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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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Fall Knitting Classes


Baby Sweater
Baby Sweater

Inge Deneen will offer various knitting classes this fall.  Please stop by the shop, call (574-286-5878) or email us for more details or to register. NEW!! Parent/Child Learn to Knit Class

For beginners and as a refresher, this 4-class series could be the beginning of a life-long passion. Class includes one skein of yarn, you will need needles size 7 or 8 (available for purchase)                 $50 per person

Saturdays at 10 am, Sept 13 and Sept 27, also Friday Sept 19 at 5:30pm

By Popular Demand: Baby Sweater

For advanced beginners, must know how to knit and purl,. You will be guided along the way to knit your first sweater . Class includes yarn, you will need circular needles size 7 or 8.    $ 75

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm -7 pm  Sept 16, 23 and 30

NEW!! Knit Fix Night

Bring any project you need help with. Ask questions and get help with your knitting questions and fixing mistakes.                            $15 

Wednesdays at 5:30 - 7pm Oct 1st   or   Nov 12

My First Hat - Knitting in the Round

For advanced beginners. You will learn how to “knit in the round” on circular needles and create a hat in this 2 week class. Class includes yarn. (Needles available for purchase )                            $60

Wednesdays at 5:30 - 7 pm  Oct 9 & 16

Learn to Knit Socks

You will learn to knit socks on double pointed needles, turn a heel and work a toe. For the intermediate knitter, 1 skein of hand painted yarn is included. (Needles available for purchase)                        $75

Wednesdays at 5:30 - 7 pm  Oct 22, 29 & Nov 5

Beginner/Refresher Knitting Class  

Learn to knit, purl, cast-on and bind off, knit a scarf, or wrist warmers. Class includes one skein of hand-painted yarn,  you will need needles size 7 or 8 (available for purchase at class)                     $ 65 

Thursdays at 6 - 7:30 pm  Nov 6, 13 and 20

Inge Herre Deneen


Inge Herre Deneen learned to knit as a child growing up in Germany, knitting through high school and college. Not about to leave her needles behind when she moved to the United States, she safely tucked them away in her luggage. Developing her own patterns began as a necessity, but soon she realized she had a valuable skill that allowed her to customize her knitting and to design sweaters, cardigans and other knitwear. She loves to experiment with texture and color.

Inge has taught knitting and fiber arts since 2009, first in Alexandria, VA and more recently in Indiana and Michigan. In 2013 she launched “fiber accent”, a line of hand dyed yarns and fibers available at Just Goods.

Spring is Coming (I Promise)


It's snowing outside.  Yes, a big, fluffy snowstorm is headed our way in this first week of March.  But never fear, spring IS coming.  It has to.  It's never failed us.  There are still mittens and hats on the shelf just in case.  But we're optimistic.  Here are some ways Just Goods is celebrating spring coming right around the corner (how far away is the corner again?)... 1.  Sundresses and sweet babies.ShelbyJGSundress1030Jan13

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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