|Home Sweet Home by Renee Leone|
From funky slippers to unusual artwork, to accessories like jewelry and neckties, to baby items and furniture, no matter the occasion, the web-based shop offers something for everyone. Plus, the craftspeople who make the wide variety of interesting and unique objects are featured both on the site and in the print catalog.
|Felted Poppy Slippers by Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh, Handmade in Nepal|
|Two By the Sea by Renee Leone|
|Math Formulas Tie by Josh Bach|
|Tagua Infinity Bracelet by Monica Farbiarz|
|Organic Toadstool Rattles, made from organic bamboo fibers|
|Pantone Folding Chairs in 7 Colors|
My personal favorite sections of the website include “handmade,” “recycled,” and “this just in” (each of these is under every product category), and the uncommon artist gallery.
On top of the large selection of interesting items available, the”Better to Give” program donates $1 to a chosen charity for every purchase made. So far, the company has raised more than $103,000 for RAINN, $126,000 for American Forests, $59,000 for Women for Women International, and $71,000 for City Harvest. Since starting the program 12 years ago, UncommonGoods has donated more than $700,000 to nonprofits.
I was flattered when UncommonGoods contacted me to spread the word about the Better to Give program. Thanks to this NYC-based company for supporting independent artists; thanks for making unusual gift items available at reasonable prices and accessible to all; and thanks for donating $25 to City Harvest, my charity of choice.
|Learn More about Better to Give|