For a while I was toying around with the idea of joining a subscription box. How fun to receive little surprises in the mail! And after months of looking for the perfect box I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a year of Causebox. What attracted me to this subscription box is its focus on ethically made products – a perfect match after deciding to switch my spending habits to more socially and environmentally responsible companies. I recommend this box to anyone wanting to learn about ethical companies.
My first box to arrive was the summer box.
Three of my favorites from the summer box are:
Parker Clay: a company that works with artisans in Ethiopia to make leather goods, scarfs, and jewelry. The bracelet in my box is made of Ethiopian leather and melted down bullets – turning something of destruction into something beautiful. They partner with Women at Risk, providing women in the sex industry with counseling, skills training and the opportunities for employment outside of this industry.
Musana: the most beautiful jewelry, my necklace from this company has quickly become my favorite. They hire women in Uganda, providing them with training, employment and education opportunities. These artisans are truly gifted.
Everly: they made hydrating drink mixes that don’t use additives, preservatives or fake coloring (which turns out are very common in drink mixes). Plus part of your purchase goes to Everly’s work with the non-profit ColaLife to provide oral-hydration salts to children who are suffering from waterborne illnesses.