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714 e. jefferson blvd.
south bend, in 46617


Just Goods offers fair trade, local-made, made in USA, organic, recycled and green products for the home and for families.  All of our products are sustainably crafted or manufactured.  You will find organic cotton clothing, reusable lunch containers, eco cleaning products, recycled-fiber socks, fair trade coffee, chocolate and gifts.  Together, we are making a difference.


Indiana's Oldest Sustainable Living General Store

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Soapmaking with Wine Class 9/5 or 11/7 5:30pm


Soapmaking with Wine Class

September 5th  5:30 - 8pm

November 7th 5:30 - 8pm

Red Wine in your soap? Yes, Ladies!! Can you possibly get any more glam than this?

We'll be doing a little tasting + you'll get to take home 5 bars of soap (that's a whopping pound of soap!) you made yourself and a handout with recipes and great information.


The nuts and bolds...

Cold process soapmaking - is a time honored, and to date still the most popular method because you get to control just exactly what beautiful oils and butters will go into your soap and what the end result will be. You'll learn about real, raw, unadulturated ingredients in soap crafting such as the positively mesmerizing scent of unrefined cocoa butter.

You will get to do the measuring, mixing, blending stirring and any other process that is involved in creating gorgeous handcrafted soap. Get your girls together for a few hours of unbridled fun!

Participants are encouraged to bring a pair of safety classes (I also always have extra on hand) and wear long sleeves and closed toe shoes.  Register and prepay at the shop, or by calling (574-286-5878) or


us.  Cost:  $50 per class.

Holiday Calendar


Holiday Calendar
We will be open regular hours, unless noted below:

November 20 - Holiday Walk 10am-4pm
November 24 - Closing at 2pm for Thanksgiving
November 25 - Closed for Thanksgiving
November 26 - Open 9am-6pm
December 3 - Regular Hours, plus First Fridays 5-9pm
December 4 - Open 9-3, and at the Alternative Gift Fair at Prince of Peace, 9-1
December 24 - Open 9am-1pm
December 25 - Closed

Party Time


Just Goods Grand Re-Opening!

friday, nov. 5 • 5-9
saturday, nov. 6 • 9-3

Meet some of our local artists and producers and enjoy music and food with us. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you in our new location!

World Fair Trade Day


Saturday, May 7th, 9am-3pm

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day
with locally-roasted Fair Trade coffee.

Join us this Saturday for fresh, locally roasted coffee! C's Beans will be at the shop from 9am-3pm, roasting, grinding and brewing their fair trade, organic beans.

Notre Dame Students for Environmental Action


We had a great time on Earth Day at Notre Dame. We visited with a National Park ranger from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, as well as Javaughn Fernanders from St. Joe County Parks. Friends from Purple Porch Coop, Ten Thousand Villages and various campus groups rounded out the fair. What did you do on Earth Day?

More Earthy Events


* Spring Fling 40th Earth Day Celebration: Organizations from around the county have come together to sponsor the Spring Fling 40th Earth Day Celebration. Festivities will be from 10am to 2pm on April 24 in Central Park in downtown Elkhart, behind Civic Plaza. Participants will enjoy eco-games, recycled crafts, delicious snacks, family friendly entertainment and much more. For more information, go the or call the Elkhart Environmental Center at 293-5070 or the Elkhart County Parks at 535-6458.
* Shipshewana Mayfest: A local Shipshewana tradition! Featuring a hometown parade, food booths, live music, entertainment, games and fun. Held the first Friday & Saturday in May (May 7-8) in Shipshewana.

Earth Day!


We are packing up some "just goods" to take to the following community events. We'll also be keeping our regular store hours. See you soon!

• Notre Dame Students for Environmental Action April 22nd Earth Day Fair outside on Fieldhouse Mall (on campus quad). The fair will run from 11am-3pm.

• Clay United Methodist Church (17646 Cleveland Road in South Bend). Family-friendly Earth Day Celebration from 6:30 - 8 pm, Thursday, April 22nd.

• Arbor Day Fest South Bend: Saturday, April 24, 9:00am – 1:00pm. Potawatomi Park and Botanical Gardens.

Action against the Body Shop


From the IRTF in Cleveland:

"Take Action against THE BODY SHOP
Our brother Chris Knestrick is living full time with the Christian Peacemaker Team in Barrancabermeja, Colombia.
See Chris’ blog at .

Here’s his latest action alert
Find The Body Shop near you:"

Tough Stuff Recycling Fest - IUSB


On April 9-10, 2010 the Indiana University South Bend Center for a
Sustainable Future and Apple Inc. will host the annual Tough Stuff
Recycling Fest. The Fest will be open to businesses/institutions on
Friday, April 9 from 9 AM – 2 PM, and to the public on Saturday, April
10 from 9 AM – 2 PM. Electronics, egg cartons, packing peanuts, shoes
in good condition and athletic shoes in any condition with will be

Collection of all items is free of cost. Please see our attached flyer
and visit our website at for a
detailed list of what can be dropped off. Registration for electronics
drop-offs from businesses starts March 24 at Electronics from the public do not need to
be registered. Recyclables will be collected at the IUSB parking
located on the corner of Ruskin and Esther Streets.

Art Beat 2010 Information from Jitin Kain


Dear Art Beat Artist,

We are pleased to share information about this year’s upcoming Art Beat with you. Art Beat 2010 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 28 from 10 am to 6 pm (tentative time) on the streets and sidewalks of downtown South Bend. Art Beat is a free community-wide celebration of the cultural arts open to all. Registration for Art Beat will open by mid April and will similar to 2009. More details will be posted online soon- we are currently updating the website.

Please note that the Art Beat steering committee is now accepting entries for the design of the annual Art Beat Commemorative Print. The 18”x24” Commemorative Print will be used in all Art Beat 2010 collateral materials such as the event program, promotional posters, postcards and billboards. The Commemorative Print artwork must represent the mission of Art Beat.

The artwork contest is open to students (9th grade through College) as well as adult artists. Artists living in the following counties are eligible to submit entries for this competition: St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Marshall and Starke counties in Indiana and Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan.

Deadline for submitting artwork is May 14, 2010. All entries will be judged by the Art Beat Steering Committee and the winning entrant will receive a $250 cash prize and certificate. The winning entrant will be notified by May 24, 2010. Design credit will be displayed on all Art Beat collateral materials. The application and guidelines are attached.


Jitin Kain
Assistant Director
Downtown South Bend, Inc.
217 S. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
P: 574.282.1110
F: 574.233.7382