Calling all subscription box and sustainability lovers! I have the perfect box for you.
For a while, I’ve been wanting to try a subscription box. I knew I wanted a box curated to my interests so upon some research, I decided to try Causebox. It’s the perfect box for those who want trendy items that are produced sustainably and ethically.
After waiting a while for the box and finally unboxing the goods, I have determined all the pros and cons of this subscription. Keep reading to see my honest Causebox review and if it’s worth it! Plus stay tuned for a special discount at the end if you’re interested in purchasing.
What Is Causebox?
Causebox is a seasonal subscription box whose mission is to deliver socially conscious products to the hands of consumers who appreciate brands that practice sustainability (aka me! and hopefully you).
Every quarter, Causebox sends 6-8 hand-curated and full-size products that each have a unique, empowering story to tell.
One thing I like about Causebox is their business model isn’t limited to one specific theme like beauty or fashion. You will receive anything from accessories, homeware, jewelry, skincare, and much more. The goal of Causebox is to give you useful and high-quality products that are sustainable and ethical alternatives to other everyday items.
Causebox is awesome because they run their business based on 5 core values.
- “Treat all humans humanely”
- “Curate the best”
- “Make ethical and sustainable accessible”
- “Be honest and keep it simple”
- “Deliver delight”
You can definitely feel all of those values and the love this brand puts into not only its products but the planet and its people as well.
Overall, Causebox’s values are right up my alley and it’s rare to see a subscription box focusing on ethical and sustainable practices. Now that we know a little bit about Causebox, let’s get into what I received in mine.
What I Received In My Causebox
Before we dive into what I received in my Causebox, please note that I did NOT choose what I received in my box. I wanted there to be an element of surprise. Now let’s get into it.
Thread & Supply Cozy Cloud Wrap
They’re not lying, this wrap really does feel like a cloud.
When I initially saw this wrap, I thought it was a robe and was really excited. I just received a lighter-weight robe for Christmas so a thicker one would is perfect for the cooler wear. At first, I was a little disappointed to see it was a cardigan. I’m not a big cardigan person and frankly, I really don’t like the color gray. But honestly, it’s so soft and feels like an absolute dream.
I probably won’t wear this out anywhere but who knows because my style changes literally every day. I will definitely be wearing this around my apartment though, especially on extra chilly days.
How It’s Socially Conscious: Made with 100% recycled polyester
Retail Price: $115
Overall rating: 8/10
Activated Eco Reusable Silicone Baking Sheets
I was really excited when I saw these because I’ve been wanting reusable baking sheets for a while! I also saw that my sister received them in her Causebox so I was hoping I would too.
In the box, I received two baking sheets in the colors green and blue. They are super cute, and I’m so happy with them. I’ve already put them to use and they work wonderfully! I’m excited to cut down on aluminum foil and parchment paper when baking and cooking.
How It’s Socially Conscious: They’re reusable and will replace aluminum foil and parchment paper
Retail Price: $18
Overall rating: 10/10
SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Face Toner
I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried this yet. My skin has been doing so well the past few weeks so I don’t want to add something to my routine that may irritate it. However, my sister received this toner as well and says she like it a lot so far.
My first impression is that it looks luxurious and the smell is very fresh. It’s so interesting that it has truffle in it but hey, it sounds very fancy! I’ll definitely give this a go when my skin acts up to see if it helps at all. Overall, I loved seeing a skincare product in this box because I think it’s so much better than makeup!
How It’s Socially Conscious: Vegan and cruelty-free
Retail Price: $30
Overall rating: 9/10, I will report back when I actually use it
Zeal Living Marble Geo Coasters
These marble coasters are super cute! When I first opened them, I was wondering what I could possibly do with them. I already have my go-to coasters on my nightstand in my apartment. There are four of them and we don’t have much of a living area in my apartment (NYC problems) so there’s no hope for putting these on a coffee table. Maybe I’ll put them on our kitchen table? Who knows.
Overall, these coasters are sleek and modern. I don’t think anyone who received these will have a problem with them in their home because they go with anything. I think I may use them as platforms for little plants or something. Give me any ideas if you have any!
If I had the option to choose the products (which you do when you choose an annual membership, keep reading for more about that) I probably would have picked the gold hoop earrings they were offering instead of these. But I think that’s just me being picky.
How It’s Socially Conscious: Zeal Living sustainably employs over 9,000 artisans in 17 African countries. Plus, these coasters are made by a 60% female workforce.
