Good Market is a curated community of social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, voluntary initiatives, networks, and changemakers.
We’re working together to create a 21st century economy that is good for people and good for the planet.
Strength in Diversity
There are Good Market community members working on farming, food, and fashion, energy and waste management, conservation and restoration, health, education, software, finance, business services, and media.
There are restaurants, retail outlets, coworking spaces, and ecovillages, artists and musicians, service clubs, advocacy groups, and more.
Are you part of an initiative that prioritizes people and planet? Have something to offer?
Not-for-Profit Community Platform
The Good Market platform was started to increase the visibility of the broader movement, make it easier for people to get involved, and facilitate trade, collaboration, and collective action.
Curation and Connection
The core of the platform is a curation process and crowdsourced monitoring system that works across economic sectors, organizational types, income levels, language barriers, and regional divides.
Current development is focused on supporting marketplace and community connections. The marketplace can be used for any kind of offer or opportunity. It is does not need to involve money. Social commerce and redirects are available now. Onsite payments are the next step.
Want to help speed up platform development and catalyze the growing movement? Learn more about becoming a platform cocreator.
Good Market followed a lean startup approach. It began in Sri Lanka in 2012 with no grant funding or external working capital.
The curation process and community were initially developed through weekly marketplace events, retail outlets, and an organic PGS. These social enterprises made it possible to start software development for the global platform in 2016.
In Sri Lanka? Want to start a similar initiative in your own community? Check out Local Resources for more on the events, shop, and organic PGS.