Fair Trade Friday
Cost: $31.99 / month + free U.S. S&H. One time purchases are available without the waiting list for $35 + S&H.
FTF is a monthly subscription box that doesn’t actually ship in a box! My padded envelope of fair trade goodies shipped on December 29th via USPS Priority Mail 2-Day and arrived three days ago on Friday, January 2nd.
Everything was tucked away in this large reusable fabric organza bag from Mercy Goods.
I love fair trade crafts, and they make me feel really good buying them. Knowing my purchase this month employed seven women feels really good:).
Joyn India Handmade Market Tote value $12
Joyn India Lanyard value $6
My market tote is a little different than the one I linked. That one has burlap handles and mine does not. $12 is the price for the one on the website as well as the price on my FTF info card, so I'm using it. Either way, I loove the print of this tote and will for sure use it!
This lanyard is so simple, yet unique and gorgeous! It is extremely sturdy, too. I don't know yet what I will use it for, but I know I will use it, too.
Mata Traders Gold Pharaoh Cuff value $24
Mata Traders Dainty Ladder Necklace value $19
FTF quotes the cuff at $19, and the link I posted has it on sale for $19.99, but the original retail value is $24, so I'll use that. It's pretty, but not particularly my style..
The necklace is definitely my style, though, and I will be wearing it tomorrow and probably many days in the future!
Reusable Gift Bag by Mercy Goods value $10
My FTF info card listed the outer bag as a $10 value, and while that seems like a but much, I'll go with it I guess. As always, I received two gift tags, which I may actually use this month for the cuff bracelet.
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There is a little variation this month on the prices listed online for the items I received, so my estimation may be off. The maximum retail value of my package is up to $71, and even if it is actually less than that, it is still worth far more than I paid! I love this subscription and I will be a subscriber all the way through 2015 as long FTF will have me :)!
Disclosure: I am not sponsored by or affiliated with any brand mentioned. This box was paid for by eco Birdy. All opinions are my own!