It started out as a soup kitchen in Sydney’s Kings Cross, but seven years on Two Good Co has become a multifaceted social enterprise that not only employs women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness, but also creates and sells high-quality products that directly support its mission.
Chefs like Hetty McKinnon, Kylie Kwong and Matt Moran have donated recipes for its cookbooks; it’s collaborated with fashion brand Jac & Jack to sell luxury sweatpants and with candlemaker Maison Balzac for its lavender-scented water; and during the early days of the pandemic, Two Good joined forces with Sydney brewery Young Henrys to make a hygienic hand rub.
Its latest collaboration is with Australian furniture and homewares company Jardan and textiles merchants St Albans. Together they’ve made two limited-run alpaca wool throws, named Bec and Ava in honour of two of the women Two Good Co has supported in recent years.
In keeping with Two Good Co’s buy-one, give-one campaigns, when you buy a throw an identical one is donated to a women’s shelter or refuge.
“One of the most debilitating things about domestic violence is that it strips a person of their self-worth,” says Two Good founder Rob Caslick in a statement. “We could have donated poor-quality blankets that cost $20, but we want to donate high-quality, well-designed blankets because we think these women deserve the best.”
Each throw costs $380, available from Two Good Co’s website. They’re hypoallergenic and water resistant, and come in either a woven checked olive and pink design or a striped beige and blue style. They’re big enough to drape over yourself on the couch and unbelievably soft.