Awaken Box is a new subscription service that delivers handmade global artisanal goods and supports global charities.
"Our mission is to awaken hearts and minds to the needs of our neighbors across the globe and to support artisans in third world countries who are trying to sustain a business for themselves to simply survive." That's a noble mission. Bravo!
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Awaken Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month (note the price drop from last month!)
ACTIVE DEAL: Save 25% off your first box!
The Products: Each box contains one or more handcrafted goods from around the world, a country sticker, a recipe, and a "gift from our sponsor." I'm still not sure what that means!
Ships to: US for free
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This card was included this month, describing Reaksmei Products in Cambodia, our artisan group for August. It also has some vague information about this month's donor / charity, a filmmaker involved in The Hotline Movie. It also lists the items I received this month.
This is our recipe of the month, Pakon Char Poat Koun. It's a yummy-looking shrimp dish with vegetables!
This scarf is lightweight and beautiful, perfect for early fall! These scarves are made by university students involved in Reaksmei in an effort to help low income community members.
I made the mistake of opening this box with my mother nearby. She totally snagged this headband! It's okay, though, she wears them all the time, and she loves all things Southeast Asia. It's very pretty, and it looks amazing in her white hair!
I love beautiful handcrafted chopsticks, and these are just lovely. I also love elephants! These are a total win! They're almost too pretty to use.
I love this bracelet, too! It's so unique! I just adore the dark red enamel. It's on a stretchy cord, but it seems nice and sturdy.
Verdict: This was my second box from Awaken, and I think they did a fabulous job! I like that they dropped their price! I also think they did a much better job this month of explaining what is meant by "donor" and who made the items in the box. I like feeling like a purchase I've made is supporting something important. I think the items this month were beautiful, too! No values are listed, and I can't find anything for sale online (which makes sense in this case), but I think I definitely got a lot for $30. What a great box!
What do you think of Awaken Box?