What is Causebox? | Ethical Subscription Box Review
How can a bracelet fight human trafficking? I have a review of the Causebox seasonal subscription box, which promotes ethically good shopping and women owned businesses. You can see what goodies I got in this ethically good subscription box, that actually does something helpful for the world.
If you’re new to Artsy Cupcake, I help inspire you to be as creative as possible in your life and bring you creative ideas every week. I love subscription boxes and share reviews on the new ones I get every season. I had seen an ad for Causebox on Facebook and got curious, so I ordered myself an annual subscription. This was the first time I tried out Causebox and want to give you my first impressions and let you know how it stacks up to other subscription boxes. Each box has at least $200 worth of products for $49, so you are getting a deal and it is so fun to try out new brands you may not have found otherwise. There will be a range of beauty, health, makeup, skin and body care products, fashion and home items included in your box. I also did a video to capture all the fun of an unboxing, if you want to check it out below!
Like other subscription boxes you do get a choice for some of the products, which is really fun and doesn’t take away the whole surprise, because you won’t find out about all the items until the box arrives at your doorstep.
The Spring 2019 Causebox is so pretty with illustrator Alja Horvat, who is from Slovenia. The packaging on this box is so cute! You get a cute little magazine with interesting articles and details on all the product included in the season’s box. There were 9 items in this box and each was packaged very carefully so nothing would leak or break during transport.
// Glass Ladder & company vegan leather clutch
The first item is the Glass Ladder & Company vegan leather portfolio clutch. I did have a color choice on this one and picked the black. It really does look a lot like real leather and is soft and pliable and feels sturdy. There were so many pockets, it would be great for traveling and it does fit the large iPads. It was ethically made in China. The owner of this California based company makes a point to make responsible and conscious choices with the factories she uses and looks at how her business impacts the environment.
// Alja horvat postcard
The next item is this postcard made by the same illustrator that designed the box. It is a beautiful print with bright colors and patterns and really showcases the beauty of strong women.
// marina de buchi bracelet
Next, is this bracelet from Marina de Buchi. I did have a choice on this one and the other option had a key on it. But I loved the stars and the moon on this one. It is such a cute design and the quality feels nice. Each purchase of a “Fighting for Freedom” bracelet contributes 10% to the A21 Campaign to fight Human Trafficking . This is a cause that Marina has been passionate about since she was 18 and saw a video at a London women’s event about the non profit A21 and how they were helping to fight human trafficking. She has taken her talent for jewelry design and turned it into something that can do good, by donating some of the profits to A21. Pretty awesome.
// cosmetix glow mask
Next is a product from the brand Cosmedix. Have you heard of this brand before? Let me know in the comments section below! I had not heard of them or tried any of their products before and I love getting skincare products in subscription boxes because there are so many skincare products to choose from! I mean have you been in an Ulta or Sephora lately? They are pretty overwhelming if you don’t have something specific you are looking for, so I always welcome these suggested items in my seasonal subscription boxes. This is a nice large package of the Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask. The founders of this company are committed to using clean ingredients. I love that there are no harsh chemical ingredients in this product and I am really excited to try it out.
// wyld konjac sponge
I love love looooove the packaging on this next product. Look how pretty the flower watercolor is and it just screams, “Spring is here”! This is such a cool product too. It is from the Wyld brand and the owner Joy is passionate about the environment and animal rights. This skin cleansing product is made of the konjac plant which grows wild in southeast Asia and thrives in its natural environment without irrigation or fertilizers. It is infused with pink clay from France, before it is baked like a cookie. A portion of the proceeds goes to Sea Shepherd, which is an action oriented ocean conservation organization.
// kalos mist congeniality
Next, we have another skincare product from the Kalos brand. I have already been using this and love the way it smells and makes my skin feel. It is called the Mist Congeniality Elixir Toning Mist. It smells like roses and really refreshes your skin with all natural ingredients. I use it as a refresher over makeup and sometimes as a toner in the morning before makeup or before bed after washing my face. It has rose, aloe, chamomile and witch hazel. A portion if every Kalos purchase is donated to girls education around the world.
// cleobella scarf
Next, we have a fashion product from the Cleobella brand. I was able to choose my pattern and just loved the soft colors and beautiful floral pattern of this scarf. It is made of what they call vegan silk, which is essentially polyester. It was responsibly made in China and the owner of this company really tries to celebrate female empowerment by raising the consciousness of female integrity from production to purchase. The company works with care.org and the patterns are hand painted by female artisans.
// Ettitude sleeping eye mask
This is another product with super cute packaging. It is a bamboo lyocell face mask from the Ettitude brand. I did not have a choice on the color of this, but it also came in black, blue, pink and green. This innovative fabric took years to perfect but now this sustainable fabric made from scratch is so soft and less absorbent than cotton, so it won’t soak up all your eye cream as you wear it through the night. The company supports One Girl because they empower girls through education. Sustainability and empowering women are just a few reasons to support this brand and I am so happy to have been introduced to them through this Causebox!
// altru macrame plant hanger
This box just keeps going on, but sadly we have made it to our final product. This is an interesting product for the home. It is from the brand Altru, who works with One Tree Planted, which is a charity that streamlines the process of sourcing and planting tree saplings. This macrame plant hanger can be used with various sizes of pots and I just love how macrame is coming back into style after a long dormant interest in it from way back in the 70’s. I think this is a beautiful, simple piece that will look good with any home decor.
// so, is causebox worth it?
It really is like Christmas or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate, every time you get a subscription box in the mail. I paid $49 for all these products and the value was well over $200. I love finding out about new brands and getting a few fun things to celebrate the upcoming season. Causebox scores really high on my list of favorite subscription boxes. I would put it in the top 3 and I have tried a lot! I would compare it most to FabFitFun, but with the ethical consumerism spin on it. I am really looking forward to getting my next one and I will be sure to share that with you guys. Make sure to check out my other subscription box reviews, if you are wanting to try one. I will link a couple of my other reviews here and here.
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