Don’t know if it’s a boon or a bane that online shopping exemplifies our borderless world. These days, it doesn’t anymore matter if that coat or bag you fancy is in Shanghai or New York. You don’t have to purchase that round trip plane ticket but just click on the Buy Now button and wait for the goods to arrive to you.
Uncommongoods.com is one shopping website I checked out recently after they introduced themselves to me. Their company is based in Brooklyn, New York but I was elated to know they also ship to the Philippines. What I was most impressed with was their vision-mission. They work with artists and small manufacturers to sell handmade, recycled and organic products. They don’t offer materials containing leather, feathers or fur, as they’re committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals.
Anyway, it was really fun scrolling through their site. The name speaks for itself – uncommon goods, meaning the stuff they offer are unique, not ordinary and benefit the community.
This cotton sari robe (P3,137) would be ideal for any woman who appreciates quality and fine details. The robe is handmade by a cooperative of artisans in a village outside of Rajasthan, India. It’s upcycled from remnants of reclaimed saris, the garment worn by Indian women. I figure it’s perfect present to surprise someone on a special occasion. Visit uncommon goods.com to see a great selection of anniversary gifts.
My uncle was having his birthday and I saw lots of interesting gifts for men on . I spotted these reusable tequila glasses made of Himalayan sea salt (set of 4). I guess you don’t anymore need to sprinkle your shot glasses with salt after this. The natural flavors coming from the container itself would take care of it 🙂
These Birthstone Wishing Balls (P1,731) were also one-of-a-kind and extraordinary. It’s made of handblown glass by an artist from Rhode island and comes with 52 tiny slips of paper to reflect on every week of the year.
The Wine Pairing Towel Set (P1,512) looks amazing and would be surely be handy if you’re just planning to step into the world of vino appreciation. Printed on 100% organic cotton are 3,808 possible pairings of 68 popular wines and 56 different kinds of food!
There are also categories for Art, Jewelry, Kids, Kitchen & Bar plus other random stuff for men and women.
Check out www.uncommongoods.com