Design

Take It with You

Take It with You

My name is Bella and I’m a personal style blogger. But I’m not just about fashion. What I am interested in is expressing myself in my dress and doing it in an original and sustainable way. I prefer to “shop secondhand first,” and haven’t met a yard sale I didn’t like. I avoid “fast fashion” and anything that comes out of a sweatshop. Recently someone asked if that limited me, but I don’t think shopping sustainably limits my style; I think it helps me explore it.
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

We want to give you an exclusive look inside the minds of our uncommon artists. For Laura, there is no real division between her shop and her art; it all comes from the same place in her imaginative mind. Collections of objects which seem to have drifted together out of their desire to express Laura's poetic sensibility share shop space with pieces of her art--and of course, her jewelry.
Community Comments: Praise for Uncommon Designs

Community Comments: Praise for Uncommon Designs

When a brand new creative design comes our way we get pretty excited. What could be better than the thrill of discovering a new uncommon good? Seeing our community get just as excited as we are! We love seeing those "thumbs ups" in our community voting app followed by feedback explaining what you love about the designs. Of course, commenting isn't just for the voting app. If you own an uncommon good, we want to know why you love it! Here are a few examples of community comments that make us smile.
Secondhand Saris, Firsthand Fair Trade Fashion

Secondhand Saris, Firsthand Fair Trade Fashion

Indian women have worn saris, beautiful, often embellished sheets of fabric, for hundreds of years. The traditional garment can be worn in many ways, but every sari, no matter how lovely, will eventually be draped a final time. Fortunately, the gorgeous fabrics don't have to go to waste when the sari no longer serves its traditional purpose. Artisans in India wash and repair the cottons, rayon, and silks from secondhand saris, then transform them into fashionable, functional handbags.