Fair Trade Friday Bracelet of the Month Club Subscription Review – October 2018

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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 $14.99 a month Bracelet of the Month Club.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Fair Trade Friday Bracelet of the Month Club

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

The Cost: $14.99 per month + free shipping

The Products: One fairly traded bracelet from around the globe

Ships to: US only, free

Our Review

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

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Gray, Midnight, & Gold Bead Bracelet by Fashion & Compassion – Retail Value $18

Look at how gorgeous this bracelet is! I love the translucent beads. It’s so pretty! This was made by an artisan from Fashion & Compassion, an organization that helps impoverished women find dignified work in the US and six other countries. It always breaks my heart a little extra when the artisan is from the United States. I hate to think of my fellow citizens living in extreme poverty. I am grateful for organizations such as these that help the disadvantaged learn to better support themselves.

The Verdict: I am really enjoying my subscription to Fair Trade Friday Bracelet of the Month Club! This month’s bracelet is just lovely! I know I will get a lot of use out of it. The value this month ($18) is well above the cost of the box ($15), so I’m happy! Plus, I love the charitable aspect of this subscription!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the November box. Order by the 16th of each month to get that month’s box.

Check out all of our Fair Trade Friday reviews and more fair trade boxes in the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

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What do you think of Fair Trade Friday Bracelet OTM Club?

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 Artisan Box Reviews, Fair Trade Friday Original Box Reviews, Fair Trade Friday Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: fair trade friday original box | 12 comments


  1. Don’t jump down Diane’s throat, please! I would have been upset to pay $15 for this bracelet too. Just because the cause is good doesn’t mean that the bracelet would be pretty or well-made.

    • And just because it wasn’t her style doesn’t mean it was “robbery.” That is a false accusation against a company that didn’t deserve it either. I have this bracelet and think it is lovely and very well made. I would easily pay $15 for this, especially because it is going to a good cause.

  2. I do indeed support ” giving subscription boxes. I subscribe to 3 other subscription boxes which are fair trade or give back,. I just have never felt so taken advantage of as this box. FYI, I also support the education of 2 girls in Nairobi and send support to my missionary cousin in Zambia. I won’t comment anymore.

    • The confusion is why you so passionately feel taken advantage of. There are no spoilers for this box and each month is different. However the bracelet is still fair trade and I happen to love it so not everyone thinks it is horribly ugly. I have subbed to the bracelet of the month for over 2 years and not every month is my style. That would be impossible. But I gift the ones I did not like and move on to the next one…assuming the risk that goes with that and being happy that at least my money went to a good cause.

  3. Are the bracelets really small?

    The photo of it on someone’s wrist makes the size look way too snug.

    Is that what the poster meant about not subbing? If the bracelets don’t stretch to 6.5 inches or so, then most of us wouldn’t be able to wear them.

    I’d like some measurements and info past color and what the cause is…

    • I measured this bracelet at around 8 inch circumference. I have average wrist size but my palm is pretty wide from thumb to pinky so sometimes bracelets are difficult to stretch on. No problem at all with this one and it fits perfectly on my wrist…not stretched, not too loose.

      • Thank you. This info should have been in the review, along with the mm. size of the beads.

        • Actually, Anna’s review is of the box she received. She personally isn’t selling you this bracelet, so there’s no need for her to measure each bead to give you the size. Goodness, if you bought a bead bracelet in the store it wouldn’t tell you the size of the beads. I don’t know why you feel that information is required for Anna to give in her review.

  4. This was my first box and I cancelled.. I had subscribed because i liked the previous month’s box. This bracelet was not to my liking at all! I paid %15 for a bracelet that I wouldn’t touch even for $5! It was too plain, too dull and not stretchy enough. This was not fair trade, iy was robbery! no one in my family wanted it. I gave it to a thrift store and it is still sitting there. I cancelled before I got burned again.

    • Wow….that was dramatic….

    • Just because it wasn’t your style does not mean it’s not fair trade…maybe you need to look up what that means.

    • Wow. This makes me really sad…not just because the bracelet is actually really gorgeous and I would have bought it from you, but also because Fair Trade Friday is really about empowering women and giving them a chance to make a decent, honest living for themselves and their families.

      I’ve been a FTF subscriber for almost 4 years, and with almost every product I’ve received…bracelet, earrings, or items from the monthly box…there’s a face and a story behind what I’m holding in my hands, and that’s my favorite part of it all. I LOVE getting to hear about how the items we receive are making such a tangible difference in lives. The actual things are just a bonus. To me, at least. 🙂

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