FlourishBox by Thread & Flourish Review + Coupon – September 2017
FlourishBox by Thread & Flourish is a bi-monthly scarf subscription. In addition to sending one handmade scarf in each package, they also send two ethically sourced surprises for you to enjoy.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: FlourishBox by Thread & Flourish
The Cost: $39.95 every other month + free shipping
COUPON: Use code MYSUB15 to save 15% off your first box!
The Products: One handmade scarf plus two surprise items, with a focus on ethically sourced and traded products.
Ships to: the US only
Good to Know: This is a bi-monthly subscription. Subscribers receive packages in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
In the above photo, you can see the included card, which offers a little information on each item in the box and explains the ways in which they’re ethical.
Traditional Medicinals Cup of Calm® Tea, 2 bags – Value under $1 (buy a box of 16 for $5.29)
Traditional Medicinals Organic Ginger Tea, 1 bag – Value under $1 (buy a box of 16 for $5.29)
I’m a tea drinker for life, so I will always have heart eyes when tea bags arrive in subscription boxes! I’m familiar with Traditional Medicinals teas (I often drink their Throat Coat® Lemon Echinacea tea when I have a cold), but I had never tried either of the flavors included in this box. The Ginger tea tasted exactly, delightfully how I expected it to—like ginger, of course. The Cup of Calm® tea didn’t offer any indication of its flavor notes on the packaging, so I was curious to see how this would taste. The tea bag smelled minty upon removing it from the packaging and once brewed, I tasted some chamomile in there too. It’s got this great minty aftertaste and left me with a sweetness in my throat after drinking. The website says it’s a blend of passionflower, chamomile, lavender, and catnip (catnip!!!), among other things, and I agree that it is indeed a calming and soothing drinking experience.
Recycled Leather Wrap Bracelet – Value $15?
I am so into the rich burgundy color of this recycled leather wrap bracelet! I mean, it’s the perfect fall color and all, but I’m all about those earthy hues and jewel tones year-round, so this bracelet has that going for it. The card notes that this accessory was made in Thailand by artists who work with a Fair Trade certified organization, which of course is amazing, but I was surprised to read that tidbit because it doesn’t have the same handmade-with-love vibe that so many other Fair Trade items do. It’s a little stiff and arrived looking like it had been wrapped around a card of some sort (though it wasn’t actually wrapped around a card), plus its silver buckle is a bit tarnished. Because of these less-than-awesome attributes, I probably won’t be rocking this bracelet on the reg, but I will definitely hang onto it and see how it might come of use in a DIY project or as an add-on for a gift.
Tawny Nadio Scarf – Value $35?
This Thread & Flourish-exclusive scarf has such a light and airy feel to it! It’s a beautiful transition piece, combining the peaches and pale pinks of summertime with fallish rich blue and plum tones. This accessory is also from an incredible certified Fair Trade org, this time located in India, and is made from a silk-cotton blend. As far as the material goes, I so love and appreciate that it’s made of all-natural fibers, though I will admit it’s not as soft to the touch as I prefer from something that’s going to be touching such a delicate area of skin. As for the colors, while I love the way they look together, they don’t totally go with my style. I do have women in my life who wear lots of lighter tones, though, and I can’t wait to gift this to one of them!
Another quick note on color: this scarf photographed differently laying on my table than it did on my body with sunlight streaming through the window. Every computer screen’s color calibration is a bit different, so please take this with a grain of salt, but I would say the scarf’s true colors are more accurately represented in the image of me wearing it, below.
Finally, this scarf measures 34’’ by 68’’— it’s huge! It would make a nice wrap for fancier occasions, though I would recommend steaming it before wearing it out.
Verdict: Overall this early fall FlourishBox wasn’t as successful as the last one was for me in terms of personal style, but I appreciate the quality of the scarf and the aspect of consciousness with the subscription as a whole. Seeing that the scarf is exclusive to Thread & Flourish and I was unable to find the bracelet listed for sale elsewhere, it was hard to do a real price analysis on the value of this box, but $39.95 felt fair to me given that high-quality materials (leather, silk, and cotton) were used, and knowing that they were produced by workers who were being provided fair wages.
What did you think of this round of FlourishBox?