Fair Treasure Review for March 2014 + $50 Starbucks Giveaway

March 15, 2014
The last of the three Fair Treasure boxes my sister ordered me for Christmas arrived earlier in the week.  If you're curious about what I received in January's box or in February's box, head on over and read my reviews.

Just to reiterate what I've stated in previous posts, Fair Treasure is a monthly subscription service that includes 2-3 fair trade items in each box.  The cost per box is $35 a month or $95 for three months, which is 10% cheaper than the monthly rate.

Unlike the other months, for March there was a theme to the box, which was "The Spring Equinox Box."  The two items I received definitely follow the theme and remind me of spring.

Onto the goods...

*Shesham Butterfly Box from Archana Handicrafts--Value of $7
*Wristlet from Malia Designs--Value of $29

Value: This month's total value is $36, which is only one dollar more than the $35 price of the monthly subscription.  I've noticed that this is pretty typical, but at least the items are always a little bit more than the cost of a one month subscription and not less.

Shesham Butterfly Box:  This wooden box comes all the way from New Delhi, India.  Although it doesn't specifically say anywhere on the information card that this box is hand-carved, I assume that it is.  This box reminds me a bit of a box I already own from Bali that is hand-carved, though the one I have is not shaped like a butterfly.  I think the box is cute, and I'll probably put this on my dresser.  Since there isn't a whole lot of room in the box to store items, I'm thinking that I'll be putting my small collection of studded earrings inside.

Wristlet:  I was surprised to get an item like this in my Fair Treasure box, just because I've never seen any type of purse included before.  Even though the wristlet is a little different, I have to say that I really do like it.  The only other wristlets that I own are very tiny, so this one is more practical since I'd actually be able to fit my wallet, cell phone, and a couple other essentials inside.  The color of the wristlet is very spring-like and I'm sure I'll be wearing it a lot next season.

This product was made in Cambodia and comes from a company (Malia Designs) that uses revenue to support victims of human-trafficking.

Do you like them items in this month's Fair Treasure box?

Also, I wanted to post a reminder to link up your week or weekend in review with Rachael and I on Monday for Weekly Wrap Up!

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Last but not least, I hope you'll enter the giveaway below.  There is a chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card!! 

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13 comments on "Fair Treasure Review for March 2014 + $50 Starbucks Giveaway"
  1. Really cute items! I really like the colors of the wristlet - definitely spring appropriate. :)

  2. I think I'd be disappointed if it were only a $1 more than the subscription. I hope next month they spoil you a bit more!

    1. Yeah, that is the only disappointing thing about this box. I'm really happy with all of the other aspects.

  3. Awesome items! I'd love to subscribe to something like this.
    That wristlet is so cute!


    1. Other subscribers got a blue wristlet that is also very pretty, but I think I prefer the pink.

  4. Love love the butterfly box! I always enjoy reading your blog! Thank you for sharing and hope you are having a fabulous end to the weekend! :)


  5. Wow that box is unique! I like it. I try and support charities that help end human trafficking and violence against women and children. Have you heard of the Somaly Mam foundation or read her book? It is amazing to read her story as a child sex slave in Cambodia and hear about her struggle to close down those disgusting brothels. I support her foundation as much I can, every bit helps.


    1. No, I haven't heard of that foundation. While traveling in Southeast Asia, I did see several sex tourists and it disgusted me. I'd be interested in reading her story.

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    1. Me too! :) I would buy items from Malia designs in the future since they make cute stuff and because the $ goes towards a good cause.