Who We Are
As two creatives trained by a prestigious design school in New York City, and with our collective 30 years of worldwide experience in fashion and accessories, we found ourselves frequently surrounded by fast fashion. Too often creating seasonal products that were purely trend driven, but quickly forgotten.
We began longing for something more meaningful, and together we started Uncommon Courtesy.
It was founded with a vision to merge our passion for clever design and our rich experiences to produce gifts and accessories that would be lasting as well as bespoke.
We find perfection in the smallest of details; appreciate the emotions a gift can evoke, and work tirelessly to innovate our creations, using our background to produce beautiful products that can be customised in ways that matter.
It's designing items that bring joy and leave long-lasting impressions that we find so fulfilling. Our studio is fashioned on the belief that each brand we meet is unique and distinct, and so should the gifts we create. Mixing traditional materials with modern designs, we'll work with you to ensure your brand leaves a lasting impression on your clients and customers.
SHUENN KEE & SANYEE
I travelled long and far to come to Singapore from New York City. I've been told I'm good at what I do and look real good while doing it. I am a people pleaser so please drop me a message and let me know I can serve you.
I appreciate timeless pieces, and always bring forward my recognised versatile design together with leather artistry into each custom-made gift that we create. As a graduate of Parsons School of Design NY with a major in Product Design, I specialised in metalsmithing, and had a great opportunity to train under famous leather artisan Jutta Neumann New York and even launched my own successful handbag & accessories label, named Thirtyfour. I enjoy exploring new designs through different use of materials.
SHUENN KEE CHONG
I graduated from Parsons School of Design NY with a major in product design, I spent 13 years in New York City as a designer, product developer, and buyer, collecting rich and unforgettable experiences along the way. I believe in pushing creative boundaries, and as a result was given the opportunity to bring to life concepts within fashion and leather accessories for brands such as Botkier NYC, MZ Wallace, Lucky Brand & Laura Ashley. Within each bespoke piece, I love to blend modern silhouettes with creative solutions, ensuring the design stands out as the brands we work with.
DESIGN, QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
ARE OUR TOP PRIORITIES.
We have, over the years, established honest and lasting relationships with carefully curated partners that share our same values. This trust and understanding ensures that our products are produced to the exacting standards that we are used to, and delivered within demanding timelines. Our materials are meticulously sourced from around the world and selected for its refined look and finishes.
We constantly strive to find solutions to reduce our environmental impact and we are committed to supporting makers around the world. What is important to us is to ensure that we do our part to be sustainable. That means we make a conscious effort to source, produce, consume and dispose of resources ethically and responsibly.