A New way to subscribe

Subscription Boxes are such a fun way to be introduced to new products + brands that you did know you couldn't live without! We are going to use the blog each month to highlight a box that DOES GOOD! 'Cuz that is our jam around HERE. We are all about a Do Good way of life. So if you love happy mail make sure you're following along + learn about the mail we LOVE!

What is Fair Trade Friday?

Y'all, just when you thought Friday could not get any more delightful...we introduce to you, Fair Trade Friday Subscription Boxes! They "exist as an avenue for women to empower women...tackling poverty through dignified job opportunities in Jesus' name. 100% of the proceeds from Fair Trade Friday support the artisans + their families - thousands of women, men, + children around the world. Fair Trade Friday is a ministry of Mercy House Global; a non-profit organization based in Magnolia, Texas."

New Creation has been partnering with Mercy House Global + marketing their beautiful products in our shoppes for almost 2 years now. Last summer, Kristen Welch, founder of Mercy House Global, hosted a Fair Trade Symposium in which Sabrina had the honor of attending alongside World Changers across our country. While in Magnolia, TX she learned about Fair Trade Friday + instantly fell in LOVE. Our entire Leadership Team happily receives The Original Fair Trade Friday each month + we will be reviewing it HERE just FOR YOU!

February's Fair Trade Friday

It's a Sweet Day is the theme this month + sweetness is abundant! Each item is simple + delicate with such delicious stories of the artisans who create them. It is sure to give you a toothache with so many sweet pieces in this box.

Floating Circle Necklace | Karama | Retail $26

Fashioned by hand from upcycled brass parts + then plated with 14K gold, this sweet "donut" is a simple stunner. It is the perfect accent to any outfit + we are loving it! Wear it alone or layered, this dainty beauty will be a winner.

Dessert Tray | Itza Wood | Retail $20

Who doesn't need a little wooden tray for their coffee + pastry?! This lovely tray is the perfect size for a donut breakfast. This handcrafted teak wood tray, sustainably harvested + FSC certified in Guatemala, was created by  Itza Wood artisans. Don't worry, it's not limited to just breakfast! It could also be used as a mini charcuterie board or for some other tasty treat.

Zipper Pouch | Freeset | Retail $16

How beautiful is this pouch?! Hand made in Kolkata, India, this bag is perfect for your pens, your makeup or makeup brushes, your small-things-floating-in-the-bottom-of-the-big-bag...basically anything! Peachy in color with simple metallic "donuts" it's a sweet addition to your collection.

Sanaa Watercolor Greeting Card | Resecued Teen Moms in Kenya | Retail $2

It's a Sweet Day! What a simple yet perfect statement. I love the metallic accents on this tasty looking donut (have you noticed the theme?). The story of Rose, a teen mom in Kenya, makes this watercolor greeting card all the more special. She's the first college student supported by Mercy House Global + a leader among the other teen moms. Her beautiful artwork is featured in their Sanaa Art Collection.

This month’s box has a retail value of $64! A monthly subscription is JUST $32.99 which is an incredible value.

What other subscription options does Fair Trade Friday have?

Fair Trade Friday has 4 different monthly subscription boxes. This review is for “The Original Box". Each month this box contains 2-4 Fair Trade products shipped directly to your door. Each “Original Box”  has a theme + employs numerous artisans with dignified work.

You can also join Fair Trade Fridays other subscription boxes including:

Bracelet of the Month | $14.99 per month | where you will receive 1 Fair Trade bracelet           

Earring of the Month | $12.99 per month | where you will receive 1 pair of Fair Trade earrings

The Grace Case | $119 per box | every quarter the themed Grace Case arrives on your doorstep with handcrafted heirlooms from around the world + a small photographic journal that Ann Voskamp has written to personally invite you into a life-changing story of how these heirlooms have changed the world – and continue to, in your hands and life – complete with quotes, tear-out printable, and inspiring visual story.

How do I sign up?

Head over to Fair Trade Friday's website + join today!

Side Note: this is not a sponsored post. We simply want to point you in the direction of amazing organizations that are creating positive change!

Shannon Blosser

Office + Event Coordinator

Doing a little bit of everything.