Our mission is to create distinctive, well-made goods and gifts that tell your story and inspire you to live memorably.
But how did four longtime friends living and working in different cities turn a fun side project into successful full-time business? Here's our story.
Then, in the fall of 2012, we created Maps Barware—classic glassware and bar accessories decorated with intricate wraparound maps—and the rest is history.
We sold out of everything almost immediately and had to scramble to re-stock before the holidays. We knew then that we had tapped into something that made our business truly unique—enabling people to tell their stories on the canvas of their everyday products.
To date, we've supported more than 200 non-profit organizations of all sizes and causes across the U.S., from small local animal shelters to public schools to national organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
There was just one problem: our aspirations and vision for the company had outgrown our name. Uncommon Green had served us well over the years, but as our products and brand had evolved, the name just didn't quite fit anymore.