipping materials are plastic-free, recyclable, and compostable.
We provide non-toxic alternatives to common self-care and home goods that are still highly effective but without any unnecessary throw-away plastic packaging or toxic ingredients.
At Simple Good, we are much more than a retail store. Shopping with us means you can trust that the products have been made ethically and are fair trade. Our friendly staff is well educated on the benefits of our products. We are more than happy to answer your questions and provide suggestions on where you can begin your journey to a more sustainable home. Our customers typically start by swapping out a disposable product for a reusable product and then continue to make more eco-friendly swaps at their own pace.
Simple Good is a judgment-free zone! We all started this journey slowly and try our best, but do not lead a perfect zero-waste lifestyle. We often quote the words of Zero Waste Chef Anne-Marie Bonneau:
"We don't need a handful of people practicing zero waste perfectly. We need millions doing it imperfectly."
Simple Good is located in the idyllic Chandler Square in Port Jefferson, New York, right across the street from Port Jeff Harbor.
Make Love, Not Waste