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Welcome to the world of the simple good

TSG Merch is directly inspired by our youth to support our youth to become positive leaders that will change the world through their meaning of 'the simple good.'

Read the story behind each items in our store and grab your gear to join our movement to help spread #thesimplegood around the globe. All proceeds go towards providing TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Arts Residency programs to youth across Chicago. Together we can amplify positivity in the world in order to fuel the dreams of our youth

TSG QUOTE TEES

Every TSG Program challenges our students to share their meaning of the ‘simple good’ and how they’ll use to change the world. Through a public vote, we select the most powerful quotes each year across all the communities we serve and used them as inspiration for our TSG Quote Tees. Each tee is limited edition - Check out our merch and the simple good story behind each item!
TSG x Sentrock Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-shirt
TSG x Sentrock Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-shirt

TSG x Sentrock Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-shirt

Regular price $55.00
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Limited Edition TSG x Sentrock x The Chicago Bulls collab t-shirt was created to for our 7th Annual 'The Hunt20for Good' Fundraiser to support TSG Youth Art Programs. 

Artwork by Chicago-based Artist, Sentrock. Sentrock describes his masks as analogous to humanity: a person who is able to find or escape to their freedom by placing them in a different reality. His work presents undertones of hope, freedom and expression. All proceeds go towards TSG Social Emotional Learning based Youth Art Residency Programs to empower and embolden the possibility of our youth to become positive activists to change our world. 

Cream Color Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt 

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"TSG x Langston Allston x Chicago Bulls" Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
"TSG x Langston Allston x Chicago Bulls" Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
"TSG x Langston Allston x Chicago Bulls" Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
"TSG x Langston Allston x Chicago Bulls" Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

"TSG x Langston Allston x Chicago Bulls" Limited Edition Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

Regular price $55.00
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2 in stock

Limited edition TSG X Chicago Bulls X Langston Allston short-sleeve unisex t-shirt for our 6th Annual 'The Hunt for Good' Fundraiser! 

Artwork done by Chicago x New Orleans Based Artist & TSG Friend, Langston Allston. Inspired by his beautiful mural on the Chicago Bulls' United Center! All proceeds go towards TSG Social Emotional Learning based Youth Art Residency Programs to empower and and embolden the possibility of our youth to generate the future leaders that will change our world. 

All Orders placed are PRE-SALE Orders Only. T-shirts will be shipped 2-3 weeks from point of purchase. Only 50 t-shirts available.

Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

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TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie
TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie

TSG x Priya Shah: The Simple Good of Chicago Hoodie

Regular price $65.00
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11 in stock

Priya Shah is an artist, world traveler, model, speaker and the Founder & Executive Director of The Simple Good. Her Artwork is inspired by poetry, acts of humanity and her family's heritage in East Africa & India to bridge understanding and dialogue on the inherent universal connection we all share as humans.

 

The Simple Good means just that – noticing the simple, good things that surround each of us, every day and motivate us to be the best versions of ourselves. Show your support for The Simple Good and quietly encourage everyone you see to find the simple good in their lives by wearing this tee. Positivity is contagious – make it go viral!  

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'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

Regular price $30.00
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8 in stock

“My simple goods are sunsets, winter and Harold's fried chicken. I love chicken because it is so good and delicious. I love Chicago because even though it is violent it has many other beautiful qualities.” - Ajia, Auburn Gresham, Chicago This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 

 

This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 
  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed

Size guide

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Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30


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TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck
TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck

TSG x The Silverroom "BLM" Black Crewneck

Regular price $70.00
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5 in stock

"My ‘simple good’ is BLM.  I choose this simple good because this is happening a lot to repeating BLM and is not right because we need to respect people who are different colors. My ‘simple good’ was inspired to respect people with dark skin. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my artwork by going like some people saying BLM.  I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by showing people the BLM.  This is important to me because I feel bad that people are not respecting Black people. THANK YOU! A simple good question I would ask others is: Why do they have to be rude to Black people?" 

