About Clean Slate Goods

Located in Kennett Square, Clean Slate Goods is a shop for goods with a mission - a mission to alleviate poverty, empower women, and restore dignity.

Here you’ll find handbags, jewelry, journals, pillows, blankets, baskets, candles, soaps, kitchen wares, children’s toys, and more, all made with care and quality by artisans around the world, each one being given fair wages and dignified employment.

Clean Slate Goods began in 2014 as Clean Slate Designs. We started by making home decor from reclaimed wood and selling our products at local vendor shows. These roots gave me a greater appreciation for the work & heart that goes into creating products by hand, how important it is to have the right marketplace, and the true value of each piece. The more products I made and the more shows I was involved in, the more my heart grew for makers of handmade goods, and the more I desired to do good with Clean Slate Designs. Gradually, I began to learn about companies around the globe that were training and employing individuals in marginalized communities to create handmade goods while providing them with a marketplace for fair and sustainable employment. I then partnered with several of these companies to sell their artisan goods along with mine at vendor shows and through my website.

Now our journey has taken us one step further as we open a retail space and exclusively sell for-good artisan wares. It is a privilege and an honor to increase our line of products and share with you, our customers, a wide range of quality, ethically produced handmade goods.
When you make a Clean Slate Goods purchase, you can be confident that your purchase is doing good, for you and for the maker behind each product.

Thanks for stopping by to learn more about Clean Slate Goods and the mission behind it! 

-Kari Matthews
Founder, Clean Slate Goods

Visit our store in Kennett Square, PA