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FYI – California Found Subscription is Ending

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanApr 7, 2020 | 73 comments

California Found
4.9 overall rating
11 Ratings | 2 Reviews

FYI – California Found box is ending subscriptions. Thanks, Katherine for the heads up.

First in this crazy, uncertain time I’m thinking of you and hoping you and your family are safe and healthy. I hope that you are showing your people and yourself some patience and love during this time of profound togetherness. And please tell me you’re having a laugh at least once every day as we all get through this madness together!

Evolution is part of owning a small business and we are evolving. After considering all of the ways that California Found can introduce you to our beautiful artisan community, I’ve decided that the subscription box will not be part of our long-term plan. I will still be sharing new finds on our social pages, blogging about my favorite artisan products and introducing you to new artisan products via fantastic offers that are reserved exclusively for our California Found family, the first of which I’m about to share with you!

I’ve been searching for the perfect box to ease the transition and I’ve found it. I’m thrilled to announce that we’re supporting the most amazing eco-friendly box I’ve come across: Earthlove box.

The curation of this collection is very similar to my curation. Simply chic jewelry pieces, clean beauty, lovely home goods and artisan specialty food are all regular features of this beautiful discovery collection. The owner of Earthlove box, Serina, is a warm, smart, hard-working lady-boss, not unlike yours truly. Her commitment to helping the Earthlove community find ways in which to lighten their footprint on the planet resonates with me in a powerful way and I know it will resonate with you.

For a limited time, the California Found community can subscribe to Earthlove box’s seasonal offering and receive a set of three bonus items that Serina and I have selected together, with you in mind. Make sure to click one of the links in this email and use code: CAFOUNDLOVE at checkout.

Please give Earthlove box a try. It’s a beautiful way to treat yourself or someone you love a few times a year, and your support will help keep a multitude of small businesses open with every season.

I have loved every second of our journey together and am so grateful to have ‘met’ you along the way. Please reach out to me with any questions or just to let me know how you and your family are holding up. Stay well and keep shopping small.

With so much love and gratitude,

beth

California Found is a monthly collection of expertly curated, beautifully crafted small batch and handmade goods from California's most talented artisans. Once a month, our subscribers experience the California lifestyle through a box filled to the brim with natural spa & beauty products, locall... read more.
Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Liz Cadman
Liz Cadman
Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She's been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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73 comments

Meagan

I loved California Found and recommended it often – until a box came with natural deodorant. I actually unsubscribed. I found the inclusion of deodorant to be a very utilitarian and unwelcome addition to a box that was my “treat” to myself. Also, I was embarrassed that I had suggested friends spend their hard earned money… to receive deodorant. I was excited to follow this link to Earthlove, only to find… natural deodorant. Hahaha. That’s the pits ;). Does anyone know of any similar boxes (handmade jewelry, unique items, a slight foodie touch, et cetera) that are less “crunchy granola” and more “cool girl from the coast”? I live in LA, and I am hoping for something with a natural bent but more refined than deodorant (think: Jenni Kayne). I would love any ideas!

Danielle

Funny, the deodorant was my favorite item in the Earthlove box. 😉

Nicole

Was anyone able to use the CAFOUNDLOVE discount at EarthLove checkout? I was unable to try until today. How much is the discount? Maybe it’s good for annual and I was trying to apply it to a quarterly subscription.

beth

Hey Nicole! The code gives you three bonus items in your first box and is good on a seasonal or annual subscription. Hope that helps!

Danielle

I never subscribed to California Found but always checked out the reviews on it. And I have never heard of Earthlove – I checked it out and oh, my I AM IN LOVE!! This is the box I have been missing and waiting for!! 🙂 Thank you! I just signed up. Super excited.

beth

So happy to hear that Earthlove is a fit for you! Enjoy it! 🧡

Kristin

Earthlove is a total miss for me. Anyone have any recommendations?

beth

What types of boxes/products do you love? I’m sure this group has opinions!! 🙂

Demi

NO! These were so much fun! And a perfect gift for the super women in my life who have everything. The carefully curated selections were so thoughtful and unique. So sad to hear this.

beth

Thanks for the sweet words Demi. More to come from us and check out Earthlove box for those superwomen!! Stay safe and well.

Joan

I’m burning a Pumpkin candle today that came from California Found and it smells so yummy/cozy during the rainy weather. I found many great treasures from this box.

beth

Thank you Joan! That’s from Barton Burns. We love them! Super cozy choice! Stay safe and well.

CC

Boo hoo! So sorry to see it go…CC

beth

Thanks CC!! Great things ahead! 🧡🧡

Nancy

Oh no! So sad to see this go! I loved this box. Beth nailed it every time. Beautiful items, beautifully presented.

beth

Thanks Nancy! Check out Earthlove box. Our curation is very similar!

Mark Quon

Whaaaat? Noooo. Always looked forward to the boxes and being introduced to products. Best of luck and my wife and I will miss California Found!

beth

Thank you!! Great things to come. Please follow us on social and email to keep discovering new artisans!

T Dillon

I am sorry to se you go, but you for all of the thoughtful items! I will definitely check out Earthlove.

beth

Thanks so much. We love Serina’s collections. Glad to hear you’re considering it!

