Elevita Artisan Subscription Box Review – August 2016
Elevita is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping artisans in developing countries find a global marketplace for their goods. What a noble purpose! That have had an online shop for some time now, but they recently started offering a subscription box!
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Elevita
The Cost: $30 per month
The Products: Three to four handcrafted items (exclusives, not available in Elevita’s regular online store)
Ships to: US for free, Worldwide for an additional shipping cost
Everything arrived in this lovely cotton drawstring bag!
This is the letter I received in my package. It goes into great detail about the items in my package, and especially the artisans who created them. It really helps make these items feel so special.
This pretty beaded necklace was my first item this month. On the right is a picture of the artisan, a woman from the Philipines who is now able to support her children with her jewelry making.
My second item this month is this block printed journal from India. It’s made from recycled cotton so it’s super soft and smooth! This process has been passed down through the generations, and Elevita is helping to make it sustainable for this family.
My final item this month was this gorgeous clutch made my a disabled seamstress in Cambodia. I love the color and design, and I have to say that it is really nice quality. You can see by looking at the outside that the design of the fabric is perfectly straight on both the body and the strap, and look at all the compartments on the inside! I really like this.
Verdict: This was such a nice package from Elevita! It makes a huge difference to me to get so much useful information about the artists themselves. I like everything I received, and I think I got some pretty interesting pieces. I may gift the necklace to someone special, but I am definitely planning on using the clutch and the journal. Obviously no retail values can be provided for these items, but that’s not what this box is about. It’s about helping to make a difference in the lives of people who are working for a better future around the world! I think it’s definitely worth $30 to me.
What do you think of Elevita?