Living a healthy and holistic lifestyle is more than just changing your food. There are a host of other lifestyle factors to consider and it has always been my intention to discuss these aspects more. Since food is my passion, that’s what I tend to focus on, but I hope you’ll appreciate something a little different today.
When I decided to change my diet and my lifestyle, it was a decision based on compassion: compassion for myself, for others and for animals and the environment. This includes supporting small businesses and those with the aim of making the world a better place when possible. This is why I was so excited upon discovering Uncommon Goods.
Based out of the US, Uncommon Goods is a retailer that aims to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts from artists who create their products in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. Most of what they sell is made by hand, much of it in North America and about 1/3 of the entire collection is made of recycle or up cycled materials. The convenience of having all of these products already curated and researched for me is pretty fantastic! They are also a founding member of B-Corp which is a group of corporations that use business to better enivronmental and social problems AND they support non-profits like RAINN, American Forests and Women for Women International.
Is it possible to have a crush on a website? Because guys, I think I do.
Just look how pretty this necklace is guys. It’s called the Reach for the Moon Charm necklace, which is part of their jewellery collection that you can check out here.
The necklace spoke to me as soon as I saw it. Not only is it gorgeous, but the meaning- wow. A crescent moon for aiming high, a blue moonstone for happiness, blue topaz for joy and health and polite to open the mind. Doesn’t this sound like just the perfect gift for someone who is undergoing change and needs a little reminder that they are capable of achieving the best?
I loved getting to learn about how the artist makes it, where she came from from and what they stand for. The meanings are beautiful and I love that they incorporate healing gems and symbols. I also appreciated the transparency. The origin of every material in the necklace is laid out plain, not simply where it was made.
I actually cannot wait to shower my friends and family with gifts from them (like pretty much everything on this page).
In case you guys don’t have a gift for the upcoming holiday yet (because pssst- Mother’s Day is this weekend guys, get on that!) why not try something that is both meaningful and comes from an artist and company you can feel proud to support?
And to all of my Canadian friends! The shipping rates they offer us up north are pretty fair and duties are calculate upfront so no surprises. Because those surprises are never pleasant right??
I received this necklace in exchange for a review, but was in no way obligated to post a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I would never recommend something I didn’t believe in.