Thursday, August 8, 2013

August FAIR Treasure Review

I have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing FAIR Treasure's beautifully curated boxes, and the August box is the final one in my trio of reviews.  FAIR Treasure is a monthly service that sends fair-trade certified, handmade treasures from around the world straight to your door.  This month's box featured items made in El Salvador and Haiti.

One of the many aspects I love about FAIR Treasure is that they package smaller items within little brown boxes with ribbons.  I've saved all of them for when I need gift packaging in the future.

  • Beyond Borders Bird Wall Art - I love all things bird, so when I saw this inside of my box I was immediately drawn to it.  I anticipate moving into an apartment soon, so this will be a great addition to my wall decor.  It was made in Haiti by Beyond Borders, an organization that supports the movement to replace systems that oppress the poor.  They provide "dignified work and sustainable livelihoods" to the people of Haiti, and beautiful art pieces to consumers worldwide.  This specific bird decoration was created by Cineus Louime, who is described as "a man of quiet bearing and a slow, casual smile."  He is quoted on the informational card as saying, "With the help of God and my friends, I bring support to the members of my family.  My passion is to see my art grow day by day."  I love that we were given information on the actual artist this time, that is a first for me in my FAIR Treasure experience.

  • SEQUENCE Collection Love Knot Bracelet - All three of my boxes have contained jewelry, which is such a win for me!  I really like this bracelet because the style is unlike anything else I own.  I actually wore it today with a few others; it looks great by itself or stacked with other bracelets.  SEQUENCE Collection works under the motto "Spread light + love" and was founded by Ariela Suster.  They aim to create beautiful jewelry and accessories while helping to establish a creative presence that can give back to communities in El Salvador, Ariela's home country.  Sequence Workshop was born when Ariela paired with two young artisans named Natali Orellana and Oscar Bautista.  They recruited at-risk Salvadoran youth in Tepecoyo and gave them an alternative to the violent gang life that surrounds the community.  The workshop also offers theater, language, and various arts classes.

Bottom Line: I was so pleased with these beautiful items!  FAIR Treasure is a wonderful subscription because your money gets you unique, handcrafted items, but it also benefits fair-trade organizations.  It's definitely a win-win, and I plan on becoming a full subscriber in the near future.

Previous Reviews: June . July 

*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FAIR Treasure.  I received no monetary compensation.

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