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CAUSEBOX Fall 2017 Subscription 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. 

Every season includes a new box design, too!

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.)

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.

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

Now, on to the items!

Badala Serving Spoons – Value $18

These wooden serving spoons are gorgeous! I love the painted handle accent, too.

(You’ll either receive gold, green or red painted handles.)

The spoons are hand carved from locally sourced olive wood in Kenya.

And here’s more about the amazing mission behind this brand:

It all started when, at seventeen, I was struck with this realization: people are dying by the millions just because they don’t have enough to eat. If this was going to continue happening in our world, it wasn’t going to be because I didn’t do anything about it, so as a restless and passionate high school senior, I founded BADALA as a fundraising organization.

When I traveled to Africa for the first time, I befriended women who were prostituting themselves just to feed their children. Instead of asking for hand outs, everyone I met was looking for opportunities. Our line of jewelry and accessories, and later our housewares, was born out of this request for employment.

Since launching in Kenya, we have since expanded our employment programs to women and artisans across East Africa, Central America, and domestic sex trafficking survivors.

Thank you for joining us in this journey to see poverty and sex trafficking ended!

Jimani Collection Triangle Bone Necklace – Value $35

This necklace is made of white bone with a hand casted brass casing.

At first, I was a little surprised/concerned about the bone material, but no worries! The piece is made from bone that would have otherwise been discarded:

The bone used in our pieces is upcycled, collected from local farmers who would otherwise discard it. Nomadic tribes in Kenya view each piece of an animal as sacred, and our artisans craft each piece as a sign of respect towards the animal. No animal will ever be harmed in the making of our products.

And the back is beautiful enough that you could actually wear it in reverse if you wanted!

Here it is on:

I’m all about minimal jewelry, so this is perfect for me.

More on the cause behind this brand:

Jimani Collections began with a small group of impoverished Kenyan women and a short class based on learning basic jewelry skills. With the help of many dedicated people both in the US and in Kenya, Jimani Collections has grown from a one-week class into an ongoing training and design entity.

Jimani Collections seeks to create a sustainable solution to poverty. We work with some of the poorest in the world – women who have experienced a harsh reality that few in the US can imagine. We offer these women employment and education within product design and product creation. By building a bridge between consumers and artisans in the developing world, we’re able to promote equitable trade while alleviating widespread poverty.

At Jimani Collections we aim to:

  • Provide women with vocational skills through targeted training programs, like our Entrepreneurship Program
  • Offer sustainable income and a safe workplace for women who have neither
  • Develop a supportive, uplifting community
  • Showcase the workmanship of the ladies through unique, well-crafted products

Through innovation, education, and design, Jimani Collections exists to transform and expand access to economic opportunity for artisans in underserved communities worldwide.

Mr. B’s Necessities Aromatherapy Roll-Ons Set – Value $49.95

Props to CAUSEBOX for sending an entire set!

All rolls on are made with 100% natural ingredients. The formulas all start with Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, then add in different essential oils.

Stress/Anxiety Relief – a blend of Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Vetiver Essential oils

Calm/Sleep – a blend of Lavender, Orange, and Spruce Essential oils.

Immunity Booster – a blend of Tea Tree, Palmarosa, and Black Pepper Essential oils

Headache Relief – a blend of Peppermint, Lemon, and Eucalyptus Essential oils

Energy Boost – a blend of Ginger, Niaouli, and Elemi Essential oils

All the scents are nice, but the Headache Relief is my favorite – I love the Peppermint + Lemon scent! (I’m fortunate enough to not really ever get headaches, but I’ll still be using this one the most!)

Mela Artisans Picture Frame – Value $50?

(I couldn’t find this exact frame on the Mela Artisans website, so I’m using the lowest price of their other frames. The value may actually be higher.)

The quality of this piece is so impressive! It looks like one uniform frame, but it’s all individual pieces of bone that were crafted to perfectly fit together. (Each frame takes about 4 to 5 hours to make.)

The frame holds a 4 by 6 inch photo.

Mela Artisans works to help provide jobs for people in India and keep age-old traditions and techniques alive with new modern styling in their products. (Learn more about their cause here.)

Nisolo Luggage Tag – Value $30?

(Estimating on value based on similar items. All subscribers will receive one of three shades of leather.)

This luggage tag is upcycled from leather scraps from shoemaking that otherwise would have been thrown out, donated, or sold.

