A Tour Of The Good Trade's New Studio In Echo Park, Los Angeles

The Good Trade Studio
 

Welcome To Our New Studio!

We recently opened our first creative studio as a collaborative space to write, create and gather with like-minded friends seeking social impact. We are thrilled to be in the vibrant community of Echo Park, a diverse and eclectic neighborhood that effortlessly blends old and new, tradition and innovation.

The Eastside enclave of Echo Park has a century-long history of being home to many of the counter-culture, political radicals, artists, writers, architects and filmmakers of Los Angeles. Blake and I launched The Good Trade in the neighborhood in late 2014, and when a small space in historic Echo Park recently became available, we felt it was the perfect creative home for our growing team and community. 

a gathering place
for social impact
& creative work

 
When you explore Echo Park, you instantly feel that people are pushing creative boundaries and building towards some kind of unspoken vision for a community built on local identity.
— Blake Cadwell

Co-founders, blake and Amyann Cadwell, & OUR FAVORITE cactus, Hakeem

Our team worked with Erin Kane from the design firm, Homepolish, to bring our values for sustainability and transparency to life in our new studio. We looked to source as many local and conscious brands as possible and lean into our love of natural colors and minimalism. 

 
It was central that we source as many local and sustainable brands as possible, supporting artisans and independent makers alike as we brought the brand to life.
— AmyAnn Cadwell
 

Some of our favorite pieces are sourced from The CitizenryRove Concepts, ArticleWest Elm's Fair Trade Collections and our local Cactus Shop. Art from local watercolorist, Kristine Claghorn, and independent artist, Melanie Severin, bring color and depth to our minimal space. And we can't stop outfitting the studio with succulents and prints from Shout and About, our favorite gift boutique just a few doors down. 

 

Editor, Emily Torres, Below IN Our ECHO PARK Studio

 

Day to day, the studio serves as a creative home for our team and contributors to write, shoot photography and collaborate. In coming months, we plan to host frequent pop-up retail events with sustainable brands and small community gatherings. 

Stay tuned on our social channels
for upcoming retail pop-ups and community gatherings!
We can’t wait to meet you!
— The Good Trade Team
 

photography by the lovely Natasha Lee