Fair Treasure Review December 2013

Fair Treasure is a monthly subscription service that offers fair trade gift items made around the world. 
Here's what they have to say about their service:
We carefully curate each box to meet our personal quality, aesthetic and ethical standards, ensuring that your subscription supports real people. By paying artisans a fair price for their work, they can feed their families, lift themselves out of poverty and educate their children. Every FAIR Treasure box contains the story of each product it contains and the amazing people who lovingly make them.
Sounds good to me! I am glad to try to help out women and families around the world just by shopping like a good little American. I was excited to try it out, and Fair Treasure kindly provided a box for me to review.

Pretty holiday card
First, there was a pretty holiday card. The flowers are actually sort of appliqued on there. I actually really liked this card and was hoping there was a way for me to buy some more, but I don't see a way to do it on the site. They also include a card listing the maker of the item, and in this case it is an organization that works with women in Bangladesh, but they don't seem to sell things on their website either. So that's the only disappointing factor here. 

Next, some pretty little ornaments in a silvery bag.
I love these pretty little ornaments! These were made in India. I love how Indian fabrics are so colorful and pretty and often have sparkly elements to them.
Mata Traders Necklace
Last, I received a Mata Traders Archer necklace. I've actually heard of this brand and seen the jewelry sold on other sites. I had no clue it was a fair trade brand and that they sold a wide variety of products. I really like this necklace- It's kind of a "statement necklace" with a modern-global style. I'm excited to wear it.

The Fair Treasure box costs $35 a month or $95 for a three-month subscription. I'm not sure how to measure the value of the greeting card and the ornaments, but the necklace is being sold on the Mata Traders site for $32 right now. So I think the retail value of the box is definitely there, and I look forward to seeing more from this box!

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