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Fair Trade Friday Subscription Box Review – October 2017

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Fair Trade Friday is a membership club that enables women to empower other women. Artisans are paid directly, and 100% of the proceeds from each box goes toward helping women around the world. They have three different subscriptions: The Original Box, the Bracelet of the Month Club, and the Earring of the Month Club.

This review is of the Earring of the Month Club.

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The Subscription Box: Fair Trade Friday Earring of the Month Club

The Cost: $12.99 per month (note the $1 price increase)

The Products: One pair of fairly traded earrings from around the globe

Ships to: US only, free

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These little cards were included in my box. They contain information about Fair Trade Friday and about Mercy House Kenya, Fair Trade Friday’s parent organization.

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Kalenjin Druzy Earrings – Value $18

OK, so, first of all, I absolutely love these earrings! I love druzy, and I love contrasting metals, so these are an easy win for me. The faux malachite druzy is gorgeous and captures the light beautifully. Having said that, I’m a bit confused about this card that says they were made in Honduras. I can’t usually find the earrings for sale online, but since these came on a card that says “Badala”, I was able to Google Badala and find these earrings pretty easily. According to Badala’s website, these were made in Kenya. Either is fine, but I’m just hoping this was an honest mistake. It seems a bit careless.

The Verdict: I love my subscription to Fair Trade Friday Earring OTM Club. This month’s earrings are just gorgeous! I couldn’t be happier with the selection. I am a little concerned about getting bad information about the charitable aspect of this subscription, but I tend to think it was a simple mistake. It’s a small thing, but I think it makes a big difference to people like myself who care about what they are supporting. In terms of value, $13 for an $18 pair of earrings is awesome!

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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.

Posted in Fair Trade Friday Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: fair trade friday | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Hi Anna, Thanks for the review of our Earring of the Month club!! These earrings have been a hit! If you flip over the Badala card that the earrings are attached to it says ‘Made with love in Honduras.’ I emailed Badala to let them know the website says they were made in Kenya, and they responded quickly to let me know they were originally making these in Kenya but are now making them in Honduras. They apologized for the confusion and are going to update their website. Thanks for bringing this to their attention and thanks again for the review!

  2. Badala works with women in multiple countries, and these particular earrings were made in Honduras, not Kenya. They are beautiful earrings!

  3. Has anyone tried the bracelet of the month box? I love wood, leather and bead bracelets and this box may have more bracelets made in that style. Anyone know? Thanks

    • I might give it a try… 😉

  4. Oh I love those!!!

  5. Wow – those are gorgeous! I’m actually glad you can buy them online because I’m picking up a pair if I can. I say that because I really want the rose gold but they’re currently sold out 🙁 I’ll be keeping my eye on those.

    • Sammee – I will sell you mine. I got these this month, but I prefer dangle earrings, not studs.

    • I love them!

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