Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uncommon Goods - the future

Don’t you just love packages arriving?! This is Jed opening a box from Uncommon Goods. If you haven’t heard of them, you need to. They are the future of business…ethical, supportive of their staff, eco-minded and with an array of gifts that will astound. 
It’s inspiring just to LOOK through their website. 

How fun is this?! 
Invented by a 12 year old, the wall coaster is a marble run unlike any other. Especially good if you are tired of toy clutter on the floor, this one tacks onto the wall. It comes with various components and their trademark non toxic poster putty that doesn’t damage the walls. You can even use it on windows. 

We got the extreme stunt kit and two add on stunts, the crazy loop and the super stairs. Jed has spent hours with playing with it. Last thing at night he’s downstairs playing with it, making new runs, fine tuning and playing. First thing in the morning…back down there! 

We’ve used it in our homeschooling sessions looking at physics, motion, angles, velocity and speed. We are big fans. The Wall Coaster would be an awesome Christmas present…fun for all the family ALL day! The whole Uncommon Goods store is jam packed with gift ideas. We had great fun going through the kids section together. 
You can have a look HERE.

It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I have done reviews of cool projects, products and businesses I love for years. In no way is an exchange of money affecting my voice or GrowMama’s ethics. Uncommon Goods is a good case in point. These folks feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. For those of you who love handmade, half of what they sell is handcrafted. There’s a big focus on using upcycled and recycled materials too. 
Big yay to that! 

Their uncommon hearts are in the right place, with $1 from every purchase going to the charity of your choice. Their lowest paid worker starts at 50% above minimum wage. There’s a lot to like about this company. Just wait until you look through their store

Jed was lucky our allotted $65 went to his Wall coaster marble run and Scratch World Map because I was sorely tempted by some of the beautiful jewellery and gifts in Uncommon Goods women’s section the website. Have a look HERE. There was plenty of choice for the Dads in the men’s section HERE which makes it a great place to go to shop for the hard-to-buy-for men in your life. That ought to be a relief for a few of you! 

Another fun acquisition from Uncommon Goods is our World Scratch Map. A handsome looking map, we’ll scratch off each country as we study it. Love it! Both the Wall Coaster marble run and the scratch map are the kind of thing we'll use and remember for years to come. 

Uncommon Goods is proud to be a B Corporation. B Corporation’s  use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. The B seal means that Uncommon Goods meets rigorous standards on a wide range of issues including wage levels, environmental impact, and giving back to our community. We need more of that in the world. 

So... Uncommon Goods. They are good. Very good. In more ways than one. Go see.

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