Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I have received compensation, but all opinions are my own.
I've been a fan of Uncommon Goods for a long time, so when I got an email from them asking me to share some info about their company on Moogly, I couldn't help but jump at the chance. They are just the kind of company that those of us who believe in the value of handicrafts should support!
The world of handmade crafts is riddled with companies that exploit the vulnerable. Crochet can not be made by machines, yet the stores are full of cheap crochet items. Women and children are paid pennies to crochet items that are then sold at ridiculously low prices that in turn undercut those who are making and selling items here! It's a viscous cycle, and one that hurts many here and abroad.
Uncommon Goods, located in Brooklyn New York, is special because they are committed to providing unique and handcrafted goods that are made without harm to animals or people. Half of what they sell is made by hand, most in the USA. And they love to support designers with Design Challenges and run a local panel series to help crafters with their businesses.
They're also committed to their non-profits, and give $1 of every purchase to the non-profit of the buyer's choice. Their charity organizations include an anti-sexual violence organization, forest preservation, help for women survivors of war to become self-sufficient, and more.
So now you know why - and it's time to tell you what! Uncommon Goods has everything from DIY kits to games to jewelry... and even yarn bowls! I always have a hard time telling Geoff and other family members what I want for holidays and such, but browsing the gift ideas for women (click here) always gives me ideas to pass on. Like those musical wine glasses! And I love browsing the handmade gifts (click here) - I know that I'm helping to support other crafters with every purchase!
What I find really helpful are all the great gift ideas for others - believe it or not, most of my family and friends get crochet items on demand. 😉 Their Father's Day gift collection (click here), is full of things that Geoff would love! And there's a good price range too - good good things.
I hope you've enjoyed learning a bit more about Uncommon Goods today! Yes, it's a sponsored post, but I've been a fan of theirs for years, and genuinely believe in their philosophy of sustainable handmade and community support. I hope you'll give them a look!