Meet Emily and Jason! The duo behind Philly’s first retail shop dedicated to low waste plastic free alternatives for everyday life.
Meet Emily! Emily grew up outside of Trenton, NJ and moved to Philadelphia in early 2007 to study Fine Art at the University of the Arts. Over the years Emily has worked for various small businesses and always dreamed of opening up a shop of her own. Most recently she was the GM for Art in the Age in Old City. Thanks to her innate desire to reduce waste and love of small businesses Emily and Jason were able to make her small business dreams come true with the opening of Good Buy Supply.
Meet Jason! Jason is a NJ native hailing from Fredon. Thanks to his love for the arts Jason also found himself in Philadelphia in 2007. It was then during his time studying photography, that he met Emily, and well y’all know the rest of that story. Jason worked as a freelance product photographer for many years before he opened Good Buy Supply with Emily.
Emily has always been an environmentally conscious person, but never knew how to navigate reducing her waste in the city. Over the years Emily and Jason became more interested in the low-waste movement, but found it difficult to source sustainable alternatives within the city. With the dream of owning their own shop in mind and seeing the need for a shop like theirs they began to develop Good Buy Supply. And by combining their artistic backgrounds and sustainable values they were really able to hone in on what Good Buy Supply would hopefully become.
During this process both Emily and Jason remained working at their other jobs. In March 2020, they started looking for a storefront, but as soon as the pandemic arrived they had to put their dream on hold. They continued to work on Good Buy Supply while being cooped up during quarantine making sure they would be ready when the time came. The time came when their now storefront on Passyunk Ave became available. They opened up to the public on November 28th, 2020.
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“Running a small business is not easy. We gave up careers with reliable income and work many more hours than we ever did before. While some days can be tough, we are so proud to have our own shop and be a resource for the community. We are so excited for what’s to come!”