We all know what sustainable products are but, “what is UncommonGoods?” you might ask. UncommonGoods is a retail business that deals with sustainable “green” products committed to providing maintenance and nourishment with the aim to make the environment friendly, socially responsible and a better place to work in. They focus on positivity as they believe sustainability and maintenance starts with being complete, pure, as well as steadfast adherence to a strict moral in everything we do.
They provide scholarship opportunities to people in the form of aid, blogger review program which involves product reviews where free product samples are sent to bloggers whose blogs are relevant to their products for it to be reviewed, and also a share your goods program which allows creative people, designers, bloggers, etc to share their products where it’ll be bought for a fee.
While working to create a sustainable business, they try to minimize environmental impact, choosing to use sustainable or recycled materials, using environmental friendly packaging materials, and printing their catalog on Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] certified and recycled paper. They offer original designs by independent designers, making products that expresses individuality and creativity, while also making a positive impact on people, the environment, and the world.
They offer handmade, cruelty free, organic products – rather than products made of leather, feather, fur or animal skin of any kind – ranging from baby shower gifts, portable phone charger and light overpower, anniversary gifts for all ages, Christmas gifts for both men and women, and any kind of gift you might need for any occasion. Not to mention that Christmas is around the corner so you can shop for any kind of gift you might want. All products are made from natural materials like stones, woods, etc, and recycled/recyclable materials as well as their packaging being made mainly of partially or fully recycled/recyclable materials, as well as compostable materials.
More so, they created a “Better to Give Program” with the aim to build relationships with non-profit organizations; allowing every customer to select a non-profit organization during checkout to receive a $1 donation from UncommonGoods. And ever since they started the program in 2001, they have donated over $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations. Through the Better to Give program, they’re able to connect customers with non-profit organizations around the world through the simple process of every customer shopping and picking a non-profit organization so UncommonGoods donates $1 to them.
As a founding member of B Corporation – which evaluates a company on issues ranging from providing a living wage, to lessening their impact on the environment, to giving back to the community – they have helped customers understand the social and environmental impact of their purchases.