Doing Good with Uncommon Goods

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I’m constantly on the hunt for fun and quirky little things for around the house. This is probably why my home is cluttered and I regularly spend too much money at Marshalls. But it’s just so easy to do! Every time  I stop in I find new kitchen gadgets, decor options, and fun gifts to hold onto for special occasions. So when I realized that Uncommongoods.com is basically a great company with strong do-good values that sells the kind of items I regularly buy, I knew my wallet stood no chance.

uncommon goods giraffe bud vases

Tom from Uncommon Goods sent over some details describing the organization as a “small company focusing on big ideas”. They are a sustainable, privately own business that focuses on helping and supporting people. In fact, the more I read about the company, the more impressed I am. Their mission empowers everyone they work with by promising fair wages (the lowest paid seasonal worker is making 50% more than minimum wage!) and reaching out to work with various artists and designers (50% of their goods are handmade!).

 

I just about fell over when I started searching through their products. I mean, who wouldn’t want to buy something for the men in their life from this list? And when my friend Amy’s birthday came up, I actually got us little giraffe bud vases I found here. Tom was also nice enough to send over a little bit of home for Dean and I through this PA shaped cheese plate, but I also love all of the personal art options I found on this gift page.

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After reading more about the company values, I reached back out to Tom to let him know about how strongly I also feel about doing good  and sustainability and he said that their CEO even rides his bike to work every day! This company truly strives to make the world a better place, and this is something I’m always excited to share. Now just try not to spend all of your money in one sitting.

 

PS- see that picture of Dean and I up on top of the bookcase? That frame is from this post from all the way back in 2012!

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