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CAUSEBOX - 1yr Honest Review


" It's Amazing What we can Accomplish

When We're IN it Together "



Reaching the end of 2020 already ... and What to say except ... It was quite the Year!


It's been a while now that I meant to blog about the Subscription for CAUSEBOX. I couldn't imagine being this busy this year, knowing the circumstances. However, I am finally taking the time to write about those boxes of 2019.

And as promised, an honest review about this subscriptions.


I always wanted to give a try to some boxes and subscriptions. More than just about spending money, I wanted to get something that also create a positive impact on people's life, somehow! After some various researches, I was glad to discover the CAUSEBOX. I read further about this beautiful, meaningful company. After a while, I finally decided to get for myself a 1 year subscription.

I received 4 boxes throughout the year ( 1 per season ) and trust me, What a Joy to receive something at Home - Full of nice and useful goodies, to use for yourself or to gift to someone ... you love!!


Christmas - Birthdays .. For those who don't know what to get this year, here's a great idea for your wife, friends, family members .. Quarterly or Annually Subscription, make the difference with an awesome gift!



Their Impact =

We’re committed to supporting small scale makers and artisans as a way to end poverty and protect the planet. We are passionate about women's empowerment and creating opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged populations.



*** Website and company based in US. Pricing on the website are in USD. For a year subscription count between $260.00 to $300.00 CAD.


The Box has a little of everything:


- 5 options to customize (Custom Tool available for Annual Subscription ONLY). The Causebox Team made selections for Quarterly Members.

- 6 sustainable, ethical, full-size products worth up to $275+

- 1 beautifully illustrated collectible box + postcard

ALL of that for just $49.95 USD (Around $65.00 CAD) = Quarterly subscription.


You can also enjoy their MEMBERS-ONLY MARKET.

Get members-only access to the Add-On Market and shop prices as low as 70% off.

Their high quality and sustainable standards, on 700+ Products


- One of their primary considerations for partnering brands and products is that they be cruelty free.

- Anyone is Welcome to join the community, however boxes are mainly made with products dedicated to Women. They have released a seasonal Men’s Box in the past, and it sold out quickly — so if you’d like to be the first to know about different types of special edition boxes, join our email list for the latest CAUSEBOX updates!


SPRING - What's in the Box?

Spring, season of newness. A fun box that inspires to treat yourself !



1 - COSMEDIX

A combination Mask and Scrub made from bamboo extract, designed to achieve clinical results with natural ingredients. It offers a gentle chemical exfoliation by removing dead surface cells and brings a more luminous skin tone.


2 - MARINA DE BUCHI

A gold-plated Bracelet that symbolizes freedom and supports the effort to abolish human trafficking through charity partner, A21. Marina offers personalized jewelry with a powerful message behind these pieces.

Cute design, thin and discreet.

Modern-day Slavery, It's going to take everyone doing something. And it's the beauty of it _ there's something that everyone can do.


3 - CLEOBELLA

Lightweight spring Scarf made from vegan silk, inspired by global designs and female empowerment.

3 fresh designs to choose from (for the annual subscribers)


4 -KALOS

Rose water Hydra-Mist inspired by a generational rosewater recipe and designed to provide a moment of peace and refreshment with every spritz!

So far, one of my favorite product. I love using it a few times during the day. I ordered more bottles through their Members-only Market. (received items on time- no issue with the box - items)


One Option to choose from:

5 -ETTITUDE

A 100% Organic Bamboo lyocell Sleep Mask made from earth an earth-friendly fabric that also happens to be the softest material we've ever felt

OR

6 -WYLD (what I picked)

A powerful yet gentle Exfoliating facial Sponge made from renewable plant root and French clay, baked to perfection like a great cookie. - I like to use it once in a while.

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7-ALTRU

Macramé plant hanger to bring a touch of green into your home and support an effort to plant trees in California due to wildfires. Nice simple design - very trendy.


8 - GLASS LADDER & CO.

A vegan leather Portfolio Clutch. Exclusively-designed and PETA approved. Stylishly designed for work an play. I love it - the color - the texture, different compartments.. It's just perfect!


9- ALJA HORVAT PRINT

A Causebox- exclusive Art print by Slovenian illustrator Alja Horvat.



SUMMER - What's in the Box?

Summer is the season of beautiful weather, outdoor adventure and entertaining galore.



1 - TRIBE ALIVE

A versatile Caftan, that can be worn from beach to brunch. Inspired by the Causebox Community and handcrafted by artisans in India. Light material, cool to wear at the beach / pool when you're a bit chill or just out of water. 1 size - large enough!


2 - QUACCA GREEN

A wet bikini pouch made from a 100% recycled fabric with custom-for-Causebox artwork designed by French artist Melanie Johnsson. Very useful- happy to have it with me during my trip in Mexico


3 - ALL GOOD

High performance Sunscreen without common ingredients that damage and bleach coral reefs, and pollute our oceans. Organic ingredients, planet friendly and great for your skin.


4 -REDUCE EVERYDAY

A white insulated drink Tumbler from a brand dedicated to replacing every disposable product with an improved, durable, and reusable alternative.

Every minute, a million of disposable bottles are purchased around the globe and only 9% are recycled.


