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Elevita Artisan Subscription Box Review – November 2016

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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!

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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.)

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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

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Once again, everything arrived in this lovely cotton drawstring bag! Such a nice bonus!

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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 month’s package was curated around the Thanksgiving holiday.

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This pot holder was hand batiked in Ghana, and it’s just beautiful. I seriously was recently wondering why I don’t have more pot holders, and I’m so happy to have this one!

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This bracelet is just gorgeous, and then I read that it’s made from real Grade A genuine pearls, authentic Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver! Wow! This was handmade in India and fairly traded via Pearls with Purpose, an organization that promotes self-reliance through micro-enterprise.

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Okay, do you see the guy in the picture? He made these beautiful hand-carved wooden salad servers. He has ten children and lives in the Philippines. How awesome is it that Elevita is helping him support his family with this amazing craft? I love being a part of it.

Verdict: It’s official – I’m a big fan of Elevita! I think of all the global philanthropic artisanal boxes I have ever tried, it might be my favorite. The items they send are gorgeous and very good quality, and the collections are always well curated. Although I don’t have retail values for anything, I feel like the value is tremendous. All this for $30? Yes, please! I like that they are a 100% volunteer organization, and I love that my purchase goes to help support global artisans. Maybe my favorite thing about this subscription is that they provide a full description of each item, who made it, what charities they work with, and all the essential information that lets me know they are making a real difference. Elevita is awesome!

What do you think of Elevita?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
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3 Comments

  1. Nice. I looked at their website and they have a small collection of various items. Some priced low enough to give as gifts and they seem of good quality. I love what you got and I would love batik potholders. Back in the 70’s we lived in Asia and I saw many great craftsman/craftswomen. Amazing work

  2. The potholder is from a fair trade group called Global Mamas! They have more than just potholders (bags, clothing).

    • Thanks Kathleen!

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