600 Main Avenue #102
Owners: Emily & Andrew Schmidt
Established: March 2020
How did you start your business?
We have been working directly with artisans in Thailand for the past 7 years creating fair trade jewelry, apparel, and accessories. Through that time, we attended numerous trade shows and conferences where we met many other amazing small fair trade businesses, we knew we wanted to sell their products as well. This birthed the retail concept and after being in Durango just a few months we saw the corner suite on College and Main become available, so we jumped on it.
Why are small businesses so important to Downtown?
It's all about the experience and unique opportunity to support many local businesses instead of having a large corporate shopping experience. You have visitors come from all over the country to experience Durango's vibrant shopping and dining scene. Our store is uniquely handmade artisan goods from around the globe.
What is your business mission?
Our mission is that Revival Goods creates a marketplace where our customers can experience amazing products and our artisans can experience economic freedom, value, and worth. Putting people first is everything for us. Our artisan partners, our customers, and our community is what drives our business.
How do you support the community?
We are thankful for the welcome we have received from the Durango community and have shared our thanks with a great local's reward system (ask us when you come in). We also give a percentage of sales to nonprofit organizations fighting human trafficking which is an issue many of our artisan partners were formerly trapped in.
What is your motivation? What keeps you going and inspired each day?
Our producers are incredible and overcoming huge obstacles, selling their products daily really does make a difference in terms of opportunities, stability, and empowerment. We also get to work with my sister, truly making this a small family business.
What was your biggest challenge or risk? How did it work out?
We opened two weeks before the Covid shutdown! We now joke saying it's good we opened in March before we knew the challenges coming, otherwise we probably wouldn’t have started the store in 2020.