5 -HANALEI - Option to choose **

A choice of 2 Skincare Products inspired by natural ingredients found in Hawaii. Both products re great for summer skin and contain some of our favorite botanicals!


6 -BANDED2GETHER

A set of Scrunchies white, light pink, summer yellow. For every product Banded sells, three meals are donated to children in need. Was not the most exciting item I've got. I have way to much - thick hair to use them; also not really something I'm into.


7-ALTRU

A Straw Tote that screams summer, designed exclusively for the Summer Box. Proceeds from this product support ocean conservation initiatives across the world.


8 - ANTRA SVARCS

An exclusive 5"x 7" Art print / postcard from Australian artist and Summer Box designer Antra Svarcs.



" At CAUSEBOX, we believe that better products lead to a better world, and when our members choose to use their purchasing power for good it encourages innovative companies like ours, while discouraging others that ignore the social and environmental consequences of their business model."



FALL - What's in the Box?

Autumn, pretty colors, perfect weather... Adventure is out there!



1 - MALIN + GOETZ

Recovery Treatment Oil. A multitasking oil that provides hydration and helps skin feel softer, smoother, brighter. Naturally composed of 9 antioxidant rich oils. ($82.00 value)


2 - LA BEAUTE SOI

10 piece set of Makeup Brushes. Made with vegan, cruelty-free bristles and packaged in a thoughtfully designed vegan leather clutch. ($24.00 value)


3 - KNOWN SUPPLY

Weekender Duffel. An oversized duffel for everything from weekends away to trips to the gym. Handmade by artisans in Jaipur, India. ($108.00 value)


4 - NASHELLE

Heather Drop Lariat. Specially made for Causebox, Y silhouette Lariat can be dressed up or down. For every product sold Nashelle donates 10 meals to those in need.


5 - LA LUEUR CANDLES

White Cactus Coconut Wax Candles. A fresh take on autumn, this candle was developed from sustainably sourced ingredients. Hand poured in the USA and packaged in a nice reusable glass vessel. ($35.00 value)


One Option to choose from:

6 -UNDERWOOD LETTERPRESS (what I picked)

Felt Letter Board. A fun letter board from San Francisco- based letterpress stationery shop, Underwood Letterpress. ($30.00 value)

OR

7- GLASS LADDER & Co.

Terrazzo Travel Wallet. Exclusive collaboration with Australian artist Kristine Lubinsky. Perfect for your traveling essentials.



WINTER - What's in the Box?

Winter, the joy of a Hot Cocoa and the ease of snuggling in your blanket !




- One Option to choose from: (Annual members)

1 - SIIZU

Cozy convertible Mittens. A pair of soft and versatile mittens made from innovative blend of recycled materials. ($33.00 value)

OR

2 - ARTISAN DIRECT (what I picked)

Gold serving Spoons. A stunning handcrafted set of gold serving spoons - Moradabad, India. ($39.00 value)

OR

3 - SAMARA

Luxe Jewelry Box. A vegan leather Jewelry Organizer with a beautiful giveback story. Perfect for Home or Travel. ($42.00 value)


- One Option to choose from:

4 - VITIV (what I picked)

Daily Hair Vitamin. Vegan cruelty-free multitasking hair product that does the work of a mask, serum, and hot oil. ($30.00 value) . Pump bottle comes in a box with a small black comb. I like the texture of the cream, good for the hair.

OR

5 - PUR

4 - in - 1 Correcting Primer. A primer made from aloe, coconut water and probiotics. Energizes skin in the morning, recues skin at night. ($34.00 value)


- One Option to choose from:

6 - MACHETE (what I picked)

Holiday Hair Clip Set. A set of 2 classic hairclips, handmade in France and Italy out of premium materials. ($31.00 value)

OR

7- FOXY ORIGINALS

Mix & match Stud Earrings. A set of three stud earrings in 3 different shapes + metallic finishes. ($30.00 value)

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8 - IMANI COLLECTIVE

Woven Blanket. A gorgeous - heavyweight throw, lovingly loomed and hand-finished by artisans in Jaipur, India! Love it some comfy with the little pompoms.

Available in Cream or Slate** ($120.00 value)

OR

9- WHITNEY KERNEY

Set of 2 mugs. Custom-shaped mugs designed by Whitney Kerney. Proceeds support victims of domestic violence. ($35.00 value)

OR

10- DERMA E

Hydrating Night Cream. A natural, ultra-rich and intensely hydrating night cream that nourishes your skin while you sleep. ($29.50 value)



In conclusion, I really like this brand and love what they stand for. Despite the price that can be too expensive for some wallets, it remains a nice gift - for yourself or to offer!


I have enjoyed receiving Causebox; take the time to open it and discover each items part of the box. Read stories about those talented artisans and their products, from their catalogue provided in each box.


The time to receive the first box was a bit long but nothing dramatic ! Which is fine as it was not a gift for someone. The items in the box are quality and usable; I used some of them as gifts.


For annual members, you receive an email to let you know the next box is available and it's time to make your selections. If you forgot to do so, someone part of the Team will select products for you.

They do their best to get a variety or items to offer in each box. Some of them targeting a bit more young adults. The spring and winter felt like the most valuable and enjoyable box I had the pleasure to receive.

( ** The value of items - as per pricing in their catalogue. I checked some prices online and it's accurate)


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