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CAUSEBOX Welcome Box Review + $10 Coupon

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CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that features brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world. Many featured brands donate a portion of proceeds to charities and/or may employ local artisans, use ethically-sourced goods, etc. 

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: CAUSEBOX

The Cost: $54.95 on a quarterly basis, or $49.95 per box with an annual subscription

COUPONUse coupon code WELCOME10 to save $10 off your first box or use coupon code WELCOME15 to save $15 off your annual subscription!

The Products: At least $150 worth of products for women from Sevenly’s favorite socially-conscious brands.

Ships to: US

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The box came with this full-color brochure featuring more information about the items and brands included in the box.

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This adds so much to the subscription for me – it’s great to read the stories and inspirations behind each product in the box.

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Now, onto the items!

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Noonday Collection Gold Foiled Leaf Earrings – Value $28

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These leather leaf earrings have gold foil on the front facing side and a beige leather on the back. (The leather measures about 1.5 inches long.)

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More about Noonday Collection:

We partner with an Artisan Business in India that creates dignified jobs in a vulnerable community, empowering both men and women to provide for their families. Artisans create jewelry by hand, earning fair wages and enjoying a safe work environment.

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Branded Collective Metallic Cuff – Value $20

More about the meaning and cause behind Branded Collective:

BECOME A NUMBER TO RESTORE A NAME.

The BRANDED Collective employs survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee.

BRANDED is an economic empowerment jobs program where the women collaborate with local artisans to design and handcraft the jewelry collection.

BRANDED: To mark with a branding iron. Any mark of disgrace, stigma, shame.

Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The process is often violent: a forced tattoo, a burn or knife cut.

When you receive your item from the BRANDED Collective, you are BRANDED. Each piece contains a unique number that represents one of the millions trapped in the nightmare of trafficking.

COLLECTIVE: Something done by people acting as a group. Shared by all members of the group. A cooperative enterprise.

We are the BRANDED Collective: buyers, survivors, entrepreneurs, artisans. Together we wear the story, share the story and change the story.

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This copper band is made my a survivor of human trafficking. While the identities of the makers of the bracelets can’t be revealed, Branded Collective still wants you to learn about the survivor that made your bracelet, so you can look up the initials they stamp on your bracelet to this page to learn more about the person.

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Love for Humanity Organics Nourishing Face Cream – Value $54

This face cream is lightweight, in fact, I would describe it as more of a milky texture than a cream. It’s hydrating, gentle, and it absorbs quickly, plus it has a lovely citrus scent! This is one of my favorite face products I’ve sampled this month!

And Love for Humanity has partnered with Feed the Children to give back:

With every product purchased a meal is brought to feed one of the 16 million children suffering with hunger around the world.

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Hobbs Tea Tea Traveler Set – Value $24

This set includes:

  • Rooibos: clarify · caffeine-free
  • Sencha green: uplift · medium caffeine
  • Silver tip white: rejuvenate · low caffeine
  • Yerba mate: conquer · high caffeine
  • Mint oolong: cleanse · medium caffeine

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At first, I thought $24 for 5 tea bags was a really high price (it still is), but then I read more about the tea so that I understand the pricing!

This tea itself is organic, and the packing and processing are equally important. These tea bags are free from GMOs, gluten, pesticides, preservatives, bleach, nylon, plastic and metal.

And each tea bag has more than twice the tea as your typical tea bag, so you can re-brew 2-7 cups of tea with the same bag.

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I’ve sampled these before thanks to the Fall CAUSEBOX, and they are all delicious. If I had to pick a favorite I’d go with the Mint Oolong.

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LSTN Bowery Zebra Earbuds – Value $50

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When it comes to headphones/speakers, I always ask my husband Eric for his take since he has a much better ear for sound quality than I do. In general, he’s always skeptical of earbuds, but he was very impressed with the sound from these!

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The earbuds are made from real wood, and they come with a set of different-sized silicone ear tips, so you can get the perfect fit:

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These earbuds also include a microphone, which you can also use for skipping tracks.

