Fair Trade Friday “Slow Fashion” Original Box Subscription Review – March 2019
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 Earring of the Month. I have subscribed to the Earring of the Month box for years now, and I am really excited to be reviewing the Original Box now!
MSA paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Fair Trade Friday Subscription Box
The Subscription: Fair Trade Friday Original Box
The Cost: $32.99 per month. Save with 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions
The Products: 2-4 fairly traded global handicrafts
Ships to: US for free; varies to other countries
Fair Trade Friday “Slow Fashion” March 2019 review
This booklet is included every month, and it has nice details about the items and the artisans who created them. This month’s theme is “Slow Fashion.”
HandUp Global Goods, Macrame Earrings – Retail Value $16, Listed Value $20
While I’ve gone on the record stating that I am tired of the threaded tassels jewelry trend, these are different. These are macrame, and I absolutely love macrame! This is every boho girl’s dream! I also like that they are white and contrast with my hair. So pretty! They were made by young men at HandUp Global Goods, which is an awesome charity organization in Haiti. It works with teens in orphanages who are aging out of the program so that they have skills and sustainable employment once they are on their own. They have been working on this order for Fair Trade Friday for a year! That’s amazing!
Village Artisan, Chay Way Scarf – Estimated Value $29.95 (based on a similar item found here), Listed Value $28
I have never heard of a Chay Way before! It’s a scarf-like item that you can wear nine different ways! I am showing it here as a scarf and as a shrug. It is so pretty! It’s really sheer and delicate. There are buttons down either side so it can be worn as a shrug. I love it! I am also happy that it seems to fit a variety of sizes. This was made by Village Artisan, an organization in North India that provides fair trade, sustainable training and employment to the impoverished of the area.
The Verdict: I love my subscription to Fair Trade Friday Original Box! Both items this month are beautiful, and I am sure I will get lots of use out of them. I also like all of 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 $32.99 + free shipping. It included two items, so the average cost per item is $16.50. The total estimated retail for all items is $45.95, which means the savings on this box is nearly 33%!
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What do you think of this month’s Fair Trade Friday Original box?