Fair Treasure Review – February 2014

by Must Have Boxes on February 11, 2014

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Company: Fair Treasure

Category: Handmade, Lifestyle

Cost: USD $35.00/month, free shipping

About: “Handmade Treasures, Fairly Paid, Beautifully Crafted, & Delivered To Your Door Each Month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive ethically sourced treasures from around the world, ranging from jewelry to candles. Each high quality, handmade item is produced by a local artist with an incredible story to tell. Fair Trade allows you to explore amazing global treasures while supporting small businesses across the globe.

The Box:

February is the month of love and I was excited to see what Fair Treasure would send to celebrate this romantic time of year. My shipment arrived in a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. Also included were detailed cards that described each of the featured items. Let’s check them out!

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Greenola Style Calypso Ring
Value: USD $16.00

This gorgeous ring is handmade in Bolivia by local women entrepreneurs using up-cycled metals. Greenola Style is a fair trade organization that empowers women and helps them rise above poverty. The ring features an eye-catching Adventurine Green semi-precious stone against a silver colored plate.  I love the earthy bohemian look of this piece!

Sanctuary Spring / Good Paper Valentine’s Love Cards 
Value: USD $4.99

This adorable card is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day! Sanctuary Spring exclusively employs women who are escaping prostitution in the Philippines. These artisans create one-of-a-kind recycled handmade cards with a touch of whimsy. This playful doughnut card made me smile and I can’t wait to give it to someone special. :)

Global Mamas Slippery Slope African Shea Body Butter
Value: USD $12.00

A good shea butter can work wonders on your skin! This lovely vanilla-scented shea body butter was handmade in Ghana and packaged in locally made plastic screw-top containers. Global Mamas is comprised of thousands of people worldwide working to create prosperity for African women and their families.

verdict

Total value: USD $32.99

  • Greenola Style Calypso Ring – USD $16.00
  • Sanctuary Spring / Good Paper Valentine’s Love Cards – USD $4.99
  • Global Mamas Slippery Slope African Shea Body Butter – USD $12.00

 

Fair Treasure totally delivered on a box of handmade global goods that would make any woman happy this Valentine’s Day! My favorite item is the Sanctuary Spring card because it has such a touching story behind it (not to mention the card is adorable). I’m constantly impressed with the unique selection of gifts that Fair Treasure sends each month.

What do you think about this month’s Fair Treasure products? Interested in subscribing? Let me know!

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6 thoughts on “Fair Treasure Review – February 2014

  1. Tessa says:

    I have always enjoyed reading your Fair Treasure reviews. Love the mission statement,”…and a brighter future for the people who made them.” I am impressed by the Calypso ring – the green stone is gorgoeus.

  2. SusanW says:

    I subscribed to Fair Treasure for quite awhile, but I only liked one of the boxes I received as they tend to stick to certain vendors like glue, and quality issues arose quite often. I question a lot of the “value” attached to many subscription boxes, and prices listed are up there with first-world production, but the quality issues were what finally drove me to cancel. If I’d contacted the company each time I had a problem, they would have assumed I was trying to get free stuff.

    • Must Have Boxes says:

      Hi Susan – Thanks for the comment. I’m so sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good experience with Fair Treasure. That type of customer service definitely doesn’t sound like the same company that I have grown to know and love. I personally have never had any issues with the quality of the items in the box.

      - KW

  3. I really love this box, and I adore the Calypso ring <3

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