Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how The Bagel Stand qualified for the Collection:
Your favorite local dozen gets the elevated brunch display it deserves with this maple serving board. It’s designed with four dowels for stacking and selecting different flavors, and two compartments that fit standard cream cheese containers. The finishing detail is "The Bagel Stand" laser-engraved into the board, giving your presentation a signature touch. After noshing, the removable dowels stow in the bottom to make storage easy, until the urge to celebrate with a Cinnamon Raisin and friends strikes again (as in, next weekend).
Responsible Business Practices
"Our mission is to bring unique and interesting products to market that are made from sustainable resources. To give back to our community and to enhance the quality of life of our employees."
Wooden Shoe Designs pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds the area's living wage.
- Local (Florida State) minimum wage: $8.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of the Tampa area: $11.52
paid time off
Employees are given 7 days paid vacation time. Once they have been with the company for 2 years they receive 2 weeks paid time off. Some of their longer tenured employees receive 3 weeks off a year paid time off.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Most items are made from wood. Once they are done creating a product, they take excess wood and create products from them. Once they have used as much of the wood as possible they either donate it to local schools for craft projects, or bring it to a specialized recycling facility 1 mile from their warehouse for recycling. They have special pickup two times a week for cardboard, and reuse as much of the boxes they get in to ship out product.
Wooden Shoe has a relationship with Our Troops Online (Support the Troops). This is a local charity that provides care packages to men and women serving overseas. They have been working together for over 5 years in helping them create marketing materials, providing free product that they can raffle to raise money. They also give 5% of sales back to them, and on some specific products donate all proceeds. Wooden Shoe also provides free services to them, like customizing products, so they can raffle them off or sell them to raise funds.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Sustainably sourced maple.
The Bagel Stand is packed in a recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find The Bagel Stand: UncommonGoods.