- JUAN V., LITTLE VILLAGE

Unisex Lightweight Crewneck | Independent Co. 

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'TSG of Chicago' Short-sleeve Unisex Tee
'TSG of Chicago' Short-sleeve Unisex Tee

'TSG of Chicago' Short-sleeve Unisex Tee

Regular price $30.00
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1 in stock

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'SELF LOVE' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX T-SHIRT
'SELF LOVE' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX T-SHIRT
'SELF LOVE' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX T-SHIRT

'SELF LOVE' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX T-SHIRT

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Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs. 

This "Self Love" Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Destiny F.  from  Austin Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

"My ‘simple good’ is beauty is not what society thinks of you, but what you think of yourself because the true beauty in a person is their self-confidence. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by beauty standards. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my comic by drawing two best friends, both different yet beautiful. The only difference though is that one of them is not confident in themselves. For her to truly feel pretty, her friend will tell her about self-confidence and to stop comparing herself to others. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by promoting self-love and confidence towards individuals who need to know who they are. This is important to me because society had blinded most of us into thinking we do not fit, that because we’re not the clone of the next person we are alienated. But to change that everyone needs self-confidence in themselves to feel beautiful by the next person." 

- DESTINY F., 9TH GRADE, AUSTIN, CHICAGO 

This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

•  All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
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'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt
'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

'There is Beauty in the Struggle' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

Regular price $30.00
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8 in stock

"My simple good is ‘there’s beauty in the struggle” because I want people to embrace the challenges they face. My simple good came from connections to people in Chicago who I see dealing with difficulties in their work and personal lives. I made a collage of people and quotes that relate to the beauty in the struggle. I plan on improving my community by helping people realize the good in seemingly bad neighborhoods and situations. This is important to me because many people fear obstacles, but if you find the beauty in them, you’ll see them as opportunities for growth."

—Aziz E., 12th Grade

Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

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    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin
    TSG X Shala: My Melanin

    TSG X Shala: My Melanin

    Regular price $40.00
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    Olusola "Shala." Akintunde is an Nigerian American contemporary artist, producer and pioneer in the medium of Solar Art; a discipline that seamlessly merges art and solar technology. He is primarily lauded for the creation of the poignant portrait series, Shala’s Seven Spoon and his groundbreaking solar murals and sculptures; particularly Shala’s Bronzeville Solar Pyramid.

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    My simple good is embracing my melanin because it’s really hard be a dark skinned woman in society nowadays. My simple good was inspired by seeing women on social media trying to change themselves. I depicted my simple good in my artwork by drawing beautiful black queens who know that their melanin is popping no matter what shape or size they are. I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to improve my community and change the world by bringing women together. So many women bring each other down on social media. We need to start empowering and appreciating each other. 

      Nia L., 12th Grade, East Side 

      • 4.2-ounce, 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton/rayon
      • 5/8" seamed collar
      • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
      • Side seamed
      • Double-needle sleeves and hem
      • Tubular
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    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE
    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE
    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE

    'SAVE THE EARTH' SHORT-SLEEVE UNISEX TEE

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs.

    This TSG Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Aiden S. from  Little Village. Check out his meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    "My ‘simple good’ is saving the earth because I know that many people don't throw away trash properly, and it ends up in the oceans. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by looking outside, and seeing lots of plastic bags flying around, or seeing bottled waters out on the sidewalk. I depicted my ‘simple good’ in my art by drawing my message using pencil and colored pencils. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by showing people that we aren't properly throwing away our trash, and there isn't an “Earth B” for us. This is important to me because I want everyone to take care of our planet, not just your community. Again, we don’t have an Earth B. Thank you!"

    - AIDEN S., 6th Grade, LITTLE VILLAGE, CHICAGO 

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

    Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

    100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

    •  All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.

