Fair Trade Friday Subscription Box Review – December 2018
Fair Trade Friday is an organization that helps to empower women and battle poverty through dignified, sustainable industry (craftsmanship). They have three subscriptions to choose from that send fairly traded items from around the world: The Original Box, Bracelet of the Month, and Earrings of the Month. I have subscribed to the Earring of the Month box for years now, and I am really excited to have this opportunity to review the Original Box!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fair Trade Friday
The Subscription Box: Fair Trade Friday Original Box
The Cost: $32.99 per month + free shipping
The Products: 2-4 fairly traded global handicrafts
Ships to: the US for free, Canada for $15, Worldwide for $25
December 2018 Fair Trade Friday Original Box “Gratitude” Review
This booklet is included every month, and it has nice details about the items and the artisans who created them.
“Shine” Pillow by Ziyada, India – Listed Value $38
This is a gorgeous festive accent pillow for the holidays! This is hand-sewn cotton canvas and hand-embroidered, too! I love the color scheme and the print on the back. So gorgeous! This was made by Ziyada artisans in Northern India, a region that suffers from a shortage of employment opportunities. Ziyada provides training and employment to artisans in a sustainable craft.
“Rise and Shine” Banner by Imani Collective, Kenya – Listed Value $12
Look at this festive wall hanging! How pretty! This is also a sturdy cotton canvas and was handmade by artisans in Kenya who are part of the Imani Collective. I think it is a lovely and unique sentiment for the holidays.
Stay Ornament by Wild Hope Artisan Project, Tanzania – Listed Value $4
I just refuse to believe that this pretty little hand-beaded star ornament only has a retail value of $4! That’s a steal! This is one of my favorite ornaments now. Wild Hope Artisan Project is an organization that provides seed money for small business ventures in the hopes that they will grow to employ many people of Tanzania.
The Verdict: I am loving my subscription to Fair Trade Friday Original Box! I feel like my holiday decor got a major upgrade this month! I especially love the little star ornament. I also like all the information they provide to show how your subscription directly impacts the lives of others. It makes the subscription seem that much more special.
To Wrap Up:
If I subscribe today, can I still receive this box? No. In order to receive the box of the month, you must subscribe before the 24th of the previous month.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $33 shipped. It included three items, so the average cost per item is $11. The total suggested retail for all items is $54, which means the savings on this box is 38%!
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What do you think of Fair Trade Friday?