The lunch bag is back.

Our popular Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag is now back in stock. Available in Olive and Khaki, these are made to last and conveniently designed for everyday use. 

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

Based in New Zealand, 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. 

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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Conversations w/ Good People: Dominic Ellett

Dominic Ellett is passionate about heritage and workwear, and clearly has an eye for curating some of the coolest brands and products around town. We sat down with the man behind Indigo & Provisions to chat about how things began for our favourite Arts Centre store and some essential pieces we should be picking up this Winter.

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Conversations w/ Good People: Nathan James

Nathan James runs one of our favourite blogs, Adventures from the South. It provides in-depth guides to some of the most beautiful hikes and huts in the South Island, with topographic maps, weather guides and section by section descriptions so you don't get lost. We caught up with the intrepid man himself and asked him some of the key questions we've wanted to ask since day one. 

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Where we would rather be this long weekend

New Zealand is officially two weeks into its nationwide lockdown and it’s exciting to see how well we’re flattening the infamous curve. Gratitude to Jacinda aside, we’re still a little disappointed about losing a long weekend to coronavirus - so much so that we’ve made a list of the places we’d rather be.

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Knife Making in Barrytown

Thirty years ago, Robyn and Steven Martin chose Barrytown as their home and 15 years later they started offering workshops for people to make their own knives out of a piece of red hot steel

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The Very Best DOC Campsites in the South Island

Living in New Zealand, we’re incredibly fortunate to have somewhere with such varied and spectacular landscapes to call home. However, the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) takes things further by providing hundreds of very affordable campsites in perfect locations throughout the country. Here is a list of our favourites in the South Island. 

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