Unfortunately, the Badala Cheeseboard was water-damaged beyond repair when we received it at our warehouse in Los Angeles. We are still looking into the cause of the damage — whether it occurred during transit, or while it was being produced in the artisan cooperatives of Kenya — but we were forced to withhold the product from the Fall Box because the entirety of the shipment was in irreparable condition. It was heartbreaking to discover that the cheeseboards were damaged, because we had spent nearly 8 months preparing this product with Badala exclusively for CAUSEBOX members.
In an effort to deliver the best box possible, in spite of this unfortunate and unexpected difficulty, we replaced the Cheeseboard with a 25oz S'well Bottle from S'well's iconic Wood Collection. With an MSRP of $45, and premium details and quality — our hope is that it ties the Fall Box experience together, and that the Wood Detailing on the bottles provides a nice homage to the work that the artisans in Kenya put into the cheeseboard production for the CAUSEBOX community.
Lastly, the delayed shipment of the Fall CAUSEBOX was the result of having to replace cheeseboards for all of our members — since we spend such a long amount of time planning our boxes out each season, it was very difficult to find a replacement that we believed was suitable, similar in value, useful, and socially conscious — and it took a bit of time to receive the bottles, repackage them into CAUSEBOX, and re-prepare all Fall Boxes for shipment. We hope you understand, and we're so grateful for your patience as we worked to resolve this difficult situation!