Retail Price: $42
Overall rating: 8/10, will probably be a 10/10 once I figure out what to do with them
ettitude Travel Beauty Pillowcase
At first, this pillowcase was definitely a little underwhelming for me. It’s another gray item and as I mentioned above, I’m not a gray person. I was like, why would they send only one pillowcase? Who only has one pillow on their bed? But then I opened my eyes and read that this meant for travel. Cool! I like the idea of having a travel pillowcase.
So despite the fact that I don’t like the color, I really do like the product. It’s super silky and I love the little bag it comes in. Now I just need to remember to bring it with me next time I travel.
How It’s Socially Conscious: Made from 100% bamboo and the brand, ettitude, reuse 98% of its water in future production cycles.
Retail Price: $25
Overall rating: 7/10
Idlewild Co. Yearly Planner
I think like most people, I tend to buy planners and initially use them for a little bit and then I’ll stop for whatever reason. So when I received this, I was excited because the planner itself is absolutely gorgeous and is of such high quality. But I’m probably not going to use it.
I already have two planners for 2021 (not that Causebox would know that). I bought a teeny tiny one for my handbag a few weeks ago and then another company accidentally sent me on with my order (no complaints, it was super cute). But again, I love the planner itself and will probably give it to a friend who would use it more than me.
How It’s Socially Conscious: Women-owned and operated, swaps biodegradable materials for plastics
Retail Price: $32
Overall rating: 7/10
Overall Initial Thoughts
All in all, I really liked everything I received from Causebox! Some of the items were more practical for me than others but in general, everything was a great selection of items. I think if I continue to subscribe to Causebox I will purchase an annual membership instead of quarterly so I’m able to customize exactly what I receive in my box.
What Months Does Causebox ship?
Causebox is a seasonal subscription box meaning that it ships 4 times a year. When you place your first order, it will ship during the first month of each “season” which is March, June, September, and December.
Definitely expect to wait a little bit for this box to come to your doorstep. It can take 2-4 weeks to ship. I placed my Causebox order on November 29th and received it on January 29th HOWEVER, I do not think this is the norm at all. Keep in mind there was so much happening from November to January. There were major issues going on with USPS on top of COVID delays and of course, it was the holiday season. Everything was delayed and slow. So I don’t blame Causebox at all for the shipment delay.
Also, my sister is an avid subscriber of Causebox and says the delayed shipping is not typical of them and it’s due to the external factors I just mentioned. However, you should be prepared to wait at least a few weeks to receive your box. If you’re a super impatient person, this box (or any subscription box for that matter) probably isn’t for you.
How Much Is Causebox?
If you’re interested in Causebox, you have two membership options.
The main difference between the two is that with the annual membership you get to customize your box by choosing the specific products you want to receive. With the quarterly membership, you get whatever they sent you.
If you are a slightly picky person, I highly recommend choosing the annual membership because you get to pick every product you get in your box. But if you are someone who loves surprises and doesn’t like commitment, I would choose the quarterly membership.
Which is better Causebox vs Fab Fit Fun?
In full transparency, I have never subscribed to Fab Fit Fun. However, my sister Carlye has, and here is what she had to say about it.
“I personally prefer Causebox over Fab Fit Fun because it supports small businesses, leaves an ethical footprint and you actually use the stuff they send you. With Fab Fit Fun, I felt like the products they sent were all ‘leftover’ stuff and there was typically only one good product surrounded by a bunch of fluff. I feel like there isn’t as much love put into Fab Fit Fun as Causebox.”
I did purchase a Fab Fit Fun box to do a future review and I will report back here to give my own opinion. Stay tuned.
Is Causebox Worth It?
I do think Causebox is worth it, but you need to be aware of a few things before you purchase.
If you’re a picky person, I highly suggest purchasing the annual membership which allows you to customize exactly what you get. However, if you’re someone who loves a good surprise and isn’t willing to commit to a full year, then I would do the quarterly.
All of the items I received were high quality and sustainable/ethical and because of that, I do believe Causebox is worth it. Paying $54.95 every few months or $149.85 is definitely worth everything you received.
Moral of the story, I 100% think you should give Causebox a try. Click here to get started!
I hope you enjoyed this Causebox review! I really loved my first experience with a subscription box and I look forward to reviewing more. I’m definitely interested in trying other subscription boxes, especially sustainable ones. I am not entirely sure if there are any more out there but I’m going to do some research to find out.
So, if you are interested in Causebox, click here to receive an extra $10 off your first purchase! It’s such an awesome deal.
In the meantime, let me know what other subscription boxes you want to be reviewed in the comments below! And thank you for taking the time to read.
With love or whatever,