soft goods

plural noun

: goods that are not durable
used especially of textile products

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Outdoors Geek sells new and gently-used gear and soft goods, from Gregory and Marmot packs to Big Agnes tents and Exped sleeping pads. Jenny Wiegand, Outside Online, 16 Oct. 2017 With leftover space in the new building, Shapiro and his team brought in soft goods. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 15 Mar. 2019 Both had opted to roll-pack their soft goods, then pack multiples into a large master polybag instead of individually wrapping them, which helped each company drastically reduce single-use plastic waste in its packaging. Kade Krichko, Outside Online, 17 Aug. 2021 Home products include kitchen supplies, cookware, small appliances, light bulbs, storage containers, frames, candles, craft supplies and kitchen, bed and bath soft goods. Charles Rotblut, Forbes, 16 June 2022 Don’t forget your soft goods, though—staying warm and dry on the slopes makes any day more fun. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 30 Jan. 2021 In the soft goods space, Levi’s, Patagonia, The North Face, Madewell, Allbirds, Fabletics and Eileen Fisher are among those recently launching initiatives that let customers return items for store credit. Tom Ryan, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 And with climbing gear specifically, stay away from soft goods. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 27 Apr. 2019 At Secretly Canadian, Swanson is set on hiring someone focused on merchandise and soft goods. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft goods was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Soft goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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