Litu Box is a new subscription box that features handmade and artisan goods from around the world.
Each month subscribers will receive a selection of high-quality items that can include handmade jewelry, organic snacks, home decor items, candles, and other artisan-made goods. In addition to supporting small businesses and artisans, a portion of the profits from every box is donated to a charitable organization or cause.
Subscriptions are $30/month, plus $5 shipping.
Let’s see what’s in the October/November 2015 Litu Box launch box!
Everything was shipped in a square brown box with a white Litu Box logo on the side.
A peek inside.
A card on the top of the sea of purple paper squigglies welcomed me to Litu Box and revealed this month’s theme — Halloween & Fair Trade Month!
The back of the card featured a list of all the items inside the box, along with retail values for each one.
Better World Brownies by Just Good Chocolate, LLC ($13) – Brownies!! This mix is both organic and fair trade certified, as well as vegan-friendly. 25 cents from each sale goes to support sustainable community development in fair trade farming regions. I tend not to have much luck veganizing brownie mixes for some reason (they always end up an oily mess), but we’ll see how it goes!
Bow & Arrow Candle Co. Witches’ Brew Candle ($7) – Candles are one of my favorite items to receive in subscription boxes. Holiday-themed ones? Even better! This “Witches Brew” scent was created exclusively for Litu Box and features a combination of cinnamon, bergamot, jasmine, rose, black tea, patchouli, and musk. All Bow & Arrow candles are hand poured in California using soy wax from US-grown soy beans.
More Candles! – I’m guessing these are bonus items, as they weren’t listed on the info card. Not gonna argue with that! Tealights featuring both “Tobacco & Bourbon” and “Pumpkin Spice” were included.
Handmade Glass Earrings by Tili Glass ($18) – These unique earrings are made of fused glass for a truly one-of-a-kind look. They’re handmade in Chile using fair trade practices that support the living conditions of artisans residing there. Since I no longer have pierced ears, I’ll probably be gifting these to my sister, who does. 🙂
Handmade Worry Dolls with Gemstone Kit ($5) – I’ve always wanted a set of worry dolls and was so excited when I saw this little pouch! I love the concept — when you have trouble sleeping due to worries (which happens to me ALL the time) — just express your troubles to the worry dolls and slip them under your pillow. They’ll do the worrying in your place while you sleep and when you wake up your worries will be gone! The dolls are handcrafted in Guatemala and also include a pretty gemstone. 100% of the profits from this item goes directly to UNICEF. 🙂
Handwoven Drawstring Pouch by Maya Traditions ($7) – This brightly colored drawstring pouch was crafted by Guatemalan artisans using a traditional footloom. It’s made with 100% cotton and can be used as a gift bag, travel pouch, or just about anything you’d like.
Candy! (~$3) – A cute Halloween treat bag included Organic 55% Dark Chocolate Minis from Equal Exchange (SO good!) and Organic Vitamin C Lollipops by Yumearth Organics. I love that they included the full ingredients lists for each of the treats right on the bag. — Oh, and of course I loved that they were all vegan-friendly! Quite possibly the best dark chocolates I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a LOT). 🙂
Wow! I absolutely LOVED this debut from Litu Box! It’s definitely one of my favorite boxes I’ve gotten all month. There were so many great items included and there’s not one thing I won’t be using (well, except the earrings but those’ll make a nice gift!). The total retail value of everything is over $50 and that doesn’t even include the bonus candles. — I can’t wait to see what they have in store for December!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.