And this is another brand that gives back:

LSTN was founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music. Proceeds from sales of all LSTN products go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through our charity partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation.

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Reclaimed Wood Frame + Print

Every season, CAUSEBOX sends out a new 5″ X 7″ art print from a different artist. For the welcome box, you also get this wood frame, to display your print:

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This stands on its own, and looks perfect on my desk!

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $176 – not counting the wooden frame or print! I think that’s great for a $54.95 box, and even better for the $44.95 cost when you sign up with coupon code WELCOME10. This is one of those boxes that makes you feel good about every single item and the causes they support, and as an added bonus the value is great, too.

What do you think of the Welcome Box from CAUSEBOX? (FYI – this box is still available if you subscribe now!)

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

17 Comments

  1. I finally got my Welcome box, and two items were replaced – the tea was replaced with a handmade necklace, and the Love for Humanity facial cream was replaced with a facial scrub. I was ok with the tea swap, since they included a card on it in the box, but I was not happy with the facial scrub swap. The item I received is worth significantly less than the cream, and I was really looking forward to trying the cream. I guess it’s because of the success of their marketing effort that they ran out of products to include. Regardless, this isn’t the best start to this sub.

  2. In case anyone is wondering, I contacted Causebox to purchase additional wooden frames and they will sell them individually for $25 each. A little overpriced in my opinion.

  3. The Branded girls are incredibly inspiring <3

  4. FINALLY supposed to have the Spring box delivered tomorrow….been a bit of a wait…the last of my quarterly boxes. I’m excited!!

  5. I received this box and love almost everything in it. The story behind each product made this box really meaningful. The only thing I didn’t like was the moisturizer. Mine will expires relatively soon but I couldn’t stand the scent. Tried mixing it with other face cream but that didn’t help either. In the end I had to throw it away 🙁

    • You should of put it up for swap. I bet a lot of people would of liked to get their hands on that fab product!! If you just tested it, many will still swap with a slightly lower RV than new. It’s a shame to just throw it away… 🙁

      • I totally agree. Liz, any word on the Spring Causebox. I’ve received mine. Waiting for a review.

        • Just got the box today! I should have the review up tomorrow! 🙂

      • I totally agree. Liz, any word on the Spring Causebox. I’ve received mine. Waiting for a review.

  6. I really like those earrings! I have a bunch of leather drop earrings from an etsy seller and I love them – so lightweight!

  7. This Box is moving. It was inspiring to go to the Branded website & learn about AW. This box definitely hits the mark for curation of a “Cause Box.”

  8. Those earrings are hideous.

    • I think the earrings are lovely, and would look especially nice with a maxi dress in summer. Everyone’s entitled to her own opinion, but I get prickly when people criticize fair trade good harshly.

      • I think they’re lovely as well. In fact, I wore them to dinner last week at Tasca Das Tios in Terceira Portugal. But to each her own!

      • While I am a huge fan of fair trade, and the good that these practices do for impoverished and marginalized communities, I think that saying you shouldn’t criticize the style of a good simply because it is fair trade is ridiculous.

        I can be a fan of the work the company is doing without being a fan of the style, just as I know that my favorite fair trade goods may not be other people’s style. There’s nothing wrong with expressing an opinion, there is something wrong with policing someone’s.

        • My original comment stated “I get prickly when people criticize fair trade goods harshly.” That is MY opinion, which you have criticized as ridiculous, as is your right. But do you see the irony in chastising me for “policing” someone else’s opinion, while also policing mine?

          I also think there is a big difference between saying “those earrings aren’t my style,” “I can’t imagine what they would match with,” or “I would never choose to wear those,” versus calling the earrings “hideous.” Judging the earrings to be hideous seems unnecessarily mean to the many others who like the earrings, and doesn’t acknowledge the human artisans behind the earrings. But again, this is only my opinion.

    • I like them. I almost ordered this box just for the earrings.

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