Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Umba Box December 2015 Discover Review and Coupon Code

Umba Box features primarily handcrafted and artisan goods. The goal is to support hardworking crafters both in the US and around the world. This box is generally unique and interesting, with unusual and sometimes exotic contents.

This review is for the Discover Box. It will always have at least $25 worth of product in it. There's also a Delight Box which is $49 and will have that same amount of value inside.

The Cost: $30/month

What You Get: One to three full size products with a total retail value of over $25 that will introduce you to the handmade movement. Products include a variety of home goods, women's accessories, jewelry, stationery, and bath products.

The Caramel Jar Fleur de Sel Caramels- Two salted caramels of the delicious variety. Very good.
Value: $2
Rhian Awni Holiday Art Print- I love this! The artist is Icelandic and you can find her other things in her Etsy Shop. It looks like she mostly does custom artwork. Gorgeous!
Value: $8
World Finds Kutch Kisslock- This pouch is not really my style. Or at least the fabric isn't. These are fairly simple to make (I know, since I made one myself and was super proud) but these use Kutch embroidery techniques from India. This was made in India by a woman making a living wage. That's pretty awesome! What bothers me is that this piece is stained. It's the first thing I noticed when I took it out of it's bag and now it's all I see. Since I know this is handsewn, I'm weirding out about the possibility that it's blood. I've contacted customer service about it and I'll let you know what they say. Update: Response was nearly immediate and they're sending me a new one. They also said that the fabric is recycled and it could have been a stain from previously being worn. I'm not sure if that comforts me much but I'm glad they are replacing it.
Value: $25

VERDICT: If you love supporting fair trade and handmade goods from around the world, you're going to enjoy this box. It's sort of like GlobeIn, in that respect, but this is definitely different in style. I do tend to prefer products made in the US rather than somewhere else in the world but mainly because the patterns and colors don't appeal to me.

If you would like to sign up for Umba Box, you can do that right here. Use code WELCOME for 20% off your subscription.

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