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.
- We've since grown to over 200 year-round team members with thousands of packages heading from our home in Brooklyn to customers across the country each day.
- Our collection has grown from Dave's craft show finds to thousands of designs handpicked by our buying team, who search all year for creative finds 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.
- 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.