    Size guide

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
    Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
    Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
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    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE
    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE
    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE

    'GROWTH' UNI-SEX SHORT SLEEVE TEE

    Regular price $30.00
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    Each TSG Quote Tee is inspired by the meaning of the simple good of our students. Each year we select 5 students' messages of 'the simple good' to put on our quote tees for a limited series release. The tees represent the various communities we serve and are selected through a public vote in order to amplify the voices of our youth & support their TSG Youth Art Programs.

    This TSG Tee is inspired by TSG Youth Ambassador, Joeal A., from Pilsen, Check out her meaning of #thesimplegood below!

    "My ‘simple good’ is growth because I want to continue growing in different areas, but in a proper way. I don’t want to rush the process because in doing so I won’t end up with the results I’m seeking. My ‘simple good’ was inspired by the quote  "He Who Would Climb a Ladder Must Begin at the Bottom."  My ‘simple good’ is shown in my photo because when building a skyscraper you always start from the bottom to end with positive results. However, starting from the top is unrealistic and will have horrible results. Just like in real life, when you start something you have to take all the necessary steps to accomplish it. You can’t just start from the top while skipping all the proper steps to reach there. This also showcases my journey in growing without rushing things. I plan on using my meaning of the ‘simple good’ to improve my community and change the world by using my growth as a person to inspire my community to do better as a whole, and to show them it’s not impossible to achieve our goals. This is important to me because growing has always been a part of my life, and I hope to continue to grow as a person to help myself and those around me."

    - JOEAL A., 11TH GRADE, HYDE PARK

    This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

    Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

    100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

    •  All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.

    Size guide

      S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
    Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
    Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
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    'Peace and Joy' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    'Peace and Joy' Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

    Regular price $30.00
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    “My simple good is nature, peace, and joy because feeling peaceful makes me calm, relaxed, and happy. My simple good was inspired by nature and laughter of my friends. I depicted this in my work by taking a photograph of flowers in a garden. I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to improve my community and change the world by spreading joy and peace. This is important to me because it makes me calm and gives me joy.” 

     —  Alex L., 6th Grade Little Village

     

    Unisex Lightweight T-Shirt | Anvil 980

    100% ring-spun, pre-shrunk cotton

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      TSG 'City of Big Dreams' Long Sleeve
      TSG 'City of Big Dreams' Long Sleeve
      TSG 'City of Big Dreams' Long Sleeve

      TSG 'City of Big Dreams' Long Sleeve

      Regular price $40.00
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      We are now selling our TSG 'City of Big Dreams' Themed Long Sleeves! Our super soft long sleeve tee will bring back the nostalgia of our iconic annual arts celebration that brings together the City to inspire us to dream! Grab this limited edition long sleeve today!

      "Stay Dreaming" written down length of sleeve

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      TSG x Dwight White: Embrace Change
      TSG x Dwight White: Embrace Change
      TSG x Dwight White: Embrace Change

      TSG x Dwight White: Embrace Change

      Regular price $35.00
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      Ever since his studies of Sociology and human behavior, White has been inspired by the ways in which one can capture truth visually. He loves the challenge of taking the consumer beyond just seeing the art - he believes they should feel it. His voice is profound and thoughts are intellectual, providing a path to follow for young people of the next generation. His confidence and commitment to his craft is inspiring as he embraces his function in society to document the history of connected experiences through art. 

      As a young boy, the thought of mastering various artistic practices fascinated him but he never truly immersed himself in visual art. White grew up in an athletic home - with both of his parents being collegiate athletes, it made sense he would aim to excel in that arena as well. His talent and commitment to athletics took him to the Chicagoland area where he took the football field for Northwestern University as a defensive back. In his Junior season, that came to a sudden end due to a medical retirement. The door to achieve in athletics closing is what allowed White embark on his creative journey in fine arts. The former Texas football recruit was brought to Chicago to be “Reborn” an artist. 

