Awaken Box is a new subscription service that delivers handmade global artisanal goods and supports global charities.
From Awaken Box:
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!
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The Subscription Box: Awaken Box
The Cost: $29.95 per month (note the price drop!)
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: U.S. for free
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This card was included this month, describing the contents. The country this month is Kenya!
Our recipe of the month is Kenyan Tomato-Avocado Salad. It looks simple but delicious.
Jacaranda Creations Hand Towels
These gorgeous cloth hand towels were made by women in slum areas of Nairobi, Kenya. When unfolded, they measure 12" x 18". The women are part of an organization called Jacaranda Creations, which teaches women to provide for themselves and their families by creating beautiful things from local materials. I love these!
Kamba Kids Salad Servers
These might be the most exquisite wooden salad servers I have ever seen! I can hardly believe they're mine! They were made by Kamba Kids, an organization that helps to provide for orphans in Kamba.
Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to Awaken Box! I am very happy that they have started providing more information about the items and the artisans behind them! I love both items they sent this month, and I love feeling like I'm helping to support such important charities. It's hard to know what the specific retail values of anything they send might be, but I think the contents are always well worth the cost of the box.
What do you think of Awaken Box?