BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MacRae’s Sustainable Goods offers products that are ‘safe for people and the planet’

The following is an interview with Jennifer Lewis, owner of MacRae’s Sustainable Goods, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more, stop by the store at 108 Washington St. in or go to

Tell us about MacRae’s Sustainable Goods and why you started it. MacRae’s offers products to our community that are safe for people and the planet. We work hard to find vendors who carry this goal from the beginning to the end of life of their products. The items we carry in the store include products for personal care, home, pets, cleaning, laundry and much more. We’re particularly proud to offer closed-loop refillable cleaning and personal care goods. Closed loop means the bulk containers we receive are returned to the vendor to be cleaned out and refilled so nothing is thrown away in the process.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best business advice I’ve received was also really great life advice: “When you let go of something that isn’t serving you, it gives you the time and the energy to focus on something that will.”

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? Crocker Park feels magical every time I go to it. I love seeing it at different times of the day as it has a different personality at each time.  

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I love to write poetry.

The business spotlight is a weekly feature published in partnership with Discover Marblehead. Discover Marblehead is “dedicated to the promotion of Marblehead. Our mission is to highlight local businesses, tourism, community events and attractions through social media, email marketing and community outreach.” To learn more, visit

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