CAUSEBOX Subscription Box Review – Winter 2014 #CAUSEBOX01
CAUSEBOX is a brand new subscription box from Sevenly that features brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world. That means ethically sourced items, fair trade labor, etc. And as a subscriber you also get to select which charity you would like $7 of the purchase price of your box to go to!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: CAUSEBOX
The Cost: $54.95 a quarter. ($49.95 a quarter if you pay for a year upfront).
COUPON: Use coupon code take5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: In each box, you will receive at least $150 worth of products for women from Sevenly’s favorite socially conscious brands. They will also introduce a new, exclusive Sevenly product in each box. Everything inside the box reflects their belief that “People Matter.”
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your Wish List or Subscription List!
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included. At the bottom of the card they also list: $7 donated, one meal provided, dozens of women employed & empowered. (They know how to make me feel good about a box before I even unbox it!)
Change for Change Jar – Value $18
The message behind this jar is pretty simple – fill this jar with spare change, and when it is full, “give it to a person or charity that needs it more than you do.”
I like the idea a lot, and the Change for Change art on the bottle is nice too.
fashionABLE Alem Scarf – Value $36
I think this scarf is gorgeous. It is very lightweight too, so it should work for all climates. Here’s a better look:
This scarf is made in Ethiopia with 100% cotton. More on the fashionABLE organization:
Your purchase of a fashionABLE product creates sustainable business in Africa. We are committed to long-term solutions to fighting poverty, and our main focus is creating opportunities for vulnerable women. That means that your purchase creates jobs, so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy.
So our strategy is two-fold. We work with women to help them start small business cooperatives, and we partner with and require manufacturers to also employ women with fair wages & fair hiring practices.
Matterial Fix Elephant Necklace – Value $44
This elephant charm on this necklace is made with 14K gold plated brass and clear cubic zirconia pave stones. Here is a photo to better show the length of the necklace:
And the detail:
10% of all proceeds from jewelry Matterial Fix jewelry sales go to the Freedom Firm. More on this organization:
Freedom Firm is a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate child prostitution in India. They rescue young girls from brothels, provide effective rehabilitation, and assist with the prosecution of sex trafficking offenders.
Sseko Half Moon Clutch – Value $16
This item is described as a clutch on the info card, but I think size-wise I would describe it as a pouch. (The zipper part measures 7 inches to give you a better sense of size).
I love the black and metallic mix of materials, and will be throwing this in my purse to keep it a little more organized!
More about Sseko:
Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams. To date, we’ve enabled 47 women to continue on to university. We currently employ 50 women in Uganda from all walks of life. We believe that every woman has a dream. When she is given the opportunity to pursue those dreams, we are collectively walking towards a brighter and more just and beautiful world.
In addition to our work in Uganda, we design and source ethically made products from East Africa. We believe that good business can be an incredibly powerful force for positive social change. Sseko products are all made in Africa and create jobs, empower artisans and help end the cycle of poverty by building healthy communities and economies.
I received a similar set of cards from Gramr Gratitude in the Fall FabFitFun VIP Box, and I already used them, so I’m happy to have more.
Sevenly Sticker Pack – Value $7
I never get too excited about stickers in subscription boxes, but I can see how these fit in with the box.
This Bar Saves Lives – Value $2.69
Sweet Riot is a women-owned company with a commitment to fair trade practices. (Check out their social mission page to learn more). And for every This Bar Saves Lives bar sold, one meal is given to a child in need.
Verdict: I think this is such a wonderful and unique subscription – it’s a great way to support causes around the globe and also get a box full of wonderful items. I’m also particularly happy about the focus that so many of the featured companies have on helping and empowering women.
The items themselves are all well-made too. I will wear the necklace, scarf and pouch, so I definitely got my money’s worth as well.
What do you think of the first CAUSEBOX?