The Thread & Flourish FlourishBox is a subscription box that sends you a handcrafted scarf, along with two additional fair trade items every other month.
Each box will consist of one high quality handcrafted scarf sourced from trusted suppliers who uphold ethical standards and safe working environments for their employees. The scarves are handcrafted using fabrics such as cotton voile, wool, silk, pashmina, and viscose. The two other items can include jewelry, snacks, or decor. The total retail price of each box will always be at least $36 (usually much more).
Subscriptions are $35.95/box (every 2 months), or less with longer plans. Shipping is free.
Let’s see what’s in my September 2015 FlourishBox!
A peek inside.
The info card listed all of the items I’d find inside, along with brief descriptions and retail prices for each one.
Handwoven Eri Silk Scarf India ($50) – Sometimes simple is better… I love the neutral color and total “wearability” of this scarf! It can go with just about anything. It’s woven on a traditional loom by Indian artisans who work for an organization that helps women living in financially difficult conditions. Each scarf takes up to two days to complete. It’s made of “eri silk” (or “ahimsa”), which comes from the cocoon of the silk worm — therefore, the silk worm itself is not killed in the process. I was relieved to read that, since traditional silk isn’t considered vegan. 🙂
Mulberry Bark Notebook Thailand ($8) – This pretty notebook is made in Thailand using the bark of mulberry trees. Growing up, we actually had a mulberry tree in our backyard and I remember a friend and I thought we were going to strike it rich by harvesting the berries and selling mulberry juice. Ha! Naive childhood dreams aside, this is a nice little unlined notebook ideal for doodling, sketching, and hashing out the perfect mulberry juice recipe.
Stretchable Recycled Paper Bracelet Kenya ($9) – I recently received another paper bead bracelet in different subscription box and I wear it regularly. This one is made with paper beads as well as glass beads and other natural materials. Pretty!
I really enjoyed September’s FlourishBox. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I had never reviewed the box before, but I was quite impressed. I love the simpleness of the scarf and the fact that it’s made with “non-violent” silk. The notebook and bracelet are nice, everyday items too. Oh, and the total value? $67! Almost double the cost of the bi-monthly subscription price. Not bad at all!
September 2015 FlourishBox Review
I’m still impressed that they included an eri silk scarf! I always avoid silk products, so it was nice to be able to receive a version of it that I can use in good conscious. Very cool! The notebook and bracelet were pretty much just nice bonuses for me. 🙂
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.