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Calendar August 20, 2013 08/20/13 AuthorBy Subscription Box Mom Comments 0 Comments 0

New Subscription Box: MakrBox Review and Discount

 MakrBox is a brand new subscription box that sends 2-3 useful and fun household products by ‘talented makers, craftsmen, and designers”.  I was very excited when MakrBox sent me a box to review. I love going to local art shows/festivals to find my newest treasure.  It feels good to buy a product that is made with care by someone.  MakrBox is a subscription box that searches the globe for the greatest products for their boxes.  They strive to find items that are sustainable, durable and useful.  MakrBox ships their items in a brown box, with their logo on it.

The Details:
Cost: $29.00 a month plus $5.00 shipping.  You can use the code boxmom and save $5.00 off your first box.
When do boxes ship?: Boxes ship out the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month
When am I charged?  You are charged the same day of the month that you subscribed.
How do I cancel? Email service@makrbox.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makrbox
Website: http://makrbox.com/
Twitter: @makrbox

First Look
 I was impressed when I open the box.  The large cards caught my eye.
Kwytza Chopstick Art Bowl $18.00

This company is located in Eugene, Or. This is a bowl made from 100% re-purposed bamboo chopsticks.  The chopsticks are gathered from restaurants, sanitized at high temperatures and dyed naturally with black tea.  This basket can be used to hold keys, fruit, vegetables, or it can be used as a colander.  It can be washed with soap and water.  It also folds flat for easy storage.

About the Designer/Artist:  Bryan creats beautiful designs by up cyclying everyday items.  Bryan was living in China when he thought of the idea to create beautiful household items from the durable bamboo of chopsticks.  He wants to raise awareness of the 25 million bamboo plants cut down each year, because of chopstick waste.

Folded Flat
One Good Idea Book by Paper Hammer $10.00

This is a little book for “brilliant ideas”.  The company is based out of Tieton, Wa.  It is hand stitched and bound with high quality surplus paper and materials from the custom book binding industry.

About the Designer/Artist: “Paper Hammer is a studio that uses 19th, 20th, & 21st century production techniques.”  They are a part of the Mighty Teiton creative group in Tieton, Wa.  This group's purpose is to improve the local economy through small, creative businesses.  Each employee is a a maker or craftsman.

San Juan Island Sea Salt 1 oz $5.00

San Juan Island Sea Salt is from San Juan Island, Wa.  This local salt is made from the island waters.  This salt is dried, only using the sun to transform the saltwater into sea salt.  I love the bottom of the jar, it lists ingredients: Sea Salt.

About the Designer/Artist: Brady Ryan grew up around San Juan Island.  He developed San Juan Island Sea Salt in 2008.  When he isn't managing his sea salt business, he is working with the Ballard Bee Company learning honeybee tending.

All the cards

Each card has information about the product, the business and a little map showing where the product is from.

The Whole Box
Final Thought:  I really enjoyed this box, and I will be signing up.  My one suggestion for the future, is to include the websites for each company on the cards.  MakrBox will be launching their e-commerce site in a couple of weeks, so you will be able to buy more products from the MakrBox site!  The total value of his box was $33.00.  I think this box is a great deal.  I would not have known about any of these wonderful products, if it wasn't for MakrBox. If I had to buy each product seperatly, I would have to pay 3 shipping charges.  These products can't be found on Amazon.  I love supporting independent businesses.  My favorite item in the box is the chopstick basket, but I like all the products.  My husband C will use the Good Idea Book.  He is always jotting down ideas on paper.  C and I will use the sea salt in a upcoming meal.  I want to also say how wonderful MakrBox has been with communication.  I emailed them and they responded VERY QUICKLY.  Good customer service is very important to me and I am impressed.  If you are looking for unique, durable, sustainable items from artists/designers, I recommend you check out MakrBox.  What do you think about MakrBox?
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Disclaimer: I received this box free for review.  I was not compensated in any way for my review.  My opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way.

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