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A Peek Inside the Spring CauseBox

Jumping into the warmer weather with a Spring CauseBox

CauseBox curates a box full of wonderful unique items that give back to the world.

This has been my favorite subscription box ever. I love that I am sent amazing items each season that are carefully picked with a purpose. The focus of Spring’s box was authenticity and the beauty of one’s self. “Stay  True and Be You” was this season’s message.

Check out all the great goodies I received in this season’s box:

“Be You” Block Print – Each box always includes an inspirational print. This box’s piece was created by California based artist Lili Arnold with beautiful spring blossoms. You can check her out on her instagram @liliarnoldstudios

MudLove Limited Edition Container – Founded by Luke Wright, MudLove has partnered with Water for Good and donated over $350,000 to provide water aid in the Central African Republic. They believe that “without water, clay is merely lifeless dust. And without water, we as people cannot survive.” They craft mugs, bracelets, and necklaces all made with love. You can check them out at www.mudlove.com

“Stay True” Canvas Banner bu Altru – Created by the first ever CauseBox original brand, formed to create beautiful and meaningful exclusive pieces for the CauseBox community. This banner was made in partnership with Tribe Alive which partner with female artisans in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, and Fort Worth Texas to employ impoverished women at fair trade wages.

Mini Equator Studs by Sasa Designs – Most of the jewelry made by Sasa Designs is made by deaf women in Kenya helping to provide jobs for them. Megan MacDonald, founder of Sasa Designs believes that “the deaf community deserves an opportunity to participate in the global community”, and she shows that support through her company. Shop more of her designs and products at www.shopsasadesigns.com/

Room and Linen Spritzer by Braid – This stuff smells amazing. It’s light, fresh scent is so uplifting. It’s made with organic and essential oils to help soothe and relax you and contains no harsh, harmful chemicals. They also donate 10% of their profits to Hope Supply Co which is a charity that provides necessities to homeless children.

This Bar Saves Lives – This is a total “giveback snack”! Every time you buy one of these bars, they deliver food packs to those who need them most. So far, This Bar Saves Lives has donated more than 1,500,000 meal packets!!!

Banded Hair Ties – Banded believed they could make hair ties and headbands better – more comfortable, fun, and pain free. Banded has been so loved that they have also been able to donate over 9.3 million meals to those that needed them.  Shop all they have to offer and give back to children in need at banded2gether.com/

This is the perfect box for the caring, the nurturing, and the mindful. Join the CauseBox community today: Learn More About CauseBox

 

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My Guilty Pleasure – Shopping For A Cause – Winter 2016 Causebox Review

Why do I love getting the Causebox? Because it brings me so much joy to know I am helping support the world, helping to give a job to someone, helping someone get back on their feet…and I get really cool stuff to use in this beautiful life and show my support. I keep telling myself I am going to go minimalist and I do have good intentions and I have downsized quite a bit in my opinion but my struggle is that I love to shop…hmm, tough one, so my balance is by shopping for a cause, giving back with my purchases, shopping for support – this is my mental balance, and it feels good and fills me with joy. This season’s Causebox has amazing stuff too! I’ve only received two so far (just signed up in the Fall) but this is my favorite so far.

So without further ado, my review.

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L’Occitane En Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream – This is beyond one of my favorite lotions. It is so velvety and easy to rub in and the scents from it are amazing. With the dry, cold air among us this is great to have handy (no pun intended!). The perfect size to tuck in my purse to have with me day in and night out. This cream has naturally derived shea butter that is hand-harvested from Burkina Faso in West Africa and provides jobs to over 17,000 local women.

 
Tribe Alive Scarf Designed by Erin Locchner exclusively for Causebox 
– I adore this scarf…helps that I am a huge fan and collector of scarves but this one makes me feel so much warmer knowing that I am helping support Indian artisans by having it. This scarf helps to provide fair trade wages and working conditions for 42 individuals in Jaipur and Panipat. The colors in this scarf are the perfect neutral and the scarf has an amazing simple texture to it. A great wrap for any season.

Inspirational Print by Courtney Pilgrim – These prints included in the Causebox always brighten my day! Abstract artist Courtney Pilgrim, who once was an elementary school teacher, created this beauty. “Everything You Can Imagine Is Real.” Seeing this at the start of my day reminds me that I can make anything happen.

Nail Polish in L.A. Smog by Lauren B. Beauty – I love nail polishes but I hate all the awful chemicals most of them contain, but this polish saves the day. I love this muted gray color too, perfect for the Winter. A passionate nail-polish lover herself, Lauren created a line of vegan- and eco-friendly products. Her products are never tested on animals and contain no harsh chemicals. Lauren B. also donates part of her proceeds to their non-profit partner Chrysalis, an organization that helps create pathways to self-sufficiency for the homeless, helping them with second chances to rebuild their lives through employment. What a great cause!

 

Krochet Kids INT’L Gift Card – Krochet Kids International empowers women in Uganda and Peru by providing skills, education, and resources to help their artisans rise above poverty. Each item is hand signed by the woman who made it. There are so many items to chose from too, for men, women, and for children. I think the “Wild and Free” tee may be on my shopping list! https://www.krochetkids.org/shop/wild-and-free-tee/

Leather Clutch by Parker Clay – Handmade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Parker Clay makes all of their products by hand in Ethiopia. This clutch was made exclusively for Causebox. It is a premium leather product, made by hand out of some of the world’s finest leather. This clutch was created even during a declaration of state of martial law by the Ethiopian government. This clutch holds such an amazing story. “This clutch is a representation of resilience, strength, pride, and hope.”

Trees For The Future 2017 Block Desk Calendar – A multi-functional keep forever desk calendar. Once the calendar pages are used, the block can be used to show off photos (and inspirational prints!). The wood was sourced from reclaimed Fender guitar overages and each block was created in Los Angeles and finished by hand. For every block made, a tree was planted. Causebox partnered with Trees For The Future to plant trees in their Forest Garden Program providing essential gardening resources and education to families in Sub Saharan Africa. Their program helps provide sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, wood for fuel, and a 500% increase in annual income – Wow, that is awesome! Trees For Future also provides training, mentoring, seeds, and nursery supplies to families and farmers. I am so excited to showcase this calendar and inspiring, do amazing good piece on my desk this year!

Causebox asked us to pick our favorite item this season…at first glance, I was sure it was the scarf. But after reading the wonderful stories behind each piece it became evident to me that this was a tougher choice than it appeared. I love each item in my Winter Causebox. Each item adding joy and inspiration to everyone of my days. Knowing that by shopping my Causebox I am helping to support so many communities makes me feel empowered myself. We can make a change in the world. Get your own Causebox here – Learn More About CauseBox

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi