“We have a feeling the future will be uncommonly good.”uncommongoods.com
UncommonGoods is an eclectic online marketplace with thousands of artisan-created items, from unicorn art and bird feeders, to airplane cork screws and water-proof backpacks. The site features the stories behind each item for customers to browse.
UncommonGoods uses environmentally-friendly packaging, works with artists to use recycled materials whenever possible, and pays even their seasonal workers 100% higher than minimum wage. The company also donates $1 to a non-profit partner of its customers’ choosing at check-out, through the UncommonGoods Better to Give program.
Founder David Bolotsky has long been intrigued by the potential of the internet, saying in an interview with Huffington Post that when he was introduced to it in 1994, “I thought it was the most interesting thing that I’d seen in my life, in terms of changing the world.” UncommonGoods has brought that power to bear through its Better to Give program, which, as of November 2017, has resulted in more than $1 million donated to nonprofits around the globe.