As you may have noticed, minimalgoods doesn't run ads on this site. In some cases, I may get an affiliate fee if you purchase something listed on the shop through another vendor, which allows me to purchase more products to review.
Products are sometimes sent to me by a company, which I then use, photograph, then review. I tell these vendors that I'm always going to be honest in my reviews, which sometimes leads to a negative outcome for that product. There are many sites out there that only push positive reviews to try to sell products, but minimalgoods isn't one of them.