After working for others in the retail arena for 28 years, and in the rescue community and vegan advocacy movement for 8 years, Becca needed an outlet for her passion for animals and the planet that would also generate income for her rescue work and align with her personal ethics. This shop is the culmination of that. At Gentle Goods you will find a carefully curated selection of unique goods crafted with compassion. We will feature handmade, up-cycled, fair trade, organic, vegan creations from folk art to cards to jewelry to lotions, books, and even vegan pet food taste-tested and approved by our foster dogs. We will feature local artisans' work along with carefully chosen merchandise made predominantly in the USA, locally made crafts alongside ethically produced fair trade items from compassionate and creative people across the globe, such as Italian made vegan shoes. We will also have a lending library of vegan literature and cookbooks and some consignment clothing, art, and creations of the highest quality. You will will be able to meet one of our foster dogs or arrange a meet and greet with animals from other small local no kill rescues, and our space will be available for small gatherings with noted speakers from the vegan movement, potlucks, tastings, and book signings. We want this to be a community gathering space for local vegans and visitors as well.