Once I started seeing the sneak peaks and spoilers on the Sevenly instagram account I got so excited because I knew my Summer Causebox was going to be on its’ way soon! Sure enough, earlier this week my causebox 03 was sitting on my doorstep and I couldn’t wait to unbox it! If you’re not familiar with Sevenly’s Causebox you can check out my post here or read about my Causebox01 unboxing or my Causebox02 unboxing. Basically, the Causebox is the world’s first and best(my opinion) subscription box service for all the world changers and good doers out there. So if you’re someone who is looking for products and brands that are working to make the world a better place, here’s a fantastic way to get connected & introduced to them.
When I received my causebox I noticed that this box was completely redesigned and much bigger than my previous boxes. I stepped outside and started unboxing. If you notice in the picture below the side of the box says #Causebox03, if you search the hashtag on instagram and twitter you can see pictures from others.
Like all the previous boxes, I was given a guide to explain all the brands and products that are in my box. This guide also tells you what the retail value is for each item and the box overall.
I always love that Sevenly takes the time to neatly and beautifully wrap up and place all my goodies in the box. I’ve never received a damaged or “sad” looking item in any of my three boxes. Note though, in this picture is a poster rolled up, I forgot to take a picture of it but it’s a beautiful print of lemons and it says “Make Lemonade”. My goal is to find a frame and a home for it on my wall before July comes. 😉 By the way, if you’ve been on the fence about ordering a print from Sevenly I have to say that it’s so worth the money. The print is on heavy paper and the colors are vibrant, usually for large prints I get nervous about the quality looking bad or being pixelated but that’s not the case for this print.
So the first thing I reached for was this little white box. It’s from the company called Parker Clay. I love how simple the design is and it immediately tells me that their mission is economic and social empowerment.
I opened up the simple box and found this inside, I think the packaging is fantastic and it tells the story of the brand. It’s great that the items were all made in Ethiopia and empowers the people who created them.
This is their Upcycled Wrap Bracelet, it has a $48.00 retail value so with this one item my box is 98% paid for. This bracelet is made from genuine Ethiopian leather and the metal piece is made from melted down bullets that were found in the Ethiopian countryside – what was once created for harm is now a symbol and emblem of hope and beauty. For every bracelet sold, Parker Clay sends an Ethiopian woman through a prostitution prevention program. I’m really loving this bracelet, it will fit everyone and it’s perfect for just about any outfit. I’m going to treat mine with waterproofing spray so I don’t have to worry about it getting wet at all.
In addition to the Parker Clay bracelet, a leather headband was also included! It’s perfect for the season and has an elastic piece so it’ll fit everyone.
The next item I reached for was this cute little envelope. This little envelope is actually a barkcloth bag and is from Musana, they are a social enterprise brand working to break the cycle of poverty by employing women and empowering them to provide for their families.
Inside the barkcloth bag was this beautifully simple necklace. It’s called the Musana Bumba necklace and the retail value is $36.00. There was another necklace included in a previous causebox but it didn’t really match much of my clothes so I’m extra excited about this one. The colors are not only great for summer but also match most of what is in my closet. It’s a nice length, not too long or short so it doesn’t get in the way or feel like it’s too tight. It also looks delicate however, it’s very well made and I’m not afraid to wear it daily which is fantastic. If this was not included in the box, I would have absolutely purchased this on my own.
Next in the box is a documentary! Living on One retails for $24.00 and is a documentary I’ve been meaning to watch for some time now. It’s about a journey of 4 university students who spent a summer living on only $1 a day in Gautamala. I’ll have to write another post about my thoughts after watching this!
Next I grabbed the Everly Hydrating Drink Mixes, they retail for $20.00 for a box of 36 packets. I got three samples: Peach Mango, Passionfruit Green Tea, and Pomegranate Maqui. I have not tried them yet, I think I’m going to let Conor sample them since he loves drink mixes, I usually just stick with water.
They are all natural though, zero-calories, naturally sweetened and filled with great antioxidants & vitamins. These are nice and tiny so you can carry them in your purse or pocket, they’re also a powder rather than a water based mix so you can bring them on planes with peace of mind going through security.
This next product I was incredibly surprised to find in the Causebox and I was even more surprised that it was a full sample. Love for Humanity Organics is a skincare line that is organic, vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, toxic-everything free and made in the USA. So you can rest assured that there were fair labor practices in the making of these products. I’m not 100% sure about their sourcing of the ingredients though. For every product they sell, they provide a meal through Feed the Children.
This Face cream has a $58.00 value and is fragrance free however you still get a light smell of coconut and lemon. I used it on my face and it was very moisturizing without being oily, so for everyone who doesn’t like that greasy feeling after putting on lotion, this might be for you.
Last but not least is the Keepcup which retails at $17.00 and is 16oz. Keepcup is the first barista standard reusable coffee cup. It is BPA and BPS free, reusable so we aren’t putting more cups into the trash. My favorite part of this is the stopper on the top so I won’t make a mess (like I always do) when I’m traveling in the car or on the bus.
The total retail value of this cause box was $223.00 and every item I loved. I do plan on purchasing a few more items from Parker Clay and Musana. Thank you Sevenly for providing another fantastic box. If you have any questions about the Causebox, please let me know. If you already have the causebox subscription, what did you think of the summer box?!