      The impressive creations to which he gives life on the canvas are symbolic of true empowerment, often centered around his heritage as a young African American male. In White’s world of painting, there are elements and experiences that relate to everyone such as one of his favorite concepts, there being “beauty in the struggle.” However, as he’s evolved as an artist, White has found unique ways to not only empower those who are subjects of his work, but also spark immediate thought and emotion through visual storytelling. White’s paintings live in both small and large scales depending on which audiences he aims to reach. With both gallery wrapped executions and murals, he engages his consumers at different touch points so he can connect with both the contemporary and street art community. The versatility is what many of White’s followers find the most fascinating. 

      To leave a lasting impression on his viewers, he uses bold primary hues that typically contrast the human subject. The palette strokes of either oils or acrylics provides a unique balance to his creations, allowing the artist to take a traditional fine painting approach and enhance it by introducing textures and abstract elements of typography to the canvas. White finds his inspiration on the energy of human experiences through the lens in which he sees the world. His love for consumer insights and understanding the depths of his subjects allows the work to embody a truth to create a cultural experience. The art exists for White’s mental wellness and happiness on his evolving journey. He aims to spread love and knowledge rooted in empathy and empowerment of the people. 

      My simple good is change, because change can be good and you can learn from it in a positive way. My simple good was inspired by the changes that I have been through that have made me a better person and friend. I depicted my simple good in my work by taking a photo of a little girl, who will eventually change into a grown woman. I plan on using the meaning of my simple good to inspire my community to make changes even if they are scared, and showing them that change can be good. This is important to me because change is necessary for growth, and for life. 

        

       Andrea P., 9th Bronzeville

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      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy
      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy
      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy
      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy
      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy

      TSG x Phero: Peace & Joy

      Regular price $80.00
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      Phero is a Cultural Architect based in Chicago specializing in exclusive experiences, unique product, and original content. His goal is to impact a brand’s messaging, target audience, perception, and consumer loyalty. Dedicated to fusing artistry and culture with an emphasis on diversity.

      My simple good is nature, peace, and joy because feeling peaceful makes me calm, relaxed, and happy. My simple good was inspired by nature and laughter of my friends. I depicted this in my work by taking a photograph of flowers in a garden. I plan on using my meaning of the simple good to improve my community and change the world by spreading joy and peace. This is important to me because it makes me calm and gives me joy. 

         Alex L., 6th Grade Little Village

      • 400gsm Heavyweight Organic Cotton with brushed interior
      • 100% organic cotton body and recycled poly ribbing comprising 20% of the garment
      • Reverse flatlock stitching to reduce bulk and increase durability
      • 4" wide, double folded, flat-knit side ribbing for added flexibility
      • Adjustable drawstring hood with front kanga pocket
      • Tear away neck labels for customization
      • Standard Fit
      • Pre-shrunk and treated to ensure minimal shrinkage
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      Support and share your ‘good’ - Help us build a better future with a donation as low as $20

      Every purchase supports The Simple Good’s mission to bring positivity into the lives of young people through art and discussion, empowering them to become change makers and mindful leaders. 

      'Dreaming'

      A fine art Limited Edition screen print made in collaboration with local artist @iamsamkirk!

      With only 50 prints made, this is a limited edition drop made specifically to support our mission in empowering our youth to become change makers and mindful leaders in the future.

      "This piece is inspired by the role that dreaming plays in our journey of life. It begins within us. As youngsters we begin to imagine who we could be and how we will impact the world. Our dreams often begin with our roles in our own communities and can take us to a world beyond." - Sam Kirk

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      'AMPLIFY DREAMS' Face Mask

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      Spread Joy with The Simple Good Mask 

      • 82/18 Nylon/spandex
      • 2-ply stretch fabric for tighter fit
      • Non-medical grade
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      Grab a TSG Bracelet and pass one onto someone who has shown you an act of 'the simple good' in your life. Each bracelet is made of lava rosewood beads (representing strength & courage) and blue-grey wood beads (representing happiness) and has is beautifully engraved silver pendant. Each bracelet sold helps support TSG Youth Art Programming focused on mindfulness and social emotional learning.

      Purchase any combination of 2 bracelets for $20 using Promo Code "TSGBUNDLE" at checkout! 

