Thank You

While there is no denying it has been a challenging year for Common Goods, the encouragement and support we have received from everyone has been incredible.

Your brief messages and kind words have reminded us why we first started the business and have inspired us to keep moving forward. We are pretty chuffed to announce that we are making a (slow) comeback.

Waxed Canvas

Take a look at our collection of functional and hard-wearing waxed canvas bags and aprons. Waxed canvas first gained popularity in the late 1800s with outdoorsmen waxing tents, jackets and other pieces of kit to add waterproofing qualities. Other than being practical, each piece has its own unique look as it weathers and wears with age.

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How to wax fabric NZ

How to wax canvas and fabric

Applying waterproofing wax to fabric is a fairly straight forward project. It not only protects and waterproofs your fabric but also develops a great vintage look that keeps improving the more you use it.

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Common goods cast iron pan

How to season a forged iron pan

Just like a cast iron pan or skillet, a forged iron pan must be seasoned before use. Seasoning an iron pan is absolutely essential as it prevents the pan from rusting and also builds a non-stick surface that will require less oil and makes for much better cooking.

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Timeless goods with a social conscience to inspire the enjoyment of being outdoors.

Based in New Zealand, shipping worldwide, Common Goods aims help people discover the joy of adventure and living slowly; using a good axe, a well-made knife and sleeping under the stars. During some time spent around a campfire we hatched a plan to share a different way of spending time outdoors, certainly nothing new, but perhaps something forgotten.