The quality is excellent – this is a classic piece I can use for years.

More on Nisolo:

All Nisolo producers receive, at a minimum, beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment. Your purchase enables us to create opportunity for over 500 people across our supply chain.

CAUSEBOX Magnets – Value $10?

These are exclusive to the box, so I’m estimating on value.

I’m loving how they tie the colors of this box altogether! The magnets are so bold and fun!

And now I’m remembering how popular the magnetic poetry sets were when I was in high school!

Bold Print

Every season, CAUSEBOX sends out a new 5″ X 7″ art print (4″ X 6″ – thanks Lisa!) from a different artist.

Verdict: This box has a value of about $193! I’m amazed! It’s such a quality box AND it supports fair trade, giving back, etc. What a win-win box! I really love the designs this season, too. (It’s hard to pick, but the photo frame is my favorite item in the box!)

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of today, 10/7, yes! But inventory on this box is low, so I recommend signing up ASAP if you want to make sure you get it.

Coupon – Use coupon code WELCOME10 to save $10!

Value Breakdown: At $54.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Serving Set: $5.12
  • Aromatherapy Set: $14.24
  • Necklace: $9.97
  • Frame: $14.24
  • Luggage Tag: $8.54
  • Magnets: $2.84

What do you think of the Fall Box from CAUSEBOX? What’s your favorite item?

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

18 Comments

  1. Hi Liz, the prints in CAUSEBOX are not 5 x 7 they are 4 x 6 and don’t fit in any of the frames they send. Just a FYI as all your reviews have misinformation in them.

  2. Ordered today, excited to receive as gifts for Christmas. And I was confused about the frame for the print. I thought it was an extra I’d get in my first box. It isn’t but when I told them about this posting they said they’d send as a extra separately. Causebox you’ve got my attention!!!!

    • Omgosh, already received my Causebox today. Took 2 days to get to me! And everything is great. Even the magnets I am gifting to my best friends son as part of his holiday gift. He will enjoy them. The frame is going to a friend and I think I will break of the Mr. B’s and give them out as well. I will probably keep one or two for myself! The frame alone with the discount was the price of the box so all the other items are a bonus. If all else I may be keeping the rest of the items!!

  3. This is seriously a great box. I had to order one. I’ve been looking for an artisan box that fits my style, and I think this is it. Thanks for the review!

  4. This box had never been on my radar, but this review was great! I just ordered it because I love everything except the magnets! Thanks for making us aware of boxes we may not have known about otherwise.

  5. This was my first Causebox and I LOVE it! Hope the next one is just as good.

  6. I’m still concerned about the almond oil in the products because I have a son that’s deathly allergic to tree nuts. I learned that refined oils don’t have the proteins that unrefined oils do and the allergic reaction comes from the many various proteins that naturally occur in the nuts. I’m waiting for a response about the oil used in the aromatherapy set.

  7. I love this box and would have rushed to buy it except for the aromatherapy oils. I’m deathly allergic to tree nuts so anything with almond oil is a huge no-go for me, don’t know anyone who loves them and doesn’t already have a bunch either.

    Love that necklace and picture frame though, may have to see about swapping or buying something similar from the brands.

    • It’s always disappointing when allergies prevent you from using something in a box. But if you decide to buy it and are active on the MSA swap site, the essential oil kit seems to be in high demand.

  8. Causebox always includes a lovely mix of items, but this box and the winter 2016 boxes were my absolute favorites. The calm/sleep essential oil blend is one of the nicest scents I’ve ever smelled!

  9. Wow, what a nice box!

  10. This is a fantastic box! The oils are great-I’ve tried every one of them. The serving spoons are beautifully made and much larger than I expected. The necklace is def my style. The picture frame is also a great piece. Well done Causebox.

  11. Liz, what lipstick are you wearing in the photo with the necklace?!? I LOVE it!!! I’m hoping it is from a subscription box so I can trade for it – lol!

    • It’s Stila liquid lipstick in Patina – I got it in a Birchbox! Good luck swapping! 🙂

      • Awesome, thanks!!

  12. I’d love to swap for the aromatherapy rollers! Either the whole set or just the headache relief! Click on my name to see my profile!

  13. This is my favorite box yet. I liked it so much I bought a second one!

    • Yay!! It’s such a great box! 🙂

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