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About us

In talking with artists, I saw how the Internet could help connect them with customers they wouldn't meet face-to-face.

Dave Bolotsky
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Our Story

In 1999, our founder, Dave Bolotsky, visited a craft show and was inspired to build something that had never existed before: an online marketplace to connect makers and their creations with shoppers looking for truly unique goods.

Over the last 23 years, we’ve grown to approximately 200 year-round team members with thousands of packages heading from our home in Brooklyn to customers across the country each day.

Our Products

Our collection has grown from Dave's craft show finds to thousands of designs handpicked by our buying team, who search all year for unique goods from around the world. We also discover unique pieces through online submissions from our community of artists and designers. Thanks to our in-house product development team, we create our own goods, too.

Every design we carry incorporates elements of creativity. We look for goods that:

  • Serve a purpose

  • Solve a problem

  • Stun us with their beauty

  • Are handmade with exceptional craft and skill

  • Use unusual, reclaimed, or recycled materials

  • Are made without leather, feathers, or fur

  • Make us wonder, “Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?”

Personalized Family Portrait Tea Towel Set
Soiree Punch Infusion Jar
Holiday Anthurium Kokedama
Weeknight & Weekend Hero Spice Kit

Our Makers

The story behind a product matters to us. We want to know how it's made, who's making it, and the process that leads to the finished design. From potters to painters to jewelry artists to craftspeople of all kinds, we've worked with hundreds of makers over the years. We're proud to offer independent designers a place to showcase their work.


Something that's really important to me is ‘art into industry’. It's a saying from the Bauhaus school. And I think that idea is really cool, especially when working with a company like Uncommon Goods, where you do sell a lot of product. Here the product's something that we make from start to finish with our hands that we're putting out into the world.

Emilie Shaprio

Force For Good

never ever: fur feathers leather

Environmentally Conscious

  • We use, and encourage our artists to use, recycled or sustainable materials whenever possible.

  • We choose environmentally friendlier packing materials.

  • Our catalog is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.

  • Our products have always been leather, feather, and fur-free.

big hearts open minds
people, planet, profit.