The Basic Goods Trading Company was established in 2021 as an environmental general store started in response to the devastating pandemic that impacts the world.
When the pandemic struck, founder Shannon O’Reilly faced isolation at home with her three young children, all rambunctious boys. During this time, she was frustrated to see the number of single-use household products they used for simple, everyday tasks. She knew that there must be a better way.
Each week, Shannon noticed so many single-use disposable items in her trash that could have been avoided with high quality reusable products. This led her to multiple websites researching alternatives for all those disposable items. She realized that many other households faced this same dilemma. She discovered just how difficult it was to find options at good prices from one location in one box. For many households, this difficulty continues. This was the birth of The Basic Goods Trading Company.
The Basic Goods Trading Company strives to be better. We are a one-stop shop for planet-friendly products for people wishing to make a difference in ways that are beneficial for all of us. Small everyday eco-swaps can make a big difference towardscombating climate change and unnecessary waste. We believe that most companies do not need more profits - they need more purpose. Our mission is simple: we help people eliminate single-use disposable products by providing affordable planet-friendly alternatives.
Let's get back to basics. Let’s return to a time when we didn’t need, nor could we afford, to waste like this. It is crystal clear that the planet can not afford this waste either. Going back to basics to a time when milk came in glass bottles, mason jars were used for everything, and we used a wooden crate to carry it all. We are not perfect, nor are there perfect products, but we are committed to no more wasted packaging, no more wasted inks, no more single-use plastics. We know that customers are demanding alternatives, so we are doing our part to support innovation as this is the path to building a circular economy. It is time to do our part.
The Basic Goods Trading Company thanks YOU for
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Our Social Responsibility Pledge: We at Basic Goods Trading Company commit to donating 1% of our total revenue to organizations that aid in our fight against climate change and plastics in the oceans.