       

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      'What Does The Simple Good Mean To You' Tote Bag
      'What Does The Simple Good Mean To You' Tote Bag

      'What Does The Simple Good Mean To You' Tote Bag

      Regular price $15.00
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      Remind yourself of your meaning of 'the simple good' with this tote! 


      This cotton canvas tote bag is both stylish and practical.

      • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 
      • 6 oz, 100% cotton canvas
      • 22” dual handles
      • Dimensions: 14 ½” x 15 ½”

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      'Dreaming' by Sam Kirk

      'Dreaming' by Sam Kirk

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      Limited Edition 16" x 20" Screen Print by renowned Chicago Artist, Sam Kirk

      We are excited to share a project with you all that has been in the works for some time now! Introducing 'Dreaming' - a fine art Limited Edition screen print made in collaboration with local artist Sam Kirk for our 8th Annual City of Big Dreams Fundraiser! With only 50 prints made, this is a limited edition drop made specifically to support our mission in empowering our youth to become change makers and mindful leaders in the future.

      "This piece is inspired by the role that dreaming plays in our journey of life. It begins within us. As youngsters we begin to imagine who we could be and how we will impact the world. Our dreams often begin with our roles in our own communities and can take us to a world beyond." - Sam Kirk


      Only 15 Signed Prints Available

      *Customers will be notified when the prints are ready for pick-up and/or delivery*

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      TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book
      TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book
      TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book

      TSG Social Emotional Learning Based Art Activity Book

      Regular price $20.00
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       With the drastic inequities in mental health and education access in Chicago, there is a pressing demand for our SEL Art Activity Book and we have received over 3000 requests from our partner schools across the city. Your book purchase sponsors one book for a TSG student in need. Full of reflective activities, meditations, and beautiful coloring pages, this book is suited to kids (and adults!) of all ages, and we encourage you to pick up additional copies for you and your loved ones.

      To increase your impact and get even more books into the hands of the students who need them most, please consider donating here.

      More Information on the TSG Art Activity Book below:

      Since the COVID-19 Pandemic hit our communities, it has exacerbated inequities that have always existed in Chicago. As schools began shutting down and curriculum quickly shifted online, unequal access to internet and technology became a drastic problem, leaving over one-third of students with no access to education or mental health support in low-income communities.

      In addition, the pandemic has intensified the mental health crisis which will affect generations to come. This especially impacts our low-income communities who already lack mental health resources. In response to this crisis, TSG developed our first Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Based Art Activity Book to support the well-being and mental health of our youth without internet access.

      The TSG Art Activity Book synthesizes TSG's SEL-Based Art Curriculum into a printed Art Activity & Coloring Book focused on developing a student's understanding of what the 'simple good' means to them through influences of artists from all around the world. The students will take a journey of identifying positivity in their lives and their communities, developing an understanding of how they can use their 'simple goods' to change the world. The book will feature pages from incredible artists from all over the globe including Alice Pasquini (Italy), Oak Oak (France), Stinkfish (Colombia), Ivan Vazquez (Chicago), Richard Colman (San Francisco) and more!

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      Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book
      Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book
      Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book

      Sheroes of COVID-19 [Chicago Edition] Comic Book

      Regular price $15.00
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      During Winter 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic that still dictated our realities, there was no certainty on what life would continue to look like. It was during this time when Chicago non-profits, The Simple Good and BUILD Chicago, came together to reflect on the challenges of the past year and how we can work together to create light amidst the chaos. It did not take long for the youth to become the highlight of the discussion, being inspired by the resilience they always show. It was important for us to celebrate their continued strengths, leadership, and acts of simple good that they take part in everyday in order to show the world that these are acts that truly impact others.

       This compilation of comics was inspired by The Simple Good’s Sheroes of COVID-19’ book, which shared stories about female sheroes from across the globe who stepped up their leadership to spread the simple good during the pandemic. We wanted to challenge our girls to also think of themselves as change agents in their worlds as Sheroes of Chicago- elevating their truths that they have discovered throughout the pandemic.

