I loved June's box! All of the items were so perfect for me, so I was so glad I got this month's box. It contained three items total -- two jewelry pieces and a candle. It also contained index cards with information about the products and the artisans who made them.
The box itself was smaller than I was expecting, but that's not a criticism. The packaging was nicely done, with recyclable fillers to keep the items from getting jostled around too much during shipping. The first thing I noticed when I opened it was the scent of the candle.
This Soul Sunrise Necklace from TARA Projects was the item inside of the smaller box with the ribbon. When I opened it up I was so excited because I think this necklace is beautiful! I recently got a similar beaded necklace (also fair trade) in turquoise, so now I have one in warmer colors. I think it's perfect for summertime! The TARA in TARA Projects stands for "Trade Alternative Reform Action," and they work in and around Delhi, India to promote community development and business.
Next up are the Summer Shimmer Earrings from Noah's Ark International Exports. I absolutely loooove these earrings! They're perfectly suited for my style and I just can't get over how beautiful they are. I wore them the night I received this box to a graduation ceremony for my younger brother. I like that they're appropriate for dressier wear as well as an easy summer dress. These are also from India; Noah's Ark provides benefits such as medical assistance and education for the artisans and their families.
Lastly, I received this pretty Firefly Candle from Candelas La Luciernaga in Honduras. It smells wonderful, like a mix of vanilla and caramel. Candelas La Luciernaga ("Firefly Candles") is a that is a part of Actions for Popular Development, which is an organization dedicated to providing empowerment for women and their children. They offer shelter for abused women, a home for pregnant women, and a microlending program. The candle cooperative helps to support ADP financially while also providing income for the women in the program.
Bottom Line: How can you not love this box? I think that $30 is a steal for these gorgeous, handcrafted items. It might seem a bit expensive at first, but consider that you're helping to support fair trade organizations that are working to better the lives of people across the globe. I know that I'm definitely loving this box!
*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FAIRtreasure. All opinions are my own.