Susan K Otten

So sad to see CF closing, they have been my FAV subscription box by FAR! Truly unique items. Best of luck!
Susan

beth

Aw thanks for the kind words Susan! Great things coming!

SM

Sad to see CF go, loved getting those boxes. Great stuff. Excited to see where they go with Earthlove. Good luck !

beth

Great things to come! Thanks for supporting us!! 🧡

Caroline

Oh no! I’m so bummed to hear this! I’ve loved all the local treasures I’ve gotten in these boxes.

beth

Thanks so much. We will definitely keep the local finds coming via our site and social. I hope you’ll follow along!!

Robin

This makes me sad. Each box was filled with perfect items that I always felt were picked out just for me! I will miss these bright sunny deliveries!

beth

Don’t be sad! Check out Earthlove to bridge the gap and stay in touch with us via email and social to discover new artisan finds!

LF

Noooo! This is so sad! I loved this box!!

beth

Aww thank you!! We loved this journey!! More great things to come!!

M

Such a bummer! Sad to see CF go. Beth is a rockstar curator!

beth

Thanks for the kind words. I loved every single item in all 30+ collections I curated. Such a fun ride. More great things to come!

Linda Quon

Oh this breaks my heart! I love California Found and so appreciate the care that’s been taken to select each item. I will miss the fun descriptions and artisan features. Linda

beth

Thank you Linda! I’m glad you appreciated my writing skills!! 😘🧡 follow us on social and via email to continue to discover new artisans. Stay safe and well.

Beck

Such a shame. I gifted this box to my wife, and she absolutely loved it! Sad to see it go.

beth

Awww thank you!! What a thoughtful hubs!! Try Earthlove box! Our curation styles are very similar!

ErinM

What is going to happen for current subscribers who have boxes remaining on our subscriptions?

beth

Outstanding prepaid subscriptions have been refunded Please reach out to me directly with questions about your specific sub. [email protected]

Kim Stott

I was thinking of subscribing to this box when my FFF subscription ended (this summer). I love California and my daughter and I go there as many times throughout the year as we can. We live in Arizona so getting away to California is such a treat! I’d love to live there but I am a single mom so it would be very hard financially. I still dream of a day I might hopefully live there!
I’ll follow your social media so I can hear about Cali artisans and products.
Thanks so much =)

beth

Thanks KIm! Yes, the cost of living here is legendary! I hope you’ll check out the Earthlove box. The California Found family will receive 3 bonus products in addition to their overflowing Spring collection. IDK how Serina will fit everything in the box! lol! Use code: CAFOUNDLOVE

Stay safe and well.

zo

If we subscribe today is it the Spring box or Summer box? Any spoilers for the Spring box?

beth

Hi zo!
If you subscribe to Earthlove box today, you’ll receive their Spring collection plus 3 bonus items with code CAFOUNDLOVE at check out. You can see the entire spring collection plus two of the three bonus items here: https://earthlove.co/pages/cafoundlove

Check them out! Their curation is quite similar to ours and their owner Serina shares my philosophy of impeccable customer service. Stay safe and well.

Kelly

There is no longer going to be a quarterly box, CF is closing down.

beth

Hey Kelly!
To clarify, not closing down per se, just retooling. You’re correct that we’re not offering a subscription box as part of our go-forward plan, but watch our social and join our email list to see and shop our local artisan picks! Be well!

Stephanie

Hands down CF had the best jewelry!

beth

Thanks Stephanie. Keep following our social and make sure you’re on our email list. We’re already building out new ways to introduce you to artisan finds like those we featured in the monthly boxes! Stay safe and well!

Val

I agree!

beth

Thanks Val!!

Chris Hall

That is sad. I just signed up recently and when I received my first box and it was one of the most thoughtful, unique and well curated boxes ever. Thank you CF!

beth

Awww. Thanks Chris. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Keep in touch via social and our email list. Great things to come. In the meantime check out our friend Serina’s Earthlove box. Her curation is very similar to mine! https://earthlove.co/pages/cafoundlove

Pam M

Oh how I hate to hear this! I was (impatiently) waiting for the quarterly sub announcement but never expected this!
I respect your decision Beth and I want to thank you for the “lil bit” of California you’ve shared with me!
I’ll definitely miss this box-and you too! Take care of yourself!

beth

Thanks so much Pam. It’s been such a pleasure sharing California’s artisan community with you. And we’re not stopping completely! We will still be sharing artisans for you to follow and shop via our social and website. I’ll miss you guys so much. Take care!!

Val

Beth, I’m so sorry to see this end. I’m sure it has to be really tough trying to continue at this time with all that’s going on with this virus. You did a wonderful job with your curation of this box. @cafound was my favorite. 🙂 I will definitely check out the Earthlove box and continue to support my favorite artists from @cafound. Looking forward to your new finds on Instagram. 🙂

beth

Thanks Val, that’s so sweet of you to say. It’s a crazy, uncertain time for everyone, but we’ll still be sharing and supporting our favorite artisans and know you guys will too! See you on the ‘gram. Stay safe and well!

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