      This book is written by BUILD Chicago’s BUILDing Girls 2 Women youth who will share how they are Sheroes in their Chicago communities, depicting the ways they have used their meaning of the simple good to change their world. Read their stories and join their movement in order to create a better world… together.

      Proceeds of this book go to TSG and BUILD Chicago.

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      Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback
      Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback

      Sheroes of COVID-19: Women leading in the crisis (The Unwelcome Stranger: COVID Learning Series) Paperback

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      "Sheroes of COVID: The women leading in the crisis" is a global, crowdsourced collection of stories that recognizes the disproportionate exposure and impact of women during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book focuses on the positive stories happening around the world, recognizing heroines, unsung or often sung, who has led during the crisis. The story is part of a series of books to help children and families navigate the complexities of the crisis. Praise for Sheroes of COVID-19: “So important. So relatable. So human. Sheroes of COVID-19 is an inspiration to our families in a time when we need just that. This is a great learning opportunity for people as young as 4 and old as 104. It is a leadership book, a geography book, a hopeful book, and an understanding book.”— Geraldine Laybourne, first President of Nickelodeon and advocate for children and women“This special book shows how women are leading during the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter who you are or where you come from, you can make life better for your community. Just look around you, then take initiative to make things better. And keep reading and encourage others to do the same!” — Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson, Harvard University Professor, and Founder, The Basics“Everyone can be a leader because everyone can help in some way—even in a scary time like this. I am sure these amazing women leaders will inspire you because when women lead, positive changes happen.”— Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues“Sheroes of COVID-19 is a wonderful resource to foster conversations between children and adults. These essential conversations will help the readers of this book recognize the power of ordinary women to do extraordinary things to mitigate human suffering during the most serious pandemic in a century.”— Dr. Fernando M. Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

      Product details

      • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pangea Educational Development (September 10, 2020)
      • Language ‏ : ‎ English
      • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 53 pages
      • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1735681202
      • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1735681207
      • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 - 12 years
      • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.1 ounces
      • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.27 x 0.13 x 11.69 inches
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      'The Simple Good' Knit Beanie

      'The Simple Good' Knit Beanie

      Regular price $25.00
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      What's better than gearing up for the winter than a fresh beanie that supports spreading positivity to youth?!


      A comfortable, warm knit beanie.

      • 60% cotton/40% acrylic

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      'Superheroes' Throw Pillow
      'Superheroes' Throw Pillow

      'Superheroes' Throw Pillow

      Regular price $30.00
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      "My simple good work is about superheroes because we need a leader in Chicago. We need leaders in Chicago because there's too much violence. We need more peace. I communicate my simple good by painting peace and love to show everyone I care about everyone. I plan on using my simple good to change the world by being nicer and kinder because you can make other people feel good inside. This is important to me because we need heroes in Chicago to fight for peace. Make peace everyday in every way!"


      Davi D., 5th Grade, Auburn Gresham, Chicago

      A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.

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      • 100% polyester case and insert
      • Hidden zipper
      • Machine-washable case
      • Shape-retaining polyester insert included (handwash only)
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      'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Throw Pillow
      'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Throw Pillow

      'Fried Chicken in Auburn Gresham' Throw Pillow

      Regular price $30.00
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      “My simple goods are sunsets, winter and Harold's fried chicken. I love chicken because it is so good and delicious. I love Chicago because even though it is violent it has many other beautiful qualities.”


      - Ajia, Auburn Gresham, Chicago

      A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.

      • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 
      • 100% polyester case and insert
      • Hidden zipper
      • Machine-washable case
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      'Caring and Courageous' Throw Pillow
      'Caring and Courageous' Throw Pillow

      'Caring and Courageous' Throw Pillow

      Regular price $30.00
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      All orders made between 11/9-12/3 will be placed on 12/4 following the City of Big Dreams fundraising festival. All shipments will be 3-4 weeks after final orders confirmed.

