Every product that we include in CAUSEBOX is made ethically and sustainably — and in addition to the increased artisan activity and work that we create through our artisan partners, we are focused on raising awareness for causes and charitable concerns each season.
In addition to creating meaningful opportunities for at-risk women across the world, sending over 100 girls in India to school through our partnership with Bloom & Give, and planting more than 10,000 trees through our partnership with Trees for the Future — we also work with different charities each season, donate to them directly, and we have just begun doing team volunteer days each month! Past charitable partners include: Freedom Firm, The Jessie Reese Foundation, Books for Africa, and Speak Your Silence.
For an illustration of the kind of artisan groups we support and opportunities our community is creating and environmental concerns we’re raising awareness for, see below:
- The Symbology Kimono in our Spring 2018 box was handmade by artisans in Jaipur, India who were paid a fair trade wage and given incredible working conditions — this partnership provided meaningful work for more than 150 women.
- The Turkish Towel from our Summer 2018 was made out of Organic Cotton, which means that the cotton farmers are not exposed to toxic pesticides. Conventional cotton is thought to be the second most "dirty" crop in the world — and our partnership with Fair Seas Supply Co. helped raise awareness for the importance of seeking out organic cotton whenever possible
- The Organic Moroccan Argan Oil in our Summer 2018 No. 2 Box was harvested by a fair trade women's cooperative in Morocco that is focused on the education and fair treatment of the women in the community from which it is sourced.
Every product in CAUSEBOX has a powerful and meaningful story like this (there are hundreds so far) — and this doesn’t even scratch the surface! We tell all of the details of the stories in a mini-magazine that comes in the box — and on our social media channels throughout the season!