EBY Intimates Subscription Box Review – February 2018
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Colette!
EBY is a new monthly intimates subscription service that delivers affordable & luxurious seamless undies to your door while empowering women through microfinance. 10% of EBY’s new sales provide small loans to women to start their own businesses. This subscription is founded by Renata Black (a microfinance guru trained under Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus) and Sofia Vergara (an actress, business powerhouse, & seamless undie devotee).
This hot pink box is definitely bold and I was excited to see it in my mailbox! As a bit of a (self-proclaimed quasi) feminist, I loved seeing the empowering message printed inside the lid – “United We Stand In Seamless Underwear” – something I can definitely get behind.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is for the $16 monthly subscription with the following preferences:
- Step 1 [size]: Large
- Step 2 [style group]: Briefs & Cheekies
- Step 3 [color group]: Mixed
- Step 4 [delivery option]: 1 Pair / $16 / Once a Month
About EBY Box
The Subscription Box: EBY
The Cost: $16.00 per month for 1 pair, $45.00 per quarter for 3 pairs
The Products: one pair of underwear monthly, or three pairs of underwear quarterly
Shipping: Free shipping to all states and territories the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Good to Know: They are working on international shipping. If you are outside of the US and interested in this subscription they ask that you send an e-mail to [email protected] and let them know where you’re from and so that they can add your hometown to their list.
EBY Underwear Subscription February 2018 Review
When you sign up for this subscription, you will take a short quiz to determine your underwear style and select your delivery frequency.
Step 1 [size]:
- Sizes offered XS – 4X
Step 2 [style group]:
- SizeS XS-XL give you the options of:
- Briefs & Cheekies
- Mix of All
- Sizes 1X-4X give you the options of:
- Briefs & Bikinis
- Mix of All
Step 3 [color group]:
- Neutrals Only
- Color / Print Only
Step 4 [delivery option]:
- 1 Pair / $16 / Once a Month
- 3 Pairs / $45 / Every 3 Months
You can cancel, modify, or skip a month at any time. If you aren’t 100% happy with your item, you can e-mail them at [email protected] within 30 days of receiving your delivery. Returns are on a case by case basis and due to hygiene restrictions direct exchanges are not allowed. Instead you can request a merchandising credit to use towards a new EBY purchase.
One critical comment: EBY did not send a packing slip or wrap in tissue because of their concern over their carbon footprint – they certainly enclosed enough other paper/info cards in the box! Also, for a single pair of undies they probably could have just used an envelope mailer instead of an actual box (can you tell I wanted my packing slip?)
The welcome card features some of the key messages about the brand – quotes from the founders – and information about the microfinance process.
The first card highlights a story of a woman named Blanka, a woodworker from Nicaragua empowered by a loan of $200 USD.
On the reverse side, we get to meet Lilia, the EBY film director, a survivor of and advocate against domestic abuse.
Now onto the panties!
The panties came in a small plastic bag, which I appreciate for cleanliness sake! But, it would have felt a bit more like a present if they threw a piece of tissue paper in the box.
EBY Brief Panty in Teal– Retail Value $16.00 (I believe these are unavailable to purchase individually)
I received a pair of brief style panties in turquoise. These undies are made in Sri Lanka out of 85% polyamide and 15% Elastane and have 100% cotton lining. EBY recommends hand washing in cold water, air drying flat to dry to preserve the integrity of the panty.
I LOVE these panties. They are soft, comfortable, silky, and DO NOT SHOW under yoga pants (which I live in). They stay in place even when working out, and the quality seems like they will hold up well with proper care.
Here’s a closer photo of what a seamless seam looks like:
The “Brief” Description from EBY:
A woman has no boundaries, but panty lines do. Flocking technology keeps these briefs where they should be, and seamless construction means there’s zero panty line to show.”
Umm… Flocking technology? What the heck is that might you ask – well here’s the long and short of it directly from EBY:
“Inner armor for outer strength: Our flocking technology is our not-so secret weapon against riding, bunching and digging. It keeps your undies where they’re meant to be: on your bum.
We don’t use elastic or seams. Instead we use a special fabric that seamlessly shapes your EBY undies to your body, giving you the freedom to dominate in a panty line-free universe.
And they don’t only look good, but feel good too. Velvet soft to be exact. It’s the flocking technology in all our EBY undies that allows them to move with you as you run, shape and shift the world. Booya!
Verdict: Not only do I love the panties that I received from EBY, I really love their message of female empowerment. While $16 is on the high end of what I’d pay for a single pair of panties, I like the practical convenience of having new undies delivered to my door monthly, the quality of the product, and the fact that a portion of that money is going to help other women achieve their goals. My only wish is that once I put them on, my bottom would look like Sophia’s! 😊
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Since you will likely have different profile answers, it’s unlikely that you will get this exact pair. However, you should receive your box about a week after you sign up – so you definitely could still get a first delivery in February.
Value Breakdown: At $16.00 for this box, you’re paying $16.00 for a pair of undies, but helping to fund someone’s dream.
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