      "My simple good is to be caring and courageous. I feel this way because when someone actually cares for me it gets me really happy and it also gives me courage to do the right thing. I feel like this is very important because we all know that we have to care for each other and it’s really nice to do something good for others and see them smile. It is also harder for the other people because if there close to the person that is suffering it is hard for them to see that person cry or be sad. I think my work will impact the Little Village community because it will make people reflect and communicate with others. I think the Rwanda students will gain courage and also many happinesses from my artwork."

      Jackelyn A., 7th Grade, Little Village, Chicago

      A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.

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      • 100% polyester case and insert
      • Hidden zipper
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      'We Are Better Together' Throw Pillow
      'We Are Better Together' Throw Pillow

      'We Are Better Together' Throw Pillow

      Regular price $30.00
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      -1 in stock

      "My simple good that we are better together. This means that we as people can work together and accomplish more things together. My artwork expresses a social issue by showing people around the planet earth holding hands. We all should care about each other so that we could get more things done. My artwork can impact the Little Village community by showing people helping each other. We need to help clean up our community and get rid of all the gun violence. The Rwanda students will see that we are from the same planet so we are equal are we can take care of the planet together. Even through we are far away and of a different race we are we should care about one another and our world."

      Ivan C., 7th Grade, Little Village, Chicago

      A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.

      • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective. 
      • 100% polyester case and insert
      • Hidden zipper
      • Machine-washable case
      • Shape-retaining polyester insert included (handwash only)
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      TSG Global Tote Bag
      TSG Global Tote Bag

      TSG Global Tote Bag

      Regular price $15.00
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      Rep The Simple Good from across the world through this beautiful tote representing global unity under goodness. The bag has translations of 'the simple good' in Spanish, French, Croatian, Gujarati, Hindi, Swahili, Arabic, Acholi, Portuguese, Kinyarawandan, Japanese and English which are all different parts of the world that have been touched by TSG! Bring this bag everywhere you go and see how you'll quickly connect to the world :)

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      TSG Lapel Pins
      TSG Lapel Pins

      TSG Lapel Pins

      Regular price $10.00
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      Our latest TSG Lapel Pins just hit the streets to help us continue to spread the message of #thesimplegood while supporting TSG Youth Art Programming. Just like our TSG Bead Bracelets, each pin is meant to be passed on to someone who has shown you the meaning of the simple good in your life. 
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      'Better World' Throw Pillow
      'Better World' Throw Pillow

      'Better World' Throw Pillow

      Regular price $30.00
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      "My simple good is making the world better because there is too much fighting and hurt in the world, especially right now. My simple good came from connections to seeing others try to make life better. I depicted my simple good in my work by trying to portray the idea that art can create various emotions in different people. I plan on using my simple good in my community by showing people how art can change their mindset. This is important because art can really help people."


      Akeylah A., 8th Grade, Bronzeville, Chicago

      A strategically placed accent can bring the whole room to life, and this pillow is just what you need to do that. What's more, the soft, machine-washable case with the shape-retaining insert is a joy to have long afternoon naps on.

      • All items are considered Final Sale unless the product is defective.
      • 100% polyester case and insert
      • Hidden zipper
      • Machine-washable case
      • Shape-retaining polyester insert included (handwash only)
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      OUR MISSION

      To connect the meaning of ‘good’ from around the world to empower youth to bring positivity into communities through art and discussion.

      Through Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness based youth art programming and public art projects, we transcend the message that no matter where you go in the world, good means the same to all of us – and that is what connects us as human beings.

      SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

      The Simple Good (TSG) Arts Residency Program combines mediation, self-awareness, global consciousness, art expression and relationship building to foster positivity within our students, empowering them to become change makers and mindful leaders in the future.

      To bring The Simple Good to a school, community center or hospital near you, email us at hi@thesimplegood.com 

      WHAT'S TO COME

      All TSG Merchandise is Limited Edition and available until sold out. Check back often for the newest drops announced on this page and on social at @thesimplegood