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TEN MINUTES WITH / Maria Rikteryte

Century General Store

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Maria Rikteryte

Events in the world would have us believe that we're becoming more fractured, more divided... but it's connection and community that will see us through. One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products which then make their way into your homes, and to welcome people into the store to learn more through workshops and collaborations. This relationship with makers brings Century to...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Emily of just.emily

Century General Store

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Emily of just.emily

One of the best parts of running an independent store is that we get to meet makers from all walks of life who are doing their thing, honing their craft and putting passion & energy into everything they make. We get to fill our shelves with unique, handmade products, and to welcome people into the store to learn more through workshops and collaborations. This relationship with makers brings Century to life! While our bricks and mortar store is closed, we're sharing sneak peeks into the lives of those who make the products we stock, because we're all craving connection and community...


TEN MINUTES WITH / TANAKA Soaps

Century General Store

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TEN MINUTES WITH / TANAKA Soaps

Over on our Instagram page this week, we spoke about blind spots: those things about which we happily remain in blissful ignorance, because they don't directly affect our everyday lives. For many of us, the climate crisis was a blind spot until the events and campaigners of recent years dragged it into focus. Now, for us, knowing what we know about how our individual choices can massively impact the environment at a global level, sustainability is at the heart of every product we stock. It's been a week, too, for learning about intersectionality across all aspects of society, and we've...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

Century General Store

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Bodylushious Skincare

Sustainable living is at the heart of how we source products. It's part of my commitment to keep the climate crisis and our planet in mind as I go about my daily life. Since Century General Store is such a huge part of how I spend my days, any conscious decisions I make here add up to a pretty big percentage of my waking hours. That commitment extends to home, too. Once I began a few years ago to look more closely at my consumer habits, especially the amount of plastic that came into our home, the bathroom seemed a...


TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

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TEN MINUTES WITH / Jay Frazer Ceramics

Lockdown has made many of us more resourceful than usual. Without the convenience of immediate consumer gratification, it's really forced me to hone my slow living habits. I've become more attached to the stories behind the household items we use everyday: the old green teapot that signals a work break; the well-loved coffee pot that fuels me in the morning; the vases that can house a simple stem found on a daily walk. Ceramicist Jay Frazer makes the kind of objects you'll want to cherish every day, that'll weave their way into the fabric of your daily life.  One of...

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