Crate of Good Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Fall 2019
Crate of Good is a quarterly subscription box that focuses on making a positive social impact with each box they sell. The best part is that you get to choose which impact your purchase goes towards from one of four global causes: Animals, Children, Environment, or Poverty. For $59.99/ quarter + free shipping, you will receive several unisex products ranging from accessories, household items, and even clothing which they offer in sizes XS to 2XL that are tied to specific causes within those four categories.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Crate of Good
The Subscription Box: Crate of Good
The Cost: $59.99 a quarter + free shipping, or $239.96 annually which multiplies your impact choice x7
COUPON: Use code BRANDI20 to get 20% off your first month!
The Products: Each quarter you will receive five unisex items such as accessories, household items, clothing (sizes XS to 2XL), and Crate of Good exclusive collector’s items, all of which support the four chosen causes for the quarter with 25% of the profits donated!
Ships to: The contiguous US for free, AK and HI for an additional fee, and Canada for $9. Learn more here.
Good to Know: They recently added a Monthly Kit option that features one product for $13.99/month!
Crate of Good Fall 2019 Review
I love that we start making an impact right away! This sticker informs us that to offset the cardboard used for this box, one tree has been planted.
I also love that they include this signed note at the top of each box which is such a great personal touch!
Each quarter they choose four different causes to support that fall under the four categories they thought were globally felt: Animals, Children, Environment, and Poverty. I love how transparent they are about who they are helping and how! Each item is accompanied by a card that tells you about the product you received and how this product is making an impact. This quarter it looks like they turned our cards into a little guide book for us. You can view the individual cause cards throughout the review pictured with their items.
Animal Cause: SEE Turtles
Impact: Save baby sea turtles by protecting beaches around the world and keeping plastics out of our oceans!
Our animal impact item this quarter comes from Sand Cloud which is a company whose mission is to help save marine life and 10% of their profits go towards this purpose. They have a focus on eco-friendly, sustainable products and these two straw sets are perfect products to represent this mission! These two reusable stainless steel straws, which come in their own burlap pouches along with cleaning brushes, will help keep plastic out of our oceans. We have shifted to reusable straws in our home and with three young children who I am hesitant to give open cups to in public (my oldest is 4!), we have found that keeping a set of reusable straws in our diaper bag has been incredibly helpful as many restaurants and businesses are phasing them out. While I have a silicone set for the kids, these nicer stainless steel ones will be perfect for my husband and me!
In addition to our straws, we also received this great pouch which is actually big enough to fit one of their signature towels in (read their story here). This pouch is a zero-waste product since it is made from the cut scraps of the towels they make. How cool is that? As for the pouch, it is actually really nice for a $6.00 pouch! Granted, it’s a bit small, but it seems to be great quality and I love the colors and pattern! This would be great for storing other reusable items like utensils in for on the go! It’s also sand-resistant like their towels, so it would also make a perfect bag for the beach to hold your essentials in to keep them from getting sandy.
Bixbee Panda Lunchbox – Retail Value $17.99
Poverty Cause: One Here, One There
Impact: For every purchase made, Bixbee provides a backpack of school supplies to a child in need!
Our lunchbox comes from Bixbee, a company with the desire to help improve the educational opportunities of children around the world. The founder began by designing bags for kids and now they make a difference all over the world through their One Here, One There program. They work with non-profit organizations to support areas with a high level of need by donating a schoolbag full of supplies to children for every backpack purchased. They also sell lunchboxes such as the one we received.
The quality of this soft lunchbox is great with an environmentally-friendly liner that is food safe and free from BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead. It features a pocket on the back with a little window for an identification card along with a strap at the top that snaps closed so you can attach it to a backpack. In addition to being great functionally, it is so cute and has ears that aren’t completely attached so they stick out adding to the cuteness! I have kids so I know this will get used, but I wonder if this will appeal to adults as well? I am sure it’s not something everyone would feel comfortable carrying around, but I am hoping that those purchasing this box will feel like I do and appreciate the item just as much for the cause it supports!
Ettitude Bamboo Charcoal Pillowcase Set in Grid – Retail Value $48 (currently on sale for $29)
Environment Cause: One Tree Planted
Impact: Trees will be planted through a partnership with One Tree Planted.
Our environment item this quarter is this set of pillowcases from Ettitude and I was stoked to see them in the box! I purchased a set through a sale one time because I read they were better for your hair and I love them! The grid pattern with the shiny gray fabric is really nice looking and neutral enough that I think it would go with most bedding sets. These particular pillowcases are pretty uniquely made, “by blending Bamboo Charcoal powder into Bamboo Lyocell Fabric, this silky smooth fabric fights unwanted odor, controls bacteria, and stays fresh for longer.” It absorbs odor and wicks moisture, and it even takes less water to make these pillowcases which goes right along with their mission of sustainability. In keeping with Ettitude’s mission of protecting the environment, Crate of Good has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant more trees. Even better, if you choose Environment as your cause, they will plant an additional four trees for you!
The Kind Coalition/No Bully Mug
Children Cause: No Bully
Impact: Students will be provided with sessions of bullying prevention programming.
This mug comes from The Kind Coalition which donates 50% of their profits to organizations working to overcome bullying. They believe in kindness, plain and simple and this mug is such a great reminder of that with the No Bully logo on the other side. No Bully “began as a collaborative team of educators, psychologists, and lawyers committed to building a kinder and more compassionate world as a means of ending the crisis of bullying in schools and online.” This mug is large, holding about 14 ounces, and I love the simple black and white color scheme. As a former school teacher, I can’t help but think what a nice mug this would make for a teacher’s desk! I certainly would have used it in my classroom and I really love the mission of both of these organizations.
Exclusive CoG/Sprout Pencils (3) (Buy a pack of 5 here for $12.95)
Each quarter you also receive a Crate of Good exclusive item and this time we received something pretty unique! These pencils are engraved with the Crate of Good logo and look like ordinary pencils except for the ends which have little green capsules on them. The idea is that when you are finished with your pencil, you can recycle it by planting it and watching your herbs or flowers grow. Our three pencils all contain basil and I love this concept! How great to take something so simple and ordinary and turn it into a unique and sustainable product, which is fitting of the Sprout mission.
Verdict: This quarter’s Crate of Good was packed full of goodies! I am always so curious to see what they come up with each quarter and so far they have not disappointed. I don’t even know if I can pick a favorite item from this box because I know I will really use everything, although those pillowcases are probably pretty high on the list! I also really love the Sand Cloud pouch and my son loves his new adorable lunchbox. This was a great mix of items that again felt pretty universal and had a nice range. While I love all of the products, I think what I love most is reading about the causes and organizations that they feature. At $59.99/quarter (plus free shipping) that gives each item (counting the Sand Cloud items as one) an average value of about $12, which seems fair to me! This subscription is so unique and there is also a lot of value in the fact that the purchase of this box supports so many great causes.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication this box is still available!
COUPON: Use code BRANDI20 to get 20% off your first month!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $59.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box (counting the Sand Cloud items as one) has an average cost of about $12.
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What do you think of the Fall Crate of Good box?