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Elevita Artisan Subscription Box Review – August 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!


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

Check out the Artisan Subscription Box Directory for more fair trade boxes and make sure to add Elevita to your subscription list or wishlist!


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?

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.

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.


  1. I wish most boxes did this or at least one item. It makes you feel good inside and knowing it helps so many others. The stories behide each item makes you feel closer to the person who made it. Like someone said in a comment before, maybe make a few different size boxes. One item, two and the norm. I love to help when I can but I can’t always spend 30 a month even though I wish I could. Loved your review and 2 items out of 3. I love simple and delicate jewelry myself.

    • Thanks Beth!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! I just signed up!

    • Thanks! Cool!

  3. Oh, I love this concept! And the items are so nice!

    I wish it was $10-$12 a month for one piece for those of us on smaller budgets. My budget has shrunk and I’d love to participate but $30/mo is high for me.

  4. I don’t really like the items but love love the concept. It’s like giving them money to help their kids while getting a gift in return. And they feel as they are working for it the feeling of able to support their family. This concept is so great! The stories are so lovely.

  5. This is one of the more affordable fair trade subs out there, and I think the value ($10 per item) is more than fair for these great, handmade items!

  6. Love this! Did some PR for Novica some years ago when I was blogging (shame on me, ignored my book projects for ages, no more excuses!) and they do the same. Loved reading about the artisans and how this helps them become self supporting. (The jewellery pieces from Novica I chose were not only beautiful, exquisitely made, well priced for sterling silver, and like this came with a note from the artisan.) I wish I wasn’t so darn picky! I’d only use the notebook; as an author/ writer they never go to waste & it’s so fantastic that it’s recycled cotton, not hurting trees! Like Katy mentioned, the bag everything came in is like an extra gift! I’ll definitely check out their site and see if I can buy items I’d need, also for thoughtful gifts. I like to help people trying to rise above; I have so much I take for granted and don’t always show enough gratitude for what I have (working on it!) Lovely, useful review Anna! (I’m quite picky because of a goal I set for myself some years ago. I’ve cut consumption levels way down because of the impact on our planet, which has always been very important to me. I’m no angel, just one of many things I try to do to help the environment, and know I can do more so I’m working on that too!)

    • Thank you Jet!

      • You’re welcome Anna! Credit where due!?

  7. Beautiful pieces and great causes. I love that the clutch comes with a strap, an outside pocket and is sectioned off inside. These all look very high quality and are gorgeous, useful pieces. And the bag they come in looks nice enough to be considered an extra item.

  8. Really beautiful and unique items!

  9. I would love to get this box! Beautiful items and wonderful cause!

  10. Love that necklace! If I sign up now, any idea if I would get this box?

    • I don’t know, Jackie, I’m sorry. I would definitely reach out to them and ask, though, if you are interested.

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