Here at UncommonGoods, we’re always proud to salute our makers, whether that means celebrating artists new to our assortment or visiting the studios of longtime collaborators. This year, in honor of International Women’s Day, observed annually on March 8, we’re taking a moment to share words of wisdom and encouragement from the women behind some of our most empowering, meaningful goods. Read on for more from sharp women just like you (or your mother, or your sister, or your wife, or your very best friend) and help us toast what makes UncommonGoods such a special place: our makers—and the love they put into the stuff they create.
The “obstinate, headstrong girl” Renaissance woman Alena references here is none other than Elizabeth Bennett, the future Mrs. Darcy and staunchly independent heroine of Jane Austen’s best-loved novel, Pride and Prejudice.
In 2017, “nevertheless, she persisted” became a rallying cry for strong women everywhere, including those on our Product Development team.
Filled with portraits of strong female characters—like Daisy, the protagonist of Henry James’s novel of the same name—and their most memorable quotes, artist Samantha Hahn’s inspiring journal is just the thing to fill out a self-sufficient woman’s bookshelf.
Tori’s cozy, handmade pillow celebrates Austen’s wit and wisdom—and the sharp ladies that populate her books.
Crafted in collaboration with our Product Development team, this keychain sports a $1 giveback to Family Values @ Work, an organization committed to bringing paid family leave policies to all 50 states.