In addition to the curation process and online marketplace, the Good Market community has developed and tested a number of other initiatives in Sri Lanka to support social enterprises and responsible businesses. This section of the site shares resources and lessons that have emerged from the Sri Lankan experience. If you have additional questions, please get in touch.
When Good Market started, there was no intention of opening a retail outlet. Good Market focuses on curation and connection, so the original plan was to link vendors directly with institutional buyers. This worked relatively well for apparel and housewares, but fresh produce and food were a challenge.
Restaurants, hotels, and supermarkets were interested in the products, but the vendors were not ready. They were bringing available products to the weekly event, but they did not have experience consistently filling larger orders.